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High View Lodge

(Ref. 903990)

White Cross Bay near Troutbeck Bridge, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map

4.7

Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

Features

  • Swimming pool
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Sauna
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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23 Customer Reviews

  • "Great location, private and quiet position of Lodge, great standard of accommodation."

    Clear and comprehensive instructions.

    Reviewed by Kenneth5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely place to stay."

    Very clean, spacious and well thought out. Good communication with owner .Walkable to local pub which did excellent food. Bus stop right outside so access to lakeside and local villages very easy. Would definitely stay here again.

    Thankyou for your kind feedback, glad you enjoyed your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian5.0May 2023

  • "Very nice property in a good location."

    Thankyou for your kind comments,glad you enjoyed your Christmas break Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Dec 2022

  • "Great, roomy lodge, with excellent facilities and in a really good location for the site but let down a little by the housekeeping."

    As with all Sykes cottages, I get the impression the housekeeping team are not given enough time to do their job properly. In this case, everything had been shoved in cupboards rather than put away neatly (saucepans and frying pans literally thrown in a pile), duvet covers were not buttoned and one was stained. Overall, cleaning was superficial (eg very dirty behind toilet seat hinges). Also, there were lots of knives, but mainly bread knives and not one sharp knife suitable for chopping vegetables. Note for future guest - there is a filter coffee machine, but you may need filters. The cafetiere doesn't work! Finally, there was a new, large Smart TV, but the wifi didn't work all week - this seems to be a problem that has been going on for years with no solution! It is not acceptable to have to use your own phone data when it is advertised as having wifi.

    The WiFi which the site was updating is now directly linked to our Lodge and working so the temporary unavailabity should now not be an issue. The cafetiere is actually a milk frother rather than a cafetiere . As the owner I can only apologise if you found the cleaning and cupboard layout not as you would have liked. We take a pride in ensuring it is clean and well presented and as such visited the Lodge following your feedback to check it fully. Thankyou for your feedback as it helps us ensure we provide a high standard at all times. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dave3.8Sep 2022

  • "WiFi is not working at all."

    WiFi connection seems to be part of the whole site setup. Checked with reception but nothing they could do about this. So if you expected to have any WiFi connection for your holiday, stay away from this one. Also the welcome pack booklet is non-existence. Just have to know everything what you do when you get in! Other than that the cottage is clean and comfortable.

    As owners who pride themselves in our Lodge facilities & standard we are sorry you experienced a problem with the WiFi. The site is replacing the WIFI and unknown to us, in advance, it has caused significant issues in the last two weeks as they undergo this transformation. Previously there had been free Park WiFi available. Even now the Park WiFi is also accessible in the main Park areas as this is a different connection. Unfortunately we have been unable to advise you of this as we were not aware until contacted by Sykes after both yourselves & the previous people had left. We have been advised that the new WIFI will be rolled out across Whitecross Bay site w.c 3.10.22 including to our Lodge. I am sorry you have been badly affected by WIFI connectivity but as you can see from all the previous excellent feedback this is a recent occurance where the WiFi has caused considerable disruption for people and something which we haven't actively avoided telling people as we werent aware in advance, this problem should be alleviated during w.c 3.10.22. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hua2.8Sep 2022

  • "This lodge is stunning ,thoroughly enjoyed our stay here ,it is well equipped with everything you need and on arrival was spotless !"

    Loved the location nice and quiet and it's based in a lovely secluded spot with only a 5 min walk to amenities on the site .I will definitely be returning next year ! Large decking area with plenty of furniture ,beds nice and comfy .I would recommend to anyone to stay here,cant wait to return !

    Thankyou Karen for your great feedback. We do take a pride in making sure the Lodge is as we would like to find it if we were on holiday. It will be a pleasure to welcome you back. Owners Alan & Julie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jul 2022

  • "Stunning lodge."

    Finished to such a high standard. Clean, comfortable, well located on the park. Perfect for what we needed. Couldn't have asked for any more.

    Thankyou so much for your kind comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Shaun5.0Feb 2022

  • "This is a lovely, well equipped lodge in a great location."

