A unique rural business, which trades from a pretty thatched

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The Pint & Post Tea-Room and Bar, four miles north of the Cornish town of Launceston, combines a post office and store, pub and tearoom all...

The Pint & Post Tea-Room and Bar, four miles north of the Cornish town of Launceston, combines a post office and store, pub and tearoom all rolled into one. It has received high acclaim and media recognition as an innovative business which provides an exceptional service to the local community. Edward and Nadine Titcomb bought the village shop and post office, together with the attached 250-year-old thatched cottage, in November 1999. It provides all the normal post office services and also sells groceries, newspapers and magazines, stationery, cards, fresh bread, fruit and vegetables, sweets and cakes. The couple also provide a video rental service, dry cleaning, shoe repairs, film processing and a photocopying facility. In December 2001, The Pint & Post won praise in the Pub is the Hub report compiled by the Countryside Agency and supported by Prince Charles, as one of 13 projects helping to revitalise village life. The business received a great deal of media attention including live TV broadcasts for the local BBC and ITV stations. Paul Heather of agents Christie & Co said: "Businesses offering such a rewarding lifestyle together with a delightful home are extremely sought after and we anticipate a high level of interest from prospective buyers." Christie's is seeking £205,000 for the freehold interest in the early 18th-century property, which incorporates the business on the ground floor and owner's accommodation on the first floor. This currently comprises a double bedroom and living room. Planning permission to add a further double bedroom and bathroom has been applied for. The property has a large, mature garden overlooking surrounding countryside and a customer car park as well as trade seating area. Outline planning permission has been granted for the construction of a bungalow in the grounds.

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