An outstanding Lake District cottage with breath-taking views of the majestic fells and Derwentwater is on the market with an asking price inviting offers over £1.5 million.

Aydon Cottage is located in a stunning rural setting on the periphery of the village of Applethwaite, near Keswick.

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Nick Elgey, Property Sales and Marketing Consultant for Hackney and Leigh, who is managing the sale, said: "The uninterrupted vista from this wonderful property is truly exceptional.

"In my 35 years’ property experience I have not seen a finer view."

The detached property includes four double bedrooms and three luxury bath/shower rooms.

Downstairs the accommodation includes a living room, open-plan dining hall, study and a fitted dining kitchen. The living room has front and side floor-to-ceiling windows to maximise the views and sliding patio doors, which lead to an adjoining paved entertaining terrace.

Outside, the mature surrounding landscaped gardens include an impressive variety of beautifully established shrubs, stocked borders, mature trees and a front lawn and, at the rear, there is a paved terraced garden with established trees and shrubs. The gardens are an ideal location from which to enjoy the magnificent views.

Applethwaite is situated at the foot of Skiddaw, 1.5 miles from Keswick town centre and with easy access to the A66.