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Church View

Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 924624)


Very good

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 10

  • Bedrooms 5

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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32 Customer Reviews

  • "Really big a spacious."

    Had a great hol for husbands 60th with family x 10. Very comfortable home from home. Location excellent just round corner to the beech and Grange over sands worth a visit with other attractions near by. Only set back tumble dryer was rubbish.

    Reviewed by SharonMar 2022

  • "This is our third family holiday at Church View and once again it has been enjoyed by all the family, from the 15 year olds to the nearly eighty year olds."

    The accommodation is clean and well presented and the town location makes it convenient for any shopping, with the added bonus of a nearby (walking distance) railway station. The Lake District is only a short drive away with good road access. The provision of tea, coffee, milk, sugar, and biscuits is very useful upon arrival.

    Reviewed by RoyNov 2021

  • "Bright, clean, spacious, close to local facilities, couldn’t complain at all."

    Reviewed by JayNov 2021

  • "Property is in an excellent location and is generally in good condition."

    There is however damp in numerous locations and a very musty smell in the living room.

    Reviewed by MatthewSep 2021

  • "Very comfortable, roomy accommodation."

    Very well equipped kitchen. Some problem with tv reception - tv not working in en-suite bedroom.

    Reviewed by BarryAug 2021

  • "The location is absolutely fabulous and the Size of the apartment was perfect."

    Beds really comfortable but that's where the good report ends. At the entrance to the property your met with a lot of cigarette ends which doesn't give a good impression. The carpets look like they have not been cleaned in a while. We had to take a drawer out of the freezer because there was such a big build up of ice the door wouldn't shut. The oven was filthy. For a party of 7 we could only find 4 cups. The ensuite bathroom the sink doesn't drain properly and the shower looses all pressure if someone uses water in another part of the house. The patio outside was overgrown and had empty beer bottles in. One of the chairs was broke so that left only 3. Your pictures show a bench that's obviously disappeared. Overall very disappointed with the cleanliness

    Mrs Ostiadel, thank you for your feedback, we were so sorry to hear how you found our lovely property when you arrived. The things you have described are not how Church View is usually as we employ a cleaning and maintenance company who are on call 24/7 for to keep our property in the best condition possible. The issues you encountered are clearly a mortifying oversight on their part which we have raised with them. Their details are in the welcome pack you would have found on your arrival, where we encourage our guests to contact them if they have any problems. Having checked with the booking agent and with the cleaning company, they have confirmed that you did not contact either of them during your stay. Had you done so I can assure you these issues would have been rectified swiftly. We can only apologise for how you found it when you arrived, and hope that you will choose Church View in the future to see it at it's best. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JulieJun 2021

  • "Church view was amazing!"

    !!!!! So perfectly situated for everything in the lake district. The local shops are just perfect!!! We will come back again, no question. Thoroughly recommend. If it is 5 stars, i'd give it 10!!!!!!

    Reviewed by PeterSep 2020

  • "The information pack provided was really great."

    We ate out the whole time so only used the accomodation to sleep in. Very very clean and everything provided that you could possibly need.

    Reviewed by JulieFeb 2020

  • "Lovely place, well equipped lovely and clean, bit noisy of a morning due to delivery’s to the shops nearby, wouldn’t put us off staying there again though, the comordor bar and restaurant was nice good food and prices, not many pubs in the village so make sure you take supplies for the apartment, nice prom with cafe bar to stop for coffee and snacks."

    Reviewed by PaulineDec 2019

  • "Our second visit to Church view."

    Brilliant size accomodation, very spacious for groups. Really comfty beds and great location for quirky shops and a walk along the promenade. Kids and parents both had a great break. We will deffinetly be back a third time.

    Reviewed by AmandaNov 2019

  • "This is an excellent holiday cottage, with plenty of space for a large group, and is well located in the centre of Grange-over-Sands."

    Within walking distance there are two supermarkets as well as a variety of local shops and a number of pubs. The food in the Commodore is very good. The South lakes are within an easy drive and the railway station is only 10 minutes walk away.

    Reviewed by RoyNov 2019

  • "Clean comfortable and situated in a good location for exploring the south lakes"

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2019

  • "The property was large, clean and in a great location but there were few issues, nothing major but could be improved upon; 1) The window in the kitchen woukd not stay open and gets very hot in there, even when not cooking."

