Retiring to Dorset

Posted on 13/11/2017 by Nick Johnson
Retiring to Dorset

Dorset is one of the UK’s most popular holiday destinations. Thousands of people visit every year for the sunshine and unspoiled beaches. It’s wide range of places to eat and drink, as well as the entertainment also make it an excellent place to live. That’s why Dorset has become one of the most sought-after places for people to retire.

If you’re planning your retirement and are looking for a new start, then Dorset should be on your list of places to consider.

Great Places to Live in Dorset –

Sherborne – If you’re looking for the perfect place to relocate then Sherborne should be at the top of your list. Sherborne is Dorset’s best-kept secret. It has everything you’re looking for in a market town, and it’s one of the lesser known relocation hotspots. Sherborne has seen a recent influx of ex-Londoners in recent years, making it a more popular destination.

Christchurch – This famous town in Dorset has recently made the top spot on Prudential’s list for the best place to retire to in the UK. With year-round food, wine, and music festivals, as well as the regatta in August, Christchurch is a vibrant place. It’s traditional old cottages, and rustic coffee shops also add to the attraction that makes it the UK’s most popular place for retirees.

Bournemouth – Bournemouth is the most populated town on our list. If you’re looking for somewhere with world-class restaurants and places to drink, as well as a stunning seaside setting, then Bournemouth might be for you. Bournemouth has so much entertainment and events happening all year round; you’ll always have something to do or see. If you’re seeking excitement in addition to beautiful scenery, then Bournemouth could be for you.

Winterborne Whitechurch – This tiny little village is the hidden jewel on our list. With a population of under eight-hundred people, Winterborne Whitechurch doesn’t have the usual trappings of a Dorset seaside retiree town. What it does have is tranquillity in one of Dorset’s most picturesque settings. If you’d prefer a couple of shops and a local pub in a bustling environment, then Winterborne Whitechurch is for you.

Picking Your Ideal Type of Property –

The first thing to consider is what sort of property are you looking for? If you’re retiring to Dorset from a larger city, you might be leaving an apartment and looking for a four-bed detached house. It’s a bit of a shift from what you’re used to, but you can definitely get more for your money in Dorset than you would in London.

It’s always a good idea to get some professional help when you’re beginning to form a plan. If you’re comfortable with the internet, then you can send your wish list to various estate agents in Dorset. They’ll put you into their system and will match you against their available properties. By doing this, you’ll be able to get them to filter out the properties that don’t suit your criteria and save the ones that do.

Johnson’s – Dorset’s Favourite Movers –

Johnson’s is Dorset’s favourite movers and storers. We’ve earned that title through years of dedication to our trade, and repeat customers who come back to us for their removals and storage needs. Johnson’s moves hundreds of people in and around Dorset every year, and we make a point of getting to know our customers. By doing this, we learn a lot about why people chose to move to Dorset, as well as what sort of requirements they need. We use all this experience to shape our range of services.

The Johnson’s team knows every area of Dorset, and we use this knowledge and our specialist removals skills and training to full effect.  Moreover, there is no job that we can’t-do. If it’s a local move, we’re happy to deploy our Man & Van service to lower costs. If you’re moving from outside of Dorset, we offer much lower rates than most companies in larger cities. We’re just as familiar with London and other cities as we are with Dorset and the surrounding areas.

Johnson’s is proud to call Dorset our home. Even if you’re just planning, feel free to contact us. We can talk about our range of services to help you choose the right removals package for you.