Brightwater Lodge

White Cross Bay

Average Rating: 4.4

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Lodge Overview

Bedrooms 3
Sleeps 6
Infants (in travel cot) 1
Dog Friendly Yes
Style Modern
Hot Tub En Suite Use of Leisure Facilities

Three Bedroom Holiday Lodge (with hot tub)

Brightwater Lodge is a modern, comfortable lodge situated in the Thirlmere area of White Cross Bay just a short distance from the lake and marina. It is centrally heated providing all year round comfort and is ideal for families and 2 couples. It will sleep up to 6 people although at the owners request a maximum of 4 adults can stay in this lodge* (with 2 children 12 years old and under sleeping in the bunk beds). An infant in a travel cot can also be accepted.

The well proportioned and spacious accommodation benefits from full central heating and double glazing to ensure a very comfortable stay all year round. Outside there is a deck to the front and side of the lodge where there is a private hot tub.

Dog friendly - up to 2 dogs accepted

Accommodation Details:

  • Bright and spacious open plan living area.
  • Lounge area with a feature fire surround with electric fire.Two leather sofas (2 & 3 seater) plus a casual chair and wooden nest of tables.
  • TV and DVD on glass corner unit. Separate dining area with full sized dining table and 6 chairs.
  • Patio doors open onto the deck to the front of the lodge. The third bedroom (with bunk beds) is off the main lounge and dining area.
  • Fully equipped Kitchen which includes a built in electric fan oven with gas hob, microwave and dishwasher.
  • Free standing fridge/freezer plus kettle, toaster, cutlery and crockery with plenty of storage space.
  • Washing machine and tumble dryer in the boiler cupboard off the hallway.
  • Three bedrooms - Master Bedroom with double bed, bedside units and dressing table along with a walk in wardrobe/dressing room.
  • En-suite shower with toilet and basin.
  • The second bedroom also has a double bed with bedside units and a wardrobe.
  • The third small bedroom is off the dining area land has bunk beds (children under 12 only).
  • All bedrooms have wall mounted TVs.
  • Bathroom has a full sized jacuzzi bath, vanity unit and toilet (no shower)
  • Outside deck - double patio doors lead from the main living area onto the front outside deck. To the side there is private, hot tub with a cantilever lifting cover.


Lodge located at Thirlmere 16 and is accessed by 5 steps and then all on the same ground floor level; Deck is fully enclosed, secure and gated to side; Parking immediately to the side of the lodge for 2 cars.

A travel cot can be hired but will only fit in the walk wardrobe area off the master bedroom. 

All guests staying at White Cross Bay have use of the onsite leisure facilities at a local charge. Free wifi also available. For more information about all facilities at White Cross Bay and a map of the lodge location please click here.

*Bookings taken after October 28th 2016

Joined Lake District Lodge Holidays: March 2015

Great stay

Monday 4 September 2017

Brightwater Lodge

Overall Rating
5.0 out of 5.
Verified Up Front Reviews
Nice clean, comfortable lodge with everything we needed, close to lake too which is ideal. Hot tub was great. April Cozens, Selby

Stayed: Friday 18 August 2017 to Monday 21 August 2017

Short break

Friday 25 August 2017

Brightwater Lodge

Overall Rating
4.3 out of 5.
Verified Up Front Reviews
Lovely lodge,very spacious with everything you could need, kitchen well equipped with everything you need for cooking, SHOWER great & bath towels enough for 6 guests, ideal to take your own for hot tub, short stroll to lake & clu house, , 10 mins car ride to ambleside & Bowness which both are very nice, only negative is to have a gazebo over hot tub for when it rains. Marc Johnson, Salford

Stayed: Monday 14 August 2017 to Friday 18 August 2017

lodge good site clean issue s with site food

Friday 18 August 2017

Brightwater Lodge

Overall Rating
4.3 out of 5.
Verified Up Front Reviews
lodge and hot tub very good site very clean and secure ample parking.Kitchen items were plentiful, washer and dryer came in very useful as we did get some real lakes weather rain which did not keep us in.Although it is a dog friendly site there is only a beer garden at the pub on site where you can take dogs this area is totally uncovered making it useless in wet weather.Although i agree dogs should be allowed in pub also on site food left a lot to be desired not a major problem many fine eating places a short drive away some even deliver.In conclusion i would stay at brightwater lodge again. Trevor Jarvis, Sheffield

