Private lake is put up for sale on eBay
A lake which inspired William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter is up for sale on eBay - for £300,000.
Esthwaite Water, the Lake District's largest privately-owned lake, is the first lake in the world to be sold on the internet auction site.
Owner Nigel Woodhouse, who has been in charge of the 280-acre lake for 32 years, thinks the buyer is likely to be a Beatrix Potter fan.
Mr Woodhouse told BBC Radio 5 live's Breakfast: "All the Beatrix Potter pilgrims come down to the lake... so I would imagine the person who buys it is going to have an interest in her."
18 Oct 2013
- From the section Business