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Potter's fave lake is up for sale on eBay.

Byline: STEPHEN WHITE

A LAKE that inspired poet William Wordsworth and author Beatrix Potter is up for sale - on eBay.

Owner Nigel Woodhouse has put a classified advert on the auction site for 280-acre Esthwaite Water, with an asking price of PS300,000 for a 15-year lease.

STORY? the Mr Woodhouse, who is retiring and including his lake-based leisure firm and cafe in the cost, said: "I'll be sad to see it go. It has been my life."

282 591 " The lake lies between Windermere and Coniston Water near the village of Hawkshead, in Cumbria.

Wordsworth referred to it in Expostulation and Reply and Lines Left Upon a Seat in a Yew-Tree. Potter - whose favourite lake it was - created character Mr Jeremy Fisher on its banks.

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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Oct 18, 2013
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