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Westmorland Cottage

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


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

Reviews & Ratings

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  • cottage (10)
  • lovely (9)
  • our (7)
  • great (7)
  • clean (7)
  • promenade (7)

19 Customer Reviews

  • "Unfortunately the cottage had a leak prior to our visit which left mould on the dining room wall and limited lighting When I formed the owners acted on this the day before our trip was due to end."

    The placing of the cottage is ideal for exploring Grange, near the promenade for long leisurely dog walks.

    We appreciate your feedback, thank you. As you are aware, due to the unfortunate leak situation Sykes offered you the option of a discount or cancellation/rebook and you accepted the discount prior to arrival. We did have our handyman check the property 2 days before your visit but unfortunately when you arrived you noticed some mould. Our handyman came over as soon as he was available (the next day) to bleach and clean the wall, which happened to be the day before your short stay ended. Pleased to hear you enjoyed the beautiful locality of our cottage and the lovely promenade for dog walking. The flat-roof leak will be fixed by mid-September, kind regards, Alice and Nick Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chris3.1Aug 2023

  • "The cottage was lovely but the only downside is that it wasn’t very clean."

    Our dog dribbled some water on the kitchen floor which I wiped up with kitchen roll and the floor was really dirty. We had to clean the stairs up to the outside terrace which were fairly treacherous and we had to wipe the tables three times before they were clean. The garden was unusable as it was so overgrown but the was remedied on our last day. We went out for the day and couldn’t park our cars as the window cleaner had parked their van so we had to park on the very narrow road outside, couldn’t the window cleaner come when the cottage was empty? The dining table also had to be wiped before using. The cottage itself was lovely and the surroundings were gorgeous, it was lovely sat out on the terrace in the evenings, it was just a shame about the cleanliness.

    Thank you for your feedback it is much appreciated. We have a professional cleaning company clean prior to each guest visit. Any cleaning concerns need to be raised through the cleaning company so that they can remedy any issue. They require photo image within 24 hours of arrival and they will address the issue. As owners we reach out to all guests via email prior to arrival to explain the process and ensure guest satisfaction. The outdoor terrace stairs are power washed and outdoor furniture cleaned several times a year. The garden furniture may need a quick wipe down as it is open to the elements. The windows are cleaned every couple of months and the cleaner does need access for 20 mins for his van and equipment, he schedules cleaning based on local weather etc. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your visit to our cottage and the surrounding area. Kind regards, Alice and Nick. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jude4.1Jun 2023

  • "Lovely cottage with a rustic feel great for when you have the kids and the dog"

    Thank you Vicky, we are pleased you and your family had such a wonderful holiday staying at Westmorland Cottage and exploring the Lake District. Hope to see you back again soon. Alice and Nick. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Vicky5.0Oct 2022

  • "I had to start to clean the property on arrival as large spider webs on the hall windows."

    very dissappointing when you have soent 5 hrs travelling. Also needed to clean 2 bedrooms and the upstairs Bathroom. All kitchen units were dirty and stains, stained glasses as well. All the rooms were dusty and general not cleaned well. I have taken images to show the owner if required in one of the bedrooms, as hairs and rubbish were left in the draws that I had to clean & further disinfect before I could place my clothes in there. Bathroom upstairs again I have images of the dirt & dust. This is a nice property, let down by the cleaning.

    Thank you for your feedback Neil. We're sorry to hear you had some cleaning issues during your recent stay. We take such issues very seriously, we and our cleaning company work hard to give our guests the best holiday experience. The cleaning company provides clear instructions to follow should you have any housekeeping issues. It is important to call them within 24 hours of arrival and they suggest you take photos of any issue. They also have an out-of-hours contact number. They respond quickly and will sort out any issue at your earliest convienience. The cleaning company also take photos after they finish each clean. Sykes Cottages are also available for you to report any issues, 24 hours a day 7 days a week. We understand that neither company was contacted during your stay. It is important to follow such guidance to ensure you get the best experience from your stay with us. We are pleased to say we've had very few issues with cleanliness in the past. We are glad you liked the property and had a great time exploring the area. Westmorland Cottage is a spacious and beautiful cottage, situated in a great location with wonderful views across the Bay. Thank you, Alice and Nick Property Owner

    Reviewed by Neil2.5Sep 2022

  • "Lovely accommodation."

