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Towards the property
Stunning view from the property over Grange-over-Sands
Relax with a drink and a good book
Steps lead down to the grand lounge area where you can sit in front of the woodburner
Ornate features in the lounge
Put your feet up and relax
Plenty of open space
Perfect for those chillier evenings
Enjoy a romantic meal with a loved one
Candles and soft lighting create a wonderful setting for an evening meal
Tickle the ivories on the piano
A beautiful oak dining table for grand dining
Sit back and relax
Grand French doors lead you into the lounge
Finishing touches create a homely feel
A very socialable space, great for entertaining
Enjoy a family meal together
Cosy up in the snug area
Create your favourite dishes
King-size bedroom with period features
Step onto the veranda in the morning and enjoy your morning coffee
Time to relax
Large king-size bedroom with plenty of character
Get yourself ready for the day
Wake up to birdsong
Bathroom with separate shower enclosure
King-size bedroom
Enjoy a restful night's sleep
Plenty of charm and charisma throughout
Let the world go by
Relax in the large garden on a lazy summer afternoon
The architecture makes this property very special
Spectacular views from the veranda
Grange over Sands nearby
1 / 34  Towards the property
2 / 34  Stunning view from the property over Grange-over-Sands
3 / 34  Relax with a drink and a good book
4 / 34  Steps lead down to the grand lounge area where you can sit in front of the woodburner
5 / 34  Ornate features in the lounge
6 / 34  Put your feet up and relax
7 / 34  Plenty of open space
8 / 34  Perfect for those chillier evenings
9 / 34  Enjoy a romantic meal with a loved one
10 / 34  Candles and soft lighting create a wonderful setting for an evening meal
11 / 34  Tickle the ivories on the piano
12 / 34  A beautiful oak dining table for grand dining
13 / 34  Sit back and relax
14 / 34  Grand French doors lead you into the lounge
15 / 34  Finishing touches create a homely feel
16 / 34  A very socialable space, great for entertaining
17 / 34  Enjoy a family meal together
18 / 34  Cosy up in the snug area
19 / 34  Create your favourite dishes
20 / 34  King-size bedroom with period features
21 / 34  Step onto the veranda in the morning and enjoy your morning coffee
22 / 34  Time to relax
23 / 34  Large king-size bedroom with plenty of character
24 / 34  Get yourself ready for the day
25 / 34  Wake up to birdsong
26 / 34  Bathroom with separate shower enclosure
27 / 34  King-size bedroom
28 / 34  Enjoy a restful night's sleep
29 / 34  Plenty of charm and charisma throughout
30 / 34  Let the world go by
31 / 34  Relax in the large garden on a lazy summer afternoon
32 / 34  The architecture makes this property very special
33 / 34  Spectacular views from the veranda
34 / 34  Grange over Sands nearby

1 Woodheads

Grange Over Sands, Lake District
Visit England rating: 5 stars
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
VE 5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Luxury
Romantic
Family friendly
Apartment
Towels included
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Property code: LCC01

Overview

If you are looking for a property with some wow factor, then 1 Woodheads may well fit the bill. Architecture, interior decor and views all combine to make this property that extra bit special. Perfect as a romantic retreat or for family holidays, I trust our description will do justice to what we think is somewhere quite unique, but maybe the images will serve better along with Visit England's recognition of a 5 Star Award.

Originally it was built as a beautiful Regency style villa with stables and coach house. As much with the view in mind as to its architectural excellence, Woodheads is set above the popular town of Grange over Sands, with a magnificent backdrop of rooftops and church spires, the Morecambe Bay estuary and in the distance the hills of the Pennines.

Today the house is divided into three spacious apartments; the top floor apartment, the Coach House to the side, occupied by Joanne the owner, with our property, 1 Woodheads, having the ground floor of the main house along with a front garden overlooking the bay.

The peninsular lies just below Lake Windermere, a spit of land jutting out into the bay, where country lanes crisscross meadows and woodland, joining the local villages including Grange and Cartmel, and are perfect for both walking and cycling.

Joanne's welcome is warm, where there will be a complimentary basket of logs, a table set for tea and coffee with some home baked cookies.

