A UNIQUE opportunity to purchase a beautiful parcel of land with a lake frontage has arisen.

It is a 3.35-acre block of grassland, woodland and coppice at Brown Howe, between Coniston and Lowick.

It has a frontage onto Coniston Water of around 55 metres. Many features of the Coniston area served as inspiration for Arthur Ransome in his classic 1930 children's book Swallows and Amazons.

The land incorporates a 'sizeable timber frame building' and the package constitutes the 'perfect opportunity for those looking for a peaceful spot to enjoy the great outdoors'.

It is offered for sale with a guide price of £50,000 - £60,000.

Also up for auction on the same day is Dodding Holme, a semi-detached, three-bedroom house in the hamlet of Mealbank, near Kendal.

The property has extensive outdoor space and has a guide price of £90,000.

Helena White, chartered surveyor at H&H Land & Estates, said: “These are two very different, but equally exciting, opportunities. Superb blocks of amenity land with lake frontage, such as the land at Brown Howe, do not come to market every day.

"With its stunning views over Coniston Water, we expect it will suit a variety of potential purchasers, whereas 8 Dodding Holme presents an excellent restoration project, with gardens to three sides of the property, this house will make a lovely home for someone able to provide a bit of tender loving care.”

They will go on sale at Kendal Town Hall on October 1. The sale of the land will commence at 2.30pm, and Dodding Holme at 2.45pm. Call H&H on 01539 721375 for further information.