HAVE you ever fancied owning a little piece of local history well you could do that with this stunning cottage oozing with rustic charm.

This week the Property of the Week spotlight falls on the delightful hamlet in Mereclough in Burnley and it is such a spacious four-bedroom home which is on the market for £350,000 with estate agent Yopa.

This house is steeped in history as Blackburn based preacher William Bancroft, a baker and grocer is credited with introducing Methodism to Mereclough in 1786.

The following year local man William Halstead, who was to become a very active Methodist, kindly offered his cottage as a meeting place.

The weekly classes continued for 37 years before the chapel was built on the grounds in 1824.

This house boasts lots of original features with lots of character with their wooden beams and exposed stone walls in the lounge which you can enjoy from one of the three entrances to the house.

The stunning open stone mantel fireplaces along with the wooden storage in the kitchen and throughout which make you feel like you are transported back in time, while the dining room has a multi-fuel stove to stay warm in the winter

This is an exceptionally versatile home offering an abundance of space on the first floor ideal for home working - if needed.

This is a property for all seasons with the stone fireplaces while outside is well-worth a trip with generously sized landscaped garden and views of the country.

You will be impressed with the light and airy bedroom with the master having an en-suite while another upstairs bathroom has an Jacuzzi to take away the stresses and strains of the working or home-working day.