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The Milldown by Bellway Homes Ltd

The Milldown, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11

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This select development of just forty-three 3, 4 and 5-bedroom new homes in Blandford will enjoy a private and leafy location set within a picturesque market town.

The properties of this select development will feature a high level of specification including quality fixtures and fittings across the house styles available. Every plot will benefit from a rear garden, as well as a garage and/or parking. The Milldown also boasts an attractive treeline approach.

Educational facilities comprise several well-regarded schools catering for nursery level to post-16 education and are within easy reach for residents. Local amenities are also conveniently located and offer a post-office, newsagent and a local supermarket.

The Milldown has easy access to several useful road links Ė the A350, the A354 and the A35 - that connect residents with Blandford Forum, as well as the rest of the county. Additionally, Hamworthy Railway Station offers services to nearby locations such as Poole as well as into the capitalís London Waterloo Station.

A selection of leisure activities are easily found in the area and will satisfy a range of interests. Both indoor and outdoor attractions are available and highlights include family-friendly Monkey World and Paultonís Park, New Forest National Park and the impressive variety of museums in Poole. This seaside town also presents useful retail facilities, alongside appetising eateries, inviting bars and pleasing views. Blandford town centre also has a choice of cafes, restaurants and charming pubs to while away the sociable hours.
  1. High level of specification
  2. Easy access to several useful road links
  3. Picturesque market town
  4. Local amenities nearby



The Milldown, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11

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Opening Times Friday to Monday 10am-5pm
(closed Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday)

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Leisure Facilities

A market town located on the River Stour that has notable Georgian architecture, a welcoming appeal and plenty of historical and beautiful outdoor settings to explore.

Surrounded by lush, green countryside, The Milldown presents an enticing locale for active residents. Milldown local nature reserve is a well-managed space for locals to enjoy as it has a mixture of chalk grasslands and pure grassland offering gentle slopes and a manicured tarmac path. The New Forest National Park is another open space well worth a visit. It is a 150-square mile blend of heathland and ancient woodlands perfect for walking, cycling, horse riding and trail adventures. Attraction highlights at the site include a wildlife park, Hurst Castle, Bucklers Hard Maritime Museum, and the tiny village of Beaulieu.

Further outdoor spaces to discover comprise the Ashley Wood Golf Club and Kingston Lacy. The golf club is an 18-hole, private, downland course popular with visitors and members alike. Kingston Lacy, on the other hand, is a country house and estate boasting formal gardens, extensive parkland and a lavish home built to resemble an Italian palace.

Family-friendly options are within easy reach too and encompass adventure, animal and cultural attractions. Monkey World, near Wool, is a 65-acre ape and monkey sanctuary and rescue centre. It is home to over 250 rescued and endangered primates. They also have guided tours, educational workshops and regular events. Paultonís Park is the worldís first Peppa Pig themed adventure park. It features rides, play equipment and life-sized character replicas. In Poole, children will delight in visiting the dinosaur and teddy bear museum which are sure to keep them entertained and informed.

Poole also presents the Tank Museum, Royal Signals Museum and the Fleet Air Museum that educates visitors on the progression of the military, especially the Royal Airforce. In addition to this there is the iconic Tivoli Theatre which hosts travelling shows and locally-created productions of theatre, opera, comedy and ballet. The waterside location also serves up a host of water-based activities such as swimming, canoeing, boating and water-skiing.

Residents of these new homes in Blandford will enjoy socialising in this unassuming market town setting. There is a selection of casual eateries in the town centre that include friendly cafes, traditional pubs, convenient takeaways and familiar chains.

In nearby Poole, the Quay is home to a range of food outlets comprising traditional pubs, delightful cafes and enchanting silver-service restaurants. There is a bustling and inviting atmosphere created by the choice of cuisines, friendly service and popularity of the location.

For something special Hotel Du Vin and Bistro is an AA Rosette award-winner that serves up French-bistro style food in a luxury, boutique hotel.

Local Shopping

Close by to the development residents will find two large supermarkets and a local convenience store, along with a few locally-run businesses that offer both services and goods. Blandford holds a monthly farmerís market that presents around 25 stall holders showcasing their local produce and hand-made treats.

Not only is the town centre a charming place to meander through, it also houses several locally-run shops, as well as enticing antique, vintage and collectable stores to peruse.

Poole has additional retail facilities that complement whatís available in Blandford Forum. The Dolphin Shopping Centre is the largest and has a large selection of high-street shops and department stores, alongside commercial services and a few eateries.

Transport Links

The A350 is less than a mile from The Milldown and affords convenient commutes to residents. A trip to Poole is little less than half-an-hour, while Bournemouth takes just over 45 minutes. The A354 is also close by to the development and allows for travel to Dorchester which is just under 40 minutes drive.

Hamworthy Railway Station is the closest national rail service. It has routes to local areas, as well as to the south coast and into the capital. A trip to Poole takes just 5 minutes, while Bournemouth is a little further taking 16 minutes. The popular coastal town of Southampton is a 57 minute journey and London Waterloo is two hours and 22 minutes.

Poole train station is around 30 minutes away when you follow the A3150.

Nearest station:

National Train Station logo Holton Heath (11.3 miles)

Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode


About Developer


Over 60 years of great homes and great service

When it comes to buying your new home it is reassuring to know that you are dealing with one of the most successful companies in the country, with a reputation built on designing and creating fine houses and apartments nationwide backed up with one of the industryís best after-care services.

In 1946 John and Russell Bell, newly demobbed, joined their father John T. Bell in a small family owned housebuilding business in Newcastle upon Tyne. From the very beginning John T. Bell & Sons, as the new company was called, were determined to break the mould. In the early 1950s Kenneth Bell joined his brothers in the company and new approaches to design layout and finishes were developed. In 1963 John T. Bell & Sons became part of the public corporate scene and the name Bellway evolved.

Continuing growth

Today Bellway is one of Britainís largest house building companies and is continuing to grow throughout the country. Since its formation, Bellway has built and sold over 100,000 homes catering for first time buyers to more seasoned home buyers and their families. The Groupís rapid growth has turned Bellway into a multi-million pound company, employing over 2,000 people directly and many more sub-contractors. From its original base in Newcastle upon Tyne the Group has expanded in to all regions of the country and is now poised for further growth.

Our homes are designed, built and marketed by local teams operating from regional offices managed and staffed by local people. This allows the company to stay close to its customers and take key decisions about design, build, materials, planning and marketing in response to local and not national demands. A simple point, but one which we believe distinguishes Bellway.

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