The countryside in Dorset, South Somerset and West Wiltshire is some of the most beautiful in the United Kingdom with many designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The Jurassic Coast is England's first natural World Heritage Site and comprises 95 miles of stunning coastline, beaches and cliff tops running between East Devon and Dorset. A large variety of sporting and leisure pursuits offer something for everybody including: sailing, fishing, golf, walking, hunting, shooting, fishing, horse riding and racing.
There are many festivals throughout the year but mainly during the spring and summer months. These include Glastonbury, The Lamar Tree Festival, Sturminster Cheese Festival, Sherborne Castle Country Fair, The Bath and West Show, Gillingham and Shaftesbury Show, Dorset County Show, Dorset Chilli Festival, The Great Dorset Steam Fair, Bridport Food Festival, Eat Dorset and the Dorset seafood festival.
Some of the current “in vogue” locations, many renowned for fabulous eateries, are Castle Cary, Bruton, (At The Chapel) Bridport, Beaminster (Bridge House), Frome (Babington House) Sherborne (The Green), Lyme Regis (Hix Oyster and Fish House), Weymouth (Crab House Café), South Petherton and The Donheads.
Property available in Sherborne
Whether you are looking for a striking house in the town centre, or a magnificent country estate in the glorious Dorset/Somerset landscape, Knight Frank can help find the property that's right for you.
Dorset and South Somerset are renowned for their abundance of superb private schools, both single sex and co-ed. The area is also extremely well served with some excellent primary and secondary schools in many of the larger towns.