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Rydal Lodge

Grasmere 24, White Cross Bay near Windermere, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1068802)

4.0

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  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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76 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely lodge,could of done with a bit better clean before we arrived(floors/carpets)but didn’t spoil our stay."

    Very comfortable & cosy.

    Reviewed by SamanthaOct 2021

  • "We have stayed in Rydal Lodge for the last 4 years and love this lodge, however, this year you can really see signs of wear and tear."

    The lodges needs some TLC to bring it back to a good standard. Sadly, we couldn't use the hot tub as the lid was so heavy we struggled to lift it back onto the tub. The maintenance guy said a new arm was on order to fix this, but not being able to use the hot tub was a massive disappointment. We tried it once and thats when we knew we couldn't lift the lid back on. This hot tub is old, not all features worked on it and there are no head cushions at all. The lodge is still very comfortable and well laid out. The shower drain in the ensuite was blocked so we fixed this, but the whole shower unit needs replacing as there is a lot of signs of wear and mold around the edges, also the floor is lifting. The carpet in the bedrooms shows signs of wear also with stains. The patio doors didn't open from the dinning area, this needs fixing. A little bit of TLC and this lodge would be a 5 star as we do truly love this lodge. There are lots of positives, the lodge was clean, well organised, and has everything you need for a comfortable stay in the Lakes. We will be back to this lodge once its had little money spent on it, as its rather expensive for what it is now. On that note, I cannot believe how expensive the lodges are now, the prices are off the scale for next year. Its also massively disappointing that you no longer offer repeat customer discounts plus you charge a booking fee. So add in the price increases, along with no loyalty discounts and its very expensive. We've been booking each year with Lake District Holidays for the last 8 years, they have always been a great company to deal with, fair prices, a good selection of nice lodges and they look after their customers, whats happened? A 3 night stay in Oct is over £1000, you can stay in a luxury hotel for less than that. Customer loyalty needs to be nurtured.

    Reviewed by RachelOct 2021

  • "The Lodge was clean and comfortable but a lot of attention to detail missing."

    On arrival the outdoor cushions were scattered all over, soaking and leaves all over them. The hot tub lid is very heavy and awkward to get on and off on your own especially for my disabled Mam. Looks like it was once on a spring but never been fixed. There was no iron (but a ironing board) or hoover. The floor in the main bathroom is starting to lift especially around the bath behind the door. For the price you pay I was expecting a bit more luxury. Needs a spruce up.

    Reviewed by LauraOct 2021

  • "Lodge was perfect, however let down by the outdoor area, over hanging hedge that also contained a wasps nest, not plesant when outdoors."

    And outdoor sofa area covered in old leaves ( they had been there a while not new falls ).

    Reviewed by JaneSep 2021

  • "Lovely big lodge in a quiet cul de sac location, large private hot tub and seating area which was really nice, king size bed which was fabulous, very comfy."

    Two large bathrooms, very modern, Kitchen cupboards could do with a good sort out, all clean but just need organising, glassware and mugs all odd and in different cupboards, but no biggy, had a problem with the hot tub on first day, I rang lake district lodge holidays, all sorted and a man came out within the hour, great service.

    Reviewed by SarahSep 2021

  • "We couldn't get internet for my children."

    The l launderette was out of order .the shop on site didn't sell much and the opening hours weren't good enough..we took a DVD player for the boys .we couldn't use it as the brackets on the back of the television, were covering the port hole for the HD lead .but the lodge was beautiful.

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2021

  • "Just missing attention to detail: - curtain tie backs broken - outside seating area next to hot tub was covered in leaves and rubbish such as bar menus etc - i had to clean it before we could use it - fairy lights outside cabin broken - wire looked like it had been cut, we reconnected it!"

    Thank you for your feedback and we are sorry to hear you have had some slight issues during your stay, which we do hope wont deter you from returning to Rydal Lodge. I am pleased to advise these have been passed across to our Maintenance team to action further. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AmyJul 2021

  • "Realised on first night (Mon) there was no hot water so no bath for me disappointingly."

    Rang to report it on Tue morning . Went out and left the key. Tried water when we got in, no change. Waited all day for someone to call round. I rang again to be advised someone had actually been. They had obviously not left a note otherwise I would have rang up earlier and when I realised it still wasn’t working. They same person came back out but 5 minutes before he came, it started working again. Had another look, but left as he thought it must have been an air lock as it seemed to be working again. Next day (Wed) we went out and when we got back no hot water again. Rang up but it was Thursday before it was finally fixed - the day before we came home. For 3 adults, not being able to shower or bath for most of the holiday in hot weather was frustrating. What was really annoying was to read online feedback from 2 separate people who stayed there just before us saying they had had no hot water throughout their holiday too. We have stayed at this lodge 4 or 5 times and to find the price has more than doubled next year for the same week means we will not be coming back.

