The Troutbeck Inn, a landmark Lake District inn located in Troutbeck between Penrith and Keswick, has been sold to Neil and Margaret Ward from the Wirral.
A former railway hotel believed to date back to Victorian times, the business includes seven en-suite bedrooms with a four-diamond rating and three luxury four-star self-catering cottages converted from former stables.
The inn also offers a main bar and a lounge bar, each with table seating for 30 guests, a 26-seat dining room, and three-bedroom owners' flat.
The Manchester office of Colliers Robert Barry sold the inn off a guide price of £745,000 on behalf of Richard and Jacqueline Laverick, who are retiring.
By Angela Frewin