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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
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
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

Rob Clarkson

This property is personally managed by Rob.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 33 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Andrea 25th June 2021

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This is a fabulous holiday home as it is a little bit quirky and different. Jo has immaculately dressed it to its full potential. Lovely bedding and the most comfortable bed I have ever slept in. The utensils and kitchen equipment has everything you need. I loved the Cooker and kitchen The best part though is the lovely garden and covered veranda. Read moreWe spent each evening outside although we did have fabulous weather. Would highly recommend Hide

Reviewed by Suzanne 11th June 2021

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Had a wonderful stay at Woodheads. The cottage was stunning and the views spectacular from the garden. The finishing touches made it such a special place to stay. Everything was high end and loved the little notes that Jo had left to explain how everything worked. It is well placed to visit the beach, forest and lakes. Am looking forward to going aRead moregain next year. Hide

Reviewed by David 4th June 2021

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The accommodation was as advertised and expected which made for a very relaxing week. Jo was very friendly and made us most welcome.

Reviewed by David 31st May 2021

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Reviewed by Esther 28th May 2021

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Cottage was absolutely beautiful! Spotlessly clean and very comfortable, the sheets and bedding were so good they had me ichecking for labels so I could get some for my house! Views were amazing and the perfect place for walks. The location was fab but would say that if youre looking for pubs and restaurants in walking distance then theres not a huRead morege selection. But perfect if you want to stay in! Would definitely come again :-) Hide

Reviewed by Alma 24th May 2021

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Reviewed by Laura 14th May 2021

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We had a wonderful week here in May 2021 (starting on the 14th). The property is so comfortable and is decorated and furnished to a very high standard. It had everything needed for relaxing week. I have to mention the beds in particular. Wonderful. The location is excellent and the view over Morecambe Bay is breath taking. Joanne provided lots of iRead morenformation about the Lake District and was available to answer any queries. I would recommend this property to anyone. Hide

Reviewed by David 10th May 2021

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Very nice spacious apartment, with everything you could want and a lovely garden (sun trap!) with spectacular views. Unique layout, with a feeling you are staying in a manor house rather than an apartment. Jo (the owner) couldn't have been more helpful and has thought of all that would need on your stay.

Reviewed by Sheila 7th May 2021

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Very comfortable and well equipped home from home, including the beautiful piano. The views were amazing and we saw all four seasons across the bay. Some great tips for local walks, up on the hills and right along the promenade and for the lovely independent shops and restaurants for delicious local fayre. Really enjoyed our break away and would deRead morefinitely recommend this place Hide

Reviewed by Mary 23rd April 2021

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Superb accommodation in the best possible location

Reviewed by Diane 14th December 2020

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Our week away at 1 The Woodhead was brilliant, we took our Springer away for the first time and we all had a lovely, relaxing week, the apartment didn't disappoint, the whole place was home from home, so comfortably, the View was amazing, better than I thought it was going to be. We will be back. Thanks Jo x

Reviewed by Janet 16th October 2020

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From start to finish our Minimoon was fantastic, the apartment, the views, the little touches made it wonderful. Jo was very helpful and always on hand if needed. The pillows and bed and sofa were so comfy we are going to purchase for our own house!! thanks Jo x

Reviewed by Kathleen 2nd October 2020

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If I could give 1 Woodheads more than 5 stars I would! The property is stunning, a really beautiful and sociable space. It is extremely well equipped, beautifully furnished and immaculately kept. The appliances are all high end; the toiletries and cleaning equipment are eco friendly, and the welcome pack contains lovely loose tea, ground coffee andRead more cake. The highlight for us was the spectacular view of the bay from the spacious, stylish lounge. All in all - fabulous! Hide

Reviewed by Carole 25th September 2020

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1 Woodheads was everything & more we hoped it would be, beautiful house & garden, immaculate throughout, the owner had even seen to it that we had drinks and treats available on our arrival. The views from the property are stunning, the Lake District & the Yorkshire Dales only a short drive away, it is a wonderful location, so much to see and do weRead more didn't feel restricted at all under the current guidelines for Covid-19. Hide

Reviewed by Jane 4th September 2020

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A spotless and beautifully presented property with real fires, extremely comfortable beds, and the most amazing view. I totally recommend this holiday home.. you will not be disappointed

Reviewed by Mary 28th August 2020

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Beautiful period apartment, tastefully renovated with a great eye for detail. It has all the amenities expected in a modern property too. The apartment has an outstanding view of Morecambe Bay and is a short walk into the town centre of Grange-over-Sands.

Reviewed by Louise 17th August 2020

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Reviewed by Jim 17th July 2020

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This is a beautiful old property with generous sized rooms and high ceilings. There is nothing to fault with the standard of the accommodation. The garden is also very well maintained. The beds are very comfortable indeed. The property is situated near the top of a hill overlooking Morecambe bay. The views are great but unless you enjoy walking up Read moresteep inclines then you will be taking the car to the village. Location is good. You are about 30 minutes drive to Bowness. Hide

Reviewed by James 4th July 2020

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An exceptional property in every way. Jo, the owner is a delight to deal with. She is clearly passionate about providing a luxury experience and she gets every point spot on. Her COVID preparations were exemplary and my family felt very secure throughout our stay in this pristine home. The kitchen is spacious and well equipped. The living room is bRead moreoth cosy and opulent. We loved the addition of a piano. The beds were incredibly comfortable and views from the garden sublime. Thank you Jo Hide

Reviewed by Robert 9th March 2020

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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

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

Reviewed by Peter 21st February 2020

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Reviewed by Emma 14th February 2020

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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

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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

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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

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Beautiful place to stay in glorious surroundings

Reviewed by Amanda 15th November 2019

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Reviewed by Lesley 11th October 2019

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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 Samantha 13th September 2019

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Reviewed by Chris 26th August 2019

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Reviewed by Simon 19th August 2019

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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

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Very nice place with stunning view from a beautiful garden.

Reviewed by Ian 22nd July 2019

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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.

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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

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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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