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13 March 2015 | Retail

Lake District Post Office & Store comes to market

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After 34 enjoyable years of running the business, vendors David and Jane Scott have appointed specialist retail property adviser Christie + Co to sell an established and unrivalled convenience store in order to retire. This is a superb opportunity to acquire a substantial property in the idyllic village of Bootle within the Lake District National Park.

Surrounded by beautiful and uninterrupted countryside, the store boasts an extensive and well maintained retail area measuring at over 1,000 square foot. The store also features a post office counter area, an office, dining room, kitchen and large store rooms located to the rear and side of the property. A highlight of this property is its extremely spacious five-bedroom residential accommodation above the store which also contains three reception rooms. 

James Moore-Martin, Negotiator at Christie + Co’s Manchester office comments: “Bootle Stores is a profitable, highly established and heavily relied upon convenience store in one of the UK’s most desirable areas so we expect to receive interest from experienced operators and those seeking a lifestyle business.”

“The business has operated successfully for over three decades and has achieved a 5-Star rating with the Food Standards Agency for the past three inspections. However, there is scope for a new operator to further boost sales by increasing the opening hours and potentially extending the retail area.”