Renowned locally as the Bridport removals firm, the name of Northover and Gilbert has actually been associated with business in the town of Bridport, Dorset for well over one hundred years. We are proud of our reputation as one of the most reliable and trustworthy storage and removal companies in the South West. Since lockdown, more people have decided to move closer to the coast or the countryside and Bridport is becoming increasingly popular for those seeking a change of pace. But what is it really like to live here?


The local area of Bridport and West bay has experienced a surge of popularity over the past few years due to the ‘Broadchurch effect’ – after the area was featured in all three seasons of the award winning ITV drama series. The town has a thriving arts scene (it is home to the prestigious Bridport prize for literature) and is also a mecca for foodies with a fabulous farmers market and lots of fantastic cafés and restaurants. Obviously some of these local industries have taken a hit during the pandemic but there is a strong community spirit and people and local businesses are pulling together. Right in the heart of the Bridport you will find the Northover and Gilbert headquarters – including our secure storage facilities – situated in our large traditional Dorset stone building just a stones throw from the town centre.


Cultural Centre


Bridport is around one and a half miles inland from the breathtaking cliffs of the Jurassic Coast at West Bay where Broadchurch was filmed. The arts scene in Bridport has made it increasingly popular with visitors and the town boasts a theatre, museum, arts centre and recently restored art deco cinema, the Electric Palace which features a logo by Ralph Steadman and has Stephen Frears and Mike Leigh as patrons.


The town is also home to several annual festivals including the Bridport Literary Festival, the Bridport Food Festival and a carnival. Whatever time of year you visit there are usually a few interesting events and things to do all year round.


House Prices in Bridport


The majority of houses sold in Bridport over the last year were terraced properties, which sold for an average price of £269,950. Detached properties averaged around £386,850 and semi-detached were around £267,750.


The overall average price of a property in Bridport last year was £269,950. In the past year house prices in Bridport were down 6% on the year and similar to the 2017 peak of £271,350.


If you’re thinking of renting in Bridport, an average 3 bedroom property will set you back around £900 per month and 1 bedroom flats start at around £462.


(Prices shown as of October 2020).


Useful Links


Bridport Arts Centre:
The Electric Palace:
Bridport and West Bay website:
Things to do in Bridport:


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