- Off road parking
- Open fire
- Garden / Patio
- Washing machine
- Broadband / WiFi
Reviews & Ratings
44 Customer Reviews
"What a gorgeous cottage."
Very comfy and well equipped. Great tranquil location ideally situated to explore our favourite places in the stunning Lake District. Our six year old wants to live in the cottage.we wish! We’ll certainly be planning another stay though. Thank you so much Louse., Billy and Miles from Redcar
Hi Louise, thanks so much for your kind words, we’re really glad you enjoyed your stay Property Owner
"A hand rail on the steps down to the front door would have been beneficial"
Hi, If you struggled with the steps down to the main door why did you not simply go down the drive and use the very accessible back door. Disappointed to see you knocked us down for comfort, we have gone out of our way to provide comfort both upstairs and downstairs to which our guests have given wonderful feedback, we have never had a complaint about comfort Property Owner
"We had a wonderful stay at Winster Cottage."
The cottage had everything we needed and has been beautifully renovated. We would definitely recommend.
Hi Amy, thanks for your comments, I’m really pleased you enjoyed your stay Property Owner
"If it's utter peace of mind, in a tranquil yet easily accessible location, a property teeming with charm, character, and a true home-from-home feeling, then look no further."
I can assure you Winster Cottage will give you more than you could ever expect. We had a truly wonderful stay, This beautiful cottage lacks absolutely nothing and is perfect in every way. Just book it and I promise you won't be disappointed, Our children adored it (12,10 and 8), they have already been looking at dates for our next return !! Easily the best location and cottage we have ever been blessed to stay in. Thank you, once again, for making it such a wonderful experience for us all. May the cottage go from strength to strength.
Thank you so much for your kind words. We put a lot of work into getting everything right for our guests and it’s really nice when we know all the hard work is appreciated, it’s lovely to hear our guests will be returning Property Owner
"What a brilliant find!"
Such a beautiful cottage refurbed to an extremely high spec. We loved the conservatory room - so much space, comfortable sofa and brilliant views. Great garden, everything well thought of and well equipped. The only thing to note if taking children under 3, we had to take our own stair gate, travel cot and high chair, stairs are open plan however we made it work and the beauty of the cottage is worth it. We will definately stay again. Thank you to the owners.
Thanks for your lovely comments, we really appreciate it Property Owner
"The property is beautiful."
Had everything we needed for our week away with our 3 teenagers. The Winster river is just outside the door. Our sons loved to fish in it every evening and even caught a few Trout (which they released back into the river) The only thing I would say is the sofa bed in the mezzanine had a slow puncture and our youngest did wake to his bottom on the floor every morning. Unfortunately the property has 2 double beds and only 1 single bed meaning our boys would have had to share a double bed and no amount of bribery could persuade them to do that (18yrs and 13 yrs). Over all we would defiantly visit again. Perfect base for exploring the lakes.
Hi, glad you enjoyed your stay. Thanks for letting me know about the blow up settee , I’ll have to get it replaced, it must’ve been a very new problem. It does clearly state on the Sykes website that There are two double bedrooms and a single bedroom, the mezzanine is not designed as a bedroom, it is designed as an extra space for children, young adults to have as a area with the blowup settee as seating for them, it is not an additional bedroom Property Owner
"Fabulous property,amazing conservatory,had everything you needed and more."
I would definitely recommend to others. The only thing missing for me was a clothes airer but that’s very minor!
"Our stay at Winster cottage was fabulous!"
The moment we walked in the door all we could say while walking round was WOW! It is a beautiful cottage in a gorgeous location. The fixtures, fittings and furnishings are all of a very high standard. It is a true credit to the owner's, and we thank them for all the hard work they obviously put in to make this a lovely holiday home for us to enjoy. We are already ĺooking at booking for next year. Would throughly recommend! You will not be disappointed, if you are looking to relax in tranquil surroundings in a beautiful well equipped cottage this is for you! I only hope it is not always booked when we wish to re-book. Well done Jason and Clare we will be back.
Hi Colin Thank you so much for your kind words, very much appreciated, we’re looking forward to your return Property Owner
"This cottage was more than I expected everything was perfect we could not fault anything ,we did not want to go home we were so settled and relaxed there."
Thank you for your kind words Trevor, it means a lot to have nice feedback Property Owner
"We had an amazing time at this beautiful cottage."
