Cumbria Grand Hotel

A Historic Hotel in Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria

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Lindale Road
LA11 6EN

Cumbria Grand Hotel, Grange-over-Sands

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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

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The first mention of Grange-Over-Sands is comes from 1536 when monastic records of Cartmel Priory mention ‘Grange-with-Kents Bank’. The word Grange comes from the old French term ‘Grainge’, meaning a barn for storing grain.

The town of Grange developed slowly, primarily due to the difficulties of access across the dangerous sands of Morecambe Bay. An official guide was necessary to lead travellers along the highway through dangerous quicksand, tides and riverbeds.

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.

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In 1880 the Railway Company built The Cumbria Grand Hotel; originally known as the Hazelwood Hydro, the Victorian building was used by people flocking to Grange for its notably warm climate.

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.

3 star rating

From: £59.00


  • Disabled Facilities
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Cots available
  • Car parking available onsite
  • Wi-Fi Available
  • Meeting Facilities
  • Restaurant
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Tea/Coffee making facilities in each room
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Telephone In Each Room
  • 24 Hour Room Service
  • Limited room service for hot food
  • Wake Up Call Available
  • Pets Allowed
  • Doctor on call
  • Porter
  • Ground floor bedrooms
  • Lift to all floors
  • Disabled Access Public Areas
  • Disabled Access Bedrooms
  • Disabled toilets on ground floor
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Wheelchair Access To Reception
  • Wheelchair Access To Restaurant
  • Wheelchair Access To Bar
  • Wheelchair Access To Disabled Car Parking Spaces
  • Wi-Fi Available In Public Areas
  • Lounge Menu
  • Bar
  • Mountain Bike Hire
  • Tennis Courts
  • Table Tennis
  • Snooker/Billiards
  • [Channels] News
  • [Channels] Childrens
  • Radio

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Heritage Information
Victorian grandeur. Built n 1880 by the Railway Company to accommodate people flocking to Grange after the completion of the rail liner from Lancaster.

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