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Yewbarrow Cottage

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Grange-Over-Sands, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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20 Customer Reviews

  • "Warm welcoming and cosy,perfect location for the village,great dog walking area"

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Aug 2023

  • "Great cottage, only draw back was the kitchen which was not to the same standard as the rest of the house."

    As a family we enjoy cooking and found the layout difficult, maybe an upgrade should be considered. But that was a minor issue really. I could have spent hours in the conservatory just marvelling at the seascape. The lounge and bedrooms were beautifully appointed and made for a great stay. The location to town was a big plus as it meant we had car free days. Also Grange over Sands is a great little town but don't expect a beach. Windermere is not too far in the car, Bowness is a great day out, Cartmel also is just down the road, so lots within reach making this house a great base. On the whole we would definitely recommend this house to friends. Our dog, Finley, was safely secure in the gardens which was also a big plus because it meant we didn't have to put him on the lead every time he went outside. The owners provide birdfeed for the gardens which was great and meant we could watch the local birdlife from conservatory, nice touch, thank you!

    Reviewed by Rebecca3.8Jun 2023

  • "We had a fantastic week at Yewbarrow Cottage."

    It is a lovely house. We enjoyed eating in the conservatory and spending time in the garden. The bedrooms are very comfortable and we all slept very well. It is in a very tranquil part, so peaceful and relaxing. We were also impressed with the mod cons - Netflix, DAB radio, a very nice kitchen and the kind of shower I dream about. All in all, a superb holiday accomodation - we will be back.

    Reviewed by Daniel4.7May 2023

  • "Lovely quirky cottage."

    All mod cons including Netflix and Prime. Had a lovely midweek break with friends. Would definitely recommend had a lovely time

    Reviewed by June5.0Dec 2022

  • "Lovely property with excellent facilities and prime location close to local amenities."

    Very clean throughout and comfortable beds. The open fireplace was an attractive feature especially at this time of year! Thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of our stay.

    Reviewed by David5.0Nov 2022

  • "When we first arrived, the entrance to the driveway was tight for the size of car we have - this was more of a problem when reversing back down the drive - especially in the dark."

    Side motion lights on the lower walls of the driveway would be a great help - as would a white line opposite the entrance to stop people parking there, enabling an easier turn on the road, the street lights are poor & the telegraph pole at the bottom doesn’t help at all as you can barely see it at night. The drop off the drive on the offside if you don’t drive back into the neighbours area near the garage to straighten up is quite substantial. The glass panelled doors don’t all open fully on the inner walls & most open up onto a radiator (front room) or side unit (back door) resulting in a nervous reverberation as they swing open. The beds are VERY soft, if you like support in your mattress, this isn’t the place for you. My room was set as a twin, not the zip link double expected & mentioned. My main concern & complaint though is the kitchen. As a chef, it doesn’t really flow well, although that’s a personal thing. The lack of lighting towards the back door is an issue at night as it’s very gloomy, but the dangerous thing & 1 that REALLY needs addressing ASAP is the location of the microwave. It’s not on the left as in the pictures shown, it’s been mounted (and this is very concerning & an accident waiting to happen) above a hot plate & solid top above the range - on a metal bracket & shelf around 4.5 - 5ft in the air on the wall. You have to lean over the range to reach it. The metal base protrudes from under the microwave around 3inches & is at the perfect height to burn your forearms whilst removing whatever you’ve heated up (at approx head height for me & too high for my parent & sister) thus potentially scalding yourself & others around you as the shock of the burn from the metal makes you jump back in pain, should you use either of the hot plates / solid top or even top oven situated directly under it - this surely hasn’t been safety checked correctly. We enjoyed the stay in Grange as the location was great - however, we won’t be retuning to this property due to the above issues.

    I am sorry you did not enjoy your stay at Yewbarrow Cottage. I have to say your review, and particularly your score, has left me both surprised and disappointed. Surprised - because your 38 is so much out of sync with other Yewbarrow reviews over the last year. Our four most recent guests have rated us 94, 100, 84 and 100. Our overall average was 94 from 28 reviews. We are disappointed because we have tried very very hard to make Yewbarrow a comfortable and enjoyable place for our guests. Of course I will look at the aspects you have mentioned because responding to constructive feedback is the route to improvement. I will not be changing the beds, however, as these have proved to be the single most praised and popular part of our guests stay at Yewbarrow. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sandra1.9Nov 2022

  • "Such a comfortable place to stay every you could wish for Plenty of room for 4 adults and an excellent location"

    Reviewed by Karen4.7Oct 2022

  • "Overall excellent comfortable property."

    Very generous with kitchen and dining equipment. For us a dishwasher would have been the icing on the cake, but appreciate the space restriction.

    Reviewed by Dave5.0Sep 2022

  • "Glorious views, comfy beds, seats not so much, good kitchen."

    Walk up the road from town not for people with mobility problems but good exercise. Overall a thoroughly enjoyable and relaxing week in a very pleasant environment.

    Reviewed by Alan4.4Sep 2022

  • "Lovely home, good quality bedding Enjoyed our stay, good quality bedding & towels."

    Outside space was great as the weather was kind to us. Bit stressful parking the car on the drive as cars were parked on the lane directly opposite the entrance and used the drive to turn around which started our bulldog barking. For future maybe put a sign up, not a major problem but very annoying. All in all we would definitely stay again and we would highly recommend Yewbarrow Cottage.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Aug 2022

  • "The cottage itself is absolutely beautiful with all the facilities and amenities needed."

    The bedding was very clean and comfortable. There are splendid views from the dining room, and lots of different eating areas. The only constructive criticism I have is that there was alot of pet hair on the sofas in the living room and conservatory. I don't have any pets myself so it did get a bit annoying having to take all the pet hair out of our clothes everytime we used the sofas. Otherwise I have no complaints at all. Would highly recommend to friends and family and come again If I ever visited Lake District again.

    Reviewed by Halima4.7Aug 2022

  • "In a good location within easy reach of the town and its facilities though quite an uphill pull back, particularly after a meal in town!"

    Good facilities within the cottage for two separate couples/families especially the delightful conservatory where we spent most of our evenings and had breakfast each day. Overall very pleased with the accommodation, though the water temperature in the downstairs shower took some balancing at first. Good parking for two (or maybe even 3) cars and safe enclosed garden for our dog. Overall a great holiday (2 couples plus the dog).

    Reviewed by Colin4.4Jun 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in good location for accessing facilities in Grange and local beauty spots."

    Beautiful views. Enjoyed watching the birds in the front garden. Very nicely furnished and clean.

    Reviewed by R4.7Apr 2022

  • "Yewbarrow Cottage is a beautiful cottage with amazing view."

    Very comfortable with quality bedding & very comfortable bed's. The kitchen is fully equipped with every thing you need to cook a excellent meal after a day walking. The cottage is exceptionally clean and very welcoming. The owner has gone to a great effort to make their holiday home very comfortable, welcoming and home from home, there is even plenty of games provided for those wet days. The open fire is excellent on cold evenings. The conservatory offers excellent view over the bay & is great for bird watching. We would definitely stay again and we would recommend it to all our friends & family.

    Reviewed by M5.0Mar 2022

  • "Yewbarrow cottage was a lovely house in a prime location close to all the amenities."

    The house was very clean and had all the utilities needed for our long weekend away. I can imagine it would be beautiful in the summer with the wonderful views across the coast. Would definitely recommend this as a place to stay.

    Reviewed by Christine4.1Dec 2021

  • "This is a lovely cottage in a great village."

    In winter the fire makes for very cosy evenings. In summer the outdoor areas will make it a wonderful place to stay with BBQ area and great views. The cottage is very comfortable and has all the necessary equipment to make it a perfect and comfortable place to stay.

    Reviewed by Geoff5.0Dec 2021

  • "Great location, cleanliness not up to Sykes usual high standards."

    Reviewed by Jane2.5Nov 2021

  • "Very comfortable and extremely well equipped holiday cottage they seem to have thought of everything to make a home from home We had a lovely stay despite disappointing weather , which wasn’t a surprise for the time of the year but this didn’t stop us getting out and about enjoying the area."

    Would definitely stay again

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.7Nov 2021

  • "The cottage is a beautiful cottage with entrance of space a fully equipped kitchen and stunning views from both front of the cottage and the rear terrace."

    However I was bety disappointed in the cleanliness of the property especially in the current climate. I presumed that the late check in and early check out were so that the cleaners could co.e in and thoroughly clean the place, I doubt this happened before our stay. Having said that that was the only negative.

    Reviewed by Lorraine3.8Sep 2021

  • "Absolutely wonderful stay in a cosy house in a beautiful little town."

    Couldn’t fault it.

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Aug 2021

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size bed, (zip/link, can be twins on request), 1 x double, 1 x ground-floor king size. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Ground-floor shower room/utility with walk-in shower, basin and WC.Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with open fire. Conservatory/diner.
  • Gas central heating plus open fire.Range cooker with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, Smart TV and WiFi
  • Note: Externally there are four steps leading to the front of the property however there is level access to the rear for those with mobility issues
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent plus starter pack for open fire
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and high chair available
  • Off-road parking for three cars
  • Large rear elevated garden seating area with table and chairs, and small front garden area with bistro table and chairs
  • Secure locked back yard area for bikes and outdoor equipment
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.2 miles
  • The promenade and facilities of Grange are a four-minute walk away, either walk down through the woods opposite the cottage or follow the road downhill for 300 metres to the centre of town
  • The village of Cartmel with its racecourse, fine dining, excellent pubs and quirky shops is a 5-minute drive away or, if you are feeling energetic, a 45 minute walk over Hampsfell Hill
  • Grange over Sands railway station is a 5 minute walk away (through the woods) or 8 minutes along the road, the train goes round the bay to Arnside, Morecambe and Lancaster, trains from Euston station can reach Grange in under 3 hours with one change at Lancaster.