    .. we didn't attempt to cook. 2) The shower head in the bathroom on the first floor wouldn't stay up, it would slide down meaning you had to hold the head to use it -- impossible for 2 of our party as they have trouble raising their arms and/ or keeping raised for long periods. 3) The little road into the courtyard to park is quite narrow, and a tight fit for a MPV 7 seater. The shop below also has a sign outside which displays their deals which is always placed in the way of the road into the courtyard, forcing you to get out and moving it... only to get put back later on. Cars also park on the opposite side of the road making it hard to get into the courtyard no matter what direction you use to get into it (we always came from the Tesco Express direction, as it was slightly easier). There are road markers to keep the section clear but is so worn, it's understandable for people not to see it. These are the main issues, it's nothing major, just something to consider. It's still a great property in an amazing location just a few miles from Cartmel and less than 15 to Kendal.

    Reviewed by MargaretAug 2019

  • "Great house so much space."

    Really close to shops ect. Perfect for our family holiday.

    Reviewed by KrstyMay 2019

  • "Had a lovely stay thank you."

    Just some feedback the double bedroom. On the 2nd floor needs some draws and a mirror, we didnt use all the rooms so swapped some furniture round.

    Reviewed by ElaineMay 2019

  • "Fantastic location!"

    Property is centrally located and has everything you need for a perfect break! Great sized property which was ideal for my family of 10 (5 adults, 5 children).

    Reviewed by KarenDec 2018

  • "Comfortable and affordable."

    Had a wonderful day with the family. Plenty of space and a great base to explore the surrounding area.

    Reviewed by ClaireNov 2018

  • "Fantastic home very spacious lovely quiet little village close by."

    Lakeside is a short drive away.

    Reviewed by KellyNov 2018

  • "A delightful home, everything we could have wanted to enjoy our stay."

    The whole of our party loved the house, spacious, clean, warm and inviting, nothing about it was cheap from the bedding and towels to the crockery and cutlery couldn’t ask for anything more. Thank you.

    Reviewed by GillianNov 2018

  • "We found the property to be in a good location, well equipped, clean and comfortable."

    We had a wonderful stay here and would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by NormaOct 2018

  • "In general all was good."

    Being above bargin booze it was pretty noisy first thing in the morning

    Reviewed by JulieAug 2018

  • "The windows in the apartment were very poor, it sounded like the windows were open at night , you could hear every car that passed."

    We were woken up at 06:30 most mornings by the delivery drivers who made no attempt to keep the noise down.

    Reviewed by EricJul 2018

  • "They met all our expectations and we loved the facilities in the house which had everything you would want in a home and more."

    When we called house keeping they can quickly and helped us.

    Reviewed by BelindaJun 2018

  • "The house is beautiful, very clean and tastefully furnished."

    It's proximity to amenities is excellent however this was also a downside. Deliveries for the local small supermarkets, and the bargain booze the house is located above, started around 6.45am on both Saturday & Sunday . This wasn't a much of an issue for those who slept on the top floor but for the unfortunate ones on the first floor it meant very two very early starts to the day. The beds were comfortable and the kitchen had everything you would need for a holiday. With 10 adults staying it would have been nice to have 3rd shower over the bath possibly. We had a wonderful stay, spending time in both Grange and making the walk over the hill to Cartmel. We will definitely return to the area.

    Reviewed by JoanneMay 2018

  • "Church View is situated in the Center of a traditional shopping street in the seaside town of Grange over Sands."

    Easily reached by rail, bus and private car (parking for two on site.) this town is a delight. The house is roomy, light, comfy and has a calming ambience. The jacuzzi bath is a must after a day on Hampsfell and over into Cartmel Village. Holker Hall and gardens are a sheer delight and a day out in itself. A day on Windermere sailing to Ambleside on the steamer is easily doable too. After a good nights sleep, an awakening power shower, we sat around the table having fresh bread and award winning local breakfast produce whilst deciding the delicious evening menu and easily sourcing the local products from the shops across the road. Or tasty fish and chips from the chippy. After a day in the fresh air and a tasty pub lunch we enjoy a delicious meal around the dining table in the well equipped kitchen,after a jacuzzi bath, choosing our next excursion before retiring to the comfy lounge for a few drinks a good few laughs and a chat. A perfect place for a reunion of friends and family, Church View is a well equipped, comfy home . We will return.

