Ill health has forced the sale of a popular sandwich shop, which is on the market for offers of £69,950.

Oliver’s Tasty Bites, in Great Dockray, Penrith, has been put up for sale by owner Shirley Oliver.

Shirley, 56, said she was having to sell the business because of ill health.

“I have had it nearly eight years and I thought I could do it, but it’s just too hard,” she said.

“It’s a really good business, but it’s too much for me. It does well, it does really well.

"There’s lots of things you could do with it. You could do outside catering, it’s very well equipped.”

The business has been on the market for three months and sells sandwiches, snacks and drinks.

Knightsbridge Business Sales is managing the sale.

Oliver's Tasty Bites had a turnover of £150,000 last financial year and has a four star rating from customers on both Facebook and TripAdvisor.

Shirley said as well as loyal local customers, the shop – which employs four staff –also attracted passing trade from tourists.

Debbie Colley, of Knightsbridge, said: “The sandwich shop benefits from a large and recurring customer base.

“This grows during the summer months when tourists descend on the Lake District.

“This popularity is echoed in their online reviews on Facebook and Tripadvisor.

“The business is situated in a picturesque cottage on the main road.

“The premises offer ample light through a large bay window, and plenty of storage rooms which is currently used as an office.

“There is a generous seating area and a toilet onsite.

“Oliver’s Tasty Bites provides an outstanding prospect to acquire a turnkey business.

“There is still potential for growth by the creation of a website or by pursuing private catering or a delivery service.”

Last year, research by the Penrith Strategic Masterplan showed 11,200 people visited the town centre each week.

It says plans to build 5,560 new homes in the town could mean an extra 4,760 people visiting the town centre shops each week and an injection of up to £40 million into the economy.