Accessed by a narrow private drive serving four nearby properties, there is a private parking bay for two cars and where you get the most perfect bay view.

Living Spaces

From the parking area you walk around to the rear of the house, through a small courtyard between the Coach House and Old Stables, and where French windows open into the combined kitchen/dining room and snug.

A large room with original stone flagged floor, to one end is the kitchen area with cupboards and drawers along with a range cooker and all kitchen essentials. To the rear of the kitchen area, through a door is a small scullery with the fridge/freezer, laundry equipment and a separate WC.

The dining table sits in the middle and to the other end is a settle and armchair drawn around an open fire.

From the kitchen/snug you go through to the central hall. A feature in its own right with polished timber floors and French doors flanked by arched windows, it serves to make the perfect entrance down into the grand sitting room.

Set to the front of the house, three wide steps lead down into the room, is a very special space. A timber floor sits beneath a perfect ornate plaster ceiling, where to the far end is a roaring log burning stove, set in a beautiful specially commissioned stone fire surround. Two sets of French windows open out to the veranda and the garden beyond, allowing light to flood in and where the view is filled by the bay and far fells.

A plump sofa and two large Designers Guild armchairs sit around the fire; where in the centre of the room is a beautiful oak table for grand dining. In one corner sits a piano, and there is enough open space to twirl your partner in a grand romantic gesture.

Candles, soft lighting and ornament, make this the perfect room to relax in. Tuck around the fire in winter with a good book or movie, or come summer throw open the French windows, where you can spill out on to the veranda and enjoy a most memorable view.

Bedrooms & Bathrooms

There are two bedrooms to choose from. The first bedroom is off the main hall, to the rear of the apartment and with a king size double bed. Adjacent to this, across the hall, is the house bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, basin and WC.

The master bedroom is off the sitting room. A large space it also has a king sized double bed. The window and glazed door look out to the garden, where you can step out onto the veranda to enjoy the sunrise and an early morning coffee.

Garden Spaces

There is plenty of outside space to enjoy. The veranda with the lawn in front makes for the perfect place to relax with a drink and a good read, or you can simply watch the tide ebb and flow and the light change across the sands and the bay.

In Summary - This property is one of the most attractive we have seen, the setting delightful, the interior quite unique where we think it will be a very special place for romantic breaks, honeymoons and anniversaries, along with a perfect base for small family holidays.

Out & About

As someone who lives on the peninsula I may be a little biased, however our family think it is one of the best places in Cumbria, where the Bay rivals any lake view!

The peninsular offers plenty to do, with the foot of Lake Windermere only seven miles north of Grange over Sands. The town is mostly Edwardian in design, offering plenty of shops, including Higginson’s famous butchers, a veg shack, two bakers and a Co-op, along with cafes, the Post Office, a few banks and, of late, some rather good shops for clothes and interior dressing.

The big attraction is the promenade, a mile-long causeway that skirts the bay and where the old lido can still be seen, though sadly is now unused. Come summer the Prom hosts a monthly art fest, normally accompanied by food stalls and musicians and through these months the little cafe opens daily serving sandwiches, cream teas and Lakes ice cream.

Just above the property is Hampsfell, a huge limestone ridge with a perfect limestone pavement. The view from the summit is panoramic taking in the bay to the south and the Cumbrian Mountains to the north. Perfect for a picnic, you can extend the walk into Eggerslack woods, a haven for wildlife and carpeted with bluebells in spring.

A mile over the fell is the village of Cartmel. Picture perfect it is lauded for its architecture, which includes a huge Norman Priory, the horse race course, the smallest national hunt track in the UK and is a place of pilgrimage for both foodies and celebrities for its dining, which includes Simon Rogan's Michelin starred L'Enclume.

At the foot of Lake Windermere is the National Trust’s Fell Foot Park where you can enjoy the grounds, fish and swim in the lake and take to the water with a hired row or sail boat. Opposite is Lakeside where you can hop on a steamer for a round trip of the lake.

