Owls Nook

White Cross Bay

Based on 27 reviews
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Lodge Overview

Bedrooms 3
Sleeps 7
Dog Friendly Yes
Style Traditional

Welcome to Owls Nook, a three bedroom holiday lodge with hot tub

Owls Nook is an older style holiday lodge offering basic yet comfortable accommodation in the Langdale area of White Cross Bay. It’s a short walk to the clubhouse and facilities. The lodge is ideal for larger families uniquely sleeping up to 7 guests. Your 4 legged family member is also welcome! A favourite with guests looking for a great value lodge – with the added bonus of a hot tub.

Please note: A maximum of 6 adults can stay at one time. A maximum of 3 children can stay at any one time (with 4 adults).

The lodge welcomes 2 dogs.

Accommodation Details

Living area:

  • Open plan lounge, dining and kitchen area
  • Corner leather sofa
  • Feature fire surround with electric fire
  • Flat screen TV with DVD player

Kitchen area:

  • Equipment includes an electric hob and oven, fridge with a small freezer compartment, microwave, kettle and toaster, crockery and cutlery plus storage space
  • Dining table with 6 chairs

Master bedroom:

  • Double bed
  • Fitted wardrobe and cupboards plus a small dressing table
  • Wall mounted TV

Second bedroom:

  • Double bed
  • Fitted wardrobes and cupboards plus a small dressing table
  • Wall mounted TV

Third bedroom:

  • The compact third bedroom has a wooden frame bunk bed with a double mattress to the bottom and single on the top (This may not be suitable for an adult couple)
  • TV

Family bathroom:

  • There is a family shower room with toilet, shower cubicle and hand basin

Other information:

  • There is insufficient room to fit a travel cot in the bedrooms at Owls Nook
  • Central heating throughout
  • Outdoor secure shed for bike storage
  • There is a selection of DVDs and games

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.


Owls Nook is accessed by 5 wooden steps to the decking. The lodge is then all on the same ground floor level.


The lodge welcomes 2 dogs.

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)

There is insufficient room to fit a travel cot in the bedrooms at Owls Nook Lodge.

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.

To the front there is an outside seating area with patio furniture. The hot tub is located to the rear of the lodge.


Parking to the side of the 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.


Complimentary WiFi is provided by the park and subject to fair usage guidelines.

Quality and reliability of connection will vary based on the number of people using it, prevailing weather conditions and therefore may be limited or slower than you are used to. From our experience, it is only suitable for page browsing and sending emails.

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

Owls Nook Lodge has been rented through us since March 2018.


Overall Rating


out of 5

Awful lodge in need of some serious maintanence!

We stayed here for a week as a family of 5/6 (6 for one night luckily) for new year with 2 other families staying in other lodges. On arrival the lodge was dirty. First thing I did was sweep the floor and go to the on-site shop for cleaning products and to clean the windows (could barely see through them with all the dirty marks on them). On making drinks the glasses were filthy and had to be washed before being used, on further checking all the dishes were dirty with bits of food stuck to them. Utensils were minimum, knives were useless. Laminate flooring throughout but no mop. Went to use the ironing board it fell to pieces, phoned the maintenance and they brought mop and new ironing board. There was a note from the team to let us know we needed to keep checking the boiler pressure as it keep dropping. All the wardrobes smelt damp. The 3rd bedroom was tiny, you have to climb over the steps for the bunk bed to get to the bottom bed, no wardrobe (boiler in there) tv smallest in memory of man. Bathroom was best room in lodge but still wasn’t brilliant. Twice had a terrible stench of sewers. So then there’s outside.... the decking was unsafe as it dipped (as if no support at the side) when stood on in one part, the fence around the decking wobbled if leaned on. The hot tub lights don’t work. One thing that does worry me is the fact it shows the lodge has 2 doors (this is part of the fire regulation rules) one of the doors is actually blocked off as it’s where the bathroom is! When using the hot tub you have to go out at the front of the lodge and walk around to it and then walk all through the lodge while wet making the floors slippy. Would definitely return to white cross bay but wouldn’t touch this lodge with a barge pole!

