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Log cabin with private hot tub on shores of Lake Windermere, Lake District

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Log Cabin, Windermere, Lake District, Cumbria, 5 Minutes Walk To The Lake, Marina

Brathay Lodge is a privately owned pet friendly 2 bed/2 bath Scandinavian style pine lodge with private hot tub in a delightful woodland setting on the shores of Lake Windermere in the heart of the Lake District National Park. The perfect escape for couples seeking an away from it all break or families looking for an action packed holiday in this outdoor lovers' paradise. Located within the prestigious White Cross Bay Park and Marina and close to the vibrant towns of Windermere, Bowness and Ambleside with excellent restaurants, cosy pubs buzzing bars. As well as the on-site facilities guests at all our four lodges can now enjoy all the benefits of a full health club membership only 5 minutes from the lodge absolutely FREE ! ( full details below )

Beautifully furnished, the log cabin has 2 bedrooms, master en suite, twin bedded room plus further family bathroom. Centrally heated and double glazed and with extra large wrap round deck with hot tub and outdoor furniture. The perfect, cosy retreat in the heart of the beautiful Lake District any time of year. Pub, restaurant, shop all on site within a short stroll from the lodge

For a one off payment of only £15 guests have use of all on-site facilities ( covers the whole party for their entire stay ) ) including indoor heated pool, gym, sauna, children's play areas and private marina. Close to Windermere, Bowness and Ambleside with many charming old world pubs with open fires, excellent restaurants, fashionable bars, shops and all major attractions including Beatrix Potter.

Brathay Lodge offers spacious, luxurious accommodation; 2 bedrooms, master en-suite with king size bed, TV, 2 bathrooms, centrally heated, double glazed, stylish and contemporary design and decor, spacious open plan living area with leather sofas, modern fitted well equipped kitchen with fridge freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, gas hob, French windows open onto large sunny deck with outdoor furniture. 2 flat screen TVs, iPod docking station, free wi-fi. Private parking. Pets welcome extra £10 each ( max 2 ). Short breaks welcome, they run Mon-Fri and Fri-Mon, minimum 3 night stay, contact us for up to date prices and availability. White Cross Bay is open all year.

Free Health Club Membership for all our guests.

We have arranged passes for all our guests at a brand new luxurious health club only 5 minutes from the lodge, just down the road at Troutbeck near Windermere.

Guests ( including children ) can enjoy unlimited use of the indoor heated pool, gym, sauna, steam room and studio classes, spinning etc. The gym, the largest and best equipped in the Lakes, features the latest cardio equipment available today including personal TV screens. There is also coffee lounge area where guests can relax afterwards.

For families or larger groups who like to holiday together our 3 bed lodge next door offers combined accommodation for a total of 10 ( see property ref E7568 for photos/details )

Short breaks are welcome most of the year Mon-Fri ( 4 nights ) and Fri-Mon ( 3 nights ) please contact us for prices and availability.

Whatever your visit to the Lakes involves Brathay Lodge is the place to stay any time of year !

More Details

Tony Mole
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2017

About Tony Mole

I recently moved back to Cumbria after spending 8 years in the South of France where I set up and ran a property business. Before moving to France I was owner of a graphic design studio and worked for many national and international clients. Ex-rugby player and keen on all sports including skiing, mountain biking, rowing, walking I love the great outdoors so am lucky to have rental properties in both the south of France and the Lake District. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do!

Tony Mole purchased this cabin in 2012

Why Tony Mole chose England

I fell in love with these gorgeous log cabins and their spectacular locations as soon as I saw them. Contemporary and up to date in terms of design and layout, very stylish interiors yet cosy when the snow's on the ground. I've equipped them with everything modern guests would expect to see such as iPod docking stations, wif-fi. Always a delight returning to one of the lodges after a long day on the fells. The locations are perfect for exploring arguably the most beautiful part of England any time of year.

What makes this cabin unique

Our guests can enjoy unlimited free use of a new luxury health club 5 minutes from the lodge, large gym, indoor pool, sauna, steam room and hot tub.

Guestbook comments from the owner

''Stunning lodge and location. All we could ask for, cosy and comfortable. Lots to do in Windermere and Ambleside. Enjoyed many lovely walks with the dog by the lake, staff very friendly. Can't wait to come back!''

''Our first time to the Lake District, enjoyed every minute, lodge is fabulous and so well equipped. Enjoyed the pool and sauna after a hard day on the fells''. Thanks for a great holiday!''

