Find your ideal new home in Shaftesbury, an idyllic Dorset town.
Saxon Grange offers a selection of stunning three, four and five-bedroom homes in Shaftesbury, Dorset. Enjoying a picturesque hilltop position between Salisbury and Yeovil, Shaftesbury is one of the oldest and highest towns in Britain. Filled with old stone buildings and independent businesses, the town is also home to Gold Hill, the picturesque cobbled street with stunning far-reaching views made famous by Ridley Scott's 1973 advert for Hovis bread. Cranborne Chase AONB is also just a stone's throw away, with beautiful scenery to explore.
Living in a new home at Saxon Grange you'll be less than a mile from the historic centre of Shaftesbury with its fantastic shops, attractions and services. Residents will also benefit from provisions including an outdoor recreational space and contributions to local schools, transport and primary care services.
Could this be the perfect setting for your new home?
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1 available | 3 bedroom detached house
3 available | 5 bedroom detached house
Shaftesbury provides ample retail offerings, with everything you need for day-to-day life and more. High street brands include Boots, Holland & Barratt and several banks, and there's a Tesco superstore less than a mile from the development. The town is also awash with independently-owned stores, from gift shops and greengrocers, to florists and fashion boutiques, along with a range of tempting cafes, bars and restaurants, plus the excellent deli. The weekly market is full of edible delights, and the local medical centre and hospital are a reassuring presence.
Moving to Shaftesbury you'll be joining a friendly and vibrant community, with a host of events and attractions. Support local artists at Swans Yard, enjoy theatre, comedy, films, music and workshops at Shaftesbury Arts Centre, visit Shaftesbury Abbey Museum for some history, or take a peaceful walk through the Abbey gardens. Leisure facilities include the tennis club, leisure pool, gyms, sports clubs and snooker halls. Last but not least, the annual Festival of Food and Drink is a chance to enjoy local produce and craft, live music, a band, dancing, and the famous Cheese Racing on Gold Hill.
Families with children will be well-catered for thanks to Shaftesbury's selection of schools. There are several nurseries in the town, and Shaftesbury CofE Primary School and The Abbey CofE Primary School are both less than a half-hour walk away. Just 0.4 miles away from Saxon Grange is Shaftesbury School, a secondary school and sixth form which also offers boarding, and the neighbouring town of Gillingham, around 5 miles away, hosts more primary schools and a secondary school.
Though its beautiful setting is one of its main draws, Shaftesbury does benefit from good road links – set between Yeovil and Salisbury, both large towns are around a 45-minute drive away. There's also a good local bus network, which includes routes to the nearest train station 4 miles away in Gillingham. From there you can catch direct trains to Yeovil, Salisbury, Exeter and even London Waterloo (2 hours).
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