L’al Yem

White Cross Bay

Based on 48 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

Christmas break

Stayed here for a week over the xmas period 21st Dec to 28th Dec. Lodge was lovely warm and clean and had everything we needed for an enjoyable stay. Decorated lovely for the festive period with lights and a tree and we especially loved the hamper that was for left for us on arrival. Would not hestitate to book and stay here again in the future.

Review date: 14th January 2020

Overall Rating


out of 5

A walk in the lake district

Stayed at la'l yem lodge with my partner and our 2 dogs,what a lovely park and such a wonderfull area to explore.

Review date: 16th December 2019

Overall Rating


out of 5

Short break

Really lovely lodge in a quiet area of the park. Kitchen is well equipped. Comfy reclining sofa. Plenty storage space.

Review date: 30th September 2019

Overall Rating


out of 5

Great mid week break

Great mid week break. Excellent value for money. Location and the park is excellent for a family vacation.

Review date: 29th September 2019

Overall Rating


out of 5

Had a lovely week

Had a lovely week staying in L'al yem lodge. Very comfortable & everything you needed was provided. It's a short walk to the children's playground, swimming pool & club house & Whitecross bay is in an ideal place to drive to all the lovely places in the Lake District. We have stayed at Whitecross Bay several times but loved this lodge. We booked again for next year at the same lodge.

Review date: 20th September 2019

Thank you for your very kind review Eileen, we are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay L'al Yem. This is a lovely two-bedroom lodge, comfortable, cosy and in a great position within the park for access to the clubhouse, it has everything you need for a delightful stay. It is wonderful to hear you have already booked to visit us again, we look forward to welcoming you back!

Romany - Lake District Lodge Holidays, January 2020

Overall Rating


out of 5

Perfect holiday

I went to the l'al yem lodge on white cross bay holiday park with my best friend and 3 of our dogs! The lodge was absolutely lovely and although there was a seated section with the bar which was dog friendly, we loved the take out option for food at the bar! The lodge had an open plan living/dining area which we found to be lovely for continuing watching the TV whilst eating along with a 2 seater recliner and a 3 seater sofa. The small hallway lead us to 2 lovely spacious rooms of which both had very comfortable beds. The bathroom also was perfect as it was a bath/shower which I personally prefer but it also worked for when the pups would come in from a dirty walk and could be bathed easily. Although it wasnt particularly sunny when we went, I'm sure the decking, patio area would be lovely to sit out and have a bbq. :) The lodge was overall clean, modern and perfect for our holiday! We will definitely be returning to this lodge in the future and will be recommending to all friends and family!

Review date: 20th September 2019

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

Thank you for your review Elaine, we are pleased to hear you had a lovely stay and explored the local area. We are sorry to hear a few things were not quite right for you, we hope these issues did not impact too much on your stay. We have advised the owner of your comments and please accept our apologise for any inconvenience caused. L'al Yem is a very comfortable two-bedroom lodge and we are delighted to hear you would recommend us to others - thank you! It would be our pleasure to welcome you back in the future.

Romany - Lake District Lodge Holidays, January 2020

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

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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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