A wealth of character details blended with contemporary additions, including underfloor heating and a ground-source heat pump, making The Chestnuts an interesting property full of charm.

It dates from 1774 and has the grand period features of that time, with an extension created some 70 years later.

The property has a very attractive facade, whitewashed and double-fronted with sash windows to ground level and first floor.

Stepping through the front door is like walking into a graceful past, with the impressive reception hall having period tiled flooring at one end with stone to the rear and a dado rail.

From the hallway there is an opening to the staircase with doors leading to the two front reception rooms and a connecting reception room.

The front lounge has a dual aspect, exposed wooden beam and is warmed by a feature stove on a tiled hearth, as is the dining room which also boasts an original integral 18th century cabinet complementing the traditional finish of this space.

A connecting snug has a feature fireplace and exposed beam while the kitchen, housed in the extension, is fabulous with a comprehensive and stylish fitting from Laurence Eden.

It provides units to all four sides of the room with a matching island, integrated AEG ovens and induction hob, integrated refrigerator and dishwasher with a pantry off.

A rear hallway leads to laundry, boot room and cloakroom and a second cloakroom completes the ground-floor layout which also features a verandah.

The annex has a dog-leg staircase to a bedroom with vaulted ceiling, exposed beam and a five-piece em-suite bathroom.

In the main section of the house are four more bedrooms and a shower room.

The garden to the front of The Chestnuts is substantial with established plants and a shillied seating area.

A large driveway to one side leads to the garage with plumbing and power and a wide wooden gate opens to the back of the house where there is a great deal of space with raised beds, lawns, greenhouses, sheds and a very large workshop with dual access and a wood-burning stove.

This workshop could be converted to an extra dwelling.

The Chestnuts, Tallentire, Cockermouth, is for sale at £535,000 from Grisdales Estate Agents, tel. 01900 829977.