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White Cross Bay

Sleeps 7
Bedrooms 3
Dogs accepted
Dogs accepted
Lake View
Lake View
Modern/new lodge
Modern/new lodge

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

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Need to know

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: There is a designated dog friendly area in the bar/restaurant.

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

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28th February 2020

This lodge is fantastic. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would definitely return! The lodge itself is beautiful and has plenty of space. It sleeps 7 and whilst we had 6 of us and a baby, we didn’t feel like we were on top of each other at all. The bedrooms are are brilliant size as are the bathrooms and the en suite off the master room adds that extra bit of space for getting ready. The living areas have everything you need!! I would have given a higher score to the condition but the microwave stopped working whilst we were there and the fan in the oven didn’t work, but I reported both and we were offered a very quick resolution. The kitchen had some damage to the units, however whilst it’s a shame as it’s a beautiful lodge, did not affect our stay at all!! The only thing I would say would enhance our experience would be some user information on how to use some of the appliances as some of them we were a bit unsure, but we did manage to work it out so again didn’t affect our stay. The views from this lodge are unbelievable! It is right on the lake with the whole of the front of the lodge looking out on it! We stayed in February and it rained all week but I can only imagine what it would be like in the summer! The site itself has everything you need with a shop, restaurant, small arcade, kids entertainment and swimming pool (although this was freezing when we were here and could only stay in 10 mins with our baby). The location is great with Windermere centre and Bowness 5 min drive away. Overall, we had an excellent stay, it was like home from home and would definitely stay again!

Thank you for the review, Christina. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay at Waterbird Lodge. This delightful three-bedroom holiday lodge has fantastic lake views and the lodge; spacious, super equipped and beautifully presented. A fantastic place to relax! Thank you for all you have said, and for raising a few things with us – we shall follow these up. With that said we will pass on your comments relating to the park to the park management for their reference. Waterbird is an excellent place to stay and we are so pleased you thought so too.

Fiona - Lake District Lodge Holidays, March 2020


09th January 2020

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.

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


04th November 2019

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.

Thank you for your review Pat, we are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay in this wonderful lodge. Waterbird is a simply stunning 3-bedroom lodge which uniquely sleeps up to 7 guests and has the most spectacular views that can be enjoyed from within the lodge and the large decking. We are delighted to hear you have already booked to return and thank you for recommending us to others.

Romany - Lake District Lodge Holidays, February 2020

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