Reception Rooms: 3
1 Sand Villa Cottages presents a unique opportunity to acquire this beautiful, Victorian detached family home that enjoys fabulous surrounding gardens. There is also a paddock extending to approximately 1 acre and further land amounting to approximately 6 acres available by separate negotiation. Believed to date back to 1865 and formerly a part of semi detached cottages, the property has undergone a part programme of modernisation and upgrading by the current vendors, including new UPVC double glazed windows, modern AZTEC heating system and a new bathroom. Approached via one of two driveways leading to the entrance, the generous ground floor accommodation briefly comprises lounge, sitting room, dining kitchen, utility room, study and bathroom. To the first floor, three double bedrooms, a bedroom/study and a house bathroom. Outside, 1 Sand Villa Cottages boasts lovely lawned garden areas that enjoy far reaching views across the local countryside and out towards the Lune estuary and Morecambe Bay.
The location will prove popular to range of buyers, with the local countryside providing plentiful walks from the doorstep and the great accessibility provided by 15 minute links to Lancaster and similarly to J33 of the M6 and down the Flyde Coast. Nearby Cockerham has a superb primary school, village hall and public house but the wider area provides a plethora of educational opportunities, falling into the catchment area for the Lancaster Grammar Schools and conveniently located for access to the well regarded Lancaster University.
Accommodation The sweeping driveways provide access to the forecourted frontage, with entrance door leading through to the handy entrance hall, providing ample space for shoes, cloaks and the like.
Lounge 21’0 x 17’9 (6.39 x 3.27) A great reception space with an abundance of character and charm and plenty of light afforded through the three sash windows. Original features include exposed wooden beams and exposed stone wall which encompasses the open fire place; an interesting feature that looks through to the adjoining living room, with cast iron multi fuel stove set on a slate hearth. The open plan wooden staircase, leading up to the first floor, benefits from a useful under stairs storage cupboard.
Sitting Room 21’0 x 17’9 (6.39 x 5.41) Again, the open fireplace with shared cast iron multi fuel stove provides a great feature and three sash windows afford plenty of light in this spacious sitting room. As the accommodation has been formed from two semi-detached cottages, the original staircases remain with the second leading from the sitting room and again providing a useful under stairs storage cupboard. Original features include exposed wooden beam and part exposed stone wall.
Study A practical room with views over the rear, ideal for a study/ home office.
Breakfast Kitchen 21’0 x 10’9 (6.39 x 3.27) Situated to the rear of the property, this well planned kitchen provides practical space along with plenty of room for a dining table and chairs. Fitted with matching wall and base units that incorporate a sink and a half with drainer and space for an electric cooker point, freestanding fridge/freezer and plumbing for a dishwasher.
Utility Room 12’9 x 7’1 (3.89 x 2.16) Accessed from the kitchen, a single sink unit enjoys views over the lawn and there is also plumbing for a washing machine and space for an extra fridge/ freezer, if so required.
Ground Floor Bathroom Although this bathroom will benefit from refurbishment, the space provides plenty of scope for a great facility. Currently the three piece suite includes a low level bath with Triton electric shower over and splash back tiling, a WC and pedestal wash hand basin.
First Floor The two open plan staircases from the lounge and sitting room lead up onto the first floor landing which enjoys views over the garden and benefits from a built in cupboard.
Master Bedroom 21’4 x 14’11 (6.50 x 4.55) A brilliant sized, L-shaped master bedroom with two sash windows enjoying views over the open countryside and beyond.
Bedroom 2 9’7 x 9’0 (2.93 x 2.75) This further sizeable double bedroom benefits from built in, mirror fronted wardrobes, as well as classic floor to ceiling built in shelves.
Bedroom 3 17’9 x 9’0 (5.41 x 2.75) Enjoying views over the front, this is another good sized double bedroom.
Bedroom 4/ Study 8’3 x 7’7 (2.52 x 2.31) A great single bedroom or as presently utilised, additional study with great views over the rear.
Bathroom A neatly presented, recently refurbished house bathroom that briefly comprises freestanding, claw foot, roll top bath with hand shower, traditional high flush WC and vanity wash hand basin. The painted panelling to the dado with feature exposed stone wall above and exposed wooden beams further compliment this classic facility.
Outside The lovely surrounding lawns, patio and seating areas at 1 Sand Villa Cottages provide ample space for outdoor family entertaining and are further benefitted by a wooded area with a range of established trees, bushes and private hedge boundaries. The two entry driveways sweep around the property, providing ample space for parking and lead to either the front of the property or an additional driveway leading to an enclosed area, ideal for parking/ storage of larger vehicles. From here you can find easy access into the approximate 6 acres of fields and 1 acre paddock with adjacent stables and tack/ feed room, all of which are available by separate negotiation. Attached to the main house and accessed either externally or through the utility room, is a large stone built store room. Practically, there is an enclosed yard and wooden tractor garage with a useful loft storage area.
Directions From Lancaster City centre follow Thurnham Street and the A6 towards Lancaster Infirmary. At the pointer roundabout take the 3rd exit onto Ashton Road/A588, continue along this road for approximately 3.8 miles, passing The Stork pub on the right, go over a small bridge and then over the canal bridge and continue on the A588 through Cockerham for a further 3 miles.
After passing a sign for Braides Farm, 1 Sand Villa Cottages is located slightly further on, to your right hand side.