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Lancaster Court consists of 40 stylish one and two-bedroom retirement apartments, exclusive to the over 60s and conveniently located close to the centre of Cockermouth. These stunning retirement apartments are available for sale or rent and incorporate intelligent design, giving you gorgeous, yet practical living spaces. Almost all these light and spacious properties feature either a Juliette balcony or a patio.
Low maintenance and sociable
Socialising is high on the agenda in this retirement community. The development enjoys a contemporary and comfortable communal lounge and a luxurious guest suite for when people come to stay. What’s more the rooftop terrace offers a scenic views of an ancient castle and the stunning backdrop of the Cumbrian Fells, a perfect place to relax and chat with friends.
Safe and secure
Safety is a priority and the development benefits from hi-tech fire safety and security systems, including door video entry and 24-hour emergency call out. You’ll also enjoy the services of a friendly House Manger, who is on hand on weekdays to help with anything you need.
Plenty to do on the doorstep
This attractive retirement development is ideally located close to all the amenities that Cockermouth has to offer, including the beautiful River Derwent. There is a bus stop within easy reach which quickly takes you into the heart of Cockermouth where you’ll find a wealth of cafes, bars and eateries as well as your favourite high street stores and smaller independent shops.
- A stunning rooftop terrace with castle views
- Elegant communal lounge to socialise in with friends and neighbours
- Ideally located in the beautiful market Town of Cockermouth
- Exclusively available for the over-60s
- A stone's throw away from local shops and amenities
- Camera entry and 24-hour emergency call system for added peace of mind
- Roof terrace
- Pets allowed
- Near the countryside
- House Manager
- Guest suite
- Car parking
- 24/7 call system
- Communal lounge
- Mobility scooter room
See for yourself what Lancaster Court has to offer with virtual tours of our one bedroom apartment, two bedroom apartment, Guest Suite, Communal area and roof-top terrace. To get the best experience click the full screen icon with the four arrows below in the bottom left menu bar.
Interactive Site Plan
Our interactive site plan allows you to easily find available retirement properties. Click the tabs to view each floor. You'll see that one-bedroom homes are in yellow and two-bedroom homes are in purple. When you click on a property, you'll find out whether it is available for sale, rent or shared ownership, as well as pricing. Click on 'view property' to find out more. Retirement homes shown in red are already reserved, sold or rented out, but may be available on our Resales website.
The properties at this development are leasehold properties with a term of 999 years from and including 01/01/2020
* To be offset against your initial payment and fully refundable should your tenancy not proceed
- Communal area costs inc. electricity, heating and lighting
- Future maintenance fund
- Water and sewage (communal areas and apartments)
- Maintenance of building and gardens
- Emergency call system
- Building insurance
- Active social calendar of events and exclusive discounts
- Dedicated on-site team
What's not included?
- Electricity, heating and lighting (apartments)
- Phone / broadband
- Council Tax
- TV licence / TV service
- Home and contents insurance
What is an Assured Tenancy?
Assured Tenancy means that you agree to rent the property for a minimum term of 12 months, but after that you can leave at any time as long as you give two months written notice. We can’t ask you to leave unless you have broken the terms of the agreement.
I want to rent. What checks do you carry out and what do I need to prepare?
We’ll ask you to complete a Rental Application Pack and an Income and Expenditure form to get the information we need to do standard background checks. You’ll be asked for proof of income, savings and/or pensions, along with copies of your last three months’ bank statements. You’ll be asked to provide identification documentation that complies with the latest Government Right to Rent regulations – our sales consultants will talk you through what you need.
Do I need to pay a reservation deposit?
Yes, you will need to pay a small refundable reservation deposit to reserve the property. You will also have to pay a security deposit equivalent to five weeks rent when you move in.
What do I have to pay before moving in?
Before you can move into your property, you will need to pay the first month’s rent together with your security deposit, minus the reservation deposit you’ve already paid.
The security deposit is equivalent to five weeks rent. Don’t worry, we’ll make sure you know the exact amount you need to pay in plenty of time.
McCarthy Stone is part of the Tenancy Deposit Scheme, membership number G10625. Download the Tenancy Deposit Scheme leaflet.
What date are rental payments due?
All rental payments are due on the 1st of each month and must be paid by direct debit. Your rent includes all of the development’s service charges, ground rents and property maintenance.
Living in Cockermouth
One of the town's main landmarks is Cockermouth Castle - with its original 13th Century dungeons - open to the public during the town's July festival. There's also the beautifully preserved Wordsworth House - birthplace of the poet, William Wordsworth, which offers fascinating tours of the house and gardens. Cockermouth's ancient market square has been recently rejuvenated and now reflects the town's eclectic history in various examples of stonework and pavement art. The traders still gather on the first Saturday of every month.
Cockermouth has plenty of shops and supermarkets, along with a wide array of amenities and independent local traders. There's also a fine selection of artisan restaurants, tea-rooms and eateries, and many of the town's excellent traditional pubs serve beers produced by Cockermouth's own Jennings Brewery, who also provide on-site tours.
For fitness enthusiasts, Cockermouth has its own sports centre with two gymnasiums and a large swimming pool. Culture-seekers can enjoy a varied calendar of theatre, cinema, comedy and performing arts events held at the Kirkgate centre. The town hosts a number of annual festivals, including The Cockermouth Live music and arts festival in July and the Taste Cumbria Cockermouth food festival in September. Cockermouth has regular local bus services connecting to the towns of Workington, Penrith and Carlisle. The town of Keswick - at the heart of the Lake District - is a 20 minute drive away.
- Conveniently situated close to these local amenities:
- Cottage Hospital Bus Stop
- Cockermouth Leisure Centre
- All Saints Church
From the development, there are a number of retail shops, cafés and supermarkets just 0.4 miles away.
If you like to stay active, Cockermouth Leisure Centre is within 0.2 miles and you can find walking opportunities organised by The Lake District Walker just 0.5 miles away.Also, you are under 0.5 miles from Wordsworth House, a National Trust property.
Getting to Location
If you are using a Sat Nav system you may need the full address of this development. The postcode is newly created by Royal Mail and may not be accurate for some months.