The large dining kitchen really is the heart of this lovely bungalow near Brampton, newly built by Catherine and Stuart Hodgson just four years ago. They and their two sons are usually to be found in the spacious room , and it’s perfect for entertaining family and friends.
If you’ve been searching for a semi-rural property which has bags of space, lots of wildlife visiting the garden and is also very convenient for town-centre amenities and travel around the region via the road network, then this barn conversion - the home of Pauline Ross for the past 10 years - should fit the bill.
Around half of house-buyers end up finding their property through traditional methods such as spotting a for sale sign or browsing an estate agent's window - despite the growth in house-hunting apps and websites.
Light and airy with flexible living space, plenty of allocated parking and fulfilling just about all their requirements - with box-ticking like that, it was no wonder that Tim and Carole Jones snapped up their home, a barn conversion created from old farm buildings at Rottington near Whitehaven.