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Woodland Lodge

Meathop near Grange-Over-Sands, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1051313)

4.9

Outstanding

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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17 Customer Reviews

  • "A lovely cottage in a lovely setting!"

    Very clean and cosy. Everything was to a high standard. Loved the bed and bedding so comfortable, best nights sleep in a long time! Such a peaceful area with lovely walks from the doorstep. Especially loved walking onto Grange-Over-Sands for a stroll along the promenade. The owners have done a lovely job of making the cottage a home from home! Thankyou! Appreciated the bottle of wine also, enjoyed that in the garden while taking in our surroundings! Bliss. We will be back.

    Thank you for your very kind comments, we are glad you had such a lovely time. We look forward to welcoming you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ColinJul 2022

  • "Very pleased overall with the standard of the accommodation."

    Only suggestions would be a cafetière, larger bath sheets and curtains in the bedroom as the light came in very early. Would definitely book again, great location.

    Thanks for your suggestions, we will be getting larger bath sheets at the end of the season and we will consider your other points, thank you for mentioning them. We are pleased that you had a nice holiday and would book again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ElizabethJul 2022

  • "Woodland Lodge is a very special place and excellent in every way."

    We really appreciated staying in such a beautiful place with every attention to detail . Thank you so much for a wonderful time.

    We really appreciate your lovely comments about Woodland Lodge. Thank you so much. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MarianJun 2022

  • "Excellent holiday home."

    Very tasteful interior, high standard of cleanliness. Beautiful location and easy reach to all the Lake District. Nearby Grange over Sands a lovely town with restaurants shops etc. Bottle of wine left for our arrival was a nice touch! Would recommend to any couple seeking an ideal tranquil location.

    Thank you very much for your lovely comments. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Woodland Lodge and all the area has to offer. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AlanJun 2022

  • "Had a fantastic week here."

    The Lodge is in lovely surroundings, has a well-equipped kitchen, and was spotless. We were very comfortable throughout our stay, and found it to be a great base for exploring the lakes; thank you!

    Glad you enjoyed your stay and thank you for your feedback. Hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AmandaMay 2022

  • "Excellent. A very comfortable and clean property."

    Very well equipped. Provided a splendid base from which to explore the area. We think it was one of the best self catering properties we have known. True to the description.

    Thank you for your very kind words, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Woodland Lodge. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JeanMar 2022

  • "I had a lovely stay in Woodland Lodge."

    Very cosy and comfortable. Thank you.

    Thank you for your excellent feedback it is much appreciated, we are glad you had a lovely stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by HelenMar 2022

  • "Really enjoyed the location and accommodation really good."

    Would recommend and would stay again. Power failure on first part of holiday. Reported to Sykes, problem not resolved. Didn’t spoil our holiday.

    Thank you for your positive comments, we have resolved the cooker hood problem, glad you would recommend and stay again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by KathleenSep 2021

  • "Fabulous, clean, lovely accommodation and peaceful."

    We will recommend to others, though we hope they don't book the same week we want to return.

    We have just discovered that we can respond to your feedback ! Thank you so much for your comments, it is much appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by GrahamSep 2021

  • "The Woodland Lodge was presented exactly as the the images showed."

    When does that happen? It was in immaculate condition and beautiful throughout. The attention to detail by our hosts were second to none and the facilities provided were above and beyond our expectations. The location of the lodge was in a quiet woodland area to the side of a main grand looking house. It was private and secluded, tucked away in a corner. During our 1 week stay we saw 1 or 2 couples in the area. Our hosts kindly allowed us to charge our electric car from their outside socket, though I could only get 2 volts (had to knock down the voltage to ensure I didn’t trip the lodge), it proves our hosts are happy to accommodate our wishes. Believe me, a lot of hosts wouldn’t allow this out of fear and the unknown of EV energy consumption (as an FYI, less than running a hot tub for a week or a Power Shower). Sorry, I digress, but the accommodation of our EV charging is worth noting as this was a big factor in our search for accommodation in the area. So even though it wasn’t “officially” listed as EV friendly, after asking during our initial enquiry, our hosts certainly were accommodating and I thank them for this. Look at me, I’m still digressing! Let me wrap up by saying our Woodland lodge stay has to be one of the best holidays we’ve had in this country for a very long time. It felt homely, modern and traditional. This is truly a “gem” to find and we will be recommending it to friends and family who choose to stay in the Lake District.

    We have just realised we can respond to your feedback ! Thank you very much for such a positive review, we're glad the car charging worked out well. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SimonAug 2021

  • "Just back from a week at Woodland Lodge."

    The standard and cleanliness of this lodge is outstanding. The decor is very light and modern, the bed is the most comfiest we have ever slept in, there’s a recliner sofa and a rocking chair, we were surrounded by home comforts. The kitchen is very well equipped, I took my own cleaning equipment (just in case!) but the place was spotless and had a cupboard full of stuff supplied for our use. The bathroom is gorgeous with plenty of hot water. The outside area is spacious with a table and chairs and a massive umbrella. The surrounding area is woodland and very peaceful. A walk into Grange on Sands is down a lovely track, about 2 miles, and has lovely views of Morecambe bay. Cartmell is also close, it’s a beautiful village with the racecourse in the centre, well worth a visit. We used the Lakeside and Haverthwaite railway (Steam train) with a boat ride to Ambleside included. Fell Foot Park was also another highlight. We also visited Grasmire and Keswick. All in all we had a lovely visit to the Lake District, knowing that our lovely welcoming Lodge was waiting for our return from a busy day out. We would recommend Woodland Lodge 100%.

