Aynsome Manor Hotel

Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria

Lovely old-school country house near Cartmel’s ancient abbey with dreamy views, good food, happy staff and nicely priced rooms


12 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 - 4


A small country house with a big heart. It may not be the grandest place in the book but the welcome is genuine, the peace is intoxicating and the value unmistakable. From the front, a long sweep across open meadows leads south to Cartmel and its priory, a view that has changed little in 800 years. The house, a mere pup by comparison, dates to 1512. Step in to find red armchairs, a grandfather clock and a coal fire in the hall. There’s a small bar for a dram at the front and a cantilever staircase with cupola dome that sweeps you up to a first-floor drawing room, where panelled windows frame the view. Downstairs, you eat under a wildly ornate ceiling with Georgian colours and old portraits on the walls. You get lovely country cooking, too: French onion soup, roast leg of Cumbrian lamb, rich chocolate mousse served with white chocolate sauce. Bedrooms are simple, spotless, cosy and colourful. Some have views over the fields, one may be haunted, all have good bathrooms. Staff are lovely, nothing is too much trouble, kippers with lemon at breakfast are a treat. Windermere and Coniston are close.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Special offer: FROM £140.00 per couple per night inclusive of Red Rosette 5 Course Dinner, bed and award winning Breakfast.

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Children over 5 welcome.
Christmas, 2 January - 30 January.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Packed lunches by arrangement £9.50. Dinner, 4 courses, £33.


Nightly price
from £90
Singles £85-£145. Dinner, B&B £75-£97 per person. Extra bed/sofabed available £45-£55 per person per night.
1 Four-poster
From £90
2 Family rooms for 4
From £90
5 Doubles
From £90
4 Twins
From £90


Fabulous country house hotel exceptional hospitality and wonderful fine dining. Highly recommended .

David, Skipton

You'll not find a warmer welcome than at Aynsome Manor. Chris, Andrea and their staff seem genuinely to care about their guests. Last year we visited with our teenage son but for this, our second visit, we were travelling as a couple. Almost everyone asked us how/where he was. It's little details like this which help to make Aynsome Manor special. That and the beautiful views, fantastic food and the way your every need is catered for, sometimes even before you realised you needed it! We came away feeling pampered, relaxed and renewed. Would definitely recommend.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Christopher & Andrea Varley

  • Holker Hall and Gardens
  • Cartmel Race Course
  • Levens Hall and Topiary Gardens
  • Sizergh Castle
  • Cartmel Priory
  • Grange over sands Prom Art3rd Sunday each month May to September