Dorset is a county which many on the search for a country home may, mistakenly, overlook. We would always encourage clients to consider a Dorset home search as it has all the advantages of a stunning coastline and rolling countryside as its westerly neighbours. With many years spent operating in the area our South West operation has an established network of contacts to help you with your Dorset home search. Over half of the county is designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and three quarters of its Jurassic coastline is a designated World Heritage site.
The county is made up of two fairly distinct areas with the southeast principally consisting of towns based along the coast such as Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch. In property terms this patch houses some of the most expensive non-city real estate in Europe and has facilities and a lifestyle to match. Those seeking a different sort of lifestyle from their Dorset home search may focus around the market towns of Dorchester, Shaftesbury, Sherbourne and further west Bridport. As with so many areas that offer beautiful, period or high value coastal property there are a range of excellent schools across the county.
In terms of schooling, Dorset boasts an impressive array of independent senior institutions such as Bryanston, Canford, Sherbourne Girls and Milton Abbey, as well as numerous highly regarded Prep schools.
Dorset can provide a wide range of properties, traditional, new build, contemporary, and period in rural coastal or urban settings. Your Garrington search consultant can assist you with any element of the buying process from helping you establish the geographical focus of your Dorset home search to advising you on the fastest routes back to London or the details of joining a local sailing club. Please feel free to contact us or visit the Dorset County Council website for more, general information about the area.