The Christmas Shop and Cotswood House, which stand in the pretty high street of Lechlade in Gloucestershire, have come to the market following the retirement of the present owners.

The business has been established for 25 years and the present owners have been running it for seven years. The shop currently sells Christmas decorations.

Also included is a fine town house offering family accommodation, parking and private courtyard garden. Agents Jackson-Stops & Staff (01285 653334) describe is as ‘The perfect opportunity for those seeking a change of lifestyle with the security of an established income.’ The vendors are willing to offer training and ongoing guidance to those who lack sufficient practical retail or business experience.

Guide price: £975,000