As the new year approaches, perhaps you’re considering a move to the country, like so many other Brits since working from home became the norm. Have you considered a move to Bridport in Dorset? For someone that worries they miss the culture and sophistication of the city, Bridport is a great compromise, it has a thriving arts scene. It is also a popular destination for foodies with a fantastic farmers market and lots of interesting independent cafés and restaurants. And as if this wasn’t exciting enough, it is also where you will find us – at the Northover and Gilbert removals HQ, right in the centre of the town, with our traditional Dorset stone-built 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 £448,275. Terraced properties averaged around £270,800 and flats were around £181,330.
In the past year house prices in Bridport were up 13% on the year before and 11% up on the 2018 peak of £290,900.
If you’re thinking of renting in Bridport, an average 3 bedroom property will set you back around £1,000 per month and 1 bedroom flats start at around £650.
(Prices shown as of December 2021).
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
Ready to make your move to Bridport? Why not give us a call to see how we can help with a free, no-obligation quote? If you need to store some stuff during the sale or the move, we have secure, stone-built storage facilities right here in the centre of Bridport. We can help you to pack your things and put them straight into storage for you until you’re ready to deal with them, taking all the stress out of moving for you. Give us a call to find out more.