The property

Elevated above Grange-Over-Sands and taking in unfettered views across the bustling Cumbrian town and beyond to Morecambe Bay is Yewbarrow Cottage.This semi-detached retreat offers an exceptional self-catering experience to one of the most sought after locations within the area, with both the Lake District fells, the village of Cartmel and Morecambe Bay within striking distance; this is a real find for families, friends and those alike.

This Edwardian cottage is quirky, cosy and comfortable and very well equipped. Spy the sea before heading inside and into the sitting room, the open fire set within a handmade brick reveal gives an immediate sense of the character of this property.

Light up the fire and flick on the Smart TV to unwind for the evening, alternatively, perch at the window seat to admire the views further with a tea in hand.

A range of quality games are also available for your entertainment. From here,merge into the traditional, well equipped kitchen with a feature Rangemaster cooker and Swan fridge freezer.The kitchen has quality crockery and utensils for you every catering need.

There is even a wine fridge to keep your drinks chilled. There is a small table in the kitchen for breakfast and snacks or you may prefer to take your meals into the conservatory, where table and chairs offer a dining arrangement for six with stunning sea views.

Completing the ground floor is a double bedroom and a shower room, ideal for those who find stairs a little challenging. The first floor landing of the property grants access to two further bedrooms, the master suite with amazing sea views is notable for its super-king-size bed with zip/link features to convert into two singles if requested, whilst the final bedroom offers another double bed with quality linens and plush pillows. To the exterior at Yewbarrow Cottage, you have a choice of the rear garden deck (accessed via steps) with space for alfresco dining, or you could spend a sunny afternoon to the front where the views continue to captivate. The cottage has a handy spacious, tiled, reception hall space ideal to kick off muddy boots, hang coats and store equipment. Stroll downhill into the centre of town where you will find a good range of amenities, including great pubs, restaurants and cafés, in addition to shops for picking up the essentials. Look forward to exploring the elegant Grange-over-Sands Promenade before paying a visit to the Ornamental Gardens, where you can enjoy a picnic amidst a wide variety of plants, shrubs and trees, bliss! For those feeling active, practice your swing at one of the two golf courses nearby, Grange-over-Sands Golf Club and Grange Fell Golf Club and North Lonsdale Tennis Club at the end of the prom - rackets and balls to use at the cottage. A walk up to Hampsfell Hospice from Yewbarrow is a must.

This walker’s refuge affords one of the most stunning views in the Lake District. Take a 5 minute drive to Cartmel (2 miles away) and visit the races, treat yourself to a meal at one of the fine restaurants or welcoming pubs or cafes or simply spend an afternoon meandering around the quirky shops.

Cartmel Priory is a must too! Brush up on the local history with a visit to Holker Hall & Gardens set amongst 200-acres of gardens or hop on board the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway for a scenic journey amidst the Lake District countryside. Those with children can take the car or short, fun train ride out to the Arnside & Silverdale AONB, where you will find a sandy beach, as well as easy walking trails with opportunities to spot wildflowers, birds and butterflies.

Avid ramblers can don their walking boots can head for the national park, where they will be spoilt for choice by the selection of mountains to climb, including Gummer's How, Whitbarrow - Lord's Seat, The Old Man of Coniston and the slightly further afield find of Scafell Pike. Lake Windermere is also within striking distance, where you will find great attractions and activities for the entire group to enjoy.

Fell Foot at the southern end of the lake is only a 12 minute drive away.

Bowness, a further 10 minutes. With all of this and much more, secure your stay at Yewbarrow Cottage and look forward to a wonderful holiday in Cumbria.

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About the location


Cartmel 2 miles; Lake Windermere 8 miles; Kendal 10 miles.

The charming Edwardian resort of Grange-over-Sands is set between the Lake District fells and Morecambe Bay and offers one of the mildest climates in the north of England. Formerly a small fishing village, the introduction of the Furness Railway transformed Grange-over-Sands into a fashionable Edwardian resort. Today, the town has much to offer the visitor including a traffic-free promenade, delightful ornamental gardens, golf courses, brass band concerts and excellent bird watching. Just a short drive away are Lake Windermere (8 miles), the villages of Bowness-on-Windermere and Hawkshead, which still retain the charm and character that has endeared them to so many, and the home of sticky toffee pudding, Cartmel, with its famous racecourse and the L’Enclume restaurant, which has been voted the 4th best restaurant in the UK. Other attractions in the area include Levens Hall, with its Elizabethan Hall and world famous topiary gardens, Holker Hall, Furness Abbey, Sizergh Castle, a National Trust medieval house and gardens, and Conishead Priory, a Gothic revival country house. There is also the 25 mile Cistercian Way which starts at Grange over Sands. Set amidst the southern lakes, the attractive town of Grange-over-Sands makes a superb base from which to enjoy the whole of this magical area.

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