It is in an excellent location and is absolutely perfect! Spotlessly clean, It's spacious, has a very well equipped kitchen, a comfortable sitting room plus a fabulous conservatory to relax in as well. The garden is great - I could go on, but suffice to say we highly recommend Winster Cottage and we will definitely return for another holiday there again soon.
Thank you Alison for your lovely comments, it makes it worthwhile to know guests really appreciate the hard work we put in so everyone has a nice stay Property Owner
"We had a wonderful stay at Winster Cottage."
It's a lovely cottage, set in beautiful surroundings. The property was very clean, and well furnished. The conservatory was amazing. The only small thing I would comment on, is the fact that although there was a washing machine and tumble dryer, it would have been nice to have an outside washing line and/or airer to hang washed clothes! But I would highly recommend a stay here, and would definitely return for future holidays!
"An interestingly designed and well equipped cottage that suited us perfectly for a week in the Lakes over Easter."
Ideally suited to one or two couples in double bedrooms, a fifth person can sleep in an additional single bedroom, although this is windowless and lacks storage space. The staircase is curved and steep, so you have to take care when moving heavy baggage, but is otherwise fine unless you have significant mobility issues. The bathroom is very nicely designed with a combined bath and shower unit. The ground floor is spacious with an excellent kitchen area and all the utensils that you are likely to need. A new, large and very lovely conservatory complete with heating and air conditioning is a super place to be in regardless of the weather; very spacious, it has plenty of seating space and a good dining table. For entertainment, there is a profusion of Smart TVs (but no DVD player). Although located in a fairly remote spot, we walked to Grange over Sands on a couple of occasions, which was a level stroll taking about 30 minutes, while it only takes a few minutes to drive back to the A590. We had a minor maintenance issue when we arrived (a fire alarm back-up battery was beeping) and needed a ladder to reach the alarm. This problem was sorted out very quickly and efficiently by the owners. We stay at a good many holiday homes and recommend Winster Cottage as being well above average.
"Lovely cottage, one of the nicest we have stayed in."
Had everything you could ask for. The property was described as 3 bedroom, consisting if 2 doubles and a single. However, the description does not tell you that the single bedroom is actually a small box room with no window and no storage. Even with the radiator switched off, in March, it was sweltering in the bedroom. We picked Winster cottage as myself and my wife were going away with our mother's, one 86 and one 84. Both are frail and like their privacy hence wanting 3 bedrooms. Unfortunately, one of them had to use this makeshift bedroom and it spoilt the holiday for one of them. As much as we loved the cottage, we would have booked elsewhere had we known. We did contact the owner who seemed to think we were trivialising when we explained this. I think you need to be aware of this and amend the description as you are not advertising the property accurately.
"This is a stunning cottage in a tranquil setting yet close to all attractions of Grange over Sands."
From the moment you step over the threshold you feel like it’s home from home. Very cosy and beautifully furnished. The kitchen has everything you could possibly need. Lovely bedrooms and spacious bathroom. A wonderful property renovation and the large conservatory is just an added bonus. Very usable at this time of year especially. Overall, very clean, comfortable and warm. Definitely highly recommend and will certainly be returning ourselves.
Thanks so much for your lovely comments, it means a lot to know people really appreciate the hard work it took to make it comfortable for our guests, I'm pleased that you will be returning Property Owner
"The cottage can be summed up in one word - FABULOUS!"
The photos and reviews suggested it was going to be good but they didn’t portray the ‘wow factor’! We do lots of self catered holidays and this is best looking place we’ve stayed. Lovely and warm on arrival and everything you might need. Water pressure a little low upstairs so allow plenty of time if you want a bath - but worth the wait, like the rest of the cottage - the bathroom is spacious. We have family in Kendal & Windermere - both easy and quick to drive to from the cottage. It also only takes about half an hour to walk to Grange (some of the walk is along the promenade) where there are lots of places to get coffee and cake! Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend booking Winster Cottage and would happily return again and again.
Hi, thanks for your lovely feedback, really pleased you enjoyed your stay. Sorry you experienced low water pressure. There appeared to be a problem with the water supplier, everything is now back to normal Property Owner
"If Minster cottage was a hotel it would be five star."
