THERE is no denying that it has been a turbulent year for many local businesses.

Many have been forced to close their doors for good while others have put their business on the market due to a career change or even retirement reasons.

However, there is light at the end of the tunnel for businesses as non-essential retail will be able to open up from April 12, according to the government’s lockdown roadmap.

Whatever the reason, you have the power to breathe new life into these businesses, bringing them back to life or transforming them into something completely different.

Here are just seven businesses in Cumbria that are listed for sale on Zoopla:

Restaurant/cafe, Burrowgate, Penrith
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This business has an extremely reasonable guide price of £10,000.

The traditional coffee shop and tea room is situated in the centre of Penrith and has acquired a loyal customer base over the last five years.

It is reluctantly being placed on the market after the current proprietor’s desire to retire.

Best of all, the building itself dates back to the 17th century and has a lot of charm and history.

Pub, Penrith

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How would you like to be a landlord? If so, The Crown Inn is listed for sale in Penrith.

This could be a very lucrative business to own once the pubs are allowed to re-open after lockdown.

The bar area is incredibly sizeable and can seat up to 46 people.

Also included in the price is a “sizeable” owners accommodation.

If you want an even bigger profit margin, then there is also potential to let out rooms.

Convenience store, Kirkland, Kendal

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Kirkland News traded as normal during lockdown and is only being placed on the market due to the client’s other business commitments.

It is well known in the area and has a strong base of regular and reliable customers too.

Over the years, the shop’s product list has gradually increased with the National Lottery, alcohol and much more being introduced.

According to the property listing, it’s hoped that a more ‘hands-on’ owner can take the business to the next level.

There is scope to develop the shop further by improving its online presence.

Guest house, Blencathra Street, Keswick

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Do you have what it takes to successfully run this Lake District guest house?

There are six bedrooms in Hall Garth, five of which benefit from en-suite facilites.

It’s in a great location, just minutes from the town centre meaning it will attract plenty of tourists and passing trade.

Lesh Lane store, Barrow

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Have you ever dreamed about running your very own shop?

In Barrow, that dream can become a reality as this business is up for grabs.

It’s currently on the market for £149,000 and claims to be a “highly reputed” business with a lot of regular and repeat trade.

Best of all, it’s ready to walk straight into and start operating from.

Fish and chip shop, Middle Field, Barrow

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This fish and chip shop is on the market for almost £199,950- do you have what it takes to transform it into a flourishing business?

It already has a sterling reputation and it receives a high amount of regular and passing trade.

It also has a five star hygiene rating and is ready for a new business owner to walk straight into and start operating from.

Hotel and guest house, East Mount, Barrow

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After lockdown, people will be desperate for a staycation and will flock to hotel and guest houses in the country.

At that time, you will be grateful for a lucrative hotel business.

This one is situated on the edge of the Lake District National Park and has received top reviews on Tripadvisor and Google.

Best of all, the hotel comes with all of the fixtures and essential furnishings.

The owner also has their own accommodation which is included in the price.

Would you ever take on these local businesses?