Price: £375,000

Agent: Michael CL Hodgson

T: 01539-721375

W: www.michael-cl-hodgson.co.uk

THE sought-after village of Staveley is home to this characterful, four-bedroom Lake District cottage.

Traditionally built from stone and slate, and located on Main Street, Hollow Cottage has two good-sized reception rooms, an excellent kitchen, contemporary bathroom, and an attractively laid-out back garden.

The property has been much improved to create a spacious family home in the centre of this thriving village, with views of Craggy Wood to the rear.

Through the double-glazed front door, an entrance hall leads to the roomy lounge with its beamed ceiling, built-in bookcases, fireplace, display niche and door leading to the back garden.

A modern-style, rustic brick fireplace with wooden mantelpiece makes a feature in the dining room, which has windows on two sides and a good-sized walk-in storage cupboard.

The kitchen overlooks the garden and is fitted with a good range of wall and floor units and built-in appliances, including double oven, ceramic hob, extractor hood, fridge and freezer. There is also plumbing for a washing machine and dishwasher, and space for a breakfast table.

Also on the ground floor is the modern bathroom with its white bath, shower and screen, basin and toilet. The walls and floor are tiled, and there is a ladder towel radiator.

A dog-leg staircase leads up to the first floor, where the landing offers a built-in storage cupboard and access to the useful, boarded loft. There are two double bedrooms, and the third bedroom is described as good-sized, while the fourth would also make a great study or home office.

Hollow Cottage's lovely back garden is arranged with herbaceous flowerbeds, a paved patio and chipped stone pathways. There is potential to create off-road parking, subject to planning consent, and there is also a detached, stone outbuilding with flagged and cobbled floor, power and light.