Renowned local architect George Webster, who practised in the late Georgian and early Victorian periods, built Eller How House as his own family home in 1827.

Not surprisingly, he did an excellent job and the result was a detached Regency villa in a secluded location just above Lindale and surrounded by informal landscaped wooded gardens and grounds.

It was designed with all the high-class features of the day which still remain to charm a new audience - a reception hall with Minton tiled floor, a spacious drawing room with feature Webster marble fireplace, a second sitting room with focal fireplace in Dent marble and a spacious landing with a skylight.

The superb property is configured as an East Wing and a West Wing which is currently used for a highly-regarded holiday let.

The East Wing boasts the reception rooms containing the grand feature fireplaces.

The drawing room also has a large bay window through which light floods in and finely detailed coving and ceiling rose, and the second reception room is warmed by a wood-burner and has French doors out to the courtyard.

The farmhouse kitchen has a stone-flagged floor and range of antique pine units with slate work surfaces and there is also a useful range of dry cellars.

Upstairs are five bedrooms, one of which enjoys superb views out over the grounds towards the

coast, and the bathroom .

The West Wing, which has its own access and gardens, has been tastefully updated and proved a popular holiday destination.

The atmospheric grandeur of the property combined with secluded woodland setting means that guests return numerous times.

The accommodation is comprised of a reception hall, dining kitchen with a quality range of modern units with integrated appliances including island breakfast bar, , a utility room and two generous ground-floor bedrooms, both with en-suite facilities.

A spacious galleried landing leads to a fantastic first-floor sitting room and the opulent master bedroom with balcony, Victorian bathroom and separate wc.

The property sits in 12 acres of wooded grounds with lake, viewpoints, a formal flower garden and its own ruined folly.

There is ample car parking, a garage and outbuildings.

Eller How House, Lindale, Grange over Sands, is for sale at £1.4m from Humberts, tel. 01539 440899.