Charming Art Deco features blended with a modern upgrade, including a large living kitchen with French doors to a private walled garden, are the standout features of this lovely family home.

East of Eden dates from around 1934 and occupies an excellent position, within walking distance of Carlisle city centre and adjacent to open parkland and walks along the River Eden.

In addition, access in and out of the city is readily to hand via Warwick Road, with the M6 north and south and A69 east also in easy driving distance.

East of Eden is set within a secure plot with wrought-iron double gates leading on to a large driveway with the hard landscaping softened by mature hedging and shrubs.

The substantial house has a pitched roof with mock-Tudor detail and a side porch where the front door is situated.

This opens to a spacious entrance hall with a cloakroom tucked away under the dog-leg staircase and panelled doors to the reception rooms.

The formal dining room has a bay window with leaded windows and original details of feature fireplace, high ceiling and picture rails which are repeated in the large living room which opens to the breakfast room.

From here, French doors open to the beautiful and private back garden.

The kitchen is located in an offshoot at the back of the house and is fitted with an attractive range of modern Shaker-style cabinets, a Range cooker, double Belfast sink and other integrated appliances.

A lovely garden room beyond the kitchen provides an ideal spot to enjoy the views on inclement days or throw open the doors to appreciate the sound of birdsong.

Three double bedrooms, one en-suite, and the bathroom occupy the first floor while the back garden has a patio, lawn, trees and shrubs.

East of Eden, Victoria Place, Carlisle, is on the market at £379,000 from Hayward Tod, tel. 01228 810300.