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Incredible Opportunity on the NC500



The Hotel + Leisure division of UK Property Firm Graham + Sibbald are delighted bring to be market The Midge Bite Café, Achnasheen – For Sale.

The Midge Café is an outstanding destination business on the busy NC500 route. The café sits on a prominent roadside plot with outstanding views across the Highlands and the iconic Sgurr a Ghlas Leathaid Munro. The café is known for being the pit stop to make when travelling the NC500, offering a Scandinavian feel attracting tourists and locals alike.

The café sits on an eye catching, prominent, triangular plot with room for development, the current owners had plans drawn up for a bunkhouse however the space could also accommodate some glamping pods.

The cafe itself enjoys a modern rustic feel with a seamless blend of natural wooden fixtures and fittings bringing the outside in. The Midge offers its customers a warm inviting atmosphere internally, as well as boasting outdoor seating on the terrace for those sunny Highland days. The café also offers a sales/service counter, a well-equipped galley kitchen and accessible W.C.

The business itself is profitable benefiting from local trade throughout the year and an influx of tourists in the summer months. The café is currently only open for until 5pm however there is scope to increase trading hours to provide meals at night.

Emily Hewitson of Graham + Sibbald commented “Set on the world-famous North Coast 500, The Midge café is a great business for the right operator to take on. The new owner would have a great opportunity to build upon the stellar reputation and established trade to create a perfect lifestyle business. Hazel and her team have created a fantastic destination business with a warm inviting atmosphere in a truly remarkable location”.

Hazel, the owner of the Café commented – “The Midge Bite has been the stand out best chapter of my 20 odd year career in hospitality. This is the perfect location! It’s a joy to serve customers who come from near and far,  ranging from our neighbours and year round regulars to visitors from far flung reaches of the world. It is a busy & happy place, a real oasis on people’s long journeys. I hope to help the new proprietor make the  best possible transition to seamlessly trade..”


Graham + Sibbald are inviting offers in the region of £325,000 for the freehold interest.

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till and glass shelving display of various cakes and pasteries in the Midge Bite Cafe

Graham + Sibbald has over 250 employees, and 30 partners working across its 21 UK offices in Scotland and England.