Striding Edge

White Cross Bay near Troutbeck Bridge, The Lake District and Cumbria (Ref. 13249)

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Cottage features

  • Swimming pool
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi
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The property

A comfortable and well-presented detached Scandinavian-style lodge, located on the popular White Cross Bay Park on the shores of Lake Windermere in the heart of the Lake District. This Windermere holiday lodge offers spacious, well-equipped accommodation, ideal for families wishing to enjoy a superb lakeside location with outdoor activities available nearby. Offering all ground floor accommodation, this Windermere cottage has three comfortable bedrooms, a family bathroom and an open plan living area with modern kitchen and dining area, with French doors leading out to the spacious decked terrace, perfect for sitting out at the end of the day to watch the sun set over the trees and fells beyond. There are also leisure facilities on-site including a bar, restaurant, shop and play area. Ideally situated mid-way between Windermere and Ambleside, this Windermere cottage makes an ideal base to explore these popular villages and enjoy the wide variety of shops and restaurants available to you. There are many water-based activities to try your hand at, within easy reach of your Windermere holiday home, while Brockhole - The Lake District Visitor Centre is situated less than a mile away. Enjoy a cruise on the Windermere steamer, which offers a spectacular voyage along the lake giving glorious views of the mountain scenery, bay and wooded islands. You might choose to sail up to Ambleside, or south to Lakeside to enjoy the Lakes Aquarium and the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Steam Railway. With so much to see and do, this Windermere holiday lodge is a perfect family destination all year round.


All ground floor. Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x adult bunks, 1 x twin. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Open plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area with gas fire and patio door to decked terrace.


  • Electric heating with gas fire in sitting area
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, shared on-site laundry facilities (coin operated), TV with Freeview and 2 Sky Sports channels, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Large enclosed decked terrace with furniture
  • Free, shared use of leisure facilities, including indoor heated swimming pool, sauna, Jacuzzi, gym, play park and multi-use games area
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 mins walk
  • Note: Although all ground floor, this property is approached by 5 steps
  • Note: Due to lakeside location, children should be supervised at all times
  • Note: Guests must obtain a pass from the site reception for access to site
  • A refundable deposit of £20 is required
  • Note: No stag/hen, or similar.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

Guest Reviews


    • “Perfect week away”
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    • “Just back from an amazing week away in this cottage and had the best time. Ideally situated to explore the Lake District with lots to do on site also such as a swimming pool, games area, play parks, forest and lake areas and a bar. The cottage was very cosy, warm, welcoming and well equipped with lots of lovely personal touches like toys and games, children's drawing stuff and low lighting. Loved it, well equipped kitchen and rooms, cosy beds and couches. We had 2 dogs with us who also loved it immediately. I can't wait to go again. Had to contact owner by email and they could not have been nicer or more helpful. I would absolutely recommend this cottage for a fantastic family holiday”

    Michb26, Glasgow, United Kingdom, December 2014

    • “Home from home”
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    • “We stayed at Striding Edge for a week in September. The lodge was perfect, it was well maintained in a lovely, peaceful location. Previously we have found that some self catering accommodation has the bare minimum when it comes to kitchen equipment, this wasn't the case with Striding Edge, the kitchen had everything you could need for a perfect self catering stay, this is especially important with a toddler and baby in tow. The lodge was spacious with good sized rooms. The extra little touches like games, colouring and books meant that our daughter always had something to do. The location was great as a base for exploring the Lake District but with a decent swimming pool, gym and park we weren't short of things to do if we stayed 'home' for the day. All in all we would highly recommend this lodge and hopefully will be visiting again soon.”

    Meannieb, Leeds, September 2014

    • “lovely”
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    • “We had a lovely stay in this clean and cosy cottage. Liked the location, very central for southern lakes”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Chenies, June 2013

    • “Peaceful, comfortable and well-located.”
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    • “The staff were friendly and helpful from the very start. We loved our log cabin, which was very spacious and had a lovely view from the porch. Bird feeders attracted a wonderful assortment of birds, to watch as we sat outside. We had our puppy, Lucille, with us and the balcony was great for her. There were other dog lovers there, which was fun. We used the pool, the takeaway, the shop and the bar: all good. Too wet to use the tennis or football outdoor facilities, but good to know they were there. It was a good place to explore The Lakes from and we travelled each day. Saw a fabulous production of "Great Expectations" at the Theatre on the Lake in Keswick. Explored the visitors' centre at Brokole, which is almost next door and had many things to do.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, London, September 2012

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    • “The lodge felt like a home from home. There was everything there that we needed and more (though a family argument did ensue when we attempted to play Pictionary!). The lodge was privately situated with decking that would have formed an excellent sun trap had we had a bit more sun. We would highly recommend to others.”

    Mrs Wood, Altrincham, April 2015

    • “We had a fantastic stay at Striding Edge. It was relaxing and had all the conveniences needed for a cottage holiday. The owners were very accommodating and provided a travel cot as needed for our 4 month old. The actual site facilities were great for families.”

    Ms Martin, Huddersfield, March 2015

    • “Striding Edge was homely and welcoming and in an ideal location to explore the Lake District.”

    Dr Bryans, Glasgow, November 2014

    • “Everything was perfect, only down side was that we had to leave, really wish we had stayed longer.”

    Mrs Beech, St. Helens, November 2014

    • “Very relaxing holiday - everyone enjoyed it and we look forward to coming to White Cross Bay again.”

    Mrs Davies, Burnley, October 2014

    • “The lodge was absolutely perfect. It had everything we needed as a family with young children. Striding Edge had plenty of equipment, enough to make anything; we even baked a cake! The games and books for children were also a lovely touch; it made us feel that our children were welcome and could relax as much as us.”

    Mr Goldthorpe, Leeds, September 2014

    • “The lodge was so warm and welcoming. We all felt at home straight away. Great size for us all to feel comfortable. Would definitely recommend to friends and family.”

    Mrs Roddy, Solihull, August 2014

    • “It was a lovely cabin with good views, comfortable and well maintained.”

    Mrs Perkin, Middlewich, December 2013

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About the location


Troutbeck Bridge 0.8 miles; Windermere 2 miles; Bowness 3 miles; Ambleside 3 miles.

White Cross Bay holiday park nestles on the shores of Lake Windermere, midway between Windermere and Ambleside, in the Lake District National Park. Consisting of approximately 400 lodges, it offers a restaurant, pub, shop, indoor swimming pool and outdoor play areas. Lake Windermere, the largest and most popular in the area, boasts a wide range of lakeside activities from walking and cycling to rowing, horse riding, taking a trip on the steam railway, plus lake cruises from Bowness to the pretty village of Ambleside and down to Lakeside, which has a celebrated aquarium. Children will also enjoy The World of Beatrix Potter in Bowness-on-Windermere, where technology brings her characters to life, and Brockhole Lake District Visitor Centre, with its Treetop Trek aerial adventure. With destinations including Coniston Water, Kendal, Keswick and the Lakeland Mountains all within easy reach, this location is perfect for a Lake District holiday at any time of the year.

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