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Is this the narrowest shop in the UK? Store that is just 5ft 8ins wide with 500 square feet of floor space goes on market for £175,000 in Dorset town

  • The store, in Dorchester, Dorset, currently houses a flooring company called The Wooden Floor Specialists 
  • It is on the market for £175,000, working out at just £142.27 per square foot and it also has living quarters
  • There is also a south-facing roof deck for sun-worshipping prospective owners to enjoy 

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This store is just 5ft8ins wide with 500 square feet of floor space, meaning it might be the narrowest shop in the UK.

And the tiny shop is on the market for £175,000, which works out at just £142.27 per square foot.

The High East Street shop in Dorchester, Dorset, currently houses a flooring company called The Wooden Floor Specialists Ltd, which is looking for larger premises.   

This store is just 5ft8ins wide with 500 square feet of floor space, meaning it might be the narrowest shop in the UK

This store is just 5ft8ins wide with 500 square feet of floor space, meaning it might be the narrowest shop in the UK

The High East Street shop in Dorchester, Dorset, currently houses a flooring company called The Wooden Floor Specialists Ltd, which is looking for larger premises

The High East Street shop in Dorchester, Dorset, currently houses a flooring company called The Wooden Floor Specialists Ltd, which is looking for larger premises

There are also living quarters in the quirky building, which span over two floors above the retail premises.

The living accommodation features a living/dining/kitchen area and a shower room and bedroom.

Above there are a further two rooms and the high street property also has a south-facing roof deck for sun worshippers.   

There are also living quarters in the quirky building, which span over two floors and could house prospective new owners

There are also living quarters in the quirky building, which span over two floors and could house prospective new owners 

The living accommodation features a living/dining/kitchen area and a shower room and bedroom

The living accommodation features a living/dining/kitchen area and a shower room and bedroom

The premises is listed on Rightmove and Jan Merriott, from estate agents Symonds and Sampson, said: ‘The front of this property does make it look funny and even narrower than it actually is.

‘But once you get inside it’s not actually as small as it seems.

‘We sold it to the current owners about ten years ago. They liked it because it was quirky and they are selling floorboards, which are obviously nice and long.

‘They’ve just used the living accommodation for storage so it does need a bit of TLC to get that up and running now.

Above there are a further two rooms and the high street property also has a south-facing roof deck for sun worshippers

Above there are a further two rooms and the high street property also has a south-facing roof deck for sun worshippers

‘The living accommodation can only be reached through the shop so it would need to be someone using the business and the flat, you couldn’t rent out the flat separately.

‘I could see it being used for some sort of internet business where you have occasional visitors that need to come in to the shop.

‘But you could have a compact little existence there for just £175,000.

‘There’s a south-facing deck on the top floor perfect for having a gin and tonic in the evenings – what more could one want?’

The quirky business has already had interest and offers, according to Mr Merriott.  

The premises is listed on Rightmove and Jan Merriott, from estate agents Symonds and Sampson, said:'The front of this property does make it look funny and even narrower than it actually is.'But once you get inside it's not actually as small as it seems'

The premises is listed on Rightmove and Jan Merriott, from estate agents Symonds and Sampson, said: ‘The front of this property does make it look funny and even narrower than it actually is. ‘But once you get inside it’s not actually as small as it seems’

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