Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Welcome to Orlestone House, this spacious holiday apartment set in an impressive Victorian terrace, with stunning views from the lounge and patio across Morecambe Bay, offers luxurious accommodation on the edge of the charming Edwardian sea-side town of Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria.
The apartment is part of a new conversion of an impressive limestone terrace and is maintained to an exceptional standard. The Apartment has been stylishly furnished to provide an ideal getaway retreat.
The town centre is just a short walk away, with all that Grange-over-Sands has to offer: traditional village shopping, pubs, restaurants and cafes, a beautiful Promenade for a relaxing stroll, a bandstand at which brass bands play each Sunday through Summer, many gardens and parks to relax in, and fells, footpaths and woodland for exploring the surrounding countryside. All from your doorstep.
Grange-over-Sands is a perfect base for exploring the Cartmel Peninsular and the Southern Lake District, lying eight miles south from the foot of Windermere, and overlooking Morecambe Bay. The local train service provides pleasant coastal trips with splendid mountain and bay views.
With excellent links by road, rail and air, Grange-over-Sands also has the National Cycle Network running through it, an array of public footpaths that offer spectacular walks, including the Cumbrian Coastal Way footpath, and is in excellent position for exploring Windermere, Coniston, Ambleside, Kendal and further into the Lake District National Park.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Humphrey Head 6 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||400 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Manchester 136 km, Nearest railway: Grange-over-Sands 800 m|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Further details indoors|
The apartment has two bedrooms. The master bedroom with double bed has an adjacent family bathroom. In the basement there is a separate family bedroom with one double and two single beds. Adjacent is a shower room. There is a large kitchen and diner that seats six and is fully equipped with all the modern appliances that will make your stay effortless, including: TV, large American style fridge freezer with ice maker, dishwasher, washer dryer, twin oven, hob and microwave. If it turns chilly there is a log burning stove. The Lounge provides spectacular views across Morcambe Bay, and is stylishly furnished with two sofas, computer/writing desk, 20" monitor, large digital TV, DVD, TV video recorder and HiFi. The video recorder has a twin HD tuner and, with WiFi turned on, allows access to digital services such as iPlayer. There is a selection of leaflets and guides for nearby attractions and activities, a selection of books, magazines and games. The apartment is double glazed and centrally heated. All bed linen and towels are provided. There is an ironing board and iron available.
|Further details outdoors|
Outside there is a large private patio with seating for eight, external power and water and a communal garden with views of the bay and a bird feeding station. There is off road parking for two cars.
Sorry - No Pets Allowed, Sorry - No Smokers. The Apartment is on the ground floor with steps down to the basement bedroom. The steps and path up to the front of the property may be unsuitable for disabled and the infirm, although there is level access to the property at the rear which can be used to drop off heavy loads.
FREE Internet access with broadband WiFi
The Cumbria/Lake District
The Lake District, located in the North West of England, provides limitless activities for walkers, mountaineers, adventure seekers, wildlife enthusiasts and historians alike. Whether you stay in the comfort of a vehicle and drive one of the famous Lakeland passes, or take to the hills and mountains on foot, the Lake District, with the highest mountains in England, offers some of the most spectacular views and scenery in the British Isles.
For the water lovers the lakes offer a variety of boat trips and water sports, all with spectacular views of the surrounding hills and mountains. Properties worth visiting include Holker Hall, Muncaster Castle, Sizergh Castle, Hill Top (home of Beatrix Potter), Wordsworth House (Cockermouth) and Townend. Nearby there is Fell Foot Park for picnicks and boat hire.
Made famous by A Wainwright, the fells of Windermere, Coniston, Borrowdale, Ennerdale, Buttermere, Grasmere, Langdale, Wasdale, Eskdale (and more) - together with their delightful towns and villages nestled in the Lakeland valleys and woods - makes for an unlimited vista of scenic beauty.
Grange: for pubs, shops, cafes, restaurants, pubs, ornamental gardens, park, duckpond, bandstand and the promenade with bowling green, tennis courts, mini golf, crazy golf, skateboard park/BMX challenge, basketball, outdoor table tennis, childrens play area (iPlay station - see www.iplayweb.com) and tea rooms - all an easy walk away from Orlestone House.
A walk over Hampsfell offers stunning views of Morecambe Bay with a visit to the 'Hospice' before droping down to Cartmel. The hills have many outstanding examples of limestone pavement formed in the Carboniferous Period. Samples of these interesting stone formations can be seen in many local walls and gardens, including our own garden! Nearby Cartmel, the home of Sticky Toffee Pudding!, offers history dating back to 1190 with delightful shops, pubs, winebar and restaurants. Visit Cartmel Priory, and the race course - for the much enjoyed Cartmel races.
For further information on Grange and the South Lakes, including a diary of events, covering activities such as golf, site seeing, local and county shows, children's farms, animal parks, walking (including Morecambe Bay walks), cycling, fishing, horse riding, rock climbing, sky diving, clay pigeon shooting, quad biking, archery, target shooting and water sports, please visit my website: www.southlakesandgrange.co.uk/index.html
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8 Nov 2013
Beautiful flat, very clean with all the mod cons you might need. Bathrooms were good. Very spacious and warm. Loved the wood burner in the kitchen, very cosy with a glass of mulled wine. Excellent location for visiting the South Lakes, so much to do.Close to Grange - nice short walk into town and down to the promenade. Fantastic butchers in town for meat and pies. Couple of nice restaurants in town but not many and not much variety.
Thank you for your supportive review. Cartmel is a great place for pubs and eating, as is Allithwaite, both short car journey or within walking distance. A trip on the train (one stop) to Arnside, where there are two pubs and fish & chips is well worth it. I am working on a website to inform guests more - so watch this space! Thanks, and do come again.
3 Jul 2012
"Home away from home - a great base!"
My partner and I spent 5 days in the Lake District and used this gorgeous and stylish apartment as our base. Initially I was slightly worried that Grange-over-Sands was too far out from the main sight… More
A reasonable review and very pleased our guests enjoyed their stay at my Grange-over-Sands apartment and appreciated our efforts to make this an enjoyable experience. Yes, the apartment is a bit dificult to locate, if you rely on Sat-Nav with the postcode it takes you up the side road (Methven Road), which is wrong. Will try to improve the instructions. Regarding the dishwasher - this is a bit of a puzzle to us as we stayed in my apartment shortly after these guests and found nothing wrong with it - salt and rinse were both OK and our plates, cutlery came out fine and no bad smells - I can only guess that the users did not check that the rotors were free and that they were possibly blocked by something - a common problem. This apart, thank you to our guests for their supportive review.
20 Jun 2011
"Great base for exploring the Lakes"
Just got back from a fantastic week in the Lake district. We stayed at Orlestone House, a beautiful apartment in Grange over Sands. It was a great base to explore the Lakes and was as good as it looks… More
16 Jun 2011
"Fantastic holiday- can't wait to return again this year!"
"Thank you so much for the stay in your lovely flat! We really enjoyed our visit to Grange and felt very fortunate to stay in such comfortable, stylish and well equipped accommodation. The flat w… More
12 Jun 2011
"Very comfortable stay at Orlestone House, amazing views across bay great location for the Lake District"
We have spent a most enjoyable week in your lovely well appointed comfortable apartment. It was beautifully clean, met all our expectations and the welcome bottle of wine most appreciated. Fabulous vi… More
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