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TwaDogs Lodge Windermere

Certificate of Excellence 2014

from £65 /night help

Excellent 5/5 Score from 23 reviews

Lodge | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome

Twa Dogs Lodge is situated on the Four Star Whitecross Bay resort nestling in woodlands on the shores of Lake Windermere and has its own marina.

It is one of the largest and most luxurious lodges on the park and we are very proud to have been awarded VisitEngland Four Stars and Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2014!.

All cleaning and laundry is provided by ourselves and we work very hard to maintain high standards acknowledged by VisitEngland and Trip Advisor.

Our guests are blown away by the sheer luxury and space and guests comments include 'it's like walking into a four star hotel'.

Master bedroom is super spacious with fabulous ensuite bathroom with freestanding bath. There is additional shower room/w.c..

Second bedroom is also a great size with double bed. Third bedroom is smaller but has modern small double bed (4ft).

We provide FairTrade teas, coffees etc and phosphate free cleaning materials. We use best quality bedding and towels and always strive for the opulent!

Our aim this year is to get our green flag and we are working with NurtureLakeland to achieve this!

We love special occasions and have helped many guests go home with such special memories of the Lake District!

Twa Dogs is perfect for a romantic getaway, fun time with friends or there is something for everyone for a well deserved family break and of course, as the name suggests your four legged friends are also welcome!,

Size Sleeps up to 5, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Morcambe bay
Will consider Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Manchester, Nearest railway: Windermere
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Jacuzzi or hot tub, Sauna, DVD player
Pool Shared indoor pool
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Double beds (3), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 7
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Shared indoor pool, Balcony or terrace, BBQ, Climbing frame, Swing set, Private fishing lake or river
Access Parking
Further details indoors

Three bedroom boutique style lodge with open plan lounge/diner/kitchen. Master bedroom with king size bed, flat screen TV and en-suite with free standing bath, double bedroom with plenty storage. Third bedroom with small double bed. Well equipped kitchen with oven/hob, microwave, full size fridge/freezer, dishwasher. Separate utility area with washing machine and tumble dryer. Phosphate free washer and dishwasher tablets provided.

Decking overlooking stream with gas BBQ and patio furniture seating eight plus extra seating. Linen and towels provided. Dogs stay free.

Complimentary leisure passes available from reception.

Welcome pack include wine, bread, milk, fruit juice, tea, coffee, sugar, salt, pepper and olive oil.

We love special occasions and go the extra mile to make lifetime memories!

Further details outdoors

One minute walk to children's play park, sports courts, bar/restaurant, short stroll to lake.

Entertainment in clubhouse on weekends.

Brand new, state of the art sauna, steam room, hydro spa with complimentary use!!

Further details

Welcome pack and wine on arrival. Linen and towels provided. Pets very welcome free of charge. Parking for two cars.

Free use of leisure suite.

The Lake District

White Cross Bay Leisure Resort is enviably situated in the heart of the Lake District enjoying 60 acres of delightful wooded parkland running down to the shores of Lake Windermere and holds the David Bellamy Gold Award for Conservation.

Surrounded by fells offering beautiful scenery all year round White Cross Bay gives you the perfect opportunity to explore one of the most beautiful parts of England, whether your interests are walking, cycling, sailing, golf, fishing, windsurfing, climbing or bird watching or simply relaxing.

Situated between Windermere and Ambleside you have the opportunity to explore these two nearby vibrant villages where you will find an eclectic mix of shops, bars, restaurants and galleries. For full details of resort visit

The resort has many amenities making sure your holiday is truly memorable.

Resort Facilities

• Boat Launch Facilities and Marina Berths*

• Indoor Heated Swimming Pool

• Sauna

• Gymnasium

• Family Friendly Restaurant and Bar

• Outdoor Children's Play Area

• Beer Garden

• Picnic Area

• Family Lounge Bar

• Indoor Amusements

• Multi Use Games Area (Tennis, Football, Basketball)

• On Site Shop and Off-License

• Launderette

• Takeaway

• Internet Access

• FREE Wi-Fi across the Resort

• Dog walking area



The World of Beatrix Potter Once you have paid your entrance fee, you are shown a short film about the world of Beatrix potter and its history. Here you can experience all of the twenty three Beatrix potter tales; these are brought to life in an indoor recreation of the beautiful lake district. You can experience some of the sights, sounds and even smells, so this is just like stepping into the story book.

The museum is really quite small, to look at but it is packed with big human size models of the Beatrix creations, Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddleduck, Miss Tiggy Winkle and all of the other characters created by the legendary Beatrix Potter.

