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The Wodge

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Coniston 10, White Cross Bay near Windermere, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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6 Customer Reviews

  • "On arrival found lodge appeared clean and was tidy, however, as night wore on there was a distinct smell of grease in living area."

    On checking oven, found it extremely dirty with shelves covered in grease and two baking trays dirty and covered in grease. Bottom of oven was stained too. We cleaned oven base and oven trays but declined to use oven during stay. Smell lingered throughout stay and used fragranced candles and air fresheners. Had issue with lights / fan in ensuite but call out responded very quickly and bulbs were replaced. One of bulbs blew after continuously flashing by end of holiday so suspect bulbs are not issue but something electrical. A smell in one of the wardrobes meant we could not use it. A teapot would be a useful addition for kitchen We have booked Lake District Lodge Holidays every Oct for past 7 years and this was the first time we have encountered issues. Our usual feedback is normally positive. We will continue using your services for future holidays, however, we will more than likely not return to The Wodge.

    Thank you for your feedback. We take all comments on board, and would like to add had we been made aware we would have attended to resolve. We will pass on your feedback to our Housekeeping and Maintenance Teams. Thank you The Lake District Lodge Holidays Owner Relations Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ross3.4Oct 2023

  • "Absululty loved the wodge perfect and will definitely stay again just for future reference 1."

    the tea plates are to small we bought some larger ones and left them there for your next guest 2. there was no bread knife 3. the pillows are very uncomfortable on the beds 4. the internet was terrible hope you don't mind our honesty this didn't spoil our holiday what so ever and can't wait to return Mr Mrs Prescott

    Reviewed by Marcell4.1Oct 2023

  • "Perfect lodge with all the mod cons you need, dishwasher, washer/dryer, full size fridge freezer etc, Wi-Fi rubbish but you don’t go to the lakes to sit in your lodge, if need be go to the main reception it’s perfect, I’d book things before you go for that reason or when you’re out and about do it then, the property was used as a vase and it was perfect, good sized bath aswell, very well insulated no need for any heating on at any point would defo recommend, loads to do nearby ( brockhole) 5 min walk which has loads of activities, yes the clubhouse is expensive for food and drinks and the pool is rammed all the time but there’s a big lake and another swimming baths nearby, bus stop right out side the entrance which will take you all around the lakes, perfect stay besides the downpour would defo stay again."

    Thank you for your comments. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. The Wi-Fi is complimentary and provided by the park. We hope to welcome you back. The Lake District Lodge Holidays Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joseph4.4Jul 2023

  • "Was disappointed in cleanliness especially outside wooden railings were broken and my dog got out through the holes Carpet inside dirty needed a good clean."

    Bathroom towel rail also not clean.

    Thank you for your comments. We take your comments seriously and have asked our Housekeeping and Maintenance Teams to look into them. Thank you. The Lake District Lodge Holidays Owner Relations Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Simon3.1May 2023

  • "We had a great holiday in this lovely spacious lodge."

    Everyone fell in love with the reclining couches !!! The site is very good. You can keep to yourself and enjoyed peace or go to the pub where we were surprised by an amazing singer. Customer service is very important to me on every holiday and we were not let down. We had a problem with our oven and it was dealt with immediately without any fuss. Thank you so much. I would not hesitate to stay here again.

    Reviewed by Naomi5.0Dec 2022

  • "The property seemed generally well maintained and there was plenty of space for us."