I have high standards and could find no fault. Also the whole cottage felt warm as freezing outside and the advice was right we did not need central heating on the other heaters kept us warm at all times.The views were amazing and so many walks from the cottage .This place has been refurbished with love. Thanks again for a perfect break David &Pauline Heath.
Thank you for your kind words, I’m so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner
"A stunning cottage renovated to a high standard."
A real home from home.
Thank you for your kind words, I’m really pleased you both had a lovely stay. Property Owner
"We had a lovely stay at Winster Cottage beautifully renovated stunning views wi fi dropped out while watching tv we didn't touch anything!"
! resumed morning we left weather was kind to us would highly recommend cottage very well equipped felt like home not a holiday stay thank u would have loved a dining table and chairs in conservatory didn't use one of the chairs it looked abit broken thank u for a lovely stay
I’m glad you enjoyed your stay. As for the conservatory this was not advertised or built when you made the booking, I would’ve thought this would’ve been an added bonus for you. Unfortunately when you arrived the new furniture had not yet been delivered but we made sure there was temporary furniture in the conservatory for your arrival There was actually two sets of table and chairs available, which people move around to their preference depending on the weather .. As for the Wi-Fi which may have dropped out for a very short period of time , this is out of our control. We do use a reputable supplier, BT. We provide free Wi-Fi, which people appreciate . We pride ourselves for having great facilities in a beautiful location Property Owner
"We had a lovely stay in this perfect cottage."
The location is quiet and peaceful with great views out of all windows, some of the sunsets were amazing. It had everything we needed and more. Grange Over Sands village had much more then we thought it would with plenty of shops and cafes and having walked along the well kept promenade we discovered tennis courts, pitch & putt, bowls, croquet, basket ball court and another cafe. We left feeling relaxed and rather sad to say goodbye.
Thank you for your comments, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Obviously we’re biased but it is a beautiful place, so peaceful and gives you time to relax and unwind Property Owner
"We had a truly fabulous time staying at Winster cottage."
An idyllic location, not too far from many towns and the beach. Even just sitting in bed looking out the window onto the river, cliffs and sheep was so peaceful. Utility room with washer and dryer was a massive help for our babies and kitchen is perfect for self catering. A dining room would be a marvellous addition but we coped fine with breakfast bar and picnic table on warmer days, however it looks like an extension is on the way!
Thanks so much for your kind words. My Husband worked so hard on the cottage to make it so beautiful, glad you appreciate it Property Owner
"Exact as advertised, every single thing in this cottage is of good quality."
We are very happy with our stay! Highly recommended esp. for family with children.
Thanks for the nice comments , glad you enjoyed your stay Property Owner
"I have never been in such a spotlessly clean accommodation."
Everything you could possibly need . I would highly recommend this cottage . Thankyou
I’m so pleased you enjoyed your stay , thank you for your kind comments Property Owner
Great location. Really modern, stylish interior. Everything there what we needed. Surprised how child friendly it was (we have 2 young children). Would like to revisit in summer and take advantage of wonderful garden.
Thanks for your lovely feedback, very appreciated Property Owner
"Love the property."
It has been extremely well decorated and furnitures are perfect in place all rooms are comfortable and cosy. Highly recommend the cottage and the location is perfect soo quite and peacefull
Thanks for your lovely feedback, glad you enjoyed your stay Property Owner
"Loved it! It’s amazing how much work was gone into renovating the cottage, it was great to look through the book and see all of the progress."
The location is very calm and relaxing and we loved the river outside. The cottage itself is also very nice and everything you need is there, the pictures don’t do the place justice! I would definitely recommend staying here to anybody wanting to relax and go for walks.
"We had a lovely stay."
Weather was miserable, wind and rain, so some days we decided not to venture out. This was no hardship, it was lovely staying in this luxury accommodation. Views of the river and the surroundings in all sorts of weather. There was nothing we needed, fully equipped. Even Fresh Eggs next door. Highly recommended, it's a stunning property. They kept the character of the old cottage when modernising with high quality furnishings. Loved it.
"Beautiful property, incredibly clean and furnished to a very high quality."
I would not hesitate to book again. A great base to explore the local areas - loads of activities and sightseeing to do. Very relaxing and cosy. Fabulous garden - we enjoyed playing swing ball with the children. A lovely renovation of the cottage, and really well equipped. Can’t fault it.
"Beautiful cottage, very clean with everything you need provided."
Don’t hesitate to book!
