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'Broachurch effect' sees demand soar for all things Dorset

Rarely has a TV show gripped a nation like Broadchurch and the ITV drama, which features actor David Tennant, has thrown Dorset into the spotlight. Many of the scenes from series one and two were shot in the county and the exposure has created something called the 'Broadchurch effect', say ourDorset estate agents. Agents are already bracing themselves for a deluge of interest from home buyers - especially purchasers of second or holiday homes. In fact, the iconic blue chalet where character DI Alec Hardy escapes to mull over events recently went on the market. The Dorset estate agent responsible for the sale estimates the chalet has benefited from a price uplift of between £25,000 and £50,000 as a direct result of its exposure on television. The chalet is being marketed with a guide price of £275,000. Demand for all things Dorset is set to build as series two of Broadchurch unfolds. Already online searches for Dorset are up 200%, with online interest in West Bay having seen an increase of 50%, according to Hotels.com. While many people will be visiting Dorset for the first time, desperate for a glimpse of the drama's backdrops, a few will fall in love with the county and decided to make it their permanent home. Other buyers will be familiar with the area but will become reacquainted, spurred on by seeing Dorset in all its glory on television. So what can those searching properties for sale in Dorset expect to pay' During 2014, sold prices in the county were up 5% on the previous year, and up 5% on values seen in 2007, according to property search portal Rightmove. When expressed as a figure, the average house price in Dorset in 2007 stood at £256,485. Today, Dorset has an overall average price of £270,523. It goes without saying that the most expensive houses and flats for sale in Dorset can be found in Sandbanks - one of the world's costliest real estate addresses, where the average home costs over £1.1 million. The least expensive was Portland, were the average property price is £173,977. If you have been won over by Dorset's charms as seen on Broadchurch, Winkworth would be delighted to help you secure a new home in the county. We have three branches that serve a wide-reaching part of Dorset, including Poole, Friars Cliff, Mudeford, Highcliffe, Bournemouth, Walkford and Christchurch. For the latest properties for sale in Dorset, advice on buying a holiday home or general home moving news, contact us today.

Rarely has a TV show gripped a nation like Broadchurch and the ITV drama, which features actor David Tennant, has thrown Dorset into the spotlight. Many of the scenes from series one and two were shot in the county and the exposure has created something called the 'Broadchurch effect', say ourDorset estate agents.

Agents are already bracing themselves for a deluge of interest from home buyers - especially purchasers of second or holiday homes. In fact, the iconic blue chalet where character DI Alec Hardy escapes to mull over events recently went on the market. The Dorset estate agent responsible for the sale estimates the chalet has benefited from a price uplift of between £25,000 and £50,000 as a direct result of its exposure on television. The chalet is being marketed with a guide price of £275,000.

Demand for all things Dorset is set to build as series two of Broadchurch unfolds. Already online searches for Dorset are up 200%, with online interest in West Bay having seen an increase of 50%, according to Hotels.com. While many people will be visiting Dorset for the first time, desperate for a glimpse of the drama's backdrops, a few will fall in love with the county and decided to make it their permanent home. Other buyers will be familiar with the area but will become reacquainted, spurred on by seeing Dorset in all its glory on television.

So what can those searching properties for sale in Dorset expect to pay' During 2014, sold prices in the county were up 5% on the previous year, and up 5% on values seen in 2007, according to property search portal Rightmove. When expressed as a figure, the average house price in Dorset in 2007 stood at £256,485. Today, Dorset has an overall average price of £270,523. It goes without saying that the most expensive houses and flats for sale in Dorset can be found in Sandbanks - one of the world's costliest real estate addresses, where the average home costs over £1.1 million. The least expensive was Portland, were the average property price is £173,977.

If you have been won over by Dorset's charms as seen on Broadchurch, Winkworth would be delighted to help you secure a new home in the county. We have three branches that serve a wide-reaching part of Dorset, including Poole, Friars Cliff, Mudeford, Highcliffe, Bournemouth, Walkford and Christchurch. For the latest properties for sale in Dorset, advice on buying a holiday home or general home moving news, contact us today.

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