As Forrest Gump says "life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get", but that's not the case with this elegant and grand home known as the "Chocolate Box House".

This deceptively large, stone-built property is believed to date back to the 1640s and is abundant with original period features that have been sympathetically restored during a extensive renovation, merging seamlessly with modern connotations to provide a stunning and elegant family home.

Lane House spans three floors and is right in the heart of the rolling countryside which means the top floor views offer a fantastic glimmer of the surrounding views in Cow Brow, Lupton, near Kirkby Lonsdale.

All rooms have original features, such as cornicing, picture rails, wooden panelling, built-in cupboards and stained glass windows.

The original pull door bells are still present, while the stunning entrance hall features high ceilings and original woodwork.

There are a total of four reception rooms on the ground floor, meaning you have plenty of space to entertain guests. Most notably, the drawing features a double door through a conservatory, where you can find further room offering outside views.

The main reception room also comes with a piece of history: a cupboard dating back to 1676, The floors there, naturally, are antique and wooden.

But arguably the centrepiece of this majestic build is its kitchen, designed by renowned designers English Hardwood. It comes with solid wood units and a central island, and granite worktops.

You will not be short on sleeping space either, the Chocolate Box House has five double bedrooms, all of which have en-suites.

One of the bedrooms sits within the former staff quarters, and has its own kitchenette - making it the perfect space for a guests who want some independence.

Outside you'll find a duck pond, majestic lawns and even a "secret" wildlife garden. The outbuildings include a selection of stores and even a stone-built chapel.

There's a private gravelled driveway that leads around the main build and gives access to a detached double garage.

The home is being marketed by Fine & Country and is up for sale for £1,200,000.

Not bad for just over a million, if we don't say so ourselves.

You can view the property, here.

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