    Thank you for your feedback and we are sorry for the boiler issues you experienced during your stay. We have looked into the record of this case further and confirm the boiler was set on a timer mode, which was corrected by our Maintenance team. Should we be able to help further with finding a returning stay within your budget, please do contact our reservations team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by PaulaJun 2021

  • "No hot water on Friday No hot water on Saturday."

    No hot water on Sunday.

    Reviewed by KevinJun 2021

  • "Felt disappointed with this lodge,no hot water,just aired most of the time,shower cubicle and hose is really dirty,radiators are dirty and very dusty,bin lid broken,hot tub only bits worked on it,we left 2 days early due to no hot water."

    Stayed at llangrig Lodge a few times,excellent and very well maintained

    Reviewed by SharonJun 2021

  • "We had a really lovely stay and managed to fit five adults and one dog comfortably."

    The rooms were really spacious and the lodge was very clean. The dining table, kettle, bathroom floor and sofas were a bit tired so we made note of that for our own reference. There was a very good amount of kitchen utensils and seating and hot tub was lovely. Great holiday park and location and lovely quiet cul de sac road. The park seems to be very dog friendly on the road our lodge was on.

    Reviewed by EmmaMay 2021

  • "So lovely & clean really enjoyed our stay"

    Reviewed by DanielMay 2021

  • "We enjoyed our stay at the site with just a couple of small gripes."

    One of the reasons for choosing White Cross Bay was for the gym & pool but as the gym wasn't open till 10:45 kind of spoilt it a bit for me as by that time we were out & about. I thought the gym would be open from 07:30 as other places we have stayed at is a standard sort of time. The other gripe was the Wi-Fi, to say it was dire would be an understatement. Because of these minor gripes our expectations were not as we hoped they would be, the accommodation was absolutely brilliant & if we decide to go back hopefully the Covid restrictions will not be in place which should give us more to do especially as the first two days it didn't stop raining.

    Reviewed by LaurenceMay 2021

  • "Wonderful lodge set in a quiet private location of the park"

    Reviewed by AndreaApr 2021

  • "Arrived on a Friday after 4 looking forward to the hot tub after a long drive to Find it was cold rang up to be informed due to COVID it had been emptied and refilled and would take a few hours to heat back up ( which was disappointing as it was not hot until the next morning)around 1/2 hr later we had a power cut looked outside to see everyone lights were still on rang up again apparently when you have a lot of electrical stuff on at the same time this can happen we were directed to outside to remedy the situation which we did without problem."

    Lake lodge holidays were on the ball with any issues we had, the lodge itself was fab well decorated clean and there was lots of space, his and hers wardrobes In the master bedroom and a bed that was definitely one of the most comfortable I have had the pleasure of sleeping in. All amenities were there in the kitchen and the kids room was again spacious and welcoming and it was pet friendly would definitely stay in this lodge again. What did you enjoy most about your stay? The bed was amazing it was I think super king size and so comfortable What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? Escape rooms bowness

    Miss Julie CharltonNov 2020

  • "Cant wait to visit again."

    Brilliant from booking to the end if stay perfect. The hot tub was fab.. The beds were comfortable What did you enjoy most about your stay? The whole thing What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? We didn't leave

    Miss Rachael MccarronOct 2020

  • "The lodge was lovely and clean and was plenty big enough for a family of 4 with a baby and 2 dogs."

    The hot tub was great and very private with no other lodges over looking it, and was also well maintained daily. However, the only problem we found was work men were working on the decking on the lodge opposite, which caused quite a lot of noise and out view from the living room was 4 white vans. It was also a little difficult to park in front of our lodge as we had to keep moving vehicles around because of the vans. However the work men were very polite. It would have been nice for these renovations to be done when there was no-one in the other lodges as it is described as a quite area. Overall a good week and may book the same lodge again. What did you enjoy most about your stay? great weather, nice lodge What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? Grizedale forest

    Mr Stephen AthertonOct 2020

  • "Perfect location, plenty of places nearby to visit."

    Lodge excellent. All round a brilliant week's holiday. What did you enjoy most about your stay? Everything What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? Coniston. The Donald Campbell museum.

    Mrs Christine FerriesSep 2020

  • "Fantastic lodge fully equipped."

    Home from Home. Hot tub fantastic cleaned and checked twice a day. Loved are stay. Short walk from Lodge to the shore of Lake Windermere with fantastic views. What did you enjoy most about your stay? Hot tub. What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? Walk to Easedale Tarn from Grasmere.

    Mr Stephen SteadSep 2020

  • "I stayed with my partner for 3 nights here."

    The lodge was lovely, very modern yet cosy and also surprisingly homely! The decor was lovely. The lodge was clean everywhere, more than enough utensils and pottery etc. Located on such a lovely quiet part of the park. Hot tub is perfectly hidden so no one can see, unlike alot of other lodges on the park. Could only name one fault and that was that the fairy lights on the decking aren't working but everything other than that was simply perfect. We are looking forward to coming again next year What did you enjoy most about your stay? Hot tub along with peace and quiet What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? kayaking on lake windermere

    Miss Nicola MillsSep 2020

  • "Beautiful property excellent location for walking and sight seeing hot tub a bonus site well kept ."

