Rodden Row, Abbotsbury, Weymouth


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 5
A successful tea rooms and bed & breakfast business located within a picturesque village close to the Jurassic Coast. 36 cover tea rooms, 34 cover tea gardens/terrace, 3 B&B letting rooms, owners accommodation, extensive garden and off road parking. To be sold, freehold, as a going concern. Grade II Listed.


A substantial picture postcard end of terrace property incorporating a tea rooms and bed & breakfast business plus owner's accommodation. Formerly 2 cottages and the village shop/Post Office, this stone house with thatched and tiled roof is understood to date back to circa 1680 and is Grade II Listed. Oil fired central heating is installed and the roof was re-thatched about 12 years ago and re-ridged about 6 years ago. The extensive and versatile accommodation, which is arranged over 3 floors, is very well presented with a host of character features.

The lovely gardens are a great credit to the owners who are very keen gardeners. Comprising large expanses of lawn, together with a pond with bridge, palm trees and Mediterranean garden plus, at the far end, a shed and greenhouse, the gardens are very well stocked. There are also extensive tea gardens/terrace plus an outside cloakroom and store/freezer room. A Dorset gate leads onto a parking area.


The highly successful business, each element of which contributes 50/50 to a high revenue, was established in 1996. The owners choose to keep it under the VAT threshold and trade around 32 weeks per annum, so there is excellent potential to increase the revenue by extending the opening hours and season as well as for evening restaurant use. Both parts of the business are highly regarded with 5* ratings under TripAdvisor (which considers it the no1 tea rooms in Abbotsbury) and Environmental Health, with the B&B scored 9.4 under The property will be sold as a going concern, fully equipped and with the benefit of forward bookings. Available with no forward chain due to retirement, this is a great business to be run full time, all year round or as a lifestyle or family operation; new owners may choose just to run the tea rooms and utilise the letting bedrooms for their own use.


The clients are very pleased to report that business levels post lockdown have dramatically bounced back, both for the tearooms and the bed and breakfast business (with lots of B&B bookings, even into 2021).


The property is held Freehold (which is very rare in Abbotsbury, as the majority are Leasehold), although the driveway parking area is held on a leasehold basis with a rent payable.


The property occupies a high profile corner position in the heart of Abbotsbury, which lies on the stunning World Heritage Jurassic Coast and is surrounded by interesting landmarks, making it a popular destination for holidaymakers, walkers and locals. The excellent village amenities include a shop, post office, farm shop, various independent shops and galleries, 2 pubs and self-catering accommodation. Walking opportunities include the South West Coast Path and The Hardy Way. The attractions of Bridport, Dorchester, West Bay, Lyme Regis and Weymouth are all within easy reach.


Mains electricity, water and drainage. Oil fired central heating.


Strictly by appointment with the vendors' selling agents, Messrs. Stags, Bridport Office, telephone 01308 428000.


From Bridport follow the B3157 coastal road towards Weymouth for about 9 miles to Abbotsbury. Abbotsbury Tea Rooms is on the left hand corner in the centre of the village, just past the Ilchester Arms.

Arrange viewing 01308 301006

Stags - Bridport

29 South Street, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 3NR

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