Do you hanker after a home that’s full of character but also has contemporary comforts and with lovely countryside views?

If so then Swallow House, which has an upside-down layout to make the most of the scenic vista, ticks all the boxes.

It’s a Grade II-listed conversion of a farm’s granary and sits in a private courtyard, reached through the old coach house archway.

Private parking is complemented by a detached double garage and there’s also a workshop and large gardens accessed from the balcony of the first-floor lounge.

This property, which would be ideal for a family, is in the popular village of Southwaite, between Carlisle and Penrith, with good transport links and the River Petteril close by.

The entrance hall, which runs straight through to the back door, has a cloaks cupboard and storage cupboard and doors to three double bedrooms and family bathroom.

The main bedroom has a dual aspect and en-suite shower room while the second chamber also has two windows. The remaining bedroom is at the rear of the house and like the master bedroom has a view over the attractive and private back garden.

Upstairs are the family rooms comprised of a sitting room, dining room and breakfasting kitchen.

The sitting room is more than 23ft long and has windows to three sides and a vaulted ceiling with exposed beams. A multi-fuel stove keeps it cosy and provides a focal point and French doors open to to a balcony where you can sit and enjoy the views over fields.

The balcony has steps down to the garden and the sitting room is open to the dining room which is similar size and also with vaulted ceiling and exposed beams.

The kitchen has Shaker-style fitted cabinets and integrated dishwasher, washer/drier and fridge-freezer.

Outside, the back garden has sandstone patios with views.

Swallow House, Southwaite, is for sale at £375,000 from H&H Land & Estates, tel. 01228 810799.