Situated within the beautiful county of Dorset, Poundbury is a truly unique location and a wonderful place to live. Characterful street scenes are interspersed with attractive squares and a great mix of shops, boutiques, restaurants and cafes, as well as the Great Field that provides 12 hectares of Green Space for local residents. All new homes at Poundbury have been designed to contribute to an overall masterplan, as envisioned by HRH The Prince of Wales, and respect the character and essence of the local area.
Internationally acclaimed development
Poundbury is an internationally renowned and mixed-use development built on land owned by the Duchy of Cornwall. It integrates residential, retail and businesses with public amenities and has inspired many other modern schemes throughout the country. An urban extension of Dorchester, it is a distinctive location with architecture that reflects local character and identity rather than being seen as a separate village.
One of the main reasons why people love to live in Poundbury is the vibrant community that is constantly evolving. Residents can live, work, socialise, shop and enjoy local surroundings all on their doorstep. Poundbury is also a walkable community, giving priority to people rather than to cars and encouraging residents to live a more sustainable lifestyle. As quoted by the Duchy of Cornwall, Poundbury has demonstrated that there is a genuine alternative to the way in which we build new communities in the UK.
Also, with more and more people now working from home, and for many businesses it’s likely this will continue into the future, now is a great time to consider relocating from busy towns and cities. Poundbury is the perfect location for you to work from home as well as being able to enjoy all the lifestyle benefits of living near the countryside.
As well as being a visitor destination in its own right, Poundbury is very close to the popular towns of Dorchester and Weymouth.
Being the county town of Dorset, Dorchester has a rich history that dates back to the iron age with Maiden Castle close by and also an array of local museums. For those that prefer to enjoy the scenery, there are a great selection of parks, fields and forest areas nearby to explore by foot or bike, as well as the gardens and houses of Athelhampton House or Kingston Maurward that provide tranquil days out.
If you’ve always dreamt of living close to the sea, the seaside town and historic harbour in Weymouth is just a ten minute drive away, with an array of fun filled activities for all the family, including the much loved Sea Life Centre.
Fantastic local amenities
Everything you need is right on your doorstep at Poundbury. There are numerous local amenities including a post office, dentist, doctor’s surgery and health & beauty businesses. There are a whole host of independent shops and boutiques for you to explore as well as independent cafes and restaurants for you to enjoy eating out. Poundbury is served by two schools, The Prince of Wales First School and Damers First School, which relocated into a new building within the North East quadrant in 2017 and was designed to meet their specific needs.
As well as unique shops and boutiques, Poundbury has also attracted well known retailers including Waitrose.
Excellent transport links
Poundbury has excellent road and rail links to the South West and London, with both rail stations in Dorchester under two miles away. There is easy access to the A35 which heading East, takes you towards Poole and Bournemouth and the A31 towards Southampton, and heading West, takes you towards East Devon within an hour.