Lily Tarn

White Cross Bay

Based on 80 reviews

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Lodge Overview

Bedrooms 2
Sleeps 4
Dog Friendly Yes
Style Modern

Spacious Two Bedroom Holiday Lodge (with hot tub)

Lily Tarn is a modern and spacious lodge centrally located at White Cross Bay in the Waterside Wood area of the park, just off the main thoroughfare towards the lake. Refurbished for 2017.

The lodge is ideal for either families or couples sleeping up to 4 people and uniquely has 2 ensuite bathrooms.

The well appointed accommodation is bright and airy and benefits from full central heating and double glazing which offers a very comfortable stay all year round. Outside there is a large deck with a private  hot tub.

Dog friendly – 1 small dog welcome 

Accommodation details:

  • From the main hallway you move into a spacious and bright living area.
  • The lounge has a high beam effect ceiling.
  • Furniture includes a two seater leather sofa and 2 leather armchairs and coffee table. For your entertainment there is a flat screen TV, DVD player, Humax box and Ipod docking station.
  • Feature fire surround with electric log effect fire.
  • 2 sets of double patio doors open out onto the large front sun deck.
  • Kitchen and dining area: Off the lounge is the dining area with an oval table and 4 chairs leading through to a well proportioned and equipped fitted kitchen in beech effect.
  • The kitchen is lovely and bright and includes a range style gas oven and hob with hot plate, built in fridge, freezer and dishwasher. There is also a kettle and toaster, cutlery, crockery and utensils plus generous storage space.
  • Two Bedrooms:   The master bedroom has a king size bed with a range of fitted wardrobes.
  • Door leading into the main bathroom which doubles as the ensuite to the master bedroom.
  • The second bedroom has two single beds which can be joined to make a super king sized bed upon request. Range of fitted wardrobes with a dressing table.
  • Door leading to an ensuite shower room with vanity unit toilet and sink. This doubles as the toilet off the main hallway.
  • The family bathroom (which doubles as the ensuite from the main bedroom) has a full sized bath with shower over, toilet and sink and a shaving point/mirror and heated towel rail.
  • Large outside sun deck:  Two double patio doors lead from the main living area onto a large deck to the front of the lodge.
  • Private and screened jacuzzi hot tub with parasol.The relaxing sound of the stream running to the front of the lodge adds to the experience.

A barbecue slab or stone will be provided, please bring your own disposable barbecue.

Parking space adjacent to lodge for 2 cars.


Key Information for your Stay




Overall Rating


out of 5

The property was clean, but felt it really needed good wash down of walls. realy grubby

Last year when we came this property was immaculate, I felt nothing had been tidied up including paint work since last year. . Big improvement on main bathroom though, it was really nice.

Review date: 15th June 2018

Overall Rating


out of 5

We deserved a short break

3adults a 4year old child and 1 springer spaniel poppy., really enjoyed our stay at this lovely lodge,the hot tub was a hit with all,a comfortable 4days,weather was red hot,(thank goodness), the only thing I would say is the patio table and chairs are looking very tired,one chair was broken upon our arrival,maybe could do with replacing,tried to cook some chips in the oven and it did take quiet a long time,.

Review date: 01st June 2018

Thank you for the review, Edward and it is pleasing to hear you enjoyed your stay at Lily Tarn. A great location for all the family and the lodge is spacious and fully equipped for a comfortable stay. We note your further comments and suggestions and are pleased to confirm new patio furniture is on order. The oven has also been checked and appears to be working as it should, although thank you for letting us know and we will also pass this on to the lodge owners for their reference. We are delighted you chose Lily Tarn for a short family break, the lodge is a firm favorite and with many repeat guests. We look forward to welcoming you again in the near future.

Fiona - Lake District Lodge Holidays, June 2018

Overall Rating


out of 5

Fabulous lodge in a fabulous location

Stayed 4 nights at Easter. The lodge was clean (not spotless - there were crisp packets under the bed and the fridge was dirty when we arrived) however everything else was OK. Good facilities in the lodge itself with most things that you'll need for a holiday (cooking, cleaning etc.) Would have been nice to have a cafetière though! The park itself is amazing, lots of children there but none screaming around on their bikes. The bar is busy and overpriced but with so many lovely pubs around who needs it?!?! Didn't try the leisure facilities as so much lovely countryside to see, but it looked OK as we peered through the window - just to warn you it gets very busy and you need to book swimming slots well in advance. Being able to walk to the lake from the park is great and trips to Ambleside are worth it. All in all a very very nice stay. Thanks to all at Lake District Lodge Holidays for the fab service - I will definitely book with you again.

