Puddleduck Lodge

White Cross Bay

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Lodge Overview

Bedrooms 3
Sleeps 6
Dog Friendly No
Style Modern

Welcome to Puddleduck, a delightful three bedroom lodge with hot tub

Puddleduck is a beautifully decorated lodge situated a short distance from the lake at White Cross Bay. The owners have gone to great lengths to provide a warm and welcoming holiday retreat for all to enjoy. The lodge is bright and spacious sleeping up to 6 guests. There is a large deck with the added bonus of a hot tub – perfect after a long day exploring the local villages and fells. Puddleduck has become a firm favourite amongst guests.

Sorry we are unable to accept dogs at Puddleduck Lodge.

Accommodation Details

Living area:

  • Stylish open plan lounge, dining and kitchen area
  • Feature electric fire
  • Two 3 seater fabric sofas and ‘tub’ chair
  • For your entertainment there is a wall mounted flat screen TV with integrated DVD player plus CD/DAB Radio
  • Dining table with 6 chairs

Kitchen area:

  • Stylish and well equipped fitted kitchen with gas hob and electric oven, free standing fridge/freezer, microwave oven, kettle and toaster, cutlery, crockery plus plenty of cupboards and storage space

Master bedroom:

  • The master bedroom has a double bed
  • Furniture includes a wardrobe, dressing table and bedside cabinets

Second bedroom:

  • The second bedroom has twin beds
  • Bedside table and wardrobe

Third bedroom:

  • The third bedroom has twin beds
  • Bedside table, wardrobe and drawers

Family shower room:

  • There is a double walk in shower, vanity unit, toilet and shaving point

Other information:

  • Full central heating and double glazing ensuring a comfortable stay all year round
  • A travel cot will only fit in the bedroom when the double bed is moved over slightly

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.


Puddleduck is accessed by 2 sets of 4 wooden steps up to the deck. The lodge is then all on the same ground floor level. There are 2 small wooden steps down to the hot tub area.


Sorry we are unable to accept dogs at Puddleduck Lodge.

Infants (Up to 24 months)

A travel cot and/or high chair can be hired for £5 per item. The travel cot will fit in the master bedroom only although the double bed will need to be moved to the side. Please bring your own bedding for the travel cot which will be left in the lodge for you to put up.

Outside Area

Please note: The deck is enclosed but not gated by the steps.

A slab or base is provided for a BBQ but please bring your own disposable BBQ.

Double doors open from the lounge onto the front deck with patio set and parasol. The deck also extends around to the side of the lodge where the hot tub is located. The separate hot tub area is gated.


There is designated space immediately in front 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

Puddleduck Lodge has been rented through us since December 2017.


Overall Rating


out of 5

Christmas break

Really enjoyed our stay At the puddleduck lodge over the Christmas period. The lodge was very clean and decorated to a high standard with Christmas decorations which we really appreciated having small children . The owners provided us with a bottle of prosseco on arrival which touched us . The beds were really comfy and the lodge was full with suitable essentials . The Christmas entertainment was lovely for the small children , the only down fall was the amount of dogs allowed in the bar area . We went for a meal one day in the restaurant but unfortunately we had to leave early due to dogs barking and being around us whilst we was eating. We approached the staff on at the time and she totally agreed with us. My two small children were running around and enjoying themselves but due to a really big dog barking in the bar it really upset my little girl . It is only going to take one dog bite for the park to be shut down. This is a matter I think should be addressed because due to the dogs in the bar we will not be returning to White Cross Bay . I understand dogs being allowed in lodges but I think in the bar they Should not be allowed .

Review date: 03rd January 2020

Overall Rating


out of 5

Would highly recommend, we will be back!!!

Puddleduck lodge was a beautiful lodge, well equipped and very comfortable. Booking was easy and check-in was simple. The owners have worked hard to make this lodge a home from home, by adding a lot of creature comforts. However, some attention is required to sort the television signals, but this didn’t affect us as we were too busy enjoying the hot tub and beautiful surroundings. The customer service team for Lake District Lodge Holidays we’re extremely helpful and went above and beyond, especially when I left several items of clothes in the wardrobe. Having only realised my mistake 6hours after we departed, I contacted customer services (Fiona Wilson) and they were extremely quick to respond, locating my possessions and returning them to me promptly by post. I would recommend both booking through Lake District Lodge Holidays and puddleduck lodge to anyone who is considering a holiday to the Lake District. We are very much looking forward to returning next year. Thank you for such a wonderful stay!

Review date: 02nd September 2019

Overall Rating


out of 5

Family break

Spend 10 days at puddleduck and accommodation was great and very quiet, location of lodge was great 5 minutes from reception and restaurant with gym and pool. We done a few things while there such as the boat trip and tree top and other various days out, we visited Asda in Kendal which is only 20 minutes drive and easy to find for shopping also a bit cheaper than shops surrounding the park.

Review date: 20th July 2019

Overall Rating


out of 5

A lovely break in a nice cabin, which could be made amazing with only a little work.

My family really enjoyed our stay at Puddleduck Lodge. The lodge was in pretty good shape and had plenty of space inside and out for us with a really nice hot tub. There were some issues which the owners should look at resolving. The first being the decking which is in need of refurbishment. This is particularly an issue outside the patio doors where some non-slip strips have been stapled onto the decking and are a serious trip hazard. Our little boy tripped on these a number of times, and I did as well, as they are not secured to the boards correctly - I have taken photos of this problem in case the owners would like to see the issue. Another problem we had was that (as another reviewer has said) the childrens cot does not fit into any of the rooms and in the master bedroom where we put it we needed to move a chest of drawers and stool to make room - and even then it was very tight for space in there. Another issue which was mentioned in another persons review was the top cabinets in the kitchen which do not stay open when pushed. For someone tall like me it was not an issue but for others in the family who were shorter it proved a real problem and a danger when using them A really simple fix is all that is needed. Also it would be good to have some gates on the entry points to the lodge to keep in the little ones. The location of the lodge is good and you are really close to the water although with no view of it (which is not a problem) and we would love to go back to a lodge in the same park again - although we would not specifically choose Puddleduck Lodge due to the issues.

