A FAMILY-RUN tearoom, which first opened in the 1950s and has often been used as a location for the popular detective drama Midsomer Murders, has been placed on the market for nearly £50,000.

Located in Dorchester-on-Thames, a few miles from Wallingford, Lily’s is just a short walk away from the historic Dorchester Abbey and Wittenham Clumps.

With its famous bright turquoise exterior, the tearoom has become a local icon for both villagers and tourists.

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The shop on the High Street was originally opened as a greengrocer nearly 70 years ago and has since then received raving reviews about its traditional tearoom menu, which includes a selection of local produce like honey from the nearby village of Britwell, apple juice from Waterperry Gardens, and Dorchester preserves.

However, it was only last week when the beloved tearoom appeared on Rightmove as its current owners are looking to sell it with starting price set at £45,000.

In an advert on the website, agents Ernest Wilsons & Co said: "A beautifully presented cafe and tea rooms situated in this delightful and much sought after Oxfordshire village, a few hundred yards from the River Thames and the River Thame.

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"The vibrant village that also attracts many tourists and visitors to this quaint location approximately eight miles to the south east of Oxford."

They advised that its weekly turnover £2,000.

The tearoom's first floor provides accommodation consisting of a combined bathroom, kitchen with dining area, lounge and bedroom.

There is also a very small office and a dry store.

In addition, the property a small garden, which could be brought into use as an outside customer area.

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This is what Oxford Mail reporter Erin Lyons said about their experience at Lily's back in in 2019 when she visited the tearoom: "Shamefully, despite having lived in Oxfordshire for almost two years, I have explored very little of the county beyond Oxford and the major towns.

"A tiny space packed full of sweet little tables and miss-matched furniture I grabbed a window table and perused the chalk-written menu board.

"Containing an impressively wide selection of sandwiches, quiches and other light lunch options, not to mention all the cakes on display, it was hard to narrow down the options."