    . What did you enjoy most about your stay? Walking and relaxing on luxury What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? Lovely walk to the motal man pub well earned visit for lunch

    Mrs Michelle LutonSep 2020

  • "Had a fantastic few days at Rydal lodge."

    Lodge is perfect nice and clean when we arrived and the queen bed was winning. What did you enjoy most about your stay? Hot tub / queen bed What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? Ambleside

    Miss Megan DeaneJul 2020

  • "Rydal lodge was a great break for a family holiday, 4 adults,1 toddler and a dog."

    We all had a brilliant time. Location was fantastic, quiet cul de sac, friendly neighbours however it was still a short walk to the children's park and the lake. Hot tub was extremely private and a nice escape at night time (although the tv was broken and speaker was constantly buzzing). We all feel that the lodge could have done with some TLC due to the lack of the following; Potato peeler Potato masher Lack of crockery/cutlery Sharp knives Measuring jugs Wine glasses (wasn't enough) Also the rubber seal on the oven door was hanging off which caused an issue when cooking meals. We have left this review for the current owners as the lodge location was lovely, bedrooms were fantastic and the space inside with a child was brilliant. We just feel it needs a few added extras to make it a amazing. What did you enjoy most about your stay? Best location on the site (very private hot tub) What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? A trip to the mortal man

    Mrs Jean McnicholasJul 2020

  • "Lovely lodge Great location as we stay at white cross 4/5 times a year More Modern than others too What did you enjoy most about your stay?"

    Location What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? Fresh air

    Mr John KnightMar 2020

  • "Overall we had a great week at the lodge."

    Its in a great location, It What did you enjoy most about your stay? Hot tub!! What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? Too many to chose one. The whole are is really nice.

    Mr Gavin ConlonMar 2020

  • "Lovely lodge, would recommend."

    Fresh and clean, like home from home so comfy and cosy. We will return. Hot tub was fab even in the rain. Brockhall climbing facility within walking distance which is bonus for the kids. What did you enjoy most about your stay? Comfortable clean accommodation What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? Brockhall

    Mrs Joanne O'haganFeb 2020

  • "We stayed at Rydal Lodge over Christmas, I can not say a bad word about the lodge it was faultless."

    It was dressed for Christmas, Modern, clean, quiet, relaxing, wasn What did you enjoy most about your stay? Relaxing with the family over Christmas What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? Good walks

    Mrs Stacey SeedJan 2020

  • "Wow we have had a fantastic couple of days lodge is very clean very well equipped and of a very good standard."

    Hot tub was amazing and huge. Will definitely be coming again highly recommended. What did you enjoy most about your stay? Everything What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? Hot tub

    Mrs Joanne SuttonNov 2019

  • "The log cabin was beautiful very clean, everything there that was needed."

    It What did you enjoy most about your stay? The Lodge What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? The on site pub food was nice and value for money

    Mrs Anne MiddletonSep 2019

  • "Only one thing wrong with the lodge is the decking could do with some tlc other wise it was perfect , I've always found it clean and well equipped , love the hot tub What did you enjoy most about your stay?"

    Everything !!!! I just love being there , gorgeous scenery , fantastic park What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? It's an absolutely incredible location , I love it

    Mrs Kathryn LeahSep 2019

  • "No problems what so ever with the Lodge, bright and welcoming, good location, central to local visitor attractions."

    Really enjoyed our stay What did you enjoy most about your stay? Comfortable, clean, good location What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? Boat trip on Lake Windemere

    Mrs Lisa BrownSep 2019

  • "Family stay at Rydal lodge."

    The cabin is lovely, comfy beds, kids enjoyed having a tv/dvd in the bedroom. It What did you enjoy most about your stay? Family time What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? Lake District visitors centre.

    Miss Emma RyanAug 2019

  • "Enjoyable stay at Rydal Lodge, The beds were comfortable, the rooms clean and airy."

    The hot tub was serviced daily, and ready to use when we arrived. Will would stay here again. It lacked its own dedicated wifi, but we had good reception on our phones to used then to create our own hotspot. What did you enjoy most about your stay? The hot tub What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? Lake cruise on windermere

    Mr Keith BurtonAug 2019

  • "We have stayed at WhiteCross bay a few times now and love the park and location."

    Lodge is clean, spacious and well equipped. Comfy bed and has the biggest hot tub we have ever used! One thing I would suggest is the decking could do with some maintenance/coat of oil or paint. What did you enjoy most about your stay? Close to lots of places to visit or walk to What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? Brockhole adventure park and gardens, 10 min walk

    Mr Ian AndersonJul 2019

  • "I absolutely love this place , so much so I have booked to back for a third time , very friendly staff and a very welcoming atmosphere, I have taken friends and family there , now they love it too ."

