Picturesque Warkworth home and business up for sale

The Courtyard Cafe and Bridge Street Gifts is on the market for £485,000

The Courtyard Cafe in Warkworth
The Courtyard Cafe in Warkworth

A picturesque property and business opportunity has come onto the market in a Northumberland coastal town.

The Courtyard Cafe and Bridge Street Gifts in Warkworth is now up for sale after the owner fell ill, prompting the property to be placed on the market for £485,000.

That includes an extensive four-bedroom family house, a coffee shop and spacious retail unit and a tearoom with 24 covers as well as the courtyard area and gardens.

The business and building – to be sold as a limited company – is set in the heart of Warkworth and was previously operated as a tearoom and gift shop.

The Courtyard Cafe and Bridge Street gifts in Warkworth
The Courtyard Cafe and Bridge Street gifts in Warkworth

The business only traded on a short week through personal choice, to there is huge scope and potential for the new owners to develop the hours, especially as Warkworth welcomes tourists all year round.

The spacious living accommodation is laid out over two floors and includes a large lounge with original features and a kitchen on the ground floor, and four bedrooms on the upper floor.

It also includes a pretty courtyard with a paved area, pond and planted borders, as well as an East-facing garden with large twin lawns, floral borders and access to the river towpath.

The two-storey mid terrace Georgian property was turning over around £38,000 a year and is fully fitted and equipped for trade.

A full inventory will be made available to potential bona fide purchasers and the tearooms’ rateable value is £9,300

Agents North East Commercial said they are informed the premises are freehold but interested parties should seek legal confirmation of this.


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