A historic building - once a Coop store during the Victorian era - is on the market in Staveley, a desirable Lake District village.

The property is a rare combination of retail and hospitality space on the ground floor, with a three-bedroom residential accommodation above it.

H&H Land & Estates consultant director Colin Tomlinson said: "This building will appeal to the widest range of buyers.

"It has a wonderful history but such great possibilities for the future, too.

"It has the potential to enable the new owners to make a wonderful home here, and it offers scope to create a successful business capitalising on the attractions of the village and the location so close to the heart of the Lake District."

The former Staveley Coop, located at 27-29 Main Street in Staveley, was built in 1885 as part of the Cooperative Movement occurring across the globe.

The building was closed in 1978 and has been privately owned ever since.

The original exterior of the building was meticulously preserved and the ground floor was extended, resulting in more than 1600 sq. ft. of retail and café space, complete with its own kitchen.

An additional annex extension was planned as well.

The self-contained apartment on the first floor was initially for the Coop manager.

The flat comprises of three bedrooms, a spacious living room, a kitchen, and a bathroom.

This accommodation is apt for an owner-occupier, for rent, or for holiday letting.

The property is located in the countryside while also being conveniently close to the M6, between Kendal and Windemere.

The community of Staveley offers a selection of amenities and is serviced by the Windermere railway line, connecting to Oxenholme station on the West Coast main line.

Offered freehold for sale via the Kendal office of H&H Land & Estates, the property is priced at a selling point of £750,000.

To arrange a viewing, contact the H&H Land & Estates Kendal office at 01539 721375.