A LODGE park and hotel on the Somerset border has been sold off an asking price of £1.8million.

Holiday operator Lakeshore Leisure Group Ltd has bought Lakeview Manor, in Dunkeswell, from a private vendor in a deal brokered by Colliers International.

The price has not been disclosed.

Ed Jefferson, from Colliers hotels team, said: "Lakeview Manor is an excellent wedding venue and hotel in its own right.

"Coupled with its private fishing lakes and lodge park it attracted significant interest."

Ben Jones, director in the caravan parks team, said: "Lakeview Manor is a fine leisure business, which is operating successfully and offers fantastic scope for expansion."

Lakeview Manor is set in 31 acres of gardens, woodlands and paddocks, and has three fishing lakes.

It currently comprises 18 developed holiday lodge pitches, and a 17-bedroom hotel and events venue, and there is planning permission for a further 18 twin-unit holiday lodges.