A Cumbrian hotel is on the market for £1.5 million.

Abbot Hall Hotel, in Grange-over-Sands, has been put up for sale by Christian Guild Hotels, which is also selling Lindors Hotel in Gloucestershire, also for £1.5 million.

Built in 1840, Abbot Hall Hotel has 36 bedrooms, a 14-bedroom bungalow, five lodges providing 11 bedrooms and separate owner’s accommodation.

The hotel also provides a range of business and leisure facilities including a restaurant, coffee shop and two conference rooms.

It is close to Windermere and Kents Bank railway station.

It is believed that the monks of Furness Abbey bought the land, and built the first Abbot Hall in or around 1160.

This would have been used as a place to rest on the journey from Furness to Lancashire via Morecambe Bay.

There are no remains left of the medieval building and after the dissolution of the monasteries Abbot Hall became a private residence.

A new mansion was built on the site in the 17th century, but there are no remains of that building.

The present building was built in 1840.

In 1942, it was taken over by Civil Defence and has been a family mansion and a school.

Savills is representing the hotel firm.

Tom Cunningham, director in the hotels team, said: "We are delighted to have been appointed to sell these two historic hotels.

"Both are located in popular tourist destinations and benefit from a strong business and tourist trade, making them attractive to a range of prospective buyers."