    It feels like a second home , excellent customer service , it's like a holiday should be !!! What did you enjoy most about your stay? Everything !!!! What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? Take in all the views, it's magical

    Mrs Kathryn LeahMay 2019

  • "The lodge is located in a gorgeous Park in the Windermere area."

    There are 3 towns very close by with great amenities. We stay in the lakes every year and this is by far the nicest lodge and park we have stayed on. The lodge itself is very spacious and was ample room for my partner and I and our medium sized dog. The lodge has everything you need, no need to bring a single kitchen item- the owners have put their on stamp on the place which makes it feel like a home from home and the added bonus of a super long bed sealed the deal. The outdoor space is fantastic- with fully enclosed decking so no need to worry about the dog and a gorgeous large sofa to sit Na enjoy the sun. The hot tub is huge- and was all set up for our arrival. Anyone looking at this should book immediately. We will most definitely being booking again very soon for our trip next year. What did you enjoy most about your stay? The lovely outdoor space and well light living room. What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? There are ample bridle walking routes on your door step. We walked from the lodge directly up to Wansfell pile and back. You couldn?t ask for better.

    Mrs Michaela WatonMay 2019

  • "Fantastic lodge excellent facilities and clean comfort beds great how anyone can give a bad review must be mad out of 10 11 What did you enjoy most about your stay?"

    Modern What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? Hot tub

    Mr Michael MartinMay 2019

  • "Rydal Lodge is a beautiful lodge situated on a lovely private cul-de-sac on the site."

    Upon arrival the lodge was spotlessly clean and tidy and we were really impressed with the comfort. We had absolutely no problems or any complaints whatsoever during our stay. One very slight niggle was that the hot tub is a little tired with not all of the jets seeming to work at once but it was superb for our needs. We were completely secluded in the tub which was lovely as walking around the site we saw many that had little or no privacy. I would wholeheartedly recommend staying at Rydal Lodge. If space, comfort and privacy are important to you then this is the Lodge for you. I did get the impression that as we hadn't booked through Parkdean we weren't treated to as much of a welcome at the reception as those that were - a small thing but it did make me smile! What did you enjoy most about your stay? Privacy, space and comfort What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? Brockhole was lovely, full of activities for adults and kids alike.

    Mr Mark GardnerMay 2019

  • "The lodge was lovely and modern with open plan."

    Hot tub nice and private. Will definitely be returning. What did you enjoy most about your stay? The hot tub What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? Lovely bars in bowness and a great little boat trip on the lake

    Mrs Amanda MurphyApr 2019

  • "I have stayed at Rydal before and loved it."

    Just a few little bits... Oven needs a deep clean. The mirror lights in bathrooms not working. The hot tub tv? Had trouble last time does it even have one? Freezer needs defrosting. TV & WIFI for the money you pay in any lodge a better TV package and WiFi be a good idea. Other than those little things we had a great stay. Will definitely return. What did you enjoy most about your stay? Cozy What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? Bowness

    Ms Lorraine LaurieJan 2019

  • "Another fantastic week at White cross bay, our 8th year in a row."

    Would definitely stay in this lodge again. What did you enjoy most about your stay? Walking then returning to the hot tub. What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? Brockhole is a must for the kids.

    Mr Mark WraithSep 2018

  • "On arrival at Rydal Lodge we had an issue with smelly bedding in the master bedroom it was a damp smell."

    Also the tv had a very poor signal, so we telephoned customer services (number in Manuel) to which someone came out and sorted the problem on the same day. Issue with bedding was resolved the following day. We was promised clean towels as well but this wasn What did you enjoy most about your stay? Visiting the lakes What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? Brockhole great for family?s

    Mr Mark OrtonAug 2018

  • "Me and my family had an amazing 3 nights at rydal lodge."

    The lodge was very clean and comfortable. It was well equipped and had everything you might need. We loved our stay and would definitely return. What did you enjoy most about your stay? Family quality time in a lovely modern and comfortable lodge. What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? Windermere boat trips and walk around Windermere village.

    Miss Tracy BurnsAug 2018

  • "Enjoyed the lodge and peace and quietness of site."

    Well situated for sightseeing and walking. Would recommend What did you enjoy most about your stay? Quiet location What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? Enjoyed boat trip from Windermere to Bowness

    Mrs Nancy PetersJul 2018

  • "Very enjoyable stay, the lodge was ideally located in the park."

    ..being close enough to the main resort area and not to far from the lakes shore. Loved the fact that the hot tub was in a secluded position and the fairy lights made it. The lodge itself was remarkably clean and very spacous as well as having a baeutiful modern interior. The decking area is gated which was perfect for a wondering toddler being followed by a curious pooch! Cant wait to visit again What did you enjoy most about your stay? Location in the lakes What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? Walk around wastwater

    Mrs Michelle Boughton-bondApr 2018

  • "We stayed over the Easter week, arriving on a very rainy Bank Holiday Monday!"

