Having first been settled in prehistoric times, Dorchester has a fascinating history, with some of the country’s best preserved Roman ruins. At our upcoming Dorchester Retirement Living development, Casterbridge Court, you can own your own apartment just minutes from this bustling market town centre.
Casterbridge Court will have 44 apartments, with both one- and two-beds available. Beautiful design will combine seamlessly with practicality to make your life easier, from ample storage to raised sockets and appliances. Some apartments will even have their own balconies where you can enjoy the peace and serenity of your own space. And for socialising with your fellow homeowners, there’ll be a cosy communal lounge as well as wonderfully landscaped gardens.
Safety, security and accessibility are of utmost importance to us. If you have an issue, the House Manager will be available during office hours and there’ll be a 24/7 call system for emergencies. A camera entry system will ensure security throughout the development, and lifts to all floors means the development will be fully accessibly to all.
A wealth of amenities sit on the doorstep of Casterbridge Court. Within a 15-minute walk you can reach the local supermarket, medical centre, pharmacy, fitness centre and library, as well as various banks, shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants. The town is also served by a great bus service, as well as two train stations.
- This development is under construction
- A wealth of museums, eateries and cultural offerings on your doorstep
- Excellent access to bus and rail services
- Car parking and scooter room
- Pets allowed
- Beautiful landscaped gardens
- House Manager
- Communal lounge
- Guest suite
- Lifts to all floors
- Camera entry system
- 24/7 call system
- Cycle store
- Intruder alarm
What you can expect to pay
Take a look through our Retirement Living service charge costs.
Each year, we help residents set the budget that they need for retirement. Although we cannot guarantee that our Retirement Living service charges will remain the same for year to year, our many statutory safeguards will remain in place, to ensure that your opinions are recognised and acknowledged when defining budgets.
*Please note that not all the listed costs below apply for our Retirement Living properties. Also, our charges are calculated on an average sized development. You can find more information on our service charges here and for full details on a specific development please speak to your sales consultant.
About Casterbridge Court
Enjoy all the benefits of a McCarthy & Stone retirement community without having to sell your property. You can move in quickly, knowing there’s long-term security with one of our Assured Tenancies and settle in to your new home with minimum fuss. A rent to buy option is also available, so you can really try the lifestyle before you buy.
Part buy, part rent
Enjoy the lifestyle without committing to the full purchase price, giving you more financial flexibility for the future.
Living in Dorchester
Home to the birthplace of the Victorian novelist and poet Thomas Hardy - a beautiful and secluded cottage where you can discover more about the Hardy's beginnings - Dorchester has much to tell of the life and work of this literary master. Follow the Thomas Hardy Trail to find out more about his education, see delightful collections of Hardy memorabilia and admire some of the many Dorchester buildings associated with his novels and characters.
Dorchester's many museums lead you from the prehistoric era to modern day. The Terracotta Warriors Museum, the Dinosaur Museum, The Roman Town House and The Keep Military Museum are just some of the many fascinating museums and sites the town has to offer.
If you like a good mystery, Maumbury Rings is a must see. Having stood for nearly five thousand years, the original function of this monument is still unknown, although several theories do exist. Come and discover the henge for yourself and put your own theory to the test. And, in summer, enjoy one of the many free music events hosted there, including the Dorchester Arts Festival, battle re-enactments and even open air performances of Shakespeare.
For a spot of shopping or to catch up with friends, head to Brewery Square. The historic Dorchester Brewery site has been converted into a cosmopolitan hub of eateries, leisure facilities and independent businesses. Enjoy great food, fabulous shopping and spectacular events in this cultural and retail hotspot.
- Bus stop
- Post Office
The development is located on London Road, 0.7 miles from the centre of Dorchester.
In the local area, there is a Waitrose 0.3 miles from the development, as well as a Boots Pharmacy and bank branches.
There are many attractions within 0.6 miles, including museums and a cinema. You’ll also find many shops and cafés under 1.5 miles away.
Getting to Location
If you are using a Sat Nav system you may need the full address of this development. The postcode may be newly created by Royal Mail and may not be accurate for some months.