A Lake District coaching inn has gone on the market for nearly £2m.

Grade II listed Gosforth Hall, in the village of the same name south of Whitehaven, is being sold by Christie & Co on a freehold basis with an asking price of £1,800,000.

The village is located at the western end of Wasdale, home of Wastwater the deepest lake in England, which is overlooked by Scafell Pike, the country’s highest mountain.

It also has easy access to the Cumbrian coastline, as well as Eskdale and Ennerdale.

The 350-year-old hotel has 19 en suite letting bedrooms, six of which are located in the main property and include original features such as sandstone walls, wooden beams, and fireplaces.

The remaining 13 bedrooms are housed in an annex, which also has two communal lounge and kitchen areas.

The business has been owned and operated by Rod and Barbara Davies for the past 18 years.

They are putting it up for sale because they are retiring.

Barbara said: “It’s been such a pleasure building a successful business in such a beautiful part of the Lake District.

“The memories we will take will only be equalled by the friends we have made.”

Gosforth Hall also has a dedicated bar snug, separate residents’ lounge with a capacity for 18 people and a further restaurant with space for 36 people.

There is also a Mediterranean style walled garden with its own dedicated bar and barbecue.

Alistair Greenhalgh, director at Christie & Co, is handling the sale.

He said: “During their tenure Rod and Barbara have invested significantly in Gosforth Hall, tastefully updating the guest accommodation whilst retaining many attractive original features.

“The diversified income from both the letting accommodation and the food and beverage trade, coupled with the picturesque location, which provides an ideal base for exploring the Lake District National Park, makes Gosforth Hall attractive to a wide variety of potential purchasers.”