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Striding Edge

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


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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Swimming pool
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Sauna
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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34 Customer Reviews

  • "Brilliant lodge in a great park."

    Perfect location for exploring Ambleside, Grasmere, Windermere etc. Lodge was kitted out with practically everything you could need! The deck is a proper sun trap in the afternoon. Brilliant stay, we’ll be back!

    Hi Kelly Thanks for your kind review about your stay in our lodge. We're delighted to hear you enjoyed your holiday and look forward to welcoming you back. Jan and Rod Property Owner

    Reviewed by KellyApr 2022

  • "This lodge is beautiful and such care has been taken to ensure holiday makers have all they need."

    It is positioned up high on the park and is just a short walk to the reception and entertainment areas. We were lucky enough to get gorgeous weather and so it was great to sit outside on the decking. I would recommend the park and the accommodation very highly

    Dear Terryl, thank you so much for your kind feedback and glad you enjoyed your stay in our lodge Striding Edge Whitecross Bay. You had some lovely dry, sunny weather for your stay and the decking is great to take in the views over the park and watch the many different birds visit the feeders and have a drink or two! We hope you'll visit again soon. The Owners Property Owner

    Reviewed by TerrylMar 2022

  • "We would just like to say thank you very much to the owners (won't say names for GDPR)."

    They contacted us when the power went out (storm Arwen) a few days before we were due to arrive and made sure we were kept up to date with any changes. The power went on before we set off for site. The owners had travelled up from Leeds on the day to check the property was ok for us to stay in and even left a lovely bottle of red. Thank you very much! :)

    Reviewed by GlennDec 2021

  • "Had a really lovely time everything you need"

    Reviewed by LindaOct 2021

  • "On arrival, all appeared lovely, until we started to unpack and start using items from the kitchen."

    The place was filthy. And I mean really dirty. I left feedback for the owners in the visitors book and have not been contacted by the owners which is just terrible. I have taken pictures and intend on sharing them on here if it’s possible and with the owners. Food still left on crockery, cutlery, and other kitchen equipment. Chocolate wrappers left down the side of beds, children’s toys left, dog food on the floor, filthy dog feeding station, filthy dustpan and brush, dog hairs all over the standing lamp base. My children dropped something g behind the sofa and moved the sofa to retrieve it only to find, dog poo bags (empty thank goodness) underneath, dried food into the floor, dog hair all over and thick dust everywhere including the wood surrounding the bed headboards. The bathroom was dirty, black gunge around the shower screen where it meets the bath, dirt around the toilet (upon cleaning my cloths came up yellow

    Feedback from our guests is invariably positive so we were shocked and disappointed to read the comments lodged by Mr And Mrs Wallis, and astonished that at no time over the two weeks of their stay did they contact us to alert us to the problems that they encountered. They must have read the comments from previous guests in the guest book and realised that what they encountered was not how our lodge is normally presented. Had they contacted us on the day of arrival we would have immediately driven up and, in conjunction with our cleaning company, addressed all the issues and done a deep clean. Our contact details are posted at the entrance to the lodge and internally so contact would have been easy. Several Maintenance issues were raised: Black gunge on the shower door seal: The seal was replaced in March and on checking was found to be clean. Bath plug not sealing properly: The nylon seal had become detached. I removed the plug and reattached the seal. The gas hob igniter temperamental: The switch was removed and the contacts cleaned. All of the above took minutes to rectify and could have been resolved on day one, had we known. We pay our cleaning company handsomely for their services and expect better from them. We have raised the issues with them in the strongest possible terms. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JasonJul 2021

  • "The location of the lodge was great, nice and private with a large area to sit out unlike many others on the site."

    We had lots of sunshine all day. The lodge was well equipped with everything we needed. My only criticism would be the pillows badly need replacing and carpets cleaned but these are easily fixed and we’d definitely book to stay again.

    Thank you for your feedback. We have now replaced all the pillows, the carpets have been professionally cleaned and we will visit again to check this. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind regards Property Owner

    Reviewed by JustineJun 2021

  • "The lodge was very homely and clean everything you need already there and relaxing views."

    Location excellent close to all the best places to visit in the lakes.

    Reviewed by MikeOct 2020

  • "Cottage was more than we expected, great location and facilities."

    The owners can be proud of there cottage and provided us with everything we wanted and more.

