Two Scenic Routes To Explore DOMVS Properties In Dorset
Dorset is home to some of Britain’s – and the world’s! – most picturesque and breath-taking landmarks, but whether you live here or you’re just visiting, the plethora of sights to visit can become daunting. There is a lot to see on the way, including some of our gorgeous properties that are on the market right now.
Where do I start? What areas should I prioritise? How do I find directions? When is the best time to visit? Find out more below.
The South West 660 is an organization that believes in and encourages the exploration of local landmarks in the South West and has curated an ‘iconic road trip’ that follows the beautiful coastline of south west England with 12 unique locations. Our personal favourites that we’re featuring today are the Sandbanks to Weymouth and Weymouth to Lyme Regis routes which consists of a 40 mile cruise through country roads accompanied by Dorset’s unspoilt vibrant countryside for the whole journey.
Where to begin…
By taking the old chain ferry or the scenic detour, the Isle of Purbeck will be your starting point where you’ll be instantly spoilt with choice; decide between sportier inland or more pictorial coast routes to make the journey perfect for you.
Durdle Door is one of, if not the most, famous stone arches in the world. Interestingly, it was created by the ocean over 10,000 years ago when a severely wind-swept wave struck through the rock.
Simply driving along this coast is breah-taking, but if you wanted to park up and see it up close we would recommend it.
You can choose between the short walk to see the scenic views, or you could don your hiking gear and do the 8.5km hike around the area – your choice!
This home is just a short drive away from local shops, restaurants, and other amenities so it is definitely worth paying a visit. This wonderfully contemporary house has the feel of a Scottish fishing lodge. Superbly placed in 1.45 acres of gardens on the edge of heathland. Owners say, “This is our own private retreat; when we come here we can’t help but relax.”
On to the next stop…
Taka a trip down to Corfe Castle and visit the rich history that encompasses the area. Corfe Castle’s ruins provide one of Dorset’s most photogenic panoramas. Be sure to take your camera or smartphone ready to snap some pictures, particularly at sunset.
Did you know? Corfe Castle was one of the first stone castles in the United Kingdom; most earlier castles were built with wood and earth. The surrounding landscape has many Bronze Age burial sites, and the area around Corfe Castle has been occupied for thousands of years, so this ancient landmark is definitely worth taking a visit on the 660 tour.
As you’re in the area…
This property (above) is accepting offers over £950,000 and lies within the very heart of Corfe Castle, just minutes from the castle itself and the steam railway station. The charming village shop is also only a short walk away, and full of just about everything you could need. If you fancy a walk along the beach, the coasts of Studland and Swanage are just a short drive away.
While you’re in the area we would definitely recommend you visit this breath-taking property (above) in Wareham. This remarkable and enchanting Grade II listed cottage has a long history in Corfe Castle. We believe the front part of the house could be an Anglo-Saxon Long House, and part of the back of the house, which was the old stable, dates back around 300 years. Accepting offers over £650,000, this property is full of charm and character, with a lovely, homely feel to it.
Where next? Is there another gorgeous route I can take?
Of course! This 17-mile-long organic route of Chesil Beach consists of over 180 million pebbles and stones and has remained untouched except from nature, so you can experience it as it was thousands of years ago.
Moving on down…
While you’re in the area, why not take a gander at this breath-taking family home, listed for £460,000, on Chesil View (above) with gorgeous panoramic sea views over the Jurassic Coast with a price of . Chesil View is the latest development constructed by Bracken Developments Ltd, a highly regarded private housebuilder that has been building quality developments in Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire for over 40 years.
Take a look at Lyme Regis…
Lyme Regis features some lovely painted cottages that direct you back up a sheltered valley from the beaches, harbours and seafood restaurant. Also known as the ‘Pearl of Dorset’, Lyme Regis lies alongside the English channel along the Dorset and Devon border.
Why not take a detour?
This is Swanage – one of the most packed-with-attractions areas on our list. This old town perfectly mixes the natural beauty landscapes with a picturesque quaint town featuring an old train service still running through the centre! While there is so much to do here, if you fancied a change, you are only a 3 mile walk from the iconic white chalk Old Harry Rocks which are quite a sight to behold!
Relocating to Dorset…
Have any of these breath-taking views inspired a new dream to relocate? DOMVS Estate Agents in Dorset provides in-depth relocation support to those seeking a new life in Dorset. Whether a coastal or country move, DOMVS will help get you relocated, seamlessly. For further information, visit our relocations page.