THIS popular fish and chip shop is currently on the market - and it could be yours for £2 million.

Vinegar Jones is a well-run, highly profitable business in a prominent building in the centre of Bowness. A family-run business for many years, the property and business is for sale due to hopeful retirement.

Originally built in the late 1800s the property was extensively damaged by a fire in 2012 and completely internally rebuilt during 2013, which gave the opportunity to reorganise the internal layout and change the position of the staircase to work better in these modern times.

The property was completely gutted after the fire so everything inside has been renewed while the four outside walls remain the same, everything including the floors and roof was replaced in 2013.

In Cumbria:

The result is a building fit for the 21st century while retaining the original external character.

With the sales shop area on the ground floor, in-house dining room on the first floor together with customer WC’s and owners office, store and staff room on the second floor.

There is also good cellar storage under the whole building although there is limited headroom and anyone over 5’7" needs to stoop a little.

The property is situated right in the heart of Bowness in Royal Square opposite St Martins Church and only a few hundred meters from Bowness Bay all in both the Lake District National Park and UNESCO World Heritage Site.

From Bowness Bay continue into the village passing St Martin's Church on the left and Vinegar Jones is a short walk up on the right.

In Cumbria:

All fixtures, fittings and equipment are checked and serviced regularly and kept up to date and are all included in the sale for continued trading.

The owner's preference is to sell the freehold and business together but may consider selling just the business and fixtures and fittings for £850,000 with an annual rent for the building of £58,000 per annum.

If you are interested email Hackney and Leigh on 015394 44461.