Take 5: Homes that are former post offices

Sarah Coles
Former post office in Petersfield
Former post office in Petersfield

Over the past 30 years alone, the number of Post Offices in the UK has almost halved - losing over 10,000 of the 22,400 businesses around the country. Of the remaining 11,780, many have moved from being stand-alone enterprises to a few counters at the back of a shop. The death of the Post Office has been a tragedy for many - particularly in rural communities where it was a hub of village life.

However, it has offered opportunities for house-hunters. So what do you think? Would you take advantage of the demise of a Post Office?%VIRTUAL-SkimlinksPromo%