If you’re thinking of moving to Sherborne in Dorset then this week’s blog is all about things to see and do in this beautiful Dorset town, along with some local info – including house prices – for people wanting to move here for good. Sherborne is a market town in North West Dorset, situated close to the Somerset border and just six miles from the Somerset town of Yeovil. Sherborne is steeped in history and is home to many fabulous historic buildings with 378 listed buildings situated in the town which has a population of less than 10,000 people.

If you’re looking for something to do in this area, Sherborne is close to both the Fleet Air Arm Museum in Yeovil  and the Haynes International Motor Museum in Sparkford. The town also has a beautiful Abbey, and two castles, one of which was built by Sir Walter Raleigh. The town is also great for shopping with many independently-owned artisan stores and boutiques. But what is it like to live here?

Living in Sherborne

The transport links to Sherborne are great. The town is served by its own train station which can take you directly to London Waterloo in just over 2 hours – or Westward to Exeter St Davids in just over an hour. It is also close to the A30 and A303, which can get you to London by car in less than 3 hours.

There are several primary schools in the local area and and a thriving secondary school – The Gryphon School which is rated ‘good’ by Ofsted.

House Prices in Sherborne

The average price of a terraced house in Sherborne last year was around £291,700 – with detached and semi-detached properties coming in at around £480,970 and £321,900 respectively. Houses in Sherborne were more expensive than those in nearby Milborne Port, but cheaper than Charlton Horethorne and Marnhull. Sold prices in Sherborne were up 7% on the previous year and up 10% on 2013 when the average house price was £304,175.

If you’re thinking of renting in Sherborne then a one bedroom apartment starts at around £500 – up to around £795 for a three bedroomed house, depending on location and type of dwelling.

Prices as of December 2018.