A LAKES restaurant rebuilt after a fire is on the market as the owners head for retirement.

Vinegar Jones in Bowness is on the market for £2 million.

A listing described the fish and chip restaurant as 'a well run, highly profitable business in a prominent building in the centre of the village'.

It added: "A family run business for many years, the property and business for are sale due to hopeful retirement.

"Originally built in the late 1800s the property sadly 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 literally everything inside has been renewed so whilst the four outside walls remain the same, everything including the floors and roof were replaced in 2013.

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