Reception Rooms: 4
1 Sand Villa Cottages presents a unique opportunity to acquire this beautiful, Victorian detached family home that enjoys fabulous surrounding gardens, stables and a paddock extending to just under 1.5 acres. Believed to date back to 1865 and formerly a pair of 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. Most recently, further remodeling has been carried out to create additional reception spaces and a new master suite with a modern ensuite shower room and dressing area. The accommodation is flexible and spacious, ideally suited to modern family life. The generous ground floor now comprises of a dining hall, snug, sitting room, dining kitchen, utility room, study and bathroom. To the first floor, the four double bedrooms include the master suite and a there is a modern family 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 paddock is further complimented by a tractor garage, stables and tack room.
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 Fylde 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 Boys’ and Girls’ Grammar Schools and conveniently located for access to the well regarded Lancaster University.
Accommodation The in-out style driveway leads to the front of the property, with an entrance door leading through to the handy porch.
Dining Hall 5.43 x 3.77 (17’10 x 12’4) A great reception space with a useful cloaks cupboard and an abundance of character and charm and plenty of light. Original features include exposed wooden beams and exposed stone wall which encompasses the dual fire place; an interesting feature that looks through to the adjoining living room, with cast iron multi fuel stove set on a slate hearth.
Snug 5.43 x 2.31 (17’10 x 7’7) A newly created space which is the perfect cosy snug or home office, with a great private location set away at the end of the property.
Sitting Room 6.38 x 5.43 (20’11 x 17’10) The open dual 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. Original features include exposed wooden beam and part exposed stone wall and the staircase leading to the first floor provides an understairs storage area.
Study 2.35 x 2.27 (7’9 x 7’5) Accessed from the sitting room, this is a practical room with views over the rear, ideal for a study/ home office.
Breakfast Kitchen 6.37 x 3.28 (20’11 x 10’9) 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 3.88 x 2.23 (12’9 x 7’4) 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.
Master Bedroom 3.32 x 2.81 (10’11 x 9’3) A lovely double bedroom with views over the front and access into a dressing room and the;
Ensuite Newly refurbished in 2018, the ensuite comprises a modern shower, WC and pedestal wash hand basin.
Bedroom 2 3.42 x 2.81 (11’3 x 9’3) A double bedroom benefiting from built in, mirror fronted wardrobes, as well as classic floor to ceiling built in shelves.
Bedroom 3 3.62 x 2.89 (11’11 x 9’6) Enjoying views over the front, this is another good sized double bedroom.
Bedroom 4 4.53 x 2.97 (14’10 x 9’9) A further double bedroom with great views over the front.
Bathroom A neatly presented, recently refurbished house bathroom that briefly comprises freestanding, claw foot, roll top bath with hand shower, shower, traditional high flush WC and vanity wash hand basin. The painted paneling to the dado with feature exposed stone wall above and exposed wooden beams further compliment this classic facility.
Outside With grounds amounting to just under 2.5 acres, 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 in-out driveway provides ample space for parking. The stables and tack room lead onto the just under 1.5 acre adjoining paddock which can be accessed from two points on the road as well as from within the garden. Practically, there is also an enclosed yard and wooden tractor garage with a useful loft storage area and an attached single garage/ workshop.
Services Mains water
Septic tank drainage
Council Tax – F
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, continue along this road for approximately 8 miles, passing The Stork pub on the right, going over two bridges and travelling through Cockerham village. After passing a sign for Braides Farm, 1 Sand Villa Cottages is located on your right hand side slightly further up the road.