A detached property, set amidst 8 acres of woodland and gardens, backed by the Coniston Ranges in the hamlet of Torver, is High Torver House.
This large, whitewashed property is perched on the fell slopes and provides commanding views across the valley, sleeping eight guests, making it ideal for a large family or group looking to enjoy a tranquil Lake District escape.
Heading through the back door, you will be met with a handy cloakroom, where you can leave muddy coats and boots after a day of exploring, before entering the well-equipped kitchen, complete with a host of mod-cons, including an oven and dishwasher, with more handy amenities, such as a freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer, found in the utility room.
The snug is a cosy space for relaxing together in front of the woodburning stove, or simply admiring your surrundings from the patio door, which opens up onto a terrace with outdoor furniture.
From the snug, a staircase takes you up to a king-size double bedroom with an en-suite shower room, making this part of the house a standalone annexe if needed.
Coming back down the stairs, follow the period Minton-tiled hallway towards the dining room, which comfortably seats eight, an ideal space to enjoy home-cooked meals together, and the main sitting room has ample seating for everyone, along with a woodburning stove, TV and a bookcase filled with books you can curl up with and enjoy.
Heading up the main staircase, you can relax on the pretty window seat, admiring the wonderful surrounding views on offer, while the remaining three bedrooms can be found on the first floor; two king-size doubles and a super-king-size with zip/link feature, all of which have been tastefully decorated, with exposed wooden floors and ample storage for your belongings.
The incredible family bathroom has a stunning stained glass window, above the free-standing bath, along with a large separate walk-in shower, so you can choose how to prepare for each day.
Outside, there is an adjacent barn with bike storage and an enclosed area for pets, plus parking for three cars, an enclosed lawn garden with a monkey-puzzle tree and an extensive patio, spanning the length of the house, with outdoor furniture, ideal for admiring the valley views in front of you while enjoying an alfresco lunch.
The peaceful hamlet of Torver is an undiscovered gem, with two wonderful pubs serving food, as well Crake and Woodland valleys, Torver Common and Beacon Tarn, all well worth exploring.
This area of the Lake District is very popular with walkers and cyclists of all abilities wanting to escape the central Lakes crowds.
Coniston Water is a pleasant 5-minute drive away, ideal for fell walking, along with the iconic climb up to the top of The Old Man of Coniston.
Coniston village, with its host of amenities and attractions, is a 3-mile stroll along the old railway line footpath, while Grizedale Forest is a short drive away, ideal for walkers and cyclists, with lake and mountain views, scenic forest trails and the Go Ape tree top adventure attraction.
Slightly further afield, you can access a number of Beatrix Potter attractions, including the National Trust's Hill Top, along with the village of Hawkshead and Esthwaite Water and popular Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere lake and Windermere Jetty.
High Torver House is a fantastic family property in an idyllic Lake District location.