- Off road parking
- Ground floor accommodation
- Ground floor bedroom
- Garden / Patio
- Pub/shop < 1 mile
- Broadband / WiFi
Reviews & Ratings
13 Customer Reviews
"A great holiday lodge and very well maintained!"
! Will definitely return !
"Stayed with family over the Christmas period, beautiful lodge in a great location."
The lodge was really well equipped and the owners made our stay feel extra special by making the lodge festive. Would highly recommend and we all can’t wait to stay again in the near future!
"Beautiful lodge and would definitely return."
Only criticism really is that the cupboards are so over stocked which of course is great that you have everything but there is no space to store any food that you bring when staying for a week. Also the water for the showers/bath was extremely poor some days it was a trickle. Not ideal when there was three females needs to wash hair.
Thank you for taking the time to provide this feedback. The owner will be able to see your comments and act where necessary. Unfortunately, the water pressure can be an issue on the park with many properties using facilities at the same time. We are glad that you enjoyed your holiday and look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Lake District Lodge Holidays Owner Relations Property Owner
"An absolutely perfect lodge in an ideal location."
The facilities in the lodge were great and everything was spotlessly clean. Thank you for a lovely stay!
"Sykes have been brilliant at prearrival information and helpful guides to the local area."
The property is really well equipped for a family. We've never had such well stocked kitchen equipment and having a hoover and dustpan is really helpful on a active holiday to maintain a clean living space. Having the dishwasher maximises quality time and a washing machine so handy to rinse and spin wetsuits etc after a full day on the lake. If we'd known there would be a hairdryer and USB points it would've saved some packing but a pleasent surprise (as was the vase of fresh flowers on arrival!). The lodge is ideally placed for walking to Windermere, Ambleside and Bowness so being able to ditch the car was great too. We will definitely be using Sykes again and probably to stay at Garuda. Thank you
"Lovely lodge in lovely grounds , the house keeping team we’re fantastic as I ..."
Lovely lodge in lovely grounds , the house keeping team we’re fantastic as I had left all mri clothes in the wardrobe when leaving to come home , I was really upset and cross with myself but the team were fantastic in getting my clothes back to me , the only area I would say needs improving is the communication when we had a query with our booking , I was told a few times I would get a phone call but never did but then I would find a message on my booking which I had no idea was there and was not told this would be there way of communicating back , this did add frustration to the holiday experience but other than trust it was a lovely break
"We stayed here from the 4th to the 11th August 2023 and was very impressed with the whole place not just the cabin."
The cabin was spacious and had everything we needed from the washing machine to the kitchen utensils, it was clean and very well presented. This property location is ideal as it’s only a short drive to Windermere main town and traveling anywhere else it’s quite central we found. There is one parking space which is quite tight but it’s right outside the door so to me that’s great
"Well what can I say about our stay in Garuda lodge."
My family & there partners & babies had a lovey relaxed enjoyable time. It was lovely & clean, spacious for us all. Everthing we needed for our weekend away together. What a beautiful place. Hope we can come again. As highly recommended.
Thank you for your comments, we are so pleased to hear that you had an enjoyable stay. We hope to welcome you back. The Lake District Lodge Holidays Owner Relations Team. Property Owner
"We had a lovely time staying at Garuda lodge."
The lodge was clean, cosy and modern. Nice location with only a short drive into Windermere. Well equipped and kitchen was supplied with all dishes/cutlery/cups etc, even dishwasher tablets for the dishwasher. Enough parking for 2 cars, albeit tight. Only thing, wish the Wi-Fi coverage was better at the park.
Thank you for your comments. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you back. Property Owner
"A very comfortable lodge, lovely and warm too in snowy weather!"
Well equipped Pity we had to pay for a high chair when we could have taken our own Nothing to do with the property itself but we couldn’t use the pool- freezing, no shallow end and 4 year old got told off for wanting to play with the inflatable toys in the pool!!
Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry that you had to pay for a high chair and also the issues surrounding the pool. The park is a separate company from ourselves however we will pass on your feedback. Property Owner
"Lovely clean lodge."
Would definitely recommend and I would return. The site itself could do with a few updates.
Thank you for your kind feedback. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Garuda, and we look forward to welcoming you back. Property Owner
"Garuda really is a home from home, everything anyone would need is already there including an outside tap to rinse boots and the dog!"
The lodge is spotlessly clean and well maintained. We shopped for food at the local Booths, had a meal at the Flying Fleece in Ambleside, walked up the nearby hills and around the far side of the lake.
Thank you for your kind feedback. We are glad to hear that you found everything that you needed. It sounds like you had a lovely stay, and we hope to welcome you back again. Property Owner
"Hand soap in both bathrooms would be a good idea"
Thank you for your feedback. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Garuda. We will take your suggestion on board. We hope to welcome you back to the Lake District again. Property Owner
This property is part of the Lake District Lodge Holidays collection.
From the moment you arrive in the Lake District there is a huge choice of activities and things to see as you take in Britain’s latest World Heritage Site – it’s the only National Park to be recognised for such status.
