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.
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Double bed
- Mirror fronted wardrobe and bedside drawers
- 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 with over bath shower, toilet and hand basin
- Full central heating and double glazing ensuring a comfortable stay all year round
Need to know
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.
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.
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.
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Waterbird Lodge has been rented through us since February 2019
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 didnt 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 didnt work, but I reported both and we were offered a very quick resolution. The kitchen had some damage to the units, however whilst its a shame as its 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 didnt 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!
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.
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.