Windermere Retreat

White Cross Bay

Based on 68 reviews

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Lodge Overview

Bedrooms 2
Sleeps 4
Dog Friendly Yes
Style Modern

Welcome to Windermere Retreat, a delightful two bedroom lodge with hot tub

Windermere Retreat is a modern and spacious lodge located in the Thirlmere area of White Cross Bay. It enjoys a great position on the park with the lake and marina approximately 250 yards away. The lodge benefits from being on one of the largest pitches. The owners have gone to great lengths to provide a comfortable and welcoming lodge. With the added bonus of a hot tub, Windermere Retreat really does live up to its name offering a relaxing ‘retreat’ to simply enjoy.

The lodge welcomes 2 dogs.

Accommodation Details

Living area:

  • Open plan living, dining and kitchen area
  • 2 two seater leather sofas
  • Feature electric fire
  • Wall mounted TV with Blu-ray player
  • Wooden dining table and 4 chairs

Kitchen area:

  • Fully equipped fitted kitchen includes a 5 ring gas hob and electric oven, microwave, built in fridge and freezer, dishwasher, kettle and toaster plus cutlery and crockery 

Master bedroom:

  • King size bed
  • Wall mounted TV/DVD player
  • Wardrobe, desk and bedside cabinets
  • En suite shower room with corner shower, hand basin and toilet

Second bedroom:

  • Twin beds
  • Wardrobe and cabinets
  • Wall mounted TV/DVD player

Family bathroom:

  • Over bath shower and folding screen, hand basin and toilet

Other information:

  • Gas central heating ensuring a comfortable stay all year round
  • Please bring your own DVDs

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 hot tub and/or 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.


Windermere Retreat is accessed by 3 steps. The lodge is then all on the same ground floor level.

Please note: There are moulded freestanding steps to access the hot tub. 


The lodge welcomes 2 dogs.

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 both bedrooms 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.

There is a spacious deck with patio furniture. The hot tub is gated. 

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.


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

Windermere Retreat Lodge has been rented through us since May 2015.


Overall Rating


out of 5

Beautiful and clean lodge

Beautiful lodge, very spotless when we arrived could not fault anything. The veranda is very spacious with an amazing hot tub. Beds are very comfy, kitchen a great size. It is located in a great area, located about 15 mins walk from brock hole. Overall we could not fault anything about the lodge or surroundings, we stayed here last year and will be booking again for next year.

Review date: 08th June 2019

Overall Rating


out of 5

Loved It

Really enjoyed my 4 night stay. Hot tub was awesome. Location was fantastic. The only small gripe I have is the size of the bed and mattress. For such luxurious accomodation the bed should be of higher standard. Other than that it was perfect

Review date: 31st May 2019

Overall Rating


out of 5

Windermere retreat a real treat

After staying in this property a couple of years ago we were very disappointed in the state of the place.However since new owners have taken over the property it adds a whole new dimension to staying there.Recent refurbishments and finishing touches are a credit to the new owners thus making windermere retreat a much more pleasureable place to stay.Well done.

Review date: 03rd May 2019

Overall Rating


out of 5

A restful break

Lodge was very clean on arrival with everything as it should be. All the 'stuff' we needed was there and the optional hamper was delightful. The tea loaf lasted all of an hour. Staff at the resort were helpful although we didn't need the facilities as the lodge was pretty self-contained. We went before the half-term break so there was no 'entertainment' at the complex. We didn't miss it. We were glad that we went in a quiet period as there was not a great deal of space between the lodges and it would have felt a little 'crowded' if the lodges around us had been occupied. If you want peace and quiet avoid busy periods. The hot tub was amazing and worth going just to sit there of an evening. Bliss. The booking/confirmation process followed by directions for arrival were top class and coouldn't be faulted. Our original lodge was withdrawn after booking so we were moved to the lodge we stayed in hassle-free. Would we go again? Yes, if we had the funds. As a one-off treat it was worth every penny.

Review date: 07th March 2019

Thank you for leaving a review and your kind comments, Tony. We are delighted you enjoyed staying at Windermere Retreat and had a restful break. This two-bedroom lodge with hot tub is the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing break in the Lakes – and it is pleasing to hear the park was not too busy for you. White Cross Bay is a five-star holiday park and marina, a fantastic location on the shores of Lake Windermere, and popular with families and couples looking for a self-catering holiday with great facilities. Please do contact us should you wish to return as we can help and advise on the most suitable lodges to make your stay as enjoyable as possible - and we will be delighted to welcome you again.

Fiona - Lake District Lodge Holidays , March 2019

Overall Rating


out of 5

Lovely clean fantastic location

Never been to the lakes b4 I’m from Manchester omg it was absolutely gorgeous the location of the lodge where we stayed was fantastic clean fresh well catered for inc cutlery plates even down to hand wash washing up liquid basically all that you needed was to bring yourself & clothing the secure decking was good as I took my dog lucie omg she absolutely enjoyed took her on the boat to Bowness never known her to sleep that much cream crackered her you would not be disappointed to stay here

Review date: 22nd November 2018

Overall Rating


out of 5

Spacious and comfortable lodge with large decking and hot tub.

We really enjoyed our stay at the Windemere Retreat Lodge. The lodge was tastefully decorated with comfortable sofas, decent size TV, great outdoor space with large hot tub. We liked the layout of the lodge which made it feel very spacious. All the linens were good quality along with new comfortable beds what more could you ask for! Only downside for us was lack of washing machine or clothes dryer. Where are you supposed to put wet costumes? We did use the sites laundry room but would have preferred to have washing machine in the lodge.

Review date: 05th November 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, Sandra. It is very pleasing to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Windermere Retreat and would recommend the lodge to others - thank you. Your suggestion for a washing machine and/or clothes dryer has been passed on to the lodge owners, although we are pleased you made use of the onsite laundry facilities. This delightful two-bedroom lodge is located on a five star holiday park. A great location for exploring the Lakes or simply to relax and unwind in the comfort of this beautifully presented lodge.

Fiona - Lake District Lodge Holidays, December 2018

Overall Rating


out of 5

Windermere retreat

We had really good time at windemere retreat,some lovely meals out, some in,and some good walks.We would highly recommend and return.

Review date: 29th September 2018

Overall Rating


out of 5

Peaceful. Clean. Lovely stay

Just needs thicker quilt as it was cold during night Maybe a brolly over the hot tub so u can still use it when raining

Review date: 27th September 2018

Thank you for your comments, Teresa and advising us of a couple of things following your stay at Windermere Retreat. We will pass on your suggestions to the lodge owners and we will certainly look at adding some extra bedding for the winter months if necessary. Windermere Retreat is a two bedroom dog friendly lodge with hot tub, an ideal place for the whole family. We are so pleased to read your ratings and thank you for recommending the lodge to others.

Fiona - Lake District Lodge Holidays, October 2018

Overall Rating


out of 5

First visit

This was our first staycation and we loved it, ideally located close to the lake and the clubhouse, kids loved it, fully enclosed decking giving kids freedom and us peace of mind, amazing hot tub and excellent interior, will definitely stay again

Review date: 14th September 2018

Overall Rating


out of 5


This is a lovely lodge in a good location. Would definitely recommend. Excellent quality fittings and cosy feel to the place.

Review date: 12th September 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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