The 1,300sq ft site and post office will be renovated and extended this month and next. It will feature a ‘combi’ post office, run from behind the main counter rather than from a separate screened-off area.
Botterills managing director Lizette Craig said: “It was owned by a couple who are retiring. It is very much a village community store - the only one in the village - and we think we can keep it going.”
The company, ranked 21 in The Grocer Top 50 ranking of independent retailers, plans to open a further four stores by the end of the year.