This is just a taste of the area, where there is much to do with the wider attractions of the National Park within easy reach.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

Please note there is a refundable £150 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

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  • Ground-floor single-level apartment
  • 2 bedrooms - king-size
  • 1 bathroom - bath, separate shower cubicle and WC
  • Separate WC
  • Range oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer
  • Wood burner and open fire - first basket of logs included (2 baskets for guests staying for a week in winter), further logs available to purchase locally
  • Electric and gas central heating included
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Smart TV, DVD, iPod dock/sound system and Steinway paino
  • Babes in arms welcome, regret no children under 5 yrs
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Pub within walking distance
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Garden with furniture
  • Welcome arrival of a table set of tea and coffee with some home baked cookies
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Bath robes
  • Electric Blankets

This property is personally managed by Anthony.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 44 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Robert 9th March 2020

A cosy, welcoming and relaxing place. Everything you could possibly want has been provided. We cant commend it highly enough.

Reviewed by wendy 28th February 2020

Great view, beautiful house for relaxing. Excellent facilities and comfortable surroundings.

Reviewed by Emma 14th February 2020

Beautiful house with amazing views. It really does have everything you need and has been finished to a fantastic standard. Big glass Georgian doors to open into the garden to enjoy the view in the morning and a gorgeous roaring log fire to keep you cosy at night. The beds are all super soft and snuggly and theres even a dedicated dog bed too! ReallRead morey lovely and the lady that owns the house is very helpful too. Hide

Reviewed by Amanda 24th January 2020

A fantastic view, everything very comfortable, lovely beds and bedding , soft bathrobes. Really well equipped kitchen. Soft squishy sofas. Lots of local info, treats and an enclosed garden for the dog The perfect place to come home to in a wet cold January!

Reviewed by Karen 23rd December 2019

A very grand property in a wonderful location. Even the parking spot has a view! Beautiful house kept in immaculate condition. Everything has been thought of and is provided. All high quality items. Jo is so lovely and very helpful. Loads of shops and places to eat around, not much open at night though but it's fine. House is to be stayed in and enRead morejoyed - who needs to go out!! Fluffy towels, large bathroom, great views, massive fireplace. So comfy and cosy. We absolutely loved it. Hide

Reviewed by Ann 29th November 2019

Beautiful place to stay in glorious surroundings

Reviewed by Lesley 11th October 2019

1 Woodhead is a lovely apartment with fantastic views over the estuary. The kitchen is very well equipped and there is plenty of dining and lounging space. The bedrooms were charming with very comfortable beds and storage space. All in all a great base from which to explore the South Lake District. We had a wonderful time. The flapjacks provided foRead morer tea on our arrival were also memorable. Hide

Reviewed by Simon 19th August 2019

This is our second time at 1 woodhead in Grange over Sands. We adored this property as it gives us a very beautiful and comfy place to stay and enjoy indoors, and its also relatively close to every attraction and lakes; we hope to come back again for a third or a fourth time... Our Dog likes the lake District and we love to go again and stay in thaRead moret amazing house! it has it all! Hide

Reviewed by Gudbjorg 12th August 2019

Very nice place with stunning view from a beautiful garden.

Reviewed by Ian 22nd July 2019

Beautiful accommodation, great location with stunning views, the best equipped holiday home we've stayed in. The owner was very welcoming and helpful without being at all intrusive.

Reviewed by Melissa 12th July 2019

We were stunned with this cottage. It has large airy rooms which still feel cosy and welcoming. Everything ... the chairs, sofa, beds .... are exceedingly comfortable. The views from the garden are incredible, and the garden was fully enclosed so we could let our dog out to sniff around and enjoy the sun. The kitchen and utility room had everythingRead more you could possibly need. We would happily have moved in for good! Grange-over-Sands is the perfect location to base a holiday in the lakes. Hide

Reviewed by Melissa, Keith & Pucci July 2019

Weve had a wonderful stay. We wish we had booked for longer. The place is comfortable and airy. We love it here. Jo is a great host and we really enjoyed meeting her.

Reviewed by Matthew, Rachel & Bailey. June 2019

Had a great time. The cottage is beautiful as are the views. Every little details has been tought about. Thank you. Xxx

Reviewed by The Abingdons June 2019

The Boris frenzy nothwithstanding we have enjoyed a wonderful week delightful house, fine weather and tremendous vistas. Chief among our pleasures were Sizergh, Black and the hostelries of the Winster valle

Reviewed by Richard 17th June 2019

Excellently equipped. Beautiful garden and sea views. Very spacious, especially the main living room. Attractively and stylishly furnished. Two double beds, so presumably children not envisaged?

