Sweeping views of the North Pennines and a secluded position in a popular village make this property worthy of consideration.

Redbank House is a striking and handsome property reached via stone steps past a delightful terraced garden.

From the front door an attractive vestibule opens into a spacious entrance hall with a central staircase rising to the first floor, where the main reception rooms are located, and down to the ground-floor accommodation and garaging.

The bright and spacious sitting room, with feature fireplace, provides a glorious rural outlook over open countryside and has French doors into the dining room.

This large room opens to the expansive outdoor sun terrace which offers an ideal spot for alfresco dining and entertaining.

The kitchen has the best vantage point in the property, looking east to the Pennines and offers a range of fitted cabinetry as well as ample space for everyday dining. A spacious utility room, also with fitted cabinetry, has external access to the garden path as well as hatch access to a boarded and insulated loft.

There are three bedrooms on the first floor, the master having an en-suite shower room and the others sharing the family bathroom.

A very large fourth bedroom, currently used as a second sitting room, is on the ground floor along with a fifth bedroom, with en-suite, which the owners use for storage, and a cloakroom.

Externally, Redbank House has a large block-paved driveway with parking for several cars, complemented by a double garage with electric doors.

To the front of the property a beautiful terraced garden with attractive sandstone walling and fountain, shrubs and plants. A sun terrace runs the full length of the property, providing access to a summer house and garden store.

Redbank House, Irthington, is for sale at £450,000 from Finest Properties, tel. 015394 68400.