Laughing Duck

White Cross Bay

Based on 30 reviews

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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.


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

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


Overall Rating


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

Overall Rating


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

Overall Rating


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

Overall Rating


out of 5

Weekend Getaway

We booked the Laughing Duck Lodge after a recommendation of the site from a work colleague. Booking through Lake District Lodge Holidays was easy and were informative and helpful throughout. The lodge itself was amazing, it was spotlessly clean and there was plenty of space for us 5 girls to utilise and everything you needed was available within. The hot tub was an added bonus to enjoy in spite of the rain and snowy conditions we had during our stay. It was a fabulous weekend, just a short taxi ride to Bowness or Ambleside and we are already planning our next stay!

Review date: 18th March 2019

Overall Rating


out of 5

Fabulous lodge,great location and dog friendly

Fabulous lodge , great location , very comfortable and dog friendly. Usually lodges that are dog friendly are not of this quality - this was a super lodge and provided everything that you could possibly need - hot tub was a big bonus.Owners were fantastic - allowed us to swap weeks as our Labrador Paddy, had to have an operation on our original booked week - big thank you. The arrival instructions provided for the lodge and communication was wonderful and really helpful. Will definitely be back.

Review date: 09th November 2018

Thank you for your review and leaving such kind comments and super ratings, Douglas. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay, a superb lodge for a relaxing holiday in the Lakes. Indeed a great location, very comfortable , and dog friendly - plus the hot tub is fab, and so relaxing after a day out walking. Laughing Duck is a wonderful place to stay and we are delighted that you thought so too.

Fiona - Lake District Lodge Holidays , February 2019

Overall Rating


out of 5

Our family shirt break

We had a fantastic long weekend at this lodge, 6 adults and one baby. The lodge was pristine and was well equipped, cosy and very practical. The bed was the most comfortable bed I’ve slept in on a weekend break, all the other bed got the thumbs up too! The lodge is in a quiet and private location so was ideal for relaxing in the hot tub uninterrupted. We’ll definitely be returning to the Laughing Duck next year but will stay for a week next was far too luxurious to have to leave after 3 nights!

Review date: 01st October 2018

Overall Rating


out of 5


Lovely lodge in a quiet location on the park.The lodge its self had everything we needed for our stay.

Review date: 24th September 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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