Bosun’s Lodge

White Cross Bay

Based on 39 reviews
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Lodge Overview

Bedrooms 2
Sleeps 4
Dog Friendly No
Style Traditional

Welcome to Bosun’s, a two bedroom holiday lodge with hot tub

Bosun’s is a delightful lodge situated in the popular Bowness area of White Cross Bay, just a short walk from the marina and lake. The lodge is spacious sleeping up to 4 guests plus an infant in a travel cot. Bosun’s is beautifully presented for guests to relax and unwind. The hot tub offers a welcome treat after a day exploring the Lakes. A comfortable lodge with everything you need for an unforgettable holiday.

Sorry we are unable to accept dogs at Bosun’s Lodge.

Please note the following: A refundable £100 security deposit is required for all stays at Bosun’s Lodge. This is payable with your balance and refunded within 7 days of departure if not called upon.

Accommodation Details

Living area:

  • Spacious open plan living, dining and kitchen area
  • 3 seater leather sofa and 2 armchairs
  • Dining table with 4 chairs
  • Feature electric fire
  • Wall mounted TV and DVD player

Kitchen area:

  • Fully equipped shaker fitted kitchen includes a gas hob and oven, under counter fridge and freezer plus slimline dishwasher
  • Microwave oven, kettle, toaster, ample cutlery and crockery plus plenty of generous storage space

Master bedroom:

  • Double bed with fitted wardrobes, cupboards, drawers and dressing table
  • Wall mounted TV and DVD player
  • En suite shower room with corner shower (double headed), toilet and hand basin

Second bedroom:

  • Twin bedroom with fitted wardrobe, cupboards, drawers and dressing table
  • Wall mounted TV

Family bathroom:

  • Family bathroom with corner bath and shower attachment, vanity unit, hand basin and toilet

Other information:

  • Full central heating and double glazing ensuring a comfortable stay all year round
  • There is a selection of games, DVDs and books in the lodge

Key Information for your Stay

What's included

A fully equipped kitchen for self-catering. All gas and electricity, bed linen and towels. Please bring your own swimming towels when using the hot tub and/or leisure facilities.

Arrival and Departure Time

Standard arrival time from 3 p.m. and departure at 10 a.m. 2 night weekend specials depart at 5 p.m. on Sunday.


Bosun’s is accessed by 4 stone steps and then 5 wooden steps. The lodge is then all on the same ground floor level.


Sorry we are unable to accept dogs at Bosun’s Lodge.

Infants (Up to 24 months)

A high chair can be hired for an additional £5. A travel cot is provided free of charge. The travel cot will fit in the master bedroom only and will be left in the lodge for you to put up. Please bring your own bedding for the travel cot.

Outside Area

The deck is fully enclosed, secure and gated. A slab or base is provided for a BBQ but please bring your own disposable BBQ.

The hot tub is in a separate gated area to the rear of the lodge. Patio furniture provided.


Parking immediately to the front of the lodge for 1 car.

Leisure Facilities

All stays include FREE use of Choices leisure facilities during your stay (located offsite at Troutbeck Bridge).

Alternatively, White Cross Bay has its own onsite leisure facilities. You will need to purchase a leisure pass from reception which is currently £15 per lodge. This covers everyone staying in the lodge for the duration of your stay.

For more information about leisure facilities please click here.


Complimentary WiFi is provided by the park and subject to fair usage guidelines.

Quality and reliability of connection will vary based on the number of people using it, prevailing weather conditions and therefore may be limited or slower than you are used to. From our experience, it is only suitable for page browsing and sending emails.

WiFi is provided for personal use only and is not intended for high data usage, gaming and/or use for business purposes.

Any more questions

Please refer to our comprehensive FAQs page or contact us.

Joined Lake District Lodge Holidays

Bosun’s Lodge has been rented through us since October 2017.


Overall Rating


out of 5

Home from home

Lovely stay here in a lovely lodge that felt like home hot tub was amazing such a lovely break before christmas in such a fab location so close to windermere and ambleside loads to do but coming home to that hottub with some bubbly was best of all. Thanks so much will definitely be back x

Review date: 23rd December 2019

Overall Rating


out of 5


Fabulous stay and will return Great lodge and great location Loads of space and fantastic hot tub Lake District Holidays were very easy and great value

Review date: 04th November 2019

Overall Rating


out of 5

Weekend away

The lodge was perfect everything you needed for a great weekend was there. The place was spotlessly clean as was the hot tub. Nice personal touches - sweets on the bed personal coffee pods and biscuits they had thought of everything to make your stay as comfortable as possible will definitely return and recommend to friends

Review date: 14th October 2019

Overall Rating


out of 5

Fab time

Fantastic lodge so many places to visit. Bo'ness on windermere is great. Recommend a boat trip on the lake. Excellent

Review date: 11th October 2019

Thank you for your excellent review and ratings Chris, Bosun's is a beautiful lodge! Located just a short walk from the lake and marina, this two-bedroom lodge is lovely and spacious! Plus the added bonus of a hot tub to relax in, the lodge offers a very welcomed retreat! We hope we will welcome you back in the future for another unforgettable stay.

