Laughing Duck

White Cross Bay

Based on 34 reviews
  • Laughing Duck Lodge
  • Laughing Duck Lodge
  • Laughing Duck Lodge
  • Laughing Duck Lodge
  • Laughing Duck Lodge
  • Laughing Duck Lodge
  • Laughing Duck Lodge
  • Laughing Duck Lodge
  • Laughing Duck Lodge
  • Laughing Duck Lodge
  • Laughing Duck Lodge
  • Laughing Duck Lodge
  • Laughing Duck Lodge

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Lodge Overview

Bedrooms 3
Sleeps 6
Dog Friendly Yes
Style Modern

Welcome to Laughing Duck, a three bedroom holiday lodge with hot tub

Welcome to the gorgeous Laughing Duck Lodge, named after a raft of ducks which frequently visit ‘asking’ for food when people are sitting on the deck! This modern and spacious lodge is located in the partially wooded Langdale area of White Cross Bay. It enjoys a quiet, private location at the bottom of a small cul-de-sac. Outside there is a large spacious deck with a secluded hot tub – the perfect escapism. Laughing Duck is ideal for families or couples and will sleep up to 6 guests plus an infant in a travel cot. We think you’ll go ‘quackers’ for this lodge!

The lodge welcomes up to 2 dogs.

Accommodation Details

Living area:

  • There is a bright and spacious open plan lounge, kitchen and dining area
  • 2 and 3 seater leather sofas plus ‘tub’ chair
  • Wall mounted flat screen TV with integrated DVD player
  • Dining area with full size dining table and 6 chairs

Kitchen area:

  • The well equipped and appointed fitted kitchen includes a built in double electric oven with gas hob, full size fridge and freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washer/dryer, kettle and toaster, cutlery and crockery plus plenty of storage space

Master bedroom:

  • The carpeted master bedroom has a king size bed and bedside drawers
  • Wall mounted TV
  • Walk through recess with fitted mirror fronted wardrobe. This leads to the en suite shower room with corner cubicle, toilet, hand basin and vanity unit

Second bedroom:

  • The carpeted second bedroom has full size single beds
  • Wall mounted TV
  • Fitted mirror fronted wardrobe

Third bedroom:

  • Compact carpeted third bedroom with narrow single beds
  • Wall mounted TV
  • Fitted cupboards

Family bathroom:

  • The family size bathroom has a full size bath with shower, toilet, fitted furniture and hand basin

Other information:

  • Full central heating and double glazing ensuring a comfortable stay all year round
  • Secluded 6 person hot tub

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.


Laughing Duck is accessed by 4 steps. 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 high chair is provided free of charge. 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.

Outside there is a large spacious deck which extends around to the side of the lodge. Patio furniture provided.


Parking immediately to the front left hand 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

Laughing Duck Lodge has been rented through us since January 2017.


Overall Rating


out of 5

Laughing duck lodge -Superb 5/5

The Lodge is superb, on entry we were welcomed with 2 lovely gifts for the dog and the granddaughter,left in the lodge for when we arrived, which was a nice touch,everything you need is there, just like home from home, well everything apart from a cheese grater as we were making lasagne 1 night lol so we left the one we bought lol, the hot tub was great and located very privately at the back, which I noticed most others on site aren't private like this was, a nice cul de sac and the granddaughter played out with the visiting passing ducks which she loved. Only one little negative was that I didn't realise the on site swimming pool wasn't the free one, it's a couple of minutes drive down the road, we went to the on site pool and the staff were great and said its down the road for your free pool but it's fine and let us in for the remaining 45 minutes of the session. I will definitely be booking this lodge again for next year.

Review date: 17th September 2019

Overall Rating


out of 5

Family Holiday

We found the lodge very plesent but there was a smell of damp and all out cloth felt damp on a morning. In the description for the lodge it says there is wifi suppled by the sit, there is but the signal is very weak and the lodge position recives very little signal at all also the location has very bad phone signal so with no wifi this causes a problem when you need to call any one from the lodge.

Review date: 04th September 2019

Overall Rating


out of 5

We stayed for four nights. Five nights might have been better as there is so much to see and do.

A lovely lodge, comfortable and clean. Fantastic location for visiting places. Friendly and convenient site. Very helpful.

Review date: 17th August 2019

Overall Rating


out of 5

Wonderful stay.

It is delightful lodge with everything provided. It was very welcoming and felt like home from home and a wonderful time was had by all. My son and his family were really impressed.

Review date: 03rd August 2019

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out of 5

Spacious and comfortable lodge let down by poor external cleaning

The lodge is spacious and has all amenities. It is located in a fairly quiet area, which we liked. We arrived to small welcome gifts for humans and dogs, which was a lovely touch. We had a couple of minor issues that were resolved within 10 minutes of reporting them, this service was excellent. The experience at the lodge was however, let down by poor cleaning, the contractors are doing the owners and booking company a disservice. Internally the lodge was fairly clean, it is dog friendly and we were delighted to arrive and find no evidence of other dogs, on the surface it was very clean, however, it is clear that furniture is rarely moved and cleaned under or behind. We moved a coffee table and were a little shocked. The main issue though related to outside. Outside, the cleaning is disgraceful. The windows, including patio doors haven’t been cleaned in some months. The outside seating area was full of cobwebs (and not the kind to arrive in a couple of nights or even weeks), which is a shame.

Review date: 23rd June 2019

Overall Rating


out of 5

Excellent lodge , very clean and well catered.

Thoroughly enjoyable stay at the laughing duck. We particularly liked the quiet location, the hot tub was very private, and the gifts provided were a nice touch. The double room with en suite was a very good size. The only negative for us was that the lodge did not get any sun from mid afternoon. The lodge allows for dogs and although we didn't take our dogs with us on this visit, I liked the fact that there were no carpets and the lodge did not smell of pets when you went in.

Review date: 15th June 2019

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out of 5

Wonderful lodge in a great location

The lodge was lovely, very well equipped, superb location, very private area where the hot tub was located.

Review date: 28th May 2019

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out of 5

Bank holiday Easter holiday

Fantastic stay at the laughing duck! Great accommodation, surroundings and weather ! Family time, walks with the dog hot tub and bbq made a great weekend.

Review date: 29th April 2019

Thank you for your excellent review Jason, we are pleased to hear you thoroughly enjoyed your Easter Weekend at this fabulous three bedroom lodge. Laughing Duck is very dog friendly and with a hot tub to relax in after a busy day in the local area, what could be more perfect!

Romany - Lake District Lodge Holidays, May 2019

Overall Rating


out of 5

Excellent family base

The lodge was clean, comfortable and an excellent base to explore Windermere and the wider lakes. The kids loved the hot tub and it was peaceful and quiet on the site.

Review date: 20th April 2019

Overall Rating


out of 5

Laughing duck review

Great Park location between Ambleside and bowness. Good club house. Place in secluded spot and made use of hot tub for family. Dog friendly and large master bedroom.

Review date: 08th April 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.

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