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Black Dog Lodge

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Thirlmere 3, White Cross Bay near Windermere, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Hot tub
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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40 Customer Reviews

  • "The lodge was really lovely,very clean and comfortable,the only thing I would suggest to make it perfect is a privacy screen around the corner of the hot tub as you are in full view of all the people and traffic passing by."

    Also maybe bigger towels would be useful. Everything else was great ,just how it should be .

    Thank you for your wonderful review Lisa, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Black Dog Lodge. With regards to the hot tub we are prohibited by the park to add any privacy screening though we will take on board your comments about the towels when we renew them Next. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Nov 2023

  • "Had a wonderful stay been on this site 5 times now love Windermere."

    Beautiful place very clean has everything you need the only downside is no tv in the master bedroom, we do like to have tv on in bed to fall asleep to (drowns partners snoring out) ha. This however was the only downside to the property. Thank you for a lovely stay I never want to come home from the Lake District.

    Reviewed by Adelle5.0Oct 2023

  • "Beautiful lodge on a beautiful site."

    The lodge had everything you need for break away, and really is a home from home. Nice little touches such as welcome gifts for adults, kids and dogs. Hot tub contractors came daily to ensure water was clean and safe. Well be back!

    Thank you for your wonderful review, we look forward to welcoming you back to Black Dog Lodge in the future! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely cosy cottage."

    .well situated for Windermere and surrounding attractions

    Thank you for your great review, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Black Dog Lodge. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2023

  • "Beautiful lodge - the owners had thought of everything!"

    We will definitely return. Absolutely loved it - so homely and cosey. 5***+++ would hugely recommend this lodge. The welcome pack and dog treats was a lovely touch! So central to all the main attractions in the lakes. Ps Maxine thank you for posting my bikini back! :).

    Thank you so much for your fabulous review. We look forward to welcoming you back next year. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Katharine5.0Sep 2023

  • "Absolutely fantastic again, previously visited in july."

    Everything was just perfect ,everything in the kitchen you need and more……. The bed was so comfortable, lovely clean bedding. Plenty wardrobe space, shower in en-suite just fabulous. The hot tub a well deserved treat. Amazing welcome pack for us and our Bedlington Kaya, thank you so much. One disappointment, you don’t have availability till 2025!!!!, if you have any cancellations for Anne’s 60th in April, please keep us notified. Thank you so much, will definitely be back. The weather was disappointing,but hey Ho, we still loved our time in your gorgeous lodge

    Thank you once again for your amazing review. We will be releasing dates for next year soon - hopefully you will be able to celebrate your special birthday there! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a great holiday, only a couple of things which could be better… Wi-Fi."

    Parkdean Wi-Fi is awful. Would be so much better if lodge had own connection. And the kitchen tap has been put on upside down.

    Thank you for your review, so pleased you had a great holiday. Hope to welcome you back soon. Maxine & Darren (owners) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Louise4.7Jul 2023

  • "Absolutely excelled our expectations."

    Fabulous lodge, fantastic location, Amazing gift pack In lodge on arrival, treats for the dog too, thank you.!! We have booked to go back again in September. ✅

    Thank you for your amazing review, looking forward to welcoming you back in September, fingers crossed for better weather for you! Maxine & Darren (owners) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anne4.7Jul 2023

  • "Great property outstanding layout very comfortable with plenty of space"

    Thank you for the fabulous feedback, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Black Dog Lodge and hope to welcome you back soon . Maxine & Darren (owners) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jul 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay in this fantastic property we have stayed here before and could not fault anything everything was spot on."

    With the weather being so hot the only negative thing was there was no fan and the lodge got so hot with the sun being on it all day .The park dosnt hire them so we bought one as one of our party has breathing difficulties. Another point we had someone come to change the gas regulator they were doing all of the lodges on the park and the park didn't inform us we were a bit unsure of this and a little concerned as if we were not in they would of just entered the property unknow to us.this isn't a reflection on the property or our stay it was just lack of communication it would of been nice to be informed as the lodge was our responsibility during our stay. Overall we had a fantastic time and we were sad to leave the lodge is a credit to the owners and we will definitely be back making memories to remember thank you .

