A MIX of yesteryear charm and modern-day comforts is offered by this quintessential country cottage in the Yorkshire Dales.

Hobstones is located on the slopes of Dentdale, in the village of Gawthrop, four miles from Sedbergh.

This Grade-II listed, detached property with its exposed beams, wooden sash windows and stone sills is on the market for £650,000.

Described as "beautifully presented" by the agents, Lancastrian Estates, highlights include a spacious and inviting reception hall; a formal front lounge with stone inglenook fireplace and multi-fuel stove; and another large reception room that would be perfect for family gatherings.

The cottage has electric and oil-fired central heating, and superfast fibre-optic broadband.

An impressive dog-leg staircase with exposed oak beams leads to three double bedrooms on the first floor. The generously sized master bedroom has a pleasant outlook over the front garden.

A stylish and modern family bathroom features a bath with shower over, pedestal basin, toilet, heated chrome towel rail and attractive tiling.

Outside, the front garden is beautifully laid out with neatly kept herbaceous flower beds and an abundance of mature shrubs, trees and plants, interwoven with paths and dry-stone walls.

Behind Hobstones is a raised courtyard seating area looking onto open countryside. The property also has a driveway for parking and, around 50 yards from the cottage, a lawned garden with mature shrubs and scenic views.