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Shaftesbury is a picturesque town sitting amidst some of Dorset’s finest countryside. Thanks to a great range of amenities, schools and facilities, it’s a great location for families, retirees and those looking to rightsize.

Buying a new home in Shaftesbury

Shaftesbury is a small town but it punches well above its weight in terms of what it offers residents. With a great range of independent and chain shops, pubs, restaurants, natural space and good amenities, it’s a fantastic location to purchase a new home from Persimmon.

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Living in Shaftesbury

A picturesque town

Shaftesbury’s Gold Hill, a steep cobbled street with ancient houses, was made famous by the Hovis advert. Chosen for its traditional, picturesque appearance, complete with thatched roofs, it’s a good representation of the town. The centre of the town features many ancient buildings that make it a very attractive place to live. It’s also surrounded by gorgeous countryside, sitting on a hill overlooking the Blackmore Vale valley, part of the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Thanks to this, there are endless miles of stunning countryside to explore from your new home in Shaftesbury.

All the amenities you’ll need

The town has a great range of amenities for its size. For shopping, you’ll have large supermarkets, useful chains and a wealth of independent shops, including a butcher, bakery and clothes shops. There are plenty of opportunities to get involved with sports and activities, with football, cricket, archery, swimming and bowling clubs available, as well as a lido and a good choice of parks. For healthcare, there’s a small hospital, a medical centre and a dental surgery. There’s also a choice of nurseries and primary schools and a secondary school. So, from your new home in Shaftesbury, you’ll have easy access to everything you need.

Fantastic food and drink

Shaftesbury has a great range of pubs and restaurants that mean you’ll never be short of somewhere tasty to try or a way to spend an evening. Local favourites include the stylish Grosvenor Hotel, traditional The Half Moon Inn and Chutneys Indian restaurant to give just a few examples. There’s also a wealth of coffee shops and cafes to while away an afternoon and plenty of popular pubs and bars to choose from for an evening out. You’ll be spoiled for choice from your new Persimmon home.

Our new homes in Shaftesbury

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