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The Lookout

Grange-Over-Sands, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 996229)

4.7

Excellent

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 10

  • Bedrooms 5

  • Bathrooms 4

  • Pets Yes

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Features

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

Reviews & Ratings

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26 Customer Reviews

  • "Some of the windows would not open."

    Not great on warm evenings. Velux blind broken in one of the bedrooms. Was told one was on order but would take three weeks. As it was light at 4.30am, difficult for the children to sleep, as incredibly light from the attic window. Welcome box was a lovely addition.

    Reviewed by AlanMay 2022

  • "The most stunning property."

    X2 families, 4 kids ages 10-6 Quite location overlooking Morecambe Bay. Large sturdy Victorian house. High end bedding, pillows, blinds, showers/bath. Thoughtful interiors TVs in every room. Lots of DVDs, games, books Yummy local welcome box on arrival. Thank you, so so kind! Clean, fresh, chilled vibe property. Parking x1 car, sometimes tricky to get out of space with residents cars parked along bushes. Top floor Single pink back bedroom Front twin with beautiful views Front twin Large beautiful bath + shower room Middle floor Large front bedroom - watch the sunrise (Single beds together) very comfortable Large garden bedroom (Single beds together) perhaps new mattresses needed? After a week felt uncomfortable + single bed 3 bathrooms, 2 shower rooms + 1 loo Ground floor Large living / dining room - views! Utility room - perhaps washing machine upgrade needed Small back kitchen - larger fridge needed for 2 families staying in property (careful don’t order a large online shop!) New (more) oven trays needed Large measure jug needed Minor details - (we did a Sunday roast) Perhaps hoover upgrades, with 4 young kids we hoovered most days, hoovers very dusty, old, full and needed emptying - again minor detail Amazing local pub with parking (try the local Gin!) Great shops, the pie shop is lush! Vanilla beauty for nails/massage The Grange Hotel for afternoon tea, swimming/sauna (kids loved the pool) Netherwood hotel for garden drinks in the sun, thermal spa Lots of great walks on doorstep Absolutely stunning area! Could not fault. Blackpool 1hr away, kids loved! Tempted to rebook for 2023! Thank you for having us, we have fallen in love with the area. Your house is just an amazing tranquil retreat. Wishing you a happy 2022!

    Reviewed by LornaApr 2022

  • "Excellent holiday home, perfect location, lots of space for a large family."

    Kitchen well stocked. Very clean. Beds very comfortable too. Was a fantastic holiday, would highly recommend!

    Reviewed by StaceyApr 2022

  • "We had a lovely week at this super property very clean and comfortable, just as good as when we came 2 years ago."

    Tim and Julie the owners were very helpful, telephoning us to inform us of a severe storm the previous weekend. Also provided a lovely welcome pack. Would recomend this property. Some of information provided by Sykes needs updating as the owners provided more than stated.

    Reviewed by DouglasNov 2021

  • "Had a great week staying at The Lookout."

    We had everything we needed for a group of 10 staying, the house was warm, the beds were comfortable and living & dining rooms had ample space for 10 of us. The only slight issue was the fridge, being an under counter fridge we had limited storage. Shame the owners didn’t put in an outside fridge or even an additional drinks fridge in the dining room. Parking was fine for one car outside the house and we parked the other cars down from the pub and bought a weekly ticket. The garden area wasn’t really useable as it only had 4 chairs and the artificial grass was water logged but we just went to the pub and sat in their beer garden. It was a perfect base for us to get out and about and would definitely recommend The Lookout.

    Reviewed by LyndsayOct 2021

  • "I’ll start with the minor negatives first, the fridge door shelves need repairing and the outside heater and lighting wouldn’t work."

    The outside is just a small courtyard so wouldn’t get the sun. Parking is very difficult due to lack of space. The property is very big and has a lovely view over the bay, great for ‘twitchers’ like me. Plenty of room for large parties, huge bedrooms and beds! High standard of fixtures and fittings, nicely decorated. Location is great as the pub and shops are 2 mins walk away. And travel to the Lakes easy. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by VanessaSep 2021

  • "Only that I think if the family car was a 4x4 it might prove a challenge to access the property!"

    Reviewed by StevenSep 2021

  • "The lookout was a fantastic place to stay it was ideal for our family had everything you could need beautiful house with unforgettable views already booked for next year."

    Reviewed by DorothyAug 2021

  • "Entrance steps need a handrail urgently."

    I fell down them and need hospital treatment. Am now black and blue and suffering still

    Reviewed by MaryAug 2021

  • "A lovely property with plenty of space for our party of 10 people."

    Well equipped with fantastic views over the bay and within a short walk of the town, restaurants and local facilities. Also within 30 minutes of Windermere, Kendal and other major attractions. We had a fantastic week and would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by TimJul 2021

  • "Had a great holiday!"