Brockhole Visitor Centre There are free exhibitions, indoor soft play and creativity space and an adventure playground for children as well as extensive gardens and lakeshore. New for 2012 is aerial woodland adventure Treetop Trek and wildlife experience Predator Park. There are also lots of events and activities from archery to raft-building - check out what's on.

Via Ferrata at Honister Pass It is an amazing journey across the imposing Honister Crag using fixed iron footholds and handholds. You will cross zipwires and climb sheer cliff faces safe in the knowledge you are securely joined to the mountain by a strong safety cable! A truly unforgettable experience.

South Lakes Wild Animal Park Upon entry to the park you will soon realise there is minimal fencing between you and the animals. Limas, emus, pigs, donkeys and kangaroos pretty much roam free. This gives a great feel of being in the zoo rather than just wandering about it. Food is available from the gift shop to feed quite a few of these animals with.

At certain times you can feed the giraffes and penguins by hand and watch the tigers being fed. The tigers are made to climb a 30ft pole for their food.

Muncaster Castle & Gardens Dominating the River Esk, Muncaster has been of strategic importance since Roman times and has been home to the Penningtons since 1208. Historic Haunted Castle, 70 acres of stunning gardens set against the backdrop of the Lake District fells and home to the World Owl Centre with over 200 of these amazing birds. Award winning Muncaster has something for everyone, throughout the year. New for the millennium was the Meadow Vole Maze - where you can imagine being a meadow vole, just two and a half inches tall, living in meadowland, where danger lurks at every turn. In the Meadow Vole Maze the secret world of wildlife makes a wild experience. You may meet Max Meadowvole, who will help you get home safely

Lakes Aquarium The Aquarium of the Lakes takes you on a journey to discover the types of life found in and around the Lakes. It has the UK's largest collection of freshwater fish and a walk underwater along Windermere's re-created lake bed; a look at the amazing diving ducks and a chance meet their mischievous otters and even come face to face with Lakeland's pike. You can also encounter sharks and rays from around the local coast.

The Aquarium's stunning displays follow the fascinating journey of a Lakeland River from it's beginning on the mountaintop to its final destination of Morecambe Bay with the aid of up to date aquarium technology. the Aquarium offers multi-level viewing over two floors and over 30 wonderful displays that feature the vast array of life found in and around the Lake District.

The Aquarium provides an enjoyable and educational experience for all ages.

Townend House Atmospheric farmhouse full of quirky objects and fascinating stories. The Brownes of Townend in the Troutbeck valley were just an ordinary farming family but their home and belongings bring to life more than 400 years of extraordinary stories. As you approach Townend - a traditional stone and slate farmhouse, you'll understand why Beatrix Potter described Troutbeck valley as her favourite.

Once inside, you are welcomed into the farmhouse kitchen with a real fire - burning most days - and a quirky collection of domestic tools. Exploring further, you can marvel at the intricately carved furniture and discover why the collection of books belonging to this farming family is of international importance.

Wray Castle This is not a real castle but a private house built in in the Gothic Revival Style in 1840. It was built for Dr James Dawson, a retired Liverpool surgeon, and is now owned by the National Trust. The house was built using his wife's inheritance from a gin fortune. Apparently she took one look at the house when it was finished, and refused to live in it.

Lakeland Motor Museum The fascinating Lakeland Motor Museum nestles in the picturesque Leven Valley, at Backbarrow, close to the southern tip of Lake Windermere.

A diverse and unique road transpost collection of some 30,000 exhibits assembled over a period of almost 50 years is thoughtfully displayed alongside many non-motoring additions, in fully DDA compliant state-of-the-art premises with a beautiful riverside setting.

This thought provoking and thoroughly enjoyable attraction, with VisitEngland, VAQAS (Visitor Attraction Quality Assurance Scheme) accreditation, provides a perfect, whatever the weather, all year venue certain to entertain and enthral all ages.

Significant investment has been made in all aspects of activity which impact on the quality of the visitor experience to ensure an enduring and positive memory.

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1 Nov 2014


"Happy Holiday"

My family and I visited TwaDogs a couple of weeks back, we had an absolutely fantastic time from the minute we arrived until the minute we left.
The lodge was everything and more a real home from home with all the essentials to get you started. Other words that ring to mind are " "immaculate", "tasteful" , "modern" and "luxuries".
We had the pleasure of meeting the owners, which was brilliant as they were able to give information on local attraction etc and handy travel tips for the journey home.
Whitecross Bay itself was great for our children, the swimming, the park, having a bite to eat in the restaurant as well as spending time down at the marina (we didn't actually adventure out of Whitecross Bay until mid week).
The local area....lots to see and do and I don't think we even covered a quarter of the local attraction and surrounding areas.
Hopefully we will get to return next year to enjoy more of Windermere.