    We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay . Thanks for mentioning about a fan, it’s a great idea and we will be investing in one for Black Dog. Lodge. Look forward to welcoming you back soon. Maxine &Darren Property Owner

    Reviewed by Shelly4.7Jun 2023

  • "I appreciate this was pet friendly, but the place was covered in black dog hairs,especially on the very squeeky sofas and cushions ,they where even in the toilet, the decking was thick with cobwebs which is unavoidable this time of year but you would think it would be clean on arrival , the key lock only opened on arrival and we couldnt return the key to leave ,as it just wouldnt open."

    The hot tub lad came every day to check it which was good, on returning home i have had an email saying theres an faint orange mark on the white bedding and they are taking £34 out of my bank account without my permission to replace the bed set , i suggested we didnt mark any bedding , but in all fairness maybe buy a bottle of Ace to remove the so called mark , i am really upset by this as i know for a fact i stripped all bed before leaving and there were no stains /marks etc just dog hairs ,the good points it was in a lovely location , after paying £850 for 4 nights i am really shocked they are trying to get more money out of me for a full bed set for a stain on a quilt cover we didnt put there

    Thank you for taking the time to review Black Dog Lodge. We are disappointed you found dog hairs on the furniture, as our lodge is dog friendly there are always a few hairs that escape the clean but we will certainly look into this. With regards to the bedding, our cleaning team reported the stain on the new white bedding after three attempts to clean it with product. This is the only information we have, and as you are aware, the booking has a housekeeping bond of £100. I am sure you would  be disappointed to see a stain on the bedding on arrival so unfortunately this bedding is now unusable hence us requesting payment for a replacement. We do hope you enjoyed your stay at Black Dog and the Lake District overall. Maxine and Darren (The Owners) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen3.1May 2023

  • "Went to black dog lodge with our 2 teenage kids for a long weekend the only trouble was it wasn't long enough."

    The welcome pack was a lovely touch. The hot tub was ready to use when we arrived. It was spacious and relaxing, just perfect after a long walk on the fells. The bedrooms were spacious with plenty wardrobe and draw space. The kitchen had everything you needed. Angus, our dog loved the spacious lounge and decking area. He doesn't normally settle out of his own environment but he was so chilled and he loved his little treats thank you. The site clubhouse and restaurant was good. They cater well for families with young children. We'll definitely be back.

    Thank you for your fabulous review, we are really glad you , your family , and Angus enjoyed your stay at Black Dog. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Wendy4.7Apr 2023

  • "Have had a wonderful stay here,highly recomend to friends and family."

    To those with or without pets. Lodge was like home and welcome tray of treats were a lovely added touch. Duggee (our 7mth blk lab) says thankyou for his treats!!! Welcome folders gave great information we used this to help us get the most from our walks and sightseeing.We can't wait to come back!!

    Thank you for your wonderful review.. We are so glad you, your family and Duggee had a great time. Hope you got a picture of him under the sign. Looking forward to welcoming you and Duggee back soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emily-jayne5.0Apr 2023

  • "Recommend fitting Venetian Blinds in the main bedroom all bath towels need upgrading to bath sheets."

    All of the utensils in one big drawer is dangerous Knives mixed with all other cooking utensils

    Reviewed by Eamon4.1Mar 2023

  • "Perfect property for our needs as a family of 4."

    Very clean and comfortable. Perfect spot within the site, close to the lake and all of the amenities. Great location to explore the beauty of the Lakes and to relax. Hopefully we will be back again soon.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback, we look forward to welcoming you back to Black Dog Lodge. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Simone5.0Feb 2023

  • "Love this lodge we've stayed here for the last 7 or 8 years and will be again hopefully next year."

    Only gripe was the wifi was down on site without warning so it was a bit of a job planning our days out.

    Thank you for your review. We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay,at Black Dog Lodge, we are told WIFI on the park is due to be upgraded very soon, we look forward to welcoming you back next year . . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Geoffrey3.8Sep 2022

  • "We loved our stay at the lodge, beautiful weather, great hot tub, fab location, couldn’t have been better, we will book again."

