Lily Tarn

White Cross Bay

Based on 74 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.
  • There is a ‘Jack and Jill’ door leading into the main bathroom which doubles as the ensuite.
  • 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.
  • ‘Jack and Jill’ 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


PLEASE NOTE: Any stays booked before January 23rd 2017 with 2 dogs will be honoured.


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

Overall Rating


out of 5

Pre Christmas madness getaway

We had a fab time in this beautiful lodge which was immaculately clean and well set out, it had everything we needed and everything worked as it should, it was cosy and warm and in a lovely location, the hot tub which was nicely screened was very welcome after a long walk, we bought bird food and filled up the bird feeder and sat back and watched the birds flock to it, We would definitely stay at Lily Tarn again it's a beautiful lodge on a very lovely site.

Review date: 15th December 2017

Thank you for your review and kind comments, Pamela. We note and are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Lily Tarn. A pre-Christmas break is an excellent idea and as Lily Tarn is cosy and well equipped (complete with hot tub) it is the perfect place for a relaxing and comfortable stay in the Lakes. Not forgetting the location of which we were delighted to hear you enjoyed. We wish you a happy Christmas and New Year and look forward to welcoming you again in the near future.

Fiona - Lake District Lodge Holidays, December 2017

Overall Rating


out of 5

Lovely lodge excellent location loved our stay

Upon our arrival we found it easy to find the lodge easily with parking outside the front door, once inside we were greeted by a lovely clean lodge that was everything we wanted, heating was all-ready on and it was nice and cosy inside, the hot tub was amazing gazing up at the stars at night whilst relaxing away from the stresses of life. we will book here again as we all enjoyed our stay at lilly tarn

Review date: 03rd December 2017

Overall Rating


out of 5

Family break

When we arrived the lodge was just being finished off by the cleaner and hot tub was still being sorted, so they hot tub wasn’t hot enough until the morning after we arrived! Lovely clean and cosy lodge, very homely and loved it all cozy infront of fire and watching the collection of dvds they have! Beds were comfy and fresh duvet smell! Will defo use this lodge again x and definitely recommend x

Review date: 13th November 2017

Overall Rating


out of 5

Perfect for Chilling

I think the Lodge was ideal for what we was after and that was to chill out and relax and to have a base to see the area's other sites.The Lodge is not brand spanking new but has obviously been refurbished and this seems to add to it feeling homely. We loved the birds and deer that you could see during the day from your window.

Review date: 20th October 2017

Thank you for your comments and super ratings, John. It is very pleasing to hear you enjoyed a relaxing stay at Lily Tarn. A very welcoming lodge and a wonderful location for exploring the Lakes. As well as the perfect spot for watching local wildlife! With the added bonus of a hot tub this really is an excellent choice for those looking for a holiday retreat in the Lakes.

Fiona - Lake District Lodge Holidays, October 2017

Overall Rating


out of 5

Totally Chilled

Had an amazing time in both the lodge and the Lake District itself lovely walks followed by a nice relaxing hot tub. Everything was perfect from start to finish. Will definitely be back! Geoff and Kim

Review date: 06th October 2017

Overall Rating


out of 5


We had a very pleasant stay. The lodge was great and positioned in a very good location. We enjoyed using the on site facilities and exploring the local area.

Review date: 25th September 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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