Dorset hotel comes to market at nearly £1.5m

Dorset hotel comes to market

La Fleur De Lys Hotel & Restaurant

UK: The Grade II-listed La Fleur De Lys Hotel & Restaurant in Shaftesbury, Dorset is being marketed Colliers for £1,445,000.

Located on Bleke Street, the property comprises a lounge bar with eight double guest bedrooms and a 46-cover, two AA-rosette restaurant.

It sits on the former site of Shaftesbury Abbey, which was founded in 888 by King Alfred. Adjacent to the abbey site is Gold Hill, a steep cobbled street used in the 1970s as the setting for Ridley Scott’s TV advertisement for Hovis bread.

The current hotel owner David Griffin-Shepard and his wife opened La Fleur De Lys restaurant in 1991. 12 years later, the couple acquired what was the Sunridge House B&B and undertook renovations to transform the site into La Fleur De Lys Hotel & Restaurant.

Griffin-Shepard said: “After 31 wonderful years trading in Shaftesbury, we have decided to market the property to spend more time with our grandchildren. We’ve been lucky to have operated a successful business in such a gorgeous part of the world, but now feel that the time is right to slow down.”

Ed Jefferson from Colliers’ hotels agency team said: La Fleur de Lys Hotel & Restaurant is in a beautiful location in a prime Dorset town, benefitting from multiple areas of profit potential, such as a generous size restaurant, bar and lounge, eight letting bedrooms and a courtyard that can be used for events. We are hoping to find an investor who wishes to further develop the business and love the hotel as much as David, Mary and Marc have over the last three decades.”

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