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Tanglewood Lodge

Thirlmere 15, White Cross Bay near Windermere, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1068842)

4.9

Outstanding

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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Facilities

33 Customer Reviews

  • "It was really nice- we loved the home."

    Perfect for our children and large family.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are glad to hear that you had a lovely stay at Tanglewood Lodge. We look forward to welcoming you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MarkJun 2022

  • "Very spacious lodge, very clean throughout and a very well equipped kitchen, sofas were very comfortable, particularly after a good day walking, beds were also very comfortable and the rooms light and airy, we switched the electric fire one evening as chilly and heated the room very quickly,bathrooms were also a good size and very clean, towels were of good quality, if I had to make a negative comment (and it is a very minor one) I would say the bath towels could be bigger ,was within a minutes walk from the lake ,not on the main walk so still had a good deal of privacy."

    We didn’t use the facilities on site as we were out walking everyday, this was an excellent base and we chose this particular one as it was within an hour of everywhere we wanted to go. I would highly recommend this lodge to anyone.

    Many thanks for taking the time to submit your valued feedback. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay in Tanglewood and that you found everything to be so clean and comfortable. We have taken note of your comments regarding towel size and thank you for making this suggestion. We would love to welcome you back, should you decide to visit again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by LesleyJun 2022

  • "Beautiful lodge with everything you need and more for a lovely break away with family."

    Thank you for your valued feedback and your kind words. We are happy to see that you enjoyed your lodge and stay in The Lake District. It would be our pleasure to welcome you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by CherylDec 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay at the lodge."

    It worked perfectly as we were two families staying together. It is well very equipped and we would absolutely return! Thanks so much

    Reviewed by SarahNov 2021

  • "Super clean and cosy."

    Had everything we needed and more.

    Reviewed by LynseyOct 2021

  • "Absolutely stunning site - the stay was perfect Clean, comfortable everything and more to make our break run smoothly."

    Very impressed with the accommodation. So close to the waters of Windermere. The kids loved the water. Definitely booking again. Thank you

    Reviewed by LouiseSep 2021

  • "Problem with boiler spoke to customer relations who advised someone would be there same day had to ring later was again advised someone would come that day ,yet noone arrived until the following day then I wasn't informed the repair had been done very poor customer service."

    You only ever find out how good a company is when you have a problem and I'm afraid I felt disappointed with yourselves

    Thank you for leaving your recent feedback about Tanglewood Lodge and we are very sorry to hear our Customer Service did not meet the high standards we aim for on this occasion. I regret we did have some issues with our out of hours phone line on Sunday 25th July. However, I am pleased we were able to get the issue with the boiler the following day and apologise you were not updated. The owners of the lodge were very disappointed to read your review, as they take great pride in providing the highest standard of accommodation for their guests and do hope this does not deter you from returning. Property Owner

    Reviewed by StephenJul 2021

  • "Brilliant get away!"

    We equipped lodge with great location on the site.

    Reviewed by MarkMay 2021

  • "Absolutely beautiful lodge with everything you could need and more."

    We had a fab break away here!

    Reviewed by DanielMay 2021

  • "A very pleasant stay Very clean and comfortable Everything you need is here Plenty of space in the lodge What did you enjoy most about your stay?"

    The peace and quiet What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? A trip to ambleside

    Mr Philip HoltJan 2021

  • "Very nice property in a good location."

    Was very clean throughout and the heating system is excellent - heats up in no time and we were never cold (December). 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? Wander around Bowness

    Mr Richard MansleyJan 2021

  • "Couldn What did you enjoy most about your stay?"

    Lodge and location What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? Catch the bus to bowness and hire a boat

    Mr Adam CroftOct 2020

  • "This lodge has everything you could possibly need during a break, well equipped, great position."

    We loved it. Just minutes from the lake edge we enjoyed a few stunning sunsets. We all commented that although we were lucky with the weather it would be a perfect place even in the rain It felt very private and not overlooked. We were able to run/jog safely in the mornings and were ideally located for many attractions in the Lakes. The park is well maintained and we felt super safe Covid wise. We will be back and can recommend What did you enjoy most about your stay? Well equipped lodge in a perfect location. What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? Walk around Tarn Hows

    Mrs Jane BromleyOct 2020

  • "We had a lovely stay in Tanglewood at the beginning of August."

