London, Oct. 21 (PTI): A lake that inspired William Wordsworth and featured in his poetry is up for sale online for £300,000.
Wordsworth featured Esthwaite Water in his Lyrical Ballads, and children’s author Beatrix Potter, the creator of Peter Rabbit and Jeremy Fisher, described it as her favourite lake.
Located between Windermere and Coniston, it is the largest privately owned lake in the Lake District, UK.
Owner Nigel Woodhouse described it as a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity” and is selling the 280-acre lake and its established leisure businesses on eBay as he prepares to retire.
The listed price of £300,000 includes the lease, and its Victorian boathouse, fisherman’s lodge, and shop.
Woodhouse said the lease had 13 years remaining, BBC News reported.