3 of the best family homes


1. Mayfield is a small close of modern detached homes just south of the city, close to Carlisle racecourse and within a short driving distance of the M6.

Stoneraise Primary School is nearby and there are a number of shops and a post office approximately a mile away.

This family home, which is situated over three floors, includes a sitting room with a contemporary fireplace, a garden room, a breakfast kitchen, a separate utility room, a main bedroom with an en-suite and a dressing room, four further bedrooms, a study area, and two bathrooms.

Outside is a paved forecourt providing parking, a double garage, and a rear garden.

Mayfield, Blackwell, Carlisle, is for sale at £349,000 from Hayward Tod. For more details see here.

2. High House Cottage is a substantial and versatile semi-detached family home situated in a sought after village location to the south of the city. Local amenities include a school, a post office and a village pub.

An entrance hall leads to a lounge with exposed beams, a dining kitchen, a sitting room with exposed sandstone feature walls incorporating an inglenook fireplace with a slate hearth, and an impressive four piece bathroom. To the first floor are four bedrooms, including a master with an en-suite shower room and a study area, and a separate shower room. The property has front and rear gardens and off road parking.

High House Cottage, Cumwhinton, is for sale at £265,000 from Cumbrian Properties. For more details see here.

3. Lynden Lea is an ideal family home, with views across the local countryside and situated in the popular village of Hayton with good access to the Eden Valley, Hadrian's Wall and the Lake District National Park.

On the ground floor is an entrance hallway, a living room with an open fire and French doors leading to the rear garden, a dining room, a fitted kitchen, a utility room with a Belfast sink, a shower room, and a rear hallway currently used as a study.

Off the first-floor landing are three generous bedrooms, two with built-in storage, and a family bathroom. Outside is ample off street parking, lawned areas and a sheltered patio area.

Lynden Lea, Brier Lonning, Hayton, Brampton, is for sale at £247,000 from PFK Estate Agents. For more details see here.

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