For those that love to enjoy nature from inside and out, the ideal home may just have become available.

Dale Cottage, this idyllic three-bedroom bungalow evokes images of a Hansel and Gretel gingerbread cottage, and the magic is mirrored by the environment in which it is set, and is located close to Ambleside and Lake Windermere.

On first approach, the house is screened by tall oak trees, and the stone construction enables it to blend almost seamlessly into the hillside, providing an easily-accessible but supremely private home, with ample space for parking, with its own garage and carport.

The front of the house is south-facing, thus catching the sunlight across the wondrous panorama of the Langdale Valley, and the outdoor area has been cultivated into a tiered secret garden containing its own chalet, shed, and wood store.

There are yet more delights for the outdoors enthusiast, with the tiered garden leading to the boundary hedgerow through a miniature orchard, various flower beds, and an abundance of different species of birds.

The interior of the property carries on the fairy-tale theme with the lounge featuring a vaulted, wood-cladded ceiling. On close inspection, the large beam shows intriguing inscriptions, dated to the property's construction in 1936.

The lounge also contains a spectacular bay window and cosy traditional log-burner.

The master bedroom offers more breathtaking views of Langdale Valley, with the two walls of windows providing a delightful aspect at any time of year.

For families with children there is also a boarded loft area that could be used as a play-den, while the third bedroom offers fast broadband speeds that would suit parents working from home.

There is also a beautifully inviting garden room, which typifies the natural theme of the house with its floor-to-ceiling windows and tiles to capture the essence of its surroundings.

Viewings for this property are strongly recommended.

This bungalow, which has three bathrooms along with its three bedrooms, is currently on the market for offers in the region of £1,000,000.

For further information or to book yours, please contact the Windermere office of AshdownJones on 01539 488811