A LAKES guest house is on the market for nearly £1.5 million.

According to a listing, The Willowsmere in Windermere has 12 "luxuriously appointed" rooms.

It is up for sale for £1.45 million.

A listing by agents Christie & Co said: "An outstanding three storey Victorian residence, of Lakeland stone elevations beneath a multi pitched tiled roof line, with the advantage of both immaculate award winning gardens, and private car parking.

"The Willowsmere occupies a superb, and prominent, trading position on Ambleside Road (A591) being a 10 minute stroll into Windermere, and offering an excellent base to explore the Lake District National Park which itself was awarded UNESCO World Heritage status in July 2017."

According to the online listing, the Ambleside Road guest house takes in nearly £173,000 a year from being open three days a week in the winter months. 

It provides "the opportunity for a new purchaser to increase trading hours, and improve both turnover and profitability".