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Dreaming of a three-bed stone cottage for less than £300k? Sarah Beeny heads to Lancashire to find her bargain property of the month

  • The 3-bed terrace property is in the village of Whittington, north Lancashire
  • The updated property includes a summer house and countryside views  
  • The railway station at nearby town Carnforth was used in the film Brief Encounter

A stone cottage in Lancashire has been picked by TV property star Sarah Benny as her October bargain property of the month.

The three-bedroom terrace property in the village of Whittington can be found between the pretty Yorkshire Dales National Park and the Lake District.

It means that there are miles of idyllic trails and beautiful countryside on the doorstep, making it a popular area for walkers and cyclists.

This pretty three-bedroom terrace house in Lancashire's Whittington has been picked by Sarah Beeny as her property bargain of the month

This pretty three-bedroom terrace house in Lancashire's Whittington has been picked by Sarah Beeny as her property bargain of the month

The railway station in the nearby town of Carnforth is famous in its own right, having been used in the film Brief Encounter

The railway station in the nearby town of Carnforth is famous in its own right, having been used in the film Brief Encounter

The living room combines a blue and off-white décor that showcases the solid oak door and hardwood windows framed by bespoke shutters

The living room combines a blue and off-white décor that showcases the solid oak door and hardwood windows framed by bespoke shutters

The cottage has been sympathetically updated by the current owners, who have transformed it into a contemporary home while retaining many period features.

Sarah said: 'This cottage oozes both charm and style and is set in an amazing location, nestled right between two of Britain's most beautiful national parks. Houses as high-spec as this in such idyllic locations don't come on the market that often, which is my key reason for choosing it, along with its competitive price tag. You really do get a lot for your money.'

The house boasts amazing views, original beams, two wood-burning stoves, plenty of parking space and an enclosed garden complete with a summer house.

Houses as high-spec as this in such idyllic locations don't come on the market that often 

The front door leads into the living room, which boasts an exposed stone inglenook fireplace and multi-fuel stove, oak flooring and a solid oak door with traditional iron latch and hinges.

The room combines the blue and off-white décor that showcases the beautiful features, including hardwood windows framed by bespoke shutters.

The traditional cast iron style radiator and solid oak staircase that leads to the first-floor both add to the character of the room, making it feel cosy and quirky.

The property is on the market for £273,000 via Tepilo.com, the online estate agent founded by Sarah.

Sarah said: 'This living room is just divine – the owners have used brilliant colours and feature wallpaper to make the original features 'pop', and they have used the space brilliantly. They also have exquisite taste, which really shows off the cottage to its full potential.'

The stone cottage is called Meadow View and is on the market via estate agents Tepilo.com for for £273,000

The stone cottage is called Meadow View and is on the market via estate agents Tepilo.com for for £273,000

The kitchen includes a large central island with a beech work surface and cream cabinets

The kitchen includes a large central island with a beech work surface and cream cabinets

The dining area has a colourful wallpaper on the ceiling, which ties in with the yellow wall

The dining area has a colourful wallpaper on the ceiling, which ties in with the yellow wall

The kitchen and dining area extends out into an orangery with four roof windows 

The kitchen and dining area extends out into an orangery with four roof windows 

The orangery also includes oak shutters and a double-glazed painted hardwood door to the garden

The orangery also includes oak shutters and a double-glazed painted hardwood door to the garden

The kitchen-diner is next to the living room and is fitted with cream cottage-style cabinets. There's a large central island with a beech work surface and a host of integrated appliances, including a range-style cooker with a gas hob and electric oven.

There is a large dining area with an oak stable door leading to the outside parking area and a large window.

The living room has an exposed stone inglenook fireplace, with a multi-fuel stove

The living room has an exposed stone inglenook fireplace, with a multi-fuel stove

The house has the bonus of its own enclosed paved parking area for several cars

The house has the bonus of its own enclosed paved parking area for several cars

In the garden, there is a detached summer house with double-glazed doors, lighting and internet connection

In the garden, there is a detached summer house with double-glazed doors, lighting and internet connection

Leading on from the dining room is the final downstairs room, with floor to ceiling cupboards, four Velux roof windows, a large row of double-glazed windows with oak shutters and a large glass door leading out to the garden.

The enclosed garden is mainly laid to lawn, with a stone and brick paved patio area with a gazebo and stunning countryside views.

And there's another gem in the garden – a beautifully painted, double-glazed chalet-style summer house that's currently used as a studio. Complete with power, a multi-fuel stove and internet connection, it would make an ideal space to work or relax.

Sarah said: 'This summer house is a real plus point. Tucked away in the garden, it's a place where you can retreat from the main house and as with the main property, it's been stylishly decorated. And because there's heating and lighting, it can be used all year round, making it a brilliant additional space that you can use for a variety of purposes.'

The stone and brick paved patio includes an area with a pretty wooden gazebo 

The stone and brick paved patio includes an area with a pretty wooden gazebo 

 The summer house in the garden provides an ideal place to entertain guests

 The summer house in the garden provides an ideal place to entertain guests

The chalet-style summer house has been painted inside and is fitted with extensive lighting

The chalet-style summer house has been painted inside and is fitted with extensive lighting

The lighting continues outside of the summer house, which also has double doors

The lighting continues outside of the summer house, which also has double doors

The property is surrounded by countryside and far-stretching views of Lancashire

The property is surrounded by countryside and far-stretching views of Lancashire

There are three good-sized bedrooms on the first floor of the property, all with fitted wool carpets, and a generously-sized and well-appointed bathroom.

The first bedroom has a built-in storage cupboard and fitted wardrobe with solid oak doors, painted hardwood double glazed windows with bespoke shutters and views to the front and across the adjacent meadow.

The second and third bedrooms are both decorated to a high standard and boast views across the garden and Ingleborough, the second highest mountain in the Yorkshire Dales.

Completing the house is a charming bathroom with beamed ceiling and plenty of original features. Modern meets old once again, and the modern three-piece suite – complete with claw foot slipper bath – is surrounded by white subway style tiles and on-trend grey walls.

The terrace cottage has three bedrooms with central heating and cosy low ceilings

The terrace cottage has three bedrooms with central heating and cosy low ceilings

There is a family bathroom which includes a white claw foot slipper bath with a chrome shower attachment

There is a family bathroom which includes a white claw foot slipper bath with a chrome shower attachment

More wallpaper features on the ceiling of this bedroom, which also has a painted wooden beam

More wallpaper features on the ceiling of this bedroom, which also has a painted wooden beam

Sarah concluded: 'This house has been painstakingly transformed into a beautiful, stylish home that's full of character and it would make an ideal home for singletons, couples or families. The summer house is a genius addition, which provides a brilliantly versatile additional room that comes with the added bonus of being surrounded by beautiful garden and amazing views.

'It's a great example of how to combine new with old, and its wealth of original features and modern amenities will appeal to a wide range of buyers.'

The property is well-positioned for drivers, being right next to the M6, and the West Coast Mainline also runs through Carnforth, providing excellent train links to cities including Lancaster, Preston, Manchester and Leeds. The town's railway station is famous in its own right too, having been used in the film, Brief Encounter.

And it's also just a stone's throw away from the delightful historic market town of Kirkby Lonsdale, where there's an extensive selection of bars, eateries and bespoke shops, as well as primary and secondary schools, churches, a medical centre, dentist and a supermarket.

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