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The Grange Lodge

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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Open fire
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile

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34 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage was very clean and comfortable."

    Well equipped kitchen and toiletries provided, which was more than what we expected. It was a short walk to the centre of Windermere and the lake. 40 minutes walk to the centre of Bowness. Altogether a lovely cottage to relax in with plenty of space for the whole family.

    Reviewed by Georgina4.7Mar 2024

  • "Beautiful, spacious, homely, well equipped and comfortable bungalow with a log burning fire (which we did not use as the gas central heating was good enough to heat the house)."

    3 showers, a bath, 4 toilets and a washer and dryer, perfect for a family of 5. Close to all shops,the train station, visitors centre and perfect for local walks;Orrest head nearby is an easy walk and can go further once at the top, this was recommended by the owner. Would also recommend Golden Mountain Chinese restaurant and The Little Chippy Takeaway just a short walk away from The Grange.

    Reviewed by Jodie5.0Mar 2024

  • "Excellent cottage and location"

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Mar 2024

  • "Perfect location beautiful garden excellent accommodation will definitely be coming back"

    Reviewed by Gareth5.0Mar 2024

  • "Superb stay and very comfortable."

    Thank you for your feedback. We are glad that you enjoyed the property. Lakelover Owners Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Dec 2023

  • "Just returned from a lovely week in the Lakes staying at the Grange Lodge in Windermere."

    A great location to stay , just a short walk in to Windermere. The house was clean and so well equipped with everything you will need and more. The beds were very comfy. The garden space is great, shame we couldn’t use it more due to the weather. The shower room downstairs was excellent. Overall a gorgeous house. Will 100% be returning in the future . Thank you

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a fabulous time at Grange Lodge."

    We found the accommodation outstanding and loved the stunning views and tranquility. Very spacious, well equipped & tastefully decorated providing a lovely homely feel. We visited with our family & friends from USA who absolutely loved this place! We were blessed with perfect weather and would 100% recommend, we most certainly hope to return in the future!

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Sep 2023

  • "Great house, even better garden in such a convenient location."

    Highly recommended

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Aug 2023

  • "Amazing place."

    Great stay. Had everything we needed (as a family of 6). Will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Darren5.0Jul 2023

  • "Great lodge and a perfect location for us with the children, there was also generous parking for two cars ."

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Jul 2023

  • "Couldn’t fault the property in fact the photographs didn’t do it justice."

    In a great location within walking distance of Windermere. We would definitely stay again.

    Thank you so much for your kind comments. We are glad that you enjoyed everything that the property and area have to offer. Lakelovers Owner Relations Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Jun 2023

  • "Grange Lodge was very much a 'home from home'."

    The house is close to Windermere village but was a lovely tranquil oasis from the busy village itself. We had amazing weather during our stay so the garden really came into its own in the evenings, once we'd returned from our day's adventures with great seating and wonderful seclusion, only shared by one property next door. The kitchen is very well equipped for self catering but there is also a plethora of cafes and restaurants within easy walking distance if you prefer to eat out. The lounge has large windows to one side with spectacular views across the garden to the hills beyond. The house is, obviously, well loved with good quality mattresses, quality furniture and more than sufficient space for 6 adults. There are two shower rooms and on bathroom plus a separate loo so plenty of facilities. For the price charged, we felt this was an excellent value stay in a great location within an easy drive of many beauty spots. We will definitely come again.

    Thank you so much for taking the time to provide your feedback. We are really glad that you had a wonderful time and look forward to welcoming you in the future. Lakelovers Owner Relations Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jun 2023

  • "This was the best cottage we’ve stayed in , beautiful location , very clean , the beds were so comfy."

    It was fully equipped. We had such good weather so was able to enjoy a bbq in the stunning garden too. Would love to come back and would definitely recommend.

    Thank you for your lovely comments. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you back again. The Lakelovers Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had an amazing stay at the Grange Lodge, so much so that we have booked it again for next year."

    It was so well equipped for a family. The rooms were spacious and the beds comfortable. The view from the lounge is amazing and we could see the evening sun glinting on Windermere. We all would highly recommend this cottage to stay in.

    Thank you for your kind comments, we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay, and the views! We hope to welcome you again. The Lakelovers Owner Relations Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by William5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had an enjoyable stay."

    The cottage was extremely well equipped and comfortable. One of the best we have stayed in.

    Thank you for your kind feedback. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you back again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Agnes5.0Mar 2023

  • "The best holiday ."

    Amazing house ,location host defenetly going back and refer to all friends and family.mind blowing house and location ,fabulos amazing excape .thank you judith the host Regards avram

    Reviewed by Avram5.0Oct 2022

  • "Cottage perfect for what we required"

    5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely comfortable house and fabulous gardens Comfortable beds and furniture Great bathrooms Would love to return"

    Reviewed by Gwen5.0Jun 2022

  • "Amazing property, what was advertised is what we got."

