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Rockwood House

Grange-Over-Sands, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1025728)



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  • Sleeps 14

  • Bedrooms 7

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Sauna
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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10 Customer Reviews

  • "This is a beautiful, big house full of light."

    However, the owner seems to penny pinch at every turn, really impacting on the quality of the stay. All the mattresses are cheap, thin and uncomfortable. We paid almost £3k for a week, and were not given a single, solitary spare loo roll. All the soap dispensers were empty. Diswashing supplies lasted half the week. Many things did not work, the microwave did not heat, the extraction fan in the top floor shower was broken. Finally, it felt like no one had thought about actually living in the home, no towel rails or hoops, a bare minimum of sauce pans to cook with, not a single tray despite a fair distance from kitchen to dining room. Could be so much better with only a small investment of time and care.

    Rockwood is a lovely spot but I’m sorry to hear there were some issues with your stay, we’ll pass on your comments to the cleaning company regarding the lack of supplies to get you started on your self catering holiday, this shouldn’t be happening. The microwave is new this year so that is disappointing that it isn’t working correctly. We provide a number for our maintenance company at the property who could have resolved this (and the fan issue) for you in the same day. We’ll also check to see if the trays have gone missing or misplaced in a cupboard too! Thanks again for the feedback - it’s just a shame we didn’t hear about it during your stay, we could’ve resolve things for you straight away Property Owner

    Reviewed by CharlesJul 2022

  • "Rockwood is a beautiful house in a lovely setting with fabulous views over Morecambe Bay."

    However the furnishing was not what I would expect from an expensive luxury holiday rental. For the price I would not expect threadbare furniture. The electrics in the house were of concern. Bulbs failed and flipped the fuse on several occasions, the main bathroom.s one working bulb( in a chandelier of 5) failed on day 2.The shower room light on the !st floor never worked. The sockets caused further fuse failures eventually causing the alarm to sound distressing for the children.Personally I did not anticipate spending my holiday dealing with fuse boxes in the middle of the nightWe felt unable to use the electric sauna as we hd no trust in the electrics.. A teapot with mouldy teabags in is not the greeting Id expect for the price paid. Whilst these may seem minor things the property had obviously not been properly checked. Working lightbulbs are hardly a luxury in the 21st century.The spare bulb under the sink did not fit any light fittings. Spare blankets and towels, extra tea towels(2 for 14 peopleis hardly adequate), should be available in a property of this size and price.Most of these issues should have been resolved prior to our holiday and would have made a good holiday much more relaxing.

    We’re glad you had a good holiday at Rockwood, it really is a beautiful spot. We’re sorry to hear that you had some issues with the electrics during your stay; we’ve passed on your comments to the cleaning & maintenance company to make sure they are resolved for future guests (including the replacement of the settee with the worn patch of fabric). Best wishes from us and hope you stay with us again in the future Property Owner

    Reviewed by AndrewMay 2022

  • "The house was very clean and tidy and situated in a lovely spot overlooking the bay."

    That said, the bed in the front bedroom was very noisy, to the point that every time you moved it woke you up. I appreciate that you wouldn't want to put expensive furniture in a rental house, but I do think the house would benefit from a couple of comfy sofas.

    Thank you for the feedback and glad you enjoyed your stay. The house really is in a beautiful spot. We’ve replaced the squeaky bed! Property Owner

    Reviewed by LynnMar 2022

  • "A gorgeous Victorian house plenty of room for the 12 of us."

    Plenty to do - games to play, books to read, games room and cinema room. Grange over Sands is a beautiful resort and was made more magical as it snowed whilst we were there. We were very lucky not to be affected by storm Arwen as most of the town was without power for the whole of our stay. Only slight issues were that some of the radiators didn’t work and the windows were quite draughty in some of the rooms. All in all a lovely house in a great location.

    Great to hear you had a lovely stay! We are replacing all of the windows in early January so it will be even more snug for next winter so it would be great to see you again Property Owner

    Reviewed by DebraNov 2021

  • "Lovely house, real family vibe."

    We did have a few issues with the plumbing but they were sorted very quickly when we called them in. Overall, a lovely place for big family gathering

    Reviewed by KateOct 2021

  • "We arrived for 17."

    00 entry but we were not able to gain access due to cleaning still in progress when we were finally allowed to enter the wooden floors were still soaking wet from the cleaner mopping them last before we entered the house itself was fine but needing a lot of attention fresh paint in some rooms,new beds as two beds being held together with duck tape another shower on the first floor is a must , the sauna is outdated and takes forever to heat up ,the cushions for patio furniture are needing deep cleaned as well as carpet in TV room the second floor is very cramped for space in all areas ,some of the windows need attention, apart from these issues the house is fine with stunning views in the font garden,very peaceful location, also ideally placed for visiting surrounding areas

    Reviewed by DonaldSep 2021

  • "The property is misadvertised as 5 star."