    Thanks for the great review, we look forward to welcoming you back! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andy5.0Aug 2022

  • "This is a lovely lodge which is well-maintained, clean and spacious."

    It’s suitably equipped for a holiday lodge (though no bath sheets which would be useful). We had a lovely holiday overall but the Parkdean clubhouse (which has a restaurant/bar, swimming pool, small shop) really let things down. We have been to White Cross Bay 3 times before but we felt standards had dropped this year. The service in the restaurant was appalling with longs delays, missing items and a limited menu. Meals have to be ordered via an App and downloading and using it was really difficult given that the Wi-Fi is useless and it’s difficult using even 3G/4G on site. On one occasion, we sat in the restaurant for 15 minutes trying to get the app to work and eventually gave up, and went to the bar to try and order. When we got there, we were told that all meals were sold out and there is absolutely no food available. This was at 7pm! On another occasion, the bar closed at 10pm because staff wanted an early finish despite there being customers still present. I’d have no hesitation in recommending this lodge, but I don’t think I’d recommend White Cross Bay again. By the way, the Lee really is no Wi-Fi availability so bear this in mind if you need to do any work.

    We are really pleased you enjoyed our lodge and thank you for your lovely feedback. We are sorry you found the park facilities to be lacking, we believe good WiFi will be available very soon and the park is working hard to address the staffing issues.. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sonia4.4Jul 2022

  • "Absolutely first class from start to finish."

    Loved our stay In The Black Dog Lodge. Brilliant location on the park, right along from the Marina at the lake, brilliant for us kayaking. Some nice touches with the welcome pack. Loved the jacuzzi and the large decking area. Buddy our Labrador loved it and his morning swim in the lake. Definitely a step up from Parkdean accommodation. Really didn't want to leave great relaxing holiday. Thanks

    Thank you so much for your fabulous feedback, we are so pleased your family and Buddy enjoyed your stay at Black Dog Lodge. We look forward to welcoming you back next time you visit the Lakes. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Jul 2022

  • "We have stayed at this lodge about 3 years ago - we were not disappointed - the lodge was so clean and fresh when we walked in."

    The beds are so comfy and we loved the hot tub - only small issue which isn’t the owners fault is that over the years we have stayed at White Cross we have always been able to get WiFi - this time it wouldn’t even connect us even for a few minutes it was really bad - also the club house had closed the kitchen all the time we were there, not sure why- there was no real reason given so we couldn’t get any food from there. However we loved the lodge and the gesture of the hamper was amazing so thoughtful - would def stay here again- thank you for our lovely stay.

    Thank you for your superb feedback regarding the lodge, we are really pleased you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back soon . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Caroline4.4Jun 2022

  • "The lodge and park were stunning and faultless The four night stay was ruined by building work either side of our lodge from 8."

    30-5pm everyday due to a veranda built hand built from scratch using nail guns, saws and drilling one side then a new lodge being located and put together the other side. The builders were loud, swearing and had the radio on which made us uncomfortable resulting in not being able to use our veranda or hot tub and take advantage of the weather In short holiday was ruined and we will not be using Sykes again after they refused to cooperate in a resolution. This was our second time using Sykes and we were looking to book later in the year but not now. Thanks Simon Reed

    Thank you for your feedback, we are glad to hear that you found Black Dog stunning. We are sorry for the issues that you experienced during your stay. It is stated in the lodge description that White Cross Bay is an operational holiday park, which means that work may be undertaken during your stay. We will pass on your comments regarding the behavior of the builders to the park. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lodge very comfortable and cosy with everything you need for your stay."

    The basket of goodies is a nice touch. We have stayed here before so knew it would be of a very good standard. The only negative about the lodge is the dreadful WiFi reception. Hit and miss and only one device can be used at a time. Apart from that a lovely stay.

    Thank you for the fabulous feedback, We are really pleased you enjoyed your stay at Black Dog Lodge. With regards to the WiFi it is supplied by the park and is currently being upgraded so hopefully will be much better for your next visit . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Madeleine4.7May 2022

  • "Brilliant facility, excellent throughout our stay."