"Cottage was beautifully done and in a lovely location."
The garden was great and the kids loved the place.
"We had a fabulous stay in this superb cottage which has been renovated to very high standards."
No expense has been spared. The owners have left a very interesting photo album of the before/work in progress/after pictures which shows all of the work that has gone into this project. The cottage is in a lovely peaceful location but very close to Grange Over Sands. We found it was the perfect base to visit the Lake District and surrounding areas. The cottage was very clean and well equipped with a very stylish kitchen with a superb, easy to use cooking range.However, we found a couple of things were missing - a tea pot and Champagne/Prosecco glasses. We guessed they had been broken and not replaced as there was only one left. We also found that there was no comfortable provision for eating meals. The breakfast bar is fine for breakfast but only space to comfortably seat 3 people. It is not ideal for dinner in the evening. The owners have provided a fold up garden type table and chairs which is stored away but it is not really adequate or comfortable for 4 people. On the other hand, the outdoor patio furniture is plentiful and comfortable. Extreme caution is needed using the stairs and steps leading down to the entrance of the cottage. Overall, it was a pleasure to stay in this accomodation.
"This is a beautiful property."
Well situated for the Lakes and within walking distance of grange over sands.The property is well equipped clean and very comfortable. We had a great week.
"What a beautiful property!"
We use Skyes every year and the properties seem to get better each time. Beds comfortable, kitchen well equipped. Clean throughout. We took some wood knowing it would be chilly so we could use the lof burner. WiFi strong. Netflix on the TV which we appreciated on the rainy day we had. Local village less than 5 minutes drive and a good location to visit all the local attractions
"We were extremely pleased with the accommodation."
It was a 90th birthday treat for our Mum who had a wonderful time. She was perfectly capable of managing stairs and steps to the rear entrance. We have no negative comments to make but unfortunately forgot to write our comments in the book. Please pass these on to the owners as we will definitely consider booking cottage again should we wish to visit the area. Many thanks for your assistance
"I booked this cottage in July 2019 based on the images on the Web site, expected it to look slightly tired looking because it was a popular property, on entering the cottage it was still just beautiful as the photos showed."
Beautiful cottage set in lovely friendly village with easy access to the lakes and other places of interest. I would highly recommend this cottage to my friends ad family,. The cottage has everything you would need, jut like home from home.
"Absolutely amazing can not fault it one bit would highly recommend to anybody we was fully satisfied."
"We loved the tranquillity of the location of Winter Cottage."
It was clean and the hosts were very helpful. The house is beautifully renovated with high end finishes which made the stay feel luxurious and cosy. Logfire, Red wine, river and cosy cottage!, What more could one ask for? The location of fabulous and very close to the bay. All round a fabulous stay!!
"Winster Cottage is extremely comfortable and well equipped with really thoughtful touches and attention to detail to make your stay as easy and relaxing as possible."
The cottage is finished to an exceptionally high standard and is ideally located to make the most out of the stunning area. We particularly appreciated the folder full of information reading local walks, it was really helpful and saved us lots of time and research. A truly stunning holiday cottage, we will definitely be back!
"Lovely cottage, which included lots of home comforts."
Beautiful fitted kitchen. So nice that it was equipped with salt and pepper and vegetable oil and dishwasher tablets. Everything was so clean and tidy. Such thought had gone into the decor. WiFi was brilliant and no problems with mobile phone signals. Lovely quiet and peaceful location!!!!!
"Both the property and the location were outstanding!"
The area is stunning. Winster Cottage was a home from home very comfortable and the area was quiet. The cookies, tea,coffee and milk was a great touch and well needed when we arrived.
"Lovely characterful cottage in scenic surroundings."
Well equipped kitchen, great garden for kids. Would recommend!
"The accommodation was excellent, highly recommended."
"Personally Wifi and a table and chairs in the kitchen would have enhanced what is a great house in a beautiful location."
We used the wooden garden table which we left up for the duration of our stay but couldn't understand why a permanent table and chairs was missing, when you can see the owners have renovated the house to such a high standard. Kitchen was well equipped, brilliant oven, there were champagne glasses but couldn't find any wine glasses. We enjoyed our stay and would definitely recommend the property.
"LOVED the cottage, the location and Grange over Sands too."