    As a regular visitor to the Lake District, and someone who has stayed many times at White Cross Bay, I was very pleasantly surprised by the cleanliness and condition of the lodge. I also appreciated the eco-friendly washing up products that were supplied. We very much appreciated the washing machine and drier - the children were out exploring every day and inevitably came back wet and muddy. The whole trip was an experience of them being able to experience a proper childhood again - climbing, paddling, fishing, exploring. Tanglewood was a great base for this to happen. What did you enjoy most about your stay? Being back in my favourite place in the world. What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? For the children, it had to be the day out in Ambleside - lunch at the Apple Pie followed by a walk up to Stockghyll Force and then playing in the river at the bottom. Also, they loved the Maize Maze.

    Mrs Louise GilliesAug 2020

  • "We stayed here for 5 days during end of July."

    There were 7 of us and we did not feel cramped in. The place was large enough and comfortable and had everything we needed. Only a minute walk to the lake yet set back from the road so no cars passing. We had a fantastic time and have already booked for next year! The park felt safe for the kids to wander and the pub on site was very helpful and we felt safe with all the Covid-19 restrictions. What did you enjoy most about your stay? Location and size What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? Definitely visit Lakeside Visitors Centre only a 10 min walk away

    Mr Emma HillAug 2020

  • "Comfortable lodge could do with updating sofa And decor."

    Nice surroundings. All you need in a self catering lodge was there. Very clean. Nice private decking area.Only bad thing cleaner had took key so we didn What did you enjoy most about your stay? Peaceful What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? Boat trip around lake Windermere

    Mrs Lisa FoggJul 2020

  • "Tanglewood is a fantastic lodge at White Cross Bay."

    The location in the park is great, it was lovely being so close to the lake. The lodge itself was brilliantly equipped, a home away from home. The lodge was very clean and we had everything we needed. Loved having a washer & dryer (especially with 4yo and 8mo daughters!). Would highly recommend a stay here What did you enjoy most about your stay? Everything we needed was in the lodge What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? Trip to Ambleside for a rum butter hot scone!

    Mrs Rebecca OwenJan 2020

  • "We stayed here for 4 nights during the October half term."

    The communication prior was excellent and we checked in easily on the day. The lodge was modern, clean and comfortable and a perfect base to explore the Lakes. The park is right next to the Lake and the lodge itself a 30 second walk from the lake. We used the indoor swimming pool for the kids pool party and ate a couple of times in the bar/restaurant. It was very busy and sometimes reception couldn What did you enjoy most about your stay? The lodge was a great base for our family break What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? Brockhole House was a 10 minute walk away - Tree Top Trek

    Mr Stephen WaideNov 2019

  • "We spent a week in the lodge, it was well presented with nice touches like dishwasher tablets, washing up equipment and plenty of equipment to cook your own meals."

    Well sized fridge/freezer. Park Wi-F and phone signal poor as mentioned in the listing this may be an issue for some more than others. What did you enjoy most about your stay? Pleasant Lodge and park What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? Boat trip on Windermere

    Mr Adrian MackenzieOct 2019

  • "We visited Tanglewood in a party of two families- 4 adults and four children in total."

    The lodge was plenty big enough for all of us and very well equipped. It was very comfortable inside with nice decked area outside. The children enjoyed the on site playground and football area and proximity to Lake Windermere was lovely. We would definitely stay here again. What did you enjoy most about your stay? Enjoying some quality time with friends. What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? Grizedale Forest was a lovely day out with children.

    Mr Nigel AtkinsonSep 2019

  • "Fabulous lodge, plenty indoor & outdoor space."

    Lodge well stocked with cleaning materials, crockery, cutlery etc What did you enjoy most about your stay? Weather, activities on the lake, being with family What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? Kayaking

    Mrs Nicola MooreAug 2019

  • "The lodge had everything that we needed to enjoy our stay."

