Esk Pike

White Cross Bay

Based on 91 reviews

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Lodge Overview

Bedrooms 2
Sleeps 4
Dog Friendly No
Style Traditional

Welcome to Esk Pike, a traditional lodge in a sought after woodland location with hot tub

Esk Pike is a traditional style lodge situated in the Skiptory Howe area of White Cross Bay. It enjoys one of the most private spots on the park with woodland to 3 sides of the lodge. There is a secluded, covered hot tub in which to relax – in any weather! Esk Pike offers a cosy retreat ideal for couples or families with children looking for a quiet location. The lodge will sleep up to 4 guests plus an infant in a travel cot. Perfect for a romantic getaway or simply as a base to explore the Lakes.

Sorry we are unable to accept dogs at Esk Pike.

Accommodation Details

Living area:

  • Double doors from the breakfast/kitchen area lead through to a cosy lounge which can be closed off with curtains
  • Feature log burner effect gas fire
  • Furniture includes a comfortable corner fabric sofa and pine coffee table
  • There is a wall mounted 40″ flat screen TV, DVD player and mini hi-fi

Kitchen area:

  • The well equipped galley kitchen includes a gas hob and electric oven, built in fridge with freezer compartment, microwave, kettle and toaster, ample cutlery and crockery, storage cupboards

Master bedroom:

  • The large master bedroom has a solid pine double bedstead, built in wardrobe and dressing table
  • Door opens to an outside secluded side deck
  • Electric thermostatically controlled radiator
  • Wall mounted TV

Second bedroom:

  • The second bedroom has 2 full size solid pine single beds (one is slightly smaller at 5 foot 6 inch)
  • Built in wardrobe with drawers
  • Electric thermostatically controlled radiator
  • Wall mounted TV

Shower room:

  • A stable style door leads to the shower room with walk in shower cubicle with power shower, vanity unit, toilet and shaving point

Other information:

  • Please note: The lodge is located at the top of a hill
  • Dedicated WiFi in the lodge. This should be suitable for streaming services allowing you to log into your Amazon Prime, Now TV or Netflix accounts
  • Electric heating and double glazing ensuring a cosy feel all year round
  • For families with children – the area immediately around the lodge may not be suitable for playing outside
  • Selection of DVDs and board games provided

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.


Esk Pike is accessed by 5 steps. The lodge is then all on the same ground floor level. For families with children – the area immediately around the lodge may not be suitable for playing outside.

Please note: The lodge is located at the top of a hill.


Sorry we are unable to accept dogs at Esk Pike.

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.

The decking area runs around the front and side of the lodge with patio furniture. The hot tub is located inside a wooden gazebo.


Parking immediately to the side 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.


Esk Pike has its own dedicated WiFi connection. This should be suitable for streaming services allowing you to log into your Amazon Prime, Now TV or Netflix accounts.

Any more questions

Please refer to our comprehensive FAQs page or contact us.

Joined Lake District Lodge Holidays

Esk Pike Lodge has been rented through us since September 2012.


Overall Rating


out of 5

Fantastic lodge

This lodge was lovely, clean and cozy. Hot tub was placed in a secluded area which was perfect. Had everything you needed and more, would definitely stay again.

Review date: 21st June 2019

Overall Rating


out of 5

A fantastic return for mini-moon

This was our second holiday at Esk Pike. Our first holiday as a couple was here in 2015 and we loved it so much that we returned for our mini-moon this year. Suffice to say we were not disappointed. We have created many more memories in this wonderful, quaint lodge, and would absolutely recommend it to anyone thinking of staying at White Cross Bay.

Review date: 23rd May 2019

Overall Rating


out of 5

A very well-equipped lodge in a perfect location.

My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our short break in Esk Pike Lodge. The lodge is very well-equipped and had everything we needed during our stay. With commanding views over the park, the lodge is nestled into a small wooded area. We found the lodge to be very clean and tidy, as well as being extremely cosy on the colder evenings. The position of the hot tub is fantastic, as we were able to listen to birdsong while watching the sun go down on several occasions, which was extremely relaxing. It really is the perfect place to stay in the lakes and we wouldn't hesitate to book again.

