Berwick upon Tweed
16-18 Bridge Street, TD15 1AQ
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The sale of No16 and No18 Bridge Street offers a purchaser the rare opportunity to buy a retail unit and family home on one of Berwick�s most appealing streets. The house offers bright and spacious accommodation with three bedrooms and a private walled terraced garden. The retail premises are currently used by a well-established specialist cookshop. The house has, on the ground floor, a reception room, a kitchen diner, a dining room, study, toilet and utility room. Upstairs there are three double bedrooms, two with en suite shower rooms, and a separate bathroom. There is a further occasional bedroom accessed via bedroom three. Outside at the rear is a wonderful enclosed patio garden that has some fascinating features. At one time the house was a bakery and the patio area still includes two large bakehouse ovens within a white tiled wall. Above the ovens is an attractive garden area that the present owner has developed as a vegetable plot.
The shop unit with a net internal area of 659.21m2 and an ITZA of 38.12m2 (411ft2), benefits from considerable storage both at the back and in loft space and an accessible toilet for staff or customers. It is in a desirable location with many quality independent shops and restaurants nearby, as well as a short-stay free car park. In the past the shop has been operated as a caf� and has great flexibility. The shop has access to the garden at the rear.
The combination of house, garden and retail premises offers a rare opportunity of securing a lifestyle opportunity in the heart of Berwick.
Berwick upon Tweed is the most northerly town in England and is North Northumberland�s principal town with a population of circa 14,000. It is a town steeped in history and with its Elizabethan defensive walls, Berwick is recognised as one of the important Walled Towns of Europe.
The bustling town centre has a wide selection of local and national retailers, restaurants and caf�s. The award-winning Maltings Theatre offers an extensive programme of cinema and stage performances and administers three art galleries in the town. The Swan Centre is close by with gym, swimming pool and fitness facilities. Keen sailors, anglers, ramblers and golfers will find plenty of resources locally.
The mainline station provides regular services to Edinburgh and Newcastle upon Tyne, under an hour away, and London some 3.5 hours to the south. The A1 is close by, giving easy access to local, regional and national road networks.
The house, No 18
A terraced three / four bedroom Grade II listed late Georgian house with generous reception space and a lovely terraced rear garden.
Vennel with access to rear garden and door to hallway.
Drawing Room 5.03m (16�6) x 4.33m (14�3)
This is a bright reception room with a fireplace that has a tiled inset and ornate mantel piece over. There are two sash windows to the front with secondary double glazing panels. There is a recess on each side of the fireplace, one fully shelved and one part shelved with cupboards under.
Kitchen 4.29m (14�1) x 2.95m (9�8)
This breakfasting kitchen has a range of fitted storage units, a stainless steel sink with side drainer, gas cooker point, plumbing for dishwasher and a large walk-in utility cupboard which has plumbing points for a washing machine and space for a tumble drier.
Dining Room 4.22m (13�10) x 3.23m (10�7)
The dining room has windows overlooking and a glass door opening onto the patio garden at the rear. There is ample space for a table and chairs and doors lead to a study and a lavatory.
With power and telephone points, built-in worktop and shelving.
With lavatory and wash hand basin.
Stairs to Landing
Double Bedroom (1) 5.36m (17�7) x 3.53m (11�7)
This is a good sized double bedroom with sash windows to the front, built-in wardrobe space and an en suite shower room.
With lavatory, wash hand basin and shower cubicle.
Double Bedroom (2) 5.36m (18�6) x 3.53m (13�4)
A further well-proportioned, airy bedroom with three secondary glazed sash windows to the front and a walk-in wardrobe.
A family bathroom with a pedestal wash hand basin, a panel enclosed bath with shower over and a lavatory.
Double Bedroom (3) 4.29m (14�1) x 3.81m (12�6)
A double bedroom with an en suite shower room and door leading through to a study or occasional bedroom.
With a shower cubicle, a lavatory and a wash hand basin.
Study / Bedroom Four 4.98m (16�4) x 2.46m (8�1)
With velux windows to rear.
The terraced patio garden to the rear of No18 is a wonderful feature which is well tended and planted. The lower area once formed part of a bakery and the old ovens have been left in situ with old glazed tiling around them. Stairs lead up from the lower area to an upper terrace.
The garden also includes a spacious storage unit or small workshop. There is also a hose connection and power point.
Services: All mains services are connected
EPC rating: Not required as the building is listed.
The Shop, No 16
A retail unit currently trading as The Cookcraft Kitchen Shop but has in the past been run as a caf�. The business is owned by the vendors and they are able to relocate quickly.
Berwick is regarded as the principal market town serving North Northumberland and as a result has a catchment population of around 42,000.
Modern Berwick is an attractive coastal town which offers a range of retail, leisure and banking services and benefits from being a significant tourist destination, particularly in the summer months.
More precisely the subject is situated in a good secondary trading position to the south of the main retail area and benefits from good footfall and high occupation rates as well as the surrounding niche and complementary covenants. Bridge Street is an attractive location for speciality enterprises including Norman Hargreaves Electricals, Bridge Street Bazaar, The Cookcraft Kitchen Shop, The Irving Gallery, Quay Interiors, The Green Shop, The Market Shop, The Needleworks, Marehalm, Audela and Jones & Jones.
Recently there has been a great deal of both private and grant-funded investment in this area of town including the �5 million restoration of the derelict granary to 5 star YHA accommodation with gallery. Many of the shops on Bridge Street have been refurbished to a high standard and it is recognised as a �destination street� in Berwick.
The property lies to the northern side of Bridge Street and has an excellent location at approximately midpoint along the street and close to a large off street car park.
The premises are understood to have a current use classification of A1 (shops and retail outlets), as outlined within the Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987 and its subsequent amendments.
Services: All mains services are connected.
Rateable Value: Rateable area 62.1m2 – �4550
EPC rating: Exempt due to listing.
The sale of No16 and No18 Bridge Street offers a purchaser the rare opportunity to buy a retail unit and family home on one of Berwick�s most appealing streets. The house offers bright and spacious accommodation with three bedrooms and a private walled terraced garden. The retail premises are currently used by a well-established specialist cookshop.