"SMART, stylish and immaculately presented" is how Davis & Bowring estate agents sum up this contemporary cottage on the outskirts of Kirkby Lonsdale.

Beech Meadow is located at The Meadows, a select development south of the Whoop Hall hotel.

Featuring an open-plan living kitchen, three bedrooms, three bath/shower rooms and a flagged terrace with countryside views, this individually designed property is for sale with Davis & Bowring for £325,000.

The living space is set over three floors, and the cottage was originally a holiday let but now has unrestricted occupancy.

The front door opens into a hall with limestone-tiled floor.

This flooring continues into the open-plan living room with its full-height picture windows, double-height gallery, contemporary gas fire with polished slate hearth, well-equipped kitchen and space for a dining table.

This lovely, light and bright space is perfect for entertaining.

The ground floor also offers a bedroom that could double as a snug or study.

The first-floor landing has a Velux window and leads to a double bedroom with a gallery to the room below, a built-in wardrobe, and a four-piece bathroom.

A master bedroom with en-suite shower room and double doors onto a Juliet balcony makes the most of uninterrupted views on the second floor.

Fitted carpets, light fittings and integral white goods are included, and the property is being sold leasehold - 999 years from 2006.

www.davis-bowring.co.uk; tel 015242-74445.