FOR some, life in the countryside in a cottage retreat to get away from the busy worklife is a dream.

Well now, you can wake up and enjoy some of the finest views in East Lancashire with this substantial, semi-detached farmhouse formerly one house but now divided into two charming cottages.

Located in a rural setting on the outskirts of Briercliffe, the cottages are full of character and provide flexible accommodation as either a four bedroom family house or in the current format as cottages.

It is on the market with Fine and Country Ribble Valley for £535,000 and with two cottages included it could be great for a family wanting to have the grandparents to stay and help out.

The first cottage has a utility room just to the left of the front door and has fitted units, a washing machine, window and wash hand basin and then leads to a downstairs toilet.

There is a farm house kitchen with Indian stone tiles, hand crafted fitted units and island with marble work tops, electric Range Master cooker.

Being a farmhouse, it has lots of rustic charm with exposed beams and three windows bringing in plenty of light.

In the dining area there is a wonderful feature fireplace with exposed stone wall.

One great addition to this home is the conservatory to enjoy those summer months and get some rays.

On the first-floor a master bedroom with ensuite bathroom has plenty of space for fitted wardrobes and there are also dual aspect double glazed windows.

The ensuite has tiled flooring, wooden panelled walls, heated towel rail, shower and toilet. To the right of the master bedroom is a single bedroom with fitted wardrobe and double-glazed window.

The second cottage has a ground floor entrance porch leading to a farmhouse kitchen with fitted units, integrated appliances including refrigerator, electric cooker, microwave and electric hob set beneath an extractor.

Off the kitchen is a spacious lounge and dining room with a feature stone fireplace which looks out onto the front and the side and raised garden.

On the first-floor level there is a spacious master bedroom with fitted wardrobe and space for a sitting area, with dual aspect windows.

Opposite is the three-piece house bathroom, which is partly tiled wall and extractor fan. To the left is a single bedroom and there is a good-sized airing cupboard.