    It's probably 3+ star in truth - more shabby chic than high end. But that's not to say it's not a great house. It's in a great location and provided masses of space indoors for our party of 8 adults and 6 young children. It's very robust, ideal for our needs. The bedrooms lacked storage - a simple chest of drawers would be helpful in each room. We had to live out of suitcases. The garden is pretty overgrown and in need of serious attention. It makes the house appear neglected on first sight, even though it's not when you get inside. P.S. the piano needs tuning!

    Reviewed by JeanneJul 2021

  • "Overall a very nice property."

    Beautiful garden with a lovely view. There were a few cut corners eg. very limited cleaning supplies for a 6 night stay. We had to buy washing power/ cleaning spray/ kitchen paper/ toilet paper etc, which is disappointing given the premium price charged for the accommodation.

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2021

  • "We were a group of 10 adults and 4 children and found the house just beautiful with plenty of space for all."

    It was a great location and well situated for A short walk to the village and promenade. The owner kindly allowed us an earlier check in due to personal circumstances which was most helpful To our party. The property had all the basic necessities in the kitchen. Views were lovely, pretty garden and some comfy seating on the patio. Be wary of smaller children near the edge as there is a steep drop to the road. The cinema room was great for the younger ones And had Netflix, prime etc. Games room upstairs got used a lot too. We had a wonderful stay and will hopefully return at some point in the near future.

    Reviewed by DelbarSep 2020

  • "We were a party of 8 adults/5 children/1 dog visiting Rockwood House over Aug bank holiday week."

    The house is ideal for large parties with great space for socialising and is in an ideal position to visit the many attractions of the Lake District. It has wonderful views of the River Kent estuary and Morecambe bay--fabulous sunrise views. There were however some drawbacks which with a little attention would improve the experience:- The kitchen needs more equipment--a larger microwave oven...various sizes of microwaveable dishes..serving spoons etc. What was supplied was of a basic nature, some of the glassware was of poor quality and broke in the dishwasher. Attention to details on cleaning could be better... the Dyson cleaner was blocked and hadn't been emptied for a good while and even when emptied it wasn't brilliant. The top of the fridge/freezer hadn't been cleaned for weeks, but in general the house/bedding/towels etc were fine. The large tv was almost unusable, with no terrestrial stations and just some random internet channels which took an age to load...we had to use our own laptop thru' the tv to stream netflix, amazon, sky etc. The dvd player worked fine. The velux window blinds in the top floor bedroom are unusable and need replacing. The garden was a good area for sitting and for the children to play in, but beware of the unguarded drop onto the pavement in one section. Regular maintenance of the garden would improve the outlook. We didn't let the drawbacks detract from what we all thought was a great holiday!!

    Reviewed by RichardAug 2020

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  • Seven bedrooms: 5 x king-size double (one with en-suite electric sauna room), 2 x second-floor twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower tap, basin and WC
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Second-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room
  • Second-floor sitting room
  • Cinema room
  • Dining room with grand piano
  • Utility
  • Study
  • Electric range cooker and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 4 cars
  • Lawned garden with seating area
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.3 miles

The property

Set in an elevated position with views overlooking the bay in the popular town of Grange-over-Sands, is this magnificent Victorian property, Rockwood House.

Hosting seven beautifully furnished bedrooms, this cottage has plenty of space for all the family to experience a memorable trip to the Lake District.

Entering into this grand home, you will step into the entrance hall with beautiful lead and stained glass windows, before continuing on inside.

Discover the large sitting room where everyone can gather to share the stories of their holiday so far.

Spend a relaxing evening around the grand piano or alternatively, the cinema room is the perfect place to cuddle up on the sofa and enjoy a family film on the large, wall-mounted TV.

Look forward to preparing delicious feasts in the stunning kitchen, complete with bespoke units and solid wood worktops, plus a granite island worktop and double butler sink.

Head to the first floor to discover five well-presented bedrooms, including the master bedroom with king-size double bed, dressing room attached and en-suite electric sauna room so you can enjoy a steamy detox at the end of your day.

Choose from four king-size doubles to suit your preference, each of which are individually furnished with vibrant colours and fittings.

The second floor hosts two twin bedrooms and a games room with table tennis and a pool table – ideal for keeping the younger ones occupied.

The outside are well-maintained gardens and grounds which include gravelled pathways, rockeries with plants and shrubs, landscaped gardens with a lawn and a greenhouse and storage shed.

Grange-over-Sands is a gentle stroll away and hosts a selection of specialist food shops so you can stock up for a picnic and enjoy a walk along the shore or take the train across the viaduct to Arnside.

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 and Ambleside?

This superb getaway promises a holiday filled with adventure for the entire family.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £300.

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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, Sizergh Castle, a National Trust medieval house and gardens, and Conishead Priory, a Gothic revival country house. 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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Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Christmas