Peacefully located at the southern tip of the Cartmel Peninsula, Grange-over-Sands has timeless appeal – and enjoys one of the mildest climates in the north of England.
Grange became a popular seaside resort in the mid 19th century when the Furness railway brought tourists to the town and sparked the development of a wave of new housing, leisure developments and innovative properties for sale in Cumbria.
It still charms visitors today, although those who are fortunate enough to make their homes in Grange-over-Sands can also enjoy a thriving year-round community with people from all walks of life settling here. House hunters will find a wide selection of properties for sale in Grange-over-Sands including period homes, apartments and new build developments. All reflective of the houses and properties for sale throughout Cumbria and the Lake District.
Handsome period buildings preserve the town’s architectural provenance, while the established ornamental gardens, populated with exotic plants and colourful wildfowl, are free for all to enjoy, as is the famed mile-long traffic-free promenade.
Grange is rightly proud of its independent shops too. The town boasts a remarkable range of retailers with specialist merchants offering a broad selection of food, fashion and furnishings as well as quaint cafés and restaurants, plus tempting local delicacies like artisan chocolates and deli products.
The local primary school, Grange C of E School, was given a ‘Good’ Ofsted rating in 2014, and the town centre has plenty of public amenities including a library, convenience stores, churches, banks and medical practices. Some of the local hotels offer leisure club memberships to residents and there are two golf clubs in the town also.
There’s much to explore in the surrounding area. The vantage point at Humphrey Head, just a few miles south of the town, provides a breathtaking panorama across the bay, while nearby Holker Hall and Gardens offers more cultivated vistas and is one of Cumbria’s most impressive locations for seasonal events including the popular annual garden festival. Nearby tranquil Cartmel is best-known for its 12th century priory, quaint shops and Michelin-starred restaurant (l’Enclume), but is a hot spot for sporting fans for a handful of weekends each year when the famous ‘Cartmel Races’ come to town – an event definitely not to be missed!
Grange has access to an extensive road and rail network. The regular train service from Grange-over-Sands station and Kent’s Bank station takes under 40 minutes to travel across the peninsula to Barrow-in-Furness, while a 35 minute journey will transport you into the centre of historic Lancaster or into the heart of Manchester in less than two hours. The railway also offers direct access to places all over Cumbria including the Lake District, Morecambe Bay, and even further afield to the Yorkshire Dales.