3 of the best family homes


1. Heath Bank Cottage sits in a generous and private plot with superb far-reaching views to the front and privacy to the rear.

It is well located on the Brampton to Longtown road, and is in the William Howard School catchment area.

The property consists of an impressive entrance hall, a bespoke living dining kitchen which includes a multi-fuel stove on an attractive slate hearth, a utility room, cloakroom, a snug sitting room with open views, a master bedroom with a dressing area and en-suite bathroom, two further double bedrooms, a large single currently used a a home gym and a four-piece family bathroom.

To the rear of the large private garden is a log cabin with its own deck.

Heath Bank Cottage, Brampton Road, Longtown, is for sale at £329,000 from Hayward Tod. For more details see here.

2. This spacious detached family home is part of the popular Otter's Holt development in Culgaith.

The well-presented accommodation comprises a lounge with a fireplace housing an electric stove and patio doors to the rear and a dining kitchen with integrated appliances and access to a garage which has been part converted to a laundry room and store.

There is a master bedroom with en-suite facilities, three further bedrooms, all with fitted wardrobes, and a three-piece family bathroom.

To the front of the property is a paved driveway parking area and lawn, while to the rear is a fully enclosed garden mostly laid to lawn with patio seating area.

The property in Woodland Way, Culgaith, Penrith, is for sale at £289,950 from PFK Estate Agents.

3. Situated in a courtyard development of similar style properties, in a quiet rural location to the east of the city, is this immaculately presented family home.

On the ground floor is a dining area with steps up to a lounge which has a multi-fuel stove housed in a sandstone fireplace, a beamed ceiling and a good-sized dining kitchen.

Off the first-floor landing are two bedrooms, both with a beamed ceiling, and a shower room fitted with a white suite, spotlights to the ceiling, and underfloor heating.

Outside is a low-maintenance walled side garden with a flagged seating area and a garage.

Rosebank, Heads Nook, Brampton, is for sale at £160,000 from Cumbrian Properties.

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