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Established Village Shop, Post Office And Cafe For Sale

Carlisle, Cumbria
Asking Price:
£475,000 Furniture / Fixtures and Inventory / Stock included
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A rare and exciting opportunity to acquire an attractive detached freehold property comprising a three bedroomed family home with generously sized living areas, two bathrooms, garden and commercial accommodation downstairs.

Village Shop, Post Office and Cafe are long established within one of Cumbria's most desirable villages. The property lies at the heart of the village opposite the village green.

Boasting a strong local residential catchment, the businesses demonstrate strong turnover figures year on year with potential and opportunities to increase the sales further.

This is an exciting opportunity for an established business or party seeking a relocation to this area, change of lifestyle, or investment, to take advantage of long established thriving businesses.

Property information



Living Accommodation:

An integral stairwell provides private access to the upper floors which are utilised as residential living accommodation by the current owners. A modern bathroom lies on the first floor landing. The first floor accommodation provides a modern well equipped kitchen/diner, living room and bedroom. All rooms are generous in size with high ceilings and large windows.

The second floor currently provides a master bedroom, further bedroom/office and bathroom. The accommodation throughout is finished to a high quality and would be suitable for any purchaser to move into immediately.


Located in a picturesque and much sought after village set on the outskirts of Carlisle and the Eden Valley. The village boasts a strong residential catchment and is made up of a high number of desirable residential properties from various eras. Benefits from excellent transport links, including Junction 43 of the M6 motorway approximately 2 miles away, access onto the A69 Carlisle to Newcastle road approximately 1 mile away, and a train station providing regular services each way between Carlisle and Newcastle daily. Local buses stop within the village throughout the day.

Other commercial occupiers within the village include The *** Hotel, *** Restaurant, and a Medical Practice immediately next door. The business lies at the very heart of the village and has a prominent trading position catching traffic from all directions. There is plenty of on-street car parking available immediately outside the property and surrounding the Green opposite.

Premises Details:

Comprises a substantial 3 storey detached red brick building under a pitched slate roof covering with dedicated car parking area and garden to the rear. The ground floor currently provides two sections of commercial accommodation and each section is accessed from a single access door leading in to the ground floor hallway.

The right hand section is currently operating as the village shop and post office under the business. The left hand section is currently operating as a café under the business and benefits from additional outdoor seating for approximately 10 covers on top of the 16 covers provided internally. A commercial kitchen to the rear of this space serves the café area conveniently. Off the ground floor corridor there are a couple of useful store rooms and a WC to the rear. A rear door provides access to private parking and garden area.

Fixtures and fittings are included within the sale.

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Business Operation

Expansion Potential:

The village is currently undergoing redevelopment at various residential sites which will increase the number of residents in the near future.

Competition / Market:

This is the only convenience store and Post Office serving the village.

Reasons for selling:


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Home based:
This business can be run from home.

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