Stayed: Monday 26 June 2017 to Friday 30 June 2017

Bright water lodge

Friday 11 August 2017

Brightwater Lodge

Overall Rating
3.2 out of 5.
Verified Up Front Reviews
Glass was left in the living area floor and my nephew cut his Gt Toe. DVD player not working in bunk bed room which was a shame. Nice log cabin and good location. Sonia Arkle, Northumberland

Stayed: Monday 24 July 2017 to Friday 28 July 2017

Thank you for your review, Sonia and our apologies on hearing your nephew cut his toe on some glass. We are very sorry this happened and have brought it to the attention of the housekeepers responsible for the lodge who are themselves very apologetic. The lodges are inspected on a regular basis and it is unusual for an incident like this to happen. Thank you for letting us know about the DVD player and we will have this checked - Had you let us know at the time we would have gladly replaced this for you during your stay. We trust it did not cause too much impact on your stay although please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused. Brightwater Lodge is indeed in a good location, ideal for exploring the Lake District and in a super position close to the marina and lake shore. A modern and cosy lodge fully equipped for a relaxing stay in the Lakes. We trust you went on to enjoy your break at Brightwater and perhaps we will welcome you again in the near future.
Fiona - Lake District Lodge Holidays

Birthday Weekend

Monday 10 July 2017

Brightwater Lodge

Overall Rating
3.0 out of 5.
Verified Up Front Reviews
This lodge was not my first choice, it was the only one available at the time with a hot tub. The layout and location seemed fine on paper, and it is in walking distance of the lake which is perfect for morning strolls. The lodges are placed very close together which I didn't like, we were in the middle of three rows which meant we could see into the lodge behind when in the hot tub. We were also spoken to by a "passer by" who asked us to keep the noise down in the hot tub, there was only 2 of us, and we were only talking quietly, the party behind us were making noise. We could also hear music from a party nearby. People could cut through to reach their lodge, encroaching on our privacy which I didn't like. This doesn't help when the lodges are too close. The bedrooms were adequate, and the larger bedroom has a "dressing room" which will fit a travel cot in. There is plenty of storage space in the 2 double bedrooms. The bedroom with the bunk beds isn't spacious and we found it difficult to work the blind, as its very close to the bed. The toilet brushes could do with replacing also. We noticed on arrival a funny smell, which came from the kitchen. We noticed that some oven trays had not been cleaned property and were just put back in the cupboard. I ended up cleaning some myself, and having to leaving one outside, as the smell was distracting. The cash machine in the Reception was empty. Overall the accommodation was ok, but would probably book something in another location of the park next time. Guest , Preston

Stayed: Friday 23 June 2017 to Monday 26 June 2017

We were sorry to hear you were not entirely satisfied with your accommodation, although having said that we were pleased you found a lodge to accommodate all your requirements and to enjoy a birthday celebration. Lodges with hot tubs are very popular and quickly snapped up, hence necessary to book far in advance for weekend stays in the summer months, especially for a specific lodge in mind. Thank you for bringing a few minor issues to our attention and we will have these addressed; we do politely ask guests to leave crockery, pots and pans used throughout their stay clean for the next guest and it appears on this occasion a few things were overlooked. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused. We were rather surprised to hear you were disturbed by noise although you make no mention on the time of day or evening? The Park have a strict policy that noise is kept to a minimum between the hours and 10pm and 8am, and are usually very good at enforcing this with strict consequences. As this is something outside of our control we have passed on your comments, including ‘cutting through’ and the cash machine to the Park Management. White Cross Bay is one of the most sought after destinations in the Lake District and although some of the lodges are close to each other all have an outside terrace and many with hot tubs. Brightwater is a spacious 3-bedroom lodge with a hot tub, ideal for families or a get together. In addition, a lovely location close to the lake and perfect for enjoying a morning stroll - the scenery is marvellous.
Fiona - Lake District Lodge Holidays

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About White Cross Bay

White Cross Bay is located between Windermere & Ambleside on the shores of Lake Windermere. It is one of the most popular holiday parks in the very heart of the Lake District and the great location makes it a convenient base for a self catering stay in the area. 

The focal point is the lake front and marina with stunning views across to the surrounding fells and countryside. The park offers plenty to do with a large clubhouse which includes the bar, restaurant and leisure facilities (a £15 local charge applies to use the pool and gym).