Romany - Lake District Lodge Holidays, January 2020

Overall Rating


out of 5

We will definitely be back

Bosun’s lodge is beautiful. The lodge is well located, very comfortable, extremely clean and well maintained. My husband, myself and two children stayed here and after only arriving a few hours earlier we had already decided we would rebook. The hot tub was lovely and enjoyed by all. The small added touches of sweets for the kids, coffee etc left for our arrival was very thoughtful. On the rainy day we had there was games to keep the kids entertained. It’s a great space to just chill out and enjoy time with the family. We all loved it and look forward to returning

Review date: 07th October 2019

Overall Rating


out of 5

Excellent first family holiday

I went to the lodge for our first family holiday since having my baby 6 months ago. We arrived Monday and left Friday. The lodge was perfect. Very clean and had everything we needed. the hot tub was such a bonus. The park was also fab and the pool was great for us with our baby, we went every day.

Review date: 20th September 2019

Overall Rating


out of 5

A lovely lodge

We had a lovely week in Bosun's Lodge. It is a good size for 4 people, very clean and well equipped. It's in a nice quiet location on White Cross Bay (which is a really nice park). The hot tub was lovely after days full of walking and cycling. We didn't find the double bed that comfortable, it was a bit hard for our liking, but obviously that's personal preference. We would definitely recommend this lodge.

Review date: 23rd August 2019

Overall Rating


out of 5

An excellent lodge, in a great location on the park

Recently stayed in Bosun's Lodge on White Cross Bay holiday park after booking through Lake District Holidays. The cabin is in the 'Bowness' area of the park, where all the cabins are the wooden clad type. The location on the site was very quiet, but only a 2 minutes walk to the waters edge, and a 5 minute walk to the site reception which included the Boathouse bar and restaurant, and shop and swimming pool. Bosun's lodge is very modern inside, and fully equipped with everything you could need, from cooking utensils to appliances with a washing machine and dishwasher provided. The cabin was very clean and ready for our arrival. The little extras like coffee pods for the Nespresso machine and packets of sweets for the kids (teens) in our party were nice touches. The cabin also has a hot tub, which was ready for use, and we used each day. It is also positioned in a secluded area down the side and to the rear of the cabin, so its private. We only had one minor issue during heavy rain one day. The Electricity went off to the cabin, and after following the instructions to reset (in the handbook/file in the cabin), it would not come back on. I phoned the maintenance number and there was someone on site who came to look at the issue within minutes, and the electricity was back on. Included with the booking, was free use of a nearby health club for gym and swimming pool facilities, but we didn't use them. The site itself is very good, clean and most cars driving around respect the 5mph speed limit. We would definitely return to White cross Bay holiday park, and would definitely look to book this cabin again, as it was excellent and had everything we needed.

Review date: 16th August 2019

Thank you for your excellent review and ratings Marc, we are delighted you thoroughly enjoyed your stay in this lovely lodge. We are sorry you experienced problems with the electric after the heavy rain fall and we are so pleased we were able to resolve it quickly for you. Bosun's is a modern and cosy two-bedroom lodge with a wonderful hot tub to enjoy throughout your stay...what's not to love! It is wonderful to hear you would like to return and we look forward to welcoming you back for another unforgettable stay.

Romany - Lake District Lodge Holidays, October 2019

Overall Rating


out of 5

Comfortable, modern lodge with plenty of space for a family of 4.

A lovely lodge that is exceptionally clean and comfortable. Kind additional touches from owner such as sweets on the bed on arrival for the children. We really enjoyed our stay and would definitely recommend Bosun’s Lodge.

Review date: 12th August 2019

Overall Rating


out of 5

Weekend family break

This lodge was a home from home. Lots of small considerate touches made our stay all the more comfortable.

Review date: 02nd August 2019

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About White Cross Bay, Windermere

Stay in a lodge or log cabin at White Cross Bay. Situated on the shores of Lake Windermere it is one of the most popular park locations in the very heart of the Lake District.

For more detailed information about White Cross Bay, Windermere please Click here.

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