A booming independent business in the heart of one of the best places to live in the UK is up for sale.

The team at Halls Commercial Property is handling the sale of a grade-two listed building in Great Oak Street which houses Natural Foods, a thriving company which was launched in Llanidloes in 1981.

The town is billed as the first on the River Severn and visitors are warned they might never want to leave.

And this sentiment is backed up by accolades including being voted one of the top three places to live by the Royal Mail and one of the top ten towns by The Sunday Times.

Another national paper, The Guardian, wrote an entire feature on Llanidloes, giving multiples reasons why people would want to relocate there.

Rebecca Welch from Halls said: “This is a unique opportunity for an investor to not only take over a thriving business, but to also own a property in a sought-after town.

“Many people visit Llanidloes once and end up living there and it’s easy to see why - there’s an incredible sense of community there and a huge number of independent shops rarely seen in towns these days.

“Natural Foods will be a real asset to whoever takes it on and we are expecting a lot of interest.

“We are very pleased to have been instructed on such a great opportunity.”

Halls is offering the freehold building as well as the profitable health food shop.

The 540 sq ft building is brought to the market for offers in the region of £128,000 to include the business goodwill.

Employing four part-time staff members, Natural Foods has a strong turnover and a gross profit margin of 25 per cent in the 2016/17 financial year.

There are various independent businesses surrounding it including a wholefoods cafe and an organic greengrocers.

As well as the fixtures and fittings in the ground floor store (stock to be priced separately at the time of sale), the building includes a first floor with kitchen, store room and bathroom and a second floor office and meeting room.

It is understood the first and second floor were previously used as living accommodation and the current government pay relief policy means no rates are likely to be charged on the property, although this should be checked with the local authority.

For more information contact Rebecca Welch at Halls on rebeccaw@hallsgb.com or call 01743 450715.