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Our new build homes in Shaftesbury offer the perfect blend of modern design and an idyllic rural setting in Dorset. Living in a new home in Shaftesbury you can enjoy the energy-efficient features and practical design of a new build, whilst being surrounded by history and charm in this hilltop town.

Looking for a new home in Shaftesbury?

Set close to the North Dorset and Wiltshire border, Shaftesbury’s most iconic landmark is the famous Gold Hill, which offers panoramic views over the countryside. The town is also home to independent shops, cafés, schools and essential services, meaning you’ll have everything you need for day-to-day-living plus a great sense of community. Travel around the area is made simple with two main roads, and easy access to Salisbury to the east. If Shaftesbury sounds like the ideal place for you, take a look at our new build homes in the area.

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Living in Shaftesbury

Travel from Shaftesbury

Shaftesbury is due south of the A303. It takes about 18 minutes to join this major trunk road. Salisbury is just over 20 miles to the east and Sherborne is 16 miles to the west. For travel by train, Gillingham station is 5 miles away and Tisbury is 9 miles away. Salisbury is the main railway hub for the area with regular trains up to London Waterloo.

Amenities in Shaftesbury

This pretty town has a good range of local shops as well as some high street brands, a weekly market and for that big shop there’s a Tesco superstore. With plenty of visitors from out of town, there are cafés and gift shops too. All in all, Shaftesbury has managed a balance of historic charm and modern convenience. A short drive takes you to East Stour where there’s an excellent farm shop.

Things to do in Shaftesbury

There’s lots to explore in and around the town – take a walk up Gold Hill, enjoy a picnic on Castle Hill, relax in the Park Walk gardens, or head up the dramatic Zig Zag Hill and into the Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Salisbury is also a great centre for entertainment, shopping and leisure. It’s got a cinema, arts centre and an excellent market.