Owners had put out little extras too which were a lovely welcoming touch. Bedding etc was fabulous. Cottage is stunning. The only thing that would improve this cottage is the addition of WiFi. I stumbled across it by chance as normally WiFi is a “must”. However as it was only 5 days thought we would take the chance. Definitely missed it as mobile only had intermittent coverage.
"Perfect location, high standard of decor and immaculate cleanliness The only thing I missed was the wifi"
- Over two floors
- Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x queen size with mezzanine and 1 x single
- Bathroom with a L-shaped bath with shower over, WC, hand basin and heated towel rail
- Cloakroom with a WC, hand basin, and heated towel rail
- Open-plan living room with a kitchen, dining area and sitting area with a woodburning stove
- Loft-style stairs in queen-size bedroom leading to a mezzanine recreational room
- Newly fitted fully air conditioned conservatory with large dining table, 6 dining chairs and settee (images to follow)
- Gas central heating with woodburning stove
- Double oven range, gas hobs, a large fridge/freezer dishwasher, as well as a microwave, toaster and kettle
- Smart TV, x 3 TVs, WiFi
- Fuel and power is inc. in the rent
- Bed linen and towels are inc. in the rent
- Off-road parking for one car with additional roadside parking
- Large private garden and patio area with a garage and riverside/limestone escarpment views
- Sorry, no dogs, no smoking
- Pub 1.8 miles, shops 1.8 miles.
- Note: Stairs narrow and steep; care to be taken
- There are some steps down to front door but other door at back is flat with easy access
- Please note: property will sleep 5 but a maximum of 4 adults including any infants
- Note: The single room is suitable for younger guests
This contemporary detached cottage is situated in the picturesque town of Grange-over-Sands, Within the Lake District National Park, Cumbria.
This impressive property has been excellently refurbished with a combination of contemporary and rustic living in a peaceful and rural location, offering families and friends alike an idyllic retreat to come back to after adventuring.
Upon entering the property, you will walk into a superb open-plan kitchen/dining/sitting room where you can relax and unwind with family and friends.
The sleek and contemporary kitchen area is sure to entice any budding chef, which comes fully-equipped with a combination electric double oven range, gas hobs, a large fridge/freezer dishwasher, as well as a microwave, toaster, kettle, and breakfast bar.
The fantastic sitting area offers the perfect space to catch up with loved ones, with stylish ample seating, a wall-mounted smart TV, and a warming woodburning stove to cosy up to on colder nights.
In a separate room is a convenient utility room, which includes a washing and drying machine.
Next to this is a contemporary cloakroom, which is fitted with a WC, hand basin, and a heated towel rail.
When the evening draws to a close, climb up the stairs to the first floor and you will be able to find three wonderfully-decorated bedrooms all with ample storage.
The property hosts one king-size bedroom, complete with scenic riverside views, a TV, and a study desk and chair.
Ideal for younger guests, there is one single bedroom and one queen-size bedroom, with additional riverside views, a TV, and loft style stairs leading to a fabulous mezzanine recreational area with a sofa.
Completing this floor is a large family bathroom with fully-fitted white storage units, a WC, hand basin, a large mirror, a heated towel rail, and a relaxing L-shaped bath with a shower over.
Continuing to impress, and completing the property is a rear large private garden and patio, which includes a garage for secure bike or kayak storage and plentiful outdoor seating, offering a idyllic area to immerse yourself in the calming sounds of the nearby running river and spectacular towering limestone escarpment views.
The cottage is ideally located nearby to the town centre of Grange-over-Sands, which boasts a promenade, pretty ornamental gardens, brass band concerts, golf courses, as well as excellent bird watching, walking and cycling opportunities.
Perfect for any time of year, journey slightly further afield to find the Lake District National Park, a haven for those seeking adventure with a wealth of leisure activities to choose from, including cycling, climbing, archery, canoeing, kayaking, team building, and guided hill walks.
The nearby town of Windermere offers an array of serene gardens, shopping, a cinemas and a theatre, and superb family attractions, including Brockhole - The Lake District Visitor Centre which has an adventure playground for children and a café, and Fell Foot Park, which offers boat hires for rowing and lush green areas, ideal for picnics in the sun.
Make Winster Cottage your next getaway for a refreshing break in this remarkable region of Cumbria.
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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Please note: property sleeps a maximum of 5 people including any infants.
Note: The single room is suitable for younger guests
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