Spiral Steps

White Cross Bay

Based on 3 reviews
  • Spiral Steps Lodge
  • Spiral Steps Lodge
  • Spiral Steps Lodge
  • Spiral Steps Lodge
  • Spiral Steps Lodge
  • Spiral Steps Lodge
  • Spiral Steps Lodge
  • Spiral Steps Lodge
  • Spiral Steps Lodge
  • Spiral Steps Lodge
  • Spiral Steps Lodge

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Lodge Overview

Bedrooms 2
Sleeps 4
Dog Friendly Yes
Style Modern

Welcome to Spiral Steps, a 2 bedroom lodge with hot tub and roof top balcony

Spiral Steps is a well maintained, comfortable and compact lodge with its own private outside hot tub. It’s situated in the Thirlmere area of White Cross Bay, just a short walk from the lake and marina. It is ideal for couples and will sleep up to 4 guests. The lodge boasts a unique rooftop balcony accessed by a spiral staircase. From the balcony enjoy far reaching views towards the lake and mountains  – a perfect place to enjoy a summer sunset.

The lodge welcomes 2 dogs. The second dog is subject to a £50 refundable security deposit.

Accommodation Details 

Living area:

  • Wall mounted flat screen TV and electric fire
  • Comfortable 3 seater fabric sofa and 2 matching armchairs
  • Built in surround sound system
  • Sliding patio doors to the outside deck

Dining and kitchen area:

  • Semi separated from living area
  • Dining table with 4 chairs
  • Sliding patio doors which open out to the deck
  • Well equipped fitted kitchen – appliances include a gas hob, electric oven, full size fridge/freezer, microwave, kettle and toaster
  • Cutlery and crockery plus storage space

Master bedroom:

  • Double bed
  • Furniture includes a fitted wardrobe, above bed storage, small dressing table and bedside drawers
  • Wall mounted TV
  • En suite shower room, toilet and hand basin, shower cubicle with thermostatic shower

Second bedroom:

  • Twin beds (narrow width)
  • Fitted wardrobe and above bed storage
  • Wall mounted TV with DVD player

Family bathroom:

  • Family bathroom off the hallway with over bath shower, hand basin and toilet

Other information:

  • Full central heating and double glazing ensuring a comfortable stay all year round

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.


Spiral Steps is accessed by 3 steps. The lodge is then all on the same ground floor level.

There is a steep spiral staircase to access the rooftop balcony. Care must be taken and this may be unsuitable for children, the infirm or elderly.


The lodge welcomes 2 dogs. A £50 refundable security deposit is required when 2 dogs are staying.

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 space to fit a travel cot in the bedrooms at Spiral Steps. One infant may stay if sleeping in a moses basket or similar or a travel cot in the hallway/living area.

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.

Patio furniture and chairs. Bistro set on rooftop balcony.


There is designated parking for 2 cars to the front/side of the lodge.

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

Spiral Steps has been rented through us since December 2018..


Overall Rating


out of 5

Mini break at Christmas

A nice lodge in a good location in the park. The hot tub is fantastic - really clean and a perfect temperature. The roof terrace gives some great views of the lake. The lodge did smell ever so slightly of dog when we first arrived. However the lodge is well equipped and there is lots of cupboard space in the kitchen.

Review date: 06th January 2020

Thank you for your review, Samantha. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your mini break at Spiral Steps. Noting you had a slight concern when you first arrived, we are sorry. We have raised this with the lodge owners and as far as we are aware the carpets and upholstery are due to be professionally cleaned over the next couple of weeks, ready for the start of the season on the 14th February. With that in mind we’d be delighted you welcome you again. Spiral Steps is a cosy holiday lodge with hot tub and a rooftop balcony, a great place to stay!

Fiona - Lake District Lodge Holidays , January 2020

Overall Rating


out of 5

Fabulous lodge

We absolutely loved our stay at at spiral steps .The lodge was very different to lodges I have stayed in , the spiral steps are a great feature to the lodge , we had beautiful weather so we actually used the spiral steps to the little area which was a proper sun trap , the lodge was really big and the bath was a added bonus too . Totally going to book again for next year as we loved it ..

Review date: 25th September 2019

Overall Rating


out of 5


I know this is a dog friendly lodge We had to get a good air freshener to mask the smell of dogs Decking and outside furniture needed to be cleaned The lodge was well equipped with all that you would need The hot tub was very enjoyable after a long day walking around the area I would recommend this lodge if you was taking dogs with you

Review date: 15th July 2019

Thank you for your review and feedback following your recent stay at Spiral Steps. We were sorry to hear a couple of things weren't quite right for your stay and these will be looked into and we appreciate you bringing them to our attention. The lodge welcomes dogs and whilst it is cleaned to a high standard we do occasionally find guests who don't have their own pet sometimes notice that one has stayed in the lodge. We were pleased to hear you enjoyed the hot tub and we hop you were also able to sit out on the roof terrace. Spiral Steps is a well equipped and very popular lodge which offers great value accommodation when staying at White Cross Bay.

Mark - Lake District Lodge Holidays, July 2019


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.

For more detailed information about White Cross Bay, Windermere please Click here.

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