31 Jul

Bridport offers broad appeal

Bridport offers broad appeal

It provided the scenery for David Tenant smash-hit whodunit TV show Broadchurch, but the appeal of Bridport is no mystery.

The Dorset market town is just 1.5 miles inland from the English Channel and is packed with property – from chalets with sea views to lush period houses.

Schools are also a big attraction for those looking at property for sale in Bridport. Ofsted has granted positive reports to several schools in the area, including Burton Bradstock Church of England, Symondsbury Church of England and St Catherine’s Catholic primaries and the Sir John Colfox Secondary School.

It is also a hit with celebrities, having been long dubbed as ‘Notting Hill by the Sea.’ West Bay Harbour is surely a major draw for stars of screen and stage. This picturesque harbour and marina is the perfect setting for a tranquil walk along the water. The area has also benefitted from an £18 million overhaul that was completed in 2005. A major part of this renovation was the development of the 240-metre Jurassic Pier.

Hive Beach is perhaps the prime expanse of sand to be found in Bridport, while Palmers Brewery’s pubs based in the town are the ideal stop-off for residents looking to unwind after a week at work. Founded in 1794, the brewery is based in Bridport and produces six of its own ales.

With all this going for it, it is no surprise that in 2015 Bridport was named by The Times as the happiest place to live in Britain.

Then speaking of the win, town surveyor Daryl Chambers told the Bridport News that the area has a real feel good factor.

He added: "I work for the market traders association as an ambassador and I can tell you that Bridport is by far the best market in the south west - it stands out by a mile.”ADNFCR-1222-ID-801822876-ADNFCR

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