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
Family friendly
Towels included
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Property code: LCC01


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, and a discount voucher for the Clare House restaurant dining menu.

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 fees are charged per dog at £20.00 for up to 7 nights, £40.00 for up to 14 nights and an additional £20.00 for every week or part week thereafter.

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
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • 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
  • With owners compliments 10% discount at Clare House restaurant dining menu is available when open (closed mid Dec to end March)Bath robes
  • Electric Blankets

This property is personally managed by Holly.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 35 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Kay 28th September 2018

Beautiful place to stay, home from home feel and comforts. Short stroll into the centre although uphill on the return, may prove difficult for some.

Reviewed by Roslyn 7th September 2018

Extremely happy with out cottage, it was very comfortable, and they really had thought of everything. The location was perfect and we will no doubt return!

Reviewed by Joseph 31st August 2018

Superb cottage with views to die for. Joe made us feel very welcome and the facilities meant we lacked for nothing

Reviewed by Kathy 13th August 2018

We loved our stay at 1 Woodheads. A lot of attention has been put into detail and it shows. It's beautifully appointed, the bath is beautiful and the kitchen large, but cozy feeling. With a gas range and fireplace, it is a wonderful country kitchen. The lounge is spacious and the piano lovely to play. The view from the garden was gorgeous and we trRead moreuly enjoyed having morning coffee on the veranda. The beds were particularly comfortable. We will happily stay here again. Hide

Reviewed by Aileen 6th August 2018

Most comfortable beds ever, which makes a big difference in the rest one gets. The property was beautifully decorated and has an amazing view of the bay. Very helpful and friendly owner. Generous sized rooms and having a wood burner made the evenings very cosy.

Reviewed by Simon 27th July 2018

The location is the perfect base to go different attractions in the lake district and still being in a not crowded village. The house is amazing it was difficult to decide if stay and enjoy the house or go out!

Reviewed by Norma 23rd July 2018

Lovely apartment, really well equipped and very comfortable. The view from the garden was spectacular and our dog loved it.

Reviewed by Vivienne, John and Wendt the dog from Liverpool July 2018

A perfect slice of heaven! Jo the house is amazing. We have had the most wonderful week. There is nothing you could ask for, as everything is provided. The attention to detail, the perfect little touches, it is the ultimate in luxury. Wendy loved the garden so much we had to chase her inside. Five stars x 2.

Reviewed by Dave, Elaine & Red the dog from Falkirk June 2018

Just a lovely house with stunning views, a joy to come back to after a day out and a pleasure to wake up in. Will definitely be back. Thank you Jo a perfect landlady.

Reviewed by John & Mose from Walsall June 2018

It has been a pleasure to stay in your house. Your attention to detail and precise information make it so easy and comfortable. Add to that fine weather and great location a super week!

Reviewed by Mike, Mo and Molly the Cockerpoo from Suffolk June 2018

We have had such a wonderful time staying in this place its such a beautiful space. Wonderful views, very relaxing great walks and Molly especially loved the garden. Great attention to details. Thank you.

Reviewed by Diane and David from Harrogate June 2018

Rob, Chris, Beckie & Rupert the dog. Fabulous house, stunning setting and simply excellent holiday. The superb little touches make such a home from home. Best holiday let every by a mile.

Reviewed by Polly, Emma, Vicky and Lauren from London May 2018

Had a tremendous time! Wonderful house and spectacular views. As it was only a long weekend we did two scenic walks, number 5 in the folder (highly recommend a gin stop at the Brown Horse half way) and up & around School Knott. We had amazing weather and enjoyed relaxing in the robes! Thank you so much we will be back!

Reviewed by Kirsty, Lee, Leanne, Steven (and dog Willow) May 2018

A beautiful home, thank you Jo for being so kind. We loved the view and the beds are truly amazing! Will be back soon!

Reviewed by Linda, Sarah, Joel and Holly the dog from Statford upon Avon May 2018

Decorated beautifully, very comfy beds that we looked forward to sleeping in each night! We loved the garden and spent a lot of time out there! Thank you.

Reviewed by Joe, Paula, Chris, Emilia and dog Scooby May 2018

A beautiful home in a beautiful location. It was a pleasure to meet you and a pleasure to stay. I can think of no better way to spend our first wedding anniversary.

Reviewed by Peter, Ann, Philip & Michelle May 2018

A fabulous place with outstanding views we never tired of looking at. We explored and had a great time filling our memory banks. Thank you for sharing!

Reviewed by Vicki, Andrew & Magnus from London April 2018

A wonderful Easter stay thank you for the egg! The house was perfect and had everything we wanted particularly the beautiful view. Great walk to Cartmel.

