This charming and comfortable hotel is located only 6 miles from Lake Windermere. Set in 20 acres of private gardens and woodlands with views overlooking Morecambe Bay, you will be assured of a warm and friendly welcome. There is an outdoor tennis court, putting green, childrens play area and woodland walk while indoors there is a full sized snooker table, table tennis table and dart-board.
Free Wi-fi in public areas
A guide is still appointed to make the crossing today, but only for pedestrians. Local history suggests that the inhabitants would watch the sands and in the event of a drowning they would cast lots for the saddle clothing and effects of the unfortunate traveller. It was only after the Grange area was linked to Lancaster by rail in 1857 that the town began to gain popularity.
As long ago as 1891 residents enjoyed the use of the Billiard Room and entertainment such as concerts, dancing and games. The Hazelwood Hydro was not licensed to sell wine and spirits but guests soon overcame this problem by ordering drinks from the office a week in advance. The Hydro even provided a dark room for the emerging hobby of photography.
A cycle house was installed and cycles rented out at 1/ per week, which included free insurance against burglary and fire. Other facilities at the hotel included croquet, badminton, quoits, bull board and desk quoits.
Since those heady Victorian days the hotel has changed names several times; it was known for a time as the Golf Hotel for its neighbouring course, and it had Turkish & Steam Baths installed. During the war it was used by the RAF as an officers training centre and to this day RAF buttons are occasionally found in the grounds.
The town of Grange and indeed the Hotel has managed to maintain its Victorian grandeur and remains unaffected by the neighbouring popular Morecambe and Blackpool holiday areas.
Get an Ordnance Survey map covering the Grange-over-Sands area.
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
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