Seaside 3 bedroomed house near Morecambe and Lancaster home swap
Our house is a spacious 1930`s semi detached, built when the seaside town of Morecambe was in its prime. We live on a cul de sac and the neighbours are both quiet and friendly!
The house has 3 bedrooms, all with double beds in them. In typical 30`s style, two of the bedrooms are large, one is small and the bed takes up most of the room, but it works for the occasional guest and you get to sleep under the waves (see the pictures for an explanation!). The largest bedroom is our sons, and it`s full of lego for the young (and old) enthusiast.
Downstairs there is a kitchen/living room/dining room area with wood burning stove, a downstairs toilet and a separate living room. There`s a garage where bikes can be stored if needed and back garden with patio. There is a drive for 2 cars.
Just for note, if you`re a rock climber, the house comes with 2 finger boards and we can tell you the areas (and provide guidebooks) for climbing and mountain biking locally.
Important: Both a dog and a cat are part of our family. While we`re away, we would need our guests to feed the cat (though a neighbour will be happy to help out). Pikachu (yes, I know) keeps very much to herself - she will eye you suspiciously as she eats her food and if she lets you stroke her you can count yourself amongst a rare few!
About the location
We`re slightly to the north of both the seaside town of Morecambe and the University city of Lancaster, but only a couple of miles away. It`s a 10 minute walk to the beach from our house (Morecambe Bay, a special area of conservation).
From the beach you have a view straight into the Lake District fells, which are a 45 minute (on a good run - in the summer we`ll show you the back route!) drive away.
Morecambe has had a lot of work done to the prom area, and for the art deco enthusiast, the Midland Hotel is a must as it has been lovingly restored. There are a number of festivals throughout the year, from sand castle building to a huge vintage festival each September. Covid curtailed everything last year, but fingers crossed for this year.
Lancaster was (very sadly) built on the slave trade, and as a result the city centre has many beautiful Georgian buildings. We also have a pretty famous castle, which until recently was a prison - the Pendle Witches were tried there. It`s now a visitor attraction and historical events are staged there.
15 minutes drive to the north is Silverdale, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), and a bit of a hidden gem - everyone flies past it to get to the Lake District. On a nice day the views from the top of Arnside Knott show the whole of the estuary and into south lakeland.
45 minutes inland you`re into the Yorkshire Dales and the amazing limestone pavements around the 3 peaks of Ingleborough, Whernside and Pen-y-ghent.
Lancaster Canal is a 5 minute walk from the house. You can cycle traffic-free into Lancaster, or north to explore the countryside. The Hest Bank Inn is a 5 minute stagger from the house and the locals are friendly.
Type of home swap
- Home Exchange
- Housesitting Offered
- Weekend Exchange
Conditions of home exchange
- Non smokers only
- Pets welcome
- Children welcome
- Pet Care Offered
- Pet Care required
- Garage / Parking
- Shopping facilities
- Local restaurants
- Good public transport
Closest airport: Manchester
Nearest city: Lancaster
Property type: House
Location type: Beach/Seaside