Damson Lodge

White Cross Bay

Based on 73 reviews

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Lodge Overview

Bedrooms 2
Sleeps 4
Dog Friendly Yes
Style Modern

Welcome to Damson, a popular 2 bedroom holiday lodge with hot tub

Damson is a modern and spacious 2 bedroom holiday lodge located in the Thirlmere area of White Cross Bay. It enjoys a good position on the road heading towards the lake and marina which is about 250 yards away. There is a spacious outside deck with private hot tub – great to relax in after a busy day exploring. The lodge will sleep up to 4 guests plus an infant in a travel cot. Damson is a firm favourite with many guests returning year after year.

The lodge welcomes 1 medium size dog or 2 small size dogs.

Accommodation details

Living area:

  • Spacious and bright open plan living and dining area
  • 2 and 3 seater leather sofas
  • Feature electric fire
  • Wall mounted TV and DVD player
  • Glass dining table and 6 chairs

Kitchen area:

  • Fully equipped fitted kitchen includes a gas hob and electric oven, microwave plus built in fridge and freezer 
  • Wooden flooring in kitchen and dining area

Master bedroom:

  • Spacious master bedroom with range of wardrobes and dressing table
  • Wall mounted TV
  • Patio doors lead to the side of the lodge
  • En suite shower room with corner shower, hand basin and toilet

Second bedroom:

  • Twin bedroom with wardrobe
  • Wall mounted TV with integrated DVD 

Family bathroom:

  • Over bath shower with screen, hand basin and toilet

Other information:

  • Gas central heating throughout 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.


Damson is accessed by 3 steps. The lodge is then all on the same ground floor level.


The lodge welcomes 1 medium size dog or 2 small size dogs.

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/or high chair can be hired for an additional £5 per item. 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.

There is a spacious deck with patio furniture and sun loungers.


Parking immediately to the rear of the lodge for 2 cars.

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

Damson Lodge has been rented through us since June 2015.


Overall Rating


out of 5

Great stay!

Excellent stay at Damson Lodge. Stayed on the site a number of times in the past and this cabin/location was great - Clean, comfortable, and spacious. Would definitely book again!

Review date: 08th November 2019

Overall Rating


out of 5

Relaxing Holiday at Damson Lodge

Very enjoyable 5 day break at Damson Lodge. Very close to both the park reception and facilities as well as Lake Windermere. The lodge was clean on our arrival and was very homely. It was warm and comfy and the beds were very comfortable. Although we took our own cleaning kit to keep it tidy during our stay there were cleaning items under the sink as well as spare tea bags and coffee. The large fridge freezer came in handy for the lovely items we purchased during our break. The enclosed decking was safe and secure for the dog and the hot tub was fantastic. We had a great time and hope to return again next year.

Review date: 07th November 2019

Overall Rating


out of 5

Weekend break with friends

We had a lovely weekend at Damson Lodge. Everything we needed in the lodge and very clean. Great location and easy access to Windermere and Ambleside. Would definitely go back there.

Review date: 13th October 2019

Overall Rating


out of 5

Perfect retreat for couples or families who love to take their pet on holiday

Lovely lodge, every thing we needed. Man came every day to check levels of the hot tub, this was nice and private. It was very clean and in good condition, ive had dog friendly accomadation before and has been tatty around the edges, but this was well looked after and no doggy smells. If i had any advice for the owner it would be a shoe/boot rack by the front door. We put ours on newspaper, and a towel ready for our dog, but some visitors had obviously not taken care with the beige carpet in the bedroom. Other than that, it was great, good location, nice friendly site.

Review date: 01st October 2019

Thank you for your review John, we are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay. We will pass your suggestion to the owner for their consideration, thank you for this. Damson is a wonderful two-bedroom dog friendly lodge, well looked after and fully equipped with everything you need, it is easy to see how it is a firm favourite amongst our guests. Modern and spacious with a lovely deck leading to a private hot tub, it is definitely a lodge you don't want to miss! It would be our pleasure to welcome you back in the future for another wonderful stay.

Romany - Lake District Lodge Holidays, January 2020

Overall Rating


out of 5

A very enjoyable stay

Our stay at Damson Lodge was very enjoyable. The location of the lodge in the park was good just a short walk to the clubhouse and the marina. I booked the lodge for 4 adults. The main bedroom was excellent but the second bedroom was too small for 2 adults would be ok for children. It slept a family of 4 rather than 4 adults. It was good to have the hot tub after a days walking a real bonus.

Review date: 19th July 2019

Overall Rating


out of 5

Great place to see

White cross bay is a great place to stay, I would highly recommend the park. The lodge was comfortable and in a great location within the park

Review date: 12th July 2019

Overall Rating


out of 5


Once again have been here a number of times this is truly my favourite place to stay can’t get enough so much so we have already booked three more holidays this is my second home and will continue to return lovely to see the place been updated keep up the good work love love love it

Review date: 05th July 2019

Overall Rating


out of 5

Relaxing holiday, lovely stay, really enjoyable, i love the lakes.friendly staff. Clean comfortable.

Lovely comfortable stay. Really enjoyed it.relaxing, home from home.would stay there again.can't wait to return next year.thank you loads

Review date: 07th June 2019

Overall Rating


out of 5

Damson Lodge

This is our 4th time of staying at this Lodge and once again it didn’t disappoint. The Lodge has benefitted from a recent makeover and if anything makes it even more enjoyable staying here. The park itself is ideally situated between Windermere and Ambleside and not to far from Keswick which is one of our favourite places to visit. Also on the must do list is a visit to Grasmere and the Gingerbread shop is highly recommended. Batteries recharged and already looking forward to our next visit to The Lakes.

Review date: 01st June 2019

Thank you for the excellent review and ratings, Mandy. We are so pleased to hear you had another enjoyable stay at Damson Lodge. 5 times! This is a lovely place to relax and unwind and we are delighted to hear you did just that. The owners take great pride in delivering a first class lodge for guests to enjoy time and time again. A great location and a fantastic lodge with hot tub. We do hope you will return for another stay soon.

Fiona - Lake District Lodge Holidays , June 2019

Overall Rating


out of 5

Lovely lodge

We had a fantastic time in the damson lodge, it’s in a great location - very close to the park, entertainment etc. The beds were extremely comfortable and there was lots of games and DVD’s for the kids. Great value for money !

Review date: 03rd May 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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