Rookby Scarth is a substantial farmhouse in an idyllic position which offers huge potential for lifestyle and business opportunities.

It is on the outskirts of Winton, overlooking the stunning Upper Eden Valley in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and extends to just under 23 acres.

This is comprised of a traditional farmhouse, outbuildings, pasture, hay meadows and woodland, with further land available by separate negotiation.

The package offers scope for a variety of uses, including a smallholding, leisure business or holiday accommodation.

The farmhouse is a substantial six-bedroom stone built detached property offering spacious living accommodation over three floors.

On the ground floor is a sitting room with multi-fuel stove set in a feature stone fireplace, dining kitchen with flagstone flooring and large windows offering views of the surrounding countryside, two utility rooms and a pantry.

An office and a cellar complete the ground-floor layout with four bedrooms, the master with en-suite bathroom, and the family bathroom on the first floor and the final two bedroom son the second floor.

The property has the benefit of a recently installed boiler.

Externally, gazing land extends to the front and side of the property and private woodland provides further privacy to the rear of the property.

The steading consists of several traditional stone buildings together with a range of modern steel portal frame buildings offering extensive cubicles and loose housing and providing accommodation for approximately 200 cattle.

Winton is about three miles from the market town of Kirkby Stephen where there is a good range of local amenities. The townhas won several awards from Cumbria/Britain in Bloom.

The larger market town of Kendal offers a wider range of shops, supermarkets, chemists, medical and dental surgeries, sports centres and many restaurants and pubs.

There is both a primary school and a grammar school in Kirkby Stephen, with further secondary schooling in Kendal and Penrith.

Rookby Scarth, Winton, near Kirkby Stephen, is for sale at £550,000 from Finest Properties, tel. 01768 744324.