    Couldn't secure a couple of the sash windows because locks were broken. Downstairs lounge window could be opened from outside and access made easy to cottage. Unfortunately they started digging up and resurfacing Cart Lane during our stay but we were out and about everyday so didn't cause too much inconvenience.

    Thank you Barbara for your comments. Pleased to hear you enjoyed your week at Westmorland Cottage. Thank you for bringing the sash window locks to our attention. Our handyman has now secured and fixed the locks. Hope to see you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Sep 2022

  • "This property was beautifully furnished, very comfortable and clean."

    Lovely view overlooking the sea, especially from the roof terrace. Owner on hand by email to make sure everything was OK, nothing too much trouble.

    Thank you Pam for your feedback, we are glad you enjoyed the unique location of Westmorland Cottage, with its great views. Pleased to hear you enjoyed using the roof terrace overlooking the bay. We try very hard to ensure our guests have a hassle-free and pleasant stay. We look forward to having you to stay again. ..Alice and Nick Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Sep 2022

  • "This was our annual extended family holiday."

    The cottage is ideally placed for visiting relatives, the Lakes and Arnside Knott. The facilities are good , the rooms spacious and the top patio is excellent for morning cups of tea and evening views across the sands. The shops are not close but are a pleasant walk away along the promenade. We have stayed at six different holiday cottages in the area over the years and this one was the best. And the weather was good.

    Thank you Arthur for providing such lovely feedback. We are pleased that our cottage gave your family a convenient place to stay with plenty of room to spread out. The top patio is a great feature, with the ever changing views across the estuary. We hope to see you back again soon, Alice and Nick Property Owner

    Reviewed by Arthur5.0Aug 2022

  • "A superb property that felt like a home from home immediately."

    Very clean and beautifully presented with everything you could need for a week away. The location is perfect and very quiet so you can just relax. Great walks along the promenade or onto the Sands. Without doubt we will return.

    Thank you Dan for your great feedback. We're very pleased you found Westmorland Cottage so well presented and well equipped. We too love the peaceful location so close to the Promenade. We're always pleased to hear our guests had a relaxing time. Look forward to having you back to stay again, Alice and Nick. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dan5.0Aug 2022

  • "We shunned Spain for the sunnier Lake District."

    We spent the hottest week of the summer in the coolest cottage in Grange over Sands. The cottage was everything we hoped for and more. Booking was easy and the owners were in touch before our journey with helpful advice and directions. The cottage was a delight. Beautifully set out and equipped. Kitchen and lounge were lovely. Everything we needed. The second fridge was a real bonus in the hot weather. Spotlessly clean, the bedrooms, linen and towels were first class. Wet room good for quick showers too. Hot water and pressure again excellent. We didn’t use the dishwasher although there is one in the kitchen. We travel light so were able to do a couple of washings in the machine which had clear instructions, quick eco wash which left the laundry almost dry. Came home with a clean case! Outside space was lovely, rooftop terrace was really good for drinks and eating and had brilliant views over the water. The railway line is near the house but we enjoyed seeing the infrequent trains pass by and it did not disturb in the least. Back garden secluded and was ideal for chilling, reading a book and setting up the disposable barbecues we brought with us. There is a brilliant butcher and baker shop in the village. The nearby train stations made it really easy for day trips and we hardly used the car at all but managed to visit several place and still be back for late lunch. We were prepared for a longer walk into Grange over Sands but it was much closer than we thought and we were there in 15 mins easily at a leisurely pace along the prom. Great views over the estuary from the promenade and the house. The neighbours were all friendly and said good morning which was nice. Very quiet at night which was also good for sleeping, which we did professionally. All in all a brilliant week. We’d love to come back in the future. And we got a really good price as we booked almost last minute! Thanks for a lovely break. Robert

    Dear Robert, thank you very much for taking the time to provide such lovely comments and details about Westmorland Cottage. It was a delight to read and know that you had such an enjoyable holiday in Grange and the surrounding area. We all work very hard to provide a clean and comfortable cottage for guests to call 'home' for a week or more. We're glad you had everything you needed for a memorable stay. We hope to see you again very soon for another relaxing stay..... Alice and Nick Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jul 2022

  • "The cottage was perfect for us."

