Beech Bank is a large period property which has the potential to be made even more substantial if adjacent two-storey buildings are incorporated into its footprint.

The house has been renovated over recent years and retains a host of period features including fireplaces, shutters and cornicing.

It impresses from the outset with a reception hall boasting a tiled floor, fireplace with stone surround and the original staircase.

The drawing room also has a feature fireplace, this one with a marble surround, and dual-aspect windows overlooking the gardens.

The open-plan dining kitchen is full of light from south and west-facing windows and there is a third reception room to the rear.

Upstairs is a sumptuous master suite comprising bedroom with sensational views, dressing room with fitted wardrobes and contemporary shower room.

A guest bedroom is also en-suite and the two remaining double bedrooms share the stylish family bathroom, along with the study/fifth bedroom.

Outside are formal gardens to the front and an enclosed kitchen garden to the west. At the rear is a courtyard which provides access to useful traditional buildings including a large barn currently used as stables and two garages. There is also a tennis court.

A separate lane gives vehicle access to an enclosed paddock.

Beech Bank, Longburgh, west of Carlisle, is for sale at £850,000 from Finest Properties, tel. 01768 744324.