Many thanks for wonderful review. So glad you had an amazing holiday and would love to welcome you back next year.

6 Oct 2014


"Perfect for a short break"

Just home from a fantastic 3 night break in the lake district. Booked twa dogs as it had room for my wife and I, my in-laws and baby daughter. We were all impressed with the standard of the accommodation and general cleanliness as well as the many little extras. The accommodation had everything you could possibly need (even sky sports) and Margaret had kindly left fresh bread and milk and other essentials. Could not fault the place and we all had a great time. Far more room than a hotel. The site was great. Lovely pool and very relaxing. It was a short drive to Ambleside and walking distance to bowNess. we also walked to a restaurant called howbeck of the best restaurants in the region. We will certainly be returning to twa dogs.

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our lodge. We are really glad you had a fantastic and hopefully you will be able to stay with us longer next time.

24 Sep 2014


"Lovely Stay"

We were impressed by the lodge, which was immaculate and well-equipped. I had searched for a dog-friendly place to stay and the lodge and White Cross Bay Resort were just the job! Margaret seemed to… More

Thank you so much for such a wonderful review!! Yes, Whitecross Bay and surrounding area are dog heaven and as a dog owner I understand that if you can take your dog on holiday with you everyone is happy. Would be great to see you back in the future.

17 Sep 2014


"Fantastic Break!"

We stayed at TwaDogs Lodge for 3 nights between 12th and 15th September 2014 and had a terrific time celebraing a 40th Birthday!
The lodge is fantastic and has absoultely everything you need for a hassel free, relaxing break. It's modern and extremly comfortable, spotlessly clean and had a great welcome pack (milk, bread etc). Extra special was the 40th balloon and sparkling wine!
It is situated in easy walking distance from the lake and inbetween Windermere and Ambelside.
We were a party of 4 adults, one child of 11 and two dogs. Pleanty to do for everyone! We will definately be returning and recommending

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our lodge. Delighted you all had a fabulous holiday and we get really excited for special birthdays!! glad you had a good one!! cannot wait to welcome you back in the future.

4 Apr 2014


"Superb accommodation in a wonderful location"

I stayed at the Twadogs lodge with my young family and our dog (my parents also stayed 3nts). This well situated lodge is fully equipped, spacious, clean (actually spotless) and very modern. There is … More

thank you so much for your amazing review. We work so hard to keep standards high and it is fabulous when guests appreciate it! Sounds like you had an amazing week and wish we could take credit for the good weather. would love to welcome you back again.

6 Mar 2014


"Fabulous could not fault it"

Stayed here for 6 nights with my mum, dad and my sister and also the two dogs. We arrived at the lodge at 7.30pm to the lights on and a nice bottle of wine and a lovely welcome pack witch include loca… More

thank you so much for such an amazing review. these reviews are invaluable to guests when choosing their accommodation and mean the world to us.
It was our pleasure to have you as our first guests of the season and we are looking forward to your visit in July to celebrate mum's 50th!!! Mgt x

16 Nov 2013


"Perfect and Peaceful"

The lodge is like stepping into a four star hotel, everything is perfect, well thought out classy and spotless. Margaret and Graham take such care with their lodges that you just won't want to st… More

Thank you so much for a wonderful review. We are delighted that you will be staying with us for New Year!! what a start to 2014!!

21 Oct 2013


"fabulous place to relax !"

This was our second visit this year to Twa was just as fabulous as it was in March !! Margaret is a lovely person to deal with and the lodge is fantastic with everything you need, a real h… More

Thank you so much for reviewing Twa Dogs and so glad you had a lovely chilled weekend!! Can't wait to welcome you next year!

17 Sep 2013


"Superb Home from Home"

Stayed at this lodge to celebrate 60th Birthday, couldn't ask for anything else, welcome pack of bread milk etc, bottle of wine and balloons for the birthday boy, also this is a beautifully appoi… More

So glad the 60th birthday went well and you loved the lodge! would love to see you back again!!

3 Aug 2013


"27th - 30th July (BRILLIANT)!!"

The lodge was gorgeous, loved it! Had everything in it you needed! Cant say a bad mark about it. We were welcomed with wine, bread, tea, coffee, milk etc & 2 balloons for myself and friends birthday! … More

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