Grange-over-Sands holiday cottages lie on the southern tip of the Cartmel Peninsula, in Cumbria. With sandy beaches and the Lake District National Park on its doorstep, it has become a popular base from which to explore the region. The town has stood on the shores of Morecambe Bay since the 13th century. It grew from a fishing village into a popular resort during the 19th century, partly thanks to the arrival of the Furness Railway.
Exploring the town centre from your Grange-over-Sands holiday cottage, you will discover elegant Edwardian architecture and a variety of independent shops. On the promenade, Emma’s Café is highly recommended for coffee and ice-cream. At Home Café and Bistro is a good option for lunch, and The Commodore is a welcoming bar and restaurant serving great food, prepared with the best local ingredients.
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Landmarks to look out for include the listed lido, built on the seafront in 1932. Next to St. Paul’s Church, a distinctive clock tower overlooks the town centre. Don’t miss the beautiful park and ornamental gardens, with lakes where many water-birds can be spotted. The peak of Hampsfield Fell looms over the town with a limestone tower monument at its summit, providing walkers with far-reaching views and shelter from poor weather. The unspoiled countryside and estuary near the town are a paradise for walking and wildlife-watching.
Self-catering holidays in Grange-over-Sands are also popular among visitors planning to hike in the Lakeland Fells, which lie directly to the town’s north. Some of the region’s most scenic walks are enjoyed within a few miles of the town, with steep ascents that reward walkers with breathtaking views across the national park. Lake Windermere is a short drive northward, where swimming and sailing are popular. Just north of Grange-over-Sands, Cartmel Racecourse is a fun day out.