||SOLD: Spacious cottage with stunning architectural features
Property No: 90678
Moss Cottage, No.63 Main Street
|Cooking: Gas and Electric
||Sq Metres: 140
||Suitable for Pets
||Near Train Station
|A beautiful, unique period property, combining stunning architectural features and country cottage
atmosphere with a surprising amount of space and light. Situated in a picture-book village in an area of
outstanding natural beauty, five minutes off M6 and a mile from station with regular 55 min trains to
Manchester. No chain.
Originally an eighteenth-century detached house, Moss Cottage is now at one end of a terrace of three,
with huge open plan third storey stretching over next door, and an extension behind. Features include
salt cupboard, finely carved sandstone fireplace and mullion windows, beams, oak parquet and original
wide-plank flooring. Recently-fitted breakfast kitchen and bathroom, plus parlour, dining room, master
bedroom (opening into small room ideal for an ensuite), second bedroom, and open-plan top level,
where the timber construction of the house, complete with mason’s mark, is strikingly exposed. This
level has lovely views of the Yorkshire dales to one side and Warton Crag to the other. A child’s
bedroom, sitting room, and two studies currently occupy the space — there is ample floor and window
space for an easy structural division into four generously sized rooms. Left open-plan it would make a
The property has a large stone-built attached store room, an attic, under-floor storage area, and GCH.
There is a private mature side garden with lawn, patio and deck, surrounded and terraced with ancient
stonewalls. The cottage is presented in polished character, but also offers potential for further
enhancement through the installation of ensuite bathroom and additional restoration work (stripping of
Located in the historic heart of Warton, home of George Washington's ancestors, two miles from M6 J35,
and under a mile from Carnforth (which boasts a hub train station, two supermarkets and all amenities).
The village itself has an excellent primary school, shop/post office, two pubs, a riding school and good
bus service. It lies near the Cumbria/Lancashire border in Silverdale-Arnside area of outstanding natural
beauty. Warton Crag, rising behind the house, is a nature reserve with famous views of Morecambe Bay,
Lake District and Yorkshire Dales, flower meadows, limestone pavement and bluebell woods. Leighton
Moss, a premier RSPB reserve where you can hear bitterns boom, is a lovely walk away over the crag.
The house is just down from the church, almost oposite the Weir, a historic piece of common land, now
a children's playground with plenty of space for football, and sheltered by old horsechestnut trees. The
Wier is overlooked by the famous Malt Shovel Inn, a which serves a gourmet menu you won't find the
equal of anywhere in the peninsula.
Entered through vestibule leading into:
Large room graced by an exceptionally finely-carved sandstone inglenook fire place fitted with multi-
fuel cast-iron stove, late-Victorian herringbone oak parquet floor, salt cupboard, triple-mullioned
window with panelled window seat, and exposed oak beams.
Wide doorway with fine antique carpentry leads into the parqueted inner hall and:
Fitted Breakfast Kitchen
Recently fitted. Space for fridge, cooker (with fitted hood), dishwasher and breakfast table. Quarry-tiled
floor, triple-mullioned window with stained-glass showing Warton church tower, beach worktops,
spotlights. Window and half-glass door to patio. Exposed beams and stone walls.
Staircase to half landing with feature leaded window and window seat, landing with fitted bookcase,
double-glazed window and access to attic, and the (60's) extension, which houses:
Recently fitted. Floor-to-ceiling tiling, mosaic to one wall and a feature pilaster, tiled floor. Bath with
fitted shower screen and shower, basin and WC, spotlights. Double-glazed window.
Dining Room/Bedroom 3
3.1m x 3.1m
Lovely sunny room, with stripped and limed pine tongue-and-groove flooring, two large double-glazed
windows overlooking the garden and exposed stone wall.
Stairs lead to the first-floor landing, a generous space, with exposed beams and stonewall, opening
Charming bright room with two double-mullioned windows overlooking the garden, each with its own
Grand room, with triple-mullion and window seat, exposed beams, and beautiful original wide-plank
flooring. Fitted wardrobe, and door to:
Dressing Room/Ensuite space
Original floorboards survive here also. Builder has confirmed the potential of the room to be converted
to a bathroom, and we have plans by a bathroom designer.
Stairs lead up to half landing with painted, wide-plank floorboards, and upwards to:
Open Plan top room - bedroom 3/lounge/studies
Striking exposed beams with mason’s mark, ‘Dawson 1732’. View from small mullioned window
towards Ingleborough and the Dales. Towards the back of the house, a large bonnet-style window
floods the room with light and gives stunning views over apple trees towards Warton Crag and the yews
and tower of the church. The floor space here is exceptional, and there is a feeling of space unusual in a
cottage , as the ceiling peaks at an airy three metres. There are two large velux windows, painted
floorboards, and fitted bookshelves.
Lrg space, plumbed for washer and dryer – the sound structure would facilitate conversion into a
The courtyard is a suntrap surrounded by ancient stone walls, with stone steps up to a lawn sheltered by
a an old white lilac and other shrubs, planted beds and limestone walls. From the deck, a rockery and
stone steps wind up to further beds, another antique wall, and yew tree wound in honeysuckle.
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