Presenting an elegant collection of new 2, 3 and 4-bedroom homes in the attractive market town of Blandford Forum, close to a number of popular leisure attractions, shopping facilities, and a number of highly-regarded schools. With an enviable location less than one mile from Blandford Forum, St. Mary’s Hill provides an ideal setting from which to explore the charming Georgian architecture, fascinating heritage and iconic market place at the heart of this vibrant town centre.
2, 3 and 4-bedroom homes
Within a mile of Blandford Forum
Excellent shopping facilities nearby
Well-regarded schools within walking distance
Fascinating heritage attractions
St Marys Hill, Blandford St Mary, DT11 9PX
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Residents of these new homes in Blandford will delight in the abundance of leisure attractions that can be found in this quaint Georgian town. With everything from compelling heritage sites, to fully-equipped sports centres, Blandford promises to entertain visitors of any age.
The vibrant town centre can be reached in less than one mile from St. Mary’s Hill, and is well-known for the charming market place at its heart. Hosting a regular outdoor market of fresh local produce, clothing, homewares and artisan gifts, Blandford is also dotted with charming independent boutiques, specialised shops and high street favourites. There are a number of well-known supermarkets just a short distance from the development, the closest of which is conveniently located within just half a mile.
Some of Blandford’s most celebrated eateries can be found in the quieter side streets leading off from Market Place, with a collection of family-run restaurants, old coaching inns and traditional tea rooms. Dining al fresco is particularly popular in the summer months, with choice of pavement cafés and well-kept beer gardens.
In keeping with its heritage, Blandford hosts an annual Georgian Fayre, which has presented a vast range of stalls for over 25 years. Another popular annual event is the impressive Blandford Carnival, which hosts a variety of fairground attractions suitable for all ages.
History enthusiasts are sure to appreciate the pretty Georgian architecture which lines the streets of Blandford, as well as the iconic ‘Fire Monument’ which hints to the town’s fascinating past. The Blandford Town Museum and Blandford Fashion Museum, are also well worth a visit, each boasting a wealth of interactive displays, exhibits and artefacts to be viewed.
Located on the banks of the River Stour, Blandford provides an ideal space to enjoy the outdoors, with the North Dorset Trailway being particularly popular. This extensive walking, cycling and horse-riding route boasts stunning riverside views and appealing picnic spots, following the path of the old Somerset and Dorset Railway line.
Kingston Lacy is a stunning family home which resembles an Italian Palace, just a short distance from the development by car. This outstanding example of ancient architecture takes pride of place in the rural Dorset countryside and is open for the public to explore, with Iron Age forts, intricate carvings, historic art work and Japanese gardens stretched across its 8,500 acres.
For everyday fitness, the Blandford Leisure Centre is conveniently located less than 1.5 miles from the development. This state-of-the-art centre presents a fully-equipped gym, award-winning swimming and fitness facilities, and a relaxing Nordic sauna.
St. Mary’s Hill is well-placed to cater for families, with a number of popular local schools within a short distance of the development, including a handful of exceptionally well-regarded primary and secondary schools. With endless family attractions in the area, coupled with acres of idyllic countryside and public parks just a stone’s throw away, it’s easy to see why Blandford is a popular choice for families.
Transport connections in the area are good, with convenient links to surrounding towns and cities. The popular commuter area of Dorset can be reached in under 20 minutes via the A354, while Poole is around 13 miles from home, via the A350. Poole Railway Station runs on the South Western Main Line, with regular services to both Weymouth and London Waterloo, while international travel is provided by Bournemouth airport, around 18 miles from the development by car.
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