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Footprints Lodge

(Ref. 972496)

Windermere, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Hot tub
  • Swimming pool
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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25 Customer Reviews

  • "We stayed for 5 days and we loved it."

    The lodge was beautiful, so clean, comfortable and modern. The hot tub was amazing and if it hadn't rained every day we would have loved to have used the outside area more. This gives us the perfect excuse to visit again in the summer.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Feb 2024

  • "Boiler broke down owner not helpful Beds uncomfortable Needs maintenance ie:"

    sink not holding water, mattress topper on top of bad mattress Decking was dirty Sofas very uncomfortable

    Reviewed by Victoria1.3Dec 2023

  • "It was an absolutely amazing experience."

    I really loved my stay everything about the cottage was amazing. I really came back relaxed. The hot tub was an absolutely must!!!

    Reviewed by Sahdya5.0Oct 2023

  • "Absolutely fabulous place."

    There was 6 of us in our party, there was plenty of space. When we had a problem with the boiler the owner sent a plumber to fix the same day. The hot tub was amazing after a day's walking. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Sep 2023

  • "The property was even better than expected - everything was clean and comfortable and the lodge itself had an instantly relaxing welcoming feel to it."

    Hot tub was a great addition although unfortunately as it was thunderstorms and rain most of our stay we didn’t get to use it as much as we would have liked. Would 100% recommend and hope to return in better weather.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Sep 2023

  • "Great lodge, very comfortable and had everything that we needed for our stay."

    We loved the setting and used the park marina for paddle boarding.

    Reviewed by Helena5.0Aug 2023

  • "Had a great time at footprint Lodge we all loved it, very central to everything ."

    There was a couple of light bulbs gone on the main lights other than that couldn't find any fault .We would love to come back next year hot tub was great especially when being out all day it was great to come back and relax in it.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Aug 2023

  • "Yes very good loved it"

    Reviewed by Shane5.0Jun 2023

  • "Absolutely beautiful lodge, we had a great stay, beds are amazingly comfortable ..."

    Absolutely beautiful lodge, we had a great stay, beds are amazingly comfortable and lodge was clean, hot tub was lovely, the only thing I would suggest Is having a clothes airer in the lodge, as the lake district can get very wet and there's not many places to dry your clothes particularly if there is 6 people staying there

    Thank you for your kind comments, we are glad to hear that you had a lovely stay. We take all comments on board. We hope to welcome you back. The Lakes Cottage Holidays Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0May 2023

  • "I requested a cot and high chair which where not at the lodge"

    Reviewed by Natasha3.4Dec 2022

  • "Lovely little lodge , beds were really comfy , everything we needed however the hot tub wasent working properly which was a bit disappointing."

    Would still return and recommend.

    Reviewed by Jemma4.7Oct 2022

  • "First off we had a very enjoyable stay."

    The lodge was lovely. Beds were very comfy and the lodge had everything we needed apart from towels. The add said we needed to bring tea towels and beach towels, which we did. However, when we got there, there was a pile of towels on the kitchen table which the cleaner removed so there were no bath towels either. The wifi was patchy at best. No doubt due to the area (booster required?). Lastly it could have been cleaner. In a post covid age, the lodge appeared clean but didn’t stand up to closer inspection. Very dusty in places. The entire change over clean was done by one lady I. Less than 2 hours. It didn’t spoil our stay and overall we had a great time.

    Reviewed by Nicholas4.4Jul 2022

  • "It was pretty poor for the price."

    The shower on the on suite kept blocking and overflowing. The decking could have done with a good clean . The kitchen sink tapes were really strange the Internet was terrible and we had to go out to get better reception overall very disappointed - sorry

    Many thanks for your feedback and so sorry that you didn't enjoy your stay as much as we would have liked you to. We will look into your comments regarding the shower in the en-suite bathroom. Regarding the decking, we are in a woodland setting and although we do clean the decking regularly, it is impossible to keep it without leaves and tree debris 100% of the time. Being in the woodland setting is part of Footprints Lodge's charm. The internet is provided free of charge for the site and we have paid for an additional connection for the lodge. Unfortunately we cannot control the strength of the signal but the park have assured us that an upgrade is being carried out. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Maryanne1.3Apr 2022

  • "Footprints Lodge was well equipped to a high standard in a quite location but within easy reach of all the parks facilities."