Reviewed by Linzi, Dan, Zack and Scarlett from Warrington April 2018

A beautiful home from home, we had a lovely break. The house was comfortable and extremely clean. The view was fantastic. Our first stay in Grange over Sands and it is a very pretty place. We most definitely will be back for a return visit. Fantastic.

Reviewed by Linda and Lisa from Lancashire March 2018

We have had a lovely time. The apartment is lovely and we particularly enjoyed the roaring log fire at the end of the day. Hope to be able to come back.

Reviewed by David, Ann, Jessica & Ruby March 2018

What a fantastic home, the dcor and attention to detail make this a great place to stay. The welcome tray and particularly the roaring fire each evening have made it a pleasure to be here. The stunning views and lovely walks have also been enjoyed. We visited Bowness, Keswick, Cartmel and had a lovely walk along the Promenade and town. Would loRead moreve to come again. Hide

Reviewed by Ian and Gwen from the Wirral March 2018

Thank you so much for letting us stay in this beautiful home. We have loved our stay here. The decoration is perfect the view all wonderful. We have loved cooking in the beautiful kitchen it has been a real home from home. It has been bitterly cold so not as much walking as we would have liked. The town is great butchers, bakers & veg shopRead more are fabulous. Thank you. Hide

Reviewed by Lynda & Peter from Uxbridge February 2018

Our stay at 1 Woodheads has been wonderful.The sun shone on us and we visited some lovely places: Brantwood, Hill Top, Cartmel and Blackwell.We pootled around the area and soacked up the amazing countryside.Wherever you stop to eat in the Lakes, the food is good.The star of the show thought was the house.We loved come home' each evening.

Reviewed by The Robinsons from Ossett December 2017

We love this home from home.Attention to detail is amazing, such a comfortable place to stay.Warm and cosy.We've had a wonderful time.Thank you.Loved the boat from Lakeside to Bowness & the butchers down in town is lovely!

Reviewed by The Robertsons from Cleethorpes December 2017

Thank you for a lovely Christmas break.It's been so relaxing and your home is stunning.Highly recommend the Pig & Whistle too.Would definitely return.

Reviewed by Paul & Deborah, Darlington November 2017

We've enjoyed our week in this beautiful apartment with its stunning views. Can't believe how lucky we've been with the weather!Had lovely walks & eaten great food, particularly at the Cavendish Arms Cartmel. This has been a lovely break, thank you Jo.

Reviewed by Philip, Lila, and Gabriel, Edinburgh October 2017

Thank you Jo, we were so comfortable in your beautiful home! Appreciated all the attention to detail, clear instructions and local information. The Lakeland Leisure Walks were enjoyable, we were able to walk from the doorstep and had many delicious meals along the way.

Reviewed by Farat, Simon, Zaya & Hana, Solihull October 2017

We have had a wonderful time. The apartment is amazing and you have been a great host, Jo, thank you. There is so much to do around here, I'm sure we'll come back again.

Reviewed by Lila October 2017

We had a lovely time at 1 Woodheads. The property was very comfortable and we appreciated all the attention to detail. In particular, it was great to have information about local walks and activities.Jo was a wonderful host and provided a warm welcome. She was generous with her welcome basket and there were lots of logs for the fire. We enjoyed plaRead moreying the piano! Thank you for all your help in arranging our holiday. Hide

Reviewed by Jo October 2017

We loved our stay at Woodheads!The place has so much character and Jo has supplied everything that is needed and more.We enjoyed sitting on the veranda looking at the wonderful view - wrapped up of course!The bed was very comfortable with lovely crisp bedding.Everywhere was spotless. There was lots of information in the house for where to visit, whRead moreere to walk, where to cycle and where to eat.Together with the suggestions on your website we were spoilt for choice.And we will always look first at your website when we next visit the Lakes - hopefully very soon. Hide

Reviewed by Michael & Su Buggy October 2017

We really loved it here! Thank you Jo for letting us stay in this amazing place. We will be back! We cycled some of the CNC 70/700 and thoroughly enjoyed it. Beautiful views from quiet traffic free roads. We walked around Tarn Hows and up to Hampsfell (twice!). We visited Levens Hall which is stunning. And spent an enjoyable morning at the LeRead moreighton Moss RSPB. Well worth a visit. There is still more we would like to do. Jo you have thought of everything! Thanks again! And the meal at Clare House was super! Hide

Reviewed by  Jacky & Richard September 2017

Perfect location near to the sea and the Lakes.We would never tire of that view.

Reviewed by Bill & Veronica Simister September 2017

Such a beautiful house and stunning views!Enjoyed a wonderful family holiday with wonderful home comforts.Thank you!

Reviewed by Kelly & Jamie Vickery September 2017

We so enjoyed staying in your beautiful home!Tastefully decorated and really felt like home from home - Thank you!

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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


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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