Grandpa’s Lodge

White Cross Bay

Based on 42 reviews

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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.


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

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


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

Overall Rating


out of 5

Very Relaxing

It? was my first time to the Lake District & couldn?t have picked a better place! The lodge was everything we could have wished for, equipped with everything you need and superb high quality. A gorgeous base for a relaxing well needed break.

Review date: 30th October 2018

Overall Rating


out of 5

Short Break Away

The lodge was used for a stay away with Pals. It was excellent value for money the lodge was clean tidy and well maintained. Look forward to our next break away.

Review date: 05th October 2018

Thank you for the great comments, Malcolm and it is pleasing to hear you enjoyed staying at Grandpa's Lodge. A very comfortable two bedroom holiday lodge close to the shores of Lake Windermere. A perfect place to relax and unwind with friends. We look forward to you returning for another stay in the near future.

Fiona - Lake District Lodge Holidays, October 2018

Overall Rating


out of 5

Short stay

We were very impressed as soon as we walked in the lodge was clean and welcoming. The park and location was excellent the staff were very friendly and helpful. Would highly recommend it.

Review date: 24th September 2018

Overall Rating


out of 5

Grandpa's Lodge Whitecross Bay

We stayed here for a week in August and found it very comfortable and clean and excellent location, near Brockhole, Ambleside, Windermere and a short walk from the lake. A great holiday for parents and kids alike!

Review date: 03rd September 2018

Overall Rating


out of 5

Family stay

The lodge position was great, it was extremely clean and well laid out, I would definately stay again. The only down to our stay was the pool arrangements, I had two lodges so £15 each, I tried to book but could only get a slot for the Thursday one day, the water I thought was cold, particularly for youngsters. I spent £30 for one half hour swim, not good value. I know this is Park Deans problem but it will probably have an effect on future bookings. Well done great holiday

Review date: 21st August 2018

Thanks for your review, Peter. We were sorry your experience of using the onsite swimming pool wasn't that good. it is for those reasons that all guests who book through us have free use of the excellent local health club (Choices) just 2 minutes drive from White Cross Bay. This offers much more flexibility with long opening hours. That aside we were delighted to hear you liked the lodge and rated your stay as 5 out of 5. Grandpa's Lodge is certainly very popular with guests offering spacious, clean accommodation just a short distance from the lake.

Mark - Lake District Lodge Holidays, August 2018

Overall Rating


out of 5

Good location on site.

Felt some of the pillows could be replaced & some chipped china- otherwise a fantastic lodge - we’ll be back

Review date: 03rd August 2018

Overall Rating


out of 5

Mr Edward Popplewell

A lovely well maintained site.The lodge was well positioned with a good veranda area,pure enjoyment.

Review date: 13th July 2018

Overall Rating


out of 5

Grandpa's Lodge

. We have been coming to white cross bay now for the last eight years, this was our first time in a lodge. We chose Grandpa's lodge because of the location and price. The lodge is just fantastic with plenty of room and great facilities it's just like a home from home. It's nice to have sky TV (even though you don't go away to watch TV.) There is plenty of room on the decking shame it rained at night. Having a washing machine and dryer is a great touch. The lodge was very clean and we could not fault it. I would highly recommend a stay here. It's a shame that the park has gone a bit downhill since being taken over by Park Dean resorts and they had parked some lodges that were being moved in front of our view of the lake so we never had a view as also the hedge was rather high.

Review date: 29th June 2018

Overall Rating


out of 5

Windermere spring break

We have stayed in the lakes on several occasions, but this was certainly, by far the best accommodation we have experienced. The lodge was 5star in every aspect in a very good location.

Review date: 25th May 2018

Thank you for the great comments and superb ratings, Colin. Grandpa's Lodge is beautifully presented for guests to simply relax and unwind in comfort. A spacious and modern two-bedroom lodge in the heart of the Lakes, the perfect holiday retreat. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay and we will be very pleased to welcome you for another in the near future.

Fiona - Lake District Lodge Holidays, May 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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