Ivy House has a claim to local fame, being said to be the first vicarage in the village of Hensingham.

It is a beautiful Grade II-listed Georgian property, double-fronted and set within a terrace, which is full of character and warmth.

The spacious family accommodation briefly comprises two reception rooms, a dining kitchen, conservatory, four bedrooms and two bathrooms.

Ivy House has a traditional solid wood door into the entrance porch where period features of dado rail, tiled floor and stained glass set the tone for the rest of the interior.

There is another dado rail in the hallway along with ceiling coving and doors to the lounge and dining room.

The lounge is at the front of the house and has a coal-effect gas fire with marble inset hearth and period-style mantlepiece, ceiling coving and dado rail.

The dining room on the other side of the hallway also has coving as well as a picture rail and the original wooden floor and open fire with surround and mantlepiece.

A rear entrance hall with storage has doors to the dining kitchen, utility and a shower room.

The kitchen is a good size with a range of wooden units, coal-effect gas burner with original stone hearth, original slate flooring and a door to the utility which has a window overlooking the conservatory and plumbing.

Another door opens to the shower room while the conservatory has French doors to a shillied courtyard and patio area.

Going upstairs a half landing has floor-to-ceiling windows giving a view of the back garden and the main landing has a storage cupboard.

The house has four bedrooms, three doubles and a single. Two of the doubles are at the front and one of them has the original fire with ornate mantlepiece and surround, coving to ceiling and a dado rail.

The double at the back also has the original fireplace, this with a wooden surround, plus built-in storage cupboard with shelving and a door to the three-piece family bathroom.

Externally Ivy House has a wrought-iron gate, walled garden and pavioured courtyard. with raised beds to the front while at the back is an enclosed private garden area comprising shillied patio with stone steps leading to further garden areas including established beds with shrubs and herbaceous border, lawned areas and an outhouse with power.

Ivy House, Main Street, Hensingham, is for sale at £239,950 from Grisdales Estate Agents, tel. 01946 693931.