Buyers of a guest house in Keswick could be coining it because of the trend for staycations, say the estates agent.

The four-starred Hazelmere Guest House, on Crosthwaite Road, has been put on the market for a cool £580,000.

Carlisle-based property experts, H&H Land & Estates, say it’s a rare opportunity to buy a "villa-style property with seven ensuite bedrooms” in the heart of the Lake District.

Sharon Parker, sales and lettings coordinator for the firm, said the sale is likely to be “keenly contested”.

She added: “It is such an exciting opportunity considering the rocketing trend for British staycations, as it offers buyers so much for its price.

“The accommodation offers its well-established reputation, providing ready to go business potential with a track record of successful earnings which is certainly going to appeal to many in the current climate.

“Given its location surrounded by spectacular mountains in the famous town of Keswick, we anticipate this property will prove keenly contested.

“The Lake District is a thriving tourist destination and any person would be extremely lucky to get their hands on a guest house of this size and in this condition.”

The estate agent said it would be ideal for buyers seeking an exciting new project with income-generating potential, in a stunning and popular tourist destination.

According to the promotional literature it’s: “Located within easy walking distance of the centre of Keswick.

“This semi-detached Edwardian period property is very well presented.

“The property retains many attractive original oak features while also benefitting from a recent refurbishment.

“The guest house offers ample private parking.

“It has the added benefit of an additional orchard and wildlife garden slightly detached from the property, complete with a garage, three further parking spaces and a selection of fruit and mature trees.”

For information about the property or to arrange a viewing with the estate agent ring 017687 723370.