    Enjoyed everything.

    Wow, thank you! We are really pleased you enjoyed your stay at Black Dog Lodge and hope to see you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Brian5.0May 2022

  • "Me, my fiance and dog stayed for 4 nights, the lodge was lovely and very clean."

    There was a thoughtful little hamper on arrival and the hot tub was a nice luxury. The site was well situated and allowed us to go on plenty of walks at ease, would definitely stay again!

    Thank you for your fabulous feedback, we are really pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Amy5.0May 2022

  • "Couldn't really fault the accommodation however the only thing that could be improved is the privacy with the hot tub where you are in full sight of the main road that leads to the marina which is a busy road, I don't know if screens would be allowed but if they are then this would be a good fix."

    We are really pleased you enjoyed your stay at Black Dog Lodge. With regards to the hot tub unfortunately park rules prevents us from adding any screening. Look forward to welcoming you back soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Brian5.0May 2022

  • "Cleaning wasn't the greatest, with black mould in the main bedroom and dog biscuits left on the floor."

    The TV didn't work from our arrival. After asking the staff at the main reception on 2 seperate occasions I was finally told sykes has their own engineers to look at it so the engineer attended quite quickly he was very pleasent and went to the office himself as he could not diagnose the issue. He was informed that they knew about the issue and would have someone out to fix the issue. No one came and i was left without a TV or WiFi for the remainder of my stay.

    We are sorry to hear you had an issue with the tv connection, it was actually a fault on the park that affected a number of lodges, not just Black Dog Lodge. I am very surprised to hear about the cleaning issues, however we will certainly look into this. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christopher2.2Apr 2022

  • "Beautiful lodge which was well cleaned, all facilities were provided and received a lovely welcome package upon arrival, one of the nicest lodges I’ve stayed in, would 100% recommend to a friend and would return, we had such a lovely stay thank you!"

    Thank you for your superb feedback, we look forward to welcoming you back soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jade5.0Apr 2022

  • "Brilliant stay at this lodge over a very hot March weekend :)."

    The lodge is lovely, very clean and has everything we needed. We really enjoyed the hot tub of an evening and the little touch of snacks, dog treats and bottle of Prosecco for our arrival was very much appreciated!

    Thank you for your superb feedback, we look forward to welcoming you back soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Vikki5.0Mar 2022

  • "Amazing stay at Black Dog Lodge, everything was as described."

    Will be back 100%!

    Thank you so much for you lovely feedback - we look forward to welcoming you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ryan5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely stay and the little box with the extras like dog treats and Prosecco was a really lovely touch thank you!"

    Thank you for your valued feedback. It was lovely to read that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Danielle4.4Feb 2022

  • "Absolutely beautiful place."

    Clean and very well looked after. Exactly as the pictures appear. Couldn't fault it one bit, our two young daughters loved it! Interior was lovely, lots of space, beds we extremely comfy (probably better than home) and an all round perfect getaway. We didn't go in the club much as the entertainment wasn't on and we got asked to leave before 10pm but we enjoyed it in the accommodation so wasn't to bothered. All in all, we would highly recommend and book again! Our friends and family are already wanting to book! :)

    Thank you for your fantastic feedback, we are so pleased you and your daughters enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back and hopefully welcoming some of your friends and family too. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Justine5.0Dec 2021

  • "All great - we stay in this lodge twice per year."

    We had an issues with the water boiler and the maintenence guy arrived within 2 hours to fix.. See you next time!!

    Thank you for the great feedback - hope to welcome you back soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie4.7Dec 2021

  • "Great accommodation modern and bright."

    Brilliantly situated for exploring the lakes. Nice to have the use of club house, restaurant and a pool.

    Reviewed by Sally4.7Nov 2021

  • "Our sixth stay atbthis lodge never lets us down"

    Thank you for your feedback, it is wonderful to hear you have visited again and very much enjoyed your stay. Thirlmere is a fantastic lodge that is well looked over by the owners who take great pride in making this lodge a real home away from home. We do hope you will return for another wonderful stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Geoffrey4.7Sep 2021

  • "Cleanliness is needing attention."

