Former Boleyn shop up for sale

A shop located in a building once owned by Anne Boleyn’s father is going up for sale.

The Tulip Tree in Chiddingstone, is supposedly the oldest shop in the country, dating back to 1453.

With an asking price of £230,000, the shop’s current owner is Nicoletta Fahie-Wilson who says she is hoping to move on after a decade of running the business.

The shop, which Ms Fahie-Wilson describes as a “community”, was integral for bringing locals together during Covid, where Ms Fahie-Wilson said she was “able to look after” the people popping in.

The Grade I listed building was bought by Thomas Boleyn in the 16th century.

In modern times, it has transformed from a grocers and post office into a vast array of offerings, with the option to hire the venue for events and it has a licensed bar.

The shop sells jewellery and toys as well as kitchen cupboard essentials and furniture. It has a colourful corner dedicated to fudge, chocolate and retro sweeties in old-fashioned jars.

You can use your TN Card in The Tulip Tree to receive 10 per cent discount in the shop and receive a complimentary hot drink when purchasing food from the tearoom.

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