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A Busy Dorset New Homes Market Right Now

Posted 9 July 2021 by Keith Osborne

The WhatHouse? team has collated some of the latest news and deals offered on new homes across Dorset...

Dorset is a picturesque county benefitting from beautiful countryside and a World Heritage site along its dramatic coastline, as well as some thriving towns and cities and much-loved villages. While much admired for its history and natural beauty, it is also seeing a range of new homes being constructed to suit a wide buyer market.

The WhatHouse? team has brought together some of the latest news about new homes in Dorset.

A brand new collection of apartments will be launching in Bournemouth with a first chance to reserve at an event taking place on Friday 9, Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 July. West Cliff Mansions (WCM) is located on Hahnemann Road and are the result of a partnership between BCP Council and national urban regenerator Muse Developments. Each of the one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments are finished to a high standard with open-plan kitchen/living/dining spaces as well as access to their own outside space in the form of a private terrace or balcony.

West Cliff MansionsWest Cliff Mansions

Toby Marden, senior development manager for Bournemouth Development Company, said: “We are very excited to be delivering this new collection of homes in Bournemouth. This is our fourth residential scheme and follows on from the successful completion earlier in the year of 46 homes at Treetops on St Stephens Road. We have already had lots of interest, so we are delighted to be able to announce our official launch starting on the 9th of July.”

West Cliff Mansions is located just a short walk from the clifftop and the centre of Bournemouth, with the A35 easily accessible and Bournemouth train station just over a mile away, offering regular commuter services to Southampton, Basingstoke, Winchester and London Waterloo.

The homes will be available to reserve off-plan, with a show home expected for late autumn 2021. The first homes are due to be ready to move in to in late spring 2022. Attendance at the launch event is strictly by appointment only. Strict COVID measures will be in place and the sales team will advise attendees of these measures, at the time of booking an appointment. Find out more at [email protected] or visit www.westcliffmansions.com .

Also in Bournemouth, and launched in September 2020, over 60% of homes now reserved at The Wessex, a development from Inland Homes. This collection of one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments is located just minutes from the town’s seven miles of sandy beach. With some properties available to move into now, the full range of properties of different sizes, layouts and designs is due to be complete by Autumn this year.

The WessexThe Wessex

Vicki Noon, sales and marketing director at Inland Homes, commented: “Considering the amount of time and money buyers invest into their homes, it is important that owners feel that the property is well suited to meet their individual preferences. Designed to maximise comfort and function, our range of properties at The Wessex are ideal for the modern homebuyer.”

One example of the homes available is Plot 55, on the first floor and has a spacious open-plan kitchen/living/dining area complete with contemporary kitchen units, as well as a selection of integrated appliances including a steel oven, ceramic hob, fridge/freezer and a dishwasher. The living space is surrounded by large windows that flood the room in natural lighting. The modern bathroom enjoys white sanitaryware, as well as a panelled bath with a full-height shower. A main bedroom hosts its own private en suite, and the second bedroom is also suitably spacious. The property comes complete with a private balcony.

All residents have access to peaceful landscaped communal gardens and secure parking facilities. Prices at The Wessex currently start at £220,000. Find out more at www.inlandhomes.co.uk.

Barratt Homes has just released a new three-bedroom home for sale at its Quarter Jack Park development. Plot 270 is called the ‘Moresby’. It’s a double-fronted house type and has a WC and useful storage cupboard off the hallway. To one side is the kitchen/dining room with French doors to the garden, on the other side a double-aspect lounge with lots of space and natural light. Bedroom one is a double room with en suite shower room, bedroom two is another double and bedroom three is a single that would make a perfect home office or studio. The first floor is completed by the family bathroom. This home comes with parking and is priced from £385,000.

‘Moresby’The ‘Moresby’ (right) at Quarter Jack Park

There’s lots of green space on the doorstep and for families, the Ofsted 'Outstanding' schools nearby are a big plus. The town centre is close by and there are excellent transport links to Bournemouth, Poole and Southampton. The New Forest National Park is less than 20 minutes away by car.

Quarter Jack Park offers two- and three-bedroom homes with prices starting at £320,500 and Help to Buy available on all properties up to £349,000. Find out more from Barratt Homes.

Pennyfarthing Homes has just released a collection of apartments at its Potters Wood development in Verwood. It’s proven very popular, with a number of units already reserved, but there are still a couple of one-bedroom homes available there, one on the first floor and one on the second, priced from £180,000. They have a triple-aspect, open-plan kitchen/dining/living room with feature bay window, a double bedroom, bathroom and sizeable storage cupboard off the hallway.

Potters WoodPotters Wood

The site has its own designated Suitable Alternative Natural Greenspace (SANG), which means surroundings of places to walk, cycle or relax, just a stone’s throw from the front door, with all the benefits of reduced noise and air pollution. Verwood is a well-served town with some village community charm and is on the bordering of the New Forest and within easy reach of the sandy beaches of the South Coast. The A31 is five miles away and leads to Bournemouth, Poole and Southampton. The nearest train station is at Christchurch.

For more living space, there is still a range of three- and four-bedroom houses currently for sale at Potters Wood, with prices ranging from £410,000 to £580,000. Find out more from Pennyfarthing Homes.

Acorn Property Group has also seen keen interest in its apartments in Dorset, with only two of nine now remaining for sale at Harbour Lofts on a sought-after quayside location in Poole. At £525,000 is Plot 7, on the third floor. This is a very spacious property with bedroom one a large double with en suite and a window onto the terrace. Bedroom two is also a double and there’s a dedicated home study too, as well as a bathroom and very large storage cupboard off the hallway. The open-plan kitchen/dining/living room offers flexible space and double doors to the private terrace.

Harbour LoftsHarbour Lofts

For a little more luxury, Plot 9 is the penthouse, priced at £650,000. This has a similar layout to Apartment 7, and its own private terrace with views over the water, but has the bonus of a mezzanine level with another living area.

These properties have a desirable waterside location and are within walking distance of Poole’s historic old town and on the doorstep of many local bars and restaurants. Find out more about Harbour Lofts from Acorn Property Group.

There’s a further choice of apartments in Poole at Canaway Court, in the town centre. It’s a seven-storey, contemporary-design building that has studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom units, with prices currently ranging from £135,000 to £445,950, offering something for a whole range of requirements and budgets. Specification includes fitted kitchens with integrated appliances Porcelanosa tiles in the bathrooms, LED downlights throughout and modern timber-effect flooring.

All residents will be close to the well-served town centre with its array of shops, cafés, restaurants and leisure/recreation venues. The marinas and transport links are also close by. Find out more from Black Gold Developments.


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