An internationally-renowned chocolate shop in Kendal which has been established for almost 40 years is for sale at £79,999.

The Famous 1657 Chocolate House on Branthwaite Brow was originally established over 39 years ago and has grown to attract chocoholics and corporate clients from over 40 countries.

The property was originally built in the 1630s as a private home and has seen life as a bakery, antique shop, travel agents and a ladies' fashion shop.

Now, customers can pick from an extensive range of chocolates and select their box design and box size to fill it with their choices.

The range includes bespoke chocolate boxes, pre-made chocolate boxes, hampers, Easter and Christmas selections as well as Valentine's day chocolates.

The Westmorland Gazette: The 'olde worldly' tearoom housed insideIts tea room has also become very popular and offers a varied and interesting menu that includes hot chocolate, cream teas, puddings, desserts, cakes, snacks and sandwiches.

Advertised by agents Hilton Smythe, the listing describes the business as 'extremely popular online and within the local area.' The business it also described as having 'loads of footfall.'

Rave reviews include:

“Would definitely recommend, very cutesy, olde worldly, very old fashioned tea room….I love it!”

“This is a gorgeous little coffee shop and café just off the main shopping street in Kendal.”

“Great place, great staff, fantastic drinks, sensible prices.”

“A lovely quirky tea rooms selling 16 varieties of delicious Hot Chocolate."

The Westmorland Gazette: The interior with historic exposed wooden beamsThe company website, as well as its social media accounts, are also included in the sale as well as a breakdown of all fixtures, fittings and kitchen equipment.

The current owners took over in 2019 and the listing describes the business as coming to the open market due to their 'desire for a change of direction.'

The property agents have been informed that the business generated a turnover in the region of £102,000 according to 2022 business accounts.

To find out more, visit the Businesses for Sale website.