THE owners of an Arnside guest house are hoping to convert the coastal property into three flats.

The Willowfield Hotel, at 53 The Promenade, has been for sale as a going concern since December 2016, state Mr and Mrs Peter Birch in planning documents. So far a buyer has not been found.

They plan to convert the late Victorian property at the southern end of the prom into three apartments - a two-bed, a three-bed and a four-bed - including one for themselves. Three Velux roof lights would be added to the semi-detached house.

Plans to alter and extend the semi-detached house are with South Lakeland District Council.