Here’s a beautifully presented farmhouse surrounded by glorious countryside and with a great range of equestrian facilities.

Steel Rigg, which covers just over seven acres, dates from 1850 and was renovated in 2002, with further updates carried out by the current owners.

The informal entrance is through the porch/bootroom at the back of the house which leads into the spacious breakfasting kitchen.

This is fitted with a bespoke Shaker-style range of cabinetry with complementary polished Silestone work surfaces, and integral appliances including a dishwasher, washing machine and fridge-freezer.

There is also a walk-in cupboard and adjacent utility room.

Two reception rooms are at the front of the house, both with multi-fuel stoves in inglenook-style fireplaces. The formal sitting room has ceiling beams and the dining room features an exposed timber floor and double doors to the kitchen.

A final room with a dual aspect and multi-fuel stove on a contemporary tempered glass hearth has access to a downstairs cloakroom.

A spindled staircase leads to a light and bright landing with doors to the bedrooms which all have views over the surrounding countryside.

The master bedroom has an en-suite shower room with underfloor heating and three further bedrooms are served by the family bathroom which also has underfloor heating as well as attractive tiling.

Steel Rigg has hardstanding, parking for several cars and back gardens.

The equestrian facilities include a stable block with three boxes, a tack room, hay storage and an outdoor manège. The paddocks, which are well fenced and with gated access, are currently divided into four enclosures with water troughs and grazing.

Steel Rigg, Little Bavington, Capheaton, is for sale at £665,000 from Finest Properties, tel. 01434 622234.