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Striding Edge

White Cross Bay near Troutbeck Bridge, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 13249)

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    • “Fabulous cosy stay in the Lakes”
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    • “I cannot recommend Striding Edge Lodge highly enough. My partner I and our baby have had the best time staying here. The lodge is so lovely, clean, very homely and has such a cosy feel to it. The owners Jan and Rod have really taken care of their guests by providing everything you need to really feel at home. Including a bookshelf packed full of books, DVDs and board games for typical Lake District rainy days. We've loved sitting watching the birds from the living room window on the bird feeder. It's in the heart of the Lakes so has been easy to get to and from various nearby spots such as Ambleside and Windermere where we've had some lovely days out. The site it's based on has some fab facilities such as a swimming pool and bar/ restaurant that does lovely reasonably priced food. Oh and if you fancy a takeaway pizza we got one delivered from the local Sourdough pizza in Ambleside which was delicious! Also recommend Daisy's Cafe in Ambleside Town centre for a really good breakfast. We will definitely be back.”

    Jimbobhel, Leeds, United Kingdom, October 2018

    • “Perfect week away”
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    • “Just back from an amazing week away in this cottage and had the best time. Ideally situated to explore the Lake District with lots to do on site also such as a swimming pool, games area, play parks, forest and lake areas and a bar. The cottage was very cosy, warm, welcoming and well equipped with lots of lovely personal touches like toys and games, children's drawing stuff and low lighting. Loved it, well equipped kitchen and rooms, cosy beds and couches. We had 2 dogs with us who also loved it immediately. I can't wait to go again. Had to contact owner by email and they could not have been nicer or more helpful. I would absolutely recommend this cottage for a fantastic family holiday”

    Michb26, Glasgow, United Kingdom, December 2014

    • “Home from home”
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    • “We stayed at Striding Edge for a week in September. The lodge was perfect, it was well maintained in a lovely, peaceful location. Previously we have found that some self catering accommodation has the bare minimum when it comes to kitchen equipment, this wasn't the case with Striding Edge, the kitchen had everything you could need for a perfect self catering stay, this is especially important with a toddler and baby in tow. The lodge was spacious with good sized rooms. The extra little touches like games, colouring and books meant that our daughter always had something to do. The location was great as a base for exploring the Lake District but with a decent swimming pool, gym and park we weren't short of things to do if we stayed 'home' for the day. All in all we would highly recommend this lodge and hopefully will be visiting again soon.”

    Meannieb, Leeds, September 2014

    • “lovely”
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    • “We had a lovely stay in this clean and cosy cottage. Liked the location, very central for southern lakes”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Chenies, June 2013

    • “Peaceful, comfortable and well-located.”
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    • “The staff were friendly and helpful from the very start. We loved our log cabin, which was very spacious and had a lovely view from the porch. Bird feeders attracted a wonderful assortment of birds, to watch as we sat outside. We had our puppy, Lucille, with us and the balcony was great for her. There were other dog lovers there, which was fun. We used the pool, the takeaway, the shop and the bar: all good. Too wet to use the tennis or football outdoor facilities, but good to know they were there. It was a good place to explore The Lakes from and we travelled each day. Saw a fabulous production of "Great Expectations" at the Theatre on the Lake in Keswick. Explored the visitors' centre at Brokole, which is almost next door and had many things to do.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, London, September 2012

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    • “We had a great time. The lodge was very warm and cosy. The bedrooms were spacious and has had comfortable beds. The shower was very good. The kitchen was well stocked with all you would need while away e.g. cups, glasses, plates etc. The site is centrally situated for Ambleside and Bowness.”

    Mrs Edwards, Manchester, December 2018

    • “Lovely homely cottage with all the finishing touches we could have dreamt of! We really enjoyed it and will be going back.”

    Miss Lockett, Rochdale, November 2018

    • “We think the cabin numbers could be made more clearer to see as you approach each one, perhaps the number and name of the lane on the side of the cabin especially if you arrive in the dark it took us ages, but it didn't help when reception told us to go right when we should have kept left from the barriers, but we found it eventually, we all had a very enjoyable stay and would recommend to friends Thankyou”

    Mrs Halliwell, Leyland, November 2018

    • “Really enjoyed the holiday, the location is fantastic and really dog friendly, the cabin in really warm, just found a few cobwebs and spiders inside near windows but u r in woods so that could be why, would deff recommend”

    Mrs Kitchen, Rotherham, August 2018

    • “Had a lovely holiday at Striding Edge in White Cross Bay Park. The Lodge was comfortable, homely, well equipped and well looked after by the owners. With White Cross Bay, location in the Park itself is crucial and Striding Edge is very well located, being high up with the verandah facing away from the road, towards the tops of the trees. We took 2 dogs and it was perfect for them, with an enclosed verandah and woods where we could walk them just across from the lodge. There’s a bird feeder on the verandah that attracts a wide variety of small birds. We filled it up and found it very relaxing just sitting watching the birds either from the verandah or through the lodge windows from the sitting room area. There is ample parking and it is a good base from which to enjoy the Lake District, with many attractions nearby. We would definitely book this lodge again. The booking process through Sykes was easy and everything went very smoothly, so we wouldn’t hesitate to book again with Sykes.”