“Thank you Tony for a great holiday and your excellent, prompt service dealing with our booking. The lodge is absolutely beautiful, spacious and has every conceivable facility, We hade a great time and will be returning. Very impressed with White Cross Bay too – the pool, gym etc are superb. The park is spotlessly kept and is very tranquil by the lake. There is so much to do in the area and the location is perfect with Windermere and Ambleside on the door step. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you to our friends and can’t wait to come back as the lodge was perfect’’.
May 2012
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Windermere Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Main bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master bedroom en suite - toilet , shower , En suite
  • Master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, large walk-in shower, wc, wash basin. Family bathroom (next to bedroom 2) with bath/shower over, wc, washbasin. Stylish contemporary design.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom with TV, king size bed, en-suite with large walk-in shower, wc, built-in wardrobes, wall mounted TV, French windows open directly onto deck. Bedroom 2 with twin beds, built-in wardrobes.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Pool
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Notes on accommodation: The lodge is comfortable and well equipped - a real home from home any time of the year. Perfect for families or couples. Free wi-fi internet access, selection of DVDs, books and games. Many on-park facilities including shop, laundry, children's play area, tennis, bar, restaurant, indoor heated pool, gym, sauna. The park is open 1 March - mid January (closed mid Jan - 1 March). We have another lodge next door ( Ref E7568 ) Rent both for your large group or special family occasion. 10% discount for booking both together. Outside: The lodge occupies a prominent corner site and has a much larger than average wrap round deck with outdoor furniture for al fresco dining. 2 private car parking spaces. The deck has a gate to allow pets freedom while being securely contained. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen and towels included in rental price. The lodge is cleaned and linen changed weekly.


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Log cabin with private hot tub on shores of Lake Windermere, Lake District
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Great location and great accommodation

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was well equipped and nice and clean. Nice walks through the woods for the dog. A small welcome pack was included which was a nice touch.

Everyone loved the hot tub, the only problem now is trying to work out how we could have one of our own! I think we will come back next year

  • Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had an absolutely amazing time, not one complaint about the log cabin or the park. The cabin is exactly like the pictures and it is so clean, the bed is so comfy! Would definitely come back

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your feedback delighted to received such positive comments regarding both the lodge and the Park. Hope to welcome you back very soon !
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Excellent property, stunning location

  • 5 of 5

On arrival, the property was spotlessly clean. There was really nothing missing as far as self catering goes, the kitchen was extemely well equippped. The lodge was comfortable, cosy as well as modern. The positioning of the property was brilliant, close to the local restaurant, swimming pool and playing area. Hiking and cycling in the area is fantastic with both easy and moderate routes available. We would definately use the property again if holidaying in the area.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Brathay Lodge Our Honeymoon Accommodation

  • 5 of 5

We love the lakes and mountains and found the location of Brathay excellent. Lodge was clean, well equipped and it was great being dog friendly. We had a wonderful honeymoon and thanks for the bubbly and chocs on arrival. We will happily return when we next visit the area and recommend the lodge, pool and site. Shame the pub on site is not dog friendly when so many of the lodges allow dogs to stay. Thanks

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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great location

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from brathay lodge 4 night stay. Such a lovely location for reaching the most beautiful parts of the lakes. Tony responded immediately and was really helpful. White cross bay site has facilities if u out wasn't germ. We swam in the pool and sat outside the bar on a couple of evenings. You can use the facilities or go into windemere or bowness for meals. Lovely holiday.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a last minute weekend at the cabin, everything about it was fabulous and it exceeded our expectations. Equipped with everything you need, stunningly appointed and furnished. Great communication with the owner even though we booked less than 48 hrs before our stay. Would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review as we always welcome guest feedback. We were delighted to know you enjoyed your recent weekend at Brathay Lodge and pleased we were able to respond quickly to complete the formalities in time for your last minute booking. Thanks too for your kind comments regarding the furnishings, decor etc. We try hard to offer a real home from home environment and comfortable accommodation in this beautiful part of the Lakes. Thanks too for recommending us !
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Car: recommended


The lodge is located 250 yards from the marina on Lake Windermere. Boat launching, kayaking, sailing, water skiing, mountain biking available nearby.


White Cross Bay is easily accessible by road or rail. Sat Nav postcode LA23 1LF

Exit M6 junction 36, at roundabout take exit A590 (Kendal, Barrow) A590 becomes A591 continue direction Windermere. Pass Stavely, Ings just before Windermere, straight over mini roundabout direction Ambleside. Follow A591 for approx 2 miles White Cross Bay is on the left (well signed).


Windermere, Bowness 2 miles, Ambleside 2 miles. All major attractions and many high quality restaurants and old world character pubs nearby.

Further Details:

Shops, banks, garage, supermarkets, restaurants, pubs in Windermere and Ambleside. Lake District Visitor Centre less than 1 mile. Water sports centre at Low Wood 1 mile. Many lovely walks and bike rides on the doorstep. Mountain bike hire available in Ambleside.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes: A £50 deposit is required to confirm your booking, and the balance is due 4 weeks prior to your stay. Payment can be made by cheque or bank transfer.
4 night breaks (Mon- Fri) and 3 night breaks ( Fri -Mon) are available all year. 7 night breaks are either Mon-Mon or Fri-Fri.
Please call me on 07712 806368 for prices for 3 or 4 night stays or if you have any enquiries.

Changeover Day:
7 nights Friday/Friday or Monday/Monday
4 nights Monday/Friday
3 nights Friday/ Monday
Arrival time 3.30pm
Departure time 10am

Notes on prices:
Prices include all bedlinen, towels and tea towels, gas and electricity and free wifi which is provided by the Park.
There is a £ 10 charge per dog to cover extra cleaning costs
Owner's Cancellation Policy
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date ( deposit non-refundable )

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.