L’al Yem

White Cross Bay

Based on 42 reviews

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Lodge Overview

Bedrooms 2
Sleeps 4
Dog Friendly Yes
Style Modern

Welcome to L’al Yem, a comfortable ‘little home’

L’al Yem, which means ‘little home’, is a modern yet homely lodge situated in the Skiptory Howe area of White Cross Bay. It enjoys a great location on the edge of the woodland. The lodge is ideal for families or couples sleeping up to 4 guests plus an infant in a travel cot. L’al Yem offers comfortable great value accommodation. A great base from which to explore the beautiful Lakes.

The lodge welcomes 2 small to medium size dogs or 1 large dog.

Accommodation Details

Living area:

  • Double French doors lead into the open plan living and dining area
  • Feature fireplace with electric fire
  • 32” TV (There is a selection of Sky channels through the park’s TV feed) plus DVD player
  • 3 seater sofa and 2 seater reclining couch
  • Light wood dining table and 6 chairs
  • There is a coat cupboard in the hallway

Kitchen area:

  • Spacious fitted kitchen with built in oven and hob, dishwasher, fridge and small freezer, microwave, kettle and toaster, cutlery and crockery plus storage space
  • An external door leads to the decked area to the side of the lodge

Master bedroom:

  • Double size wooden bed frame with 2 drawers for storage
  • Built in wardrobes, cupboards and drawers
  • Bedside cabinets

Second bedroom:

  • Twin bedroom has 2 single divans (3 feet and 2 feet 6 inch width respectively)
  • Fitted wardrobes and bedside cabinets

Family bathroom:

  • The family bathroom serves both bedrooms and includes an over bath shower, toilet, hand basin and towel rail
  • Storage cupboard which houses the iron and ironing board

Other information:

  • Full central heating and double glazing ensuring a comfortable stay all year round
  • There is a selection of 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 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.


L’al Yem is located on a slight incline. The lodge is accessed by 4 steps to the decking area. It is then all on the same ground floor level.


The lodge welcomes 2 small to medium size dogs or 1 large dog.

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.

Patio furniture is provided for outside dining.


Parking to the rear of the lodge for two 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

L’al Yem Lodge has been rented through us since April 2015.


Overall Rating


out of 5

Lovely Area

A nice lodge in a lovely part of the lake district. The site is quiet and placed right on windermere so lovely stroll down to the waters edge from site. It is however a nightmare to get off site and turn right. The lodge is self is nice, very spacious, lovely kitchen, veranda is fantastic to sit out on a night time but what let it down is it looks a bit tired and could do with a little tlc - wallpaper at the top was stuck with selotape as must be peeling - the bath had black mould round it and the chairs in the dining room were wobbly and loose, very damp and mouldy smell in the back bedroom. I would return to this site it was a very relaxing holiday and close to windermere, ambleside and brockhole. The entertainment and pool is very small as is the amusements so not much to do for kids. Excellent service from Lake district lodge holidays keeping me informed all the way on booking by email, text etc so recommend highly

Review date: 13th September 2019

Overall Rating


out of 5

Lovely park

We stayed at this lodge Mon-Fri.The 3pm check in seemed a bit excessive bearing in mind you have to leave at 10am.It is the latest check in we have ever had.You almost lose a day!!The Park itself is faultless.Clean with excellent facilities.Our only issues were the location of the lodge.If we had realised it was so near the main road we wouldn’t have booked it as we were after some peace and quiet.It is so loud,it actually spoilt our stay as we didn’t feel relaxed when we were sitting outside.The lodge is on a corner of a road and you also get a lot of passing cars,so as you can see,it’s not quite the peaceful Lake side setting we imagined which is a shame as the lodge was very nice apart from the most uncomfortable double bed we have ever slept it,it was like sleeping on a board!!The lodge is well equipped and has everything you need for a self catering holiday.We would return to this park but just not this particular lodge.We would make sure we were located further down into the park where it seemed lovely and peaceful.

Review date: 09th August 2019

Thank you for your review Paula. We are sorry you did not enjoy the location of the lodge at White Cross Bay. We would love to give guests more time for their stay however the lodge has to be prepared, checked and any maintenance issues dealt with in the short window before the 3 pm arrival time. We haven't received any similar comments about the condition of the bed. Of course comfort can be personal choice. L'al Yem (Little House) is a very popular lodge offering great value, clean and spacious accommodation.

Mark - Lake District Lodge Holidays, August 2019

Overall Rating


out of 5


Had the best weekend ever. Had support throughout and customer service was on point. We will be back.

Review date: 15th July 2019

Overall Rating


out of 5


Booking was easy was kept updated every step of the way. great lodge and location. could not fault it in any way.

Review date: 09th January 2019

Overall Rating


out of 5


We are satisfied with the overall experience at the campsite and the lodge was comfortable and had everything we need it.

Review date: 02nd November 2018

Thank you for the review, Steven and it is pleasing to hear you were satisfied with your stay. L'al Yem is a comfortable and well equipped two bedroom lodge located on a five star holiday park. Ideal as a base to explore the Lakes or simply to relax and unwind.

Fiona - Lake District Lodge Holidays, November 2018

Overall Rating


out of 5

Excellent returned stay

Lovely stay at L’al Yem our second one this year. The lodge is very comfortable,clean and in an ideal spot hope to return again soon.

Review date: 29th September 2018

Overall Rating


out of 5

Very spacious

This lodge has the best layout of all the other lodges we have stayed in so far. The kitchen was really spacious and it was great that it was totally seperate to the lounge. The decor was nice and it wa very homely. We had an issue with the railing around the deck and it was resolved in less than an hour from us reporting it. We would definitely use this lodge again.

Review date: 17th September 2018

Overall Rating


out of 5

Review of stay

Stayed with two children under 10, and it was perfect for them. The evenings entertainment was spot on and they enjoyed themselves immensely. The lodge was perfectly sized for us and had everything we needed

Review date: 27th August 2018

Overall Rating


out of 5

Lovely lodge

Comfortable lodge with everything you need. Nice location just up from the entertainment centre & playground. We would definitely return.

Review date: 10th August 2018

Overall Rating


out of 5

Lake yem stay

Fantastic lodge with all accessories needed for a self catering break for the family. Excellent location not far from reception and shop etc. Was generally clean though there was signs of white dog hairs that was on our socks and cloths from walking and sitting but otherwise the lodge was in a lovely condition. Can see from previous reviews that the owner has responded and made changes when any issues raised.

Review date: 03rd August 2018

Thank you for the review, Keith and it is pleasing to read your kind comments - although we have noted and apologise there was cleaning discrepancy during your stay. This should not have happened and we are very sorry. Whilst we are confident it was a one off we have spoken with the housekeepers so as to ensure something similar will not happen in the future. Thank you for making us aware and also for letting us know you enjoyed your stay. L’al Yem is a very cosy two bedroom holiday lodge and a great location for exploring the beautiful Lakes. It will be a pleasure to welcome you again in the near future.

Fiona - Lake District Lodge Holidays, August 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.

For more detailed information about White Cross Bay, Windermere please Click here.

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