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Lake District Self Catering cottage, 22 Thirlmere, White Cross Bay, sleeps 6

Areas: Lake District

22 Thirlmere
White Cross Bay

22 Thirlmere, White Cross Bay, Cumbria

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Sykes Cottages
Telephone Sykes Cottages booking line   01244 352 197

Sleeps a maximum of: 6

Pricing From: £556.00

This is an immaculately presented, detached lodge located on a superbly maintained park on the shores of Lake Windermere in the beautiful Lake District and can sleep six people in three bedrooms.

22 Thirlmere is an immaculately presented, detached lodge located on a superbly maintained park on the shores of Lake Windermere in the beautiful Lake District and can sleep six people. This all ground floor lodge has a double bedroom with an en-suite shower room, two twin bedrooms, a bathroom and an open plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area with an electric fire. Outside there is off road parking for two cars and a front decked terrace with a private hot tub, furniture and a fire pit barbecue.

With use of on-site facilities, 22 Thirlmere is the perfect base for exploring the Lake District.


A happy week but...
This is a reluctantly negative review ? Lake Windermere is beautiful and White Cross Bay is perfect for families. This lodge, however, was dirty and dusty on arrival. I have subsequently seen that other reviewees have had the same experience and it seems a shame that the owners are not addressing it. I spent an hour cleaning before I felt comfortable to unpack my family's belongings and contacted the owners accordingly. They alluded to the fact that they had problems with their cleaners and compensated us with a bottle of wine. Nevertheless, it diminished what should have been a relaxing time. The lodge welcomes dogs and this is evident when you enter the property ? there is an unfortunate lingering smell. Our main issue, however, centred on some blood left on linen after I suffered a foot injury. The owners' response was to dispose of everything without attempting laundry and deduct this amount from our housekeeping bond. They also charged us for a new double duvet for which they could never produce a receipt, and for a towel which they claimed we took at the end of the week. We did not. What ensued was an acrimonious dispute which saw our ?guest? status quickly descend to 'strangers? and the owners contradict one another in their emails to us. They clearly felt aggrieved that we had left some dirt on their linen ? as did we that our housekeeping bond had been unreasonably retained. After much debate, they agreed to drop the towel charge as a ?gesture of good faith?, but in fact that amount is still owing to us. We paid in the region of £1,300 for a week in the lodge and assumed that amount covered laundering of linen. It did not. Further, I would urge them to review a practice of compensating their guests with inexpensive alcohol when they themselves are happy to exact a financial penalty. In terms of facilities, the beds are tired and could do with replacing, but the kitchen is well equipped and overall the lodge is warm and comfortable. In brief, this is a great spot if cleanliness is secondary to you. If it's not, give this one a miss.

We liked the location, the size of the lodge, and the hot tub was a great addition. This was a very comfortable and clean, well equipped lodge with a large gas BBQ. Could not want for more and would definitely go back.
Mrs Pinnell

22thirlmere cottage troutbeck bridge
A total of 4 people stayed in this cottage, it was absolutely disgusting, flies, microwave , cooker filthy , bathrooms mouldy and hairs and fluff everywhere, crockery chipped , And really smelly. We paid nearly £900 for this, what an absolutely waste of hard earned money, this is in June 2016 , goodness knows what it costs in August. Regards Carol sparrow.

Had an absolutely fantastic week. The lodge was really comfortable, will definitely be going again next year.
Mr Lockin

The Lodge was spacious, warm and in beautiful surroundings. The location of the White Cross Bay complex was very convenient for both Windermere and Ambleside with everything available to meet our needs. The position of the lodge within the complex was good, being a short walk away from the waterfront. The decked area with its own hot tub and seating, with integrated barbecue added to the appeal.
Mr Deacon



Parking Space Parking Space
Jacuzzi Jacuzzi
Linen Provided Linen provided
Towels Provided Towels provided
Dishwasher Dishwasher
cookewr Cooker
Refrigerator Fridge
Televsion Television
WiFi WiFi


Single Beds

Double Beds

Twin Beds


Gas central heating with electric fire
Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, shared on-site laundry facilities (coin operated), dishwasher, Modern flat screen TV with Freeview & integrated Blu-ray DVD
Some Sky channels are available
WiFi available on-site
Fuel and power inc in rent
Bed linen and towels inc in rent
Off road parking for 2 cars
Front decked terrace with hot tub, outside garden furniture
Shared use of facilities, including indoor heated swimming pool, sauna, Jacuzzi, play park and multi-use games area
Two well-behaved pets welcome
Sorry, no smoking
Shop and pub 3 mins walk
Note: Property entrance is accessed by 3 steps
Note: Due to lakeside location, children should be supervised
Note: Due to the site's rural location, WiFi signal can be intermittent
Note: At check-in guests will be provided with a barrier pass number to use in the barrier key pad providing vehicular access to the park
Note: Guests wishing to use the on-site leisure facilities will need to purchase a leisure pass from reception - 15 per person over the age of 2yrs for a 7 night stay, 13
50 per person over the age of 2yrs for under 7days (June, July, August) The pass is for full access to the complex centre, which includes pool, gym and entertainment (pass is not required for access to the bar and restaurant) The pass is valid for the duration of your stay
Passes for children are for ages 2-17, children 0-2 are free
Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of 100 Please note: If booking with check-in or out on Sunday, enquire with the Sykes team beforehand

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Approximate Location

Map is approximate and should only be used to get a rough idea of the cottage location.

Get an Ordnance Survey map covering the White Cross Bay area.

Nearest Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Brockhole Gardens - 0.6 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Holehird Gardens - 0.9 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Lake Windermere - 1.2 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Townend - 1.3 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Wray Castle - 1.5 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Skelghyll Wood - 1.9 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Stagshaw Garden - 2 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Ambleside Roman Fort - 2.5 miles (Roman Site) Heritage Rating

Claife Viewing Station - 2.9 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Hawkshead Grammar School - 3 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

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