    The interior it's self again was excellent not at all worn or dated. The outside had a barbeque, plenty of seating and a hot tub that was heated through out the day. The only improvement would be if the overhanging branches were cut back to allow more sun light through. On a completely separate note we ate once at the parks club house, the food was awful, dry and over cooked with music uncomfortably load. Less than a mile down the road from the site along a foot path is "The Sun Inn" serving excellent pub grub with a lovely welcoming atmosphere.

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2021

  • "We have had a great week at Footprints lodge."

    Everything you need and furnished to a very high standard. Didn't feel that the Lodge was as clean on arrival as it could be but maybe our standards are just very high . Also I wouldn't say the campsite is 5* but the lodge certainly is . It would be nice to have a full infantry on your booking as we took irons hairdryers etc but it was all there. The hot Tub was a great addition although we were unaware that a man came everyday to check it so we rang the number in the book . Perhaps putting that in the book would be useful. Also the decking was very dirty and could do with a good power wash. Towels would also be useful even if you had the option to pay for a package. Nearest large supermarket is Kendal about 8 Miles away (Tesco Morrisons and Sainsbury ) so an online shop would benefit . We were disappointed that although back to normal after Covid, the swimming pool wasn't open later but not a real major issue . Overall we had a superb time and even climbed Scarfell Pike. We would certainly go back . We will certainly recommend this lodge to anyone and very central for most things.

    Reviewed by Nicholas4.7Aug 2021

  • "To many flies round the hot tub couldn’t enjoy the hot tub at all was bombarded by them"

    Reviewed by Gail4.4Jun 2021

  • "Ideal location to get to places in the Lake District either by car,walk or there is a bus route directly outside the complex."

    The lodge was ideal for our needs for a relaxing break .

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Oct 2020

  • "We had a brilliant stay at Footprints Lodge."

    Ideal for a family or friends getaway. The location is great and you have privacy in the hot tub and on the deck. Everything in the property was as-expected or better. No problems with the heating or other facilities. Would recommend to anyone.

    Reviewed by Samuel5.0Oct 2020

  • "Great lodge in a lovely location, even had a chilled bottle of wine in the fridge for our arrival, nice little touch!"

    Did have a little issue with the heating ( on day 3) but the owner arranged an heating engineer to come out and it got sorted.

    Reviewed by Andrea3.8Aug 2020

  • "We really enjoyed everything about our holiday, the lodge we hired was excellent and had everything we needed and will definately be looking to come back."

    Great location too

    Reviewed by Martin4.7Mar 2020

  • "Beautiful lodge with hot tub."

    Lots of added extras included. The site is good and has a nice restaurant. The location is brilliant. Brockhole is a short walk where you can enjoy the vast gardens and lakeside walks. Lots to do.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Sep 2019

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed everything about the lodge."

    There was nothing we didn't want for....down to the dishwasher tablets to tea was just superb!!! We'd love to come back one day

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Oct 2018

  • "The holiday accommodation was exceptionally good and located near to the places that we wanted to visit."

    There were a couple of observations that could be made about White Cross Bay / Parkdean facilities: 1. The bar shut at 2100hrs 2. The gym & swimming pool were chargeable at £15.00 extra and shut at 1600hrs, so not worth participating with. Still a great holiday though

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2018

  • "We had a really wonderful time and will be booking something similar on a regular basic from now on."

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Sep 2018

  • "The lodge was very nice and well equipped."

