DOMVS estate agency in Puddletown has been selling and letting homes since 2005 via its nearby Dorchester office, on South Street. DOMVS has a good selection of property to buy in Puddletown, as well as property to rent in Puddletown and provides a choice of three easy ways to get a free valuation for either selling or letting your property.
Properties in Puddletown had an overall average price of £350,625 over the last year.
The majority of sales in Puddletown during the last year were semi-detached properties, selling for an average price of £320,833. Detached properties sold for an average of £440,000.
Overall, sold prices in Puddletown over the last year were 9% up on the previous year and 4% up on the 2008 peak of £335,733.
Source: Rightmove. Last updated 11/23
On the banks of the River Piddle, just over four miles from Dorchester, the large village of Puddletown was originally known, more logically, as ‘Piddletown’ and is recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086. Due to the connotation later associated with the word ‘piddle’, the name of the village was officially changed to Puddletown by the local council – supposedly rather begrudgingly – in the late 1950s.
Like many places in Dorset, Puddletown served as inspiration for Thomas Hardy; it is the village on which ‘Weatherbury’ was based in his novel ‘Far from the Madding Crowd’. Human activity around Puddletown is evidenced long before Hardy’s time, by 30 prehistoric long barrows, later Celtic strip lynchets and early 17th Century water meadows. Within the village itself are no less than 56 buildings listed by Historic England as being of historic or architectural interest, including the Grade I listed Waterston Manor and Church of St Mary.
Today, Puddletown is a popular, well-equipped village offering a real sense of community. Amenities include first and middle schools, a highly-regarded public house, a local store/post office, village hall, recreation ground, community library, doctors and veterinary surgeries and even an antiquarian bookshop. On the outskirts of the village, Athelhampton House and Gardens, one of England’s finest Tudor manors, is not to be missed, and expansive Puddletown Forest provides endless outdoor escapism opportunities for mountain bikers, dog-walkers and families alike.
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.
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.