IF it's character and a bit of history you're after, they don't come much better than this fabulous former village post office.

The five bedroomed home in Great Budworth is set over four floors and the Grade II listed former post office is being offered sale with no onward chain.

Glimpses of the building's historical past are evident throughout, including the old post box and signage to the side.

Although modernisation of some of the facilities may be required, this thoroughly unique property has stacks of potential and is on the market with Reeds Rains with offers over £625,000 being invited.

The versatile accommodation is comprised of the former trading area with side access door, a dining room with feature fireplace and a large kitchen to the rear, with space for a table and sliding doors opening onto the rear patio and garden areas.

The first floor enjoys three spacious bedrooms and the main bathroom, with vaulted beam ceilings in the master bedroom.

To the second floor, there are two additional double bedrooms both with feature beams and original windows.

The cellar is accessed via steps from the inner hall just off the former trading area and provides plenty of storage space.

Externally, the property is set on a large plot and enjoys a cobbled side access with double timber gates.

There is a large patio area to the rear which could be used for parking if required and an out building which would be used for a workshop or car port.

Beyond the patio area is a fully enclosed truncated garden which contains a varied selection of shrubs, specimen flower beds and mature trees.

Great Budworth is one of the area’s most picturesque and sought-after locations with a charming village Inn, tennis courts, a crown green bowling club and a parish hall, .

Great Budworth Church of England Primary School is only a short distance and Cransley School is also close by.

Marbury Country Park is just a couple of miles from Great Budworth centre which offers fabulous country walks, an outdoor pool and Budworth Sailing Club.

The location is well-placed for commuting with the M56, M6 and M62 motorway networks close by.