Perfectly positioned for enjoying the stunning Solway Coast and western Lake District, Brookwell Cottage is a beautiful period property full of charm and character.

It blends original style with modern convenience, resulting in a high-quality family home, the highlights of which are the stunning open-plan kitchen while outside the lovely gardens bask in sun for most of the day.

The cottage’s entrance hall has a quarry-tiled floor and hanging rail, ideal for the family’s coats and shoes. Wooden doors lead off to a cosy snug on one side, warmed by a multi-fuel stove in a sandstone inglenook with exposed beams and built-in cupboards adding further interest.

On the other side of the hall is the lounge which also has beams, as well as an open fire in stone surround and a dual aspect. Stairs rise to the first floor with useful shelving fitted underneath.

The dining kitchen is filled with light from a sliding glazed door to a decked area in the back garden. There is also a traditional timber back door and the room itself features wall and floor units in a contemporary Shaker-style cream finish.

There is a matching island unit, integrated appliances, quarry-tiled flooring, an exposed beam and ceiling hooks.

The kitchen also boasts four built-in storage cupboards with original feature solid wood doors, space for a large dining table.

On the first floor the spacious en-suite master bedroom has a fantastic view towards the Solway Firth and Galloway hills, exposed beams and three built-in wardrobes.

The remaining three double bedrooms have exposed beams and storage. They share the three-piece bathroom with its claw-footed roll-top tub, built-in storage and a window capturing views towards the Solway coast.

Externally this attractive family home has off-road parking for two cars and a lawned area to the front while the back garden is mainly lawned with mature perennial borders, a wooden decking area, block-paved patio seating areas and a shed. There is also a single garage.

Gilrux is a friendly village with a community hall and two pubs with restaurants.

The nearby primary school is the popular Bridekirk Dovenby and the area offers a choice of senior schools in Cockermouth, Keswick and Wigton.

Brookwell Cottage in Gilcrux, near Cockermouth, is on the market at £325,000 from PFK Estate Agents, tel. 01900 826205.