Rydal Lodge

White Cross Bay

Based on 39 reviews

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Lodge Overview

Bedrooms 2
Sleeps 5
Dog Friendly Yes
Style Modern

Welcome to Rydal, a popular two bedroom holiday lodge with hot tub

Rydal is quite simply a beautiful lodge. It enjoys a quiet cul-de-sac position at White Cross Bay. The lodge is very well appointed offering a stylish and relaxing holiday retreat. The owners have put a lot of thought and care into their lodge. A real bonus is the hot tub which is tucked away to the side of the lodge for privacy. Uniquely the lodge will sleep 5 guests with the added advantage of two double beds – great for both couples and families alike. Rydal is hugely popular with guests returning year after year.

The lodge welcomes 2 dogs.

Accommodation Details

Living area:

  • Spacious open plan lounge, kitchen and dining area
  • Feature electric fire with electronic display
  • Wall mounted 42″ TV
  • Two 2 seater black leather sofas and arm chair
  • Oak effect dining table with 6 chairs

Kitchen area:

  • Bright and spacious fitted kitchen with skylight
  • Appliances include a 5 ring gas hob, integrated single electric oven, fridge and freezer, dishwasher, microwave oven, coffee maker plus cutlery and crockery

Master bedroom:

  • Carpeted master bedroom with super king size bed
  • Cream fronted wardrobe, bedside drawers and dressing table
  • TV with integrated DVD player
  • En suite shower room with corner shower cubicle, hand basin and toilet

Second bedroom:

  • Carpeted second bedroom with a standard 4 foot 6 inch double bed plus a single bed
  • Fitted wardrobe and drawers
  • TV with integrated DVD player

Family bathroom:

  • Over bath shower and screen, hand basin and toilet

Other information:

  • There is a cloakroom cupboard in the hallway
  • Centrally heated ensuring a comfortable stay all year round
  • Please bring your own DVDs

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.


Rydal is accessed by 6 steps. 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)

A travel cot and/or high chair can be hired for £5 per item. The travel cot will fit in both bedrooms 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.

There is decking to 3 sides of the lodge. Rattan patio furniture is provided.


Parking immediately to the right hand 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.


Free WiFi is provided by the park operators.

Any more questions

Please refer to our comprehensive FAQs page or contact us.

Joined Lake District Lodge Holidays

Rydal Lodge has been rented through us since April 2016.


Overall Rating


out of 5

A Beautiful Lodge

Rydal Lodge is a beautiful lodge situated on a lovely private cul-de-sac on the site. Upon arrival the lodge was spotlessly clean and tidy and we were really impressed with the comfort. We had absolutely no problems or any complaints whatsoever during our stay. One very slight niggle was that the hot tub is a little tired with not all of the jets seeming to work at once but it was superb for our needs. We were completely secluded in the tub which was lovely as walking around the site we saw many that had little or no privacy. I would wholeheartedly recommend staying at Rydal Lodge. If space, comfort and privacy are important to you then this is the Lodge for you. I did get the impression that as we hadn't booked through Parkdean we weren't treated to as much of a welcome at the reception as those that were - a small thing but it did make me smile!

Review date: 03rd May 2019

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out of 5

Lovely break for my 50th

The lodge was lovely and modern with open plan. Hot tub nice and private. Will definitely be returning.

Review date: 15th April 2019

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out of 5

Christmas at Rydal

I have stayed at Rydal before and loved it. Just a few little bits... Oven needs a deep clean. The mirror lights in bathrooms not working. The hot tub tv? Had trouble last time does it even have one? Freezer needs defrosting. TV & WIFI for the money you pay in any lodge a better TV package and WiFi be a good idea. Other than those little things we had a great stay. Will definitely return.

Review date: 04th January 2019

Thank you for the review and perfect ratings, Lorraine. We are delighted to hear you loved your stay at Rydal Lodge. A beautifully presented two-bedroom holiday lodge with hot tub located on White Cross Bay. A wonderful place to stay especially over Christmas. Thank you for your further comments which we have raised with the lodge owner and who will address accordingly. That said the inbuilt tv screen in the hot tub is no longer available to use although the hot tub is – and is fantastic! We do apologise for any inconvenience caused. We are thrilled you went on to have a great stay and we look forward to welcoming you for another in the near future.