    Reviewed by SteveSep 2020

  • "We had a really good break the lodge was excellent we will def book another time when visiting the lakes"

    Reviewed by ChristopherSep 2020

  • "The view over the decking was breathtaking."

    Looked right out over the trees. Felt like we were in a tree house. The lodge itself had a really homely feel to it. Had everything you could need. Owners were really helpful when we contacted them. The park itself was lovely. Great views over the lake. Just lovely. Would definitely return. Thank you for a lovely break.

    Reviewed by EmmaAug 2020

  • "The park was great and the accommodation was really fantastic."

    The dog walking area could be better sihn posted.

    Reviewed by LeeAug 2020

  • "Had a great stay at striding edge lodge ."

    Loved the private location and views felt like you were up in the tree tops . Lodge very well equipped plenty of cooking items so making meals excellent . Comfy beds and plenty of hot water for all to shower etc ... loved the bird feeder outside easy to sit and watch woodland birds . Even got a small deer last morning . Very dog friendly too . Will definitely be back soon to this lovely place .

    Reviewed by KevinMar 2020

  • "Our 2nd visit this year so that says it all, such a cosy lodge to relax at the ..."

    Our 2nd visit this year so that says it all, such a cosy lodge to relax at the end of a day after walking the beautiful lakes and countryside, spent my 50th here and to me the best place to spend it, and my dog loved it to, we shall return

    Reviewed by SharonNov 2019

  • "We booked the lake district to take our dog with us for long lakeside walks near our accommodation unfortunately every day we had to drive away from the park which was the only disappointment."

    We had a fantastic stay at 15 skiptory howe,very peaceful and we'll equipt. Thank you highly recommended

    Reviewed by TracySep 2019

  • "The only concern we had was the damp issue in the bedrooms."

    There were louvre doors on the wardrobes and they let in a lot of damp air from bathroom. There was mould in the wardrobes and it caused us to struggle at night with breathing. My husband has an inhaler anyway and although I don't normally suffer with breathing issues, I certainly did on this holiday. Since arriving home, it has totally cleared up.

    Reviewed by DeniseAug 2019

  • "Very well equipped accommodation - best we've ever had!"

    Lovely location

    Reviewed by MichelleJul 2019

  • "This cottage was absolutely lovely."

    It was clean, comfy and peaceful. My family and I had a wonderful time here. I would recommend this place to anyone.

    Reviewed by OshaniJul 2019

  • "Original lodge was removed from the market."

    This alternative had a brilliant location,everything that we needed for a 6 month old and on a lovely site.

    Reviewed by MichelleJun 2019

  • "Lodge was really nice and peaceful"

    Reviewed by GarethJun 2019

  • "Wonderful chalet in a wonderful setting."

    Great for families or a comfortable peaceful retreat. Everything we needed was included and much more. It was like home from home. The patio is superb and feels as though you are in the tree tops. Beautiful.

    Reviewed by KarenMay 2019

  • "Some problems as faults couldn’t be reported to staff at reception and there was no Sykes cottage number."

    As we booked with Sykes it would have been useful to have their contact details . Accommodation was lovely and the lodge in a lovely position

    Reviewed by LindsayApr 2019

  • "We were impressed with Sykes Holiday cottages as a company, providing information and prompt response to queries."

    The lodge was ideally located to explore the lakes and the facilities on site were excellent. The lodge did provide everything to make our stay comfortable. However, we felt let down on the cleanliness in the lodge. oven trays were dirty and greasy as if they had been put back after being used without being washed. Under the sofa's were wrappers, straws cob webs and lots of dust. Down the sides of the single beds were lots of cob webs one containing a dead spider. We were very lucky with the weather during our stay, sitting outside was a little spoilt by the cobwebs hanging from the roof. It was pleasant watching a variety of birds feeding from the bird feeder on the decking. The feeder did appear to be in the wrong place, being in the middle left the area covered in bird poo. It was not pleasant to sit and look at. ( I do have photographs if required) We do run our own business and always welcome feedback as ways to improve. I hope you find our comments useful.

    Reviewed by MandyApr 2019

  • "Had a fabulous week at striding edge, such a cosy and comfortable lodge, fab base for exploring the lakes"

    Reviewed by SharonMar 2019

  • "We had a great time."

    The lodge was very warm and cosy. The bedrooms were spacious and has had comfortable beds. The shower was very good. The kitchen was well stocked with all you would need while away e.g. cups, glasses, plates etc. The site is centrally situated for Ambleside and Bowness.

