Cottontail Lodge

White Cross Bay

Based on 45 reviews
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Lodge Overview

Bedrooms 2
Sleeps 4
Dog Friendly Yes
Style Modern

Welcome to Cottontail, a beautifully presented two bedroom holiday lodge

Cottontail is a light and spacious holiday lodge in the Bowness area of White Cross Bay. The lodge enjoys a quiet position just a few hundred yards from Lake Windermere. Cottontail is stylishly decorated offering a comfortable base from which to explore the Lake District. The lodge is well equipped with everything you might need for a relaxing break. It will sleep up to 4 guests plus an infant in a travel cot. A great home from home.

Please note: The lodge welcomes up to 2 small/medium size dogs subject to a £50 refundable deposit, per dog.

Accommodation Details

Living area:

  • 2 and 3 seater leather sofas
  • Wall mounted 50″ TV plus DVD player
  • Feature electric fire
  • Dining table with 4 chairs

Kitchen area:

  • The fitted kitchen is bright and spacious with tile effect flooring
  • Built in double gas oven and hob, integrated fridge, freezer and dishwasher plus plenty of storage
  • Washing machine
  • Breakfast bar with 2 stools

Master bedroom:

  • Carpeted master bedroom with double bed, fitted furniture, mirror fronted wardrobe and bedside drawers
  • TV
  • En suite shower room with double width walk in shower, hand basin, vanity unit and toilet

Second bedroom:

  • Carpeted second bedroom with twin beds
  • Fitted dark wood wardrobes and bedside furniture

Family bathroom:

  • The bathroom includes an over bath thermostatic shower, toilet and vanity unit

Other information:

  • Centrally heated throughout ensuring a comfortable stay all year round
  • Please bring your own DVDs

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 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.


Cottontail is accessed by 3 stone steps to a short path area and then a further 4 wooden steps to the decking. The lodge is then all on the same ground floor level.


The lodge welcomes up to 2 small/medium size dogs  – subject to a £50 refundable deposit, per dog.

As per our T&Cs all dogs must be over the age of 6 months and fully house trained. Dogs are not allowed to be left unattended under any circumstances or be allowed to sit/sleep on the furniture. There is a £10 supplement per dog, per stay.

Please note: Dogs are not allowed in the clubhouse at White Cross Bay. (They can be taken into the outdoor seating area).

Infants (Up to 24 months)

A travel cot and high chair 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.

Main decking to the front of the lodge. Smaller deck area to the side. Rattan 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

Cottontail Lodge has been rented through us since March 2017.


Overall Rating


out of 5

Lovely lodge

Lovely lodge in a perfect location, highly recommended. We even had lunch out on the decking in November due to the sun trap position, what more can you ask for?

Review date: 19th November 2019

Overall Rating


out of 5

Cottontail Lodge October Half Term

We had a fantastic stay in Cottontail Lodge. Extremely comfortable lodge - best we've stayed in (and we've stayed in quite a few). We didn't have too much opportunity to sit out on the deck because it was a bit chilly, but would be a great place to soak up the rays in the summer. All our dealings with Lake District Lodge Holidays were excellent and their communication from initial booking to post-trip was second to none. Thank you!

Review date: 04th November 2019

Overall Rating


out of 5

Autumn Escape

We had a great weekend break bar,restaurant was great with a reasonably priced menu with plenty of choices

Review date: 09th October 2019

Overall Rating


out of 5

Brilliant lodge

We had a fantastic stay in cottontail lodge would stay there again fantastic location great. had everything you need kitchen well stocked brilliant decking i was surprised how big the outside was really enjoyed our stay would love to come back

Review date: 04th October 2019

We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay Paul, thank you for your very kind review and ratings. Cottontail is a delightful two-bedroom lodge, spacious and comfortable, it is the perfect base! We hope to welcome you back soon for another enjoyable stay.

Romany - Lake District Lodge Holidays, January 2020

Overall Rating


out of 5

Cottontail lodge

The lodge was extremely clean and well equipped, the condition OK is due to the outside area, especially the decking, in need of renovation. Otherwise, an excellent lodge. I previously provided feedback on the form left regarding the poor WiFi connectivity on the site and the poor bar service

Review date: 02nd August 2019

Overall Rating


out of 5

Cotton Tail Lodge

We stayed at this lodge at the end of June for 11 nights. It was a lovely place to stay everything you needed was there. Very clean and tidy and really nicely furnished. If I had one negative point it would be the condition of the deck it is in a need for a little repair but it is a great outdoor space and having the gate was great for our dog. Sometimes dog-friendly accommodation can be a bit poor but Cotton tail lodge is lovely. We would definitely return to this lodge for another holiday.

Review date: 21st July 2019

Overall Rating


out of 5

Enjoyable stay

Our first visit to the Lake District, and we were not disappointed. We enjoyed staying at cottontails, it had all we needed , only a couple of small issues ,I.e. frozen up freezer (noises at times) , although lots of kitchen cupboard s , the one for food had little room as paint pot bits and pieces in it , but this did not stop us from a very relaxing and comfortable stay at cottontails, also dog friendly which was a bonus, our dog loved his holiday, would definitely recommend cottontails.

Review date: 03rd July 2019

Overall Rating


out of 5

Amazing stay at Cottontail Lodge

We had a wonderful stay. It was a home away from home for us. We have a young toddler and there as everything we needed to be able to relax and enjoy our stay. The location is just beautiful and there was so much space. The park has good facilities but I like that Cottontail Lodge is a stroll away from them meaning that we couldn’t hear the pub music etc. We Weill definitely be back!!! There were a couple of broken spindles on the decking which I was a bit concerned about considering we have a cheeky toddler who could have an accident if he had have leant on them but otherwise the lodge was amazing!!!!

Review date: 30th June 2019

Thank you for your great review Kevin, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at this beautiful lodge. Cottontail is a real home away from home, with its two bedrooms and quiet location, this lodge is ideal for a family break. We are pleased to confirm the issues with the decking have since been fixed, thank you for making us aware and please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused. We are delighted to hear you wish to return; it would be our pleasure to welcome you back along with your returning guest discount!

Romany - Lake District Lodge Holidays , July 2019

Overall Rating


out of 5

Week stay at Cottontail, June

Overall a great stay. Having the gate for the balcony area around the lodge was perfect for allowing our 2-year old to have a toddle around safely. The lodge itself looked really good, and the living/kitchen room open plan was really nice and spacious. Somehow kept the lighting in the room really bright, meaning even at around 10 at night, it was still fairly bright in there, no need to switch on the lights. The bathroom and shower was good, and the washing machine was handy, kitchen well stocked. Think the only negative for me was the bed, but it wasn't like I'd booked for the comfort side of things! The location of it was great, being able to get around easily either with the ferries, the bus route, or driving around to the different areas.

Review date: 17th June 2019

Overall Rating


out of 5

A really lovely lodge, always a pleasure to stay in

My wife and I have been lucky enough to have had the use of this beautiful lodge, we have enjoyed our stay once again and looking forward to returning later in the year.

Review date: 05th June 2019

Thank you for your excellent review David, we are delighted to hear you and your wife enjoyed your stay. Cottontail is a beautifully presented two-bedroom lodge offering a very comfortable and peaceful place to unwind and relax. It would be our pleasure to welcome you back in the future for another wonderful stay.

Romany - Lake District Lodge Holidays , June 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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