White fronted property with big glass windows

A Piece of Co-op History at the Gateway to the Lakes

A unique opportunity to own an historic building on the main street of Staveley village, with excellent potential for a retail and residential future.

Our Kendal office bring to the market a remarkable historic building in the centre of the highly desirable Lake District village of Staveley, offering the rarest combination of retail and hospitality business space, together with three-bedroom residential accommodation on the first floor.

Purpose built as a Coop store in 1885, Number 27-29 Main Street was part of the Victorian era expansion of the Co-operative Movement that spread throughout the world from its origins in Rochdale. Closed in 1978 and in the same private ownership for the past 40 years, the exterior of the original building has been carefully maintained, with the ground floor significantly extended to more than 1600 sq. ft of retail and café space, with its own kitchen and plans drawn for a further annexe extension. 

The former Staveley Co-op,  27-29 Main Street, Staveley, is offered for Sale Freehold through our Kendal office with a Guide Price of £750,000.

The self-contained apartment, originally the Co-op Manager’s flat, provides family accommodation including three bedrooms, generous living room, kitchen, and bathroom, ideal for an owner-occupier, for rent, or for holiday letting.

Surrounded by beautiful scenery but conveniently located close to the M6 between Kendal and Windemere, the thriving community of Staveley is served by a wealth of amenities including shops, cafes and two pubs, a primary school, a theatre, and a station on scenic Windermere railway line that connects to Oxenholme station on the West Coast main line.

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.

For full particulars or to arrange a viewing by appointment only, please contact the H&H Land & Estates Kendal office at 01539 721375.