A FAMILY run shop in Kington is on the market for the first time in over 30 years.

The Nisa branded Ashby Stores shop has been owned and operated by the same family for the last 31 years and has built up a well established reputation in the town, with a loyal following in the community.

Shopkeeper Mike Ashby and his family have been at the helm for the last 21 years, after taking over from his father.

But Mike has now decided to sell in order to retire.

“It was 31 years ago that my mother and father decided to leave London and take over the supermarket on the high street in Kington, a lovely and historic market town," Mike said.

“Ten years later, Julie, my wife, was expecting our first child, Lucy, when we decided to leave our careers in law and teaching and make the move to the beautiful countryside of Herefordshire and take up the reins at the shop as my parents retired.

"Over the next two decades, with the help of our fantastic team of loyal and hard working staff, we have created some wonderful family memories and raised three daughters.

“After 21 years it is time for us to spend even more time exploring the Offa's Dyke path and beyond and give somebody else the chance to take over."

The store is being marketed with estate agent Christie and Co at £900,000 freehold, or £400,000 leasehold, with an annual rent of £55,000, while there also three residential flats available separately.