3 of the best cottages

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1. Ash Tree Cottage is a beautifully presented detached sandstone home situated in the heart of the village of Cumwhinton, just four miles south of Carlisle.

The village benefits from good facilities as well as the much sought after primary school.

Through an entrance hall is a dining room with a gas fire and wooden flooring, a kitchen with French doors to the rear lawned garden and patio, and a sitting room with a multi-fuel stove with a sandstone surround, hearth and mantle.

Upstairs are four bedrooms, two with a fireplace, and a bathroom fitted with a three-piece suite and tiled flooring. Most of the rooms have sash double glazing. There is also a detached garage.

Ash Tree Cottage, Cumwhinton, is for sale at £289,950 from H&H King. For more details see here.

2. On the ground floor of this railway cottage is an entrance porch with built-in storage cupboards, a hallway, a three-piece bathroom, an open-plan kitchen and dining room and a front-facing living room with an open grated fireplace.

Off the first-floor landing are three bedrooms, one with a period-style feature fireplace.

The property has mature well-established gardens to the side and rear with a summer house, greenhouse and outside store.

There is the possibility of permission being granted for a new dwelling in the rear garden.

The property is on the market with no onward chain.

Myre Bank, Wetheral, is for sale at £240,000 from Cumberland Estate Agents. For more details see here.

3. Equally suitable as a main residence or a luxury weekend/holiday cottage, this renovated period cottage has an array of original features but is sympathetically updated with engineered oak floors.

The spacious yet cosy cottage comprises an entrance hallway, a lounge with an open fire and beamed ceiling, a shower room, a breakfast kitchen, a ground-floor twin bedroom with industrial-style wall lights, a master bedroom with fitted wardrobes and a free-standing roll-top bath with claw feet.

Outside are easily kept cottage-style front and rear lawned gardens with two stone-built outhouses.

Townfoot Cottage, Talkin, Brampton, is for sale at £235,000 from Cumbrian Properties. For more details see here.

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