Redrow launches new 170-home community in Shaftesbury, Dorset
We are excited to launch Blackmore Down, our latest development in the South West. The new community will comprise 170 new homes over two phases, in the market town of Shaftesbury, Dorset.
The homes available range between three and four bedrooms, taken from our award winning Heritage Collection, inspired by the Arts & Crafts architectural movement of the 1930s. All Heritage Collection homes benefit from traditional exteriors, featuring gable ended roofs, porches and red and yellow brick exteriors. Inside, interiors are open-plan and contemporary, with high ceilings and integrated appliances. Large windows and doors flood the rooms with plenty of light.
In addition to the high-quality new homes, we are working with the Council to improve various community amenities across the local area, specifically by investing in Abbey View Medical Centre, Shaftesbury School and the development of a shared walkway and cycleway.
Set on the edge of Shaftesbury and midway between Salisbury and Yeovil, Blackmore Down has so much to offer for everyone in the family. The 380 sq miles of Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty are right on residents’ doorsteps, great for couples who are looking to start or raise a family, through to ‘rightsizers’ looking to enjoy the outdoors and a slower pace of life.
Mark Vanson, Sales Director at our Southern Counties division, said: “We are excited to be launching a new community of homes in such a scenic and vibrant location with heaps of history, culture and good food just a stone’s throw away.
“The new homes will benefit from stunning views over Cranborne Chase, which we thought important to capture in the name of the development, ‘Blackmore Down’. However, the homes are just one part of what we’re delivering in Shaftesbury. We are pleased to be contributing to the improvement of key local amenities which help gel a community together.
“We look forward to welcoming interested buyers to visit Blackmore Down and to build a thriving community encompassing all ages and life stages.”
Shaftesbury itself is brimming with local amenities, including state and independent schools, all rated ‘good’ by Ofsted, excellent shopping and a lively social and cultural calendar. There is a broad range of impressive restaurants, three of which come with Michelin stars. Shaftesbury also hosts an array of annual events, including Dorset Arts Weeks in late May, Shaftesbury Fringe at the end of June and the Gold Hill Fair in the Abbey Ruins in July.
The closest train station is only five miles away in Gillingham, with direct trains to London Waterloo in just under two hours; trains to Salisbury take 30 minutes and to Exeter take 90 minutes.
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