Kirkby Lonsdale's Post Office has been put up for sale.

Operating as a community hub, the establishment is located in the heart of Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria.

Christie & Co, a specialist business property advisor, will handle the sale.

The building, situated on a busy corner plot, faces a bustling car park, and is nestled between residential and commercial properties.

This allows the business to benefit from the high footfall in the area.

The stone-built building contains a wealth of retained period features, a post office counter with two till positions, one being a secure fortress area, retail shelving and a spacious storeroom.

Above the store, a four-bedroom owners' accommodation can be found.

The sale makes for a great opportunity for a new owner to acquire a long-standing business.

The business has been under the care of James Kettlewell since 1992.

The prospect of retirement has driven his decision to sell.

Mr Kettlewell said: "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."

The opportunity for business growth is ripe, with the potential introduction of convenience products and expansion of the retail space.

Repurposing of the owners' accommodation adds another dimension to its untapped potential, subject to planning.

Anthony Meadowcroft, Business Agent at Christie & Co who is handling the sale, said: "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."