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White Cross Bay Holiday Park
Certificate of Excellence
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Great place for all!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2014 via mobile

Did a 4 night stay in a privately owned lodge on this park with my young family and dog.

The park itself is situated in a great spot 2 mile from both windermere centre and ambleside. It is only a 15 min walk to Brockhole visitor centre too.

There is a dog walking area, kids play areas, multi use games area and picnic spots down by the lake. Indoors there is pub, restaurant, shop, takeaway and pool with sauna, jacuzzi and steam room. We had free access pass to this via registering with reception. Park and facilities all suberbly kept.

We would definitely recommend and return here.

Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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SouthLakelandParks, General Manager at White Cross Bay Holiday Park, responded to this review, 18 September 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a review regarding your stay here at White Cross Bay. We are extremely lucky to be situated where we are in the Lake District with all local attractions only a stone throw away. I am very pleased to read your comments on our park, grounds, facilities and staff. We hope to see you again very soon.
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2014

Just had a fabulous week in a lodge at White Cross Bay
Staff especially Gavin and Daniel were very helpful, nothing was too much trouble
Pool and staff were excellent, shop has plenty of variety the whole experience as first timers has been an absolute pleasure
We will return soon, can't wait....
Thanks
Martin, Emma, Benjamin and Luke

Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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SouthLakelandParks, General Manager at White Cross Bay Holiday Park, responded to this review, 18 September 2014
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a fantastic review. I am so pleased to read you kind words about Gavin and Daniel and I will be sure to pass on your comments to them and I look forward to you returning to our park again very soon.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2014 via mobile

We stayed in a caravan with three children aged 11, 8 and 2 which was lovely and clean and very spacious with more than enough room for us all. It was very well equipped with everything we needed. There was a decking area around the caravan which we didn't get to use as it was raining quite often. The site is very big and we were quite far away from the park so we weren't happy about letting our children go there without us. We also felt the park wasn't really big enough for a site that big and it would have been nice if there had been a field or grassed area where the children could play football or run around. The swimming pool was nice but quite cold when you first got in. There weren't many changing rooms for such a big site and my husband had to wait a while with our 2 year old to get dressed. The bar area could do with an update. The shop was quite small but it seemed reasonably priced. It would have been nice to have more seating outside the bar. It was nice to walk around the site and down to the lake but there wasn't a lot of space for the children to use their fishing nets or feed the ducks. We would recommend the site and we probably would return again as the caravan was very nice and the site is well located.

Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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SouthLakelandParks, General Manager at White Cross Bay Holiday Park, responded to this review, 18 September 2014
Thank you for your honest review, I have read your comments regarding our park and facilities and I will be sure to pass them on to the relevant departments. It was nice to read that you were thrilled with your accommodation and it was everything you expected and more. We hope to see you again soon in the near future.
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Cockermouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2014

Stayed for midweek break with 7 yr old grandaughter in August 2014. We stayed in superior 4 berth caravan which was very clean and we'll laid out. We were very impressed with the indoor swimming pool and amenities on site. This is a great location for visiting many Lake District attractions and the visititors centre at Brockhole was just a 10 minute walk away. We will certainly be staying here again

Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Thank John G
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SouthLakelandParks, General Manager at White Cross Bay Holiday Park, responded to this review, 18 September 2014
Firstly, thank you for a fantastic review. We thrive ourselves on our high standards of our grounds, maintenance, cleanliness and customer service so I am pleased you experienced this whilst here at White Cross Bay. If you do want to visit us again don’t hesitate to call us direct at park on 015394 43937.
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2014

My husband and I stayed here for 4 nights as a treat for our anniversary and his birthday. Beautiful place to relax and unwind. We wanted somewhere to chill out and spend some quality time together and we could not have picked a better place! Although I think people wanting to see the area would need a car, we didn't want to anything other than lounge around with our wine and hot tub! Perfect for us but some might get bored. We stayed at Esk Pike lodge which is a 2 bed roomed lodge with hot tub and it was perfect! Quite small but perfect for the 2 of us. The only thing that I can pick at is the outside needs a good sweep down as there are cobwebs everywhere! Not good for me who is terrified of spiders but tbh I hardly noticed it by day 2 as the views and the wildlife that surrounds you is amazing! A family of squirrels climbing the tree outside the window provided me with some great comedy moments and rabbits are everywhere and not scared of you in the slightest! Walked around the park to have a nose at the other cabins and get a general feel for the place and see the harbour. Service was fab as we came by taxi from the train station with luggage and groceries and the lady on reception kindly ask a member of staff to drive us up to the lodge in the golf cart which was fab! Overall a fab relaxing break that was greatly needed! We will be back!

