A Cumbrian longhouse, offering five bedrooms and set in three acres of gardens, is on sale at a guide price of £1,800,000.

Marketed by the Kendal office of H&H Land & Estates, the property, Middle Blakebank, sits on the borders of the Lake District National Park and boasts panoramic views down the Lyth Valley towards Morecambe Bay.

This spacious family homestead holds an under croft with a workspace, a wine cellar, a traditional stone-built barn inclusive of a self-contained apartment, and a secret garden room.

H&H Land & Estates’ consultant director, Colin Tomlinson, urged interested parties to view the property.

The Westmorland Gazette: The garden room with a living roofThe garden room with a living roof (Image: H&H Land & Estates)

Mr Tomlinson said: "It’s so rare to be able to offer a property with such a complete combination of attribute, particularly the high standard of the presentation, character and location.

"Middle Blakebank has it all.

"Although we have tried to do it full justice in the particulars, it really has to be seen to be fully appreciated. The house and gardens are captivating, making the utmost of this remarkable elevated setting with such stunning views across such a beautiful landscape.”

Located at the head of a private lane, the house is embedded in over 3.9 acres of grounds that have been 'imaginatively and cleverly landscaped' by the current owners.

The Westmorland Gazette: Middle Blakebank is surrounded by brilliant viewsMiddle Blakebank is surrounded by brilliant views (Image: H&H Land & Estates)

The lower garden has been planted with specimen trees and managed for the benefit of wildlife.

Rolling lawns and stocked beds and borders complement the home, and stone-built garden stores make ideal storage spaces.

Hidden away on the lower slopes is a modern garden room, crowned with a living plant roof, ideal for use as an artist studio or home office.

To arrange a viewing, potential buyers should contact the Kendal office of H&H Land & Estates on: 01539 721375.

The sale is expected to garner considerable interest, with early inspection highly recommended.