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Superb townhouses full of character in the heart of historic Dorchester: Launch and show home opening on Saturday 12th March

Anyone seeking an elegant town-centre home full of character in historic Dorchester should make a beeline for Eastgate, an exclusive collection of new luxury townhouses by Metis Homes which will be launched for sale on Saturday 12th March.  A show house will be open for viewing, showcasing the outstanding design and specification of these stunning homes.

There are just ten homes – a mix of three and four-bedroom townhouses, together with one, two-bedroom coach house – in a wonderful location at the far end of High East Street, just a few hundred metres from the lively town centre which blends old-world charm with an eclectic array of shops, bars and restaurants.

Prices of the townhouses start from £350,000 and Help to Buy is available to both first-time buyers and existing homeowners. This means you could buy a townhouse with a deposit of just £17,500 and mortgage of £262,500; the balance is funded by a 20 per cent government loan, which is interest free for the first five years.

Traditionally designed using local materials, including natural Portland stone, these delightful houses have great charm and blend harmoniously with the surrounding historic buildings.

The homes are arranged around a central courtyard. Many of the houses have a Juliette balcony with views over the Mill Stream and some have their own waterside garden. A gated entrance provides security and each home has a private parking space within the courtyard.

Arranged over three or four storeys, the townhouses offer a wide choice of layouts. Some are designed in an open-plan arrangement that maximises light and space with a combined living/dining/kitchen area; others feature a separate kitchen. In some homes, there is additional space on the first floor for use as a living room or perhaps a study. Master bedrooms include an en suite shower room in addition to the main bathroom.

The specification is excellent and demonstrates the keen eye for detail synonymous with Metis Homes. Elegant kitchens feature granite worktops and a full range of integrated appliances; bathrooms are individually designed by renowned Spanish company Porcelanosa; master bedrooms include a fitted wardrobe as standard and the oak veneer doors and chrome furniture are modern and stylish.

Eastgate is just over half a mile away from two railway stations: Dorchester South, on the Weymouth-London Waterloo line, and Dorchester West on the scenic Bristol-Weymouth Heart of Wessex line. There is easy access to Bournemouth and Southampton airports, 30 miles and 54 miles away respectively, and a straightforward journey to London via the M27.

Just a few minutes’ walk along the River Frome leads to Dorset’s glorious countryside. Almost half of the county is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the stunning scenery, magnificent coastline and fabulous beaches for which Dorset is famous are within easy reach.

Prices of the townhouses start from £350,000; the two-bedroom coach house is priced at £320,000. It is anticipated that the homes will be finished by late summer, so purchasers will not have long to wait before moving in.

For further information, please contact selling agents Connells on 01305 266755 or dorchester@connells.co.uk. From 12th March, the show home will be open three days a week – on Thursday, Friday and Saturday – from 10am to 5pm.

For a preview of Eastgate, please see the fly-through video on www.metishomes.co.uk.

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