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The Dorset house made famous in the Hovis advert has been sold at auction for considerably more than expected
The estate agent described the single storey home on Shaftesbury's Gold Hill as needing some attention but this afternoon it sold for £317,000
A tiny rundown cottage on Shaftesbury's famous Gold Hill is expected to fetch £250,000 at auction this afternoon. The single storey home is said by estate agents to have scope for improvement.
It's sited on the hill made famous by a television advert for bread.
It's one of the most recognisable streets in the country - made famous by the Hovis TV ad. Gold Hill in Shaftesbury draws thousands of tourists with its chocolate box setting.
Now it's drawing house hunters too. One of the properties on the steep incline is up for auction tomorrow. We sent Martin Dowse through the keyhole!
A Dorset cottage immortalised in a television advert for Hovis bread is up for sale. It shows a bakery boy struggling with his bike up the steep and cobbled Gold Hill in Shaftesbury.
The famous location is thought to have helped pushed the price of the bungalow to in excess of £200,000.