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Crossways

(Ref. 1021530)

Grange-Over-Sands, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map

4.5

Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

Features

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

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  • great (15)
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39 Customer Reviews

  • "A lovely spacious property."

    Well equipped and clean. A super location also. Could be improved by warmer duvets with a higher tog rating or spare blankets for guests. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jul 2024

  • "Really loved are stay here."

    So comfortable and homely. We will be back!

    Reviewed by Clare4.7Apr 2024

  • "I could of sat all day admiring the view from the bedroom window and I'd of never got bored."

    The cottage was super clean and had everything we needed for our break. The garden was laid out lovely and I imagine it's beautiful in the summer month's. Grange over sands had all the amenities needed and it's always a pleasure exploring the lake district. Until next time, thank you very much.

    Reviewed by Steven4.7Mar 2024

  • "The house has stunning views from upstairs windows, is in whisper quiet spot & you can see great starry night skies due to lack of street lighting."

    Garden had sunny sitting areas. Good walks in both directions from house. The interior was comfortable but needs a bit of maintenance and an update. We cleaned a couple of interior windows as they had little handprints all over them. The kitchen was my only issue as the kettle needed replacing - the lid and filter were broken; jars needed tops cleaned, tap base & cutlery tray needed a clean & fridge had only had a quick wipe out. The oven shelves were a dreadful colour. 2 of the cups needed washing. Shame as the house rooms & garden are large & it could be a stunning property with some TLC.

    Reviewed by David2.2Mar 2024

  • "It was a lovely cottage in a great location within walking distance of the prom in Grange."

    It was spacious and nicely decorated. It would have been good to have a hair dryer at the property. We went to Sizergh Castle, Grizedale Forest, Windermere and Fell Foot. It was a good location to drive to use the lakes for paddleboarding and windsurfing.

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Aug 2023

  • "The house was very comfortable and had everything we needed."

    Great location for walking in South Lakes with a lovely promenade and park a few minutes walk to take the dog. Loved the view every morning from the master bedroom.

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Aug 2023

  • "The cottage was very clean and comfortable."

    The kitchen equipment was minimal

    Reviewed by Carol4.4Jul 2023

  • "Crossways was very clean and views over the bay were great."

    Little things could improve visit settees in need of up date, a hairdryer and the tree in front of lounge window needs cutting back as spoils the view

    Reviewed by Susan4.1Jul 2023

  • "We have just returned from our second stay at this lovely property and we are already planning a third!"

    We had a great stay with our family ( my wife and myself, son and wife, and daughter and her baby). Really enjoyed the walk on the prom each morning with our two chihuahuas and coffee at the cafe. A lovely relaxing week. The garden is lovely and so interesting. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Alan4.7Jun 2023

  • "The house was very comfortable, and well equipped."

    The garden delightful, and the hosts welcoming.

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely quiet location."

    Garden was absolutely beautiful.

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a wonderful week in Grange over Sands."

    The house was a good base for exploring the area, had everything we needed and was very spacious. The beds were comfy and the shower was good. The gardens were beautiful and, as we had a heatwave while we were there, a lovely place to cool down after a hot day out and about. But if the weather had been bad, there was plenty of space to dry wet clothes and lots of books to read. Perhaps the kitchen could have been a bit better equipped with things like foil, clingfilm, microwave dishes and a few more casserole dishes for those of us who don't go out for meals, but that's me being fussy! The only drawback is that the house is up a hill at the end of a cul-de-sac and if you have a big car, turning round is difficult if there are cars in the neighbours drive - the only other option is to reverse down the road to the turning. We just parked at the bottom of the road and walked up instead - problem solved! I would happily stay there again.

    Reviewed by Jill4.4Jun 2023

  • "We've just had a lovely relaxing 7 day stay in your very comfortable home."

    We loved the interesting garden and we would like to return in the summer to enjoy it to the full. The house itself was warm and cosy especially the woodburner in the evenings. Parking wasn't a problem for us even with 2 cars. We will definitely be booking again!

    Reviewed by Alan4.4Mar 2023

  • "Great only issues were that a couple of the windowblinds were tricky to use, I think they are ready for replacement."

    The garden needed a tidy up, in particular the trees at the front to enable two cars to be parked without being scratched. As the cottage is at the top of an incline with overgrowth and walls along the side it is tricky to reverse out and down to road especially as other cars park across the road junction. When neighbours vehicles not present you are allowed to use their drive to turn round.

    Reviewed by Pamela3.8Nov 2022

  • "On the whole an enjoyable stay."

    Position was excellent. Views across the bay. Good access to grange itself. A couple of issues though 1. Toilet not flushing properly, possibly due to faulty float or ball cock 2. Extremely dirty frying pan. Quite unusable 3. No hair drier provide. 4. Cottage would have benefited from a dishwasher … could be sited next to washing machine with fridge sited near freezer.

    We are glad you enjoyed your stay. You did telephone regarding the toilet which we offered to fix that day but you declined. We have not indicated that we provide either a hairdryer or a dishwasher so feel it unfair to be marked down. The comment regarding the frying pan was noted and for which we apologise. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrea2.8Nov 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at Crossways,a lovely property in an excellent location."

    I would have given it full marks if it wasn’t for the garden.We took our dog with us and unfortunately I couldn’t let her out unaccompanied , they really should go the extra mile and put a gate on the back , not only could my dog get out , but a neighbours dog a Rottweiler liked to come in and do it’s business on the lawn. Also as they don’t want dogs going upstairs , maybe a gate at the bottom of the stairs would be a good idea.

    We are glad you enjoyed your stay as we try to provide a relaxing holiday. The garden is open at the front to allow for 2 cars to be parked side by side. It is not practical to enclose this area. We are sorry about the neighbour's dog which has not caused problems since your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Barry4.4Oct 2022

  • "Nicely positioned house, close to walks and the promenade."

    The house itself was well equipped and well furnished. We very much enjoyed our stay there.

    Reviewed by Katharine5.0Sep 2022

  • "We loved our stay at Crossways."

    I really enjoyed sitting in the garden looking out at the sands. There were different places to sit and there were lots of birds coming in to enjoy the apples! A nice pond and flower planting. It was an excellent base for walking locally, arnside and the south lakes The dog enjoyed it. The drive was no problem for us.

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0Aug 2022

  • "This would have been perfect if had a downstairs toilet."

    Property was very clean and tidy and beds all comfortable. Improvements, feel if the trees in front garden were cut back you would have a nice view from the lounge. The trees also blocked a lot of the light in to the lounge. Unable to use the garden due to a large amount of mosquito. Found out on first day 20 bites later. Ouch

    Reviewed by Gill4.7Aug 2022

  • "Very happy, lovely place great location."

    Will book again . Ps: next time put the pegs in an easy location to find them :) lol Thank you so much LP

    Reviewed by Lorenzo5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely house and garden although garden not secure for dogs but ours was so tired from all our day tripping that she didn’t get let out and had a walk down to the big field in the morning."

    There are no basics left so make sure you take milk, bread, coffee, salt, pepper etc there was a bottle of wine left - so win win!! Extremely comfortable bed and an amazing view of the sea from it!! We opened the blinds the minute we woke to soak it in. Had great days out at Grizdale looking for the sculptures and a visit to Holker Hall is a must, beautiful garden and cafe - both dog friendly but not the house. Great cheese shop in Cartmel too. Everywhere we went was so dog friendly which made holidaying with her so much easier.

    Reviewed by Gill5.0Jul 2022

  • "The house has a beautiful garden yet the interior is a bit run down e."

    G. bathroom bathtub cover seems to come off soon. It was impossible to find a wine glass and in general the kitchen is not very well equipped. You just have the feeling that all the things that are not wanted anymore - found a place in the house and are randomly accumulated. I would not recommend the house for a longer stay.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear that you found the interior to be run down, particularly as we refurbished the kitchen earlier this year. We always do our very best to ensure that Crossways is well-equipped for the comfort and convenience of all our guests, and we would like to mention that there is a lovely, new set of 6 wine glasses, 6 champagne glasses and more in the corner cupboard in the lounge. Additionally, we must point out that any items placed within the property are not in any way “randomly accumulated” as you have mentioned. Lastly, we would like to assure you that we take great pride in our property and the facilities we offer, and this is reflected in other reviews we receive. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Katrin2.8Jul 2022

  • "Lovely cottage great location."

    Garden smaller than expected and no gate for dogs. One of ours a bit old and deaf so had to keep a close eye on her. Beautiful views very comfortable furnishings A Washing machine tablet and some salt and pepper would not go amiss.

    Reviewed by Dawn4.1Jul 2022

  • "We have just spent a week in this property and enjoyed every minute, it was clean and well presented throughout and had a beautiful garden to sit and unwind."

    I would be happy recommending this cottage to friends and family to use as a base for exploring all of the surrounding areas.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Jul 2022

  • "Excellent facilities although I was expecting a dishwasher which fortunately we didn't need."

    Reversing out of driveway was a bit of a problem especially at night as you had to do a u turn in order to proceed down the narrow road. Despite all this we had a very enjoyable few days.

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Mar 2022

  • "Great cottage."

    Only downside being (which we knew when we booked), was having only x1 toilet/ bathroom.

    Reviewed by Anthony4.7Dec 2021

  • "The cottage was excellent with outstanding views from the main bedrooms."

    Overall a great first time Christmas holiday which we would repeat without a doubt.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Dec 2021

  • "We had a very comfortable, warm and peaceful break."

    Crossways is very well located and we loved the views over Morecambe bay. We enjoyed walking on the promonade and the Coop was close at hand. The local fish and chips were excellent.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Oct 2021

  • "The beautiful garden, really enhanced a great week."

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Sep 2021

  • "The house was situated in a lovely position to be able to walk the full length of the lovely promenade."

    The house was very comfortable and everything was as listed. The photos of the garden were a little deceptive as we had a toddler with us and thought from the photos that there was a bigger amount of grass available. However, it didn't spoil the holiday as there was a huge grass recreation field within 5 minutes. For adults, the 3 seating areas were lovely to enjoy the late afternoon sun. The parking area was very tight for the 2 cars and it would help immensely if a small wall at the front of the property was removed to allow reversing into the drive to be safer. There were lots of books and games available in the really comfortable lounge. It would be an improvement to have more matching mugs and an extra deep bowl for cereals as there were only 3 white mugs and 4 deep bowls for a house that's supposed to cater for 5. The other facilities in the kitchen area were excellent - the fridge, freezer, cooker and washing machine were all in excellent condition. There was lots of room available in the larder for storing dry goods. The beds upstairs were very comfortable and wardrobe space was much better than expected. The views from the upstairs windows were wonderful and the blinds with curtains were a brilliant addition. We were able to visit lots of attractions within 30 minutes and the shops in the town covered everything you would need. We didn't eat out so can't comment on local restaurants.

    Reviewed by Ruth4.7Aug 2021

  • "Brilliant communication before booking."

    During the booking process and prior to our arrival And now aftercare. Second to non Property was exactly as described no complaints whatsoever

    Reviewed by Christopher4.7Jul 2021

  • "The house was really nice and met our expectations."

    Parking can be a little difficult as it’s quite tricky to turn around. It’s quite along walk or a car journey to shops and restaurants. However, it was a nice holiday and I would recommend to others.

    Reviewed by Amanda3.8Jul 2021

  • "Crossways is a very comfortable cottage, well place for some good walks and for exploring this part of the Lake District."

    We were able to do something different or see something new each day returning to relax at Crossways inside or in the garden. We very much enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Magdalena5.0Jun 2021

  • "Crossways is in an excellent location, close to the Promenade."

    Beautiful garden with fabulous views across the estuary. The cottage was very clean. Spacious bedrooms and beds were very comfortable. I would suggest a smart TV would be a great addition and maybe also a few extra utensils in kitchen such as oven dishes, a jug and a bigger toaster. Overall a great cottage, highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Janice4.7Jun 2021

  • "A well situated cottage ."