    It was very well-furnished and easy to relax in. We ate in the kitchen most of the time but the dining room was lovely for special meals. The garden and roof terrace with estuary views were very much appreciated. The nearby prom was a pleasure to walk along with the changing light and water levels.

    Thank you Lorraine for kindly providing your comments. We are very pleased Westmorland Cottage provided you with everything you needed for your holiday with family. It is a great location being so close to the Promenade and also having such nice estuary views from the roof terrace. We hope to see you again someday soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Jul 2022

  • "A lovely spacious property with stunning views from the rooftop terrace which we enjoyed."

    It’s in a great location with a lovely walk along the promenade into Grange. Handy for exploring the coastline and day trips into the Lakes. Very well equipped kitchen, comfortable beds and everything you need for your stay.

    We were delighted you had such a lovely holiday at Westmorland Cottage. Thank you for taking the time to provide your comments. The rooftop terrace is great for estuary views, morning sunrise and sunbathing of course! Glad you enjoyed the unique walkable location into Grange-over-Sands. Having the Prom so close is ideal for walking the dog too. We have furnished our cottage with the best quality mattresses to ensure a really good nights sleep. Glad the kitchen had everything you needed for your stay. We hope to see you back again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison4.1Jun 2022

  • "We could not ask for anything better."

    The property is immaculately kept, everything needed for a stay is provided and instructions on how to operate everything is provided. The owners made personal contact to offer general advice on the property and the area and provide support for the stay, which was very much appreciated. The location and size of the property is fantastic for a family and Sykes Cottages have been very helpful in all correspondence. We would definitely recommend this cottage and in fact are looking at when we may next book some time here.

    Very pleased to hear you had such a lovely time at Westmorland cottage with your family. Thank you for choosing our cottage. We really appreciate you taking the time to give us feedback. Our cleaners work very hard and take great pride in ensuring it is immaculate for our guests. We are very glad you plan to come back again soon and like us enjoy its special charm and great location. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Darren5.0Feb 2022

  • "Great cottage, plenty of space and in a lovely location with views."

    Owners super helpful with info requests

    Thank you for taking the time to provide your comments. Glad you had such a lovely time at Westmorland Cottage. We always strive to ensure our guests have a great time and its always pleasing to hear we able to help. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jeremy5.0Dec 2021

  • "We enjoyed a week in this well located property."

    It lived up to its description and the facilities were more than adequate for our stay. The walk into Grange along the Salt Marsh path and Promenade was welcome exercise. The parking and the WiFi are a great benefit

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Sep 2021

  • "The driveway is quite difficult to get into."

    Its off a narrow lane on a hill and just off a sharp corner.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.7Sep 2021

  • "The house is easy to find and location is beautifully quiet."

    Walking distance into grange. Lovely and clean all facilities supplied. Plenty of excellent cooking pots and pans although we did bring our own big mugs as I love a large cup of tea. Grange has enough facilities take you own tennis rackets etc and you can play for free down on the promenade after 4.30. We’ll located for access to Windermere, Grizedale forest. Just make sure you pre book any activities you want to do up front before you go as it’s very busy post covid. Excellent pub the pheasant in Allithwaite next village 2 mile away.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Aug 2021

  • "The cottage is beautiful, it was wonderfully clean and the beds were super comfortable."

    The location is amazing with great views, especially from the terrace, of the ever changing Morecambe Bay. It’s a short walk from Grange and a 20 minute drive to Windermere so the perfect base for walking. The cottage is equipped with everything you need and very quickly felt like a home from home - I would definitely recommend it, it was perfect for a family and a dog!

