OUR property of the week is a charming, 18th century cottage in the hamlet of Raisbeck, near the picturesque Eden village of Orton.

Old Farm Cottage is on the market with Lancastrian Estates for £385,000.

This three-bedroom detached property is full of charm and its accommodation is unexpectedly spacious, offering three reception rooms and three bedrooms.

The generously sized 0.3 acre plot features a sweeping drive, garage and workshop, mature gardens and ample parking.

Timber beams and oak panelling bring a feeling of rustic heritage to the cottage, which has oil-fired central heating and secondary double glazing.

The owners have cared for the property for more than 30 years, and there is great potential for buyers to put their own stamp on this much-loved, semi-rural family home.

An attractive glass-and-wood front door leads into the hallway, which in turn opens out into the living room. A cosy, characterful scene is created by the exposed timber beams, the open fire with its timber surround, and the carpeted floor.

The dining room looks out to the front, and the third reception room could easily be turned into a spacious ground-floor double bedroom. It has a distinctive, exposed stone wall and two stone-recess display niches.

The kitchen gives a lovely view over the gardens and is equipped with a good range of wall and floor cupboards, laminate work surfaces, tiled splashbacks, a stainless steel sink with drainer at both sides, and an oven with four ring electric hobs.

A useful study room is tucked away under the eaves off first-floor landing, which leads to three bedrooms.

The main double bedroom looks over the gardens in two sides and and is decently sized, with the charming architectural feature of a vaulted ceiling and exposed beams.

The second double bedroom handily has a separate wash basin and toilet, and the third double again has attractive garden views.

The main shower room for the cottage is found on the ground floor and comprises a walk-in shower, wash basin, toilet and complementary wall tiles.

Old Farm Cottage's plot is described as large than average by the agents and would offer excellent scope for extending the property, subject to planning permission being gained.

There is a sweeping gravelled driveway and stone walls and parking at the front, giving plenty of privacy.

Mature lawned gardens are set to the side and back of the house, with mature planting including shrubs and trees, and delightful sitting areas dotted all across the garden.

The spacious garage and workshop supply plenty of space for parking and/or storage, with electricity and water available and connected.