    Mrs Jones, Scarborough, August 2018

    • “Rid , the owner dropped off a new outside table during our stay & was very friendly & helpful. He was really helpful when I had left my kindle after we had left & it was sorted quickly!”

    Miss Gartside, LEEDS, June 2018

    • “This was our first visit to the Lakes and we loved it. The staff at the site were so helpful and friendly. We can’t wait to go back. Thank you”

    Mr Burrows, Rotherham, May 2018

    • “Lodge was so cozy. Bitter cold and snow when we were there but to come back to a lovely warm lodge which had everything you needed in it. Also catered so well for children with games/books/pens etc. So much thought put in by the owners. Would definitely recommend. Unfortunately for us our dog was poorly and couldn't take her and then my granddaughter was poorly so the family couldn't come either. Ended up just myself and my husband and I was so upset things didn't go to plan. We came home Sunday so one day early with them being poorly too. But cannot take anything away from the cottage. Only thing I would mention of the entertainment complex is that its not that big. I wouldn't like to see how busy it would be in school holidays but staff are lovely.”

    Mrs Scott, North Shields, March 2018

    • “We booked that very place last year and did again this year so evidence that we like it”

    Mrs Gordon, Fochabers, June 2017

    • “Needs a little TLC, quite dated. Had everything we needed but a little upgrade would be appreciated. Really enjoyed the bird feeder on the patio. The birds were fascinating Could do with a good clean as quite a few cobwebs about - might be being picky. The sink in the kitchen needs sorting as the draining board drain was blocked and beginning to smell. If we had been there longer we would have sorted. Otherwise we enjoyed our stay. Thanks very much for a great few days.”

    Mrs Shepherd, Wilmslow, June 2018

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Sauna
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi

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The Property

Striding Edge is a stunning lodge in White Cross Bay, Cumbria. The interior décor is high-quality standard with wooden furnishings which coincide with the wooden walls, ceilings, giving the property a woodland feel inside and is one of the best touches. Sit down on the range of plush sofas and put your feet up while you watch the large TV and cosy up in front of the gas fire. With a large dining area with seating for up to six people. The kitchen has many modern fixtures, fittings and appliances, which provide excellent service for making large home cooked meals. Down the hall are three bedrooms: one double, one adult bunk and one twin - perfect for a group of friends looking for a countryside holiday. The bedrooms all have the wooden walls and ceilings, with integrated side and overhead cupboards to house all your personal items. Off-road parking is available for three cars. Outside has a decking area with furniture that overlooks the stunning open countryside - you can't get better views than this! Sit out with a refreshing glass of wine in the afternoon sun and you won't want to leave! Nearby attractions include: Crags Adventures is a small, family run outdoor activity company, with activities such as walking and canyoning, guided rock climbing and scrambling. It is perfect for all types of people, whether it be families with children, couples or a group of friends - even stag and hen parties. There is something for everyone here. Striding Edge is the perfect property for a peaceful and tranquil holiday.


All ground floor. Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x adult bunks, 1 x twin. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Open plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area with gas fire and patio door to decked terrace.


  • Electric heating with gas fire in sitting area
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, shared on-site laundry facilities (coin operated), TV with Freeview and 2 Sky Sports channels, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Large enclosed decked terrace with furniture
  • Shared use of leisure facilities, including indoor heated swimming pool, sauna, Jacuzzi, gym, play park and multi-use games area
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 mins walk
  • Note: Although all ground floor, this property is approached by 5 steps
  • Note: Due to lakeside location, children should be supervised at all times
  • 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
  • Passes cost £15 per stay and one pass is allocated per lodge
  • Note: Due to the location, WiFi can be intermittent
  • Note: No stag/hen, or similar

Regional Information

WHITE CROSS BAY Troutbeck Bridge 0.8 miles; Windermere 2 miles; Bowness 3 miles; Ambleside 3 miles. White Cross Bay holiday park nestles on the shores of Lake Windermere, midway between Windermere and Ambleside, in the Lake District National Park. Consisting of many lodges, it offers a restaurant, pub, shop, entertainment room, amusement arcade, indoor swimming pool with Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room, gym, children's staffed activity centre, marina and outdoor play areas. Lake Windermere, the largest and most popular in the area, boasts a wide range of lakeside activities from walking and cycling to rowing, horse riding, taking a trip on the steam railway, plus lake cruises from Bowness to the pretty village of Ambleside and down to Lakeside, which has a celebrated aquarium. Children will also enjoy The World of Beatrix Potter in Bowness-on-Windermere, where technology brings her characters to life, and Brockhole Lake District Visitor Centre, with its Treetop Trek aerial adventure is a short walk away from the site. With destinations including Coniston Water, Kendal, Keswick and the Lakeland Mountains all within easy reach, this location is perfect for a Lake District holiday at any time of the year.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas