In July 2015 Lyme Regis was also ‘tripled’ with Jamestown, Virginia to form the Historic Atlantic Triangle between Lyme, St George’s and Jamestown. The stylish looking building was built using local Portland stone and has been conscientiously designed to include a … Christchurch, Dorset. There’s a good quality supermarket, plentiful parking – although if you can’t be bothered to walk from the leisure centre or the supermarket that can get trickier in summer – and the Regent’s always got something going on. Dorchester was the home and inspiration of the author Thomas Hardy, whose novel The Mayor of Casterbridge was based on the town. In fact, over half the County is designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty. Photograph: Joel Redman. Christchurch is a lovely place for all ages. Weymouth and Portland hosted the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic sailing events. The town lies in Lyme Bay, on the English Channel coast at the Dorset–Devon border. It adjoins Bournemouth to the west, with the New Forest to the east. Historically part of Hampshire, it joined Dorset with the reorganisation of local government in 1974. Dorset has nearly 100 miles of coastline with award-winning, golden sandy beaches at Bournemouth, Sandbanks, Christchurch, Swanage and Weymouth. This spacious 4 bedroom chalet home offers quiet detached living in a popular West Christchurch area. 4 bedroom detached bungalow for sale in Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 £625,000. Owners in the kitchen at the Fleur-de-Lis retirement development in Christchurch. With it’s rocks and fossils uncovering stories from our ancient past, the Jurassic Coast is the only natural World Heritage Site in England. Its population is swollen over the course of a year by 1.5million tourists who come for the many natural amenities within a short drive of the town and also for the weather; Christchurch has rainfall half that of the UK average. List of prices in Christchurch (New Zealand) for food, housing, transportation, going out, and more on Nov 2020. Many of the apartments also have private balconies and there is also an Owners’ Lounge and Guest Suite. Why Buckinghamshire is beckoning a new wave of retirees, From South Africa to Surrey: a life-changing move for the best, Discover the wonders of Wiltshire with McCarthy & Stone. Full version But chin up. The building itself has also been designed to preserve the view of the stunning 19th century spire of the Christchurch Christian Centre; Renaissance Retirement has removed two units from the center of the building and replaced them with a glass link through which the church spire is visible from Druitt Park. We get really busy during the food festival, though; it’s fantastic in Christchurch when that is on. 545 likes. Backing on to the thriving Christchurch High Street and within easy reach of all the stunning amenities and attractions the New Forest has to offer, our luxury apartments with their high specifications will be hard to beat.”. It is situated between the towns of Poole and Bridport on the A35 trunk route. Less in demand, so cheaper, is West Christchurch (where the centre is) - bar the quayside, and the Stour and Avon banks. Less in demand, so cheaper, is West Christchurch (where the centre is) - bar the quayside, and the Stour and Avon banks. Dorchester is the county town of Dorset, England. Well connected? Dorset truely had a summer to remember in 2012. On the coast and within the town’s boundary is West Bay, a small fishing harbour previously known as Bridport Harbour. Smaller detacheds and bungalows, from £220,000 in the west, £325,000-£600,000 out east. Poole is a tourist resort, attracting visitors with its large natural harbour, history, the Lighthouse arts centre and Blue Flag beaches. The town is 11 kilometres (7 mi) south of Dorchester and 8 kilometres (5 mi) north of the Isle of Portland. The town centre has notable Victorian architecture and the 202-foot (62 m) spire of St Peter’s Church, one of three Grade I listed churches in the borough, is a local landmark. The Quomps (to the right of the picture) and the River Stour, ‘There is plenty to do in and around Christchurch and it’s such a serene place. The Boathouse, right on the quay, for fish fresh as a daisy. • Do you live in Bury St Edmunds? Christchurch (/ ˈ k r aɪ s (t) tʃ ɜːr tʃ /) is a town and civil parish in Dorset on the south coast of England. Weymouth Harbour is home to cross-channel ferries, pleasure boats and private yachts, and nearby Portland Harbour is home to the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy, where the sailing events of the 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games were held. With Poole to the west and Christchurch in the east, Bournemouth forms the South East Dorset conurbation, which has a total population of over 465,000. A 15-minute drive to Bournemouth airport for those impromptu trips abroad. It features as Port Bredy in the fictional Wessex of Thomas Hardy’s novels. If so, write, by next Friday, to lets.move@theguardian.com. In the 2011 census the population of Bridport’s built-up area was 13,568. Compare the Cost of Living in Christchurch with any other city in the world. Christchurch is a fantastic place to live (I've been down here since 1979). List of prices in Christchurch (New Zealand) for food, housing, transportation, going out, and more on Nov 2020. I love the community spirit – unfortunately that seems to be something which has been lost from some towns and villages, but not from Christchurch. So the chances are, you’ll either be living in an officially designated area of natural beauty, or you’ll be very close by to one. The town’s population is 52,323 (2011). This is helped in no small part by the wide range of leisure and outdoor pursuits available across the region.