Reviewed by The Jones/Mercer Family June 2019

Fabulous! Had a great time. Loved all the attention to detail. The views are just fab! We will be back.

Reviewed by Clare 10th June 2019

Excellent! Had everything we needed for a great week away. Will be returning.

Reviewed by Michelle, Andy & Lilly June 2019

Just beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! Lovely home, garden and views. Had a fabulous time and really appreciated the attention to detail Thank you Jo! X

Reviewed by Michelle 3rd June 2019

Beautiful house which is full of character, and the view is to die for. All the home comforts are included (especially the bed) as well as maps and lots of material on where to visit. Perfectly placed to visit the lakes, with it being relaxing and quiet to come home to. Loved sitting in the garden for breakfast and just looking at the view. It was Read moresuch a pleasure to stay here, thank you Jo! Hide

Reviewed by Sally, Simon & Daisy May 2019

Thank you for a lovely stay. Wonderful place. Everything was super. Hope to be back. X

Reviewed by Sally May 2019

Thank you for a lovely stay. Wonderful place. Everything was super. Hope to be back

Reviewed by The Hamlets May 2019

Spectatular views. Lovely garden. Spacious and beautifully decorated home. Otis loved his stay!! What an amazing stay!! The attention to detail is stunning. A perfect place to relax and a great base to explore the Lakes. The little extras (dog treats, flapjacks and fluffy baktrhobes) were appreciated as was the vast library of local walks. MapRead mores and things to see. Weve had some great visits all around the Lakes, in particular Windermere, Morecambe and the views fro the National Trust site of Fellfoot. Thank you Jo for making us feel so welcome. Xx Hide

Reviewed by Jemma 24th May 2019

What a lovely stay! Wonderful house, spectacular views and dog friendly! The little extras (dog treats, flapjacks and fluffy bathrobes) were appreciated as was the extensive library of local walks, maps and things to see. Weve had some great visits all around the lakes, loving Windermere, Morecombe and the views from the National Trust site of FootRead more Fell. Thank you Jo for making us feel so welcome!! Xx Hide

Reviewed by Amanda & Michael May 2019

Wonderful accommodation. So relaxing. Really didnt want to leave. Perfect base for exploring the Lakes. Breathtaking view. Everything we could wish for and more. We will def be back. Thank you. Xx

Reviewed by Amanda 17th May 2019

Perfect location for exploring the lakes. Top class apartment. Every thing you could want and more. Peaceful. Idyllic view. Perfect host. Will see be returning. Log burner superb. Beds so comfy we could have slept in till lunchtime.

Reviewed by Eileen & Stephen May 2019

Great accommodation, great weather, plus a great hostess. Well done Joanne. X

Reviewed by Vic & Gayle May 2019

Lovely stay, lovely home, beautiful views. Very comfortable and lovely touches such as electric blankets and batch robes etc (FAB).

Reviewed by Stephen May 2019

Great accommodation, great weather, plus a great hostess

Reviewed by Gayle 3rd May 2019

Lovely spotlessly clean apartment with lovely views & a lovely garden. Everything was catered for, lovely thick white towels & robes & electric blankets if needed, there was a basket with fresh coffee, tea bags, biscuits & some milk in fridge so you could have a cuppa on arrival, even our dog was catered for with bowls, doggie bags, a jar with dog Read morebiscuits & a towel for wet paws, we enjoyed our stay thank u Jo for all the lovely touches you provide. Gayle & Vic from Thornton-Cleveleys Hide

Reviewed by Lisa & Dawn April 2019

Absoultely fabulous accommodation. We have enjoyed every minute of our stay. Thank you!

Reviewed by Lisa April 2019

Absoultely fabulous accommodation. We have enjoyed every minute of our stay. Thank you

Reviewed by Frank 22nd April 2019

Fantastic cottage. My partner and I had a most relaxing minimoon here after our wedding along with our 2 dogs. I don't think we have ever stayed somewhere so relaxing, clean, spacious and luxurious. The dogs absolutely loved the garden, and we felt they were very safe at all times. We will definately be going back.

