Grandpa’s Lodge

White Cross Bay

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Lodge Overview

Bedrooms 2
Sleeps 4
Dog Friendly No
Style Modern

Welcome to Grandpa’s, a comfortable two bedroom holiday lodge

Grandpa’s is a charming 2 bedroom lodge in the popular Bowness area of White Cross Bay. It enjoys a great position just a few hundred yards from Lake Windermere. The lodge is well equipped with everything you might need for a relaxing stay. Grandpa’s offers Sky Sports and entertainment channels – perfect to keep all the family happy on a wet evening! Outside there is a spacious deck with glimpses of the lake – a delightful place to sit and enjoy a glass of something. Grandpa’s Lodge offers a welcoming retreat from which to relax and unwind.

Sorry we are unable to accepts dogs at Grandpa’s Lodge.

Accommodation Details

Living area:

  • Entrance into the lounge through double patio doors to the front of the lodge
  • Spacious lounge with two 2 seater leather sofas
  • Feature electric fire
  • Wall mounted TV with Sky Sports and Entertainment Channels. Surround sound system for TV/DVD, iPod and Blu-ray player
  • Separate dining area with table and 4 chairs
  • There is a cupboard off the dining area with a washer/dryer

Kitchen area:

  • Fitted kitchen with granite worktops
  • Kitchen equipment includes a 4 ring gas hob with electric oven, integrated fridge, freezer, dishwasher and microwave
  • Tassimo coffee machine (Please bring your own pods)

Master bedroom:

  • Double bed
  • Mirror fronted wardrobe and bedside drawers
  • Wall mounted TV
  • There is a door which leads to the decking area
  • En suite shower room with corner shower cubicle and multi jet shower, hand basin and toilet

Second bedroom:

  • Full size twin beds
  • Bedside table and mirror fronted wardrobe
  • Wall mounted TV

Family bathroom:

  • The main bathroom includes an over bath shower and screen, hand basin and toilet

Other information:

  • Centrally heated ensuring a comfortable stay all year round
  • There is a selection of DVDs in the lodge

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.


Grandpa’s is accessed by 3 stone steps to a small flagged area and then a further 5 wooden steps to the decking. The lodge is then all on the same ground floor level. There is 1 step up to the decking area where the patio furniture is located.


Sorry we are unable to accepts dogs at Grandpa’s Lodge.

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 both bedrooms 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.

Decking on 2 sides of the lodge. The front deck is raised affording a view towards the lake. Rattan patio furniture is provided for outdoor dining.


Parking immediately to the side 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.


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

Grandpa’s Lodge has been rented through us since February 2016.


Overall Rating


out of 5

Perfect lodge

Perfect homely lodge just the right size for a small family. Well equipped lodge with the added benefit of a washer/dryer and the bonus of a coffee machine!

Review date: 10th November 2019

Thank you for your excellent review and ratings, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay in this fabulous lodge. Grandpa's is a great choice for a family holiday, a spacious and modern two-bedroom lodge which has everything you need to make full use of your stay. We hope you will visit us again soon for another great stay.

Romany - Lake District Lodge Holidays, February 2020

Overall Rating


out of 5

Really enjoyed our late summer break with the grandchildren at Grandpa's Lodge. So appropriate!

We loved staying in Grandpa's Lodge. The cabin was clean and comfortable. The kitchen provided for all our needs and matched our own gas hob and electric oven combination. The beds were comfortable. The central heating was efficient enabling us to dry out our swimming things overnight. The lake is just at the far end of the site. We were blessed with several sightings of wild deer close to the lodges. We made good use of the swimming pool and sauna - all well worth the £15.00 charge per stay. We did not actually use the cafeteria/bar but the menu looked good. The kids enjoyed the on site playgrounds. Brockhole Adventure playground is just a few hundred yards walk away and we spent the best part of a day there on the tree top nets and playground and exploring the rest of the site. This is definitely on the list for a future visit with the grandchildren as we did not book early enough for the "Go Ape" style climb and amazing zip wire finale. We also visited Ambleside and walked up to Stockghill Force waterfall. This is best accessed from the town centre car park and is initially not well sign posted. I often think the acid test of a holiday is "Would we come again?" The answer is a definite Yes!

Review date: 06th September 2019

Overall Rating


out of 5

Great location

This is a very spacious lodge in a lovely location. Fantastic sunny decking area and well equipped. We used the pool on site great for a rainy day, although I would not go as far as to day Spa. The lodge is only a 10 minute walk or 5 min on bike to the brilliant Brockhole visitor.

Review date: 23rd August 2019

Overall Rating


out of 5

2nd Stay

This was our second stay at Grandpas lodge. We felt it was excellent last year and it remains excellent this year. The lodge has everything you could need and more, they also supply some bits to help keep things clean, dishwasher tabs, kitchen towel etc etc. Doesn’t sound much but makes all the difference. Great outdoor decked area and space to park directly outside. Easy to book just wish you could book the weather!

Review date: 17th June 2019

Overall Rating


out of 5

Weekend at grandpa's lodge

A lovely lodge in a great spot on the park - close to the lake and the facilities. The lodge is well equipped and the decking area has nice views of the lake. We will definitely book again!

Review date: 09th June 2019

Thank you for your excellent review and ratings Samantha, we are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay. Grandpa’s is a very comfortable two-bedroom lodge in an ideal location to enjoy the views across Lake Windermere. Fully equipped with everything you need for a relaxing stay; it is clear to see why Grandpa’s Lodge is very popular amongst our guests. We are so pleased to hear you would like to stay again; we look forward to welcoming you back.

Romany - Lake District Lodge Holidays , June 2019

Overall Rating


out of 5

Easter break

Had a very enjoyable stay at this lodge. We were very lucky with the weather which made the private sunny deck even more enjoyable. Perfectly positioned on the site and everything you could want was included. Would definitely return here.

Review date: 29th April 2019

Overall Rating


out of 5

Lovely break at Windermere

Stayed with wife and two young boys and we loved it. Ideal location on the park, close to the amenities but still quiet enough and very close to the lake and excellent views, especially the sunset! Lodge itself was spacious, well furnished and equipped to a high standard Would definitely return

Review date: 26th April 2019

Overall Rating


out of 5


Our second stay at Grandpa's lodge and another fabulous stay. Beautifully presented, immaculate with everything you need to make your stay comfortable. Lovely location and ideal for visiting the neighbouring towns and villages and walks. Would recommend without any hesitation and look forward to returning.

Review date: 05th April 2019

Overall Rating


out of 5

Enjoyable stay at grandpas

Had a lovely comfortable stay at Grandpas lodge.The location was perfect, the views were stunning. The lodge was cleaned to a high standard. Would highly recommend anyone to stay here. We will definitely be returning. Hats off to the owners, everything has been well thought out. Also, there are hair driers in the lodge so you do not need to take one. We actually touched lucky as the weather was good for the whole time we were there.

Review date: 05th April 2019

Thank you for your excellent review and ratings Pat. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay at this lovely lodge and thank you for recommending Grandpa’s Lodge. It is indeed a very well equipped lodge with everything you need. With glimpses of the lake from the very spacious decking, it is perfect to sit and relax whilst enjoying the view. We hope to welcome you back soon.

Romany - Lake District Lodge Holidays, April 2019

Overall Rating


out of 5

Another Enjoyabl break with Lake District Lodge Holidays

Our fifth break with Lake District Lodge Holidays. As usual the standard of their lodges was great. The lodge was clean and had all facilities to make it "home from home".

Review date: 19th November 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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