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Windermere Retreat Lodge

White Cross Bay

Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Dogs accepted
Dogs accepted
Hot Tub
Hot Tub
Modern/new lodge
Modern/new lodge
Ideal for couples
Ideal for couples

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

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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 when using the hot tub and/or leisure facilities.

Arrival and Departure Time

Standard arrival time from 4 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: 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. 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.


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

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

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16th November 2020

This is the second time we’ve booked this lodge. Everything was perfect for us and no issues. The place was had been cleaned to a high standard and had everything you need. The hut tub was perfect and we really enjoyed it after a long walk.

Thank you for the excellent review and ratings, Paul. We are so pleased to hear everything was perfect for you and we are delighted this was your second visit to the lodge. A great place to stay and we look forward to you returning again soon.

Fiona - Lake District Lodge Holidays, December 2020


30th October 2020

This is our second time at the Windermere Retreat lodge, it has been completely revamped and is gorgeous. We have a small dog and being able to take him with us is great. The location is excellent, just a short stroll from the lake. The park itself is centrally located for the likes of Ambleside/Windermere and plenty of walks in the area. To chill out in the hot tub after being out for the day is a luxury! The only small gripe I would say is the click and collect menu from the onsite restaurant wasn't great, menu very limited and on one of the nights we went to order food to take back to the lodge there was nothing available to order, luckily there is a Spar located nearby which has plenty of choice. Overall a brilliant wee break and hopefully won't be too long until our next visit.

Thank you for leaving a review, Heather. We are delighted you had another enjoyable stay at Windermere Retreat. This is a beautifully presented and indeed gorgeous lodge for guests to simply relax and unwind in comfort. We are sorry to hear of your experience with the click and collect menu for the onsite restaurant. As the booking agent for a privately owned lodge we have no control over how the park or services are run although we will pass on your comments to the Park management for their information. Aside from that we are so pleased you had a brilliant stay and we hope to welcome you again soon.

Fiona - Lake District Lodge Holidays, November 2020


23rd October 2020

Fab lodge. Nice secluded patio and Great hot tub at back. Everything you need. Comfy beds. Would heartily recommend

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