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7 Reasons The Coast Is The Place To Live

7 Reasons The Coast Is The Place To Live

Have you been playing around with the idea of moving to the coast? Be it Bournemouth, Poole, Christchurch or beyond?
Look no further as this Lovett guide to our Dorset Coast will certainly help you make up your mind!
Here’s 7 reasons The Dorset Coast is the best place to live in the UK.

1. Big Beautiful Skies

Being able to see for miles and miles is great in its own right but when you experience a big, dramatic Bournemouth sky, it’s a real pleasure.
Whether it be the sun rising over the sea or storm clouds gathering over the horizon, an abundance of sky makes for beautiful vistas.

2. Some Of the Best Food in the UK

Obviously we’re biased but when you are spoilt with more and more up and coming independent restaurants and cafés than it’s possible to choose from, you get somewhere that ranks very highly among the best places to eat in the UK. There really is something for everyone, if you prefer somewhere with amazing views and top notch Fish dishes, you may like Rick Stein’s restaurant in Sandbanks. If you prefer a more chilled vibe directly on the beach with friends you might prefer Boscombe’s Urban Reef. Or how about a fantastic evening out with food and entertainment? You might choose The Boathouse at Christchurch Quay…notice one thing? You are never too far away from a gorgeous water view! Check out
for a full guide to your perfect cuisine!


3. Coastal Walks

Of all of the counties of England Dorset is better served than most for walking. Whether you are looking for a challenging hike or a simple stroll the variety of Dorset walks available is astonishing. The star attraction is obviously the Jurassic Coast, which encompasses the South West Coast Path and the beach to beach walks.
Whichever part of Dorset’s coast you choose to walk along, you’ll be treated to fantastic scenery, a taste of rural Dorset life and plenty of wildlife.


4. Bournemouth Town Centre the Hub Of Dorset

Bournemouth being the biggest city within Dorset is renowned for its seven miles of sandy beaches for you to enjoy. If you’re checking it out for the first time, we suggest staying and eating here while exploring the rest of Dorset’s history, heritage and picture-postcard scenery. Bournemouth is always changing, and in the past year major works have been done to the town centre to bring it more modern than ever, with a brand new retail and restaurant complex called BH2 – Bournemouth really is ahead. There are always events that amaze and inspire in Bournemouth all year round and it can only get better. Just some of the highlights so far include the Wheels Festival, Bournemouth Marathon, the extremely popular Bournemouth Air Festival and many more.
Night life is Bournemouth is also very varied, catch up with friends over a glass of whiskey at Smokin’ Aces, take in the view at the Sky Bar at the brand new Hilton Hotel, party into the early hours at the trendy Lost Gardens, keep it themed at fresh and spicy at Caribbean Turtle Bay or keep the vibe strictly cocktails at Bar 1812. You are guaranteed a good night. ** Don’t forget! Every Friday night through the Summer, Bournemouth Pier has its very own firework display! **


5. The New Forest Are Our Neighbours!


If you didn’t know already, Dorset is surrounded by natural beauty spots. East of Bournemouth is home to the New Forest. National Park status was awarded to the New Forest and immediate surrounding area in recognition of the many qualities that the Forest holds. The status now ensures the exciting and secure future that the area deserves. The New Forest pony represents a major part of the Forest’s heritage, but it’s important to note that these are not wild animals, despite them being allowed to roam freely throughout much of the Open Forest. The deer of the New Forest are the very reason why the area was designated as a royal hunting ground back in 1079 by King William I. You will be very lucky if you see one though! Other thriving wildlife include badgers, foxes, grey squirrels and rabbits all which can all be seen throughout the New Forest National Park. The New Forest is brimming with camp sites and it’s our recommendation that you opt for the Camping In The Forest sites to experience the unique New Forest atmosphere!


