An unassuming country cottage set back from the village road. Step inside to find a joyful show of style and colour, open a bottle and gather in the kitchen for convivial cooking, slide open the glass doors to a little paved area, retire to the lounge with the wood burner’s glow filling the room.
A few minutes’ drive up the road brings you to Leighton Moss RSPB, a huge wetland with a viewing platform for watching the diverse bird life and maybe spotting otters and red deer. To the east lies the Dales and to the north the Lakes, but there are great hiking routes closer to home, like the short but scenic two-mile loop up Warton Crag with magnificent views from the top.
Find your own private countryside back at the cottage too, with the terraced garden and patio carefully planted and designed with no less flair and style than the rooms of the house.