With the cost of living rising, many are feeling the effects of soaring food, fuel and energy prices. However, something that seems to have remained constant is house prices in Dorset.
It’s no secret that some areas of our county are considered good places to live, but there are some that are significantly above the average home price. Many of our coastal towns have luxury properties with sea views, so it’s no wonder Dorset is such a sought-after location.
However, if you’ve ever wondered which parts of the county are the most expensive for housing, this list might prove useful. We scrolled through Rightmove to see exactly which areas of Dorset have the most expensive properties on the market right now.
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It may not come as much of a surprise that Poole tops the list, but there are a few unlikely areas that ranked high. Below is a list of the most expensive houses in each region of Dorset, starting with the most expensive houses and working down to the cheapest.
Brownsea View Avenue, Lilliput, Poole – £2,250,000
This one of a kind property in Lilliput, Poole has seven bedrooms and four bathrooms. The New England-style detached house has been completely renovated from a 1930s home.
The house is equipped from floor to ceiling with modern features including additional security features including electric security gates, a bespoke front door with triple locks and five security cameras. It’s a sizable piece of land at a third of an acre, so it’s no wonder the house is heading to such a remarkable location. Not to mention that it is within walking distance of the shops of Lilliput and Salterns Marina.
Ringwood Road, St. Leonard – £1,250,000
This generously spacious home boasts an impressive six bedrooms and six bathrooms and is situated on four acres of secluded grounds. Apart from the formal gardens which come with a putting green, there is also the possibility of keeping the goats which currently reside on the paddocks.
With over 4100 square feet, the property features a living room with a cinema screen and surround sound, a gym and a garden entertainment room with entertainment system and bar. The house is currently up for sale for bids in excess of £1.25million.
Wimborne Road, Colehill, Wimborne – £1,200,000
This late 1940s Wimborne estate is a generously sized home with four bedrooms, three reception rooms and two detached garages. The house also has eco-friendly features with solar panels, solar thermal tubes and an air-source heat pump. Conveniently located in Wimborne, the property is not far from major amenities and has good transport links to Bournemouth and Poole.
Marnhull, Blackmore Vale, Sturminster Newton – £995,000
For just under £1million, this characterful medieval house is in a secluded location tucked away in the village of Marnhull. Located at the end of a dead end lane, the property is traffic free making it a rare and peaceful home.
The house has five bedrooms, four reception rooms and two bathrooms as well as underfloor heating. There is also a 44 foot long hall which provides very spacious ground floor accommodation. The house is for sale at an indicative price of £995,000 and can be found on Rightmove here.
Anderson, Blandford Forum – £995,000
This large family home is nestled in the idyllic village of Anderson in Winterborne Valley, near Blandford Forum. The five bedroom detached house has a south facing garden and panoramic views over the rolling Dorset countryside. The house is listed for just under £1million with a guide price of £995,000.
Halls Road, Lytchett Matravers – £950,000
For sale at an RRP of £950,000, this stylish home by Lytchett Matravers features an open plan living-dining room with an included breakfast bar. The house has character with exposed brick walls and wooden beams to give the house a rustic feel. The property is decently sized with three generous bedrooms and bathrooms as well as a paved patio and private lawned garden.
Upper Seaway, Charmouth – £895,000
This property is a renovated 1930’s style house which offers panoramic sea views. The detached property has four bedrooms – two of them with en-suite bathrooms – and a large veranda, making it a family home of ideal size. The house is adorned with charming 1930s features and is even large enough to have a small grand piano, making for a bright music room. Patio doors open onto the rear garden and wrap around the lawn with lovely views across the area.
Brit View Road, West Bay, Bridport – £850,000
For those looking for stunning views of the Jurassic Coast, this duplex bungalow might be ideal. Prospective owners can enjoy panoramic views of Portland and the famous Golden Cliffs of the West. Inside there are plenty of modern features with a stylish open plan lounge and dining area. The bungalow is a decent size with three bedrooms and three bathrooms.
Broadway House, 1 Silver Street, Lyme Regis – £850,000
This Grade II listed Georgian townhouse is a centrally located three storey townhouse in Lyme Regis town centre. There are three bedrooms, including a master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, as well as a spacious, open-plan kitchen/dining room.
Inside, the house also combines modern furniture with period features, giving character to the property. It also offers panoramic views of the coastline.
Snow Hill, Bere Regis, Wareham – £799,000
According to the Rightmove listing, this three bedroom bungalow is a ‘must see’ property with stunning views of Woodbury Hill and the rolling Dorset countryside. Most impressive are the large front and rear gardens, although it also has a double garage and driveway parking. It is ideally located in the heart of Bere Regis and within walking distance of major amenities.
Southbourne Road, Southbourne – £790,000
Believed to be a late Victorian property dating back to 1897, this four-bedroom home has many attractive features, including a charming library under the stairs. However, that’s not the only magical feature, as the house has a hidden door that leads to the downstairs mudroom.
Located in the sought after area of Southbourne, the house has panoramic sea views and is only 800m from the cliff top. It is also a stone’s throw from the main amenities and restaurants.
Whincroft Close, Ferndown – £700,000
This substantial detached bungalow is ideally located in a quiet little cul-de-sac away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Inside, three bedrooms and two reception rooms. Outside is a sunny garden, ideal for soaking up the rays as the summer months approach.
East Street, Beamster – £700,000
The second property on our list to be a Grade II listed house, this Beaminster home offers charming features such as exposed beams and brick walls, but is in need of updating. The property is considered to be of historical and architectural significance and is located in the heart of the city centre.
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