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Dorchester House Removals
Dorchester is the County Town of Dorset. The historic market town is picturesque, with cobbled streets and architecture hailing from times gone by. Dorchester lies on the banks of the River Frome, in the Frome Valley, just south of the Dorset Downs.
With the Dorset Downs on the doorstep, Dorchester is a fantastic location for those who prefer to spend their time outdoors, whether it be walking, cycling or horseback riding.
Moving to Dorchester
Dorchester’s DT1 postcode is the most desirable postcode in the UK. A lot of sales in Dorchester are of flats and apartments, which are selling for an average of £181,713. Terraced properties are also popular and are selling for an average of £245,424, whilst detached properties are fetching £398,036.
The average property price in Dorchester is £254,784. This is cheaper than nearby areas such as Poundbury, Preston, and Puddletown.
The Britannia Leatherbarrows of Dorset office is located just 45 minutes from Dorchester, in Christchurch. We can help alleviate the stress associated with moving, and help your move to or from areas in Dorset as smooth as possible. We also offer a variety of storage services should your needs require it.
Thomas Hardy and Dorchester
The most famous resident of Dorchester is undoubtedly novelist and poet Thomas Hardy. Born in a delightful thatched cottage in Upper Bockhampton, which was built by his grandfather, the property was left to the National Trust by Thomas Hardy’s younger sister.
Undoubtedly inspired by the class system of Victorian England within which he was brought up, Thomas Hardy went on to pen classics such as Tess of the D’Urbervilles and Far from the Madding Crowd. In all his novels set in the South West of England, Hardy refers to the area as fictional Wessex. Hardy used this pseudonym as a way to describe the “partly real, partly dream-country”.
Transport Links Dorchester
Dorchester has two train stations, Dorchester West and Dorchester South. Dorchester South is served by South West Trains, and the station lies on the route between London Waterloo and Weymouth station. Trains from Dorchester South to London Waterloo take just over 2 hours 30 minutes and trains to Weymouth take 13 minutes.
Dorchester West sits on the line between Bristol Temple Meads and Weymouth. Trains to Bristol Temple Meads take 2 hours 10 minutes at their quickest.
There are a number of local bus services and taxis in Dorchester, making travel in the area and further afield extremely easy.
For those wishing to visit the seaside town of Weymouth, a 12-minute spin down the A354 is all that is needed.