Review date: 10th January 2020

Overall Rating


out of 5


We spent 3 nights at Owls Nook Lodge in the run up to Christmas, we were very pleasantly surprised at how cosy and clean the lodge was. Our first time at the lake District and I'm sure we will be returning. Have recommended to all my friends and family and plan to rebook this year.

Review date: 07th January 2020

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out of 5

Early Xmas weekend

Lodge was clean & mostly comfortable, mattress on beds not the best & pillows read hard,. We missed having a glow from the fire, & bulb out in standard lamp too (no replacement. We enjoyed the hot tub- although it look as though here was a door to the lodge beside it, you actually had to walk round to the front (in freezing temperatures). It was fairly well equipped, but luckily we brought our own Yorkshire pud tins for our ‘Xmas dimmer’ (& no potato masher). Overall we enjoyed out stay, all theOwl touches were nice, but would prob. Look at a different lodge if ever we went back.

Review date: 10th December 2019

Overall Rating


out of 5

Beautiful location

A lovely park, great facilities, nice hot tub, only gripe was the awful, uncomfortable mattresses on every bed, even our 3 year old could feel the springs. Two problems, one rectified (blocked toilet from previous occupant) and heating/boiler problem not sorted during our stay.

Review date: 03rd December 2019

Thank you for your review, Kathleen and raising a few things with us. We were sorry to hear you had a few niggles during your stay. The lodge owners have been made aware and will look into all you have said. Thank you, and please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused. On a better note, we were pleased to hear you enjoyed the location, and of course the hot tub - A delightful way to relax!

Fiona - Lake District Lodge Holidays , December 2019

Overall Rating


out of 5

Birthday Celebration aweekend at Owl Nook

Everything about our stay was hassle free from check in to check out. The staff were lovely and helpful and the clubhouse was a great base for our adventures in the Lakes. The lodge was in a lovely peaceful surrounding and had everything we needed for our stay.

Review date: 30th September 2019

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out of 5

4 night stay in September

So many problems with the lodge such as it wasn’t cleaned before staying, the gate lock was broken. We found 6/7 large screws and nails in the parking space next to the lodge which could have easily gone into our tyres. The mattresses were very poor, making sleeping hard. The heating didn’t work when we arrived and we had a leak in the kitchen just before we left. The photos looked lovely before we arrived but seems different when we got there.

Review date: 27th September 2019

Thank you for your review Lucie, we are very sorry to hear you had a number of issues during your stay. We take on board all your comments and will look into these in more detail. On a more positive note, we are pleased to hear you enjoyed the hot tub! Perhaps we will welcome you back in the future, maybe in one of our other lodges?

Romany - Lake District Lodge Holidays, January 2020

Overall Rating


out of 5

Beautiful break away

My wife and I had a wonderful stay at Owls Nook in mid September with our dog. We loved the location of the park and it was amazing being a stones throw from Lake Windermere. The site is ideal for exploring the Lake District. The lodge itself was excellent value for money; cosy, clean and everything you could need. The hot tub was perfect for relaxing in after a busy day exploring. Would definitely recommend.

Review date: 27th September 2019

Overall Rating


out of 5

Lovely accomodation

Everything was clean when we arrived! Lovely warm homely and comfy accommodation and furnitures. Would definitely recommend staying here!

Review date: 20th September 2019

Overall Rating


out of 5

A fab holiday

Had a lovely break with my family and dog, we all enjoyed the lodge very much it was so comfy and we all especially enjoyed the hot tub. The lodge itself was spotless with everything we needed for our stay and it is set in a great park, the kids found plenty to keep themselves occupied as did the adults. The surrounding towns and villages were beautiful plenty of lovely walks and nice place for eating out in pubs and hotels with nice people. Looking forward to booking for next year.

Review date: 29th July 2019

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out of 5

June in Lake District

Had a lovely week, we were very lucky with the weather which is a bonus. Family enjoyed park and lodge.

Review date: 12th July 2019

Thank you for your very kind review, we are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay. Owls Nook is a very comfortable lodge, with space for up to 7 guests it is perfect for a large family break. Located close to the facilities onsite and with a lovely hot tub is enjoy throughout your stay, it is easy to see why this lodge is popular amongst our guests. We look forward to welcoming you back for another stay soon.

Romany - Lake District Lodge Holidays , August 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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