6. Dorset Has Starred In Many Feature Films and TV Shows

If need more proof this truly is the place to live, Dorset has starred on the big screen too! West Dorset’s stunning coastline plays a starring role in ITV1 drama, Broadchurch, starring David Tennant and Olivia Colman and written and created by Chris Chibnall. Sites which feature in the series include a number of locations in and around the seaside resort of West Bay including East Cliff, West Bay Harbour and the Quay West development as well as other locations nearby at Eype and Freshwater. Dorset locations are also featured in a number of scenes in Christopher Nolan’s 2017 wartime epic action thriller, Dunkirk, with both Weymouth Harbour and Swanage Railway making an appearance. Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Harry Styles, Kenneth Branagh, and James D’Arcy (also known for his Broadchurch appearance), tell the story of Operation Dynamo, on land, sea and by air. A second 8 part series of ITV1’s Harbour Lives with Ben Fogle was filmed in Dorset during 2014. By land, sea and air, Ben explored all aspects of the place where he grew up – he met the people who live and work in this stunning part of Dorset’s Jurassic coastline and discovered the unique stories they have to tell. From the generations-old fishing families, newcomers escaping the rat-race, and the high-flyers of millionaires row on Sandbanks, there’s nowhere quite like this part of Britain.


7. Thriving Work Life, Business and Wellbeing

Dorset is home to international and national businesses in tourism, environmental technologies, advanced engineering and defence. Magellan Aerospace, Sunseeker, Siemens, Farrow and Ball and Dorset Cereals to name a few. Want to know the secret of a long and happy life? It’s official – live in Dorset. According to the Office for National Statistics, Dorset has the highest life expectancy in Britain. On average boys born in the county can expect to live to 82.9 years.
It’s even better for girls at 86.6 years – almost four years longer than the national average. After the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic sailing events, the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy hosts international events and offers world class facilities for training the sailing stars for the future.
The legacy has led to improvements in transport, jobs, roads, infrastructure, arts, sports, sailing and tourism. We are always growing!

If you are thinking of moving down to this beautiful part of the world, why not call Lovett Estate Agents today, for an impartial chat and see what we can offer you.

Take it from us…it will be the best move you ever make!



