On the market because of the owner's retirement after 32 years, West End post office and stores is located on the main road through the pretty north Yorkshire village of Ampleforth. On the southern fringe of the national park, the area is well known for its abbey and college and is also home to Peter Walker who, as Nicholas Rhea, wrote the novels that were adapted into the `Heartbeat' TV series. As well as post office services, it sells groceries, pharmaceutical products, fresh fruit and vegetables and bread and cakes. It also provides shoe repairs and dry cleaning. The property includes four-bedroom owners' accommodation with outbuildings. Christie & Co is asking £285,000 for the freehold. {{PROPERTY }}