Original character features were retained when this mid-Victorian stone-built barn was converted under architect supervision.

The result is a characterful and comfortable home with modern touches such as en-suite bedrooms and a bespoke fitted kitchen complementing exposed stone walls and ceiling beams, latch doors in rustic door frames, original wooden lintels and floorboards and flagstone floors.

Sandale Hall Barn is an attractive property with wraparound gardens, a conservatory and ample off-street parking, and is sandwiched between the Solway Heritage Coast and Lake District National Park.

The gardens contain outbuildings including a summer house which has magnificent views to Skiddaw and to the Solway.

Internally, a spacious square dining hallway has a wealth of period detail including a shuttered serving hatch to the kitchen.

The sitting room also has original features including twin arrow slit windows, and large dual-aspect windows. It is kept cosy with a woodburning stove in a stone fireplace with wooden lintel.

The kitchen is another good-sized space with bespoke solid wood wall and floor units topped by figured granite work surfaces and housing a Belfast sink with Victorian-style tap.

Character details of exposed beams and lintels, part exposed stone walls and a flagstone floor are lit by recessed lighting.

Double doors lead from hallway into the conservatory which has exposed oak floorboards.

Going upstairs, the landing has three arrow slit windows and a Velux roof light illuminating part-exposed stone walls, A-frame roof timbers and oak floorboards.

Rustic wood-framed latch doors provide access to three bedrooms, two en-suite doubles and a single.

All the bedrooms have character features and the first floor is completed by a separate wc.

Sandale Hall Barn in Sandale, near Boltongate, Wigton, is for sale at £325,000 from H&H Land and Estates, tel. 017687 72370.