Price: £399,950

Agent: Lancastrian Estates

T: 01539-733373

W: www.lancastrianestates.co.uk

AN EIGHTEENTH-century cottage with plenty of potential for updating has come up for sale in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Old Farm Cottage is in the Eden hamlet of Raisbeck, close to Orton, which fellwalker Alfred Wainwright described as "amongst the loveliest villages" of Westmorland.

This detached country cottage is believed to date back to the mid-1700s and is characterised by wonderful old timber beams and oak panelling.

Two reception rooms and four bedrooms make for a spacious family home, together with a garage and workshop, ample parking and lovely mature gardens with lawns, sitting areas, trees and shrubs.

The larger-than-average plot offers scope to extend, subject to planning consent.

The agents, Lancastrian Estates, say the cottage has been well cared for by its owners for more than 30 years and offers "outstanding potential". It has oil central heating and secondary double glazing, and is just a short drive from junction 38 of the M6 motorway.

The living room is full of traditional character thanks to its open fire and wooden beams.

A separate dining room overlooks the front, and a third room with an exposed stone wall would be ideal as a ground-floor bedroom or a sitting room. The fitted kitchen has lovely views over the garden.

Upstairs, the main double bedroom has garden views on two sides, a vaulted ceiling and rustic beams. The second bedroom features a separate basin and toilet, while the third also overlooks the garden.