Are you thinking of moving to Bridport in Dorset? The town has become very popular in recent years, partially due to the ‘Broadchurch effect’ along with the the town’s thriving arts scene. It is also a mecca for foodies with a fabulous farmers market and great cafés and restaurants. And on top of this, it is also home to the Northover and Gilbert removals HQ – with our traditional Dorset stone storage facilities located just a stones throw from the town centre. What’s not to like?
Bridport is situated around one and a half miles inland from the breathtaking cliffs of the Jurassic Coast at West Bay where popular ITV television series 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 plenty of interesting events and things to do all year round. And if you decide to stay for good, you would probably like to know how much it’s going to cost?
House Prices in Bridport
The majority of houses sold in Bridport over the last year were detached properties, which sold for an average price of £364,100. Terraced properties averaged around £220,750 and flats were around £132,400.
Properties in Bridport are currently cheaper to buy than those in nearby West Bay, Burton Bradstock and Beaminster. In the past year house prices in Bridport have stayed similar to the year before but have increased by around 5% since 2013.
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 £550.
(Prices shown as of June 2017).
Bridport Arts Centre: https://www.bridport-arts.com/
The Electric Palace: https://www.electricpalace.org.uk
Bridport and West Bay website: http://bridportandwestbay.co.uk/
Things to do in Bridport: https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attractions-g551706-Activities-Bridport_Dorset_England.html