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13:22 22 Oct 21
Fantastic local estate agent. Got an offer at asking price within two days and helped a rather struggled purchase through to completion. Straight onto any issues and helpful at every possibility. Clair Clarke who helped with completion of the sale was brilliant. Thank you for your assistance.
Tim Knight
Tim K.
10:32 20 Oct 21
We’ve just completed on our first home, James and Abbey made the whole process stress free. Abbey was the agent that first showed us the property and she was lovely and told us loads of information. James was very good at keeping us updated throughout the whole process never felt like it was hard to get hold of anyone so we always knew what was happening! Would highly recommend😊
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megane S.
18:22 11 Oct 21
Stress free move, great quality apartment with a professional team. Cailey was very helpful/welcoming
Katy Dunnill
Katy D.
09:45 09 Oct 21
I recently bought a flat through Lovetts in Bournemouth, they were fantastic throughout the process, Clair in particular was very responsive and contacted the vendors for me with several questions, which really sped the whole process up.
Pippa Gillingham
Pippa G.
10:17 23 Aug 21
Me and my husband just purchased a house through Lovetts and I can't complain at all! We did have a bit of a long journey before finally exchanging which was stressful but Clair who was our main contact towards the end made sure to always keep us in the loop and worked so hard to get everything sorted, she was lovely to deal with! Would definitely recommend 😊😊
Jennifer Jonsson
Jennifer J.
19:46 20 Aug 21
We bought a flat through Lovetts and have had friendly and professional service from start to end. We cannot thank Clair enough for her help throughout our sale. She has always been at the end of the phone to answer any questions we have and has always kept us updated in a timely fashion. Massive thanks to the whole team!
Hanna Baker
Hanna B.
19:42 20 Aug 21
Staffs are really good and helpful especially Cailey and Louise we dealt with. we were able to rent a house through Lovett and had overall a good experience.
Jinu Athiyattil
Jinu A.
20:25 18 Aug 21
Friendly professional service.Excellent service from Dave and colleagues at Lovett estate agent.Special Thank you Clair for all your help throughout it was really appreciated.Highly recommend
Lynn Bennett
Lynn B.
18:01 07 Aug 21
Denado Shkoza
Denado S.
09:30 03 Aug 21
The staff were amazing from the viewings to keeping us updated on the process of moving. The Poole office staff were very friendly. Overall a great company.
Mel Basten
Mel B.
08:47 26 Jun 21
I researched about 4 different Letting Agents. I liked the rates charged by Lovett the most, and although all the agents were lovely, I decided to go with Cailey. I was not disappointed and a lovely new tenant the next day at the full rental price agreed.
Moira Downie
Moira D.
09:26 10 Jun 21
For some, selling a property is a rare experience that requires guidance and clear explanations with a prompt response to questions asked. By introducing the team members who will play key roles in the sales process it gave me more understanding of the timescales and processes, all very helpful when I am in a different country and restricted by travel regulations due to the pandemic. I felt reassured on many occasions when contacting any of the team by phone - they all understood my property and where we were in the sales process, making me feel valued. A great professional team. Thank you.
Jackie Kuflik
Jackie K.
06:55 18 May 21
I would just like to take this moment to say thank you to James And Abbeyand the team at Lovett's for giving us so much help,nothing was to much trouble always there when I needed advice, A very professional job well done.thanksSally Waterhouse
Sally Waterhouse
Sally W.
10:14 12 May 21
Thank you all at lovetts Poole. For your great service. Great people you did everything possible that you could do to help me. Knowing that I am not the easiest person to deal with they were really on the ball very professional. They deserve 6 stars thank you James and Abbey very much again for all your help and your hard work 👍
Pauline Gold
Pauline G.
16:20 07 May 21
This was such a positive experience from viewing to getting the keys. They treat you like a human being and not just a number. They consider everything and are very warm and welcoming (which I've never experienced with a letting agency) Cailey in particular was fantastic she was friendly, helpful, professional and patient. She supported us throughout the whole process that could have been very stressful but she made ita breeze. Would recommend to all!! Best experience I've ever had with letting agent.
17:55 27 Apr 21
James, Abbey and the team did an amazing job for us in successfully marketing our property and then helping to complete the sale.The photos and video they put together were professional and of high quality- it generated instantly a full week of viewings.We didn’t though need the full week - it sold after the viewings on the first day, with many offers tabled by very happy prospective buyers.Lovett then recommended a conveyancing team who completed in six weeks, with James continuing to support both the buyers and us with questions and any paperwork etc.Lovett had successfully rented the property out for us for two years previously and we are delighted with their service over the years.Highly recommend them across all their branches in the area.
Rhianna Elsden
Rhianna E.
15:08 27 Apr 21
G Tolbes
G T.
15:13 08 Apr 21
I have been very happy with the service from Cailey. She has been very helpful, cooperative and involved to find us a lovely new home. She is also always happy to text me back at any time if I had any questions. I give you maximum of points as you deserve it. As a person you are lovely and involved 100% in everything that you do. Thank you for all your help Cailey
Carmen Tolbes
Carmen T.
18:44 07 Apr 21
Amazing customer service, the whole team have been brilliant! Within a week of putting my house up for sale it got the full offer first time! Thank you everyone for all your help, I wouldn’t go with any other estate agent! Thanks again xxx
Beth Saul
Beth S.
