White Cross Bay

Based on 11 reviews
  • Swallowdale Lodge
  • Swallowdale Lodge
  • Swallowdale Lodge
  • Swallowdale Lodge
  • Swallowdale Lodge
  • Swallowdale Lodge
  • Swallowdale Lodge
  • Swallowdale Lodge
  • Swallowdale Lodge
  • Swallowdale Lodge
  • Swallowdale Lodge
  • Swallowdale Lodge
  • Swallowdale Lodge
  • Swallowdale Lodge

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Lodge Overview

Bedrooms 2
Sleeps 4
Dog Friendly No
Style Modern

Welcome to Swallowdale, a cosy two bedroom holiday lodge

Swallowdale is a comfortable holiday lodge situated in a cul-de-sac at White Cross Bay. Super for guests looking for a great value lodge. The lodge is well equipped with everything you might need for a relaxing stay. Sleeping up to 4 guests, the lodge is ideal for couples and small families. A delightful holiday lodge from which to explore the beautiful Lake District.

Sorry we are unable to accept dogs at Swallowdale Lodge.

Accommodation Details

Living area:

  • 2 seater fabric sofa and 2 leather armchairs with foot rests
  • TV unit with flat screen TV and DVD player
  • Dining area with table and 4 chairs

Kitchen area:

  • Separated from the lounge area, the fitted kitchen includes a gas hob, electric oven, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, kettle and toaster plus plenty of cutlery, crockery and storage space

Master bedroom:

  • Bright and spacious master bedroom with double windows
  • Double bed
  • Wall mounted TV
  • Range of fitted wardrobes and  drawers

Second bedroom:

  • Smaller twin bedroom with narrow single beds (2 feet 6 width)
  • Fitted wardrobe and bedside drawers

Family bathroom:

  • Full size bath with over bath thermostatic 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 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.


Swallowdale is accessed by 2 sets of steps to the side and front. The lodge is then all on the same ground floor level.


Sorry we are unable to accept dogs at Swallowdale 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 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.

Deck area to the front of the lodge. Patio furniture is provided.


Parking immediately 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

Swallowdale Lodge has been rented through us since November 2017.


Overall Rating


out of 5

Swallowdale lodge, nice comfortable lodge

Nice comfortable clean lodge, quiet location. Amenities on site for rainy days, a short drive from Bowness on Windermere

Review date: 03rd September 2019

Overall Rating


out of 5

Holiday ruined by unclean lodge, definitely not worth what we paid for it.

Overall cleanliness of the lodge was unacceptable. Bedrooms damp. No WiFi signal. Unsatisfactory condition

Review date: 22nd August 2019

We very much regret you have had such a poor experience in Swallowdale Lodge, Susanne. Would you be kind enough to contact us directly to discuss the issues further. And in the meantime, we shall certainly raise all you have said with the housekeepers. We will also contact the lodge owners to make them fully aware of your lodge experience. This is certainly not something we like to hear and we will do all we can to make sure something similar does not happen in the future. As nothing was reported to us during your weeks stay (or even in the feedback form) we can only really say how sorry we are that you have not had an enjoyable holiday. Noting you had a further issue with the wifi, again we are sorry. The wifi is provided for free by the Park itself and something outside of our control, although thank you for letting us know and we will pass on your feedback. We do hope you will be in touch with us soon.

Fiona - Lake District Lodge Holidays , August 2019

Overall Rating


out of 5

Lovely short break in the Lakes at White Cross Bay.

White Cross Bay is well situated to see the Lake District. Swallowdale Lodge is tucked away in a nice quiet spot, but it is still near to the pool, playground, shop & bar. The site is very well kept & it is nice to walk down to the lake. The lodge is in good order & has everything you could need. The pool is great especially the family pool party with inflateables & music. There is children’s entertainment throughout the day & evening. The food in the bar is a bit of a let down expensive pub food. However there are plenty of good eateries not too far away. We had a lovely stay & would recommend it.

Review date: 09th August 2019

Thank you for your very kind review Pamela, we are so pleased your enjoyed your stay. Swallowdale is a cosy 2-bedroom lodge - perfect for a quiet break! Thank you for recommending this lodge and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future for another fabulous stay.

Romany - Lake District Lodge Holidays, September 2019

Overall Rating


out of 5

Lovely Stay!

We had a lovely stay here, a lovely, comfortable cabin and such a fabulous location, right on Windermere itself. The site is great, the staff are incredibly helpful, and the entertainment in the evenings is perfect if you have little ones. I'd absolutely recommend getting the pool pass, it's worth it as the price is per cabin - but make sure you book your slots in the pool in each day so the youngsters aren't disappointed. We had a really relaxing stay here, which was stress free and fun; we will be going back again!

Review date: 02nd August 2019

Overall Rating


out of 5

The perfect choice

Everything was very thoughtful, regarding our stay, the lodge was very clean and organized, with no hassle regarding getting the key or leaving the key of the lodge. Definitely going to use the Lake District Lodge Holiday services again.

Review date: 23rd June 2019

Overall Rating


out of 5

100 per cent

This is one of the best breaks I have ever had, cannot complain about a thing, lodge was amazing, site was so beautiful, I can't say enough about it, I will be heading there as often as I can, especially swallowdale lodge, if available. If you want a relaxing break, that is the place to go, during term time, but very family friendly, so fantastic place all round, staff are so helpful, cannot compliment the whole experience enough.

Review date: 24th May 2019

Overall Rating


out of 5

Swallowdale lodge

Great lodge in a great location. I would recommend staying at the swallowdale lodge. Can’t waiit to return.

Review date: 05th November 2018

Thank you for your kind comments, Mark and we are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay at this cosy two-bedroom lodge. A great place to stay for an unforgettable holiday in the Lake District. Indeed, a great location and lodge. We look forward to you returning in the near future.

Fiona - Lake District Lodge Holidays, December 2018

Overall Rating


out of 5

A home from home in the lakes

This is a fantastic lodge right on the edge of lake Windermere. Stayed for 5 nights in September 2018. The lodge is very well equipped, comfy, homely and in lovely condition. The free use of the local gym with pool, sauna and steam room is a nice touch. Would recommend highly for a stay in the Lakes.

Review date: 23rd September 2018

Overall Rating


out of 5

A week in July

Lovely accommodation, very well equipped, clean, welcoming and tidy. Superb, quiet location. Would definitely recommend and we will be back!

Review date: 10th August 2018

Overall Rating


out of 5

Mini break

We booked for three nights as a relaxing mini break. The swallowdale lodge was fantastic, everything we needed, in a lovely location. We also had lovely weather. We look forward to returning and staying for longer next time. Would recommend the lodge and site.

Review date: 21st June 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.

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

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