Lily Tarn

White Cross Bay

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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 


Need to Know

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.

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


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

Overall Rating


out of 5

Great lodge and well worth the experience

We thoroughly enjoyed staying at lily tarn. The two main aspects that we enjoyed the most was the hot tub and the use of sky sports football that was showed on the tv in the lodge. We can't wait to book back up for next year :)

Review date: 28th August 2017

Overall Rating


out of 5

Lovely lodge for a family holiday

First time we've stayed in a lodge and it was amazing. Lovely and clean and well equipped, lots of room and storage. Being a family with two teenagers two bathrooms was fab!! Plenty of hot water and Hot tub was lovely we used it everyday, little fairy lights in the tree made it so special at night. Gates both ends of the decking meant the dogs could roam safely, with plenty of walking all day they mostly slept. Very quiet site, so could really relax. Definitely would return.

Review date: 25th August 2017

Overall Rating


out of 5

Last time visiting :(

We've been a returning visitor to Lily Tarn for a number of years now without issue, however this will be our last visit given the policy change by the owners to only allow one dog. Such a shame as we've never had any issues with our dogs and always made sure we fully respected the lodge and it's contents. Although not the most modern/ contemporary in its decor, I love the location of the lodge in that it's right in the middle of the park but private enough too so you can enjoy the hot tub and decking area. We have rebooked for the 6th year running with Lake District Lodge Holidays as they're helpful and always provided a good service to us however it will be with another log cabin

Review date: 14th August 2017

Thank you for your review, Kelley and letting us know you have enjoyed staying at Lily Tarn over the past few years. The lodges are privately owned and as booking agents we have to respect the wishes of the owners, although we are pleased to hear that you have already booked for next year in a lodge that will accommodate your requirements. Lily Tarn offers very comfortable accommodation, a real home from home. With the addition of a hot tub and in a good central location to onsite facilities as well as the marina, this is a super choice for a holiday. Perhaps in the near future we will welcome you once again to this very homely lodge.

Fiona - Lake District Lodge Holidays, August 2017

Overall Rating


out of 5

Our stay at Lily tarn

We had 7nights at Lily tarn in July 17, all round a nice clean cabin , everything we needed for our stay. And to finish off the days the hot tub! A must have to relax after our long walks. Recommended and would return ourselves.

Review date: 07th August 2017

Overall Rating


out of 5

Short break

Enjoyed our stay at the Lily Tarn, the lodge is in a good position close to everything, there was a few bits that we thought could off been cleaner but overall we enjoyed our stay.

Review date: 02nd August 2017

Thank you for your review Sandra. We were pleased you enjoyed your stay at Lily Tarn and we have passed on your comments about the minor cleaning issues to the cleaning company who look after the lodge. Lily Tarn is a very popular, spacious lodge in a nice position within White Cross Bay and is enjoyed by all who stay there.

Mark - Lake District Lodge Holidays, August 2017

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About White Cross Bay

White Cross Bay is situated on the shores of Lake Windermere at one of the most idyllic and scenic locations in the very heart of the Lake District.

The panorama of the lake, surrounding fells and countryside is simply breathtaking. Staying in a lodge at White Cross Bay, one of the Lake District’s most exclusive locations, will provide you with a memorable and relaxing holiday.

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