If you are looking for a cottage for sale in Dorset, then there are many exciting homes and properties on the market. The county was traditionally known as Dorsetshire, and the principal town in the area is Dorchester. Around half of the population can be found residing in the south east of the area, though as a whole, the county is not very populous and is quite green in that it is mostly rural. For this reason, you might want to seek a cottage for sale in Dorset since it is such a tranquil setting in which you can relax and unwind, and perhaps feel a little closer to nature.
The county also has much archaeological interest and many digs have revealed significant finds. Dorchester is a good town in which to begin your search for a cottage for sale in Dorset. It is here that you will find the biggest range of property, from modern dwellings with a contemporary feel to them, to cosy family homes. Alternatively, you might want to begin your search for a cottage for sale in Dorset in a coastal town like Bournemouth or Pool, which would also give your property the potential to be used as a holiday rental.
When buying cottages in Dorset, you may decide that you do not want to live in an area which is as large as Dorchester, in which case you might consider one of the traditional market towns that can be found in this area such as Shaftesbury, or Gillingham. There, it is possible to find a practical property which, although it may be quite compact, has the potential for development, either by constructing an extension if it has outside space, of by perhaps converting the loft to be used as an additional room. Space is an important consideration when buying cottages in Dorset.
If you are looking for cottages for rent in Dorset, and you want to make the most of the budget that you have, you must explore as many towns in the area as possible before making your decision. When looking for cottages for rent in Dorset, you will also be considering the cost of your utility bills, so it is perhaps important to you that the property has gas central heating installed, and a gas fire rather than a heater which runs on electricity.