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Hill Top Lodge

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Bowness 65, White Cross Bay, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

Reviews & Ratings

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  • lodge (14)
  • great (10)
  • hot (9)
  • hot tub (9)
  • tub (9)
  • lake (7)

17 Customer Reviews

  • "This is our second year at Hill Top Lodge, it is situated in an ideal spot on the park, a couple of minutes walk to The Lake where you can feed the ducks."

    The lodge is clean and well equipped with everything you may need. The hot tub is amazing and has been updated this year, it is maintained daily. We will be returning again soon. Thank you so much to the owners of this wonderful lodge in a gorgeous setting.

    Hi Jane, we do appreciate you taking time to send such a lovely review. We are so pleased that you came back again to stay at Hill top lodge and we look forward to welcoming you again in the future. Take care. Donna, Mike and Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane5.0May 2024

  • "The lodge was lovely ,everything you could think you need was there , the hot tub was secluded which was brilliant for us ."

    We loved everything about it . Excellent location outside park there's a bus stop that will take you anywhere you want to go we used this all the time so we didn't need the car tickets good price .

    We are so glad that you have enjoyed your stay at Hillside lodge. It is in such a lovely location. The bus is so handy and quite exciting if you manage to get on an open top bus. We hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mandy5.0May 2024

  • "Absolutely beautiful lodge."

    Very spacious, great location. The hot tub was amazing. The holiday park is great, lots of amenities such as bar/restaurant, swimming pool, play area for children & on-site shop. Would highly recommend

    Thank you so much for your lovely review, it means so much to me, Mike and Maisie that you enjoyed your stay at our lodge. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kelly5.0May 2024

  • "Our holiday with family didn't work out so we booked this last minute."

    It was an absolutely fabulous stay. The lodge is clean, comfortable, furnished beautifully and has many additional homely features. We felt welcome from the moment we arrived. We used the onsight facilities, the health club in troutbridge which were all great. We walked, took the boat across the lake, visited Beatrix Potter and the Aquarium. All in all we has a fabulous time. My 7 year old daughter is already begging us to rebook. Thank you so much.

    We are so pleased to hear that you had a lovely time at our lodge and in the beautiful Lake District. Thank you so much for taking the time to send this review, it means so much to us. Take care, Donna, Mike and Maisie. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Mar 2024

  • "We had a great week in the lodge."

    It was really clean, cosy, spacious, and had everything we needed for a relaxing break. The beds were very comfortable, the hot tub was a bonus (and serviced twice a day by a company on site). We used the on site swimming pool and clubhouse a few times, and got out and about exploring the local area. All in all, it was exactly what we needed after a very busy few weeks in work. Thank you.

    Thank you so much for your lovely review. So glad you enjoyed the lodge, which has very recently benefitted from a new en-suite bathroom and newly decorated bedrooms, new beds and bedding. It’s good to hear that your stay in Hill Top was just what you needed. We look forward to welcoming you back. Take care. Donna,Mike and Maisie. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Katy5.0Feb 2024

  • "We arrived and was wowed by the little but big homely touches, the Christmas ..."

    We arrived and was wowed by the little but big homely touches, the Christmas tree and the warmness of the lodge was lovely and the hot tub was great, we stayed all over white cross bay and up and down the lake and this is in top 10, thanks for having us and see you again soon

    We are so glad that you enjoyed your time at the lodge, your kind review means a lot to us. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Take care. Donna and Mike. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Nov 2023

  • "The lodge is spacious and very comfortable."

    The efficient central heating made our week there in November really cosy. We also enjoyed our frequent escapes into the large hot tub. The lodge is ideally placed on a quiet side road yet only a short stroll from the the lakeside.

    Thank you so much for your lovely review, so glad you enjoyed your stay at our cosy lodge. The hot tub is a lovely place to relax after a lakeland walk or a wander around the beautiful local towns and villages. Thank you for leaving the lodge so clean and tidy, this really helps our cleaners with their busy schedule. Take care. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Nov 2023

  • "We loved our stay here!"

    It had everything we needed, great location and the hot tub was a lovely addition! Our only slight niggle was that the TV can’t connect to the internet so we couldn’t watch Netflix etc in the evenings which was a shame, in the end we bought a HDMI cable so we could connect our laptop to the screen instead. But other than this, the lodge was clean and extremely comfortable, we’d definitely come back!

    Thank you for your review, we are so pleased that you enjoyed staying at the lodge. We do apologised that you struggled to get the internet on the new smart tv, the maintenance team have now been into the lodge to reset the internet and it is now back up and running. Take care. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Nov 2023

  • "Lovely property with the added bonus of the hotub with a great location when you have children to entertain."

    We are so pleased that you and your children enjoyed the lodge. Thank you for your lovely review. Take care. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Katrina3.8Oct 2023

  • "Great lodge and super location just a stones throw to the lake."

    The park always looks great, just wish they’d have more entertainment space and also early breakfasts.

    So glad you enjoyed the lodge, it is in such a good position on the park, so quiet and hardly any through traffic and as you say only a very short walk to the Lake. Take care. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Aug 2023

  • "We enjoyed our stay very much."

    Great place and lots of space for a family. Location is great property is away from the main road and the lake front is less than 100yards away good for water sports. Jacuzzi is a great addition to the property and helps a lot during the rainy days or after the long day walk. Lots of small personal touches throughout the property makes it look like home. Two bathrooms is also advantage. The down side is the the basin a shower waste are not working well and takes time to drain while you using it. And probably as result causing smell of dumbness and mouldiness in the en-suite bathroom that spreads to the bedroom. If this issues are resolved this property otherwise makes a great holiday retreat with great location for the Windermere and The Lakes.