Review date: 20th April 2018

Thank you for taking time to leave a review, Christopher. It is pleasing to hear you enjoyed your stay at Lily Tarn, indeed a fabulous lodge in a fabulous location. We apologise for the minor cleaning issue and we have brought it to the attention of the housekeepers to ensure something similar will not happen in the future. We are also pleased to advise that a cafetiere has been put in the lodge for guests use. It has been a pleasure having you stay at Lily Tarn and we look forward to welcoming you again in the near future - and should you wish to enjoy the leisure facilities then perhaps visit Choices Health Club, just two minutes from the park and complimentary to all our guests. Definitely worth a visit!

Fiona - Lake District Lodge Holidays, May 2018

Overall Rating


out of 5

A very pleasant lodge and location

Lily Tarn is a pleasant and spacious lodge in a tranquil woodland setting. The hot tub is an excellent addition which we appreciated.

Review date: 19th April 2018

Overall Rating


out of 5

Lovely Lily Tarn

Just spent a fabulous 2 night break at Lily Tarn in White Cross Bay. Despite a shaky start where our trip was nearly cancelled due to the poor weather conditions of the beast from the east, we decided to brave it, and was glad we did as we all had an excellent weekend. It was such a relief to get into the lodge which on arrival was so warm and cozy. the lodge is very spacious and well equipped with everything we needed, and more. We even managed to get in the hot tub despite the snow!. We really enjoyed the laid back atmosphere of the park and lodges, its a great place to relax together in peaceful surroundings and spend quality time together. The Park itself is in a great central location, and just a short drive to Windermere, Bowness and Ambleside. I would love to visit again in the spring/summer so that we could make better use of the outside decking areas and the park surroundings.

Review date: 12th March 2018

Thank you for the super review and perfect ratings, Lucy. It was a pleasure to have you stay at Lily Tarn, and despite the severe weather you had a fabulous time. We are delighted! The lodge is cosy, comfortable and very well equipped for a relaxing stay in the Lakes, whatever the weather. We look forward to welcoming you again in the summer months.

Fiona - Lake District Lodge Holidays , March 2018

Overall Rating


out of 5

This is our 2nd time we’ve stayed in this lodge.

We really do enjoy staying in this lodge! 2nd time for us. Location is great and the site it’s self is brilliant. This lodge is like home from home, so cosy! Cleanliness is excellent. Even our Labrador enjoyed himself! Hopefully we will return to this lodge again in the near future.

Review date: 24th February 2018

Overall Rating


out of 5

Amazing second visit

Lily Tarn is one of my favourite places! My boyfriend and I booked for the first weekend in January last year, and the second this year. And we hope to make it a yearly tradition! It is beautiful and secluded, it's the perfect getaway for those with busy lives. The lodge is warming and homely, with two bathrooms (a bath and shower- which is great), there's so much room. It's kind of like being in a bubble, with no one else around. I love it here!

Review date: 26th January 2018

Thank you for leaving a review, Alex and letting us know you had another amazing stay at Lily Tarn. What more needs to be said, the lodge is a home from home and with its own private hot tub. The perfect holiday retreat for those looking for peace and tranquillity. We look forward to welcoming you both again next year.

Fiona - Lake District Lodge Holidays, January 2018

Overall Rating


out of 5

Nice stay

My parents loved the lodge, especially the use of the hot tub. Brilliant weekend over new year. Thanks

Review date: 08th January 2018

Overall Rating


out of 5

Great times

Fantastic place to stay location is perfect . We had a fantastic break the lodge was spotless and well equipped. Hot tub was great even in the cold. Will definitely be going back and recommend to everyone.

Review date: 26th December 2017

Overall Rating


out of 5

Fab Time

Had an amazing time in Lily Tarn have stayed before and will no doubt stay again. Beautiful location and the lodge is perfect.

Review date: 25th December 2017

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About White Cross Bay

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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