Thurland Cottage is the only standalone residence within Thurland Castle, a Grade II* listed property with seven properties within the main castle and a further five in the stables.

Thurland Cottage is a separate property and offers well-planned interior-designed accommodation with underfloor heating. The house comes fully furnished and offers spacious accommodation with over 1,200sq ft of interior space.

Accommodation in total comprises: drawing room, kitchen/breakfast room, master bedroom suite with dressing room, guest bedroom and a private terrace.

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Outside are ten acres of communal landscaped grounds and a shared tennis court, with a moat encircling the castle itself.

The property is located in Tunstall, in the Lune Valley between the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Kirby Lonsdale four miles away has a good range of local shops and services and the M6 is just eight miles.

The guide price is £450,000. For further information please contact Savills on 01904 617 820 of visit the house on their website.

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