    The location was perfect and the facilities on site were of a good standard. What did you enjoy most about your stay? Peace and quiet What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? Brockhole within walking distance

    Mrs Isabel CloughJul 2019

  • "Exceeded our expectations!"

    Well equipped , very clean and plenty of room. Really comfortable.Will be recommending to friends and family. What did you enjoy most about your stay? Relaxing break. What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? Brockhole Adventure Park

    Mrs Julie GillanJul 2019

  • "Loved this lodge!"

    It has everything you need for a great stay - well equipped kitchen, comfortable seating and cosy bedrooms. It is a short walk from the lake and the little wooded area behind was a great place for an Easter egg hunt. The facilities on site are great too. What did you enjoy most about your stay? We loved being able to walk to the lake. What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? We absolutely love visiting Bowness and taking a lake cruise.

    Ms Janice StokesApr 2019

  • "Our group consisted of 4 adults and 3 children."

    The lodge was ideal for our needs and would have no hesitation in returning . What did you enjoy most about your stay? Lovely accommodation and nice weather What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? Brockhole

    Mrs Maureen JamiesonApr 2019

  • "A lovely lodge with plenty of home comforts and little extras in case you forget the odd thing."

    Lots of information and even tried out a walk from one of the books I the property. Can't fault the lodge itself by wouldn't return as the park itself could do with a little more updating and the properties are too close together for my liking so lack privacy. What did you enjoy most about your stay? The proximity to Brockhole What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? Brockhole, a 10 minute walk away.

    Mr Paul RoweApr 2019

  • "Great stay, great location, we visited Windermere, and boweness went to the world of beatrix potter, had a boat trip around the lake."

    Had a top Sunday carvery 3 course meal at Craig manor hotel excellent service reasonably priced. Lodge was very well equipped very clean and modern. What did you enjoy most about your stay? As above What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? Boat trip.

    Miss Clare PriceMar 2019

  • "We all enjoyed the stay."

    It was refreshing, it felt so homely,so peaceful. The kids had a great time and we would definitely come back at the same lodge in the future. What did you enjoy most about your stay? The lodge was clean, the location was superb for access to all What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? Boat ride to Lakeside+ aqaurium

    Ms Sharon GambangaMar 2019

  • "A really lovely and clean lodge , perfect location , plenty of space , modern and well equipped , providing everything you need for a comfortable hassle free stay."

    With the added bonus of a washing machine and dryer . Great for a large family due to extra beds . What did you enjoy most about your stay? Size , facilities and location of the lodge What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? Brockholes

    Mrs Lisa ThorntonNov 2018

  • "Fabulous lodge!"

    All we could have asked for and more! Spacious, clean and comfortable. Plenty of room for two adults and three teenagers on our visit. Well stocked crockery, cookware etc. Lots of small touches made a big difference IE toiletries in place, books, games, first aid kits, washing powder etc. What did you enjoy most about your stay? The lovely terrace under the trees What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? Keswick town market

    Mrs Deborah GreenAug 2018

  • "Spent a week at Tanglewood Lodge in July and had a fantastic time."

    The lodge is situated in a lovely part of the park just seconds away from the lake edge and picnic area. The lodge had everything that is required and and there is plenty of glasses, plates, cutlery etc. so no need for loads of dishwashing! It was spotlessly clean and beds really comfortable and plenty of hanging space. The main shower was broken when we arrived so we had to all use the ensuite shower, but the repair was organised and completed swiftly through the customer services team. The washing machine and tumble dryer was a great addition especially after using the swimming pool! The outside decking area was superb and had frosted glass to give that extra privacy from the neighbouring lodge and car parking was in front of the lodge. It is only 5 minutes walk from the bar/restaurant and swimming pool. All in all a thoroughly enjoyable week in the Lakes in a beautiful lodge. What did you enjoy most about your stay? The lodge location in the park What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? The Beatrix Potter Experience in Bowness

    Mr Alistair BrownAug 2018

  • "Ideal size for 2 couples with children."

