Waterbird Lodge

White Cross Bay

Based on 16 reviews
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Lodge Overview

Bedrooms 3
Sleeps 7
Dog Friendly Yes
Style Modern

Welcome to Waterbird, a spacious three bedroom holiday lodge with stunning lake views

Named after a flying boat built at the location during the second world war, Waterbird Lodge enjoys a sought after private lake front location at White Cross Bay. The lodge is tastefully furnished with everything you might need for a very comfortable stay. Waterbird boasts one of the largest outside decks on the park, perfect to take advantage of those stunning lake views. You can just imagine waking up and looking out across the lake with your morning coffee…

Please note: Waterbird will sleep up to 7 guests in 3 bedrooms. Maximum 5 adults at any one time plus 2 children sleeping on the top bunk and trundle bed. An infant can also stay when sleeping in a travel cot. The third bedroom has bunk beds and a pull out trundle bed which is suitable for a child only – please bring your own bedding for the trundle bed.

Waterbird Lodge welcomes 1 small dog.

Please note: A refundable £100 security deposit is required for all stays at Waterbird Lodge. This is payable with your balance and refunded within 7 days of departure if not called upon.

Accommodation Details

Living area:

  • Bright and spacious open plan lounge and dining area with carpeted floors
  • Focal electric fire and surround
  • 3 seater fabric recliner sofas, 2 armchairs (one is a recliner)
  • Dining area with full size dining table and 6 chairs
  • Wall mounted flat screen TV and DVD player
  • Picture windows looking out across the lake. One set of patio doors opening out onto the vast deck area

Kitchen area:

  • Fully equipped fitted kitchen includes a built-in double oven, under counter fridge and freezer, dishwasher, gas hob, microwave, toaster and kettle
  • Plenty of cutlery and crockery plus storage

Master bedroom:

  • King size divan bed
  • Full width mirror fronted wardrobe, bed side table and dressing table
  • En suite with double width walk in shower, hydro massage shower, toilet, hand basin and heated towel rail

Second bedroom:

  • Double bed
  • Mirror fronted wardrobe and bedside drawers

Third bedroom:

  • Children’s bunk beds with pull out trundle bed (The bottom bunk only would be suitable for an adult)
  • Wall mounted TV
  • Small storage unit

Family bathroom:

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

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 if intending to use the leisure facilities.

If using the trundle bed for an additional child guests will need to bring their own bedding.


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.


Waterbird Lodge is accessed by 6 steps. The lodge is then all on the same ground floor level.


The lodge welcomes 1 small dog (subject to £50 refundable deposit).

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. Where the travel cot fits will depend on the number of bedrooms being used. The travel cot will fit in the master bedroom by the entrance to the en-suite only. If not being used, it can be squeezed into the second bedroom. It will also fit in the bunk room. The travel cot 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.

The very spacious deck has 2 mature trees to the side plus an integrated bench seating area. Patio set for outdoor dining.


There is designated parking for 2 cars to the rear of the lodge.

Additional cars should be parked in the parking spaces along the main drive close to the marina.

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. (Every lodge)


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

Waterbird Lodge has been rented through us since February 2019


Overall Rating


out of 5

Lodge with a WOW view over lake

What an amazing lodge. We had such a lovely Christmas in this lodge. So relaxing & views that cannot be beaten. On arrival easy check in. Large spacious lodge. Very clean. (Have never stayed in an LDLH lodge that isn't. ) Couple of issues that were resolved as soon as the office reopened. A few maintenance issues which we highlighted & will hopefully be rectified in this lodge during shut down. Beds extremely hard but suppose that is personal preference. Visited the onsite bar / restaurant. Nice relaxed atmosphere. Wouldn't hesitate staying here again & have recommended to others. Look forward to my next LDLH break in March.

Review date: 09th January 2020

Thank you for your review, Karan. We are delighted to hear you had a lovely Christmas at Waterbird Lodge – and we were pleased to address the issues raised during your stay. Your further comments have been brought to the lodge owners’ attention and they are looking into these. Thank you for letting us know and please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused. Despite these we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Waterbird is beautifully presented and has stunning lake views! It will be a pleasure to welcome you again soon. Thank you.

Fiona - Lake District Lodge Holidays , January 2020

Overall Rating


out of 5

Halloween Weekend Stay

Arrived late teatime on Friday, directions to Lodge were easy to find even in the dark. The park had made a tremendous effort to celebrate Halloween with a lot of activities for the children. Our Lodge was in a perfect location to enjoy the stunning views especially in the early morning and early evening. We didn't need to use our cars once there. as we enjoyed walking and hopping on and off the bus (every 20 minutes) to get to other places within the area. I would most certainly recommended this Park, so much in fact that I am returning again at the end of November.

Review date: 04th November 2019

Overall Rating


out of 5


We had a terrific week apart from weather, it didn't matter as we couldn't have had a better lodge and the position off it. Everything was perfect with it and would recommend it highly. Our wee dog didn't even want to leave.

Review date: 13th October 2019

Overall Rating


out of 5


We found The Waterbird to be very comfortable and spacious. It has a very large deck area which is totally secure for letting the dog free. The best bit is that the deck is right up to the waters edge. All in all a good base for the lakes, but bring your all weather gear!

Review date: 13th September 2019

Overall Rating


out of 5


What can I say, this property is absolutely beautiful. The views of the lake were a dream and my whole week there was fabulous. I will definitely be booking this lodge again. It is spotless

Review date: 08th September 2019

Overall Rating


out of 5

Relaxing and beauitful

We stayed here for four days it was the perfect place to relax. I felt the best position too. Very clean and up to date. We had a smoke alarm battery run out one call and a man was there at once just perfect. Would definitely stay here again.

Review date: 12th July 2019

Thanks for your review Maria. We were delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay and rated every aspect as 5 out of 5. We agree that it is a wonderful place to stay with views to die for! We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

Mark - Lake District Lodge Holidays, July 2019

Overall Rating


out of 5


Perfect in every way, dream location very comfortable lodge. Hopefully we will book again soon. Oscar our little Shih Tzu loved it too.

Review date: 05th July 2019

Overall Rating


out of 5

What a view

On arriving to white cross bay the reception staff were very friendly and gave me a map of the park and position of waterbird lodge , so off we went to find it which was pretty easy . I walked up the lodge steps onto the balcony and already was saying ,"wow " to the views . Inside the lodge is absolutely fantastic , it was beautiful and clean ,very light and furnished tastefully. It had everything we needed (except a tin opener ) but apart from that we had all we needed . The views are stunning , such a lovely place to just chill sit and just be . We took our adorable little dog who loved it just as much as we did . I will certainly go back again , it was at the top end of our budget but my goodness I'm so pleased I booked waterbird.

Review date: 26th June 2019

Overall Rating


out of 5

A great weekend!

An excellent location, arrival info and access spot on. Lodge superb! Better than we had hoped for!

Review date: 25th June 2019

Overall Rating


out of 5

Birthday Treat

Beautiful place and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Our lodge was very well maintained and perfect setting.Thank you Lake District Holidays.

Review date: 14th June 2019

We are so delighted to hear you thoroughly enjoyed your stay in this spectacular lodge Lisa, thank you for your excellent review and ratings. Waterbird is a beautiful three-bedroom lodge with its unique setting to sleep 7, it is the perfect lodge for the whole family. Located directly on the waterfront, its views speak for itself. There is no wonder since joining our portfolio, Waterbird is becoming a firm favourite amongst our guests. We hope to welcome you back in the future for another wonderful stay.

Romany - Lake District Lodge Holidays , June 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.

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

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