    It was very quiet due to being located at the end of a row. We purchased entertainment passes and used the pool facilities a few times. The swimming pool and changing facilities should be bigger for the amount of guests but we still enjoyed it. My only complaint is that the WiFi didn’t worked for our entire stay. There was a smart tv but it was a bit useless without it. I would give 4.5 stars if possible. We would return.

    Sorry you experienced problems with the Wifi, after contacting the site it would seem recent storms were responsible for taking some of the masts down in the Lake District and the site is working to correct this . Glad you loved our Lodge. We work hard as the owners to make sure you have a good experience and a happy holiday as we would want Property Owner

    Reviewed by Vicki4.4Feb 2022

  • "Brilliant property, comfortable, loads of space and great location"

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Oct 2021

  • "Our party of 4 had the most fabulous time here, it was central to all amenities and local attractions."

    The lodge itself was beautiful, comfortable and everything needed was provided. As it was the end lodge you also felt you had some privacy which was lovely in the evenings/mornings on the terrace. A short walk to the end of the road and you were on the lakeside with all it’s beautiful views! I would highly recommend this stay and will definitely book again if we venture to these parts again in the future….. thank you so very much! Frances and Robin Hussain-shah Yasmin and Zak New

    Reviewed by Frances5.0Sep 2021

  • "The lodge is located next door to a brilliant activity centre where you can do loads of activities on the lake or on dry land!"

    We walked there in 10 mins. Great location also on the park itself, tucked away so nice and private

    Reviewed by Rachel4.7Aug 2021

  • "Place was great."

    Everything you need for your stay. Dishwasher wasn’t working and front door problem but great stay and would recommend. Unhappy on morning of leaving as the water went off. This was a problem with the site not the owners. We couldn’t wash or brush our teeth. Apparently it went off as they start filling the hot tubs on site creating the water issue. Was very unhappy with this issue as we didn’t have a hot tub to be filled up so should not have had this problem. Suggest you get up super early on the day of leaving before they start filling up

    Reviewed by Anthony3.8Jun 2021

  • "Lovely Lodge."

    Lots of space and well set up. Although on a largish complex, the position of the lodge is good being at the end of the road with nothing behind it, or on one side. We were lucky to find it as a last minute cancellation, and the lady at Lakes Cottages was really helpful.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Aug 2020

  • "Nicely set up Lodge."

    Everything you need. Luxury. Maybe the mattresses could be renewed, but that's all! Will book again, definitely.

    Reviewed by Graham4.7Dec 2019

  • "The cabin was extremely well equipped, and comfortable."

    We had an issue with the dishwasher, and this was dealt with very quickly. Being situated high up on the site meant that it was quiet. The pool facilities were excellent for the children with various activities apart from actual swimming.

    Reviewed by Sandy5.0Aug 2019

  • "A fantastic lodge with everything that a family of 5 needs."

    Having a dishwasher and a washer dryer is also a big plus! The lodge was extremely comfortable and spacious, well equipped and tastefully decorated. Excellent setting, high up and at the end of a row, which was very quiet and had a lovely view over the park. There were plenty of activities for the boys to do; we experienced swimming, water walkers, pool parties and the 2 play areas. It was a shame that the Outdoor n Explore Activities were not being run this week as we enjoyed them last year. We enjoyed Bingo Beats in the Boathouse during the evening too. All the staff were friendly and happy to help. Close enough to walk to Brockhole where there is also plenty to do and you can catch a boat there to take you to other places on Lake Windermere; we visited Wray Castle. This is the second time we have visited White Cross Bay and we have already booked to come back again next year.

    Reviewed by Katy5.0Aug 2019

  • "Perfect lodge in a perfect location"

    Reviewed by Adam5.0Jul 2019

  • "Great lodge in a fantastic location - at the end of a row so a relatively private pitch."

    Lovely inside and out, spacious and good facilities in the kitchen. Contact with both Sykes and the lodge team was easy and helpful. Park has good facilities for a family using it as a base to explore the Lakes; 2 small playgrounds and a good pool. There was some confusion about when we could swim as different sessions were not well advertised initially, but once we'd worked that out we had good times swimming with our children. Reasonable food in the boat house, and a handy shop - although the stock is somewhat limited in it's range. Overall a good week away that we'd recommend and do again.

