Yew Tree Lodge

White Cross Bay

Based on 22 reviews
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Lodge Overview

Bedrooms 3
Sleeps 6
Dog Friendly Yes
Style Traditional

Welcome to Yew Tree, a cosy three bedroom lodge with hot tub in a wooded location

Yew Tree is a comfortable and homely lodge situated in the Skiptory Howe area of White Cross Bay. It enjoys a quiet location on the edge of a woodland. Yew Tree is a great option for families sleeping up to 6 guests (maximum 4 adults) or couples as the lodge benefits from two double bedrooms. Perfect for guests looking for great value accommodation – with the added bonus of a hot tub!

Please note: The third bedroom has small bunk beds which are only suitable for children 12 years and under.

The lodge welcomes 2 dogs.

Accommodation Details

Living area:

  • Open plan living, dining and kitchen area
  • Feature fireplace with an electric fire
  • Wall mounted TV
  • 2 and 3 seater fabric sofas
  • Light wood dining table and 6 chairs

Kitchen area:

  • Separate fitted kitchen with built in electric oven and gas hob, freestanding dishwasher and fridge/freezer, microwave, kettle, toaster cutlery, crockery and storage space

Master bedroom:

  • Master bedroom with double bed
  • Built in wardrobes and bedside cabinets
  • Wall mounted TV

Second bedroom:

  • The second bedroom also has a double bed
  • Built in wardrobes and bedside cabinets
  • Wall mounted TV

Third bedroom:

  • Small size bunk beds (5’9 x 2’6) which are only suitable for children under 12 years old
  • Wall mounted TV

Family shower room:

  • The shower room serves all bedrooms and includes a shower cubicle, toilet, hand basin, towel rail and storage unit

Other information:

  • Please note: Yew Tree is located on a slight incline
  • Dedicated WiFi in the lodge
  • Separate toilet with hand basin
  • Full central heating and double glazing ensuring a comfortable stay all year round

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.


Yew Tree is located on a slight incline. The lodge is accessed by 4 steep steps to the decking area. The seating area to the side of the lodge is raised and can be accessed by 1 step. The lodge is 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 high chair can be hired for £5 per item. A travel cot is provided free of charge. 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.

There is a covered seating area. The deck to the side is raised. Patio furniture is provided. The hot tub is located to the rear of the side deck.


Parking to the front of the lodge for two cars.

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.


Yew Tree Lodge has its own dedicated WiFi. Free WiFi is also provided by the park operators.

Any more questions

Please refer to our comprehensive FAQs page or contact us.

Joined Lake District Lodge Holidays

Yew Tree Lodge has been rented through us since February 2017.


Overall Rating


out of 5

Great place

Stayed here over Christmas and was amazing. Had lovely time. Very clean and spacious inside will definitely be returning

Review date: 04th January 2019

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out of 5

Yew tree lodge amazing

This place was amazing, first time stopping in a lodge and wasn’t sure what to expect. Xmas decorations up and hearing on when arrived it was like home from home. We are that pleased we have booked for a week in the summer.

Review date: 10th December 2018

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out of 5

Lovely bolthole with hot tub

Lovely little cabin, fit 3 adults and a child easily. Really cosy and great amenities in the cabin. Close to loads of activities and places to visit, but secluded enough to have a quieter evening after a hectic day too. We really enjoyed our stay and would come back to this cabin.

Review date: 02nd November 2018

Thank you for the review, Annabella. We were pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay at Yew Tree. A very cosy lodge and fully equipped with all necessities for a relaxing break. For those looking for comfortable accommodation with a private hot tub and great value for money, Yew Tree Lodge is an excellent choice. We will be delighted to welcome you again in the near future.

Fiona - Lake District Lodge Holidays, November 2018

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out of 5

Poppy's 10th birthday stay..

