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Are You Thinking of Moving to Dorset in 2021?

Posted on January 28, 2021 by Shaun Vallance
Are You Thinking of Moving to Dorset in 2021?

Whether it’s the charm of a seaside city like Bournemouth, a smaller coastal town like Lyme Regis, a pretty unspoilt market town along the lines of Bridport or a wilder stretch of coastline such as that around Eype, the appeal of the county of Dorset has been dramatically enhanced for many people after enduring lockdown in London and other international cities. If you’re thinking of taking the plunge and moving to Dorset this year, you’re not alone. Of course, it’s not as easy as snapping your fingers and making a wish, but there’s no reason why you can’t do it with the right planning and forethought in place.

What are the Popular Places to Move to in Dorset?

In addition to those already mentioned, there’s a wide array of enchanting locations throughout the county. Quaint, olde-worlde villages such as Charminster are popular with retirees, as is the seaside town of Weymouth. And the town of Shaftesbury, another top pick for the more mature mover, is instantly recognisable for its famous cobbled street, Gold Hill, a location which, for many years, was used to depict the north of England in TV commercials for Hovis.

Bridport is a bustling market town with a thriving arts, culture and food scene. It’s close to the Jurassic Coast and, although it has plenty of its own amenities, it’s a short drive away from the bigger towns, like Dorchester. Along with Poole, famous for its natural harbour and beaches, it’s a good choice for young professionals.

Dorchester is a convenient, well-connected county town and a great option for families, partly because of its excellent reputation for schools. And on the outskirts of Dorchester you’ll find Poundbury, the new town which, thanks to its regency-style architecture, has a sweeping grandeur and old-fashioned charm. 

This is just a small fraction of the wonderful places you can find in Dorset. Don’t forget to look into Christchurch, Southborne, Blandford Forum, Charminster and Ferndown.

Why are People Moving to Dorset?

As we’ve already seen, the COVID-19 pandemic has ushered a lot of people out of the capital and the country’s other big cities, in search of the kind of larger properties with gardens that might have made their lockdown experience less gruelling, particularly if they have children. Now, almost a year on, we’ve endured second and third lockdowns and a system of tiered restrictions; the yearning for space and freedom has only got more intense. Noisy streets with cramped living conditions no longer seem a price worth paying to be able to live in London. Young, upwardly-mobile professionals, families and retirees are looking more and more to the kind of counties that can give them a life with fresh air and plenty of room and Dorset has the advantage of being on the coast, too.

Finding Your Property in Dorset

After that hellish 2020, no wonder people are eager to find their Dorset dream-home. Of course, at the moment, virtual viewings are the best way to get started. Physical viewings come with a variety of complications and precautions but are obviously a necessity before you make any firm decisions. If you’re selling up, consider renting somewhere in the county first, so that you’re suitably placed for getting fully acquainted with the area before you put down roots.

 Dorset Removals and Storage Services

It’s almost impossible to move house without requiring a removals company – people have often learned the hard way that doing it on their own leads to damaged possessions, patchy insurance and exhaustion. At Woods, we can bring the better part of two centuries of experience to your move – decades upon decades of expertise far in excess of our competitors. We know the county of Dorset extremely well, and will make sure we chart the most efficient course from A to B to get your belongings to your property as quickly and efficiently as possible. Find out more about large and small moves with Woods today.

We’ve been helping many people move to Dorset in the last year and the majority of them find that our storage services are an asset to their moving experience. Our four varieties of storage are domestic storage; metal container storage; commercial archive storage; and a facility for large loose items. People moving house usually find that our domestic and container storage are the kinds most complementary to their overall needs.

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