Lily Tarn

White Cross Bay

Based on 112 reviews
  • Lily Tarn
  • Lily Tarn
  • Lily Tarn
  • Lily Tarn
  • Lily Tarn
  • 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

Lovely lodge with spacious living area

This is our second time staying in this holiday park, and our first staying in this lodge. It's a really good size for a small family of 3/4. The living area is spacious, with a fire and seating area. The kitchen had all the things we needed, as did the bedrooms. It was clean throughout. The decor is perhaps a little outdated, but it's not like you're there for long so doesn't matter. And the outside hot tub was amazing! Worth paying the extra to get a lodge with a hot tub for sure! My only real issue is that the lodge WiFi was really poor. I was on holiday with my partner and her mum, and after a long day's walking we liked to go back to the lodge and put Netflix on and relax, but we couldn't because the WiFi was so bad. I know it's a minor thing, and most will just argue that if you're on holiday you shouldn't be watching TV, and they're right. However we visited in late December, when it gets dark at around 4pm, and so having enough entertainment in the lodge for us was important. It wouldn't stop me staying here again. But would be handy if the WiFi could be improved. Overall another great stay!

Review date: 17th January 2020

Overall Rating


out of 5

Xmas 2019

This is a beautiful double fronted lodge. Very spacious and decorated lovely. We have stayed at White Cross Bay many times and we will stay at this lodge again. They even put up a Xmas tree for us!! There’s a stream that runs by the decking and you can see ducks swimming around the site, just beautiful. The hot tub was fab and stayed perfectly clean all week right next to a lit up tree and an umbrella for when it rained. Thank you for a wonderful week.

Review date: 06th January 2020

Overall Rating


out of 5

Fab stay at LIlly Tarn

Location is fab and located across a little stream the lodge can be accessed from two different locations which is handy. The lodge has a cosy feel rather than modern i feel if they updated the bedding to something a little more modern that it would help ensure the lodge looks a little more modern. Hot tub was amazing and it was so nice to sit back and relax in the tub on an evening. One of the benefits of this lodge is having 2 jack and jill bathrooms so you basically end up with two ensuite rooms which is fab if you are travelling as two separate couples. We had a nice stay in this lodge and love that it is dog friendly.

Review date: 19th November 2019

Thank you for reviewing your stay at Lily Tarn, Josh and we are so pleased to read your comments. This is a great place to stay. Two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, a hot tub and wifi - where better to be for a relaxing break in the Lakes. Noting your additional comment to update the bedding, we will pass this on to the lodge owners for their consideration. Thank you, and for letting us know you enjoyed your stay. Perhaps we will welcome you again soon?

Fiona - Lake District Lodge Holidays , November 2019

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

Thank you for your review Deborah. We most certainly take on board all your comments and will look into these in more detail, as well as advising the owner of your comments. On a more positive note, we are pleased to hear you found the lodge to be spacious, clean and tidy. Lily Tarn is a great place to stay, with its own dedicated WiFi, hot tub and with two en-suite bathrooms, it is ideal for couples and families who like their own privacy. We hope we will welcome you back in the future, perhaps maybe in one of our other lodges!

Romany - Lake District Lodge Holidays, January 2020

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

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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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