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163 Barker Street Castlemaine, VIC 3450


163 Barker Street,
Castlemaine, VIC 3450

Hotel & Leisure

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$3,500,000 excluding GST

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Map of 163 Barker Street

  • Train stations within 5 km of 163 Barker Street, Castlemaine, VIC 3450Distance
    Castlemaine Station618 m
  • Bus stops within 5 km of 163 Barker Street, Castlemaine, VIC 3450Distance
    Berkley St/Hargraves St (Castlemaine)240 m
    Doveton St/Barker St (Castlemaine)240 m
    Berkley St/Kennedy St (Castlemaine)277 m
    Wimble St/Barker St (Castlemaine)330 m
    Parker St/Hargraves St (Castlemaine)341 m

Make History - The Criterion Hotel, Castlemaine

Offering a world of possibilities in historic Castlemaine, right in the heart of town and boasting the longest continuously held Liquor License in town, the Criterion Hotel opened in 1853. The present building has been recently refurbished inside and out and is ready for a fit out to suit the new operator's vision with a capacity of 410 patrons.
Downstairs comprises an extensive public bar area, a dining area opening out to the courtyard, a vast commercial kitchen with a walk-in coolroom and pantry, storage areas and facilities, plant area and off-street access via the shared carriageway.

Upstairs is another large function area with a second smaller kitchen and bar with dual access to also service the interconnected rooms overlooking the historic streetscape and the greenery of Victory Park. These rooms would suit a fine dining restaurant, boardroom or meeting room. There is an office, private bathroom and laundry and then another suite of public facilities.

The layout of the building is such that various areas could be separated allowing multiple uses.
Timber has been used as a feature throughout the building and the polished wooden floors add a delightful ambience. In places, the historic stone walls have been featured and the recent repainting and re-carpeting offer a blank canvas. There is a security system, cameras, heating and cooling and a high-pressure gas line to the downstairs kitchen. A second coolroom is placed behind the bar area.

Ideal for a savvy operator to feature products from local vineyards, a boutique distillery or gourmet food growers or as a retail space. Surrounding parking is plentiful, walking distance from the train station and close to the local taxi rank.

Alternative considerations could be boutique accommodation, a function venue or even reconfiguration to upscale apartments - depending on council planning permission of course.

There is also the possibility of a long-sighted purchaser acquiring the property next door giving full control over the rear access, off-street parking, a tenancy and another historic building premises right in the centre of the CBD.

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Property ID: 504049111Last Updated: 11 Jul 2022

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163 Barker Street
Castlemaine, VIC 3450
PRD Real Estate - Bendigo
158 Lyttleton Terrace
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