    The Lodge is very nicely furnished, in particular the main living area/kitchen. The hot tub is huge and is really lovely, the kids enjoyed it so much! The kitchen is well equipped and had a nice big dining table. The telly had Sky Family Cinema channel which was a treat for the kids as they watched a new film each day! The park was very busy, due to it being half term, so we didn't go in the onsite pub or pool. However, we did take a walk down to the lake at the edge of the park and the kids fed the ducks. We visited Bowness, Ambleside and took some pictures from up Kirkstone Pass. Lake District Lodge holidays customer service was excellent, and soon rectified a small issue we had. What did you enjoy most about your stay? Fabulous hot tub! What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? Bowness to Haverthwaite, Boat/Steam Train

    Mrs Rebecca CappApr 2018

  • "Loved our stay at Rydal lodge ."

    The lodge had everything you needed , it was home from home . The lodge is on a lovely part of the site . The hot tub was fab , great size, the dvd/ tv wasn What did you enjoy most about your stay? Enjoyed the whole stay , but the hot tub was fab . What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? Definitely go to Bowness , lovely place to visit , great fish and chip shop and loved The Albert pub .

    Mrs Ann LeitchMar 2018

  • "We absolutely enjoyed every second in this beautiful lodge!"

    Perfectly decorated for Christmas time thank you so much for the added touches. The lodge was modern & cosy - more than we What did you enjoy most about your stay? Outdoor hot tub What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? Boat trip on the lake

    Miss Louise SaundersJan 2018

  • "We booked Rydal lodge as a surprise break for my mother in law."

    Brilliant communication beforehand, the lodge was really clean and beautifully decorated. The owners had even put the Christmas tree up before our arrival adding to the winter feel. Excellent facilities and a really comfy lodge. The lodge is within walking distance to Bowness and Windermere. I What did you enjoy most about your stay? Everything! What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? Bowness is beautiful with plenty of shops and restaurants and close to the lake!

    Mrs Lauren CrossleyDec 2017

  • "We had a marvellous three nights in Rydal Lodge and loved the Xmas tree and decorations."

    It was very clean and comfortable. The only trouble we had was with the oven, the temperature wouldn What did you enjoy most about your stay? The coziness What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? Walk around the site and to the lake

    Mrs Alyson GowlingDec 2017

  • "Great stay just before Christmas, had the Christmas tree up for us when we got there and everything was as we expected if not better."

    loved our stay and will definitely be recommending you to others and will return in the future for another short break. lovely decorated lodge with added bonus of hot tub. very clean and modern. home from home with lovely furniture etc. location easy to find and site is lovely with clubhouse pool etc on site. What did you enjoy most about your stay? relaxing location and added bonus of christmas tree What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? Lake district national park, Brockhole- district visitor centre

    Mr Robert MatthewsDec 2017

  • "This lodge was amazing,cosy, clean, attention to detail, amazing decor and relaxing will definitely be returning in the future."

    What did you enjoy most about your stay? Relaxing What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? Bowness

    Jill YoungOct 2017

  • "Would recommend this lodge been here 2 years on the run and will be going back again ."

    .. this lodge is beautiful and luxurious and hot tub is fantastic would defiantly recommend Rydal lodge... What did you enjoy most about your stay? All of it What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? Go on the ferry

    Mr Nicholas WallaceSep 2017

  • "Whilst the lodge itself is clean and comfortable I felt there were a couple of things that could be improved upon."

    At some points there was quite a strong smell coming from the en suite, the extractor fan wasn't working in there also. There was also a bulb not working in the main bathroom. The smell from the en suite is something that should be looked at as this had been commented on in the guest book in the lodge. The bed in the master bedroom was far too big and quite uncomfortable with lumps and bumps. Far too many cushions on the bed as well but that is just personal taste so not an issue per say! The outside decking area could do with a bit of a tidy was looking quite dated could do with either being oiled or stained. Also the plants on the decking did have quite a lot of weeds in them so again just a bit of a general tidy of the outside area. What did you enjoy most about your stay? Always love visiting the lakes so don't feel like there was one particular thing What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? Brockhole centre down the road is a good day out

    Mrs Maxine MannersAug 2017

  • "The lodge was lovely both in looks and comfort."

    It was in a lovely location and loved the fact that all your neighbours respected the be quiet after 10pm rule. Everywhere was clean and very well equipped for all our needs. The highlight for me was the hot tub I loved it wish I could afford one at home. Will definitely look to stay again in the future. Only negative was the great British weather What did you enjoy most about your stay? Hot tub What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? Boat trip from Windermere

    Mrs Louise TyrrellAug 2017

  • "The service when booking the lodge was great, really clear and precise."

