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Winster Cottage

Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1004396)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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26 Customer Reviews

  • "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

    Reviewed by TeresaJun 2022

  • "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

    Reviewed by ShaunaJun 2022

  • "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

    Reviewed by KhoiApr 2022

  • "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

    Reviewed by Susan ValerieMar 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage."

    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

    Reviewed by JonathanDec 2021

  • "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

    Reviewed by FaisalNov 2021

  • "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.

    Reviewed by TraceyOct 2021

  • "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.

    Reviewed by ToniSep 2021

  • "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.

    Reviewed by SarahAug 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage, very clean with everything you need provided."

    Don’t hesitate to book!

    Reviewed by PeterJun 2021

  • "Cottage was beautifully done and in a lovely location."

    The garden was great and the kids loved the place.

    Reviewed by ChristopherJun 2021

  • "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.

    Reviewed by JulieJun 2021

  • "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.

    Reviewed by DawnOct 2020

  • "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

    Reviewed by StaceySep 2020

  • "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

    Reviewed by AlanSep 2020

  • "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.

    Reviewed by HilarySep 2020

  • "Absolutely amazing can not fault it one bit would highly recommend to anybody we was fully satisfied."

    Reviewed by LauraJan 2020

  • "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!!

    Reviewed by IngridNov 2019

  • "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!

    Reviewed by CameronOct 2019

  • "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!!!!!

    Reviewed by AnnabelOct 2019

  • "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.

    Reviewed by TheresaSep 2019

  • "Lovely characterful cottage in scenic surroundings."

    Well equipped kitchen, great garden for kids. Would recommend!

    Reviewed by LauraAug 2019

  • "The accommodation was excellent, highly recommended."

    Reviewed by AndrewAug 2019

  • "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.

    Reviewed by CarolJul 2019

  • "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.

    Reviewed by RaeJul 2019

  • "Perfect location, high standard of decor and immaculate cleanliness The only thing I missed was the wifi"

    Reviewed by PaulJul 2019

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  • 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
  • Note: The property sleeps 5 however there is limited seating downstairs for 5 Adults and property is more suitable for families
  • Note: Portable dining table suitable for 4 available in property

The property

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.

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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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Region Information

Note: The property sleeps 5 however there is limited seating downstairs for 5 Adults and property is more suitable for families.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter