Woodside Lodge

White Cross Bay

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Lodge Overview

Bedrooms 3
Sleeps 6
Dog Friendly Yes
Style Modern

Welcome to Woodside, a comfortable three bedroom holiday lodge with hot tub

Woodside is a cosy holiday lodge in the Pony Meadow area of White Cross Bay. It enjoys a quiet location backing onto woodland, just a short stroll from the lake. The lodge is great for families with children sleeping up to 6 guests. The hot tub is a real treat, especially after a long day exploring the national park.

The lodge welcomes 2 dogs.

Accommodation Details

Living area:

  • Open plan lounge and dining area
  • Bright lounge area with feature electric fire
  • Leather corner sofa plus arm chair
  • Dining area with full size dining table and 6 chairs
  • 37″ wall mounted flat screen TV plus a CD/radio

Kitchen area:

  • The fully equipped kitchen includes a built in electric oven with gas hob, built in fridge and freezer, integrated microwave, dishwasher, kettle and toaster, ample cutlery and crockery plus plenty of storage space

Master bedroom:

  • Double divan bed
  • Fitted wardrobe, cupboards and bedside cabinets
  • Wall mounted TV
  • En suite shower room with toilet, vanity unit and hand basin

Second bedroom:

  • Full size twin beds
  • Fitted wardrobe and bedside cabinet

Third bedroom:

  • Please note: The third bedroom is very small
  • There are full size bunk beds which may not be suitable for adults
  • Small wardrobe

Family bathroom:

  • Family size bathroom with full size bath with over bath shower, vanity unit, toilet and shaving point

Other information:

  • Full central heating and double glazing ensuring a comfortable stay all year round
  • There is a washing machine in the kitchen cupboard

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.


Woodside is accessed by 6 steps. There are 3 steps to access the lower deck where the hot tub is located. The lodge is all on the same ground floor level.


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 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.

Double patio doors lead from the main living area to the outside deck. Patio furniture is provided. The hot tub is located to the rear of the lodge.


Parking to the side of the lodge for 1 car only. Additional cars should be parked either at reception or 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.


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

Woodside Lodge has been rented through us since March 2013.


Overall Rating


out of 5

Christmas Break

On arrival to Whitecross bay the reception staff (older lady) was very rude and abrupt, not helpful at all. We arrived at our lodge situated I. A corner of the site out of the way, perfect location especially if you take dogs as it is by the dog walk in the forest! The lodge was beautifully decorated with a comfy sofa, cushions and bean bag, all cooking facilities, utensils and pans to hand. The hot tub was an added bonus, cleaned as we arrived and prior to leaving. The downsides to the lodge I found was the bedroom carpet was dirty and clearly had been urinated on by previous animals. There was a ‘dog smell’ on the rug in the living room and bedroom carpets. I personally would have wooden floors throughout if having dogs stay! Overall though the lodge was lovely and a perfect location to explore the Lake District. We went on the bar a few times for the kids entertainment which was good and the local choices health centre that you get for free is amazing the pool was so lovely. The pool at the complex was cold and not that nice and a cost of £15 per stay. I would recommend driving down the road 5 mins to the ‘free’ health centre, also available spa facilities, which I didn’t use but looked beautiful, so much nicer! I would definitely return.

Review date: 03rd January 2020

Thank you for your review, Leanne. We were sorry to hear the welcome provided by the Park Reception team wasn't as expected and there were a few cleanliness issues at the lodge when you arrived. We will pass on your comments to both the Park Management (for their reference as they are separate company) and the independent cleaners who prepare the lodge. The owners will be undertaking a significant upgrade to the lodge over the shutdown period and many of the things you have mentioned will be addressed or improved. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. Woodside is a very popular lodge in a quiet part of White Cross Bay offering great value, comfortable accommodation with the added benefit of an outside hot tub in which to relax.

Mark - Lake District Lodge Holidays, January 2020

Overall Rating


out of 5

4 day stay

Lodge was very there is a nice restaurant on site which has very nice meals of good quality and reasonable reception was very helpful and informative we had a lovely rest and hit tub was great. Our dog loved the run outside the lodge where he could be off the lead bit disappointing with the wooded area as not very big.

Review date: 22nd September 2019

Overall Rating


out of 5

A much needed break peaceful

The lodge was a beautiful home from home it was perfect , we took our own travel bbq which was perfect x the hot tub was great for relaxing after long walks our dog had the best time ever and the location of this lodge was bliss for nipping the dog out , it was right in the woods and dog walk area . We just loved everything about this everything perfect for a relaxing stay . I can not recommend it enough . I hope to come back next year and have recommended it to both family and friends . It was modern spacious clean and very comfortable.