    The lodge was lovely and one of the best spots on the site, a lot of other lodges where very shaded and had no sun for the bulk of the day - so definitely check site maps before choosing your lodge! The onsite pool is very small so you have to book your slot, the slots were gone almost instantly was super disappointing and the evening entertainment for children was non existent, however it didn't dampen the weekend as we enjoyed the evenings back at the lodge with the hot tub. Overall great weekend, will definitely return! What did you enjoy most about your stay? Hot tub was a great addition and the lodge was lovely and homely. What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? Bowness boat trips were great fun, regardless of the weather

    Miss April AldridgeJul 2017

  • "We stayed at this stunning lodge from june the 12th for 4 nights for my 30th birthday,the pictures dont do this lodge justice its a home from home and has everything you could need even though we took our dog cody you would not think dogs stay at this lodge as its clean and does not smell at all of dogs,the owners really have put alot of thought and love into this lodge i have recomened this lodge to friends and family for the future and we will look to book rydal lodge again,thanks to the owners for letting us enjoy a stay at your amazing lodge What did you enjoy most about your stay?"

    Everything What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? Windermere lake cruises

    Miss Emma CaseyJun 2017

  • "Absolutely loved rydal lodge (and it's hot tub."

    ) So clean and comfortable throughout, to live in for the weekend. Can't wait to book this lodge again for next year. What did you enjoy most about your stay? How peaceful and welcoming it is on this site. What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? Boat cruises along Windermere

    Mrs Stephanie DaviesMay 2017

  • "A beautiful luxurious lodge for that special occasion can't recommend it enough it was a struggle to leave for the day but was a welcome relief (hot-tub) after returning from a day's walking in a tranquil setting blissful What did you enjoy most about your stay?"

    Always enjoy everything about the lakes What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? The beautiful scenery

    Mr John Paul WoodheadMay 2017

  • "This lodge is very comfortable with first class furnishings, however we felt let down by the tight timescales on arrival nd departure, This makes it I feel overpriced eg 4 nights turns into 3 nd a bit days , quite expensive really ?"

    ? The sharing of information / communication between the reception / park nd the chalet staff is sadly lacking , on a positive note ou can't beat th area, beautiful!! What did you enjoy most about your stay? The scanery What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? Windermere boat cruise, ( on a sunny day !!!)

    Mr David FawcettMay 2017

  • "We booked to stay at this lodge as it looked stunning in the pictures and when we got there the pictures just didn't do it justice!"

    The lodge was outstanding and totally stunning. The master bedroom was gorgeous it was more like a suite at a top hotel. The hot tub was fabulous our only issue was getting in and out as you had to stand on the jets which was quite painful on your feet. Love the option of watching dvds whilst chilling out in the evenings. Our only issue was the wifi/4g access which was useless. This made it difficult to contact people who had joined us at the park for the mass shih tzu meet up, we didn't have people's contact numbers so we're relying on internet access to arrange meet ups within the park and surrounding areas. (We did know when booking this may be an issue) If the owner installed wifi boosters in the property it would help. Our dogs felt very at home in the lodge, Emme especially enjoyed sitting out on the decking each morning to watch the birds and ducks A nice added extra would be some extra pillows and blankets, also the duvet in the single bed was to small for an adult, so a double duvet would of suited the bed better. Other than that this property is one not to be passed upon, we will definitely be rebooking for the next meet up. What did you enjoy most about your stay? The hot tub What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? Grizedale forest, a fabulously gorgeous place to go for a walk with dogs

    Miss Tracy MullinsMay 2017

  • "Myself and my partner stayed here with our two children."

    A two year old and the other being 10 months. We couldn't fault the accommodation as it met with all our needs just as I'm sure it would with most group combinations. The enclosed decking surrounding the lodge with a hot tub was fantastic especially with the week of good weather we had. The lodge is just a few minutes walk from dipping your toes in Windermere Lake and closer still is the main centre without being in top of it. The lodge is situated in a cul de sac so therb is no through traffic on what is a nice quiet family site anyway. We enjoyed our stay in the Rydal Lodge and would happily pay another visit. What did you enjoy most about your stay? Comfortable What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? A boat trip to visit Brockhole

    Mr Daniel EdmundsMay 2017

  • "Well appointed & tastefully equipped lodge & attractive site only down for us is that both the property and the site are described as "dog friendly" which I would not agree with What did you enjoy most about your stay?"

    hot tub` What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? nil

    Mr Michael MurrayApr 2017

  • "Everything about our stay at Rydal Lodge was excellent!"

    The booking procedure & communications from the team at Lake District holidays was first class. White Cross Bay is very peaceful & pretty site & all the staff were friendly & helpful. Rydal Lodge was superb, clean & modern with everything we needed (& a hot tub!). Although there were several groups & parties, due to the 10pm quiet time policy, we had no problems with noise. Luckily, the weather was brilliant sunshine for 3 days which really made the weekend. One problem...TRAFFIC, you must choose the right time to travel or be ready for some long waits! What did you enjoy most about your stay? The lodge & hot tub were top class. What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? We took the boat to Ambleside & chilled out in the Waters edge beer garden.

