4 Bedroom Restaurant (Now Sold)

16 Market Place, Middleton-in-Teesdale, Barnard Castle, DL12 0QG

Further Information
Key Features
  • Complex Residential and Business Premises
  • Beautiful Countryside Location
  • Fantastic Opportunity
  • High Turnover & Profits
  • Unique Flexible Business Opportunity
  • Established Busy Opportunity
  • Vibrant 'Going Concern'
  • A TARDIS !!! Much more than just the frontage
Full Description

CAFE 1618 - This is a Successful Established Working Business based in a Complex Collection of Properties.


IT'S A TARDIS !!! ........There is MUCH MORE HERE than is VISIBLE from the FRONTAGE !!!


Total Area 2843 sq.ft

This is made up from:

Cafe-Bar-Bistro-B&B = 1275sq.ft

Restaurant No 17 = 565 sq.ft

Cottage = 320 sq.ft and

Owner's Accommodation = 683 sq.ft


DON'T MISS YOUR OPPORTUNITY - to purchase this unique 'working business' - being an established,busy, quirky and successful 'HONEY-POT' freehold business and living accommodation in the unique and beautiful countryside location of Teesdale in the Durham Dales on top of the Pennines.




Cafe 1618 is the only independently owned very busy Fully Licensed Cafe-Bar-Bistro-Restaurant-B&B in Middleton in Teesdale.

This complex collection of properties - being Numbers 16,17 and 18 Market Place; offers an extremely flexible lifestyle business opportunity and consists of several inter-linked and separate buildings, a large conservatory restaurant, a separate (and really quaint!) one-up-one-down cottage, a modern loft-living owner's accommodation, outbuildings and large beer garden.

Cafe 1618 has a PRIME TRADING sunny positon fronting onto Market Place in the centre of the very busy Town of Middleton in Teesdale in the centre of Teesdale.

This is a thriving business Cafe-Bar-Bistro-Restaurant-B&B business based in a well maintained, complex and unique property and viewing for the serious buyer is highly recommended. There are many expansion possibilities on the already great turnover and profits.

Commercial EPC rating D 85. Residential EPC Rating G3.

OFFERS in the region of £585,000 - NEGOTIABLE: Freehold Premises : Business

Fixtures and Fittings will be negotiated separately.

The property overall comprises, at present, 4 en-suite double bedrooms: a commercial kitchen (5 rating), the Café-Bar-Bistro, Customer Toilet, 3 double letting bedrooms, Cottage, outside workshop & store rooms, Large Conservatory Restaurant, study / 5th bedroom and a private garden along with separate owners accommodation (bedroom-kitchen-lounge/diner) in a central village/town location.

Although the pictures show the essence of the properties - viewing is strongly advised to really appreciate the quality of the full opportunities offered here.

Currently Café 1618 is a Café-Bar-Bistro & Restaurant. The main Café-Bar-Bistro is situated in Number 16 Market Place and is the hub of the day to day business.

This is a Continental Style ‘all-day’ Café; presenting restaurant quality chef cooked 3 course meals as well as homemade scones, cakes and coffees, hot chocolates, teas and a choice of Real Ales (We have just been listed in The Good Beer Guide!!) and Draught Beers and a good selection of Wines from 10am each day.

This opens on to the street where in the better weather street tables provide alfresco dining and the attractive opportunity to people-watch. This is West-facing and gains the benefit of sunshine from mid morning onwards into the late afternoon and evening.

In addition there are three recently updated Boutique Style Bed & Breakfast Rooms – all Large Double Rooms with modern En-Suite shower rooms; one of which is situated within a separate detached one-up-one-down original Lead Miners Cottage (originally No. 18 Market Place) situated in the large Beer Garden.

Accessed through the Alley way the Cottage and Beer Garden and Courtyard along with the 35-seat Conservatory Restaurant “Number 17”; this was built by the current owners in 2010 and provides a quiet and ‘secret’ environment for functions, wedding receptions, birthday parties and theme nights.

The Large Conservatory opens on to the Beer garden and comprises a separate bar, two fully tiled toilets (one of which provides for disabled use) and access through to the current Office (or 5th Bedroom).

The private living accommodation on the first floor provides a modern ‘loft-living’ environment with a large living/dining room with vaulted ceiling, with 2 sky lights, a separate modern well-appointed kitchen with vaulted ceiling and 2 more sky lights and a double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with walk-in shower and roll top bath.

Middleton in Teesdale is the main focus for Upper Teesdale and provides Bank, independent shops, butchers shop, newsagent, chemist, hotels, GP surgery, supermarket, primary& nursery schools. Senior schools both steae and private are found in Barnard Castle; 10 miles away. With other opportunities further afield in Bishop Auckland, Darlington and Richmond.

Ground Floor - Number 16 and 17

Comprises a Double Fronted Cafe Bistro with 25 covers with an additional provision of 25 covers at the alfresco tables to the front. The conservatory restaurant located through the alleyway to the rear of the premises offers a further 35 seats. This also has two separate toilets (one accommodating disabled use) and a further bar. Beyond this is an attached room currently used as an office; though could provide for a 5th bedroom.

Still on the Ground Floor Commercial Kitchen services both the Bistro and the Restaurant being centrally positioned between the two.

First Floor Number 16 and 17

The first floor provides for split usage between business and residential . The business element includes two ensuite double bedrooms overlooking Market Place to the front elevation and the customer toilet.

Separate access from the main landing gives acces to the Owners' loft-living private accommodation comprising: Double Bedroom with Ensuite bathroom with walk in shower and roll top bath, modern fully fitted kitchen with sky lights, induction hob, washing machine and dishwasher with island breakfast bar and large airy contemporary living/dining room with vaulted ceiling and sky lights. A second staircase provides additional access from the owners kitchen to the ground floor.


The alfresco street tables to the front (ON 'OWNED' LAND) allows people watching in Market Place whilst dining at the street tables.

The accommodation provided by the rear garden, accessed through the alleyway is surprising and should not be underestimated. The large Beer Garden has 40 seats and the Real Ale Bar can be found in a separate stonebuilt outhouse. There is also a large wooden shed and wood and coal store.

In addition overlooking the Beer Garden is Number 18; an original Lead Miner's Cottage providing a One-Up-One-Down cottage with open beams, bright red oil-fired Rayburn and ensuite double bedroom. This cottage enjoys the private access through the alleyway and provides for a very private and secluded holiday/B&B accommodation.

Cafe 1618

The business and freehold are to be sold as a going concern and is still actively operating throughout the sale process.

There are 10 years of audited accounts available at an advanced stage of the purchasing process. Summary accounts are available from the accountant and will be made available at the discretion of the vendor.

The final sale price will be agreed to consist of a NEGOTIATED apportionment of the freehold premises and business and will include a sum for fixtures and fittings. Stock will be valued and agreed at completion of contracts.


Mains Drainage, Electricity and Water. Oil Fired Central Heating.

Council Tax details available.


Middleton in Teesdale is 10 miles from Barnard Castle. Take the B6278 signposted tom Middleton in Teesdale. Once in the Town follow to the top of the road which turns right into Market Place. Cafe 1618 is on the right hand side (DL12 0QG).

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