    The furniture was comfortable and convenient. The hot tub was very nice. Overall, you can tell that there’s a genuine interest of the owner in providing a good experience to guests. On the negative side, 2 things: The Internet connection was very bad, which is disappointing. The temperature of the lodge was a bit low, and because they use a centralized system to save money, we could not have a comfortable temperature in the bedrooms.

    Reviewed by Rodrigo4.1Aug 2018

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This property is part of the Lakelovers collection.
We have properties to suit every occasion throughout the southern and central Lake District including; Ambleside Cottages, Bowness Cottages, Coniston Cottages, Grasmere Cottages, Hawkshead Cottages, Lakeside Cottages, Langdale Cottages, Troutbeck Cottages, Ulswater Cottages, Windermere Cottages and smaller hamlets between, which although seldom heard of are none the less equally wonderful. With hundreds of properties available, all of which are inspected and graded by the English Tourism Council, Lakelovers are sure to have a property to meet your needs.


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x master double room with en-suite shower room, WC and hand basin, 2 x twin rooms
  • Family bathroom with shower over bath, WC and basin
  • Please bring your own towels as they are not provided
  • Open plan living and dining area with French windows to decking. Dining furniture
  • Gas barbecue
  • Hot tub. Fully equipped kitchen with gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
  • Gas central heating and electric fire
  • Smart TVs in main living room and main bedroom with Netflix
  • DAB / Bluetooth stereo.
  • Free guest Wi-Fi
  • Gas and electric included in rent
  • Bed linen, tea towels, toilet rolls, kitchen rolls, hand soap and dishwasher tablets inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available from reception (chargeable) Private parking for 3 cars
  • Decked terrace and hot tub
  • Shop and launderette on site
  • Note: Max 6 adults
  • NO facilities to charge Electric Vehicles on site
  • EV charging available at Brockhole Visitor Centre and Booths supermarket, Windermere. White Cross Bay doesn't allow stag, hen, or similar parties if all guests are under 21
  • You may be asked to leave if you don't stick to the rules, and refunds for this reason cannot be offered

The property

This welcoming lodge is located within walking distance of Windermere, set in a beautiful woodland and close to a holiday park that has all the amenities you could want for a perfect holiday. Footprints Lodge has a lovely wrap-around decked terrace, its own private hot tub and attractive high-ceilinged rooms.

With an on-site children's playground and plenty of amenities available at the holiday park, it makes the ideal family holiday location. The comfortable open plan living room and dining room is light and airy, with lovely wood ceilings and a relaxing feel.

The dining area leads through to the fully-equipped kitchen.

You can bring the outdoors in by opening the French doors onto the decked terrace, or relax on the comfortable sofas in front of the TV.

The cosy master double bedroom has an en-suite shower room, and two twin bedrooms ensure there's plenty of room for your family.

A family bathroom, with a shower over the bath, completes the upstairs. The lodge is set in beautiful woodlands next to a peaceful brook, and the wraparound terrace has garden furniture and a patio for outside dining, with its own hot tub. Set in White Cross Bay, hidden away on the shores of Windermere, there's plenty to do.

With a holiday park on the doorstep, you can enjoy the park's restaurant and takeaway or relax in the beer garden while the kids have fun in the outdoor play area.

Unwind in the heated indoor pool or the sauna (charges might apply) or, if you feel like some exercise, there's areas for tennis, football and basketball, you also have use of the marina and private boat launch (charges might apply).

Windermere offers you the chance to do sailing, kayaking and other water sports, lake cruises, cycling, tree top exploring and more. For days out, you can explore Ambleside and Bowness and their shops, cinemas and bars.

There are many attractions in the region, including Wray Castle, Loughrigg Fell, the falls at Stockghyll Force and the Beatrix Potter Gallery.

There are also plenty of interesting eateries to try, including the Flying Pig Pub and the Arts Bar and Grill. Footprints Lodge really is an idyllic setting for a relaxing holiday, as well as being the perfect base for an action-packed, fun-filled family break.

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

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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.

Please note - this property does not include towels, please bring your own.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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