    Reviewed by MichaelaDec 2018

  • "Lovely homely cottage with all the finishing touches we could have dreamt of!"

    We really enjoyed it and will be going back.

    Reviewed by JenniferNov 2018

  • "We think the cabin numbers could be made more clearer to see as you approach ..."

    We think the cabin numbers could be made more clearer to see as you approach each one, perhaps the number and name of the lane on the side of the cabin especially if you arrive in the dark it took us ages, but it didn't help when reception told us to go right when we should have kept left from the barriers, but we found it eventually, we all had a very enjoyable stay and would recommend to friends Thankyou

    Reviewed by AnneNov 2018

  • "Really enjoyed the holiday, the location is fantastic and really dog friendly, ..."

    Really enjoyed the holiday, the location is fantastic and really dog friendly, the cabin in really warm, just found a few cobwebs and spiders inside near windows but u r in woods so that could be why, would deff recommend

    Reviewed by LindaAug 2018

  • "Had a lovely holiday at Striding Edge in White Cross Bay Park."

    The Lodge was comfortable, homely, well equipped and well looked after by the owners. With White Cross Bay, location in the Park itself is crucial and Striding Edge is very well located, being high up with the verandah facing away from the road, towards the tops of the trees. We took 2 dogs and it was perfect for them, with an enclosed verandah and woods where we could walk them just across from the lodge. There’s a bird feeder on the verandah that attracts a wide variety of small birds. We filled it up and found it very relaxing just sitting watching the birds either from the verandah or through the lodge windows from the sitting room area. There is ample parking and it is a good base from which to enjoy the Lake District, with many attractions nearby. We would definitely book this lodge again. The booking process through Sykes was easy and everything went very smoothly, so we wouldn’t hesitate to book again with Sykes.

    Reviewed by KimAug 2018

  • "Needs a little TLC, quite dated."

    Had everything we needed but a little upgrade would be appreciated. Really enjoyed the bird feeder on the patio. The birds were fascinating Could do with a good clean as quite a few cobwebs about - might be being picky. The sink in the kitchen needs sorting as the draining board drain was blocked and beginning to smell. If we had been there longer we would have sorted. Otherwise we enjoyed our stay. Thanks very much for a great few days.

    Reviewed by PamelaJun 2018

  • "Rid , the owner dropped off a new outside table during our stay & was very friendly & helpful."

    He was really helpful when I had left my kindle after we had left & it was sorted quickly!

    Reviewed by JadeJun 2018

  • "This was our first visit to the Lakes and we loved it."

    The staff at the site were so helpful and friendly. We can’t wait to go back. Thank you

    Reviewed by TonyMay 2018

  • "Lodge was so cozy."

    Bitter cold and snow when we were there but to come back to a lovely warm lodge which had everything you needed in it. Also catered so well for children with games/books/pens etc. So much thought put in by the owners. Would definitely recommend. Unfortunately for us our dog was poorly and couldn't take her and then my granddaughter was poorly so the family couldn't come either. Ended up just myself and my husband and I was so upset things didn't go to plan. We came home Sunday so one day early with them being poorly too. But cannot take anything away from the cottage. Only thing I would mention of the entertainment complex is that its not that big. I wouldn't like to see how busy it would be in school holidays but staff are lovely.

    Reviewed by JeanMar 2018

  • "We booked that very place last year and did again this year so evidence that we like it"

    Reviewed by JenniferJun 2017

  • "Very nice and cosy cottage, well maintained and decorated and at a very convenient location."

    Double bed was a bit short for tall people. I am 6'3" and had my feet hanging out while sleeping. Otherwise, couldn't have been more perfect. Wish we had stayed there for longer. The main negative is that the leisure facilities (swimming pool, sauna and steam room) are open till 7 pm only with last entry at 6 30 pm. It would be great if it was open till 8 or 9 pm where people could relax after a long day of walking and traveling.

    Sep 2016

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  • 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
  • Electric oven and gas 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
  • 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 - there is a £10 per pet supplement
  • 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: 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: There is a charge for any guests wishing to use the on-site leisure facilities at £7.50 per adult and £5.50 per child.Please contact reception to arrange this
  • Note: Due to the location, WiFi can be intermittent
  • Note: No stag/hen, or similar
  • Note : Sunday changeovers not accepted.

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.

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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 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.

Region Information

Two well-behaved dogs welcome - there is a £10 per pet supplement
Note : Sunday changeovers not accepted.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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