Post office for sale in Cumbria with home attached
Can’t stand commuting? This fantastic post office and shop in Cumbria with a house thrown in could be your best career move ever.
Thornhill Post Office and convenience store close to the historic market town of Egremont, has hit the market and it’s packed with potential.
For a start, anyone who can’t face another morning commute can just roll out of the bed and get straight to work – upstairs is a roomy four-bedroom family home.
While the post office itself attracts lots of local business, the fully-licensed shop has masses of space which would be ideal for an enterprising owner keen to introduce new elements to the business.
That could be a hot food takeaway, bakery section, deli – or, within reason, of course, whatever they might fancy.
Plus, its location is ideal for anyone who wants to escape to the beauty of the Lake District; Lake Windermere is within an hour’s drive and St. Bees, with its miles of beautiful sands and rugged coastline is a stone’s throw away.
The house upstairs has lots of room for a growing family – and good schools on the doorstep. But if the new owner prefers, they could easily rent out the upstairs property, bringing in an easy extra income.
The detached post office, shop and home have come up for sale after 25 years of being in the hands of the one family, making it a rare opportunity for new owners to step in.
According to current owner, new dad Graeme McCormick, the business almost runs itself, thanks to the readymade pool of customers right on the doorstep who make daily use of the post office for a wide range of banking, post, payment and other needs.
“It’s a lovely village, the type where people will stop, have and chat and a laugh,” says Graeme.
“Since taking over from my parents nine years ago, I’ve really got to know the customers. It’ll be strange to move on – it’s a great business and easy to run - but it’s time for a change.”
The freehold premises have nearly 1300 sq ft of retail space which includes the Post Office department, large convenience area, storeroom and other facilities.
Upstairs the self-contained private accommodation has lots of space for a growing family. There’s even a sun terrace, two garages and a garden.
Anyone taking it over will have to undergo some Post Office training and checks but once they are out of the way the business is deceptively straightforward to run.
It’s being sold through Leeds-based business experts Ernest Wilson, which has decades of experience in guiding new owners through taking over a business.
A spokesperson for Ernest Wilson said: “This business could take really big money with enthusiastic new owners with a passion to build on what’s there.
“It just oozes potential.
“Plus, for someone who wants that life-work balance of being able to cut out the commute and enjoy living in an area that’s handy for some of the north’s best scenery and outdoor sports, it could be perfect.”
Thornhill is less than 10 minutes’ drive from St Bees, with its sandy beach and starting point for the Coast to Coast Walk. England’s tallest peak, Scafell Pike is just half an hour away, while the port town of Whitehaven with its collection of boats bobbing in the harbour, is only 15 minutes by car.
Want to trade commuting for a running a business that’s handy for beautiful scenery, comes with its own home and is bursting with potential?
Simply visit www.ernestwilson.co.uk to find out more.