Retirement Properties in Dorset

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Weymouth Harbour in Dorset at sunset

RETIREMENT LIVING IN DORSET

If you’re looking for a coastal retirement, Dorset is hard to beat. You’ll find soft sands and safe swimming in Weymouth, clear waters in Swanage, immense views at West Bay and breathtaking beauty at Sandbanks, near Poole – one of the most desirable places to live in the world.

With over half of the county in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, it's no wonder that our retirement properties in Dorset are so popular. From your new home you can explore a thousand acres of woodland, navigate trails and enjoy outdoor activities at Moors Valley Country Park and Forest. Wildlife adventures include taking llamas for a walk at New House Farm in Mosterton, seeing the swans at the 600-year-old Abbotsbury Swannery, visiting the unique Brownsea Island, where you'll find rare red squirrels and a huge variety of birds, or strolling through the award-winning gardens of Bournemouth - which of course also has a beautiful beach.

Discover The Old Market Retirement Village in Wimborne, Dorset

Discover The Old Market Retirement Village in Wimborne, Dorset

Our brand new retirement village under construction in Wimborne will feature stunning retirement bungalows, chalet bungalows and apartments, all set within a beautiful village green. Enjoy independent living at Market House — featuring stylish, self-contained apartments located within our Old Market retirement village. Should you prefer a retirement bungalow, The Old Market Gardens offers beautiful homes to enjoy within our retirement village community in Wimborne.

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Corfe Castle ruins in Dorset

SURROUNDING AREAS

Fitness enthusiasts have 5,000 footpaths to explore as well as over 40 golf courses and more than 20 tennis clubs. Plus you can sail, windsurf, swim or snorkel your way across the entire Jurassic Coast.

History buffs will delight in fossil hunting along the coast and exploring the many interesting buildings, like the ruins of Corfe Castle, the Grade I listed Forde Abbey, or the restored shell of the 17th century Lulworth Castle. You’ll also find 300 military vehicles on display at the Tank Museum and life-sized prehistoric animals at the award-winning Dinosaur Museum.

Sound tempting? Explore our coastal retirement properties for sale in Dorset to make the move to this gorgeous county.

Old Harry Rocks, Dorset

COMMUNITY

From ancient hill forts to ruined castles, you'll discover a huge number of intriguing historical sites and museums across the county. You can see a thousand years of history at the ruins of Corfe Castle, take a tour of the Grade I listed Forde Abbey, or see the restored shell of the 17th century Lulworth Castle. In addition, you'll find almost 300 military vehicles on display at the Tank Museum and life-sized reconstructions at the award-winning Dinosaur Museum.

Dorset’s towns are packed with vibrant local communities. Bournemouth alone receives over half a million visitors each year thanks to its fantastic attractions and warm hospitality, so you certainly won’t struggle to make new friends. It’s no wonder locals refer to it as ‘the coast with the most’.

West Bay, Broadchurch, Dorset

ATTRACTIONS

Whether you're looking for seaside resorts or secluded coves, you'll find plenty to explore along the picturesque Dorset coastline. Discover soft sands and safe swimming at the popular beaches of Weymouth, clear waters at the seaside resort of Swanage, or immense views from the high cliffs at West Bay. You can sail, windsurf, swim or snorkel your way across the entire Jurassic Coast – and you might even be lucky enough to find a fossil or two!

You may even find yourself on a television set. Dorset’s coastline is so beautiful that West Bay played a starring role in TV drama Broadchurch, alongside Olivia Colman and David Tennant.

Brownsea Island, Bournemouth

SIGHTS

With over half the county designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, it's no wonder that our retirement properties in Dorset are so popular. From your new home, you can explore a thousand acres of woodland, navigate trails and enjoy outdoor activities at Moors Valley Country Park and Forest. Alternatively, you can take in the expansive views over Devon and Somerset from the county's highest point at Lewesdon Hill, or take a stroll through the diverse gardens of Bournemouth.

If you’re a lover of wildlife, then you can also take llamas for a walk at New House Farm in Mosterton, see colonies of swans at the 600-year-old Abbotsbury Swannery, or take a short trip out to Brownsea Island, where you'll find rare red squirrels and a huge variety of birds.

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