Savills | Long Street, Cerne Abbas, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 7JF | Property for sale
2,292 sq ft(212.93 sq m)
Guide price £575,000

Long StreetCerne Abbas, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 7JF


    Key features

    • Tea Rooms seats approximately 26 with 45+ to rear garden
    • Nearby tourist attractions include the Cerne Giant
    • Located on popular Cerne Valley Way circular route walk through AONB
    • Potential for single private residential dwellings use (subject to Planning Permission)
    • Genuine scope to further develop this lifestyle business if desired

    Character B&B and Tea Rooms property located in popular historic Cerne Abbas.

    About this property

    • A character Grade II listed two storey mid-terrace property of brick construction with rendered and painted elevations under a pitched slate roof. We understand the property which was formerly a shop known as "The Singing Kettle", dates back to the early 19th century. The entire plot extends to approximately 0.06 acres. We understand the Gross Internal Area of the property including outbuildings is 213 m2 (2,292 sq ft).

      The Tea Rooms occupy part of the ground floor providing a characterful open plan area with up to 26 customer seats which benefits from dual access from Long Street and via the rear garden. Ancillary ground floor space includes a trade kitchen with open pass and utility-storage area. Customer WCs are located in an external outbuilding.

      Located to the rear of the property is a private garden and patio area which can be used by tearoom customers and B&B guests and is accessible from Mill Lane and a side passageway to Long Street. There is seating for approximately 45 with some areas covered and heated

      Bed & Breakfast Rooms/Accommodation

      Living accommodation benefits from access to the rear with the first floor comprising B&B rooms listed as 1 x en suite super king, 1 x en suite standard double and 1 x L shaped family room with 1 x separate bathroom. A good size kitchen/laundry room could be reconfigured to provide additional en suite facility or alternative room layout (subject to consents). The first floor could also be used for owner's accommodation. The second floor comprises 1 x en suite twin and 1 en suite superking double bedroom.

      The Business
      The present business was established in 2010. During this time it has been operated as a "lifestyle business" trading for approximately 44 weeks of the year as per the vendors' requirements. There is a genuine scope to develop the business further particularly outside of the summer months. The B&B and the rooms both have 4.5/5 Tripadvisor ratings.

      Nightly B&B room tariffs are as follows (en suite 2019/20) Double £75, Superking £85 and Twin £85. Further detailed revenue information is available, although will not be warranted

      Tenure & Price
      The premises are held freehold. We are seeking Offers In Region of £575,000 for the freehold interest inclusive of commercial inventory. Any stock may be valued in addition
      upon completion

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    I love this tea room in my favourite Dorset village

    Lizzie BallProperty agent

    Local information

    • The property is located in the centre of the historic village of Cerne Abbas at the corner of Long Street and Duck Street within the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The village benefits from a number of local services including three public houses, village stores, primary school and a doctors surgery. Local points of interest include the ancient chalk Cerne Giant and Cerne Abbey. The village itself is popular for its well preserved period buildings and nearby walking routes. The attractive village of Cerne Abbas lies just east of the A352, six miles north of Dorchester, 12 miles south of Sherborne and 16 miles north of Weymouth.

    Additional information

    • EPC Exempt
    • Tenure = Freehold