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SouthLakelandParks, General Manager at White Cross Bay Holiday Park, responded to this review, 18 September 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a review regarding your stay here at White Cross Bay Holiday Park.

I am very pleased that your private holiday let was everything you expected and more. I am also pleased to read your comments about our park and wonderful wild life and the level of customer service you received from our reception team.

We do hope to see you again soon in the near future.

Thank you once again for your review.
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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2014

We rented a lodge with friends was brilliant perfect location fantastic site all staff very friendly and helpful. The lodge had all mod cons and was very clean. It was that great we came back 3 weeks later and stayed in a caravan and again had a brilliant time. Can't wait to come back.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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SouthLakelandParks, General Manager at White Cross Bay Holiday Park, responded to this review, 18 September 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a fantastic review. It is great to read your comments about our park, lodges, caravans and staff. I am thrilled you had a fantastic stay and you will be returning to us again soon. Thank you again and see you again in the near future.
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Alcudia, Spain
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2014

Me, my partner and 2 girls both stayed recently and had a fantastic time, everywhere is kept immaculate and the only time I saw some rubbish dumped on the side of the road it was cleaned up within 5 minutes of me reporting it, the staff are all very helpful and friendly. Especially the bar staff who, when I was sat alone (watching kids play normally) would always come over for a chat, especially Olly who no matter how long he seemed to be working for always had a fab sense of humour and was always helpful and never stopped smiling!! (He even listened to my rambling so he must have the patience of a saint!)
Would definitely recommend this place to families and couples for that matter as we are planning to go on our own soon, just something to keep in mind that there is no cash machine, the nearest one is a 10 min walk but they do accept cards

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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SouthLakelandParks, General Manager at White Cross Bay Holiday Park, responded to this review, 5 September 2014
Firstly, thank you for such a great review. We pride ourselves on our high standard within our grounds, cleanliness, facilities and staff so all your comments are greatly received and also are your comments about our bar staff which I will pass on to them. We hope to see you again soon.
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Property: White Cross Bay Holiday Park
Address: Ambleside Road, Windermere LA23 1LF, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Windermere
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 10 Speciality Lodging in Windermere
Hotel Class:5 star — White Cross Bay Holiday Park 5*
Number of rooms: 455
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated on the shores of Lake Windermere in one of the most idyllic and scenic locations in the very heart of the Lake District. White Cross Bay is set within picturesque woodland, and with red deer and rabbits as local residents, a break here is sure to take you back to nature. There’s something for everyone, whether you’re looking for a quiet break or active escape. Enjoy the indoor pool, gym, spa pool, sauna and steam room to feel totally rejuvenated. For the more adventurous there’s an abundance of local walking tracks with stunning views of the Lake District or try the Treetop trek in Brockhole National Park. White Cross Bay is located between Ambleside and Windermere so there is a wide variety of pubs, cafes, restaurants. Popular eateries in the local area are Pedros, The Flying Pig, The Drunken Duck, The Albert, Zefferellis and The Wild Boar that has a very special reputation locally and nationally for its quality of food and drink experience and White Cross Bay even have their own marina on Lake Windermere with boat launching facilities – a walk along the boardwalk to see the boats and ducks is a must! The perfect way to finish your day is with a homemade meal and drink in the restaurant and bar on site. Why not take advantage of our holiday childcare facility for children aged 2 - 8yrs, and enjoy a few hours to yourself? Simply call the park to book on a session. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
White Cross Bay Leisure Park & Marina Hotel Windermere
White Cross Bay Leisure Park And Marina
White Cross Bay Holiday Park Windermere, Lake District

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