Ellerkeld is a magnificent Victorian home, offering character, space and stunning fell views and ideal for families who need to be close to schools, transport and employment locations.

Tim and Bethan Morgan have lived there for the past four years with children Thomas, Carys and Joel, who are aged from five to 10. Tim has been working as a manager at Robin Rigg wind farm in the Solway Firth while Bethan, a primary school teacher, worked in local schools.

Ellerkeld and its neighbouring house were built in 1888 for two sisters. It is full of period charm with three reception rooms, sun room, kitchen and cellar with six bedrooms and two bathrooms on the top two floors. Outside are large mature gardens and ample parking.

When the Morgans first relocated to Cumbria from Dusseldorf in Germany, they rented while getting to know the area and it was the stunning scenery that was a key factor in buying Ellerkeld.

Tim said: "The first thing that struck us was the incredible views of the north and western fells. Secondly the space; nearly all the rooms are generously proportioned and the house has everything and more you could need in a family home – reception rooms, spare bedrooms, utility room, conservatory, enclosed large garden, garage and paved off-road parking area.

"We are easily able to put up visiting family and friends, and this last Christmas hosted a family Christmas, with four families accommodated for several days. Lastly, I really wanted an open fire, and this house has one as a central feature in the lounge.

"Initially when we moved in, money to invest was quite tight so we just redecorated a few rooms, did some small roof jobs and renovated some of the sash windows.

"The house and structure were in a good condition and nothing urgent needed doing. More recently, we have completely refitted the kitchen and utility rooms. This included upgrading the wiring, installing new double-glazed windows and a new composite door and insulating the ceiling and internal surface of the walls of the area, which is a two-room extension on the back of the house.

"To this we added new units, flooring, worktop – basically everything was renewed and changed, except the white goods. Originally, these rooms were a scullery and pantry and were very draughty, cold and a little susceptible to damp, having been changed in function some time in the past 50 years; now they are probably the warmest and cosiest part of the home.

"In total, we have redecorated nine rooms and repainted most of the original sash windows. In the garden, we have maintained the mixed hedges and lawn, added raised beds and turned some of the flower beds into additional lawn area.

"If we had another five years, we had a list of other improvement ideas as there is still loads of potential in the property."

Tim loves the bedroom on the top floor where he can perch on a chair and put his head out of the Velux window facing the fells for the best view. A panoramic view from Skiddaw to Red Pike is clearly visible.

"And it’s great on a clear starry night," he said. "Once, an owl silently swooped up low over the roof ridge just metres from my face when I was star-gazing.

"We're really going to miss these amazing views, the space, local friends and neighbours, and the peacefulness and privacy of the location. There’s such a lot we will miss – we have loved living here in Brigham. My head says we have to move for economic reasons but my heart says don’t."

Ellerkeld, High Brigham, Brigham, is for sale at £430,000 from PFK Estate Agents. For more details see here .