    It is outside Grange centre but the walk along the well kept promenade is a delight with the promise of several coffee shops in Grange itself. The cottage itself is very warm, clean and comfortable with most of our needs being met... a few more Pyrex type dishes would have been welcome. The garden is well kept with several places to sit in or out of the sun and with a wonderful view over Morecambe bay. The front bedrooms also have a great view. The car parking is good for one large car but it is a bit of a squeeze for two. I would recommend the cottage especially as it is a short drive to the South Lake District and a short distance away from several NationalTrust properties.

    Reviewed by Ann4.4Apr 2021

  • "Really lovely place and good communication from the company re keys and end of stay."

    Clean, comfortable and well set up. The bottle of wine was a lovely touch. Only down side was the bed was very soft and so the sheets kept pinging off as well as my back aching. It's personal taste I know but maybe a new mattress in the king size room? Thank you and the owner for everything and good luck with everything in the coming lockdown.

    Reviewed by A4.7Oct 2020

  • "We were very impressed with the property itself and would have no hesitation in booking again or recommending the property to other people."

    There was nothing about the house itself that caused any issues but some dedicated area for bike storage may have been useful. It was also quite difficult manoeuvring quite a large car out of the house driveway to get down the road, particularly when the driveways of adjoining houses were occupied. There were excellent views across Morecambe Bay towards Ingleborough and it was an excellent base to visit all the main sights of South Lakeland. We are from the Morecambe Bay Area originally and the know the area well. There are plenty of excellent cycle rides along quiet roads throughout the area which is how we spent most of our time.

    Reviewed by Roderick4.4Oct 2020

  • "Had a wonderful stay at crossways the house is beautiful and well equipped."

    the garden is beautiful but unfortunately the weather did not allow sitting out. it’s in a fabulous spot for walking along the promenade and admiring all the wonderful planting. would definitely go again. the views from the front bedrooms are amazing

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jul 2020

  • "Good location for South Lakes."

    Good spacious home, close to a good field for exercising the dog. The welcome pack was a nice gesture. One suggestion: if the trees in the front garden were cut back then the view from the front window would be great.

    Thank you for your suggestion. We had planned to cut back the trees during the winter months once the autumn leaves had fallen. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Oct 2019

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Summary

  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size with Freeview TV, 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove and Freesat TV.
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, toaster, kettle, fridge, freezer, washing machine, Freesat TV, a selection of books and games and WiFi
  • Gas central heating & electricity included in rent plus starter pack for wood burner
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Off-road parking
  • Patio area with furniture and pond
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.9 miles and pub 0.8 miles
  • Note: Children to be accompanied in garden due to pond
  • Note: No cats at the property
  • Please Note: Bookings must start on a Friday.

The property

Nestled in the seaside resort of Grange-over-Sands, in Cumbria, is this superb semi-detached house.

Inside, the owners have created a smart and warming retreat for friends or families seeking an escape to Cumbria.

Look forward to relaxing and unwinding in the spacious sitting room with plenty of seating to curl up with your loved ones, catching up with your favourite shows, whilst the warming woodburning stove provides that extra bit of warmth.

The kitchen has been well-equipped with all the appliances you could need to rustle up some delicious meals, to be enjoyed in the dining room over a well-deserved glass of wine.

Retire to one of the three well-presented bedrooms, a king-size, a double and a single, all of which have modern furnishings for storage purposes.

Delight in the family bathroom with an elegant bath and walk-in shower cubicle so you can decide how best to prepare for your day.

Step out to the patio area with plenty of furniture to enjoy a spot of alfresco dining in the evening sun.

Grange-over-Sands is an excellent base for friends and families seeking a rural escape to Cumbria.

With access to the coastline and a lovely sandy beach where you can look forward to a relaxing afternoon sunbathing during the summer months or enjoying a lovely family picnic.

Discover some lovely pubs and restaurants for that fine dining experience, as well as some shops and supermarkets for picking up those last-minute essentials.

Further afield is the beautiful Lake District National Park, rich with wildlife and rolling countryside with ample opportunities for some walking and cycling.

Venture towards Lake Windermere for those who enjoy all manner of watersporting activities, including fishing and boating.

Make sure to visit some of the Lakes biggest sites such as Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Museum, Coniston Water and Castlerigg Stone Circle.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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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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Bookings must start on a Friday.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas