A CHARACTERFUL semi-detached house - once part of the 16th century Moot Hall - is on the market in a beautiful location.

The Grade II-listed property in the unspoiled village of Ireby, in the northern Lake District, has the fells at the back of Skiddaw and Blencathra within easy reach.

It has been been extensively refurbished by the current owners and is a comfortable family home in which original features have been retained, including exposed beams, panelled doors and boarded floors.

The principal reception room in the house is the large sitting room which is filled with light from four sash windows providing a dual aspect.

White-painted beams and floorboards contribute to the airy feeling and an attractive feature sandstone fireplace and hearth incorporate a recessed multi-fuel stove.

An inner hall has a walk-in storage cupboard while the dining kitchen is another light and bright dual-aspect room where white cabinets are topped by wooden work surfaces.

The walls are tiled and there is plumbing for both an automatic washing machine and dishwasher.

A traditional spindle staircases leads upstairs to the landing which has an exposed boarded floor and access to three bedrooms - two doubles and a single - and a shower room.

Of the two doubles, one has a dual aspect and both have picture rails.

The single bedroom also has windows to two sides.

The attractive shower room is well presented with half-panelled walls and a tiled shower cubicle with a watering can head and rinser attachment.

In keeping with the property’s age, the room also has a period-style wc, hand basin and radiator incorporating a heated towel rail.

Outside are a front forecourt garden, back garden with paved patio and borders and a garage.

The property in Moot Hall, Ireby, near Wigton, is for sale at £220,000 from Hackney and Leigh, tel. 01768 741741.