Ghyll Lodge

White Cross Bay

Based on 95 reviews

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Lodge Overview

Bedrooms 2
Sleeps 5
Dog Friendly Yes
Style Modern

Welcome to Ghyll, a beautiful two bedroom holiday lodge with hot tub

Ghyll is a modern and spacious lodge in the Grasmere area of White Cross Bay. It enjoys a quiet cul-de-sac location and is a short walk from the main clubhouse. This well appointed lodge is bright and airy with a pitched ceiling and skylights providing a comfortable welcome retreat. Outside there is a large deck with private hot tub – perfect to relax and unwind after a day exploring the fells and villages. Ghyll will comfortably sleep up to 5 guests. A popular lodge with guests returning year after year.

The lodge welcomes up to 2 dogs.

Accommodation Details

Living area:

  • There is a spacious open plan living area with a 2 and 3 seater leather sofa plus armchair and coffee table
  • Feature electric fire
  • Wall mounted 40″ smart TV plus 5th generation iPod dock
  • Off the lounge is the dining area with a large solid wood table and 2 bench seats

Kitchen area:

  • The well equipped fitted kitchen is separated from the main living area by a small partition wall
  • Equipment includes integrated dishwasher, microwave, full size fridge and freezer, 5 ring gas hob and electric oven, kettle and toaster, cutlery, utensils and crockery plus storage space

Master bedroom:

  • The master bedroom has a super king size bed
  • 2 bedside tables, dressing table with mirror and fitted wardrobes
  • The ‘walk through’ wardrobe area leads to the en suite shower room with shower, toilet, basin, vanity unit and radiator/towel rail

Second bedroom:

  • The second bedroom sleeps 3 guests – single bed and small double bed (4 feet 6 inch)
  • TV with integrated DVD (for games and DVDs only)
  • Excellent storage with a range of fitted cupboards over the beds

Family bathroom:

  • Full size bath with shower, toilet, sink, vanity unit and radiator/towel rail

Other information:

  • Full central heating and double glazing 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 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.


Ghyll is accessed by 6 wooden steps up to the decking. The lodge is then all on the same ground floor level.


The lodge welcomes up to 2 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 twin 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.

Patio doors lead from the main living area to a large deck which runs to the front and side of the lodge. The hot tub is tucked away to the side of the lodge. Patio furniture and chairs are provided for outdoor dining and relaxation.


Parking immediately to the front and 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.


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

Ghyll Lodge has been rented through us since October 2014.


Overall Rating


out of 5

Weekend family break

The lodge is very modern, spacious and well equipped. The hot tub was lovely. The outdoor furniture on the veranda was great but unable to sit out due to the weather, Will definitely return.

Review date: 17th September 2019

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out of 5

Brilliant lodge

Arrived to a very clean and huge lodge. Hot tub was hot and ready to go. Beds were very comfortable and we felt like it was a home away from home. Good location on the site and the site was a good location in regards to things near by. We cant wait to stay again.

Review date: 06th September 2019

Overall Rating


out of 5

Lovely weekend at White Cross Bay

We enjoyed our weekend stay in the lodge, gorgeous interior everything so perfect, only negative for this lodge is the decking area needs some attention to it, did not effect our stay but would improve first impressions of lodge upon arrival, once inside though it is luxurious and so much space

Review date: 02nd September 2019

Overall Rating


out of 5

Gyhll lodge

Beautiful location ghyll lodge was beautiful and very well equipped ,the decking got the sun all day.

Review date: 26th July 2019

Thank you for your very kind review June, we are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay in this beautiful lodge. Ghyll is a very popular lodge, beautifully decorated throughout, spacious decking and hot tub it is very clear to see why guests return year on year! We hope you will return in the future for another enjoyable stay.

Romany - Lake District Lodge Holidays , August 2019

Overall Rating


out of 5

Lovely lodge

The lodge was very modern and well equipped with items you need very clean hot tub was amazing location great very quiet area will be returning

Review date: 08th July 2019

Overall Rating


out of 5

Stayed Mon 27 to Fri 31 may

Ghyall lodge was really comfortable everything you required was available . white cross bay was very peaceful and situated in a good area for travelling .to other places .

Review date: 07th June 2019

Overall Rating


out of 5

"Lovely relaxing lodge"

We really enjoyed out stay in the lodge and plan to return! It was a lovely spot and great that it was enclosed for our dog, hot tub was lovely as we didn't get great weather and the general decor of the lodge was great!

Review date: 03rd June 2019

Overall Rating


out of 5

Fabulous stay!!

We recently stayed at the Lodge for our wedding anniversary. Very clean on arrival and clearly no expense has been spared on the interior with very high end appliances, fixtures and fittings. Far more spacious than it appears in the photographs, the bed was massive with plenty of storage space for clothes. Loved the big wooden table. Although there was only the two of us I can imagine it would be fantastic for a big family meal. The hot tub was the icing on the cake for us, lovely and warm and very simple to use. There was pretty much everything we could have wanted in the Lodge in the way of pots, pans, cutlery etc and the wine cooler was put to good use! As others have noted the outside decking area is looking a bit tired but I must stress that in no way did it detract from our enjoyment. We would have no hesitation in booking the same lodge again and recommending to family and friends.

Review date: 24th May 2019

Thank you for your great review Chris, we are delighted to hear you both enjoyed your stay. Ghyll Lodge is fully equipped with everything you may need for a very comfortable stay and with a hot tub to unwind in at the end of the day, what more could you ask for! We have passed on your additional comments regarding the outside decking area, thank you for this and please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused. It would be a pleasure to welcome you for another stay in the future.

Romany - Lake District Lodge Holidays , May 2019

Overall Rating


out of 5

30th Birthday

Spent the week here to celebrate my 30th birthday and had the best time! If we weren't enjoying a gin in the hot tub we were out exploring all the sites of Windermere and surrounding areas with the dogs. I was very happy to find such a lovely lodge was dog friendly. I do these holidays frequently and this was the nicest lodge in the best location that we have stayed in. Pretty much equidistant from the centre of Windermere and Ambleside, and plenty to do on site. I'll be coming back as soon as possible.

Review date: 17th May 2019

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out of 5

Back again ,

We have been many times to this lodge and enjoyed it ,but i think time is catching up with the out side it looks well worn and old ,, we used this place because it has a hot tub ,on the first night it was only warm,next night it was fine ,,next night it was cold again,so we only used it once which is not good for the price we paid,,, the on suite toilet took forever to refill,

Review date: 02nd 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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