    Mr Steve MatthewsApr 2017

  • "Rydal lodge was absolutely lovely, comfortable, cosy, clean and very modern."

    We loved the hot tub, and although the other lodges were close by, we didn't feel too overlooked and it was never too noisy. I'd highly recommend the lodge. What did you enjoy most about your stay? Hot tub What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? Eat at The Old Stamp House

    Mr Daniel WelchMar 2017

  • "Great modern lodge with the added bonus of a Christmas tree up for our stay."

    Large super king size bed with en-suite is a nice to come back to after a day out walking! What did you enjoy most about your stay? Great open living area What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? Walk in to bowness

    Mr Richard RatcliffeDec 2016

  • "Myself and 4 friends stayed for 3 nights at Rydal lodge and we were all so amazed at how beautiful it was."

    So clean and tidy and modern and had everything you need there. Hot tub was amazing too and so much fun with your friends. Location was amazing so beautiful 100% would go back. What did you enjoy most about your stay? Location/ lodge was beautiful What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? We went for breath taking walked and dinner in the little villages which were lovely.

    Miss Grace DouglasDec 2016

  • "Rydal lodge is really nice very clean and modern would recommend to anybody we were a bit disappointed that there was no DVDs player in the sitting room we took films with us but could not watch altogether as they only had them in the bedrooms the shower cubicle in bedroom could do with a shelf to Stand shampoo etc it would have also been nice if the heating and lights had been put on for our arrival as it was getting dusk it was a little bit further out for us lighting to clubhouse was very poor could not see a thing but apart from this could not fault it What did you enjoy most about your stay?"

    Visiting lake consistion it was stunning What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? Windermere visiting some of the lakes

    Mrs Sandra MitchellNov 2016

  • "We were here as part of a big group for a 30th birthday we had two lodges and we all loved the entire weekend."

    The lodge was stunning and spacious. It is decorated to an exceptionally high standard and the added bonus of a private hot tub made the weekend even better. We have already booked to return next year!! What did you enjoy most about your stay? Everything!!! What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? The hot tub

    Mrs Deborah MorganOct 2016

  • "Would recommend this luxurious lodge to people was amazing hot tub was fantastic defiantly go back there in heart beat site was good lovely play area for the children and food in restaurant was lovely only thing was the staff were not to helpful as they should be on the reception but was brilliant all the same."

    . What did you enjoy most about your stay? The lodge What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? The choice health club was brilliant added that special touch we went every day of our stay was lovely..

    Mr Nicholas WallaceSep 2016

  • "Very quite and excellent place to stay."

    Highly recommended. Very clean and tidy place. Checkout time should be later than 10. Good value for Money. Facilities were excellent. Not able to find any shortcomings. What did you enjoy most about your stay? Peaceful, quite and relaxing place What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? Everything..

    Mr Sheikh MaalikAug 2016

  • "The lodge was in an excellent, quiet location and was very well presente."

    The inside areas were spacious and well equipped with a nice large second bedroom with double and single beds. TVs in both bedrooms was a nice surprise for our son and two bathrooms made for speedy starts to days out. The large decking area with the hot tub was a great addition to the holiday and one small issue with two wasps nests on the roof was dealt with efficiently and speedily by Lodge Holidays. We will definitely book this lodge again. What did you enjoy most about your stay? Having accomodation of such a high spec. What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? Walking around Buttermere.

    Mrs Julie WillmotAug 2016

  • "4th time staying at whitecross bay!"

    ! Rydal lodge was beautiful clean and of very high standard. We had issues with the hot tub on our stay which were not dealt with leaving us unable to use it. There appeared tp be a smell of drains in the lodge on the first couple of days which we put down to a heavy rain fall. I have since sent an email to the company regarding the hot tub fault but have received no response to date. The lodge could do with more brochures of ideas of places of interest to visit if new to the area. The swimming pool within the marina was absolutely freezing and a complete waste of What did you enjoy most about your stay? Peaceful setting What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? Brokehole

    Mrs Yvonne StuartJul 2016

  • "The lodge was perfect."

    Very clean, cosy, spacious and in a great location. It was a treat to have the use of the luxury hot tub! The park is beautiful and relaxing and I would recommend both the park and the lodge to all. What did you enjoy most about your stay? We had great weather and enjoyed our time in the lodge due to its spacious rooms and comfort. What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? Elterwater walk (with a cheeky stop at the National Trust House for a cream scone and cup of tea)

    Sarah CunninghamJul 2016

  • "Excellent standard of furnishings and decoration."

    Lodge is in immaculate condition. Site facilities also very good. Location is ideal for exploring the many attractions of the Lake District. What did you enjoy most about your stay? A relaxing break in a pleasant location. What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? Boat ride with Ullswater Steamers.

