If you and your family love exploring our beautiful countryside and you also happen to be searching for a new home, here’s a proposition for you.

A spacious and versatile house has come on to the market in a tranquil setting close to the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks with mature gardens bordering open fields and stunning countryside views.

The Bothy is a four-bedroom property with an open-plan reception space, modern kitchen, parking and a double garage.

Additionally, it has a further room which is full of natural light and offers possibilities from an artist’s studio to a study or fifth bedroom.

The lounge is kept cosy by a stove-style fire in a feature stone fireplace with timber mantel over and is open to the dining area which has a built-in sideboard with cupboards and drawers.

The attractive kitchen provides a range of modern units housing quality built-in Neff appliances of oven, microwave and induction hob with extractor fan over.

There is also an integrated fridge-freezer and a serving hatch to the dining area and the room is bright and airy thanks to a set of windows, glazed door and rooflight.

Going upstairs, the stairs divide at a half-landing where built-in cupboards provide useful storage space and there is a door accessing steps down to the garage.

Two double bedrooms are located here, one with built-in furniture and the other en-suite, and a single, along with the three-piece family bathroom.

Steps lead down to another double bedroom, with built-in storage and an exposed beam.

The final room upstairs has sliding doors with storage to three sides, dual-aspect windows and two Velux windows.

Outside off-road parking leads to a paved patio area, pond and lawn with mature planted borders and views of open fields.

The Bothy, Old Hutton, is for sale at £420,000 from Arnold Greenwood, tel. 01539 733383.