10/16/2023 | Retail

Post office in quaint Cumbrian village on the market through Christie & Co

Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co, has been instructed to sell Kirkby Lonsdale Post Office, in the historic market town of Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria.


Occupying a prominent corner plot, the Post Office is considered a hub within the local community. The business faces a busy car park and is surrounded by a mixture of residential and commercial properties, benefitting from the high footfall in the area.

The property itself is a stunning stone-built building which has retained many of its period features. Within the store there is a post office counter with two till positions, one being the secure fortress area, as well as a retail shelving area and a spacious storeroom. On the first floor there is also a charming four-bedroom owners’ accommodation.

This is a brilliant opportunity for a new owner to acquire a longstanding business with scope to introduce convenience products and grow the retail space. There is also potential to expand the owners accommodation subject to planning.

The business has been owned and run by James Kettlewell since 1992, who is now hoping to sell as he seeks retirement.

James comments, “After successfully running the Post Office for over 30 years, serving our local residents and business community, we are looking forward to a well-deserved retirement and are confident Christie & Co will source the right buyer.”

Anthony Meadowcroft, Business Agent at Christie & Co who is handling the sale, comments, “I am delighted the Kettlewell family are working with us at Christie & Co to look after the sale of this business property. This Post Office has served the local community of Kirkby Lonsdale for years. Being in a prime area of this charming market town, with scope to build on current business success, provides an opportunity not to be missed.”

For further information on this press release, contact:
Bronte Hughes, Corporate Communications Manager
P: +44 (0) 7721 420 656 or E: bronte.hughes@christie.com

Contact the agent:
Anthony Meadowcroft, Business Agent – Retail
P: +44 7546 698 673 or E: Anthony.meadowcroft@christie.com

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