    Reviewed by LeonardJul 2021

  • "Grange over Sands was further away than we thought ..."

    Grange over Sands was further away than we thought We hoped to be able to walk there but it was too far Everything else was excellent

    Glad you thought everything was excellent, thank you so much. Since your visit we have put some local walk guides / maps in the Lodge for visitors to enjoy and will add to these as time goes on. Property Owner

    Reviewed by BarbaraJul 2021

  • "Yes. I have experienced one or two breaks with Sykes cottages, which have fallen below expectations."

    However, this cottage was everything we could have hoped for. Well equipped, immaculately clean, a lovely situation in the middle of the forest, and near enough to a small hotel if we wanted a bit of company. Because this was so nice, it has encouraged me to look again at Sykes cottages. Thank you to your company and to the owners of the cottage.

    A very belated thank you for such a positive review it is much appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by BarbaraJun 2021

  • "Beautiful setting Well equipped and lovely furnished accommodation Homely feel"

    Thank you so much for your positive feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by BarbaraMay 2021

  • "Fantastic stay!"

    Had all the amenities required, such a comfy and cosy place to come back to when you have been out for the day. Plenty of places to visit locally such as Bowness, Ambleside, Grasmere etc. Locked out bikes away in the storage shed and didn’t have to worry about them. Would love to stay again!

    Your positive comments are much appreciated, thank you so much. Property Owner

    Reviewed by NicolaMay 2021

  • "Could not fault the lodge,had everything we needed to enjoy our stay."

    Would certainly book again,

    Reviewed by BrianMay 2021

  • "Had a lovely week away, visiting lots of places around the lakes."

    Accomodation was perfect, just what we needed. We would definitely stay again.

    Apr 2021

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Summary

  • All-ground-floor
  • One king-size double bedroom
  • Shower room with walk-in shower basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining and seating area and electric fire '
  • Electric central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven, halogen hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Bike storage
  • Patio garden with seating
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1.8 miles, pub 0.1 mile
  • Note: This property is on the ground floor, but there are a set of steps up onto the decking to get to the entrance

The property

Grange-over-Sands 2.7 miles.

Resting on private grounds and surrounded by charming woodland on the outskirts of Grange-over-Sands in the Lake District National Park is Woodland Lodge, a quaint lodge that provides the perfect couple's retreat for those wanting to explore the South Lakeland District.

Park your car in one of the two parking spaces beside the property, where you'll find secure storage for your bikes, and head up the set of steps onto the decking, where you will find the entrance.

Step inside the property into a small porch, where you can hang your coats and kick off your walking boots, before moving into the bright and airy open-plan living space.

The galley-style kitchen provides ample worktop space to prepare ingredients, as well as a host of useful appliances to enable you to whip up delicious meals for your loved one, which you can enjoy together at the intimate dining table for two, before moving to the reclining leather sofa and kicking back beside the warming electric fire with a glass of wine and your favourite show on the TV.

Retire to the king-size double bedroom to catch up on rest, beautifully presented and stylishly furnished to provide a calming and relaxing space with gorgeous Egyptian cotton bedding.

The contemporary shower room allows you to prepare for each day with a rejuvenating rinse, while the heated towel rail warms up your towels and provides additional comfort.

Spend your morning on the patio, admiring the peaceful woodland area as you enjoy a cup of coffee, before heading out to explore the surroundings.

The Woodlands Hotel is close by with a pub, where you can grab a bite to eat and enjoy a glass of wine or refreshing pint after a long day of walking.

The Cumbrian Way goes past Woodland Lodge, with cycle ways also close by.

Head to the charming Edwardian town of Grange-over-Sands, situated between the fells of the Lake District and Morecambe Bay, and stroll along the delightful promenade, while the ornamental gardens provide a beautiful backdrop for a picnic.

There are two golf clubs to choose from, one only 5 minutes away, should you wish to practice your swing, along with a range of shops to explore and a selection of friendly pubs.

Nearby Cartmel offers a fantastic day out at its racecourse, which hosts several events throughout the year, Holker Hall boasts 200 acres of gardens, woodland and even a deer park, and you can round off a special day with a romantic meal at L'Enclume, which has been voted one of the best restaurants in the UK.

Explore the surroundings from the comfort of a vintage train carriage with a scenic trip on the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway, a three-mile journey through the countryside, and head to the Lakeland Motor Museum to see its exhibits.

Windermere and its iconic lake are within easy reach, offering visitors an array of gardens, shopping and entertainment facilities, and superb attractions, including Brockhole and Fell Foot Park, where you can hire a rowing boat and enjoy a picnic in the sunshine.

Other attractions within easy reach include Levens Hall and its world-famous topiary gardens, Furness Abbey, the National Trust's Sizergh Castle, and Conishead Priory, a Gothic revival country house.

Woodland Lodge is a wonderful holiday home for a couple wanting to explore this fantastic region of the Lake District.

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

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas