DOMVS estate agency in Abbotsbury has been selling and letting homes since 2005 via its nearby Preston office. DOMVS has a good selection of property to buy in Abbotsbury, as well as property to rent in Abbotsbury and provides a choice of three easy ways to get a free valuation for either selling or letting your property.
Properties in Abbotsbury had an overall average price of £433,400 over the last year.
The majority of sales in Abbotsbury during the last year were terraced properties, selling for an average price of £396,750. Detached properties sold for an average of £580,000.
Overall, sold prices in Abbotsbury over the last year were 20% down on the previous year and 11% down on the 2019 peak of £488,773.
Source: Rightmove. Last updated 12/23
Among the rolling Dorset hills, in a valley with a unique, temperate microclimate, is the small village of Abbotsbury. As beautiful as the National Landscape within which is sits, Abbotsbury is the perfect example of a ‘picture postcard’ village. Its main street, lined with stone cottages, widens to what was once a central market square, still the heart of the village and location of Strangways Hall, several independent shops and tearooms, and one of Abbotsbury’s two characterful pubs.
Just a mile from Chesil Beach and the Fleet Lagoon (all part of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site), Abbotsbury also has a long-standing relationship with the sea, which began with the arrival of Saxon pirates in 500 AD. Throughout its history of times of both prosperity and hardship, chief village industries included fishing, net and ropemaking, though in 1752, the London Journal proclaimed that “all the people of Abbotsbury, including the vicar, are thieves, smugglers and plunderers of wrecks”. Mackerel fisherman can still be found on the Abbotsbury stretch of Chesil Beach just about 365 days a year, served by a bait and tackle shop in the village itself.
As well as its beauty and history, Abbotsbury is famous for its Swannery and Subtropical Gardens, both now popular visitor attractions. The former, first recorded in 1393, was originally a source of food for the abbey monks, and is now the largest managed colony of nesting Mute Swans in the world. Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens began life as kitchen garden planted by the Countess of Ilchester for the nearby castle (since destroyed by fire) in 1765. Over the years, the gardens grew to 20-acres filled with exotic plants, many newly discovered species when they were first introduced. The site includes formal, informal and walled gardens as well as woodland walks, and plays host to numerous events (and weddings!) throughout the year.
Born and bred in Dorset, Sophie has a lifelong passion for property and gets great pleasure from helping buyers and sellers move into their dream homes. Sophie’s two working cocker spaniels, Crumpet and Truffle, are the perfect companions for exploring Dorset’s stunning coastline and countryside.
Katie’s passion for property started at a young age; being brought up in the countryside within the farming community, she has always been familiar with the lettings world. Katie has multiple years’ experience and takes great pleasure in providing a high-level service, ensuring that the rental process is stress free for both Landlords and tenants. Outside of work, Katie enjoys watching rugby and supporting her family’s charity.
Shireen’s passion for property along with her client-first mentality and commitment to upholding personal ethics have been the defining foundations of her career. Having a front-row seat through so many of her clients’ milestone moments, is the driving factor in Shireen’s experienced and successful career.
Whilst joining DOMVS in 2019, Greg has over 35 years in the business: with 16 years as a main board director of a large regional firm. He and his wife, Vicki, have between them five children all but grown up and thoroughly enjoy living in this wonderful part of the world.