Magnificent Grade II-listed country residence Dufton Hall boasts impressive original features and a spacious layout set in extensive private grounds.

The historic home is located in the idyllic Eden Valley conservation village of Dufton, in the Pennine foothills and with superb views of the fells and surrounding countryside.

The hall standing today dates back to the 17th century but is reputed to be on the footprint of a property from the 1300s.

It retains striking period details such as a stone entrance portico, ornate plasterwork, panelling and a magnificent oak staircase.

At the heart of the property is a living dining hall with Tuscan-style pillars and inglenook with rotating spit.

Another standout feature is the high-quality two-storey leisure suite where you can relax in the hot tub or sauna under the illuminated domed ceiling while enjoying views of Dufton Pike and the Pennines.

This is complemented by a seven-piece luxurious multi-level bathroom.

Dufton Hall, Dufton, Appleby - which also has an upper-floor apartment that is currently let - is for sale at £700,000 from Fine & Country, tel. 01768 869007.