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Tearoom in historic Co Down building is sold


The Old Post Office tea room in Lisbane

The Old Post Office tea room in Lisbane

The Old Post Office tea room in Lisbane

A popular Co Down tearoom based in a former post office has been sold.

The Old Post Office in Lisbane, a short distance from Comber, has been operating as an eatery since 2004. It had been on the market for £695,000.

The listed building dates back to the 1840s and operated as a post office until the early 1990s. It lay derelict for a number of years until it was sold and converted into a tearoom and gift shop in 2004.

Husband and wife owners Trevor and Alison Smylie sold up as they were retiring.

It has been bought for an undisclosed amount.

Mark Carron of Osborne King, which sold the property, said: “There was a strong degree of interest in this thriving business which is also a well-known landmark within the locality, benefiting from a high volume of passing trade.

“This was reflected in the fact that the sale figure was achieved, as well as the freehold business being sold in a short marketing period.”

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