A grand seven-bedroomed house in the centre of Cockermouth, currently used as a 'five-star holiday destination', is for sale for the first time in decades.

The characterful, Grade II listed property at number six Castlegate, offers a generous amount of living and social space.

Its imposing appearance is complete with a 'handsome' front door flanked by four stone columns.

Entering the house reveals a 'cavernous' entrance hall embellished with original wooden panelling, oak floors, and an original central staircase.

News and Star: The huge entrance hallThe huge entrance hall (Image: David Britton Estates)

Estate agent David Britton Estates, who are marketing the house, have listed the home at £525,000.

Managing director David Britton said: "We're thrilled to market this property because it's genuinely unique and full of potential.

"It offers an extraordinary amount of living space – it's practically a Tardis.

News and Star: The dining room allows for many guestsThe dining room allows for many guests (Image: David Britton Estates)

"The home's availability on the open market for the first time in over three decades is a rare opportunity.

"At this price point, it's an exceptional value for buyers, whether as a spacious family home or a holiday let for large groups.

"The property exudes character, retaining many of its late 18th-century architectural features.

"It's a true gem in a highly desirable market town, and I don't expect it to be on sale for long."

News and Star: The original central staircaseThe original central staircase (Image: David Britton Estates)

Rich in period features, including the central staircase, wood-panelled walls, sash windows with shutters, and oak flooring, the three-storey house boasts seven good-sized bedrooms, each with ensuite or adjacent private bathrooms, an expansive drawing-room, and a large dining area.

Outside, a private, paved rear terrace offers a serene space for alfresco dining.

The house, awarded a five-star rating on Trip Advisor, is currently enjoyed by large holiday groups.

For enquiries, reach out to David Britton Estates on 01768 881111.