    There were only 3 of us and a dog so it was fine, but considering it caters for 6 you would have had to share 3 wine glasses between you if it had been 3 couples staying. It was very cosy with lovely reclining sofas and comfortable beds. We chose a lodge with a Smart TV as we thought the weather might be bad and our 5 year old could watch his favourite programmes. The smart tv existed but it was never going to work as there was no Wifi connection to the lodge. Sykes brought us a dongle and to be fair to Sykes they did their best but you can’t make something work that doesn’t exist. Booking activities etc online was very difficult because the wifi was practically non existent on the site and I feel we were misled with this being one of the selling points. Our own mobile data wouldn’t work either because of the location. The owner would have no control over this but it needs pointing out to future visitors. I found out that our stay would have been almost £500 cheaper had we gone the following week, and I now think we have been ripped off because we didn’t get anything extra for the £500, I’m not sure how that price difference can be justified and it leaves us with a negative feeling. The lodge was generally clean but we did find 5 sticky sweet wrappers and broken bits of toys that had been left by previous visitors, however everything else was spotless and it felt clean. The dog bowl was a nice touch and everything was there that you would need, including tea bags and washing up liquid, towels etc. We brought our own but it was nice to know we would have managed if we had forgotten anything. There’s a nice wood for walking the dog on site but nowhere you can have them off the lead. We paid for swimming passes but the pool was fully booked on a number of occasions so be careful if you think you’ll get to swim every day. It’s a great location, close to lots of nice places to visit. The site actually let the lodge down, because if the swimming had been available, the on-site resort staff had been helpful and friendly, the restaurant hadn’t been way overpriced for what you got (most of the menu was out of stock too), and the wifi had been working I would have given a much higher rating. I have no issue with Sykes and would book through them again. Out of school holidays I think this would probably be a lovely place to visit.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are glad to hear that you found the lodge to be cosy and enjoyed the reclining sofas. We were sorry to learn of the issues that you experienced with the TV and the WIFI connection. We were glad to that we were able to attend to try and resolve the issue with the WIFI. However, the WIFI is complimentary and is provided by White Cross Bay, and any issues fall under their responsibility. We will pass on your comments regarding the cleanliness of the lodge to our Housekeeping team to ensure that our high standards are met. Lake District Lodge Holidays is a separate company to the Park at White Cross Bay, but we will pass on your comments regarding the site and the facilities. We hope to welcome you back to the Lake District again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Amy3.4Oct 2022

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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
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with Smart TV and en-suite walk-in shower, basin, and WC, 2 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric fire
  • Central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, wine cooler, washer/dryer, and dishwasher
  • 2 x Smart TVs, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Enclosed wrap-around decking with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog allowed
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Complimentary WiFi is provided by the park and subject to fair usage guidelines, Quality and reliability of connection will vary based on the number of people using it, prevailing weather conditions and therefore may be limited or slower than you are used to, WiFi is for personal use only and is not intended for high data usage, gaming and/or use for business purposes, This is only suitable for page browsing and sending emails, Bookings cannot be accepted if they are solely reliant on the provision of uninterrupted and unlimited Wi-Fi, We are not held responsible or liable for the WiFi on the park, If you encounter any issues with the WiFi, please contact White Cross Bay reception
  • Note: For use of the onsite facilities, a complex pass is required, these can be purchased from 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: Check-in is from 4pm, check-out at 10am
  • Note: Guests have access to a range of on-site facilities, including an indoor swimming pool, a children's play area, and a restaurant

The property

Perched near to Lake Windermere upon White Cross Bay Holiday Park in Cumbria sits The Wodge, a delightful three-bedroom lodge.

This charming property, set in a peaceful location, is an excellent base for families, or groups of friends and one furry friend to experience an idyllic getaway, boasting a wrap around decking with furniture where you can enjoy a morning coffee, off-road parking, and a range of on-site facilities, including an indoor heated swimming pool.

Cross the threshold into your new home into the open-plan living space where a well-equipped kitchen sits, with everything you may need to enjoy a self-catered stay including sleek worktops and a range of appliances.

Enjoy a hearty meal at the dining table for six before retreating to the sumptuous sofas, where you can snuggle up in the warmth of an electric fire and enjoy a family favourite on the Smart TV.

When the weather permits, you may wish to relish alfresco mealtimes on the outdoor furniture or toast to a fantastic retreat, before heading to the family bathroom to wash away the day with an indulging soak in the tub; when sleep calls, choose from a double with en-suite shower room or two delicately-appointed twin bedrooms to catch your sleep in.

When you’re ready to explore, find the unspoiled beauty of Lake Windermere close by where a range of watersport activities, including kayaking and paddleboarding, can be sampled; take a stroll to Queen Adelaide’s Hill or Brockhole on Windermere where you can explore 30 acres of historical gardens and grounds.

Further afield, sail across the lake to Ambleside or Lakeside where the house to the much-loved children’s author Beatrix Potter can be found, walk along the lakeshore path to Wray Castle and hike to Orrest Head Viewpoint which showcases magnificent vistas towards Wansfell, Red Screes and Kirkstone Pass.

Whisk your loved ones away on an unforgettable Cumbrian escape to The Wodge.

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

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.

Subject to White Cross Bay Holiday Park rules:
Commercial vehicles, caravans or camper vans cannot be parked on the site.
Hen or stag parties are not permitted.

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.
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.

Park Rules and Operations – Limefitt, Fallbarrow and 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.

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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season
  • Christmas