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Why Live In Dorset

Why Live In Dorset

South West

The County of Dorset's coast and countryside is amongst the most varied and beautiful in England and is thought by many to be the County's most important asset. Dorset is the only County in the south of England not to have a motorway.

Residents and visitors alike value the unspoilt beaches and cliffs. This combined with the wonderfully varied agricultural farmland, ranging from rolling downland to the increasingly rare lowland heaths, ensures that some parts of the County have been designated as Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Within these landscapes lie many hidden valleys with their ancient field patterns, market towns and small villages. The Dorset & East Devon Coast is one of the most significant earth science sites in the world, displaying a remarkable combination of internationally renowned features.

Parts of Dorset are often regarded as an ideal area for either a second home or retirement, being beyond an easy commute to London. This combined with a milder climate on the coast attracts holiday homes and retirees alike. Property prices directly reflect the geographical distance from London and yet it remains accessible enough, being no more than two and a half hours from the Capital. Premier Property can help you with moving to Dorset or your Dorset Property Search. 

Dorset and in particular Poole Harbour is also the gateway to the sea by being one of the world’s largest natural ports, so whether you are on a yacht or even a ferry to the Channel Isles or France, Poole harbour is a busy spot for shipping and boating. It is also a water sports paradise.

In a Dorset property search you will find that country house property prices are approximately 12%-18% cheaper than Hampshire, Sussex and Surrey comparables. Furthermore, many believe being away from the “hustle and bustle” of life to be a major attraction of the area. Many families are attracted by the excellent schools throughout the County and weekend commuting is a popular choice.

Whether it is the renowned undulating hills of the Cranbourne Chase, the flat equestrian and farming areas of the Blackmore Vale, or the many villages close to the coastline, Dorset is a wide and varied area for property purchasers.

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