Review date: 04th August 2019

Overall Rating


out of 5

Woodside lodge

There is a terrible smell of damp coming from both bathrooms This makes it awkward to sleep in the main bedroom Handrail post on the decking had rotted away at base and was dangerous Washing machine did not work Apart from these things the holiday was good

Review date: 05th July 2019

Thanks for your review Alan and we were sorry to hear a couple of things weren't quite right for your stay. Although you didn't report anything at the time we will check and address the things mentioned. Apart from these it was good to hear you enjoyed your stay at Woodside Lodge. It is a popular place to stay and enjoys a quiet location adjacent to woodland at White Cross Bay and close to the lake.

Mark - Lake District Lodge Holidays, July 2019

Overall Rating


out of 5

A peaceful family break

Woodside lodge was clean, nicely decorated and had everything you need. I appreciated the laminate floor as I didn’t have to worry when the dogs got wet in the rain. The double layered outside area was lovely and the hot tub was my personal highlight. The rooms are comfortable, the third bedroom with the bunks is tiny so may be best suited to small children. The location was lovely, right near the woods made it very quiet. Only one minor defect in that the bathroom doors stuck (no problem for us) but I mentioned it on my departure questionnaire and was assured this was repaired the same day. Highly recommended lodge and I would book again.

Review date: 17th June 2019

Overall Rating


out of 5

12 pony meadow top quality lodge

Top quality lodge ideally positioned near the marina and just a short walk to the camps facilities. a lovely stay and would highly recommend it.

Review date: 30th April 2019

Overall Rating


out of 5

Short stay for a special birthday

The lodge had everything you need for a comfortable stay. We have stayed on this park several times previously and always found the lodges to be cleaned to a high standard.Unfortunately this time our accommodation hadn't been cleaned very well before our arrival. However this didn't spoil our holiday and we had a lovely break.

Review date: 14th January 2019

Thank you for the review, Karen. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay although we are sorry that the lodge was not quite as clean as expected. It is unusual for this lodge and whilst we are sure it was a one off, we have spoken with the cleaning company responsible to ensure something similar will not happen in the future. Thank you for letting us know and please accept our apologies. Woodside is a comfortable and cosy three-bedroom lodge, a great place to relax or to explore the Lake District. An excellent location – And not far to the Crafty Baa in Windermere!

Fiona - Lake District Lodge Holidays , January 2019

Overall Rating


out of 5

Weekend stay..

We have been looking forward to this weekend for some time, the accommodation living area was lovely, and very dog friendly, Lovey to relax in on a evening,.... however the bathroom and en-suite require attention, We felt the smell of damp and damp loo paper, supplying photos was enough to raise concerns upon returning home, after checking online for any other dog friendly accommodation on the site which the website said was full, we stayed, we have been advised as we did not raise this while staying there, its too late, I understand the accommodation will have attention on the bathrooms for others using this property in future, the decking does also require attention, and upkeep, lighting outside around the hot tub would also be a good idea to light the stairs would help future people staying especially if taking children...

Review date: 25th September 2018

Thank you for your review, Guy. We take on board all you have said and we are very sorry for the issues experienced. We are keen to address any issues that arise in a lodge although after following up on the issues raised, no damp problem has been found. Having said that we will continue to monitor the lodge closely. Whilst we note your reason why you would not do so, had you contacted us during you stay we may have been able to resolve matters for you. Our aim is for guests to have an enjoyable stay and it is disappointing to hear when something goes wrong. We have responded to you directly and we trust to your satisfaction. If we can help further please do contact us. We are very sorry and can only apologise for any inconvenience caused. Woodside is a three-bedroom holiday lodge with hot tub, an ideal way to relax after days out exploring the Lakes.

Fiona - Lake District Lodge Holidays, September 2018

Overall Rating


out of 5

Summer break 2018

Having stayed previously I was disappointed that little maintenance has been done since our last visit 18 months previously, the external decking in all areas need to be reviewed and especially cleaned, the entire balustrade is covered in webs. The location on the park is one of the best but the forest has had new additions that makes the side of the cabin rather busy with foot traffic so the hot tub isn't as private as before. The cabin has all the comforts of home and enough seating etc for a large family with guests.

Review date: 30th July 2018

Overall Rating


out of 5

Summer break

First visit to the Lake District didn’t disappoint. The White Coss Bay site was very nice, clean and friendly, although reception staff were not overly friendly. Woodside Lodge was everything we had hoped it would be, very well equipped kitchen, lots of utensils, crockery etc. Washing machine/ dishwasher with relevant washing pods was a nice touch. Great lounge area, plenty of room as only four of us stayed but feel might be a little cramped if there was 6 . Bedrooms were clean and comfortable although the third bedroom with bunk beds really was rather tiny but would have been ok for young children. The hot tub was fabulous and the surrounding decks provided ample outdoor space for us to relax. All in all a thoroughly stress free relaxing stay, would absolutely recommend and will definitely return to this lodge.

Review date: 06th July 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.

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