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Whether you’re looking for a new house by the sea, nestled in rolling countryside or in a coastal town or city, Dorset is the county for you. Thanks to great transport links, whichever you choose you’ll be able to enjoy all that the area has to offer from your new Persimmon home.

Buying a new home in Dorset

Dorset offers some of the UK’s most picturesque scenery, from countryside to coastline, as well as cosmopolitan towns and cities. The county is steeped in history and culture and has great transport connections to the rest of the country. If you’re a retiree, a family or are looking to rightsize, you’ll find your ideal new home in Dorset with Persimmon.

Our locations in Dorset

Living in Dorset

Outstanding Natural Beauty all around

Nearly half of Dorset is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This accounts for over 1000 square kilometres for you to enjoy from your new Persimmon home. This ranges from the rolling hills of the Blackmore Vale in the north of the county to the UNESCO World Heritage Site Jurassic Coast, where you can find the beautiful town of Lyme Regis. Standout locations include Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove, Corfe Castle and the famous chalk giant at Cerne Abbas.

With the increased emphasis on finding a good work-life balance, Dorset has become a popular choice for homebuyers. A great transport network means that you’ll be well connected to these outstanding locations so you can get out, decompress or spend quality time with your family whenever you want.

An outstanding education

If you’re moving within Dorset with children, there are plenty of great options for their education. There are a range of primary and secondary schools ranked as Outstanding by Ofsted, the highest rating possible. There are also two special schools that have been rated as Outstanding in the county.

For further education and adult education courses, there’s a wide range of options. Bournemouth University is one of the top 100 young universities in the world and has a broad selection of courses on offer. Specialist institutions include AECC University College, for health sciences, the Arts University Bournemouth, and Kingston Maurward for land-based studies. Both Bournemouth and Poole College and Weymouth College provide opportunities for school leavers, those looking to progress their career or just study for fun.

Whether moving with your family, looking to study for work or just wanting to learn for the enjoyment of it, all the opportunities are within easy reach of a new home.

Our new homes in Dorset

Persimmon has homes available across Dorset, including in Sherborne, Shaftesbury and Weymouth. Explore our available houses and contact our friendly customer services team to find out more.