New Homes in Dorset
Dorset is a county in the of England, which borders to the east, to the west, and and too. It also has miles of coastline, where you’ll find the port towns of and Poole, Dorset’s two biggest settlements.
Whether you’re interested in houses in Dorset that offer coastal vistas, or something inland close to Cranborne Chase, you’re in a great place to enjoy attractions such as the Old Harry Rocks, Durlston Country Park, and the iconic Durdle Door. Browse our developments in Dorset below and start your property search with us.
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Living in Dorset
From the spectacular coastline dotted with beautiful beaches and atmospheric seaside towns, to miles of expansive countryside inland, you’ll be surrounded by natural scenery when you buy a new home in Dorset. And thanks to initiatives like the Government-backed Help to Buy scheme, you could get some fantastic extra support with your purchase.
Things to see and do in Dorset
With sandy beaches, rising cliffs, quiet forests and rolling hills offering delightful views, the Dorset AONB throws up an array of stunning landscapes over some 435 square miles. Whether you’re enjoying an invigorating cliff-top walk, building sandcastles with your little ones before a dip in the sea or searching for fossils along the Jurassic Coast, Dorset is perfect for leading an outdoor lifestyle.
Natural beauty spots are in plentiful supply thanks to places like the Valley of Stones National Nature Reserve and the iconic Durdle Door, while there are castles, islands and seafront attractions to explore too. Don’t miss cultural draws like the Russell Cotes Art Gallery and Museum, or theme parks such as Adventure Wonderland for a memorable family day out.
Dorset has a good selection of schools the length and breadth of the county. This includes Queen’s Park Academy in Bournemouth and Manorside Academy in Poole, which are both rated as outstanding by Ofsted. The same applies to Weymouth’s Portesham CofE, while Dorchester’s Buckland Newton CofE is a strong option if you live in that area.
Children in Dorchester can continue their education at the excellent Thomas Hardye School, while Poole Grammar School is also right up there. Bournemouth School is another outstanding option, and close to the equally highly rated Glenmoor Academy.
Transport links in Dorset
There are lots of bus and train routes connecting different parts of Dorset, as well as coach services for travelling longer distances. There’s a small international airport on the edge of Bournemouth, while the county’s natural beauty and tranquility isn’t disturbed by any motorways. Instead, you can use roads like the A350, A35 and A31 to get around if you have a car.
The Dorset property market
House prices in Dorset are considerably higher than the UK average, although there’s still a good spread of affordable housing to go along with more luxurious properties. You can even find everything from inexpensive 2 bedroom apartments to generous 4 bed detracted homes within the same developments, including at our Canford Paddock site on the edge of Bournemouth.
Or perhaps you’d prefer to be in the Wimborne area, which boasts a stunning collection of 3 and 4 bed homes within a pleasingly peaceful location. Wherever you settle on, don’t miss our latest offers page for more information on exciting arrangements like our Movemaker scheme, where we could pay your estate agent fees if you have a home to sell before you move.
Help to Buy Dorset
In Dorset you can take advantage of Help to Buy South West of England if you are a first time buyer. Take a look at the Help to Buy South West of England page to find out how the scheme works and how it can help you move.