Five County Durham businesses are currently on the sale market - including former pubs, takeaways, shops and even a dance school.

Some of these listed might need a bit of TLC but we have pieced together five businesses that are looking for new owners in County Durham.

Five County Durham businesses currently up for sale:

10 High Street, West Cornforth, Durham

The Northern Echo:

An end-of-terrace building has been arranged to provide a ground-floor retail unit and a first-floor two-bedroom flat - which used to be Bruno's takeaway. 

The property is situated on a mixed-use road close to local shops and amenities. The open spaces of West Cornforth Wood are within easy reach. Transport links are provided by the A1(M).

This property is available for £10,000 - but that is the starting price for an online auction, which has been scheduled for April 18 at 10am.

The full details are available here.

2 Bakery Mews, Barnard Castle

The Northern Echo:

This commercial property is available for £95,000 and is located at the centre of Barnard Castle.

According to the listing, it is a "two-storey retail premises extending to 48sqm located within Barnard Castle town centre." 

The listing goes on to say: "Barnard Castle is a thriving market town which sits on the north bank of the River Tees, opposite Startforth and 21 miles south-west of the county town of Durham.

"Nearby towns include Bishop Auckland to the north-east, Darlington to the east and Richmond in North Yorkshire to the south-east."

While the business is shaped up for a retail unit currently, it does add that it could suit an alternative use, subject to obtaining any necessary consents.

The premises is located on the west side of the busy Horse Market accessed via Bakery Mews in between Allium Interiors and The Stables Café.

The full details are available here.

Craddock Street, Durham Street, Spennymoor

The Northern Echo:

This business is geared up to a leisure facility, given that it's currently a dance studio. 

Spennymoor-based, the listing mentions how it could be repurposed to be any unit, subject to planning permission.

The listing reads: "Versatile Commercial Premises (dance school) situated approximately one mile from Spennymoor town centre that may suit a variety of business uses or alternative re-development opportunities subject to obtaining any necessary statutory consents."

It is the most expensive commercial premises on this list at £150,000.

The full details are available here.

Western Avenue, Esh Winning, Durham

The Northern Echo:

The property is a mid-terrace, single-storey business with A5 (hot food takeaway) use on the ground floor, given its previous use as Apogee Pizza in Esh Winning.

Internally, the property comprises a main sales area, a commercial kitchen with ancillary storage and a toilet.

The property is located on Western Avenue, Esh Winning, which lies approximately seven miles west of Durham City Centre.

The business is currently priced at £40,000 on an ongoing auction.

The full details are available here.

The Half Moon, Front Street North, Quarrington Hill

The Northern Echo:

Having a previous use as a pub, this business needs some TLC, having boarded windows and a door - this property is still intact as a pub with a first floor two bedroom flat.

To the back, it has a large garage and beer garden, with the listing saying that it can be used for a variety of uses.

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It's on a freehold title - with the price starting at £85,000, which will be subject to auction on April 30.

The listing reads: "Detached public house with first floor 2 bedroom flat. Large garage and beer garden. Floor area 200 sq. m. (2,162 sq. ft.). Suitable for a variety of uses. Prominent corner position. Freehold title."

The full details are available here.