Today we’re taking another look at what it is like to move to Sherborne in Dorset. With more people than ever reassessing their priorities during the Covid-19 pandemic and planning a move to the coast or the country, we’ve got all the info you need if you’re thinking of moving to this beautiful Dorset town, with things to see and do – and the latest house prices – to help you plan your move and see if Sherborne has everything you need to make it feel like home.

Situated close to the Somerset border in North West Dorset, this historic market town is steeped in history and filled with some stunning historic architecture too. There are 378 listed buildings situated in the town which has a population of less than 10,000 people.

The town is close to many famous Dorset attractions and just under 30 miles from the stunning Jurassic coastline. It also has a beautiful Abbey, and two castles, one of which was built by Sir Walter Raleigh. The town is also great for shopping and dining with many independently owned stores and boutiques. But what is it like to live here?

Living in Sherborne

The transport links to Sherborne are good – for both locals and commuters.  The town is served by its own train station which can take you directly to London Waterloo in just over 2 hours – or West to Exeter St Davids in just over an hour. It is also close to the A30 and A303, which will take you to London by road in less than 3 hours.

Local primary schools include Sherborne and Sherborne Abbey CofE which are both rated ‘good’ by Ofsted.  Secondary school, the Gryphon is also ‘good’. Independent schools include the Sherborne School and Sherborne Girls.

House Prices in Sherborne

The average price of a property in Sherborne was £335,775 over the last year.

The average price of a detached house in Sherborne last year was around £518,300 – with terraced and semi-detached properties coming in at around £270,675 and £272,750 respectively. Sold prices in Sherborne were up 4% on the previous year and up 7% on the 2017 peak when the average house price was £314,725.

If you’re thinking of renting in Sherborne then a one-bedroom apartment starts at around £525 – up to around £795 for a three bedroomed house, depending on location and type of dwelling.

Prices as of August 2020.

Ready to move? Or still at the planning stages of your move to Sherborne. Give us a call for a free no-obligation quote, or use one of our online tools for a quick quote – or a more in-depth guide. We can help with every aspect of your move, from packing, to storage. Get in touch to find out more.