    Highly recommend this property for anyone going to the Lake District. Short walk to both Windermere and Bowness on Windermere.

    Reviewed by Warren5.0Apr 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our weekend at the Grange Lodge."

    Everything was of the highest quality, with comfortable beds and excellent showers, which make such a difference to a holiday! We would definitely recommend the house to others, and will probably book here again. The only (very tiny) niggle was the lack of oven gloves. It is also worth noting that the house is far enough away from both main roads, that there is no road noise, so it is very peaceful, whilst being easy walking distance to Windermere village.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Mar 2022

  • "Amazing experience."

    Comfy beds, massive lodge, great views 5 mins walking down, and amazing garden

    Reviewed by Karol5.0Feb 2022

  • "Having spent a very comfortable and memorable few days in the Lodge, I would thoroughly recommend the property in Windermere for its convenience to the town and facilities."

    It enjoys the combination of being very tranquil but close to good food shops, rail and bus networks and main roads for you to explore the Lake District. The Lodge is very well presented and is impeccably clean. An excellent property for families and friends alike.

    Mr NebelFeb 2022

  • "Cleanliness left a lot to be desired with mould, cobwebs and even a dead spider in the fridge."

    TVs TVs need updating to smart TV Facilities were fine with everything needed. Lovely position and garden.

    Reviewed by Paul3.4Oct 2021

  • "I would not recommend this property in fact I would advise people to steer clear."

    There are some positives in its location and size and a good level of kitchen equipment. Plus when the hot water tap on the en-suite sink did not work someone did come out to fix it. However, I had several issues which mean that I could not recommend this place to future guests. 1) Cleanliness- we had to reclean certain areas upon arrival. There was food still on the dining room table which was visible on entry. debris under the coffee table in the sitting room, cobwebs in the bedroom and a dead wasp on the bathroom windowsill. Further insult is that we had t o check-in late and depart early in order to allow for thorough cleaning. 2) the downstairs shower is not fit for purpose. It does not drain properly even when using as little water as possible. Therefore its should not be marketed as a house with 3 showers as we could not use this. 3) The Heating. This is controlled by the owners and whilst you can adjust the thermostat (only to a certain point) sometimes you don't even get an hour of the heating at the temperature you desire. This is particularly problematic for the rooms downstairs which were never warm because the heating is set so low they never had a chance to warm up. The thermostat is controlled by a pin number to adjust which is not shared with guests. We paid £2000 to rent this property and we couldn't even heat it how we needed. The heating, the misrepresentation of the usable shower and the lack of interest in providing a clean property show a terrible disrespect for customers and that is why I wouldn't stay there again or recommend it to anyone.

    We would like to thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear about the maintenance and cleanliness issues you faced. Lakelovers manage this property, so it is our mission to make sure the property is at it’s best, we apologise that on this occasion this was not the case. All these comments have been forwarded on to our Managed Services director who will be investigating. We really hope to welcome you back to The Grange Lodge now these problems have been rectified. Best wishes Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paula1.6Oct 2021

  • "We were a group including my 90year old mother with ltd mobility - the hot water in ground floor bedroom en-suite sink did not appear to be connected?"

    ? Also a couple of comfortable chairs by window in lounge overlooking garden would have been good addition otherwise amongst best equipped accommodation stayed in in uk or abroad!

    Reviewed by Ursula4.4Oct 2021

  • "We have stayed with lakelovers for the last few years."

    The cleanliness of the property this year what not up to the standard we have come to expect and this was a shame. I hope standards return. Otherwise another lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Victoria3.8Sep 2021

  • "Grange Lodge was very nice but it needs a clothes line as the tumble dryer doesn’t dry clothes too well."

    There is not enough seating in the living room to seat 6 adults comfortably but there is space for more comfy seating to be provided. Bed mattresses are very soft which are not my preference but were loved by others in my family. It was generally very clean and comfortable and we had a very enjoyable week. We were even able to charge our hybrid car by passing the charging cable through the main bedroom window to the drive outside, which was very handy.

    Reviewed by Richard4.4Aug 2021

  • "Grange Lodge was perfect for our family holiday."

    It is in a great location, near shops, bars and restaurants but also quiet with a beautiful garden and a short walk from the lake and all the available activities there. It is accessible and easy to get to all the walks and climbs in the Lakes from the lodge. The Lodge itself is one of the best self catering accommodations that we've stayed in, every possible piece of kitchen equipment was provided, lots of plates, glasses, utensils etc. with some nice touches such as the Bath House soap and hand lotions, the welcome coffee/tea basket and books, games and magazines. We were lucky that the weather was good enough for us to sit outside in the garden, even managing a barbecue one evening. We will definitely return to stay at Grange Lodge again.

