Pickett Post House, Claughton-on-Brock
This stunning stone cottage is thought to date back to around 1798. it is set in a wonderful location with the Lancaster Canal on one side and a picturesque stream on the other. The cottage has been lovingly improved by the current owners. It is full of beautiful quirky beams and period feautures.
The property is accessed via a private road from Stubbins Lane, at the end of which a pretty stone bridge crosses a stream to enter the property. To the right a cobbled drive leads to a parking area and a double garage, where an external staircase rises to a large studio space above the garage. Ahead is the beautiful garden. To the right by the bridge steps rise to the cottage, which is framed by delightful flowerbeds and planting.
The front door opens into a stone porch, which leads on into a large entrance hall. Straight ahead is a small utility room with a door opening out to a pathway which runs along the rear of the property beside the towpath hedge. Just off the utility room there is a downstairs shower-room. On the left of the cottage there is a spacious and characterful open plan living area comprising a spacious kitchen area to the front and a dining area to the rear which has a cosy fireplace and windows overlooking the canal. On the right of the cottage there is a delightful sitting room. This is a particularly spacious through room with a window to the rear overlooking the canal, large patio doors opening out to a garden terrace to the side, and a gorgeous fireplace to the front with a small feature window on each side of it.
Stairs rise from the hallway to the first floor. The magificent master suite to the right has a window overlooking the canal to the rear, a large window overlooking the canal and the garden to the side, and a luxury en-suite shower-room. There are three further bedrooms, including a double to the front, a single to the rear, and a double to the rear which benefits from steep stairs rising to a study area in the eaves. Finally there is a contemporary first floor bathroom.
The delightful cottage gardens are divided into two areas. To the right of the cottage there is a lovely terrace and lawn, crazy paving areas, a pretty pond, and flowerbeds. To the left in front of the cottage a beautiful area of rockery and planting slopes down to the stream.