Reference 33971
Address 72 Water Street, Lavenham, Sudbury, CO10 9RW
(Map Location)
Beds 0
Baths 0
Type Shop
Tenancy Negotiable

15th Century retail shop in the centre of Lavenham


15th Century retail shop in the centre of Lavenham


Located in the heart of  picturesque Lavenham, the self-contained shop is on two floors of a beautiful timber framed building in Merchants Row, opposite the Lavenham Swan Hotel. It is currently fully fitted with two professional barbers chairs and hair washing facility with an upstairs 'Gentleman's Club' rest room - these fittings can be purchased or will be removed if not required. The accompanying photographs show the style and quality of the fittings and premises.



 No.72 Water Street is in the group of retail shops known as’ Merchants Row’ and located in the centre of Lavenham, opposite the Swan Hotel with its recently opened Spa facility.

The 15th Century character of the premises is part of the medieval charm that visitors and locals alike appreciate with its exposed timbers, open to the eaves, brick flooring on the ground and timber upstairs. There is a mezzanine area (not for public access) but very useful for storage with its gallery for merchandise display.


The shop is self contained with toilet, hot & cold water and fitted with night storage heating which can be switched on or off as required.

The lease agreement is for an initial 12 months at £750 per calendar month which can be extended as required. The rent includes building insurance, water use and exterior seasonal lighting and hanging flower baskets. There is parking at the rear for one car. There are telephone / internet & electricity services, connection to be arranged with your chosen supplier.


Over the past 26 years a variety of tenants have occupied the shop, selling a range of products, some opening both floors for trading, others keeping the 1st floor for office/admin especially in later years with the combination of both retail and on-line sales. Some have even ‘sub let’ half to another business. How you use the space will naturally depend on the nature of the business.


Lavenham Is a vibrant community which can be see on the village website


  • 15C Timber Framed retail shop in center of Lavenham
  • Village Center
  • Timber Framed
  • Merchants Row
  • Self contained

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