    Reviewed by Gavin5.0Jul 2021

  • "Windows and carpets were not clean."

    Kids hand prints and crumbs on carpets

    Reviewed by Gay3.1Jun 2021

  • "Grange Lodge was fantastic, a beautiful property in a great location with picturesque views from the lounge."

    The garden was huge and we were lucky to enjoy it on most days thanks to the Lake District weather. The property was extensive with plenty of space and well equipped with everything you could possibly need for your stay.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Jun 2021

  • "Great location - good access on foot down to the lakeshore."

    Short walk to Windermere with local supermarket and good walk into Bowness on Windermere. House in a quiet location and really well equipped - big windows onto the great garden made for a chilled time - even better with the log burner. Big dining table never used as kitchen table more than adequate. Great base with some good walks from the door as well as short drives to a range of places - Gummers How, Rydal, Ambleside, Glenridding for some memorable walks.

    Reviewed by Joe5.0Apr 2021

  • "A great house to spend time together as a family."

    Fantastic views from the sitting room and excellent location in Windermere.

    Mr HolmesSep 2019

  • "The property has amazing views from the living room."

    Great location, it is walking distance to Windermere. Amazing garden for the children to play.

    Mrs McraeJun 2019

  • "The Grange Lodge was an outstanding property in every way and the garden was absolutely stunning."

    Overall an excellent location which met the needs of our family during the holiday.

    Ms PhillipsMay 2019

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This property is part of the Lakelovers collection.
We have properties to suit every occasion throughout the southern and central Lake District including; Ambleside Cottages, Bowness Cottages, Coniston Cottages, Grasmere Cottages, Hawkshead Cottages, Lakeside Cottages, Langdale Cottages, Troutbeck Cottages, Ulswater Cottages, Windermere Cottages and smaller hamlets between, which although seldom heard of are none the less equally wonderful. With hundreds of properties available, all of which are inspected and graded by the English Tourism Council, Lakelovers are sure to have a property to meet your needs.


  • Three bedrooms over two floors: 1 x king size bedroom with en-suite shower room with basin and WC on the ground floor, 1 x king size bedroom located on the lower ground floor, 1 x twin on the lower ground floor
  • Ground floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Ground floor bathroom with shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Lower ground floor shower room with basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining for 4 people
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room.
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV, DVD player, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Travel cot and Highchair available
  • Large lawned garden shared with The Grange, patio with furniture and BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Pub 7 mins walk
  • Shop 8 mins walk.

The property

Grange lodge is a detached Lakeland lodge set in an elevated position overlooking peaceful shared grounds just a short stroll from the shores of Windermere.

This is the perfect place to relax in a tranquil Lakeland setting.

Enter to the first floor where you will find a handy porch and cloakroom.

Continue through to the left through the airy dining area and onto the sitting room with luxurious furnishings and woodburning stove with a wall width window pouring light into the room and of course a beautiful view towards Windermere.

There is a separate modern kitchen with breakfast table, perfect for preparing a tasty meal before heading out to explore.

On this level there is also a bright king-size bedroom with en-suite shower room with basin and WC.

Head downstairs to find the two further bedrooms, one with en-suite and separate shower room with underfloor heating.

Both these bedrooms have superb views offer gardens and to the mountains beyond.

On warm days relish the lovely grounds that join the neighbouring property The Grange and your portion of the gardens with private outdoor seating. Windermere is a prime location for soaking up the best of the Lake District.

The headquarters of Lakeland Ltd is a must for anyone who likes to get creative in the kitchen.

Windermere high street has a traditional butcher and a selection of shops selling local produce.

Just a walk or short taxi ride away, the bustling village of Bowness nestles on the eastern shores of Lake Windermere.

Hire boats and row boats bob on the water in Bowness Bay, while Windermere Lake Cruises depart regularly to Ambleside and Lakeside.

The cruises offer buffet meals and live music during summer evening cruises.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Ambleside 5 miles; Kendal 8.7 miles.

The twin towns of Bowness and Windermere are both vibrant, fun-filled places set within the splendid scenery of the Lake District. Both towns provide a range of amenities, shops and restaurants to suit all tastes whilst Ambleside offers the additional attraction of a boat ride to Bowness, the Lakeside Aquarium and Beatrix Potter's 'Hill Top House' at Sawrey. Grizedale Forest Park is within easy driving distance and is home to a range of activities including many good walks, mountain biking and the 'Go Ape' adventure park. The region also boasts many National Trust properties as well as a variety of water sports for those who prefer a more adrenaline-fuelled trip. Children will enjoy a trip to the 'World of Beatrix Potter' in Bowness whilst the villages of Grasmere, Coniston Water, Kendal, Keswick and the Lakeland Mountains are all within easy reach.

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