Waterbird Lodge

White Cross Bay

Based on 4 reviews

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Lodge Overview

Bedrooms 3
Sleeps 7
Dog Friendly Yes
Style Modern

Welcome to Waterbird Lodge, 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 offers spacious accommodation right on the waterfront. It enjoys a most sought after private lake front location at White Cross Bay. The lodge is nicely furnished for a very comfortable stay with one of the largest outside decks on the park to take advantage of the views across Windermere. You can imagine waking up and looking out across the lake with your morning coffee…

Waterbird will sleep up to 7 guests in 3 bedrooms (maximum 5 adults or 3 children at any time plus an infant in a travel cot). The third bedroom has bunk beds and a pull out trundle-bed suitable for a child (please bring your own bedding). An adult can also sleep on the bottom bunk if required.

The lodge will appeal particularly to families and couples as it has 2 double bedrooms.

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

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 plus cutlery and crockery
  • Plenty of storage space

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 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. 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.

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)


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

Waterbird Lodge has been rented through us since February 2019


Overall Rating


out of 5

Last minute booking

We booked the day we arrived, the location was so surprising, right in the waters edge, the patio area was massive, the lodge itself was lovely and comfortable and immaculately clean. Will definitely book it again.

Review date: 20th May 2019

Overall Rating


out of 5

Nice location and a very great view.

We enjoyed our stay at the Waterbird Lodge. The staff were very friendly and helpful at the leisure facility. Overall, it was a great value for money and we were very surprised with the beautiful view from the lodge. Would recommend to anyone who would want a relaxing holiday.

Review date: 17th May 2019

Overall Rating


out of 5

Lakeside living

Beautiful lodge set in the most stunning location...with an amazing view ...had a fab week ....can't wait to come back.

Review date: 06th April 2019

Overall Rating


out of 5

Waterbird Lodge

Lovely lodge perfectly situated on the edge of Windermere. Furnished to an extremely high standard and very comfortable. We will certainly re-book for future Lake District visits.

Review date: 26th March 2019

Thank you for your excellent review Maria. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your time at this beautiful lodge and we look forward to welcoming you back. New to our portfolio, Waterbird Lodge is a spacious 3 bedroom lodge with unforgettable views across Lake Windermere. A truly wonderful place to stay all year round.

Romany - Lake District Lodge Holidays, March 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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