IF you ever wondered where the man in the big red suit goes to after the big day of bringing joy to millions of people across the world, well the answer is in Helmshore.

As these photgraphs show Father Christmas feels right at home in this outstanding two bedroom bungalow.

The property is on the market with Keenans in Rossendale and is priced at £560,000 and it is a perfect haven away from the busy world.

It is on a six acre plot with lots of natural woodland and gardens and some original railway arches.

Railway Cottage is tucked away off Helmshore Road. Behind private gates with six acres of land stands this superb, detached bungalow situated within woodland, vibrant gardens and with a parcel of additional gated land, the opportunities are endless.

On approach, you will find a double gated driveway leading to a sweeping drive with a spacious laid to lawn garden area and railway arches leading to the property.

The property itself is a detached, two bedroom bungalow which has already been extended by its current occupants to create a superb single storey home.

If you are looking for house full of natural character and something that is different to what is on the market, then this surely has to be it.

The entrance porch has a York stone archway leading to a cosy reception room, featuring a heightened ceiling with overhead storage and a reclaimed fireplace housing a multi fuel stove.

There is also a shower room, utility room or washroom and a bedroom which enables access to a garden room.

The garden room leads to a second reception room, also featuring a multi-fuel stove, as well as an open archway to the kitchen and a door leading to a double bedroom with en-suite shower room.

Outside, the property enjoys a vast garden area with storage at the rear of the building.

There is a sloped enclosing woodland which is well-worth a look alone.

There is a pond and gated access under the railway arches to a gated piece of land.

This stunning and charming property is a fantastic retreat and has lots of character which would be a great place for even Father Christmas to get away from the stresses and strains in Lapland!