    We have been to this lodge previously and was more of a 5star then, now looking about 3star. The windows/windowsills/blinds and doors didn't look as if been touched for weeks(very dirty),the bedding was clean but very washed out/grubby looking and on departure when stripping the beds the actual duvets were all stained and grubby. Also there was half used soap dispensers and shower gels in bathroom/kitchen (which with covid should be thrown away and new ones put in place for the next customers), same applies to the toilet rolls, obviously what was left from previous occupants was just left and none spare!! Just feel with what we paid wasn't up to its usual high class standards as before.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear the cleanliness was not up to our usual standard for your visit, the owners have taken this up with the cleaners directly and they have ensured it will not happen again. Following your comments on the bedding, the owners have purchased new bedding which will be delivered at the end of September. They would like to thank you for bringing it to our attention and please accept our apologies for the inconvenience caused. That said, we do hope you will return to see we take all feedback seriously and have acted on what you have said. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Heather3.8Sep 2021

  • "We have just returned from the most perfect holiday."

    Thirlmere Lodge is a fantastic place and we felt so lucky to be staying here. A beautifully presented lodge, with all amenities close by. The owners had thought of everything and it was like a home from home. We are really hoping to return next summer! Thank you so much

    Thank you for the excellent review, Miss Mcneill. We are delighted to hear your holiday was perfect. Thirlmere Lodge is indeed a fantastic place to stay, the owners have indeed thought of everything! We are so pleased you are looking to return again next summer and we look forward to welcoming you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Aug 2021

  • "I've stayed in this lodge twice now, didn't want to leave."

    No complaints whatsoever.

    Thank you for your wonderful review, we are really pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Colette5.0Jul 2021

  • "In a Covid world the cleaning was extremely poor."

    There were old sweets under a chair, when we walked in all doors were open except the second bedroom. Never thought anything of this until I went to put the cases in opened the door and was met with a smell of vomit. I’d taken my own dettol spray anyway with Covid so I sprayed round the room hoping to be able to use it but the stench was too much it made me feel ill and my young child was not sleeping in there. Very disappointed considering how much we paid. We usually always book for next year before we leave but not this time. We won’t be back and certainly not to this lodge.

    We are very sorry you didn’t enjoy your stay, we will certainly look into this. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie2.8Jul 2021

  • "We loved our stay at this lodge had everything we needed the park itself was fab ..."

    We loved our stay at this lodge had everything we needed the park itself was fab and spent most of our time at the lake weather was great

    Thank you for your review, we are really pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicola4.7Jul 2021

  • "Hot tub not working sink blocked hover full dust."

    Cooker hood dirty when turned on dripping dirty oil toilet brush in big bathroom had poo and dirty handle we reported all this lm disabled and haven't been out my family was with me and was upset by me being upset.l was told we would be refunded for hot tub haven't yet please look into for me

    Thank you for your feedback. I have looked in to your case further and I am sorry to hear of the issues regarding the Hot Tub on arrival. Unfortunately a part was needed to resolve this issue, which I am pleased was fitted and the hot tub was available for the remainder of your stay. I can confirm a refund has been issued for the days whereby this was unavailable, which I hope will reach you shortly. Our maintenance team member did investigate about the blocked sink reported, however a blockage couldn’t be located, which was reported back to you. Regrettably, the cleaning issues you have raised where reported after your departure. Had these been brought to our attention, we would have been happy to arrange the return of the cleaner to address these for you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Denise2.2Jun 2021

