Damson Lodge

White Cross Bay

Based on 58 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 

Master bedroom:

  • Spacious master bedroom with range of wardrobes and dressing table
  • 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.


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.


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

Damson Lodge has been rented through us since June 2015.


Overall Rating


out of 5

New years stay

We had stayed at white cross bay before but in a different lodge. The resort is lovely, the lodge this time was ok. A few gripes - the cleanliness could of been better, there was a few cobwebs around. The hot tub was great but there was no lighting at all so was a little dangerous especially this time of year, so that could of been better. Would we stay at the lodge again - probably not

Review date: 09th January 2019

Overall Rating


out of 5

Xmas stay

The cabin is in a great position in the park and in superb condition. The park itself was well managed and spotless. The only slight negative was that the WiFi on site was poor, which was challenging with two teenagers in tow! Overall I would highly recommend the site and cabin for a short stay.

Review date: 03rd January 2019

Overall Rating


out of 5

Damson lodge

What a beautiful place to stay. Lovely and clean, plenty of room and a great master bedroom with en-suite. The hot tub is wonderful! Will definitely come back and stay in this lodge.

Review date: 19th November 2018

Overall Rating


out of 5

A fantastic half term break

The lodge is perfect. It is in a great position, just a short walk from Reception and the Entertainment Complex and an even shorter walk to Lake Windermere. On arrival, we found it clean and warm. It also had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. A dishwasher and washing machine would be a welcome addition. The beds are extremely comfy and the hot tub was fantastic and enjoyed by us all. The park itself is in a great location to explore the Lakes. The staff were all friendly and helpful. We had a couple of minor issues, neither of which spoilt our stay it must be said. The first was that the swimming pool. The water was far too cold. We were told by the staff that the boiler had suddenly broken down, but from reading other reviews it appears the problem has been ongoing for some time. Secondly, we were aware prior to booking that dogs were not allowed inside the bar. Whilst there is plenty of outdoor seating, it is not covered or heated, so it was a bit chilly for us whilst we watched the children play. A covered and heated outdoor area would be a great addition, or perhaps a small area of the bar sectioned off for dog owners. All in all we had a great time and we are looking to book the same lodge again.

Review date: 09th November 2018

Overall Rating


out of 5

Weekend Getaway

2nd stay at this lovely lodge. Equipped with everything that we needed for our stay and with the added bonus of the hot tub once we had returned from our adventures for the day. Would not hesitate to book again in the future.

Review date: 11th October 2018

Overall Rating


out of 5

Stay at Damson lodge

Didn’t get off to a great start due to the cleanliness of the lodge and concerned because doors wide open unlocked. This was a stop off point on way home from Scotland just for 3 days. We entered via the secure front door to find the patio doors in the lounge wide open and the bedroom patio doors unlocked. This was some concern. My wife then found numerous long black hairs on the dressing table buffet ( photo taken if required). Although only a small point it made us think how thorough the cleaner may or may not have their job. We then had a problem with the launderette which i know is beyond your control but does reflect on the stay. Otherwise we had a lovely time at Damson Lodge and would recommend to all. It was well equipped and conveniently situated, very comfortable and luxurious relaxing in the hot tub.

Review date: 28th September 2018

Thank you for your review, Laurie and we were sorry to hear of the issues you encountered when you arrived. As you kindly raised these with us at the time these have now been dealt with and we will also be monitoring the lodge (and cleaning company) more closely. Please accept our apologies. The onsite laundrette is indeed something outside of our control although we have passed on your comments to the park management for their reference. We are pleased to hear that you went on to enjoy your stay and would recommend the lodge to others. We will be delighted to welcome you again and are sure you will have a very enjoyable stay from start to finish. This two bedroom luxury lodge with hot tub in the heart of the lake district is an ideal place to relax and unwind.

Fiona - Lake District Lodge Holidays, September 2018

Overall Rating


out of 5



Review date: 11th September 2018

Overall Rating


out of 5

Short break

Could not fault damson lodge cottage it was everything we needed for our base to explore the lakes from.lodge was perfect & well furnished.hot tub was great to relax in after busy day sightseeing. White cross bay was well located & maintained.will have no hesitation in booking in future.

Review date: 27th July 2018

Overall Rating


out of 5

Beautiful Windermere

Lovely Lodge in a perfect setting. Great outdoor space with Hot Tub. The kitchen needs updating and although reasonably clean it needed a deep clean. Everything else was perfect.

Review date: 20th July 2018

Thank you for the review, Susan and it is so pleasing to read you enjoyed your stay. We have passed on your suggestion for improvement to the lodge owners for their reference and your cleaning comments to the housekeepers to address. Please be assured we take on board all you have said and we will certainly follow up on the comments raised. Damson Lodge is a firm favourite with many guests returning year after year. This beautifully presented two-bedroom lodge with hot tub is a wonderful place to stay and we will be delighted to welcome you for another in the near future.

Fiona - Lake District Lodge Holidays, July 2018

Overall Rating


out of 5


Once Again this is my third time at this lodge I feel like ive come home we adore staying here everything you need is supplied was so happy when I found out fridge had been sorted it was great to have cold drinks the cordless hoover was a major bonus also the fan was a godsend as it was so hot t he. Only problem for us was the metal meshing on decking it was sharp in places and my dog cut his paw this needs removing and replaced with something safer maybe non slip strips hope this will be sorted for my return next year I found the step to the hot tub was not very safe easily tips over and quite slippy a few things need a spruce indoors but overall we love this lodge and will keep coming back my only sadness is that I don’t want to leave thankyou so much

Review date: 13th July 2018

Thank you for your review of Damson Lodge, Sandra. We are delighted to hear this was your third stay and another enjoyable one, a great compliment. The meshing on the decking has been fixed – thank you for making us aware and we apologise for any harm caused to your dog. It is pleasing to read your kind comments and a pleasure having you stay at this fantastic two-bedroom luxury lodge, or indeed a home from home. We look forward to you returning in the near future.

Fiona - Lake District Lodge Holidays, July 2018

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About White Cross Bay

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 please Click here.

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