    Unlike most lodges that sleep up to 8 it actually had enough plates, cutlery, glasses, towels etc. to suit that many people. Pool a little pricey but very good and worth it if you will use it more than once. I was worried that you had to book the pool in advance but always got the time slot we wanted. Onsite restaurant had a good range of vegetarian choices. Only issue I had was that weather was so good I couldn't get away from the smell of other peoples barbecues. What did you enjoy most about your stay? Location , pool and restaurant. What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? Within 20 mins walk of country park with adventure playground and boat trips to Ambleside and beyond.

    Mr Paul DowslandJul 2018

  • "We had the most wonderful time."

    With three children to entertain from 3-11 years. Brockhole next door and Lake Windermere. The sunshine shone on us for the week. Would recommend as a lovely clean lodge. Hope to stay again. We all had a wonderful time. What did you enjoy most about your stay? The location of white cross bay What one experience (e.g attraction, walk, day out) would you recommend for our future guests? Brockhole next door ideal for children

    Mrs Susan MilesJun 2018

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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.

Summary

  • Three Bedrooms: 1 x King size bed with En-suite shower room with corner shower, toilet and hand basin
  • 1 x King size bed with dressing table, bedside drawers and fitted wardrobe
  • 2 x Two full size wooden frame bunk beds
  • Family bathroom with full sized bath with over bath thermostatic shower
  • Open plan lounge, kitchen and dining area
  • Outside decking area with outside furniture
  • Full gas central heating
  • Gas hob and electric oven, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, electric fire, TV, DVD player, Parking for two cars
  • Please note that the charging of electric vehicles is not permitted at this lodge, the nearest charging point can be found at Booths Supermarket in Windermere
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels incl, please bring your own leisure towels
  • A travel cot is provided in the lodge for you to put up (please bring your own cot bedding)
  • 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.

The property

Tanglewood is a large 3 bedroomed lodge at White Cross Bay, on the shores of Windermere.

With an open plan kitchen/ diner and living area, there is plenty of space for preparing the end of day family the meal, as well as a six-seater dining table making it the perfect place to gather around with food, drinks or a boardgame or two.

The lounge features a six-seater leather corner sofa and log effect fire and television where you can relax with a glass of wine after enjoying a day exploring the Lake District fells.

The patio doors lead out onto the decking where there is outside seating provided, the perfect place to relax and watch the sunset.

Tanglewood will uniquely sleep up to eight guests offering three bedrooms: one king size bedroom with walk in wardrobe plus dressing table and stool and bedside drawers and TV, En suite shower room with corner thermostatic shower, toilet and hand basin.

A second King size bedroom with Dressing table, bedside drawers and fitted wardrobe, and the third bedroom features two sets of bunk beds.

The Family bathroom features toilet, basin, full sized bath with over bath thermostatic shower.

Please note: The maximum number of adults permitted is 6 as 2 guests will need to sleep on the bottom bunks.

A maximum of 4 children can also stay at any one time (with 4 adults).

White Cross Bay is situated on the shores of Lake Windermere with views stretching across the water and to the surrounding fells, you are literally in the heart of the Lake District and your lodge will be just a few yards from the waterside.

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

500 yards along the footpath that runs alongside the A591 is Brockhole Lake District Visitor Centre, with its gardens, house, café, restaurant, walks, boats, adventure playground and Tree Top Trek.

White Cross Bay is set two miles from Windermere village, which hosts a wide range of shops, cafes and pubs.

Located a further mile away is the village of Bowness a cosmopolitan village with award-winning restaurants and pubs and quirky shops, a cinema, Windermere Lake Cruises landing points and and the 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, walks in every direction.

Two miles north on the A592 is the pretty village of Troutbeck, home to two traditional pubs with log fires: The Queens Head and the Mortal man; Holehird Gardens, and the National Trust’s Townend House.

Further on you climb up to the magnificent Kirkstone Pass, then drop down to Brotherswater & Ullswater.

A great place for a big family holiday making memories that will stay with you forever.

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.

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Region Information

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

A travel cot and highchair can be provided, please request on booking. Travel cot will fit in the second bedroom only. . Please bring your own bedding for use with travel cot.

BBQs are not permitted at this lodge due to the composite/plastic decking.

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.

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.

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




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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season
  • Christmas