A DECEPTIVELY spacious cottage in the heart of Cockermouth offers a superb contemporary interior, parking and a garden and is definitely worthy of consideration.

Although the mid-terraced property dates back to the 18th century it has been transformed to meet the wishes of today’s house-hunters with quality features such as engineered oak flooring throughout the ground floor, an open-plan dining kitchen and a garden room complementing a landscaped rear plot.

A buyer also has the option of renting two adjacent parking spaces.

The house, in Challoner Street, has an attractive lounge with wooden window shutters and feature alcoves. It is kept cosy by a cast-iron stove set into a black slate surround and mantle.

The remainder of the ground floor is taken up by the dining kitchen which provides a range of cream-coloured wall and floor units black granite work surface.

A range cooker with three ovens and a five-ring gas hob is neatly tucked away in a recess and there is a concealed washing machine.

There is space for a table and chairs and the room has three windows and stable door to the rear.

The first floor, reached by way of a traditional spindled staircase with newel posts, leads to three double bedrooms, all with period sash windows, and a bathroom.

Externally, the cottage has a pretty and enclosed garden at the back. This smart and low-maintenance area has a paved patio, lawn and shed with steps to a lower patio area and the en-suite garden room/studio.

This modern and versatile building boasts double patio doors to the garden and twin Velux roof lights. An apex roof with exposed open timbers exudes a feeling of spaciousness.

The contemporary en-suite includes a double walk-in shower, tiled walls and limestone tiled floor.

The property in Challoner Street, Cockermouth, is for sale at £229,000 from H&H Land and Estates, tel. 01900 828239