This attractive cottage is located on the seafront of Cockerham Sands, a rich heritage site of the former Cockersand Abbey, offering panoramic views over the bay to Sunderland Point and reaching as far as The Lake District Fells and Blackpool Tower on a clear day. The views are undeniably breathtaking but the property also boasts a sizeable plot with lovely gardens that back onto rolling countryside, looking out over the Forest of Bowland, so this really is a picture perfect setting. The property has been in the same ownership for 65 years and whilst in need of some modernisation to suit, it has been immaculately maintained. Set across one floor, the accommodation is versatile and suited to that of both families and those looking for a peaceful retirement retreat. At present, there are three reception rooms, a large breakfast kitchen, three bedrooms and a family bathroom. Each of the rooms offers unique aspects whether it be over the sea, countryside or immaculate gardens. There is also ample storage space found across the property and a sizeable part-boarded loft.
Situated between Cockerham and Thurnham on the fronts of Cockerham Sands, Crook Cottage enjoys a peaceful rural location set along the seafront. There are a selection of countryside walks to be enjoyed right from your doorstep and this area is a popular location for windsurfers. Despite the seemingly secluded setting, the popular village of Glasson Dock is just 3 miles away and 2 miles to the A588 leading into Lancaster. A range of local amenities, including a supermarket, can be found in Scotforth, an approximate 15 minute drive away.
Approached along a private road stretching along the seafront, the gravelled drive of Crook Cottage leads down to the sheltered lower gardens offering plenty of parking and access into a large garage. Steps lead up to the side patio, with an entrance into the sunny garden room. Fitted by Everest, this is a lovely reception space to sit in and enjoy the lovely garden aspect. Next you lead into the family sized breakfast kitchen offering generous proportions and a range of units extending into a breakfast bar. A picture window over the sink offers beautiful views over the rear, stretching across the opening countryside to the Trough of Bowland. There is also a large walk-in storage cupboard perfect for storing coats and shoes.
The homely sitting room is centred around the large Efel stove. Set within a copper plated fireplace with a wooden surround and tiled hearth, it creates a cosy atmosphere in the winter months. The aspect to the side offers views over the bay to Sunderland Point and The Lake District on a clear day. Double doors open into the dining room, a later dated extension that continues into the lounge. The dining room offers ample space for formal dining furniture and a lovely garden aspect. There is also access into the storage cupboard of the kitchen and into the garden room. The lounge is a versatile space, currently utilised as a more formal reception space, it would also make for a sizeable master bedroom. A large picture window gives an uninterrupted, panoramic view over the front of Morecambe Bay. During the day the views stretch to the distant Lake District Fells, to Barrow and Piel Island, across to Blackpool Tower and in the evening a number of lighthouses can be seen shining across the sea.
From the sitting room there is access into a double bedroom with rear views and the family bathroom briefly comprising a bath with electric shower over and separate double walk in electric shower. An inner hall within the original portion of the house passes a large storage cupboard and leads into a single bedroom and the present master bedroom, both boasting sea views.
The brick walled driveway leads down to the hidden and sheltered garden of Crook Cottage. This beautiful and well kept garden is a haven for the local wildlife and has been planted with a selection of seasonal flowering shrubs and plants for a lovely aspect all year round, with iris, foxgloves and oriental poppies to name a few. A patio to the top leads to a lovely seating area looking down over the lawn and rolling countryside beyond; a great place to watch the sunrise. The lawn extends down past an oriental fish pond with waterfall feature to the sheltered lower garden. Keen gardeners and families will be delighted with the space and selection of productive apple and damson trees and soft fruit bushes. There is a useful hidden compost area and cold frames. The large detached garage benefits from an electric operated roller door and there is ample space for private parking.
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 4.5 miles, going past The Stork pub on your right. As you enter upper Thurnham, take the right hand turn onto Moss Lane (just before Thurnham Hall). Continue for approximately 2 miles, (ignoring the first right hand turn signposted Glasson Dock), then branch right onto Slack Lane. As you get to the seafront, turn right. Crook Cottage can be found halfway along this road. DO NOT FOLLOW SAT NAV.
SERVICES Mains water
Oil fired central heating
Private septic tank drainage
COUNCIL TAX BAND Band D