There are big views and a big, big sky at Sandside. In reality you are not far from the rest of the world, in fact just a few minutes drive will take you to the M6. The village of Cockerham with a thriving local community and plenty going on is even closer but you can still enjoy your own piece of tranquillity. Cockerham is a thriving and welcoming village just six miles south of Lancaster and a similar distance to Garstang. There is a real community spirit and always plenty happening: from Pilates and Taekwondo lessons in the village hall, to amateur theatre productions, village fairs, bingo nights, safari dinners and more. The village primary school is very well thought of and St Michaels's Church, which you can see from the first floor at Number 13, is very well attended. The local pub, The Manor, is just a short walk from Rectory Gardens and there is a bus stop close by with services connecting to Lancaster, Garstang and Pilling. There are plenty of opportunities for walking and cycling in the area too.
Built in 1865 this cottage really does have two sides to it! The rear of the property benefits from a full width, two storey extension creating a generous country home. The home has been fully modernised by the present owners and enjoys features such as slate flooring to the kitchen, oak flooring to the reception areas and stripped stone feature walls. The property has also been fully damp proofed, has double glazing and gas (LPG) central heating. There is a hallway, kitchen diner, lounge with patio doors to the garden, a dining room with cosy log burner, a cloakroom and WC. Upstairs the landing splits with the master bedroom, en-suite shower room and fourth bedroom to the left. To the right is second bedroom, family bathroom and Bedroom Three. All bedrooms enjoy big, rural views and have bags of country charm with wooden latch doors. Outside the garden is generous and surrounded by rural fields. The courtyard allows parking for four plus vehicles and additionally has a double garage.
The double glazed front door with windows to the side opens to a bright entrance hallway with slate flagged floor. From here pine, latch style doors open to the family lounge, kitchen and also to a generous utility room with WC. The lounge is such an impressive reception room. Oak flooring and a feature stripped stone wall set the tone and the large French doors to the garden make for a bright and attractive room. The views out over the garden and the countryside are peaceful and tranquil. There is open access to a generous dining room and the stairs lead up between the two rooms creating a natural separation. The dining room has a wood burning stove set into the chimney which adds to the country charm as does the stripped stone wall to the side of the stairs and oak flooring. A pine latch door opens to the kitchen and the dining room looks out over the front of the house and to the fields beyond. The kitchen has a flagged floor and to the front window is a breakfast bar, the ideal place to sit with a coffee and take in the peace and quiet. There is a light wood finish on the kitchen cabinets and integrated appliances include a dish washer, five burner gas (LPG) hob and double oven. The kitchen has space for an American style fridge freezer and above the hob is an extractor hood. There are spotlights to the ceiling and grey work tops are complemented by the splash back tiling. The separate utility room is a great size with plenty of space to hang up coats and store the wellies. There is plumbing and space for appliances and there is a WC.
Bedrooms and Bathrooms
To the top of the stairs the landing splits in two. To the rear is the master bedroom with en-suite shower room and built in wardrobes and also the fourth bedroom. To the front are bedrooms two and three with the second bedroom again having built in storage. The family bathroom is impressive and well finished. It features a four piece bathroom suite with separate multi jet corner shower, bath, wash basin and low flush WC. The room is finished with contemporary tiling.
At the rear the property benefits from having a lawn garden, flagged patio and the courtyard to the side allows parking for several vehicles. Additionally there is a large garage to the right of the courtyard.
16' 9'' x 15' 11'' (5.1m x 4.85m)
17' 11'' x 8' 0'' (5.46m x 2.45m)
18' 2'' x 12' 8'' (5.54m x 3.86m)
15' 11'' x 14' 0'' (4.86m x 4.26m)
14' 11'' x 8' 9'' (4.55m x 2.67m)
11' 3'' x 9' 1'' (3.44m x 2.76m)
9' 7'' x 7' 8'' (2.92m x 2.33m)