IN THE four years that the current owners have lived at Brook Cottage they have carried out a sympathetic renovation project throughout, creating in the process a contemporary home which is true to its heritage as a traditional Dales cottage.

Superbly refurbished and tastefully decorated throughout, the cottage skilfully blends original period features including alcoves, stone shelves, exposed stone work and feature beams with cast iron radiators and plantation shutters to give it a stylish and sophisticated feel.

Briefly, the ground floor accommodation comprises an entrance hall with stone flagged floor and stone seat; sitting room where a log stove in a stone fire surround takes centre stage; dining room with a beautiful Fired Earth terracotta floor and exposed stone wall; a second living room with French doors to the garden; a utility room; cloakroom complete with original stone shelves that were used for storing food when this was the pantry, and a stunning kitchen with a two-oven cream Aga (available by separate negotiation) in a stone Inglenook surround with fitted wall and floor units.

Upstairs are the family bathroom and four bedrooms, two singles plus two doubles with their own en-suite shower rooms.

Brook Cottage is accessed via timber gates and has a gravel drive that provides ample parking for up to four vehicles. To the front of the property is a low-maintenance garden, while to the left of the drive is a kitchen garden suitable for growing fruit and vegetables.

The property enjoys far reaching views across Coverdale.

Brook Cottage is in the centre of the small rural hamlet of Caldbergh, within the Yorkshire Dales National Park just south west of Leyburn.

It is on the market at offers in excess of £475,000.

For more information or to arrange a viewing, please contact Robin Jessop Ltd on 01969 622800.