Aynsome Manor Hotel

Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria
+44 (0)15395 36653

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


13 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 4

The Experience

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.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


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

& pricing

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.
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 Family room for 4
From £90
5 Doubles
From £90
7 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