    Reviewed by ElaineMar 2018

  • "Lovely house in excellent location."

    Lots of space and very comfortable. Everything we needed was either in the house or on the doorstep. Great value for money and we would like to return next year.

    Reviewed by KatharinaFeb 2018

  • "A great holiday and extremely good value for money."

    Thank you

    Reviewed by KatieJun 2017

  • "Beautiful cosy house perfect location."

    House had all we needed and more. Defiantly recommend it and stay again

    Reviewed by AmandaMar 2017

  • "Fantastic few days in Chirch view."

    Perfect for group breaks, with a brilliant little town right on the door step!

    Reviewed by AlistairFeb 2017

  • "Absolutely fantastic we were a party of 10 with 6 adults and 4 children ..."

    Absolutely fantastic we were a party of 10 with 6 adults and 4 children everybody loved everything about the cottage from the location and lay out of rooms to the jacuzzi bath would highly recommend this property would definitely book again

    Reviewed by ClaireDec 2016

  • "Lovely apartment, great location."

    Christmas decorations were a lovely touch!

    Reviewed by MarieDec 2016

  • "My only wish is that I'd thought to ask if we could check out after 10am on the Sunday."

    Sorting kids out can be tricky at the best of times, but one of our party was poorly over night. You did your best when I called on the day to sort this out, but you were unable to get hold of the owner. When you're only staying 2 nights, 10am is very early. I know this is pretty standard for holiday lets.

    Reviewed by SallyNov 2016

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  • Over first and second floors
  • 5 bedrooms: 1 x second floor super king with sofa bed and en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x first floor double, 1 x second floor double, 1 x single, 1 x second floor single
  • Bathroom with Jacuzzi bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Second floor bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • First floor kitchen with dining area
  • First floor utility
  • First floor sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 4 x TVs (three with FreeSat, one with Freeview), DVD, Blu-ray, 2 x iPod dock, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot (no cot mattress or bedding supplied) and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars only in designated parking bays, other cars would need to use the public car park nearby
  • Private lockable bike storage
  • Enclosed patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop, pub and town amenities less than 1 min walk
  • Note: Six steps leading up to the property, and steps leading down to the patio and bike storage
  • Note: This cottage is located above a convenience store/off-licence
  • Note: Please bring own cot mattress and cot bedding for the travel cot.

The property

This outstanding accommodation is set over two floors, beneficially located above a convenience store, in the heart of the elegant Edwardian town of Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria.

This superb cottage is the perfect base for families and friends who wish to spend time together in luxurious accommodation in this popular location.

With excellent styling and furnishings throughout, this cottage has spacious rooms, all of which have been carefully presented to ensure your stay is perfect.

On the first floor, there is a large, spacious kitchen diner with an incredibly comfortable sitting room boasting a woodburning stove, FreeSat TV and Blu-ray player, along with a utility room.

Also on the first floor is a double bedroom with FreeSat TV and a single bedroom, together with a superb family bathroom featuring a spectacular Jacuzzi bath, underfloor heating and a lakeland slate-tiled floor.

On the second floor there are three bedrooms, including the master bedroom boasting an en-suite shower room, a TV and a double sofa bed, plus an additional bathroom.

Outside is a secluded, enclosed southwest-facing patio area, together with secure, covered bike storage.

There are excellent amenities on the doorstep, with specialist food shops including a bakery and butcher selling award-winning pies.

Being so close to the beautiful Lake District, why not drive over to Newby Bridge and Lakeside to hop on board the Windermere Steamer and travel up to Bowness-on-Windermere and Ambleside?

The Aquarium at Lakeside and the steam railway will keep the younger guests entertained.

Alternatively, pop over to Cartmel to visit the Priory, enjoy one of the excellent pubs or dine in style at the famous L’Enclume restaurant.

This superb cottage in Grange-over-Sands makes an ideal base for exploring this wonderful part of Cumbria and the Lake District.

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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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