VARRABRANT, our property of the week, is a detached 1990s house on the fringes of Grayrigg village, with open views over rolling countryside.

This three-bedroom home - situated on a slope to take advantage of the lovely rural outlook - is for sale with Milne Moser for £345,000.

Both the plot and the two-storey living space are generously sized, and include a large utility room, double-height hallway, bathroom, conservatory, spacious lounge/diner, kitchen, dining room, en-suite master bedroom and two further bedrooms.

The garden has been landscaped with stepped pathways leading through shrub beds up to a top-level lawn with a stunning outlook. The agents, Milne Moser, say viewing is "essential" to understand Varrabrant's potential.

Starting with the first floor, the L-shaped lounge has plenty of space for a dining table or desk, and has been designed to make the most of the open views. There is a stone fireplace with polished hearth and a patio door into the conservatory, which looks over countryside to the hills beyond.

The kitchen faces the front and is equipped with base and wall cupboards with concealed lighting, pale worktops, tiled splashbacks, a built-in electric hob with cooker hood, electric double oven and grill, and an integrated fridge.

A step leads down to the dining room with its stripped wooden floor and Velux rooflight.

The first-floor master bedroom offers two double, built-in wardrobes with matching chest of drawers and bedside cabinets. The en-suite comprises a shower cubicle, pedestal basin and toilet, and a heated ladder towel rail.

Returning to the ground floor, a porch leads to the excellent-sized utility room which features plumbing for a washing machine, sink and base and wall units, plus a walk-in airing cupboard with shelving and cylinder tank, and a further cupboard housing the fuse board and meters. There is a handy door to the garage.

The first of two bedrooms has windows on two sides and lovely views to the front, as well as two double built-in wardrobes. The second offers an open outlook to the front and side, and features two fitted double wardrobes with matching storage and bedside cabinets.

The fitted three-piece family bathroom has a vanity basin, bath and toilet, with tiled walls and electric heated towel rail.

Outside Varrabrant is a good-sized tarmac parking and turning area, with access to the garage, which has power and light. There is a mature evergreen shrub bed, a gravelled area and space for a greenhouse and sheds.

Pathways lead to either side of the property, winding through terraced beds planted with evergreens and ornamental trees. At the top of the plot is a lawn with spectacular countryside views., tel 01539-725582.