A beautiful family home in a rural hamlet close to the Lake District National Park is on the market with the benefit of an attached barn that offers great possibilities.

Low Croft in Torpenhow is a traditional Cumbrian long house built in 1690 and upgraded to combine character and history alongside modern comforts and high-quality finishes.

The current owners have enhanced their home with a range of improvements, including extensive roof insulation, and created a spacious home with multiple reception rooms, a family kitchen and two bathrooms.

The property also has a large attached two-storey with power and lighting that has potential for conversion to a range of uses, among them a holiday home, artisan business or for storage.

Low Croft is in the catchment area for St Michael's CoE Primary School in nearby Bothel, rated good by Ofsted, and although in a rural location has good transport connections to Carlisle, Keswick and Whitehaven.

The main employment hub of Sellafield is within a 45-minute drive.

The interior of the farmhouse boasts a triple-aspect lounge with views towards the Solway Firth and Galloway hills, exposed stonework and oak mantel, and a dining room with stripped wooden floorboards, shelving and storage.

Both rooms have wood-burning stoves and exposed beams.

The living kitchen is a real family room, light and airy with an excellent array of cabinets and appliances and with views.

A snug, utility and cloakroom complete the ground floor while upstairs are three double bedrooms, a large single and master bedroom with en-suite shower room.

This complements the family bathroom which has a three-piece suite with P-shaped bath, engineering wood flooring and views to two sides.

Outside is a private driveway with parking for five cars and beautiful landscaped gardens with a large decking area ideally place to enjoy views of the Solway coast.

Low Croft, Torpenhow, is for sale at £450,000 from PFK Estate Agents, tel. 01900 826205.