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Cumbria lake for sale on eBay

Cumbria lake for sale on eBay
18 Oct 2013

A Cumbrian lake popular with tourists is up for sale on eBay for £300,000. 

Esthwaite Water, which is located between Windermere and Coniston in the Lake District and offers trout fishing, boating and nature trail access to Beatrix Potter's Hill Top home, is being sold by its owner Nigel Woodhouse so that he can retire. 

He is hoping that the lake's connections to both Potter's popular children's books and the poet William Wordsworth, who mentioned Esthwaite several times in his works, will attract international interest - hence why he chose eBay to make the sale. 

'What better way to get the message out?' he said of the internet auction. 

Mr Woodhouse added: 'I will be sad to see it go; it has been my life.'

The Lake District is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the UK and is home to England's tallest mountain, Scafell Pike. ADNFCR-408-ID-801651047-ADNFCR

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