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Find Property in Desirable Dorset Towns and Villages

BarkerStourton Property Search helps you find property in desirable Dorset towns and villages such as Poole, Bournemouth, Christchurch, Swanage, Sherborne, Shaftesbury, Dorchester, Lyme Regis, Wareham, Beaminster and Weymouth.

Dorset used to be a cheaper county than its close neighbours Wiltshire and Hampshire but in recent times it has been ‘found’. The county is basically divided into three areas: To the North you have the Blackmore Vale which is rich pastureland that used to be heavily reliant on the dairy industry. The Vale stretches from Shaftesbury in the east to Sherborne in the west. Both these towns are full of history, especially Sherborne which boasts not one but two castles and a glorious Abbey with some of the best fan vaulting in Europe. Shaftesbury is a hill town with wonderful views and has the stunning Gold Hill of the Hovis advertisement fame.

In West Dorset you have the county town of Dorchester made famous by Thomas Hardy and also the renowned Poundbury development initiated by The Prince of Wales. The Marshwood Vale lies to the west of Beaminster providing beautiful countryside and the highest point in Dorset, Pilsdon Pen. The Jurassic coastline, designated a World Heritage Site, includes towns such as Lyme Regis, Bridport and Weymouth. Inland there are dozens of attractive villages all with a charm of their own.

In East Dorset you again have stunning coastal scenery boasting beautiful beaches. The Isle of Purbeck is particularly popular as a holiday destination centred around the town of Swanage. On the eastern boundary lies Poole Harbour, one of the largest natural harbours in the world with a shoreline of 100 miles. The contrast between the north & south sides of the harbour are very stark. To the south the unspoilt heathlands of Studland, an important area for  a number of endangered species, and to the north, Sandbanks, fully developed and boasting some of the most exclusive real estate in the United Kingdom.

Within this stunning county a number of movies have been shot. These include Tamara Drewe with Gemma Arterton, The Boat that Rocked, filmed off the coast of Portland and Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince.

London by Road: Shaftesbury is approximately 110 miles drive via the A303 & M3. Bridport and West Dorset is approximately 145 miles drive from the capital. Bournemouth is 110 miles from central London. Dorset is one of the only counties in the country that does not have a single mile of Motorway!

London by Rail: South West trains operate a regular service from London Waterloo to Exeter St David’s passing through the county and stopping at Gillingham and Sherborne. Sherborne is approximately 2 hours 20 minutes to London Waterloo.

Airport: Bournemouth International

Well known Private Schools and State Schools in Dorset

Beaminster

Senior, Co-Education
Beaminster, DT8 3EP

01308 862633

www.beaminster.dorset.sch.uk

Hazelbury Bryan

Primary, Co-Education
Sturminster Newton, DT10 2ED

01258 817492

www.hazelbury.dorset.sch.uk

Sherborne Preparatory

Pre-prep, Prep, Co-Education
Sherborne, DT9 3NY

01935 812097

www.sherborneprep.org

Bryanston

Prep, Senior, Co-Education
Blandford Forum, DT11 0PX

01258 452 411

www.bryanston.co.uk

Knighton House

Prep
Blandford, DT11 0PY

01258 452 065

www.knightonhouse.dorset.sch.uk

Sherborne Boys

Senior, Boys
Sherborne, DT9 3AP

01935 812249

www.sherborne.org

Castle Court

Prep, Co-Education
Wareham, BH21 3RF

01202 694438

www.castlecourt.com

Leweston

Pre-prep, Prep, Senior, Co-Education/Girls
Sherborne, DT9 6EN

01963 210691

www.leweston.co.uk

Sherborne Girls

Senior, Girls
Sherborne, DT9 3QN

01935 812245

www.sherborne.com

Gillingham

Senior, Co-Education
Gillingham, SP8 4QP

01747 822222

www.gillingham.dorset.sch.uk

Milton Abbey

Senior, Co-Education
Blandford, DT11 0BZ

01258 880484

www.miltonabbey.co.uk

St Mary's Shaftesbury

Senior, Girls
Shaftesbury, SP7 9LP

01747 852416

www.st-marys-shaftesbury.co.uk

The Gryphon

Senior, Co-Education
Sherborne, DT9 4EQ

01935 813122

www.gryphon.dorset.sch.uk

Port Regis

Pre-prep, Prep, Co-Education
Shaftesbury, SP7 9QA

01747 857809 (Pre-Prep)

01747 857800 (Prep)

www.portregis.com

Sturminster Newton

Senior, Co-Education
Sturminster Newton, DT10 1DT

01258 472642

www.mysnhs.net

Hanford

Prep, Girls
Blandford, SP7 9QA

01258 860219

www.hanford.dorset.sch.uk

Shaftesbury

Senior, Co-Education
Shaftesbury, SP7 8ER

01747 854498

www.shaftesburyschool.com

Trent Youngs Endowed

Primary, Co-Education
Trent, DT9 4SW

01935 850496

www.trentyoungsschool.co.uk

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