09:47 30 Mar 21
Elena Boboc
Elena B.
18:52 25 Mar 21
This is the first review in 40 years i have given regarding an estate agent.James came as agreed, took photo's and a video tour, and put the house on the market the next day as he said. We then received a call and email confirmations from Abbey regarding 8 viewings within 24 hours and have accepted an offer. (not the highest). The service and professionalism has been second to none. Fantastic service, really pro-active and extremely well escorted viewings by Abbey amazing to say the least. Thank you and can't recommend Lovett's enough.
Mark Ketteridge
Mark K.
16:34 22 Mar 21
I would highly recommend the team at Lovett - they say moving house is one of the most stressful events in your life and they are not kidding BUT Clair supported me through the whole process, she went way above my expectations. The quality and attention to detail of the sales team was excellent - I was regularly kept up to-date with what was happening on the general market but also provided with solutions to ensure I secured a buyer to a successful conclusion. I cant thank them all enough.
Sandra Smart
Sandra S.
14:35 09 Mar 21
Lovetts have looked after our rental property for over 7 years with faultless expertise. Staff are always friendly & willing to help nothing is too much trouble. On selling our property they have been exemplary & we would recommend them to anybody wishing to sell or let a property.We would like to thank James, Poppy, Annabelle, Emma, Abbey, Zdenka & most of all Clair for their fantastic help & support over the years from letting to selling our property.
Susan Dandy
Susan D.
10:17 05 Mar 21
Bought a 3 bedroom house through Lovett. Been dealing with Poopy and Clair. It was a pleasure dealing with them both. Great customer service and quick response.Thank you very much.
Sergiu Dumbrava
Sergiu D.
15:11 26 Feb 21
Emma was fantastic, really friendly & was knowledgeable about the property I was viewing. Prior to meeting her there the office were great to deal with and keeping me up to date. Highly recommend Lovett and huge thanks again to Emma x
Michelle Bartlett
Michelle B.
14:34 25 Feb 21
I found Lovetts to be the best estate agents I’ve dealt with when buying a property.Quite a long and sometimes frustrating process was made a lot more bearable by the professionalism and helpfulness of the Lovetts staff, especially Clair.I would definitely recommend and I would happily use their services again.
Damian Gallagher
Damian G.
19:05 17 Feb 21
Amazing experience with the team, first of all James was fantastic showing me around the property. Then Clair took over to deal with the next stages, who was amazing, so responsive, friendly and just gets the job done. Couldn’t have asked for a better person to guide me through the process. Thank you to the whole team!
Marta zacharzewska
Marta Z.
17:16 05 Feb 21
Found Lovett to be very prompt and professional as well as pleasant to deal with. Clair, Julian and Abbey were all very good. Unfortunately our purchase fell through at a late stage but this was no fault of Lovett. I'd be very happy to deal with them again in the future.
Paul Burgess
Paul B.
19:21 04 Feb 21
Andrew Ashton
Andrew A.
16:17 08 Jan 21
Thank you so much for help,the best team I ever work it,I will recommend to all my friends
Ana Erdaltre
Ana E.
07:09 20 Nov 20
Have 5 star to help you during these times.
Damian BM
Damian B.
14:15 17 Nov 20
As a buyer of a house through Lovett I experienced a first-class service. They are always willing to go the extra mile and provide a very professional service. Clair and David were great agents throughout the process and were very helpful. I would highly recommend using Lovett International.
Tom Hicks
Tom H.
10:14 11 Nov 20
Very professional and proactive. When selling our house, their proposals resulted in finding a buyer very quickly and though the legal and financial process (through no fault of Lovett) was problematic and stressful at times, Lovett worked non-stop to see it through to completion. The entire team were excellent but a special mention for Clair Clarke who managed the sales progression, tirelessly chasing solicitors, brokers and buyers, and providing frequent updates to us throughout. Outstanding.
14:39 06 Nov 20
I've bought a house through Lovett and now they have found tenants for another property of mine. The staff are so professional and always have a smile. They listened to what I wanted and found what I wanted - well done.
Sue Burton
Sue B.
16:33 03 Nov 20
Abbey has been a great help in my search for a new home. Professional, knowledgable, friendly, very helpful in communicating with the seller to help ease what would otherwise have been a stressful move, and a fantastic sense of humour. Thank you Abbey!
Bill Hunt
Bill H.
19:07 21 Oct 20
Shannen Maytum
Shannen M.
14:11 13 Oct 20
13:31 27 Sep 20
Nice people.!!
Darin A Ball
Darin A B.
13:45 22 Sep 20
James C
James C
14:56 13 Sep 20
Extremely knowledgeable and helpful with our house search. All staff we dealt with were courteous and patient and went over and above to help us. A special mention to Claire who was excellent at keeping the process on track and ensuring all deadlines were met. Five star service.
Michelle Osterloh
Michelle O.
15:17 01 Sep 20
15:00 17 Aug 20
I have been a tenant through Lovett International for over 10 years and have always received a professional and reliable service from them. With great staff like Abi from Lettings I would highly recommend this company to anyone who is looking to rent a property.
Alex Duncan
Alex D.
16:31 31 Jul 20
James Ellis
James E.
14:14 27 Jul 20
Clair Clarke has been the most outstanding ambassador for Lovett's. Throughout the most incredibly difficult process of the sale of my husband's late parents' property, Clair has been our absolute rock! She has been the epitome of professionalism, whilst becoming a friend and our source of sanity and sensibility in the face of massive adversity. Words are utterly inadequate to express our gratitude and praise for her dedication and mediation skills. We cannot recommend her highly enough! Thank you Clair and your team at Lovett International, Bournemouth.
Tracey Clarke
Tracey C.
20:00 18 Jul 20


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