The leaves are now crisp and brown, and the temperature is steadily dropping, marking the move from autumn into winter. Living in Dorset there are a multitude of fantastic walks to enjoy. Check out these Dorset homes currently on the market with inspiring walks on their doorstep, perfect to enjoy in any season!
Sutton Poyntz, Weymouth
The Property: Sutton Poyntz, Weymouth
This spacious property is nestled at the end of a short cul-de-sac in the heart of the highly desirable Sutton Poyntz. Requiring modernisation throughout, but benefitting hugely from a generous plot, the property represents the perfect blank canvas for someone looking to put their own stamp on a potentially excellent family home.
The Walk: Osmington, White Horse, Sutton Poyntz
This short walk climbs onto White Horse Hill using the South West Coast Path (inland option). The White Horse can be seen on the hillside from the A353 and is popular landmark in the area. Grand views towards the sea are the reward for the climb. The route continues by visiting the village of Sutton Poyntz before returning across the fields to the start.
The Property: Love Lane, Weymouth
The quintessential character cottage in the heart of Weymouth. Beautifully presented, in a convenient spot near the harbour, the property oozes character, making it the perfect holiday let or bolthole.
The Walk: Nothe Gardens & Rodwell Trail (https://www.southwestcoastpath.org.uk/walksdb/627/)
Follow this walk for sea, forts, castles and old railway lines and a wide range of wildlife too! One of the joys of Weymouth and Portland is its diverse range of habitats.
Toller Pocorum, Dorset
The Property: The Byre, Toller Porcorum
In an unspoilt valley in the heart of West Dorset, The Byre lies about two miles from the sought-after village of Toller Pocorum. Nestling in unspoilt, gently undulating Dorset countryside, this former cow stall has been sympathetically and imaginatively converted into a light and airy, truly well-presented, single storey, country property. Completed to an exacting standard with predominately solid oak flooring, vaulted ceilings, exposed beam and stonework, together with part underfloor heating and a woodburning stove, this adorable home enjoys considerable character, which entices you the minute you arrive.
Starting at the Kingcombe Wildlife Centre there are two marked trails across the reserve which can be followed as a short circular walk in the centre of the reserve or as a longer circular walk (click here for leaflet and map). Should you wish to walk further there are also two long distance trails cross the site – Jubilee Trail (Footpath) & Wessex Ridgeway (Bridleway).
The Property: Ramsay Cottage, Cattistock
A delightful cottage, enjoying far reaching uninterrupted views over adjoining farmland to the gently undulating countryside beyond. A much-loved family home for over 30 years, this charming village property has retained considerable character and is located in the ever popular and thriving village of Cattistock.
The Walk: Chalmington, Chantmarle and Wraxall.
The countryside to the north of Cattistock is most notable for its variety as it crosses from little valley into little valley, providing constantly changing landscapes to enjoy. Starting and finishing in Cattistock means you have a great pub in the village for a rewarding lunch or a drink stop, the Fox and Hounds Inn www.foxandhoundsinn.com
The Property: West Street, Wareham
A Grade II * listed Georgian property with the elegance of a bygone era, having large rooms and high ceilings but with contemporary additions; situated in the heart of the riverside market town of Wareham and within its historic Saxon walls. The property maintains many of its original features and has undergone extensive renovation by the present owners.
The Walk: Wareham Town Walls Walk
Wareham Town Walls were originally built in Saxon times to defend the town from Viking attacks. This circular walk follows the walls around the town.
Wareham Walls surround the heart of the town on three sides and date from the 9th century. The Walls (now grassy, earth mounds) are managed to improve the local wildlife. For example, the grass is cut at certain times of the year to allow plants to flower, which benefits a variety of butterflies.
Sturminster Marshall, Dorset
The Property: South Oak Barn, Sturminster Marshall
This is a truly amazing house, set in utterly captivating old Dorset countryside, and sympathetically styled to sit in harmony with its surroundings.
A superb barn conversion, light and airy with four double bedrooms, it perfectly integrates the inside with the outside, seamlessly blending with its surroundings and creating a wonderful sense of space and light.
This circular pub walk, from The Golden Fox in Sturminster Marshall, is a 3-mile loop trail located near Sturminster Marshall, Dorset, England that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and bird watching.
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