This family home offers a rare opportunity to buy a period residence in the Lake District National Park, with spacious accommodation and no forward chain.

The Flass, which enjoys magnificent views of Scafell Pike from almost every room, takes its name from nearby Flass tarn.

In addition to a private garden with breathtaking vistas and ample off-road parking, the house has a separate field of about an acre and a half.

A triple-aspect entrance porch leads to a bright hallway which is open to the lounge.

This front-facing reception room is warmed by a multi-fuel stove in a tiled fireplace with two built-in cupboard in alcoves on either side.

A sitting room has a dual aspect with large picture windows to capture the scenery and a feature fireplace while the dining room has a tiled floor and door to the conservatory.

From here there are incredible views over the surrounding fells and countryside and a door to the back garden.

The kitchen has a good range of wooden wall and floor units and is kept cosy by a Raeburn stove. A gas hob provides additional cooking facilities, the floor is tiled and a large picture window provides stunning fell views.

A breakfasting area has further floor units, plumbing for a dishwasher and views of the garden and fells.

A utility with another bank of floor units, a Belfast sink, plumbing for washing machine and a door to the back porch completes the ground floor, along with a cloakroom.

Upstairs, The Flass has five double bedrooms. Two front-facing rooms have wash basins and a third is used as a study.

The remaining two double bedrooms are at the back of the house with dual aspects to side and rear. One has a storage cupboard and the other has a corner shower cubicle and hand basin.

The family bathroom has a four-piece suite and there is a separate wc.

Externally, The Flass is approached along a shillied driveway from the wooden entrance gate which is flanked by sandstone pillars.

The gardens have lawned areas, trees and shrubbery and also contain a summer house and pond. Steps lead up to a further lawned garden which backs on to open fields and there is a garage.

The Flass, Wasdale, is for sale at £599,000 from PFK Estate Agents, tel. 01946 695535.