A popular Lake District Mediterranean restaurant and takeaway has been put on the market £445,000.

The owners of the Wild Olive at Gosforth, Nicholas and Rachel Putman, are looking to sell the business after 10 years at the helm in order to concentrate on their holiday park business.

The restaurant – which caters for 60 customers inside and 20 outside – is being marketed as freehold by specialist business property advisor, Christie & Co.

The business boasts a wood-fired pizza oven, which supports both restaurant and takeaway trade – the latter fuelled by the close proximity of several holiday parks and holiday accommodation.

It also has a self-contained two-bedroom duplex flat that could be utilised as owner’s accommodation by potential purchasers.

The business is located at the foot of the Wasdale Valley and is close to Britain’s favourite view of Wastwater and England’s highest mountain Scafell.

Mr Putman said: “We have loved our time at Wild Olive, and it has made us a great living, but it is time to move on.”

Keith Stringer, director at Christie & Co, who is handling the sale, said: “Wild Olive would be well suited to an owner operator looking to relocate to a tranquil and picturesque part of the western Lake District, near the beautiful Solway Coast.

“The business is currently run under management giving a more hands-on operator the opportunity to reduce costs in order to increase profitability.

“There is also the possibility of increasing revenue by extending the limited seasonal opening hours and further developing the takeaway pizza aspect of the business.”