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Jul 2021

  • "Not quite by a seaside."

    Access to the garden was a challenge and if you had young children almost dangerous to go up and down the external steps.

    Thank you for your feedback, we have taken on board what you have said and I am sorry for any confusion surrounding the estuary nearby. We show the steps in the photographs advertising the property but we will add more information to the description to help future guests. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David3.8Jun 2021

  • "Spacious rooms and enclosed rear garden."

    Plenty of parking, decent size TV. Good showers.

    Reviewed by John4.7Jun 2021

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  • Three bedrooms: 2 x king-size, 1 x twin
  • Ground-floor wet room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen with dining seating
  • Utility
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with gas coal-effect fire
  • Gas central heating and gas coal-effect fire
  • Gas range cooker, microwave, fridge, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, Smart TV, WiFi and a selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for three cars please be aware the access to this is narrow.
  • Rear lawn, orchard and patio garden with furniture
  • Stone steps leading to roof terrace with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.9 miles, pub 1 mile After your stay could you please return the key to the key safe
  • Please note: there is a £35 charge per pet

The property

An impressive Grade II limestone cottage built in 1850, formerly part of the old fishing village, Westmorland Cottage is a beautiful holiday base for an escape with family or friends to the coast of Cumbria.

A spacious cottage situated on the corner of Cart Lane and Carter Road, with gardens to the front and enclosed gardens to the rear, this property offers all you could want for a relaxing retreat.

Park up on the off-road, graveled parking area, with enough space for three cars, and soak up the splendid scenery, which surrounds you; situated in an elevated position but close to the estuary with breath-taking views of the Howgills and Morecambe Bay in the Edwardian town of Grange-over-Sands on the edge of the beautiful Lake District.

Venture inside to be met by the spacious hallway where you can take off your boots before discovering the beauty of the sitting room; light up the gas coal-effect fire and settle down in the contemporary seating arrangement whilst watching your favourite films on the Smart TV.

Move through into the kitchen and take a seat at the breakfast table with a refreshing beverage in hand, your delicious dinner simmering on the traditional gas range cooker amidst the selection of other wonderful appliances, while you will find a fridge/freezer and convenient washing machine in the utility room.

Make the most of the space within the formal dining room where you can enjoy your meal times or with a board game brought from home, or carry your conversation out into the impressive garden, the roof terrace making the perfect spot for soaking in the sun whilst enjoying the views of the Bay and the hills.

Back inside, on the ground floor you will find a convenient wet room with a large walk-in shower, wonderfully placed for after a day spent exploring the Lake District National Park, while up on the first floor rests the family bathroom, where you can choose from both a bath and an overhead shower to begin each day.

Seek out the three enticing bedrooms all offering their own wonderful views, made up of two king-size rooms and a twin, with each room boasting a homely interior and ample storage space for your personal belongings too.

Step outside and begin your exploration of the local area at the end of Cart Lane, where just a few steps away is the start of the impressive Victorian Promenade leading you into heart of Grange-over-Sands where you will be pleased to find a charming atmosphere hosting a range of wonderful shops and eateries including pubs and restaurants, with a traditional fish and chip shop giving you a true taste of the coast.

The bustling Edwardian resort town also boasts its very own railway station giving you easy access to the surrounding wonders of the area, with fantastic transport links to Furness Peninsula, Kendal, and Lancaster and further afield to Manchester and the West Coast mainline.

The property benefits from being just a short drive to the M6 too, letting you explore the wider area at your own leisurely pace.

Take a stroll from the cottage to the Kents Bank railway station passing the 15th century Guides Farm, where the Royal appointed Queen’s Guide across the Sands lives, making a wonderful walk across the sands for young and old alike.

Venture into the depths of the Lake District National Park to indulge in a scenic experience like no other, with opportunities for walking, cycling, horse riding, watersports and so much more, or simply soak up the splendour of the sea views with a relaxing day at your perfect holiday home, Westmorland Cottage.

Please note: there is a £35.00 charge per pet.

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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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Please note: there is a £35.00 charge per pet.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas