Entry to Elland could take you back as far as the 16th century

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ELland is a charming detached two-to-three bedroom period cottage reputedly dating back to the 16th century.

It has a wealth of character features, including exposed beams and timbers, and is set in delightful gardens which have a summerhouse and superb open aspects to the front of the property.

The cottage has been renovated and extended over the past few years to offer delightful, cosy accommodation with the benefit of oil fired central heating, double glazing and a stunning open aspect to the front.

Externally there are good sized garden areas and the private rear garden is particularly attractive with well stocked beds and borders. It also boasts a large timber summer house and the driveway offers parking for several vehicles.

Elland is located on the edge of the rural village of Cockerham, which is approximately six miles north west of Garstang, six miles south of Lancaster and its university and 15 miles north of Preston and the University of Central Lancashire.

The village has a local church, a public house, and a primary school which enjoys views across to Morecambe Bay and was judged by Ofsted to be a good school that is “friendly and caring and provides pupils with a good standard of education”.

For the golfing enthusiast, there are clubs at both Lancaster and Garstang. and for those who enjoying rural walk, the picturesque Lancaster Canal and Cockerham Sands are close by.

Entry to Elland is through the porch with its stable outer door to the sitting room, which has an inglenook fireplace housing a free-standing cast iron multi-fuel stove. Beamed and timbered, the room also has recessed display shelving and from here the staircase leads to the first floor.

The breakfast kitchen has an exposed stone fireplace surround, a Belfast sink set in a timber surround and there is a fitted breakfast bar. The Welsh dresser and pine shelving units currently in situ in the kitchen are available by separate negotiation if required. A door from here goes into the dining room and an external door leads into the rear garden.

The dining room has ladder access to a useful loft storage area and the main bedroom, which is on the ground floor, has an en suite shower and wet room, a built-in wardrobe and French doors which lead out to the garden.

Layout: A cosy period cottage, recently extended, with three bedrooms (the main having an en suite) a sitting room, dining room, breakfast kitchen, all set in delightful garden areas with superb open aspects and access to local church, pub, school and nearby town and city amenities.

Main room sizes: sitting room 14’6” x 10’6”, breakfast kitchen 15’1” x 7’11”, dining room 12’10” x 7’9”, bedroom one 10’3” x 9’6” narrowing to 6’10”, plus depth of wardrobe en suite shower/wet room 5’10” x 5’4”, bedroom two 14’9” x 8’7”, bathroom 8’1” x 6’10” narrowing to 5’4”

Agent: Farrell Heyworth 7 High Street, Garstang.

Tel: 01995 600666

Price: £249,490