A 10 bedroom hotel and restaurant is for sale for £1m.

Westlakes Hotel and Restaurant, between Gosforth and Seascale, is being sold by Christie & Co.

The hotel was built around 1830 and comes with two acres of gardens.

Christie's said it is popular with both contractors and workers commuting to Sellafield during the week and tourists and walkers on the weekends.

The hotel has a dining room which can cater for up to 28 people a lounge and bar, a conference room, outdoor seating for 42 guests and parking for 50 vehicles.

The business is currently owned and operated by Geoff and Debra Armstrong, who bought the hotel 14 years ago and now want to retire.

Debra said: “We bought this beautiful hotel 14 years ago for a change in lifestyle and we have thoroughly enjoyed every minute, the area is outstanding.

"The mix of business has brought us repeat guests, who have stayed with us from the week we moved in, and still stay when they are working or visiting the area, and they feel like family to us.

"The conference room has been an excellent addition to the business and brought a different stream of business during the day, which has worked very well.

"I now feel that we are ready to move on to retire and put our feet up, but if we were younger, then we would develop the restaurant into destination eating venue and boutique hotel.

"The potential is amazing.”

Tom O’Malley, senior business agent at Christie & Co, said: “During their ownership, Geoff and Debra have developed the business to a position where they now benefit from a large element of repeat trade, with diversified revenue streams from car parking and conferences, in addition to the more typical letting accommodation and food and beverage offering.

"This gives potential purchasers a great platform from which to take the business forward, and in combination with the beautiful setting, we expect this to generate notable interest from the market.”