Fiona - Lake District Lodge Holidays , January 2019

Overall Rating


out of 5

Beautiful stay.

Another fantastic week at White cross bay, our 8th year in a row. Would definitely stay in this lodge again.

Review date: 14th September 2018

Overall Rating


out of 5

Rydal Lodge

On arrival at Rydal Lodge we had an issue with smelly bedding in the master bedroom it was a damp smell.Also the tv had a very poor signal, so we telephoned customer services (number in Manuel) to which someone came out and sorted the problem on the same day. Issue with bedding was resolved the following day. We was promised clean towels as well but this wasn’t to be . A cosmetic issue was the decking could do with a little TLC . Could benefit with a sky tv package and direct access to lodge WiFi as the Whitecross bay WiFi is very poor. Overall we did enjoy our time at Rydal Lodge a very comfortable lodge with all amenities we needed , we also enjoyed the hot tub .

Review date: 27th August 2018

Thanks for reviewing your recent stay at Rydal Lodge. We were sorry you encountered a few issues on arrival which were addressed promptly. Your helpful comments to improve things have been passed on to the owners for their consideration. There is a Sky feed into the lodge providing access to a couple of extra channels along with the regional freeview channels. This is usually more than sufficient for guests when they are on holiday. We were pleased you enjoyed your time at this very popular, spacious lodge which also has it's own private hot tub.

Mark - Lake District Lodge Holidays, August 2018

Overall Rating


out of 5

Rydal lodge

Me and my family had an amazing 3 nights at rydal lodge. The lodge was very clean and comfortable. It was well equipped and had everything you might need. We loved our stay and would definitely return.

Review date: 06th August 2018

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out of 5

Rydal lodge

Enjoyed the lodge and peace and quietness of site. Well situated for sightseeing and walking. Would recommend

Review date: 16th July 2018

Thank you for leaving a review and it is pleasing to read your comments. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay and very kind of you to recommend the lodge to others, thank you. Rydal Lodge is the perfect place for a relaxing holiday in the Lakes, an excellent location for days out and a beautifully presented lodge to unwind, complete with hot tub. We look forward to welcoming you again in the near future.

Fiona - Lake District Lodge Holidays, July 2018

Overall Rating


out of 5

Fab stay!!!

Very enjoyable stay, the lodge was ideally located in the park...being close enough to the main resort area and not to far from the lakes shore. Loved the fact that the hot tub was in a secluded position and the fairy lights made it. The lodge itself was remarkably clean and very spacous as well as having a baeutiful modern interior. The decking area is gated which was perfect for a wondering toddler being followed by a curious pooch! Cant wait to visit again

Review date: 17th April 2018

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out of 5

A wet but pleasant stay!

We stayed over the Easter week, arriving on a very rainy Bank Holiday Monday! The Lodge is very nicely furnished, in particular the main living area/kitchen. The hot tub is huge and is really lovely, the kids enjoyed it so much! The kitchen is well equipped and had a nice big dining table. The telly had Sky Family Cinema channel which was a treat for the kids as they watched a new film each day! The park was very busy, due to it being half term, so we didn't go in the onsite pub or pool. However, we did take a walk down to the lake at the edge of the park and the kids fed the ducks. We visited Bowness, Ambleside and took some pictures from up Kirkstone Pass. Lake District Lodge holidays customer service was excellent, and soon rectified a small issue we had.

Review date: 14th April 2018

Overall Rating


out of 5

Lovely lodge break.

Loved our stay at Rydal lodge . The lodge had everything you needed , it was home from home . The lodge is on a lovely part of the site . The hot tub was fab , great size, the dvd/ tv wasn’t working on the hot tub but it didn’t make it any less enjoyable .White cross bay is positioned great between Ambleside and Windermere . Would definitely recommend this lodge .

Review date: 23rd March 2018

Thank you for your review and leaving such kind comments and super ratings, Ann. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay, a superb lodge for a relaxing holiday in the Lakes. The hot tub is indeed fab, and although the tv in the tub is an extra bonus we apologise that it was not working. Rydal Lodge is beautifully presented and well equipped for guests to simply relax in comfort and style, a wonderful place to stay.

Fiona - Lake District Lodge Holidays, March 2018

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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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