Hovis cottage goes under the hammer in Dorset

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.

The cottage is at the top of Gold Hill in Shaftesbury, made famous by the Hovis advert in the 1970s Credit: ITV News Meridian

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Hovis house for sale

A tiny cottage on the hill in Shaftesbury in Dorset, made famous by the Hovis adverts, is sold at auction.