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Lily Tarn Lodge

White Cross Bay

Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Dogs accepted
Dogs accepted
Hot Tub
Hot Tub
Dedicated lodge wifi
Dedicated lodge wifi
Riverbank Location
Riverbank Location
Modern/new lodge
Modern/new lodge
Ideal for couples
Ideal for couples

Welcome to Lily Tarn, a comfortable two bedroom holiday lodge with hot tub

Lily Tarn is a spacious lodge centrally located at White Cross Bay in the Waterside Wood area of the park. It offers comfortable accommodation – a welcoming home from home. The lodge is ideal for either families or couples sleeping up to 4 guests and uniquely has two en suite bathrooms. With the added bonus of a hot tub, this is a super choice for those looking for a relaxing holiday retreat.

The lodge welcomes 1 small dog only  (subject to a £50 refundable security deposit).

Accommodation Details

Living area:

  • Spacious and bright living area with a high beam effect ceiling
  • Furniture includes a 2 seater leather sofa and 2 leather armchairs plus coffee table
  • For your entertainment there is a flat screen TV, DVD player and Humax box
  • Feature fire surround with electric effect fire

Kitchen and dining area:

  • Off the lounge is the dining area with an oval table and 4 chairs
  • Well proportioned and equipped fitted kitchen with a range style gas oven and hob with hot plate
  • Built in fridge, freezer and dishwasher plus kettle and toaster, cutlery, crockery and utensils plus generous storage space

Master bedroom:

  • The master bedroom has a king size bed with a range of fitted cupboards and wardrobes
  • Door leading into the main bathroom which doubles as the en suite to the master bedroom

Second bedroom:

  • The second bedroom has two single beds which can be joined together to make a super king size bed upon request
  • Range of fitted wardrobes and cupboards with a dressing table
  • Door leading to an en suite shower room with vanity unit, toilet and sink – this doubles as the toilet off the main hallway

Family bathroom:

  • The family bathroom (which doubles as the en suite from the main bedroom) has a full size bath with over bath shower, toilet and sink and a shaving point/mirror plus heated towel rail

Other information:

  • Lily Tarn has its own dedicated WiFi connection. This should be suitable for streaming services allowing you to log into your Amazon Prime, Now TV or Netflix accounts
  • Full central heating and double glazing ensuring a comfortable stay all year round
  • There is a stream running to the front of the lodge

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Need to know

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 4 p.m. and departure at 10 a.m. 2 night weekend specials depart at 5 p.m. on Sunday.


Lily Tarn is accessed by 4 steps to the main door which is located at the back of the lodge. (By the parking). Alternatively, you can access the lodge via the little foot bridge and 3 steps to the front decking area.


The lodge welcomes 1 small 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: There is a designated dog friendly area in the bar/restaurant.

Infants (Up to 24 months)

A high chair can be hired for £5. A travel cot is provided free of charge. The travel cot will fit in the master bedroom only (with a squeeze) 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.

Double patio doors lead from the main living area onto a large deck to the front of the lodge.


Parking space adjacent to 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.


Lily Tarn Lodge offers a complimentary dedicated WiFi connection. This should be suitable for streaming services allowing you to log into your Amazon Prime, Now TV or Netflix accounts.

Quality of connection may vary at times. No guarantee is given as to the speed of WiFi service or its reliability.

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

Lily Tarn Lodge has been rented through us since June 2014.

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31st August 2020

This is our 5th (possibly 6th but I’ve lost count!) visit to Lily Tarn. The location of the lodge is lovely, as is the location of White Cross Bay as I’m a massive lover of the Lakes and this park gives you a great view every time you wander down to the marina. We didn’t know what to expect of the lodge and our visit due to C19 however I can’t fault the cleanliness of the lodge, it was immaculate. Big compliments to the cleaners! The lodge hasn’t really changed in the years we’ve been visiting, everything is the same with the exception of a bathroom being modernised. Doesn’t really impact your stay other than showing it’s age with creaky beds, both bedrooms are affected by this and come across a bit rickety as you can feel and hear each other moving in the night but as we only visited as a couple on our own it didn’t affect anything other than our sleep, but this was minimal and we quickly got used to it. The decor is the same and as this is personal preference has no impact to our stay, however I do believe being updated could increase the appeal of the lodge as many others have a ‘wow’ factor inside, whereas although this lodge isn’t the most recent with its interior, it has one of the best positions for privacy and individuality with its little bridge over the beck and fairy lights meaning it is lovely to sit out and enjoy the hot tub on a night once the sun goes down. Great news the onsite pub is now dog friendly, unfortunately we didn’t get to use this as seating wasn’t available for a good couple of hours each time we tried to get in for a meal. The overall facilities and services of Parkdean let the trip down. We arrived around tea time and couldn’t get near reception because of diners queuing and waiting to be seated but because we knew where we were going and the barriers were open, we went straight to our lodge. I visited again later that night around 7.45 and reception was closed even though it was supposed to be open until 8. It resulted in an early visit the next morning (again no reception cover) to ask someone for the code to get out as the barriers were down. We used the Parkdean app to order food but had to return into a queue with another two people in the same boat as they’d got our orders wrong. I really like LDLH’s service as they take care with your booking and give you all the help you need right up to and including your stay. I also love the Lily Tarn Lodge and it has been somewhere we’ve enjoyed staying over the years but this recent visit has meant we’re not rebooking yet for next year and are looking at alternatives for places where we can get better onsite service. This doesn’t mean we won’t be back in the future, just maybe not as often as before.

Thank you for the review, Kelley. Whilst delighted you enjoyed your stay at Lily Tarn, we are sorry to hear you were disappointed with the onsite service at White Cross Bay. We can tell you that the park, having brought in extra measures due to Covid, are doing all they can to ensure guests and staff are kept safe. Please do bear with them as we are sure that over time things will fall into place. On that note we do hope that you return to Lily Tarn soon. This comfortable two-bedroom holiday lodge with hot tub is in a great location for exploring the lakes or simply to relax and unwind. A most welcoming place to stay. We will of course pass on your comments to the owners for their reference along with letting them know you love their lodge. Thank you again and for your kind comments. We shall look forward to welcoming you again in the near future.

Fiona - Lake District Lodge Holidays, December 2020


21st August 2020

This was our 5th visit to Whitecross bay (1st in Lily Tarn). The lodge itself is just about 2 mins walk from reception or the lake, off the main road so no traffic passing. The lodge was perfectly clean and had everything that you need. The decking area is ample with plenty of seating, a lovely hot tub and plenty of lights for sitting out on warm evenings. I would definitely return to this beautiful lodge. We were very lucky with the weather too, it was a scorching week with thunderstorms on a few evenings (bonus). One thing that I didn’t know, Whitecross Bay club house is now dog friendly, it’s about time!.


20th August 2020

Great lodge in ideal location on park. Not to far from the lake, clubhouse or refuse/recycling and laundrette

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