Hotel and restaurant for sale in Shaftesbury

Bleke Street, Shaftesbury, Dorset, SP7 8AW
For sale
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Key features

  • 8 letting bedrooms
  • Bar/lounge & restaurant
  • 2 bedroom flat


Acquired by the vendors in 2003 the building was extensively refurbished post acquisition and has been lovingly maintained ever since.

The building sits adjacent to Bleke street and is detached with exposed stone elevations to a series of, in the main, pitched tiled roofs.

There are more modern extensions to the rear. Grade II listed.


Located on Bleke Street, the property is a short walk from the centre of Shaftesbury which is a town situated on the A30 sometwenty miles west of Salisbury. It is the only significant hilltop settlement in Dorset on the edge of Cranborne Chase.

The town looks over the Blackmore Vale, part of the River Stour basin. From different viewpoints, it is possible to see at least as far as Glastonbury Tor to the northwest.

Shaftesbury is the site of the former Shaftesbury Abbey, which was founded in 888 by King Alfred and became one of the richest religious establishments in the country, before being destroyed in the dissolution in 1539. Adjacent to the abbey site is Gold Hill, a steep cobbled street used in the 1970s as the setting for Ridley Scott's television advertisement for Hovis bread.

In the 2011 Census the town's civil parish had a population of 7,314.