Lily Tarn

White Cross Bay

Based on 109 reviews
  • Lily Tarn
  • Lily Tarn
  • Lily Tarn
  • Lily Tarn
  • Lily Tarn
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Lodge Overview

Bedrooms 2
Sleeps 4
Dog Friendly Yes
Style Modern

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.

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

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.


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: 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 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.


Overall Rating


out of 5

Nice lodge but very tired

The lodge was nice inside, spacious, clean and tidy. The first thing we noticed was the 'blown' double glazed patio door which was full of condensation, which didn't give us a very good first impression. The settee and chairs were worn and uncomfortable as quite old but overall it was ok. The hot tub wasn't ready for us when we arrived so we had to wait until the following day before we could use it. The outside area we thought needs attention. The decking was always wet, the hot tub old and the patio furniture needs replacing with something more comfortable and modern. We felt the lodges were very much on top of each other as well and had to have the blinds closed most of the time for our own privacy. Overall our stay was 'ok' and we enjoyed it. It is just some of the essentials need attention and it wasn't a 'wow' factor break, especially for the money. An upgrade of certain items would make the lodge more appealing.

Review date: 27th September 2019

Overall Rating


out of 5

Lovely break away

Really enjoyed our stay at Lily Tarn, we stayed Monday to Friday with our two children and dog.Had no problems with anything and it’s in a great location to explore the lakes. Would definitely return.

Review date: 13th September 2019

Overall Rating


out of 5

The Perfect Lodge for a relax or and adventure holiday

The lodge is very well maintained, clean and confortable. The quality of the forniture good and the kitchen perfect. The hot tub a dream.

Review date: 30th August 2019

Overall Rating


out of 5

Loved it, will be coming back for visit no.7

Repeat of previous reviews but I adore it here. The location is amazing, the lodge is home from home and the work being done to the it makes a massive difference. It was spotless and smelt amazing! Lake District Lodge Holidays make it very easy to sort everything and they’re super friendly. It’s now becoming a tradition to have this annual visit so I’m sure we’ll be back soon. One downside is the onsite pub/ restaurant and the service. It’s such as shame as it massively lets down such a wonderful place.

Review date: 19th August 2019

Overall Rating


out of 5

A lovely lodge

Well-situated a few minutes from the lake. Clean and tidy with adequate resources. Pity there were no face-cloths or soap with the towels etc. Good hot-tub and non-slip mats all around the decking area. Very good location. All in all a good choice.

Review date: 16th August 2019

Thank you for your review Ron, we are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay. We have passed on your comments to the independent housekeeper and lodge owners for their information, thank you for bringing this to our attention and please accept our apologise for any inconvenience caused. Lily Tarn is a very comfortable home away from home lodge, perfect for the whole family! The hot tub is a real bonus and great to enjoy after a busy day hiking or exploring the local area. We would be delighted to welcome you back in the future for another stay.

Romany - Lake District Lodge Holidays , October 2019

Overall Rating


out of 5

Another Lake District holiday

Nice lodge but could do with a good clean in the kitchen - oven, glasses, plates, cutlery and pans needed cleaning before use. Probably wrong week to go as we’re bombarded by wasps so could not use hot tub or decking area Otherwise a good lodge to stay in.

Review date: 26th July 2019

Overall Rating


out of 5


Loved our stay at Lily Tarn Lodge, the lodge itself was perfect in a very peaceful part of the resort. Would definitely stay again and recommend to friends.

Review date: 22nd July 2019

Overall Rating


out of 5

Tired but clean

Lodge is clean and tidy though a little dated. Hot tub was great but decking needs some tlc (especially the front steps to the lodge). Park itself was quiet and staff friendly.

Review date: 15th July 2019

Thank you for your review of Lily Tarn. We will of course follow up on all you have said and will also advise the lodge owners of your comments and suggestions - thank you. Lily Tarn is a comfortable three-bedroom holiday lodge with its own wifi and a hot tub, not forgetting the great location! A great place to stay in the heart of the Lakes. Thank you for recommending the lodge to others - and we'd be delighted should you wish to return.

Fiona - Lake District Lodge Holidays , July 2019

Overall Rating


out of 5

Comfortable stay

Lily tarn lodge is a lovely place to stay. The lodge was very comfortable and set in a beautiful location. The hot tub was an awesome addition. Will be booking again

Review date: 12th July 2019

Overall Rating


out of 5

Beautiful Lodge, home from home!

After obtaining the gate code from reception, follow the directions to the lodge provided by Lake District Lodge holidays - if we followed the ones given to us by reception we would still be looking for the lodge today!. The lodge is very private and in a section where there is no through traffic so very quiet. The lodge itself was beautiful and was certainly home from home and the owners have taken a lot of care into providing everything that is needed. The hot tub, although only used once, was fantastic and lovely and warm. Our only comment is that there was nowhere to hang the wet towels and swimwear after use so maybe a clothes airer would be useful. Unfortunately the week we were there it was wet and cold (although in June) so we couldn't make full use of the outside deck etc., but the lodge was lovely to come back to after a day out sightseeing and walking. The site itself was clean and although there seemed to be lots of people around there was never any noise. We went into the bar area once whilst there with the intention of having something to eat but there was only one person serving and about 15 people waiting to get served. Every table seemed to have empty glasses and plates on - I hope this was just a one off and that they were short staffed that day, although we didn't return to find out. The park is well placed as a travelling base and only a 10 minute drive from Bowness. Although we like to go to a different place each time, we will definitely use Lake District Lodge holidays again and have no hesitation in recommending Lily Tarn.

Review date: 28th June 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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