Reviewed by Larry April 2019

Thank you for letting us stay in your beautiful home. Loved the views and I would like to come back again and do more next time. Thank you

Reviewed by The Sacks Family April 2019

Thank you for letting us stay in your beautiful home. Loved the views and I would like to come back again and do more next time! Thank you!

Reviewed by The Crankshaws April 2019

Thank you for the most wonderful stay in the most beautiful place. The dogs adored the garden. We will definitely be back, it has been wonderful. Thanks xxx

Reviewed by Mary April 2019

Thank you for letting us stay in such a beautiful home. We adored the views and such tasteful dcor. Really appreciated the attention to detail, and feel very lucky to have been able to enjoy the sunshine from the veranda. Thank you

Reviewed by The Wilkinson and Gill Family and Mimi April 2019

Thank you for letting us stay in such a beautiful home. We adored the views and such tasteful dcor. Really appreciated the attention to detail, and feel very lucky to have been able to enjoy the sunshine from the verandah. Thank you! Xxx

Reviewed by The Abel family – Leeds April 2019

We have loved staying in this wonderful home, which has been a perfect base for exploring this beautiful part of the world. The house is fabulous, with gorgeous period features, so wonderfully maintained, and of course stunning views to the outside. Weve had some great visits all around the Lakes, loving the Old Man of Coniston and right up to KeRead moreswick. Locally, the woods and Cartmel are well worth a visit, and Id recommend the Cavendish to eat in the evening, and Yew Tree Barn for breakfast. Jo, thank you for letting us stay in your wonderful home. You have been a fabulous host and weve loved it here. Hide

Reviewed by Emma 29th March 2019

We loved staying at this property. Its a beautiful period home, incredibly well maintained and with outstanding views. The host, Jo, was fabulous and Id highly recommend Woodheads to anyone.

Reviewed by peter 25th March 2019

Lovely, well maintained and well appointed home from home. The little extras (dog treats, flapjacks etc) were appreciated as was the extensive library of local walks, maps and things to see. The location of the house is framed by an extensive vista across Morecambe Bay. In all I would heartily recommend this property to anyone visiting the Lake DisRead moretrict. Hide

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Towards the property
Stunning view from the property over Grange-over-Sands
Relax with a drink and a good book
Steps lead down to the grand lounge area where you can sit in front of the woodburner
Ornate features in the lounge
Put your feet up and relax
Plenty of open space
Perfect for those chillier evenings
Enjoy a romantic meal with a loved one
Candles and soft lighting create a wonderful setting for an evening meal
Tickle the ivories on the piano
Show 22 moreA beautiful oak dining table for grand dining

Location

Map
Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

Adventure, memories and awe-inspiring natural beauty await you in the rugged, wild and unique Cumbrian Lake District where beautiful expanses of water merge with magical forests against a backdrop of dramatic mountains and fells.

This ancient land has been sculpted by time and nature and is the newest UNESCO World Heritage Site and the first UK National Park to be awarded this outstanding accolade. Poets, writers and artists throughout the ages have been instinctively drawn here; William Wordsworth, Beatrix Potter and John Ruskin, to name a few. The attractions and the diverse landscape will not fail to charm the young and the young at heart, whether that be thrill-seeking activities you seek, pure and cathartic inspiration or simply just some relaxation, you will find it here.

Cycling, walking, canoeing, white-water rafting, flying, parachuting and ballooning are just some of the offerings for any level of adrenalin junky. Experience the glory of nature in the wild or in a setting such as the Predator Experience where you can walk with wolves and learn about the importance of conservation. For a complete day of family, enjoy treetop capers at Go-Ape in the Grizedale Forest.

Vibrant towns and villages are there to be discovered, be it by land or water. You can step back in time and enjoy a steamboat cruise on a lake or leisurely unearth the dynamic scene of contemporary art, culture and some of the best dining in the UK by foot, bus or car.

The National Park is an area of breath-taking beauty that will leave you spoilt for choice, refuelled and inspired. So much so that you’ll want to come back time and time again.

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