Corner Retreat

White Cross Bay

Based on 15 reviews

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Lodge Overview

Bedrooms 3
Sleeps 6
Dog Friendly No
Style Modern

Welcome to Corner Retreat, a three bedroom holiday lodge close to the lake

Corner Retreat is a comfortable lodge situated in the Lakeside area of White Cross Bay. The lake and marina are just a stone’s throw way with glimpses from the lodge itself. This deceptively spacious lodge has a lovely contemporary feel and offers great value accommodation. There is a large deck for outside dining and relaxation plus a hot tub – perfect after a long day exploring. Corner Retreat offers 2 double bedrooms plus a twin bedroom making it ideal for families and couples. It is the perfect place for an enjoyable break anytime of the year.

Sorry we are unable to accept dogs at Corner Retreat Lodge.

Accommodation Details

Living area:

  • Bright and airy spacious open plan lounge and dining area
  • 2 leather sofas
  • Dining table with 6 chairs
  • Feature electric fire with surround
  • Wall mounted flat screen TV, micro hi-fi system with iPod dock

Kitchen area:

  • The fully equipped fitted kitchen includes a gas hob and double electric oven, built in fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, kettle and toaster, ample cutlery and crockery plus plenty of storage space

Master bedroom:

  • Double bed
  • Fitted mirror wardrobe and dressing table
  • TV with integrated DVD
  • En suite Jack and Jill bathroom (which doubles as the main family bathroom)

Second bedroom:

  • Double bed
  • Fitted wardrobe and bedside drawers

Third bedroom:

  • Narrow size twin beds
  • Fitted wardrobe and drawers

Family bathroom:

  • Jack and Jill bathroom shared with the master bedroom
  • Full size bath with over bath thermostatic shower, fitted unit with basin, toilet, chrome towel rail/radiator plus mirror with touch activated lighting


  • Situated off the hallway with a fitted unit and basin, toilet, chrome towel rail/radiator plus mirror with touch activated lighting

Other information:

  • Full central heating and double glazing ensuring a comfortable stay all year round

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.


Corner Retreat is accessed by 5 steps. The lodge is then all on the same ground floor level.


Sorry we are unable to accept dogs at Corner Retreat Lodge.

Infants (Up to 24 months)

There is insufficient space to fit a travel cot in the bedrooms.

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.

Patio doors open out onto the front deck which extends round the side of the lodge. The hot tub is located to the side of the lodge.


Parking immediately to the side of the lodge for 1 car. Additional parking in available in the spaces off the main thoroughfare to the marina just 100 yards away.

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

Corner Retreat Lodge has been rented through us since September 2018.


Overall Rating


out of 5

Xmas/ New Year

Lodge and booking was excellent but entertainment organised by Parkdean Holidays was a sham by asking people to queue for 1 1/2 hours in the rain to buy tickets at 6pm at night. Once ticket was bought you were not allowed to leave the building and come back in so if you didn’t manage to get a seat you would have to stand all night. Also although a lot of people did pay to get in, there were also people entering and leaving without paying !!!! No one monitoring the situation !!! Not good enough !!!

Review date: 17th January 2020

Overall Rating


out of 5

First time in White Cross Bay

Returning to the Lake District for the 4th year running. However first tome at White Cross Bay. First impressions were good - just a long wait to check in, as I think we arrived at the same time as everyone else checking in on a busy Friday. Park is much bigger than myself and friends and family are used to. By this, I mean the lodges are much closer together. Unfortunately the lodge was freezing cold upon entering, and took a while to work out how to use the heating and fireplace. It became rather apparent that the lodge hadn’t been cleaner, or given a very quick - once over. Later on I’m the holiday this because apparent as we stayed for a week and as other lodges came to their switch over days, they were cleaned within 15 minutes of new lodge guests arriving - which somewhat explained the lack of cleanliness. Very nice location on the setting of Windermere, with pub and bar on site which catered to families. For myself and my group, this just personally wasn’t for us, as we much prefer a quieter setting - this in our opinion is nothing we can “Mark” the park down on, and more our own lack of research. Lovely week away, and look forward to another stay in the lakes next year, but for us - most likely a stay at Limefitt park, which is set around a mile away, and is much quieter.

Review date: 15th December 2019

Thank you for your review, Matt. We are sorry to hear your stay at Corner Retreat fell short to previous stays in the Lake District. We can only apologise. The lodge is privately owned and has an independent cleaner so we shall of course, raise these issues with them directly. We cannot comment on the cleaners who attend other lodges on the Park although we will pass on your concerns to the park management and advise they look into all you have said. Whilst noting White Cross Bay is not for you, it is a popular park with great facilities for families or friends to enjoy and a stunning location on the shores of Lake Windermere. Despite your concerns, we were delighted to hear you enjoyed your week away - thank you.

Fiona - Lake District Lodge Holidays , December 2019

Overall Rating


out of 5

Great stay!

This is our third stay at white cross bay and this is the best lodge we’ve stayed at. Everything was perfect with the lodge, it was spacious enough for 6 adults and had everything we needed for the stay.

Review date: 10th December 2019

Overall Rating


out of 5

Lovely stay

My Husband and I just returned from our 'Minimoon' at the corner retreat. The lodge is lovely and spacious, it's in a really good spot on the park and is really easy to find. Parking space right next to the decking which was ideal. The place was mostly really clean, apart from a few bugs that had been squashed into the bathroom blinds, small detail but could do with being sorted. Beds were really comfy and lodge was lovely and warm. The hot tub was great, although it was only set to 26deg when we got there so make sure you crank it up on arrival. Lovely tub though, clean and well functioning. The owners were very kind and left us a voucher for the river cruise from Ambleside, we used that and crossed over to Bowness which we thoroughly enjoyed. Thank you! All in all we would definitely book again! Note, bring your own salt, pepper, sauces etc as there aren't any supplied.

Review date: 24th October 2019

Thank you for your review of Corner Retreat, Rebecca. We are so pleased to hear you had a lovely stay and ‘minimoon’. Noting your further comments, we will follow up on these and we apologise for any inconvenience caused. We shall also pass on all you have said to the lodge owners for their reference. Thank you. We look forward to you returning for another stay soon.

Fiona - Lake District Lodge Holidays , October 2019

Overall Rating


out of 5

Short girls break

Lodge was very clean and comfortable. Excellent view of the lake and just a 5 minute taxi ride to windermere itself

Review date: 14th October 2019

Overall Rating


out of 5

Nice park and lodge

Overall had a nice break in this lodge. Corner retreat is a nicely decorated comfy lodge. Only a couple of issues, the kitchen light did not work and the second bedroom light fitting kept falling out of the roof. Other than this everything was perfect. The park is lovely and the hot tub was very comfy and clean. Overall happy and would return.

Review date: 30th September 2019

Thank you for your review Mellissa, we are pleased to hear you found Corner Retreat to be a comfortable lodge. We have since checked the maintenance issues you reported and these have been resolved. Thank you for making us aware and please accept our apologise for any inconvenience caused. This is a beautifully decorated three-bedroom lodge which is very popular amongst our guests. Spacious, modern and with a hot tub, it is easy to see why guests return! We are delighted to hear you would like to return, we look forward to welcoming you back!

Romany - Lake District Lodge Holidays, January 2020

Overall Rating


out of 5

Brilliant weekend away.

Lovely lodge kitchen was great for cooking in everything that you needed was there, great sitting area and table was big enough for everyone to get round, comfy beds bedding and towels provided but need extra towels for the hot tub. You need to take your own toilet rolls hand wash ect. Small Shop on site if you forget anything. Would definitely book this lodge again.

Review date: 23rd September 2019

Overall Rating


out of 5

Very nice lodge in a good location

Corner Retreat Lodge was in a good location within the park, not far from the shop, reception and bar etc. and close to the lake. The hot tub was situated at the back of the lodge so was not on the roadside unlike a lot of others. The lodge its self was well equipped and decorated to a good standard. The park was just a short drive or bus ride from Windermere and Bowness.

Review date: 08th September 2019

Overall Rating


out of 5

A fantastic base

Corner Retreat had everything that our family needed. The location on the holiday park was excellent and the location for all the attractions the Lake has to offer also. The park had all the amenities needed for a family with children and grandparents, we ate there most evenings when we didn’t bbq or cook at the lodge. It was lovely to find a lodge that didn’t smell of dogs!

Review date: 06th September 2019

Overall Rating


out of 5

Corner Retreat - White Cross Bay

Overall we had an excellent stay at White Cross Bay. Although we loved the lodge and the hot tub I would like to provide some feedback based on our experience. Negative: 1) The Lodge from the outside could do with a paint. 2) The door leading into the Main lounge area from the bedroom areas sticks. When you have 2 children under 4 this causes an issue. 3) One of the down lights in one of the bedrooms had fallen out of the ceiling 4) The seal on the bath shower screen was in need of repair 5) I think the shower thermostat was broken, the shower wasn't very hot and the dial could only be adjusted to make it cooler. Positive 1) Excellent location 2) Hot tub maintained to a high standard 3) Overall cleanliness of the lodge was to a high standard 4) The lodge had everything we need on a daily basis 5) It was good that the lodge was located within walking distance to the Lake district visitors centre, the kids loved it.

Review date: 16th July 2019

Many thanks for the review, Edward. We take on board all you have said and apologise for the issues experienced whilst staying at Corner Retreat. We will of course follow up on your feedback and make sure any maintenance issues are addressed – we shall also advise the lodge owners of your comments and suggestions. With that said we are delighted to hear you had an excellent stay and loved the lodge – and hot tub! Corner Retreat is a great place to stay in the heart of the Lakes and we'd be thrilled to welcome you again.

Fiona - Lake District Lodge Holidays , July 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.

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