The Masons Arms

Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria

A rustic country inn as pretty and Cumbrian as they come - in summer pile onto their sunny terrace (or dine on your own private one!)


9 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 6


The Masons is a Lakeland institution, an ancient inn lost in blissful country. You’re on the side of a hill with 15-mile views across a quilt of fields to Scout Scar; in summer, pub life decants onto a beautiful terrace – a sitting room in the sun – where window boxes and flowerbeds tumble with colour. The inn dates to the 16th century and is impossibly pretty. The bar is gorgeous, with low ceilings, wavy beams, flagged floors and roaring fires, then splendid local ales to quench your thirst. Rustic elegance upstairs comes courtesy of stripped floors, country rugs and red walls in the first-floor dining room, so grab a window seat for fabulous views and dig into local fare, perhaps cheese soufflé, haunch of venison, toffee and banana sundae. Rooms (in the main house) and cottages (off the courtyard, great for families) are a steal. All have comfort and style in spades. You’ll find lovely beds, pretty fabrics and super bathrooms; several have private terraces, too. As befitting a community local, events are often on the menu: live music, a food market, even the odd busker. Cartmel Priory is close.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Vegetarian meals
  • 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

Check in
From 3pm
Check out
Booking restrictions
Minimum two nights at weekends. Travel cots/extra beds from £10.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Breakfast and lunch from £4.95. Bar meals from £9.95. Dinner, 3 courses, £25-£30. Sunday lunch from £12.95.


Nightly price
from £95
1 Cottage for 6
From £130
5 Apartments for 2
From £95
1 Cottage for 4
From £130


Had a wonderful overnight stay in Winster Cottage with two friends - really lovely place, lovely friendly staff and great food. The weather was kind to us allowing us to sit outside for dinner and breakfast and drink in the beautiful views and totally relax. Will definitely return for a longer stay.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Sarah Brookfield-Brewis

  • Holker Hall and Gardens
  • Blackwell Arts and Crafts House
  • South Lakes Wild Animal Park
  • Hawkshead Brewery Tour
  • Famous for local damsons, April holds the Damson Day Festival
  • Fabulous views and amazing walking