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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.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x kingsize with ensuite shower room with corner shower cubicle, hand basin, toilet and towel rail/radiator, 1 x twin with TV and DVD, bedside drawers and wardrobes/storage
  • Bright and spacious open plan living, dining and kitchen area with wooden flooring and feature electric fire, modern fitted white gloss kitchen, Stylish family bathroom with over bath shower and screen, hand basin, toilet and towel rail/radiator
  • Cloakroom cupboard
  • The travel cot will fit in the twin bedroom only and will be left in the lodge for you to put up
  • Please bring your own bedding for the travel cot
  • Gated decking to two sides, a stand is provided for a BBQ but please bring your own disposable BBQ.
  • Full gas central heating
  • Gas hob and electric oven, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, microwave, smart TV
  • Hot tub - to be used between 10am and 10pm only
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels incl in rent (charging electrical vehicles is not permitted at this lodge), please bring your own beach/leisure towels
  • Parking for two cars
  • Please note, charging of electric vehicles is not permitted in this lodge, The nearest charging point can be found at Booths Supermarket in Windermere
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Two dogs welcome
  • Complimentary WiFi is provided by the park and subject to fair usage guidelines, Quality and reliability of connection will vary based on the number of people using it, prevailing weather conditions and therefore may be limited or slower than you are used to, WiFi is for personal use only and is not intended for high data usage, gaming and/or use for business purposes, This is only suitable for page browsing and sending emails, Bookings cannot be accepted if they are solely reliant on the provision of uninterrupted and unlimited Wi-Fi, We are not held responsible or liable for the WiFi on the park
  • If you encounter any issues with the WiFi, please contact White Cross Bay Park reception
  • Access to the local leisure facilities is complimentary and can be withdrawn at any time without financial penalty We as the letting agent or the property owner cannot be held responsible for this provision in service, as it’s subject to third-party provider located off site.Note: For use of the onsite facilities, a complex pass is required, these can be purchased from reception.

The property

Black Dog is a tastefully decorated and spacious lodge at White Cross Bay, on the main route leading to the lake, about 200 yards away.

Black Dog sleeps four people, with room for an infant in a cot, and has a light and contemporary interior – a great space in which to relax and escape everyday life.

The private, gated deck also has he added bonus of a private hot tub, to allow complete relaxation at the end of a busy day.

Dogs are welcome here too so your four legged friends get to enjoy a holiday too!

The perfect base for discovering the delights of the Lake District.

White Cross Bay is in a fabulous location, on the shores of Lake Windermere, with views across the water and to the surrounding fells, you are literally in the heart of the Lake District.

Black Dog Lodge is a short walk from the waterside where you can head down to the jetties, breathe in the fresh air, 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, entertainment, bar and restaurant.

500 yards up the main A591 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.

All in all a wonderful place to make some lasting memories with your loved ones.

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

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About the location


  • Ambleside 5 miles
  • Kendal 8.7 miles

The twin towns of Bowness and Windermere are both vibrant, fun-filled places set within the splendid scenery of the Lake District. Both towns provide a range of amenities, shops and restaurants to suit all tastes whilst Ambleside offers the additional attraction of a boat ride to Bowness, the Lakeside Aquarium and Beatrix Potter's 'Hill Top House' at Sawrey. Grizedale Forest Park is within easy driving distance and is home to a range of activities including many good walks, mountain biking and the 'Go Ape' adventure park. The region also boasts many National Trust properties as well as a variety of water sports for those who prefer a more adrenaline-fuelled trip. Children will enjoy a trip to the 'World of Beatrix Potter' in Bowness whilst the villages of Grasmere, Coniston Water, Kendal, Keswick and the Lakeland Mountains are all within easy reach.

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Black Dog Lodge is accessed by 4 steps. The lodge is then all on the same ground floor level.

A travel cot will fit in the twin bedroom only and is provided for you. Please bring your own highchair as they 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, entertainment and access to bar and restaurant. The prices are subject to change by park management.

Disposable BBQ's must be used on the stand provided.

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

Please note, charging of electric vehicles is not permitted in this lodge. The nearest charging point can be found at Booths Supermarket in Windermere.

Complimentary WiFi is provided by the park.
There is no password for this and it will give you an option to continue to internet. Any issue please contact White Cross Bay reception.

Park Rules and Operations – White Cross Bay

All holiday parks are owned and managed by a separate company to ourselves. Lake District Lodge Holidays has no association with the owners of these parks or responsibility for the provision of services they offer. At certain times of year, there maybe a reduction in those services, which is outside of our control.

Commercial vehicles, caravans, camper vans, Hen or Stag parties are not permitted onsite. 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