Had a fantastic time staying in yew tree lodge.. very clean on arrival and had everything you needed for a great stay.. highlight was the hot tub.. my daughter loved it and was not over looked much.. The weather was bad for two days but never kept us out the hot tub.. we just put our umbrellas up.. Lovely setting in the woods and managed to see a deer on the last morning.. Would definitely stay in this lodge again..

Review date: 23rd October 2018

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out of 5

Yew Tree Lodge

Our stay at Yew Tree Lodge has to be at the top of the list for the best long weekend stays i`ve had, loved every minute and did not want to go home , will stay longer next time....

Review date: 01st October 2018

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out of 5

Beautiful relaxing holiday break

When we saw the lodge from the outside it looked amazing - but as soon as we stepped in side..... well, WOW absolutely WOW!! it was amazing, the layout and colours were lovely, the rooms were a perfect size and the lodge was very spacious for the 6 of us that stayed We literally felt at home, the lodge was spotlessly clean and a very nice touch with the Lilly flowers (top marks as they are my favourite flowers) After many tiring days of exploring the beautiful Lake District, the hot tub topped it all off.... especially with a bottle of bubbly and a book! At night time it was so quiet and peacefull it was just amazing, so amazing that we was so sad to leave (I knew i should of booked 2 weeks instead of 1) Thank you so much for letting us stay in your beautiful lodge and for the price I thought was very reasonable We will definitely be back again!! X

Review date: 07th August 2018

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out of 5

Yew tree lodge whitecross bay

What can I say other than it's a perfect lodge in a perfect place. Set in the woods and if your lucky deer will greet you at the back. It's beautiful inside and out with everything you need for your stay. Your right on Windermere lake for an added bonus with dark skies at night for star gazing. My children aged 3+8+11 all enjoyed it especially the hot tub.

Review date: 03rd August 2018

Overall Rating


out of 5

Lodge in an amazing park location

We have just returned from a 2 week stay in Yew Tree lodge. The weather was very warm, the lodge's location is in a very secluded plot, it actually feels like you have no neighbours at all when you are sitting under the shelter and with It being surrounded by tree's /woods it gave us a lovely cool lodge and decking to sit in. The hot tub was great, and was checked every day by a couple of friendly lad's, we we're surprised when it was emptied after our first week and refreshed but this is apparently their standard. The lodge itself could do with some extra little touches that we felt it lacked, mainly in the kitchen. We had to go out and but tea towel's, kitchen knives and utensils, even the basics to cook simple meals we're not available. We thoroughly enjoyed our time at the lodge, and hope to return again next year.

Review date: 24th July 2018

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out of 5

Our stay at yew tree lodge

We enjoyed our stay apart from being bitten by mosquito we think they came from the trees we could not sit out. The lodge is the only one in the shade. We think the hot tube should be covered over this may stop people getting eaten. We only used hot tube twice. Also after taking a shower there was a very large puddle outside the door.

Review date: 15th June 2018

Thank you for reviewing your stay at Yew Tree Lodge, Robin. We note all you have said and apologise that a few things were not quite right for you. The Lake District is home to midges at this time of year although we have been experiencing an exceptionally hot summer and more are about. A citronella candle and insect repellents are advised for those prone to them and these are readily available from many local stores. Yew Tree Lodge is on the edge of a woodland and as with all our lodges a full description and photos are available to view on our website which we advise guests to do before placing a booking. We will check the shower, thank you for making us aware. We are sorry that on this occasion this lodge was not for you although we are pleased to know you enjoyed your stay nonetheless. Yew Tree Lodge offers great value accommodation and is ideal as a base to explore the Lakes.

Fiona - Lake District Lodge Holidays, June 2018

Overall Rating


out of 5

Fantastic stay

I went to Yew Tree Lodge with a few friends and we was all really happy with our stay. The cabin was warm, homely and cosy. Yew Tree was very clean and the location was fantastic. I would definelty return here (possibly with my dogs!) and have already recommended to friends and family.

Review date: 13th April 2018

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About White Cross Bay

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 please Click here.

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