Review date: 08th July 2019

Many thanks for the review, Leigh. We take on board all you have said and apologise a few things were not quite right for you. We will of course follow up on these and make sure the issues are addressed – we shall also advise the lodge owners of your comments and suggestions. Thank you for letting us know. With regard to the travel cot, we will amend the website accordingly. Despite the issues we were pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay. A great location for a family holiday in the Lakes.

Fiona - Lake District Lodge Holidays , July 2019

Overall Rating


out of 5


The lodge was very warm and the bed are very uncomfortable the TVs never worked right and the DVD player and the hot tub could be a bit more private and next to the through road the bar on site was very expensive to part from that good stay

Review date: 28th June 2019

Thank you for your review John. We were sorry a couple of things weren't quite right for your stay and would have happily helped with the issues you encountered with the TV had you contacted us during your stay. We have noted your comments about the beds although comfort can be very much personal. The hot tub is on a lower part of the deck with a screen so it does have a degree of privacy. Aside from these things we were pleased to hear you had a good stay. Puddleduck is a very popular lodge which offers great value for 6 people complete with an outside hot tub in which to relax.

Mark - Lake District Lodge Holidays, July 2019

Overall Rating


out of 5

My favourite

We’ve stayed at puddle duck lodge in the past booked through park dean so this was our second time staying here & I have to say this my favourite lodge on white cross bay & we’ve stayed at quite a few over the years as we visit a couple of times of year . The lodge is in a perfect position by the lake is pet free & spotlessly clean . We thoroughly enjoyed our stay & look forward to staying again very soon .

Review date: 07th June 2019

Overall Rating


out of 5

Puddleduck Lodge Weekend Break

Disappointed with the standard of the cabin based on pictures.Hot Tub needs moving up into the decking area as its not in a nice place being tucked away in a low corner.Top kitchen cupboards need hinges as they have to be held open when trying to get items out which is dangerous as I had to balance them open on my head! Only realistically suitable for 4 adults as quite small,definitely would have been more disappointed had we booked this cabin longer than a weekend. Site and position of cabin excellent though.

Review date: 13th May 2019

Thank you for your review David. We will address the maintenance issues you have mentioned and thank you for bringing this to our attention. The hot tub is in a private position to the side of the lodge and cannot be moved elsewhere. We do find the vast majority of guests prefer this compared to some lodges where the hot tub is more visible to others. Puddleduck is a very popular albeit slightly smaller lodge which offers comfortable value accommodation.

Mark - Lake District Lodge Holidays, May 2019

Overall Rating


out of 5

Great stay!

This is the second year we have stayed at White Cross Bay. The lodge was spacious, modern and clean. Will return again!

Review date: 25th March 2019

Overall Rating


out of 5

Lovely location

This lodge is very small. We were travelling with four adults and two infants. There wasn’t enough room in the master bedroom to put up the travel cot even though we booked for an infant. We had to love furniture to a spare room which made that room unusable. Originally our friends 5 year old was joining us but thankfully she decided not to as there wouldn’t have been the room. The lodge was quite dirty. We had to clean things before using them however the bed linen and towels were clean. The hot tub work intermittently which we reported. Overall we wouldn’t stay in this lodge again as it was far too small for the price. We would stay on Whitecross Bay again. Excellent park with activities and not far from Lake Windermere, Ambleside or Grasmere.

Review date: 20th March 2019

Thank you for your review Laura. we are sorry a couple of things appeared to not be quite right for you. Puddleduck is a compact lodge and we haven't received similar comments about the travel cot not fitting in the master bedroom. We appreciated you contacting us during your stay to point out a couple of maintenance issues however we are surprised that you made no reference at the time to any concerns about cleanliness and have now commented that the lodge was quite dirty. If you are referring to crockery and cutlery then, because the lodge doesn't have a dishwasher, we do rely on guests to put things away in a clean state. Regrettably it is simply not practical for every last item to be checked prior to a stay. Your comments about cleanliness in general are unusual compared to most reviews and feedback and we apologise that it wasn't as you expected. Puddleduck is a very popular lodge with a hot tub. Situated close to the lake it offers great value for money.

Mark - Lake District Lodge Holidays, March 2019

Overall Rating


out of 5

Excellent 1st time stay at White Cross Bay

We had a lovely stay in Puddleduck Lodge which was immaculate & very comfortable with everything you needed. The hot tub was fabulous with lovely lights & it was roasting hot. Our lodge was just around the corner from the lake which had beautiful views. We ate & drank in the bar/restaurant & the food was beautiful, it had entertainment on in the evening. There's also a pool table & tv's. The swimming pool looked lovely although we didn't use it. I would say though that we found the park quite dark & we think that additional lighting could be added, especially at the entrance where the barriers were as we arrived in the dark and it was pouring down & there is a ditch next to the entrance barrier which is easy to miss. All in all we had a wonderful stay at White Cross Bay, I would highly recommend it and would stay again, many thanks to all

Review date: 19th November 2018

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About White Cross Bay, Windermere

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