A gift shop with a twist will close its doors and the building turned back into a home.
Jane Taylor has already begun a closing down sale at Boma in Akeman Street, Tring.
The grandmother to seven is shutting the business - which offers arts, crafts and furnishings with an ethnic touch - after 13 years so that she can move to Devon to be closer to her family.
The entrepreneur had first tried to sell the business as a going concern.
“Having your own business is lovely I wouldn’t have changed it but it is fairly all consuming, it is with you seven days a week. That has been great but I suddenly need some time,” she said.
“I know it is the right time for me, I know if I don’t do it now I won’t do it. I have loved living in Tring but then I love the West Country as well. I fancy having a garden and keeping chickens.”
Jane purchased the building - then a house - 15 years ago and converted it into a shop with living accommodation upstairs where she resides.
In the past the building has been a general store. It has now been sold to a property developer and, subject to planning permission, will be converted into a home.
Jane said: “I have loved doing it. When I opened everybody thought it wouldn’t make it and 13 years later I’m still here.
“I’m excited about going forward but it is going to be a huge wrench when I do leave.”
Jane, who is also selling the shop’s fixtures and fittings, is expecting to close within the next few weeks.