Beech Hill House ref: UK12117

Witherslack, near Grange-over-Sands, Cartmel and Peninsula in Cumbria

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  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • All En-suite 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 


Beech Hill House was formerly an award-winning Bed and Breakfast for 11½ years. Priding themselves on excellence, the owners, who live on-site, have won numerous awards for this magnificent property. Now time for a change, this wonderful cottage has been through renovation in 2019 to include a kitchen/dining room and living room, creating great accommodation for up to 5 guests.

The apartment and grounds are self-contained and independent from the owner’s living space on the floor below, offering privacy and isolation if guests prefer. The apartment covers the whole of the first floor but involves no stairs because access is along the sloping path through the garden, onto the balcony with French doors leading into a spacious and comfortable living room with a sofa, easy chairs and coffee table. There is a selection of jigsaws, board and card games, books, children’s toys, CDs and DVDs to keep the whole family entertained. The balcony is a perfect sun trap and the wonderful enclosed, private garden, complete with garden furniture, has dusk to dawn lighting. This property is truly dog friendly and offers throws, feeding bowls and ‘goodie’ baskets in addition to the spacious garden for them to run and play in. The two king size bedrooms each have en-suite facilities. The owners have thoughtfully provided a number of extras to ensure you have everything you need during your stay. The utility room houses a travel cot, junior bed edge, highchair, vacuum cleaner, iron and ironing board and clothes airer! Peace of mind for a busy family.

Beech Hill House is the Greyhound Trust South Lakes and has been rehoming greyhounds since 2004, therefore, the property has been specially designed to cater for the needs of both guests and dogs. There are walks from the front door - Latterbarrow Nature Reserve and Whitbarrow Scar, and dog friendly pubs nearby including one just 100 yards along the road.
Situated in Witherslack, cycle routes 70 and 700, Bay Cycle Way, pass along the road outside the cottage. It’s also located an 8-minute drive from junction 36 of the M6, making it an ideal spot for exploring the Lake District, South Lakes Peninsula, Yorkshire Dales and north Lancashire. A short drive away are the Victorian market towns of Grange-over-Sands and Kendal. Visit Levens Hall, Sizergh Castle, the seaside spot of Arnside and drive the coast road to Barrow-in-Furness. Visit Cartmel, for its racecourse and famous sticky toffee pudding, head up the road past Newby Bridge and visit the South Lakes Safari Zoo or follow the road to Bowness along the side the largest lake in England, Lake Windermere. Beach 10 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

First floor

All on the first floor (with alternative access without steps).
Living room: With 32" Freesat TV, DVD player with a selection of DVDs and French doors leading to balcony.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge, dishwasher and wooden floor.
Utility room: With freezer, ice making machine and washer/dryer.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed, Freesat TV, DVD player and en-suite with shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.
Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed, single bed, Freesat TV and en-suite with shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Oil and solid fuel central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair. Welcome pack and doggy extras.


Balcony with outdoor furniture. Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area, garden furniture and BBQ. Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    100 yards
  • Distance
    4.3 miles
  • Restaurant
    100 yards
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    100 yards
  • Railway station distance
    4.2 miles
  • Lake
    10 miles (beach)

About the local area

Offering stunning views of the South Lakeland District fells and countryside, Cartmel is easily accessible, with its winding streets, pretty cottages, whitewashed houses and medieval buildings leading to the village square. The village offers visitors many modern surprises in the form of fine quality attractions, shops, and eateries.

Around the village square you will discover a delightful assortment of genuine 16th - 18th century buildings providing, as they have for centuries, friendly inns, well stocked shops and private dwellings. It is also home to Britain's smallest National Hunt racecourse and the National Trust attraction of Cartmel Priory Gatehouse, a historically important building situated in the heart of the village.

Occupying one of the most attractive spots in the area, Grange-over-Sands looks out across the expansive sands of Morecambe Bay, a rich feeding ground for many species of birds that take advantage of the great climate in the area. It is easily accessible from the Lake District (Lake Windermere is only seven miles away) and towns such as Kendal are also just a short drive from here.

There is much to do and see on the Peninsular from golf , horse riding and fishing to hot air ballooning and parachuting! There also a good number of great walks, plus many places of historical interest.

Things to do nearby

Lakeland Motor Museum at Backbarrow

Discover over 100 years of motoring history including the Campbell Bluebird Exhibition. Plus motorist gift shop and riverside cafe. Tel: 01539 530400

Holker Hall and Gardens

Holker Hall is the home of Lord and Lady Cavendish. This beautiful historic house is set amongst stunning formal gardens, woodland and deer park. Holker hosts an inspirational programme of special events. The cafe and food hall offer the finest local and speciality produce. Tel: 01539 558328

Ulverston Golf Club

One of many great golf courses set on the Cumbrian coast with views over Morecambe Bay, Lakeland and the Irish Sea. Designed by HS Colt in 1924 the course offers visitors an enjoyable yet challenging round of golf. Tel: 01229 582824

River Deep Mountain High

An outdoor activity provider introducing you to activities such abseiling, kayaking, mountain biking and canoeing in a variety of different locations. Tel: 01539 528666

Cartmel Priory

Cartmel Priory is one of the most beautiful churches in the north east. Built more than 800 years ago the church serves as a centre for the local community.

Grange over Sands Golf Club

Set on the coast in Grange-over-Sands this 19 hole golf course has sensational views of the surrounding woodlands, open countryside and the famous mountains of Cumbria. Tel: 01539 533180

Bigland Hall Equestrian

Aiming to provide the best quality horse riding in the Lake District Bigland Hall Equestrian Centre offers a wide variety of rides suitable for all ages and abilities. Tel: 01539 530333

Silverdale Golf Club

Set in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with fabulous views of Morecambe Bay and the Leighton Moss reserve this 18 hole course gives golfers a real chance to challenge themselves. Tel: 01524 701300

Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway

The Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway was originally used to carry passengers from Lakeside to Ulverston and Barrow and then on into Lancashire.

Conishead Priory and Buddhist Temple

An intriguing Buddhist Temple and Romantic Gothic Manson with cafe and gardens. Enjoy a woodland walk to Morecambe Bay. Tel: 01229 584029

Lakeland Quads
Lakeland Quads

Lakeland Quads is the only dedicated quad bike trekking company in the Cumbria. There are three treks to choose from - the farm trek, the peak trek and the fell trek, all with breathtaking views of the surrounding lakes and fell. Tel:07881 919940

Furness Abbey

Nestled in a peaceful valley in Barrow-in-Furness are the majestic remains of Furness Abbey, an English Heritage site that was formerly one of the richest and most powerful Cistercian Monasteries of its time.

Capernwray Diving Centre

Capernwray Diving Centre offers the best place to dive in Lancashire.

Cartmel Racecourse

Situated in the picturesque village of Cartmel the racecourse has been in operation since the 1850's. It offers traditional National Hunt Racing to seasoned visitors and novices alike. Tickets can be booked online and events are held throughout the year.

Ascent Training

Outdoor adventure for all abilities in the Lake District specialising in all outdoor activities. Staff are very experienced and highly qualified in all sorts of activities including rock climbing, caving and mountaineering. Tel: 01539 551375

Lakeland Miniature Village

A fascinating insight into the buildings of Lakelands yesteryear. Buildings made from local Coniston slate which depict Cumbrian house and farms all hand made by Edward Robinson. All surrounded by an Oriental garden. Tel: 01539 558500

Lakeland Photo Workshops

Take inspiration from this and other stunning locations to capture great photographs. Take your photography to the next level with Lakeland Photo Workshops

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