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Market Square, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria
Guide Price £300,000

Key Features

  • Grade II Shop, Cellars & Accommodation Available For Sale Or Lease
  • Award Winning Newsagents In Prime Trading Position In Popular Market Town
  • Recently Re-Fitted Shop Space & Large Cellars Total 1250 SqFt
  • 2 Storey Maisonette
  • (1250 SqFt)
  • 3 Bedrooms & 2 Reception Rooms
  • Dining Kitchen. Lovely Views
  • Ideal Thriving Business With Excellent
  • Available To Buy, Lease Or Rent


Guide Price £300,000 - £350,000 + SAV

Halls Newsagents is a great opportunity to buy or lease an established business set in a prime trading position in the market town of Kirkby Stephen.

Kirkby Stephen is a popular market town within the Eden Valley. The Yorkshire Dales, Lake District National Parks, North Pennines AONB are minutes away. Kirkby Stephen is just ten miles from J38 of the M6, and the trans-pennine A66 is 5 miles away It is well placed for Kendal, Penrith, Appleby, the Lake District & the Dales. The scenic Settle to Carlisle Railway is 1 mile away and the Coast to Coast and Lady Annes Highway footpaths run through the town. The walks provide a steady stream of tourism. Kirkby Stephen has highly regarded primary and grammar schools, as well as a good range of shops, restaurants, pubs, church, chapel and doctor's surgery. There is a weekly outdoor market and an thriving agricultural auction mart. There are also excellent sports facilities in town with cricket, football and Upper Eden rugby club.

The current owners have been running the business for the past three years, during that time they have refurbished the shop space and have expanded the sales within the business by adding local stock. The newsagents has recently won 'The Farmers Weekly Best Independent Newsagent Award 2022'. They are currently stocking newspapers, magazines, books, greeting cards, tobacco, confectionary, stationery, art and craft, toys, local beers, wine and spirits, coffee to go, local souvenirs, postcards, ordnance survey maps and local guides, lottery, scratchcards, ice cream and many more.

The property has also been improved with the addition of secondary glazing, insulation in the loft and LED lights throughout. They are now looking to move on to another business opportunity.

It's an ideal opportunity for someone looking for an existing, well run business, but equally would be a great investment with the options of renting flat, shop and also the cellar separately.

The turnover is currently around £360,000. The current sellers run the business with two part time staff members and also 5 delivery staff, they offer deliveries to the town and surrounding villages. The shops space is well positioned within the market place and has good shop frontage. There is a large cellar space beneath, this would be ideal for a quirky gift shop or office space/ storage independent from the newsagents. Planning permission has been approved to separate the shop from the apartment above.

Upstairs the accommodation is deceptively spacious with large, bright rooms with original character features. On the first floor is a lovely living room overlooking the market place, there is a good size dining kitchen and separate dining room. Upstairs are three good bedrooms, two doubles and a single. The master having an end suite bathroom.

Halls Newsagents is being offered for sale as a freehold premises but is also available on a leasehold basis. Stock available at valuation.

Room Details



There are stone steps down to a good storage cellar. Planning permission is in place to separate this space from the shop, allowing a separate entity to operate should anyone wish. This space would make an ideal quirky shop or office space.The property used to be a brewery, the cellars are full of character with original features and tunnel leading out under the road (now blocked).

Cellar Room 1 4.98m x 3.43m (16'4" x 11'3")

Stone flag flooring. Power. Blocked tunnel with well.

Cellar Room 2 4.78m x 3.80m (15'8" x 12'6")

Stone flag floor. Power and water. Feature fireplace. Loft hatch allowing direct access to first floor.

Cellar Room 3 4.98m x 4.78m (16'4" x 15'8")

Stone flag flooring. Electric boxes.


Shop Space 14.90m x 4.83m (48'11" x 15'10")

Large, recently refurbished shop space. Tiled flooring. Door and window to the front. Counter. Electric heater over door. Window to the rear.

Store Room

Rear store room. Shelves. Back door. Window to the side.


Staff toilet. WC. Wash basin.


Entrance Hall

Fitted carpet. Staircase to first floor. Front door (to apartment) Stained glass window to the side.



Fitted carpet. Radiator. Staircase. Sliding sash window to the side.

Living Room 4.93m x 4.14m (16'2" x 13'7")

Lovely, front room. Fitted carpet. Coved ceiling & plate rack. Ceiling rose. Radiator. 3 Sash windows on two aspects with a great outlook over the market place.

Dining Kitchen 4.90m x 4.10m (16'1" x 13'5")

Large dining kitchen. Tiled flooring. Excellent range of wall and base units. Integrated electric hob and oven and dishwasher. Plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer. Radiator. Sash windows to sides.

Dining Room 17.00m x 3.86m (55'9" x 12'8")

Large dining room. Fitted carpet. Radiator. Sash windows to the sides.


Bathroom 3.50m x 1.93m (11'6" x 6'4")

Fitted carpet. Bath with electric shower over. WC. Wash basin. Radiator. Airing cupboard housing gas boiler. Sash window to the side.


Fitted carpet. Staircase. Feature arched alcove. Loft access. Window with views over the roof tops.

Bedroom Two 4.20m x 2.54m (13'9" x 8'4")

Front double bedroom. Fitted carpet. Radiator. Window to the front overlooking the market place.

Bedroom Three 4.17m x 2.24m (13'8" x 7'4")

Front, single bedroom. fitted carpet. Radiator. 2 Sash windows on two sides with long distance views over roof tops.

Master Bedroom Suite

Hall - Fitted carpet. Radiator, Window to the side with long distance views to Wild Boar Fell.

Bathroom 3.50m x 1.27m (11'6" x 4'2")

En suite bathroom. Fitted carpet. Wash basin. Bath. WC. Heated towel rail.

Bedroom 5.16m x 3.78m (16'11" x 12'5")

Large double bedroom. Radiator, Loft access. Sash windows to the sides.

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