    Reviewed by Brook5.0Jun 2019

  • "I was not expecting leisure facilities and access to a marina - so next time we come I will bring my windsurfer."

    The location and facilities are excellent. The accommodation is to a high standard. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Jun 2019

  • "The furnishings and the lodge were excellent, location was great and we had a very enjoyable stay."

    Only disappointment was the state of the barbecue which can only be described as disgusting - whoever used it last left it in a complete mess

    Reviewed by Alfred4.7May 2019

  • "Lovely lodge we were really impressed it was more modern than we thought it would be from the pictures and in a gorgeous location with views of the lake."

    Would highly recommend!

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Dec 2018

  • "Lovely site,brilliant lodge very pleased only down fall needed WI FI could not ..."

    Lovely site,brilliant lodge very pleased only down fall needed WI FI could not connect to it messaged caretaker no reply

    Reviewed by Alison5.0May 2018

  • "Wasn't readily advertised as a park dean resort."

    However- turned out to be great. Really brilliant lodge. Kids (aged 5 & 6) had a ball.

    Reviewed by Carol4.4Jul 2017

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Summary

  • All ground floor
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with TV and en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin, 1 x 2' 6 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric fire.
  • Gas central heating with electric fire
  • Electric double oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, HiFi system, CD/radio, iPod dock
  • Complimentary WiFi is provided by the park & subject to fair usage guidelines, Quality & reliability of connection will vary based on the number of people using it, prevailing weather conditions & therefore may be 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, we are not held responsible or liable for the WiFi on the park & as such cannot guarantee the provision of uninterrupted & unlimited WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Front deck with furniture, plus shared grounds
  • Shared use of leisure facilities including indoor heated swimming pool, sauna, Jacuzzi, gym, play park and multi-use games area
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk
  • Note: Due to lakeside location, children to be supervised at all times
  • Note: Although all ground floor, this property is accessed by approx
  • 20 steps
  • Note: At check-in guests will be provided with a barrier pass number to use in the barrier key pad providing vehicular access to the park
  • Note: Guests wishing to use the on-site leisure facilities will need to purchase a leisure pass from reception
  • Note: No stag/hen or similar.

The property

This fabulous lodge sits in a secluded setting, on an award-winning holiday park on the shores of Lake Windermere.

Set in an elevated position with distant lake views, and boasting a beautiful, large decked terrace, this excellent Windermere cottage presents a high standard of holiday accommodation with modern furnishings throughout.

Families and friends will adore their break at this fantastic Lake District lodge, with its three bedrooms, one with an en-suite shower room, a separate luxury bathroom, and a well-equipped open plan living area with French doors in the dining and sitting areas, which open out to the secluded decking.

The spacious outdoor area at this Windermere lodge is complete with patio furniture and overlooks the quiet, adjacent woodlands, providing a tranquil place to sit together and prepare holiday plans, or gather your thoughts over a glass of wine on a peaceful, summers evening.

There are many excellent facilities on site, including an indoor swimming pool, sauna, Jacuzzi and gym available, as well as a restaurant with takeaway service, bar, children's play park and multi-use games area.

There are woodland walks from the doorstep of this superb Windermere lodge, while the shores of Lake Windermere are merely a two-minute stroll away, where you will discover sweeping sights across the water to the beautiful fells of the Lake District.

Slightly further down the lakeside is Brockhole, the National Park’s visitor centre, with a nature reserve and outdoor adventure playground plus a tree top course; ideal for keeping the younger members of the group happy.

With excellent shops, cafes and restaurants available to enjoy in Bowness-on-Windermere, just five minutes’ drive away, this superb Lake District lodge provides a perfect base for every group.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location

WHITE CROSS BAY

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 many lodges, it offers a restaurant, pub, shop, entertainment room, amusement arcade, indoor swimming pool with Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room, gym, children's staffed activity centre, marina 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 is a short walk away from the site. 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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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