Cottontail Lodge

White Cross Bay

Based on 37 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
  • 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.


Free WiFi is provided by the park operators.

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

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

Overall Rating


out of 5

Great lodge in a fantastic location

Loved our stay at cottontail, it was my baby’s first holiday at 5 months. The lodge had everything you need for your stay and is very comfortable and modern. The lodge is less than 1 minuate walk to the edge of Windermere lake on the grounds of the resort - a massive plus. Didn’t use anything on the resort site so cannot comment apart from other couples tried to eat in the grounds restaurant but it was very busy so either book or you can eat out or order in! Local chippy 5 min drive away called little chippy did a great fish and chips.

Review date: 05th May 2019

Overall Rating


out of 5

Fantastic break

We had a fantastic weekend, the lodge was beautiful, very well equipped, it had everything you needed and more. We would certainly look to stay again.

Review date: 26th February 2019

Overall Rating


out of 5

Amazing Lakeland weekend

Cottontail lodge is an absolutely magnificent lodge with all amenities available at the drop of a hat, it’s got to be one of the nicest lodges on site, clean, well set out, modern and warm everything was exactly as expected

Review date: 26th November 2018

Thank you for the excellent ratings and kind comments, Joe. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed staying at Cottontail. Indeed, a magnificent holiday lodge -and the perfect place for guests to unwind in comfort. This spacious two bedroom lodge is located on White Cross Bay, an excellent location from which to explore the Lakes. We are delighted you had an amazing weekend and we look forward to welcoming you for another in the near future.

Fiona - Lake District Lodge Holidays , February 2019

Overall Rating


out of 5

Excellent accomodation

Lovely, well equipped lodge that was really cosy on the wintry nights. Short drive to Bowness and Windermere and walking distance to Brockhole park. Would definitely stay again. Only downside was no dogs allowed in main bar.

Review date: 09th November 2018

Overall Rating


out of 5

Beautiful log cabin

Enjoyed our stay at the login cabin it was lovely inside, cosy and warm. I would like to stay again in the summer would be prefect.

Review date: 07th November 2018

Overall Rating


out of 5

Excellent location to explore Windermere

White Cross Bay is a well managed site with excellent facilities available. Cottontail lodge is very well situated within the park and we found it an excellent base from which to explore Windermere and the surrounding area. The lodge was light, warm and cosy and it had everything we needed for our stay. Importantly for us both the park and the lodge are dog friendly.

Review date: 22nd October 2018

Overall Rating


out of 5

Home from home

Lovely accommodation, very well equipped and exceeded expectations with washing up equipment, tea /coffee/sugar/milk etc available. Best nights sleep for several years as the location is peaceful and the bed was heaven, better than ours at home.

Review date: 03rd August 2018

Overall Rating


out of 5

A great way to spend a holiday in this country

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this beautiful, well equipped lodge, in fact we liked it so much we booked a further weeks holiday at this lodge, we highly recommend cottontail to everyone and anyone.

Review date: 08th June 2018

Thank you for leaving a review, David and it is so pleasing to hear you both really enjoyed your stay. Cottontail is an immaculately presented and beautifully designed two bedroom lodge, situated on a five star holiday park on the edge of Bowness-on-Windermere. A perfect location and a stunning lodge. What more can be said?? We are delighted to know that you are returning for another stay and for highly recommending the lodge - thank you.

Fiona - Lake District Lodge Holidays, June 2018

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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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