- Three bedrooms: 1 x double with TV and en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 2 x twin
- Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
- Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
- Oil central heating
- Electric oven, four gas ring hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer and dishwasher
- Smart TV and WiFi
- Fuel and power inc. in rent
- Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
- Highchair and travel cot available on request
- Private, off-road parking for 1 car
- Raised decking with table and chairs
- One well-behaved dog welcome
- Sorry, no smoking
- On-site shop and pub 0.1 miles
- Note: A few steps up to the lodge, please take care
- Note: On-site facilities include bar, restaurant, amusement arcade, multi-sports court, adventure playground, indoor pool, sauna and steam room and spa bath
- 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, WiFi is for personal use only and is not intended for high data usage, gaming and/or use for business purposes, This is only suitable for page browsing and sending emails, Bookings cannot be accepted if they are solely reliant on the provision of uninterrupted and unlimited Wi-Fi, We are not held responsible or liable for the WiFi on the park, If you encounter any issues with the WiFi, please contact White Cross Bay reception
- Access to the local leisure facilities is complimentary and can be withdrawn at any time without financial penalty, we as the letting agent or the property owner cannot be held responsible for this provision in service, as it’s subject to third-party provider located off site.
Resting on the popular White Cross Bay Holiday Park near the famed town of Windermere in the Lake District National Park is Garuda.
This bright, dog-friendly lodge benefits from a range of on-site facilities including indoor pool, sauna, bar, convenience store, a close proximity to Lake Windermere and its activities and an open-plan living space perfect for families looking to explore the Lakes.
After a fun-filled day, enter into your new home-from-home where you can unwind in front of the Smart TV before helping rustle up a hearty meal in the fully-equipped kitchen fitted with integrated appliances.
Gather the family to dine together at the table then step through the patio doors to delight in evening drinks as the sun begins to set over the park.
When sleep calls, head inside to wash away the day in the bathroom; tuck the kids into either of the twin bedrooms then head to the spacious double room with handy en-suite shower room to rest up ahead of another adventure in Windermere.
During the day head into Windermere where you can take to the water with a variety of watersports including kayaking and paddleboarding which reward guests with stunning views from the lake.
Outdoor enthusiasts can also take pleasure from the myriad of walks and trails woven throughout the National Park, hike Claife Heights, Bran Fell or Orrest Head all providing breath-taking views across the countryside.
Travel further north to explore Rydal Cave on the site of a former slate quarry, or meander through Rydal Mount and Gardens, Wordsworth’s rustic family home which boasts views of the lake.
You can also find Wordsworth Grasmere nearby which is recognised as the former home of the poet and runs guided tours and a popular tea room; from here Scafell Pike, England’s highest mountain peak can be reached.
Adventure awaits in The Lake District National Park at Garuda.
Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.
About the location
Ambleside 5 miles; Kendal 8.7 miles.
The twin towns of Bowness and Windermere are both vibrant, fun-filled places set within the splendid scenery of the Lake District. Both towns provide a range of amenities, shops and restaurants to suit all tastes whilst Ambleside offers the additional attraction of a boat ride to Bowness, the Lakeside Aquarium and Beatrix Potter's 'Hill Top House' at Sawrey. Grizedale Forest Park is within easy driving distance and is home to a range of activities including many good walks, mountain biking and the 'Go Ape' adventure park. The region also boasts many National Trust properties as well as a variety of water sports for those who prefer a more adrenaline-fuelled trip. Children will enjoy a trip to the 'World of Beatrix Potter' in Bowness whilst the villages of Grasmere, Coniston Water, Kendal, Keswick and the Lakeland Mountains are all within easy reach.
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Garuda Lodge is accessed by 5 steps. The lodge is then all on the same ground floor level.
White Cross Bay has its own onsite facilities. You will need to purchase a complex pass from reception which includes the use of the pool, entertainment and access to bar and restaurant. The prices are subject to change by park management.
There is a Good Housekeeping Bond of £100 for this property.
Please note, charging of electric vehicles is not permitted in this lodge. The nearest charging point can be found at Booths Supermarket in Windermere.
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, WiFi is for personal use only and is not intended for high data usage, gaming and/or use for business purposes, This is only suitable for page browsing and sending emails, Bookings cannot be accepted if they are solely reliant on the provision of uninterrupted and unlimited Wi-Fi, We are not held responsible or liable for the WiFi on the park. If you encounter any issues with the WiFi, please contact White Cross Bay reception.
Park Rules and Operations – White Cross Bay
All holiday parks are owned and managed by a separate company to ourselves. Lake District Lodge Holidays has no association with the owners of these parks or responsibility for the provision of services they offer. At certain times of year, there maybe a reduction in those services, which is outside of our control.
Commercial vehicles, caravans, camper vans, Hen or Stag parties are not permitted onsite.
You will be staying on an operational holiday park, which means work may be undertaken from time to time by the park owners during your stay. Although Lake District Lodge Holidays will always try to inform guests in advance if something may impact on a stay and if we have prior knowledge. We cannot be held responsible or accept any liability for park operations of which are outside of our control and which we have no knowledge of.
Any issues relating to a stay at a privately owned lodge should be reported back through Lake District Lodge Holidays as the park are not responsible for managing the lodge or booking for private sublet guests during their stay.
This property offers the following short breaks: