Construction & Property

Published: July 28, 2022 | Updated: July 31, 2022

Agent says demand for lifestyle businesses is strong as B&B and tea room comes to market

Abbots Bed & Breakfast and Tea Rooms in Cerne Abbas which is on the market with a guide price of £575,000.
By Andrew Diprose, editor

Ever fancied having your own bed and breakfast and tea rooms – and in one of Dorset’s most historic and prettiest villages?

A B&B and tea room in Cerne Abbas is on the market with a guide price of £575,000.

Agents Savills believe it could appeal to buyers seeking a lifestyle business.

Abbots Bed & Breakfast and Tea Rooms is a Grade II listed mid-terrace property which dates back to the early 17th century.

The tea rooms occupy part of the ground floor, providing an open plan area with seating for up to 26.

There is also a private garden and patio area with additional seating for about 45, with some areas covered and heated.

Also on the ground floor is a trade kitchen with open pass and utility/storage area.

Customer WCs are within an outbuilding.

The B&B is over the first and second floors, with a total of five bedrooms.

The accommodation has access to the rear and the first floor could be used for owner’s accommodation, if desired.

Lizzie Ball, pictured left, of Savills Wimborne office, said: “Abbots B&B and Tea Rooms is a characterful property offering a fantastic lifestyle business in an historic village location which is close to tourist attractions as well as being situated along the popular Wessex Ridgeway walking route.”

Chris Bickle, pictured right, Director in the Licensed Leisure team at Savills Southampton, added: “Dorset is an extremely popular tourist destination, offering beautiful coastline, rolling hills and scenic walking and biking trails.

“The demand for lifestyle businesses in the region continues to remain strong.

“We expect Abbots B&B to receive healthy interest from this type of buyer.”

The freehold interest, inclusive of commercial inventory, is being marketed by Savills residential and commercial teams in Wimborne and Southampton, for offers in the region of £575,000.

  • For more information, contact Savills on 01202 856872 or 02380 713943.