    Mr Barry HesfordJun 2016

  • "I would highly recommend this lodge - it was extremely clean, modern and comfortable."

    Our family really enjoyed using the hot tub which was a great addition to the stay. The lodge was situated in easy walking distance for us to get a boat trip to both ambleside and then bowness, so a great location. We will definitely book to come again - my children did not want to leave!! What did you enjoy most about your stay? The lodge itself was perfect. What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? Walk to get a boat trip

    Mrs Caroline CrispinMay 2016

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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.

The property

Rydal is a stylish lodge in a quiet cul de sac position at White Cross Bay handy for the marina, the lakeshore, and the clubhouse.

The lodge sleeps 5 people in two bedrooms, and has two double beds, great for couples and families, one of the bedrooms with an additional single bed.

The spacious deck along three sides of the lodge is home to a large L-shaped outdoor lounging sofa, and a private hot tub tucked away to the side, means that you can really relax and enjoy your break.

Back inside and plenty of space for preparing, eating and drinking and planning your day ahead, or reflecting on your recent adventures!

Rydal also welcomes two well behaved dogs so it can become a real family holiday.

In a glorious setting by the lake, White Cross Bay sits on the shores of Lake Windermere with views all around to the spectacular fells.

Rydal lodge is a short walk from the waterside where you can head down to the jetties, breathe in the fresh air, and enjoy the views and watch the boats on the marina.

On the Park itself, there is a bar and restaurant with outdoor seating area for dogs, picnic area and children’ play zone.

Note: Some facilities on the park are subject to extra cost such as use of the pool, gym, entertainment, bar and restaurant.

500 yards up the main road is Brockhole Lake District Visitor Centre, with a great way to spend a day with gardens, house, café, restaurant, walks, boats, adventure playground and Tree Top Trek: there’s lots to do!

You’re also just two miles from bustling Windermere village with shops, cafes and pubs, and three miles from Bowness boat landings, where the elegant cruisers come in and you can hop on a boat trip.

Bowness is a cosmopolitan village with award-winning restaurants and pubs and quirky shops, a cinema and the ever- popular World of Beatrix Potter attraction.

Three miles in the other direction, head to Ambleside, another bustling town with shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants and of course, fabulous walks in every direction.

Two miles north on the A592 is the pretty village of Troutbeck, home to two traditional pubs with log fires, great food and ales: The Queens Head and the Mortal Man.

You’ll also discover beautiful Holehird Gardens, and the National Trust’s fascinating Townend House.

Further on you climb up to the magnificent Kirkstone Pass, then drop down to Brotherswater & Ullswater. A wonderful place to make special memories with your loved ones.

Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x superking with ensuite shower room with corner shower, basin and WC, 1 x double and single
  • Family bathroom with shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Spacious open plan lounge, kitchen and dining area, cloakroom cupboard in hallway, wrap around private gated decking to three sides with outdoor furniture and private hot tub
  • (Please note the TV in the hot tub is no longer available) A slab or base is provided for a BBQ but please bring your own BBQ and dispose of it responsibly
  • Full gas central heating
  • Gas hob and electric oven, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker
  • TV, DVD player, both bedrooms have TVs
  • Hot Tub - please note, use of hot tub is between 10am and 10pm only
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed Linen and towels incl in rent, (please bring your own leisure towels) Parking for two cars
  • Two well behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry no smoking
  • 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 Limefitt Park reception
  • Note: For use of the onsite facilities, a complex pass is required, these can be purchased from reception.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location

WINDERMERE

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.

Region Information

Rydal is accessed by 6 steps. The lodge is then all on the same ground floor level.

Please bring your own travel cot and highchair as these are not provided.

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, gym, entertainment and access to bar and restaurant. The prices are subject to change by park management.


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 Limefitt Park reception.

There is a Good Housekeeping Bond of £100 for this property.



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. Dogs must be kept on leads at all times and are not be left alone in the lodges at any point during your stay.

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.


Hot Tubs

For the comfort of other holidays guests we request that noise is kept to a minimum. Usage of the hot tub is between 10am and 10pm only. If you are found to breach these timings then you may be asked to vacate the park with no call for a refund.

All hot tubs are maintained to strict industry standards and HSE guidelines by separate qualified independent contractors on behalf of the property owners. This includes changing the water between guest stays and checking the water condition on a regular basis.

Whilst every effort is made to have a hot tub ready for immediate use by the arrival time stated, this may not always be possible. In such cases the hot tub will usually be ready to use later that day unless otherwise advised. In such cases no compensation or refund is payable unless the hot tub is faulty.

Information about using a hot tub safely is provided at all lodges with a hot tub and on a prominent notice near the tub. All hot tub users should wear an appropriate bathing suit. Usage of a hot tub is at a guests own risk and Lake District Lodge Holidays accepts no liability for anything which may happen to a guest as a direct result of using a hot tub.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season
  • Christmas
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