Cerne Abbas, Dorchester

£650,000 For Sale

  • Lovely Grade II Listed building in stunning village
  • Ground floor retail commercial use (potential residential (stpp))
  • Three apartments on 1st and 2nd Floors, ideal for holiday lets.
  • Excellent Investment Opportunity
  • Viewing recommended



We are very pleased to be offering this lovely Grade II Listed property that is beautifully located in the heart of the village, next to both the village church and the medieval market place, available for the first time in 18 years.

We are informed by our vendor that this historic building was formerly owned by Queen Elizabeth I and has had a variety of uses over the years. The property still retains its licence as it has previously traded as a restaurant on the ground floor. The ground floor is currently unoccupied and would be ideal for conversion into another holiday apartment (stpp) or another retail option, its latest venture was a hairdressers and beauty salon.

The ground floors consists of a spacious front trading area, two smaller rooms, W.C and a catering kitchen with storage areas. The ground floor can be independently accessed via front and side entrances.

The 1st floor offers 2 apartments, the first benefits from a double bedroom, lounge-diner, kitchen and bathroom. The second is a open plan double bedroom flat.

The 2nd floor consists of a large and beautifully presented 3 bedroom apartment offering two double bedrooms, single bedroom, spacious open plan living, dining and kitchen area along with a bathroom and separate shower room and WC (apartment 900 sq.ft).

All flats are accessed from a side entrance which offers a lobby to all apartments and commercial property, all four units have their own locked doors and share the small lobby area. All flats benefit from beautiful village views.

In our opinion, this property would very much lend itself to 4 holiday apartments or 3 holiday apartments and a commercial use…….ideal for an investment opportunity.


The property is being marketed on a sole selling basis and all viewings should be arranged through the Land and Commercial Department on 01285 646770 or by email


Cerne Abbas is a quaint and charming village that is world renowned for the Cerne Giant, a 180ft high ancient chalk figure carved out into the steep sloping hillside above the village. The village lies just east of the A352 road 6 miles north of Dorchester. In 2008 it was voted Britain's most desirable village and is a very popular tourist destination for UK and world visitors. The visitors are drawn to the village by the renowned 'Giant' along with its historic stone built houses, the Abbey and the 13th Century Church.


We are informed that the vendor enjoys freehold title and that vacant possession will be granted upon completion of a sale.

Mains services of water, gas and electricity are all available in the property and interested parties should address any specific enquiries to the relevant service providers.


The property is offered for sale by private treaty with a guide price of £650,000 subject to contract.


It is understood that the property is Grade II Listed and has a mix of Commercial and Residential use.


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DIRECTIONS From Dorchester take the B3144 road, continue on this road for approx. 6.5 miles until you arrive in the village of Cerne Abbas and turn left on to Piddle Lane. After 1.2 miles turn left on to Long Street and the property can be found directly in front of the Market Sq and next to the Church.

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