St Ann’s House is a Grade II-listed home Regency home that is full of charm and character and set in private grounds.

It was built around 1806 with later 1830 and 1840s extensions and has the style and grace of these eras in abundance.

Its location north of Carlisle city centre is very convenient, being close to Austin Friars School and within easy reach of the popular restaurants, bars and shops in Stanwix village.

Just across the river are all the social, leisure and retail opportunities of central Carlisle.

St Ann’s House is a wonderful family home. which has a dual claim to fame in the history of the city.

The son of poet William Wordsworth lived there from 1857 to 1870 and at the start of the Second World War the house was purchased by Carlisle City Council and used as the Judge’s Lodgings for an extended period including after the late 1980s when the property was acquired by Austin Friars School until they sold it for use as a private residence.

The house has an elegance and welcoming reception hall with cloakroom and large rooms which are filled with light.

The sitting room is delightful with tall sash windows, period features and a dual aspect, and is kept cosy by a multi-fuel stove set in a feature fireplace.

The entire house is like a set for a Jane Austen film, no more so than in the living room with its three floor-to-ceiling sash windows that look on to the private garden.

The living dining kitchen has a range of modern fitted units in wood and a central island. The room features a bay window to the front garden elevation and a door and window to the side.

It is complemented by a utility room.

On the first floor is a split landing leading to the bedroom and family bathroom.

The master bedroom is a particularly spacious affair, flooded with natural light from its dual aspect.

This room also has the benefit of a walk-in dressing room and en-suite, as does the second double bedroom while the remaining two bedrooms are served by the family bathroom.

At the opposite end of the house is a cellar.

St Ann’s House, Etterby Scaur, Carlisle, is for sale at £550,000 from Hayward Tod, tel. 01228 810300.