    The cottage was excellent, big enough for our rabble, and lovely and cosy. Great location for exploring the area. Really liked Grange over sands to wander around too. Highly recommend the lookout for a big group.

    Reviewed by HelenJul 2021

  • "The rooms where very dirty as there was many insects which was a real putt off."

    Every corner had some spider webs and the place wasn’t nice at all. Cottage had every utensils and was spacious. Just the insects

    Reviewed by MursalinJul 2021

  • "Absolutely amazing place."

    .. and spotless too! would definite revisit and rebook! recommend to all!

    Reviewed by AminJun 2021

  • "Lovely food parcel on arrival Immaculately clean"

    Reviewed by StevenApr 2021

  • "Booked at short notice as we had to alter plans due to Covid restrictions."

    Great house, which is deceptively large, as only 2 of us staying we didn’t even need to access the third floor. All was as described. Used as base for travelling into The Lakes and Yorkshire Dales. Enjoyed morning and evening walks with dog along the Promenade. House was very warm, bed comfy. WiFi was adequate. Sunrise and sunset views across the estuary were stunning. We were very lucky with the September weather. Local curry house only a 2 minute walk away and food was freshly prepared and tasty. Also ate at The Pheasant, Allithwaite which is a 5 minute drive away, which was very good. All in all, An excellent, well located house. Would highly recommend

    Reviewed by CaroleSep 2020

  • "An ideal base for exploring the lakes with lovely views across the bay made better with the beautiful sunrise each morning."

    Garden a little limited being artificial grass and shaded due to surrounding properties But was as described Kitchen to dining room down some stairs not ideal if you are catering for a full house but as there were only two of us and we mainly dined out was not an issue Plenty of exercise with the number of stairs if there were elderly or very young children

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2020

  • "Washing machine or tumble dryer leaks."

    Reviewed by LukeSep 2020

  • "Extra covid cleaning was advertised, however the house was not as clean as I'd expect."

    There were used tissues down the side of the bed, and a half drank bottle of pop. Plus a used razor in the bathroom.

    Reviewed by ClareAug 2020

  • "Lovely house and beautiful view - parking is restricted as stated but beware local car park can fill up and traffic can be horrendous in busy periods."

    Lake district Yorkshire dales and pennines all nearby so plenty to do book book early as the attractions were fully booked almost

    Reviewed by MikeAug 2020

  • "Fantastic house with everything you could need, including the most amazing views."

    The owner has thought of just about everything you could possibly need, a real home from home.

    Reviewed by MargaretDec 2019

  • "Absolutely gorgeous house!"

    So impressed with it. We had a lovely weekend. Thank you

    Reviewed by MartinNov 2019

  • "What a lovely house, beautifully clean, plenty of space and a fantastic location in walking distance from pub, cafes, promenade."

    It felt like a real home from home. Would definitely recommend it. Thank you

    Reviewed by MariaAug 2019

  • "We found the cottage very relaxing, well furnished and well equipped."

    Beds very comfortable and the views superb. Great base to explore the lakes from and Grange a fantastic place to stay. We will be back.

    Reviewed by LeightonJul 2019

  • "The kitchen was really small for the amount of people it caters for."

    The parking is quite trickey but we do have a big jeep. But lovely place with a lovely view. We really enjoyed our week there. The beds were super comfortable too.

    Reviewed by CraigMay 2019

  • "Excellent, well equipped cottage in a stunning location"

    Reviewed by AlexMay 2019

  • "Accommodated the size and mix of our party beautifully, excellent standard of hygiene."

    Super dining space and sitting area. All other facilities were faultless, thank you.

    Reviewed by AnnMay 2019

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Summary

  • Over three floors
  • Five bedrooms; 1 x super king-size, 1 x family bedroom with super king-size bed (can be made into twins on request) and a single bed, 2 x second floor twin, 1 x second floor single
  • Second-floor bathroom with roll top bath, separate walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • 2 x shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Sitting/dining room with gas fire.
  • Gas central heating and a gas fire
  • Tumble dryer and washing machine, electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, 5 x Smart TVs, selection of DVDs and WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • 2 x stairgates, travel cot and high chair available
  • Off-road parking for one car and storage unit for bikes, as well as additional car parking at cost close by
  • Rear garden with sitting area with an outdoor electric heater
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Pub and shop within 0.1 miles
  • Note: Owner will consider a second dog, please enquire
  • Note: This property accepts a minimum of 3 nights only

The property

Boasting breath-taking views across Morecambe Bay to Arnside AONB, is this traditional mid-terrace property, The Lookout.

This superb base is ideally positioned and well-equipped for a family and friend's gathering to this pretty part of Cumbria.

Upon entering the property, you are welcomed into...

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location

GRANGE-OVER-SANDS

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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Region Information

Note: This property accepts a minimum of 3 nights only.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute