A TRADITIONAL detached house within the Lake District National Park is for sale.

The six-bedroom Muncaster House is situated near Loweswater and is accepting offers over £850,000.

The house is thought to have been constructed in the 18th-century and is of traditional Lakeland design.

It offers views of Whiteside and Grasmoor to the East, down Crummock and Buttermere to Rannerdale and Red Pike to the South and Melbreak to the West.

It is situated on a a quiet road with a large garden opposite and a four-acre piece of land on the other side of the road.

The location has a degree of privacy and isolation, but is only seven miles south of Cockermouth and twelve miles west of Keswick.

For families, it is three miles from Lorton School and under five miles from Eaglesfield Paddle CE Primary Academy.

Inside, the house has six bedrooms and many original features remain. These include fireplaces, exposed beams and a stone window which surrounds the staircase.

The property also has an outbuilding which is suitable for a range of uses or could be converted.

A garage is attached and pleasant gardens surround the property.

These are filled with a lawn, mature trees and shrubs.

They contain lovely vantage points from which you can enjoy the surrounding views.

There is also a “secret garden” which is well established and enclosed and houses the calor gas tank and a brick shed.

The house may require some limited modernisation, but this is a property offers considerable flexibility and potential.

It is a rare opportunity within such an extraordinary location.

This would be suitable for someone looking to anyone who would like to enjoy the wonderful Cumbrian scenery.

It offers peace and quiet, but also the opportunity to go for walks in the Lakeland fells.

You can take a virtual tour of Muncaster House on Zoopla's website.