2/27/2018 | Restaurants

Cafe & village store on the Northumberland Coast comes to the market

​Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co has brought to the market the Shoreline Cafe & Village Store located in Craster, one of Northumberland’s busiest and most popular coastal villages. Situated a stone’s throw from Dunstanburgh Castle, the business occupies a central position in the picturesque fishing village, which sits within the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, most famous for its kippers.

Offering a variety of sandwiches, soups and homemade baked goods, the popular cafe and bistro is located on the ground floor level with indoor seating for 35 customers and further seating for 25 customers in an enclosed decking area to the rear. The decor displays modern and contemporary influences with a distinct seaside feel. The shop is accessed from the cafe, but is situated in its own stand-alone area. Acting as a small convenience store, the shop offers essential necessities to the local community, as well as a selection of gifts for tourists visiting the area.

The current owner and his family are looking to sell the business to concentrate on their core estate of pubs and hotels.

David Cash, Senior Agent at Christie & Co who is handling the sale comments, “The Northumberland Coast is seeing increased visitor numbers year on year with larger market towns, such as Alnwick, attracting hordes of people to visit the Castle & Gardens. Craster is a beautiful village, popular among tourists year-round. The Shoreline Cafe & Village Store presents a fantastic lifestyle opportunity for an owner or operator looking to run a food and beverage business in a village that has proven itself to be able to support a concept combining a restaurant and retail offering."

Christie & Co is seeking an asking price of £70,000 for a new lease, with an asking rent of £20,000 per annum.