A HOME on the market for £3 million has found a buyer within weeks of going up for sale.

The 10-bedroom home at Holywath, Coniston, was described as 'a distinguished country gentleman's manor house' and was the most expensive single home on the market in Cumbria.

According to property agents Ashdown Jones it is now under offer having been listed in the middle of May.

The part-Victorian 1890s home sits on a private six acre plot and can be run completely 'off grid' or 'on-grid'.

It has seven en-suite bathrooms and a games room.

The original servant's bell are also still in place.

A listing said: "Welcome to Holywath a distinguished country gentleman's manor house, the imposing residence of Holywath has a legacy intertwined with the history of Coniston itself."

The site also includes an abandoned railway line and tunnel as well as a large pond that can be used for fishing.

"Birdsong and the river's constant flow greet you as you step into the garden at Holywath.

"The hot tub, sunken within the decking outside the study is the perfect place to sit back and tune in to nature's soundtrack, with vistas of Coniston Old Man," the listing added.