If you’re looking for a charming country cottage with lovely character features and in a tranquil rural location then look no further.

Hynam Shield is a delightful home in a picturesque position in the beautiful Geltsdale Valley, just outside the desirable village of Castle Carrock.

The property has an entrance hall that doubles up as a utility room while the farmhouse kitchen has a real country feel with cream Shaker-style cabinets, a range cooker, dishwasher and useful larder cupboard.

The ceiling is particularly attractive, with exposed beams, and the room is open to the large living room which is a spacious room with woodburning stove, wooden floor and dual-aspect windows providing panoramic views.

A second reception room has a period cast-iron open fire and a vaulted ceiling.

Hynam Shield has two double bedrooms, one with a walk-in wardrobe, and the well-equipped family bathroom is complemented by a toilet.

A loft hatch in the second bedroom provides access to the loft space which is boarded and benefits from power and lighting. It is currently used as office space and for storage.

Externally a parking area providing space for several cars. The front garden has a studio and shed and a patio area, surrounded by a well-stocked border, offers an ideal space for alfresco dining.

Hynam Shield, Geltsdale, Castle Carrock, is for sale at £350,000 from Finest Properties, tel. 015394 68400