A tranquil setting down a gravelled track and completely private; the only sound is the wind off the fells, many sheep and pheasants, the occasional train, sometimes a steam train. This is a large, light-filled house with lovely interiors – perfect for large families or groups. The owner has a canny eye for lovely things so there is a glorious mix of textures, fabrics and styles and a lot of family memorabilia.
Children will charge up and down two staircases or out into the garden. They also get a separate playroom with toys, games, TV and a dressing up box. A Rayburn keeps everything cosy and warm in the sociable L-shaped kitchen and living room and there are plenty of squashy sofas and seats for everybody, a big open wood fire and a wall of books and records. Bedrooms have good views and lovely linen.
You can walk down to the railway line behind and wave at the trains, or have a picnic by the wide, fast-flowing river.