Review date: 23rd April 2019

Overall Rating


out of 5

Break for anniversary/birthday

Nice enough lodge but needed a thorough cleaning throughout it. Lovely site have stayed many times beforehand

Review date: 01st April 2019

Thank you very much for your comments. Your feedback and from all of our guests is vitally important to us as we aim, and continue to meet guest expectations. We are sorry that on this occasion that hasn’t happened although thank you for letting us know and we have taken it up with the lodge owners who are keen to address any issue quickly. We’d be happy to discuss it with you further so please do get in touch. Esk Pike is a great location for a relaxing holiday in the Lakes, and as can be seen from the many reviews, a popular lodge with a secluded hot tub. We do hope you will stay again and it will be a pleasure to welcome you.

Fiona - Lake District Lodge Holidays , April 2019

Overall Rating


out of 5

4 dau brake

Very cosy and peaceful will definitely be staying here again loved it. I've also recommend to friends

Review date: 23rd March 2019

Overall Rating


out of 5

Weekend break

Enjoyed a fabulous weekend at Esk Pike Lodge. The lodge was very cosy and comfortable, the hot tub was great and liked the fact that it was secluded. Ideal location as a short bus ride to Windamere or Ambleside, bus stop just outside the park. The amenities on the park were great we didn't use the pool but did have a drink in the bar/ clubhouse. The food looked good and was reasonably priced. There is also a little shop on site which was useful. Overall a great weekend.

Review date: 04th March 2019

Thank you for the excellent review, Ian. We are delighted to read your comments and to hear you enjoyed your stay. Esk Pike is a cosy two-bedroom holiday lodge with a secluded hot tub. A truly wonderful place to relax, unwind and enjoy the peace and tranquillity, or for those wanting to venture out, Esk Pike is the perfect base from which to explore the Lakes. A great location and a fabulous lodge. Thank you for letting us know you had a great weekend, perhaps we will welcome you again in the near future?

Fiona - Lake District Lodge Holidays , March 2019

Overall Rating


out of 5

Peace and quiet

Esk pike lodge was just amazing. Positioned in a quiet spot with a very private hot tub. The bedrooms are cosy and comfortable. Shower room was all new and immaculate. We had the most relaxing time ever and after walking all day in the rain the hot tub was a great way to end the day. We would definitely go back .

Review date: 01st March 2019

Overall Rating


out of 5

Another lovely relaxing break

We have stayed at Esk Pike on several occasions and have never been disappointed. The lodge is perfect for us and in a great location. Staff on site are all very friendly and helpful, and communication is excellent, with texts and emails giving information and contact details leading up to the break. Cannot fault anything. We have had another lovely break, and it was great seeing the family of deer again wandering around in the mornings!

Review date: 28th December 2018

Overall Rating


out of 5

Cozy, relaxing simply amazing stay

We stayed here for our honeymoon as we've always wanted to stay in a traditional log cabin and this did not disappoint. On first arrival the reception was so friendly clean and looked so picturesque. As we were approaching our cabin we were amazed at how private and spacious it was with lovely views through all the trees it just felt cozy before we got through the door. The inside of the cabin was very well kept clean tidy and again every room was cozy with nice little finishing touches. We didn't expect board games and a selection of dvds in the livingroom this was a nice little touch for family's. The hot tub was amazing, clean and a lovely experience to sit under the little hut which made the hot tub private even though nobody was over looking it anyway but it was a nice finishing touch. We loved every minute of it and are that impressed we are thinging of bringing our girls back in the future. Thank you for a lovely stay.

Review date: 09th October 2018

Thank you for the excellent review and ratings, Chris and Congratulation to you both. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your honeymoon at Esk Pike. This cosy log cabin is a wonderful place to relax and unwind, and with an added bonus of a private secluded hot tub - Indeed Perfect. It will be a pleasure to welcome you both again in the near future.

Fiona - Lake District Lodge Holidays, October 2018

Overall Rating


out of 5

Relaxing weekend

Fantastic lodge in a fantastic location. Friendly staff in reception upon arrival. Would definitely return

Review date: 08th October 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.

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