Property in Dorset

Property in Dorset

The contrasting types of property in Dorset and the combination of coast and countryside, along with accessibility to the rest of South England make Dorset an excellent place to live or enjoy as a second home.

Dorset has some of the UK’s finest coastline, with one of the most exclusive seafront postcodes in the UK. Away from the sea, Dorset stretches deep into the countryside bordering Somerset and Wiltshire, with many hilltop towns and villages boasting magnificent views of the West Country and beyond.

With the diversity of the land in Dorset, you can find large, modern mansions with sea views and rural country houses set within acres of private land. In the smaller villages and hamlets, there are quaint cottages and medieval buildings with Georgian houses and country estates dotted in between.

Dorset Buying Agent

An experienced property finder, our Dorset buying agent Daniel Rowland is well placed to assist clients looking for a property in this part of the country.

Before entering the property industry Daniel worked as a fund manager for 9 years, whilst personally building his own property portfolio. Following a demand for his help Daniel made the decision to work in property full time and has not looked back.

Daniel is thorough in his approach when finding a property for his clients with his knowledge and experience proving useful when negotiating and securing a property.

He also has a strong background in buying property and land with a view to building or redeveloping, as well as assisting clients seeking their ideal homes.

Dorset Buying Agent, Daniel Rowland

Searching for a property in Dorset?

Please do contact us to discuss your search and our services in greater detail.

Property in Dorset, Dorchester

Living in Dorchester

Dorchester, Dorset’s county town, is a central hub for the many surrounding villages offering a wide range of facilities.

The town is well connected with a direct rail service from Dorchester South to London Waterloo running regularly and the Dorchester West station offering direct services to Bristol and Weymouth.

The villages surrounding Dorchester such as West Stafford and Charminster are popular places to live. Dorset boasts many reputable schools such as Leweston, Canford, Bryanston, Clayesmore, Milton Abbey, and Sherborne, all within easy reach of Dorchester.

A short drive from the Jurassic Coast, Dorchester is well-placed for residents to enjoy some of Dorset’s finest attractions. The Dorset coastline is an excellent location for coastal walks, water sports, and sailing.

Desirable villages to consider when conducting a home search in Dorset, which are nearer to the Jurassic Coast, include Puncknowle, Burton Bradstock, and West Bexington with popular beaches such as Hive Beach and Chesil Beach within easy reach.

The nearby Georgian town of Bridport is a useful hub for the surrounding villages with supermarkets including a Waitrose and a regular street market. Further along the coast on the Dorset/Devon border is Lyme Regis, a pretty seaside town.

Property in Dorset, Chesil Beach
Property in Dorset, Poole Aerial

Sandbanks Home Search

The Sandbanks peninsula has the largest natural harbour In Europe, with miles of sandy beaches and sheltered water, the area is excellent for sailing and all water sports.

There are also a number of impressive golf courses within easy reach, as well as private health clubs, boutique shops, and yacht clubs.

Poole Harbour, Bournemouth, Sandbanks, and surrounds are very popular places to live, the property market here can be very exclusive with the most desirable properties rarely reaching the open market and unlikely to feature on property search engines.

Around 2 hours from London by road or train and with national and international links at the nearby Bournemouth International Airport, Sandbanks is also popular with second homeowners who enjoy the area as a getaway.

Alongside Sandbanks, Branksome Park, Canford Cliffs, and Lilliput are among the most desirable places to live in Dorset by the sea.

If you are considering a move to Sandbanks or the wider Poole area our team of local buying agents can assist your search for property in Dorset, for a no-obligation discussion please get in touch.

Property in Dorset, Sandbanks

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If you are considering buying a property in Dorset we would be delighted to discuss your plans.

Property in Dorset, Small Towns and Villages

Small towns and villages in Dorset

Dorset towns such as Sherborne are great places to consider when moving to the region, the A303 is only a short drive away providing good access to London by car and many towns offer regular train services to London.

Sherborne’s architecture dates back to medieval times with Georgian townhouses added years later, the town is well known for Sherborne Abbey and its independent schools; top rated Sherborne School has impressive alumni including Alan Turing and the linked Sherborne International, Sherborne Girls, and Sherborne Primary are also exemplary institutions.

Between Sherborne and Dorchester are several pretty villages including Holwell, Chetnole, and Bishops Caundle. Sturminster Newton is a small town south east of Sherborne which also provides a network of villages and hamlets in the area with a range of shopping options and recreational facilities.

North Dorset Buying Agent

Surrounded by Blackmore Vale countryside, Gillingham is a well-connected town, there are regular trains from Gillingham to London Waterloo taking just under two hours, and the A303 is only a few miles away, the town is also well connected to the surrounding area by several useful B roads.

Villages near Gillingham benefit from its amenities and travel connections, such as Kington Magna or nearby Motcombe which is located between Gillingham and Shaftesbury and is the location of the highly regarded independent school, Port Regis.

Property in Dorset, Backmore Vale
Property in Dorset, Shaftesbury

Shaftesbury is a picturesque town, although it doesn’t have its own train station it benefits from only being 7 miles away from Gillingham.

Shaftesbury is famed for its steep cobbled Gold Hill which featured in the 1970s television advertisement for Hovis bread. Shaftesbury’s hilltop position means many of the properties here have excellent views of the surrounding countryside.

Nearby villages and Donhead St Mary and Berwick St John are also desirable places to live. Leading catholic independent school St Mary’s Shaftesbury, a boarding & day school for girls is located just outside of the town centre.

Choosing where to live in Dorset?

Whether you are relocating to the area or moving within the region, our local property buying agents can help you find your ideal property in Dorset.

Blandford Forum Property Finder

Blandford Forum, more commonly called Blandford by those who live locally is an impressive Georgian market town, centred around its marketplace. The town is steeped in history with several museums ensuring the past is preserved.

Nearby prestigious independent, Bryanston School, just outside Blandford occupies a 400-acre estate, with 56 acres of playing fields.

Within a short drive of Blandford, benefitting from its amenities are villages such as Tarrant Keyneston, Tarrant Monkton, and Tarrant Rushton where you will find pretty thatched cottages and detached homes with beautiful countryside views.

If you are thinking about moving home and are struggling to find your ideal property in Dorset get in touch with Garrington to see how we can help.

Property in Dorset, Tarrant Monkton