An iconic house in a popular lake district town has recently come up for sale.

The Town Head House in Keswick is now on the market for £1.5 million.

The house is located at St John's Street and is a Grade 11 listed property that has proved popular with tourists.

Nick Elgey, Property Sales and Marketing Consultant for Hackney and Leigh, who is managing the sale said: "It’s a beautiful house, it’s rather like a little bit of Knightsbridge has come to Keswick.

"For a decade or so the owners have been receiving letters from tourists who have seen it during their visits to the Lakes asking if they will sell it."

The property was built some time between 1840 and 1860 and its first owner Robert Broatch was involved with running a law firm called Oglethorpe and Broatch.

For the next hundred years it was occupied by various members of the Broatch family until it was bought by a couple who owned a tobacconists in Keswick.

The house has a rich history and for some time it was a dentist's surgery when it was bought by Robert Jonathon Smeaton in 1989.

The present occupier, Ken Routledge, said: "“It occupies a prominent position in the central part of town.

"You have the benefit of living in the hub of the town but the large garden means it is also very tranquil."

"The property has retained many of its original features, including high ceilings, cornices, original fireplaces, bay windows, shutters and cast-iron gutters and downpipes."

There are five bedrooms and three bathrooms in the house along with a range of other rooms.

Including: a living room, dining room, study, conservatory and a large kitchen complete with a gas-fired Aga.

Outside there is an electronically-controlled gate to the driveway, a range of outbuildings including a large garage and ample off-street parking.

The delightful and extensive gardens feature mature trees, shrubs and flowers, including bluebells, which create a sea of colour in the spring.

An added bonus are views of Skiddaw, Latrigg and Blencathra from the rear of the house and from the gardens.