    Thank you for your lovely comments about the lodge, it is in such a lovely position on the park. The hot tub is brand new and great fun. So sorry about the drainage in the shower, the maintenance team have been in and did find a pipe dislodged under the en suite bathroom, they have now rectified the problem. Kind regards. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Serhiy4.4Jul 2023

  • "When we arrived at the lodge the kitchen and living room were nice, clean and cosy however once we got to the bedrooms and bathrooms that was not so good."

    Double bedroom had a musty smell and the en-suite bathroom had a sour drain smell and not the cleanest. The main bathroom looked tired and again not the cleanest. the double bed was very uncomfortable, 4 sleepless nights which is not good when you are away trying to relax. We have stayed at many lodges around Windermere and The Lakes and never had any problems however this lodge was disappointing, overpriced and definitely wouldn’t book to come back. There were good 2 points the small homely touches and the hot tub.

    Thank you for your feedback. We will ask our Housekeeping and Maintenance Teams to look into your comments about the cleanliness and the drain smell. We do find that mattresses and bedding are down to personal preference. We take your comments on board. Thank you- The Lake District Lodge Holidays Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marion2.5Jul 2023

  • "Lodge was well equipped but maybe too well equipped as left little space to store food!"

    Listing didn’t mention a washing machine which id liked to have known about before we went. Only found airer on last day

    Thank you for your review. All the plates, pots, pans, cutlery ,glasses are brand new but sorry that you found it too well stocked. People usually complain that holiday lodge cupboards aren’t stocked enough. We have now moved round the contents of the cupboard to ensure there is space for the guests food. We have now also added the washing machine onto the lodge listing. We hope this helps. Kind regards. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Caroline3.8Jun 2023

  • "Would have scored this lodge as 4 on every aspect, however hot-tub is getting a little tired and requires new contols etc."

    other wise an excellently maintained and equiped place to stay.

    Thank you for your review. It’s great that you would score the lodge 4 on every aspect. We do take on board our reviews and now have a brand new hot tub in place. Kind regards. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark4.7May 2023

  • "We had a great weekend at this lodge."

    Brilliant location, lovely site and the lodge itself was lovely with everything we needed. Will hopefully be back!

    Thank you for your comments, we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you back. The Lake District Lodge Holidays Owner Relations Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Amy5.0May 2023

  • "Great lodge!"

    Clean and very well equipped with a good selection of glassware (not always the case). Outside area is lovely and private and gets the sun pretty much all day between the front and side deck. The new owners have made some updates to the decor already which was a nice surprise. Only comment would be the table and chairs next to the hot tub could do with a freshen up for eating outside, but we just used the seating out front instead. We loved it and would definitely return in the future!

    Thank you for your kind comments, we are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. There is now a new dining table and chairs on the decking for you to enjoy eating outdoors. We take all comments on board. We hope to welcome you back. The Owner Relations Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alanna5.0May 2023

  • "The only downside of the holiday is Friday to Friday as this means for a lot of ..."

    The only downside of the holiday is Friday to Friday as this means for a lot of people taking an extra day of annual leave you need more flexible dates but I would recommend this holiday in an instant we all had a fantastic time ❤️

    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. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Apr 2023

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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.


  • Single-storey
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with TV, DVD player, and en-suite walk-in shower, basin, and WC, 1 x twin with TV
  • Bathroom with corner bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric fire
  • Gas central heating
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine
  • 3 x TV, DVD player, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot available
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed decked veranda with furniture and hot tub (new in 2023)
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.5 miles, pub on-site, Lake Windermere 0.3 miles
  • Note: There are steps to the exterior of the home
  • Note: The hot tub is only available between 10am-10pm
  • Note: WiFi is available through the park and may be intermittent at times; personal browsing only
  • 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 on-site facilities, such as the indoor swimming pool, a complex pass is required; these can be purchased from reception
  • Note: Check-in from 4pm, check-out by 10am

The property

Hill Top Lodge is a delightful, two-bedroom abode on White Cross Bay Caravan Park in Cumbria.

Just a short walk from the marina and lake where you can enjoy watching the boats bobbing around, or perhaps the sunset over the fells, the lodge offers a spacious dwelling for a family of four, along with access to on-site facilities.

Indoors you’ll find a stylish open-plan living are, so your group can enjoy mealtimes and spend quality time together, whilst reflecting on your adventures.

With two bedrooms, a double with en-suite, and a twin, there's plenty of space for everyone.

Outdoors, be greeted by a private, enclosed veranda, where you can bask in the sunshine and dine alfresco, before spending the evening in the babbling hot tub.

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.

Bosun's 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, 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.

A short walk rests Brockhole Lake District Visitor Centre, 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, cafés, 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.

You’ll also discover beautiful Holehird Gardens, and the National Trust’s fascinating Townend House nearby, or further on you climb up to the magnificent Kirkstone Pass, then drop down to Brotherswater & Ullswater.

Bosun's Lodge is a wonderful spot to make fabulous memories with your loved ones.

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

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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.

Hill Top Lodge is accessed by 4 stone steps and then 5 wooden steps. The lodge is then all on the same ground floor level.

A travel cot is provided and will fit in the master bedroom only. Please bring your own highchair.

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.

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 and subject to fair usage guidelines.
Please connect using "Parkdean Customer", no password required.
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 reception.

PLEASE NOTE: All Maintenance/housekeeping issues should be reported directly to Lake District Lodge Holidays, as the first point of call. PLEASE DO NOT CALL THE OWNER.

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