Located in the picturesque village of Lower Dolphinholme, Cobble Cottage is a Grade II listed stone built semi-detached property that is believed to date back to 1790. Within the same ownership for over 35 years, this former coach house to the old mill has been sympathetically renovated from top to bottom. It now presents a generous and versatile family home set across three floors, boasting three reception rooms, a study, a dining kitchen with separate utility, two single bedrooms, four double bedrooms, of which one is ensuite, and a family bathroom. Set within lovely private gardens that extend to the banks of the River Wyre, there is also a detached stone built double garage with a fantastic workshop above. This space, coupled with the hyper-fast B4RN internet at the property, makes it ideal for those looking to work from home.
The historic hamlets of Lower and Higher Dolphinholme are popular areas and properties of this stature are rare to the market here. The active community is perfect for those of all ages with the local primary school just a peaceful five minute walk from the door, renowned local pub The Fleece which is also home to a village shop and the active village hall, tennis courts and bowling green. Discerning purchasers will also be in easy reach of the M6 motorway, universities, hospital and City Centre. A cobbled area to the front of this attractive stone built property affords parking for two vehicles with a gate leading onto a flagged driveway for additional parking and ccess to the detached double garage. The original wide entrance door formerly used for the horses opens into a spacious entrance hall, setting the tone for this period home with quarry tiled floors. Just off the entrance hall is the study and dining room, offering a cosy atmosphere with a wood burning stove, exposed beams and parquet wooden flooring. This is a great space for formal dining with sash windows offering views over the front. The lounge is a further comfortable reception room of sizeable proportions. Original features include exposed ceilings beams and a large multi-fuel stove set within a stone fireplace. There is a unique and original inglenook bookcase with exposed beam lintel, a lovely stained glass window looking into the kitchen and a door leading into the versatile studio space that is filled with natural light thanks to the dual garden aspect, high angled ceilings and velux window.
The good sized dining kitchen is located to the rear of the property, with French doors opening out onto the garden and space for a more informal dining setting, it is the perfect set up for family life. The wooden units with tiled splash back encompass a Rangemaster cooker with 6 ring gas hob and extractor over and there is also space for a dishwasher. Adjoining is a large utility room with a further selection of storage space, plumbing for a washing machine, dryer and space for a fridge freezer. There is also access into a separate WC and externally into the courtyard garden.
A large window creates a bright landing to the first floor, leading to the first of the five bedrooms on offer, two singles and three doubles, and the family bathroom. The beautifully finished master bedroom offers good proportions and a dual aspect over the front and side. It also benefits from a walk in airing cupboard and a fully tiled ensuite wet room with a shower and there is a bath with shower over in the family bathroom. Each of the bedrooms offers its own charm and features whether that is beautiful garden views, a decorative fireplace or restored wooden floors. One of the single bedrooms also has plumbing in place should you wish to convert it into an additional bathroom and there is also a large, fully boarded loft space. A staircase also leads up to the second floor of this spacious home where this is a large double bedroom set with vaulted ceilings with exposed beams and velux windows. This is a great additional option for a master bedroom, teenage hang out or there is even space to add an ensuite bathroom to create the perfect guest suite.
The detached stone built double garage of the property was built in 2010 and is in keeping with this historic Grade II listed home. Above the garage is a fantastic and sizeable workshop space that is great for anyone looking to work from home. There is also potential to convert it into an annexe if required, with services already connected to the garage, subject to relevant planning consents. The gardens of Cobble Cottage are teeming with wildlife and a vibrant collection of flower beds, trees and mature shrubs. The walled potager garden is a private haven and sun trap and the rear garden offers a long stretching lawn that eventually leads down to the River Wyre. There is ample opportunity for the keen gardener with a selection of vegetable plots and flower beds to enjoy.
DIRECTIONS From Lancaster, go through Dolphinholme, past the school. At the double mini roundabout, take hard right on the first roundabout, head down to the Wyre Valley and over the bridge, Cobble Cottage can be found on your right.
SERVICES Mains gas, electricity and drainage
B4RN broadband connection
COUNCIL TAX BAND Band D