Somerset House Guest House,
Kents Bank Road,
Tel: 015395 32631
Props: David & Geraldine Gordon
Guest House accommodation in Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria, a pleasant and peaceful seaside resort, on the edge of the Lake District.
We are within three minutes walk of the promenade and shops. There are many beauty spots and places of interest nearby and Grange has marvellous views over Morecambe Bay. Lake Windermere with all its leisure facilities is only 20 minutes drive away.
Somerset House is ideal for a relaxing break at any time of the year.
Somerset House was built in 1882 as a 'posting' establishment, run by a John Dibble from Somerset. Small horse drawn carriages provided a local bus service, distributing passengers who arrived either by long distance carriage or later by train.
Somerset House was used for accommodation and refreshment as it still is today.
We have 8 en-suite rooms:
1 x Twin
2 x Family
4 x Double
Fully licensed bar.
Large car park 50 metres.
Children very welcome, half price, under 14, sharing.
Dogs welcome by arrangement.
3-course dinner and bar meals.
Special diets catered for.
Secure bicycle storage, tools and spares.
Open every day, all year round.
Far from the pressure and stress of 21st century road congestion, retail parks and traffic chaos, our stone built 19th century guest house lies in the tranquil Edwardian resort of Grange over Sands, with its charming independent shops, cafes, fragrant gardens. Stay here and step into a bygone age.
Here on the tip of the Cartmel Peninsula, an elegant mile long promenade extends the length of the town and overlooks the vast sandy reaches of Morecambe bay. The piping call of the charismatic Oystercatcher reminds us that here is a sanctuary for exhausted migrant birds escaping an arctic winter. In summer the pavements and railings are festooned with displays of fine art, local photography
Yesterday's cross-bay travellers and monks returning to Cartmel's medieval priory give way today to a new kind of pilgrim. Tinkling bells and the whirring chatter of bicycle gears announce the arrival, on that most civilised form of sustainable transport,of W2W cyclists completing the first stage of the Walney Island to Sunderland 151 mile cycle route. They will rest overnight here,and tomorrow,refreshed, they will climb the Pennines by Kirkby Stephen and Tan Hill.
Walkers, picking their way through the cowslips and purple orchid traverse the wooded slopes of the 727 ft. Hampsfell. In a deafening chorus of birdsong , they rise above the town to be further rewarded by a summit panorama of mountains, from the 'rosy-fingered' eastern dawn to a golden sunset behind the western fells.