Former Congregational Chapel, Abbotsbury DT3 4JP

  • 1,380 Sq Ft (128.2 Sq m)
  • Use Class A1 – Shops, Retail Warehouses, Hairdressers, Sandwich bars.
  • Limited on-street parking

The Property

Set within the attractive village of Abbotsbury, the Former Congregational Chapel offers unique, versatile accommodation in this bustling south coast village.


Located just nine miles from Weymouth, Dorchester and Bridport, this traditional village is within easy reach of three main conurbations on the south coast. Also benefitting from being located on the B3157, the coast road brings a significant amount of passing trade. Due to the already bustling commercial centre in the village coupled with the numerous tourist attractions in the village, the footfall through the village is vast and has the potential to boost any business significantly.


From the main B3157 Weymouth to Bridport road you will enter the village via a sharp right handed bend. As you proceed past a number of shops you will note in the centre of the village is The Ilchester Arms Public House. Opposite the Ilchester Arms is Back Street, as you travel up back street, the Former Congregational Chapel is located on your left after approximately 100 metres.


Extending to 1,380 sq ft (128.2 sq m) this unit offers open plan, studio style accommodation with a hardwood floor and vaulted ceiling. There is very good natural daylight plus wall mounted uplighters throughout. Heating is via a number of night storage heaters. Ancillary accommodation to the rear includes two W.C’s, a kitchen area and a separate storeroom with access to a courtyard.

Externally there is limited parking on the roadside and access via three points on the East, South and West elevations.


The property is currently use class A1 under the Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987 which permits the premises to be used for retail purposes. But it would be considered suitable for a variety of uses including a workshop, studio, catering or office use for which change of use may be required.


The unit has mains electricity, water and drainage.


£4,500 per annum (£375 per calendar month)

The rent is exclusive of all charges. Business rates are payable in addition (The Rateable value is £1,800).

Buildings Insurance

It is the Estate’s policy to recharge buildings insurance to the tenant. The premium currently stands at £349.73 per annum.


The deposit for the property will be equivalent to two months rent. This will be held under the Deposit Protection Service for the duration of the lease.

Lease Details

New leases on flexible terms available. Tenants will be responsible for internal maintenance and repair.


Strictly by appointment only. Parties must contact the Estate Office to book. Before making an appointment it is a good idea to ask as many questions as possible to avoid making a wasted journey

The Estate Office, Melbury Sampford – 01935 482200


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