Homes are where the hart is!

Historic white hart statue unveiled at Eastgate, Dorchester

Councillor Tim Harries, the Mayor of Dorchester, has unveiled an iconic statue of a white hart at Eastgate, our collection of new townhouses on High East Street.

The 2.6 metre-high statue is part of Dorchester’s rich history. It once stood above the entrance to the landmark White Hart inn, which dated back to 18th century and features in a short story by Thomas Hardy. The original inn was rebuilt following a fire in 1926, before closing in 2006.

We’ve meticulously restored the statue to its original glory and incorporated it in pride of place on its original site, now occupied by the new homes. Councillors from Dorchester Town Council, together with members of the Dorchester Civic Society and Thomas Hardy Society, joined with other guests to celebrate the white hart’s homecoming. Dorchester’s Town Crier, Councillor Alistair Chisholm, marked the occasion with a traditional cry.

The Mayor of Dorchester said: “The white hart is very significant to Dorchester and it’s lovely to see it back in its rightful place. The new homes are splendid and a great addition to this part of the town.”

Eastgate is a collection of nine luxury three and four-bedroom townhouses and one two-bedroom coach house at the far end of High East Street, a short stroll from the town centre. Built to a very high specification, the homes have recently been finished and buyers can move in immediately. Prices start from £320,000 and Help to Buy is available on every home, allowing people to buy with a 5 per cent deposit and 20 per cent government loan.

Two show homes and an unfurnished view home are open five days a week – Tuesday to Saturday – from 10am to 5pm, at Eastgate, 53 High East Street, Dorchester DT1 1HU.

For more information, please contact selling agents Connells on 01305 266755 or Mayfair Town and Country on 01305 269200. Or visit www.metishomes.co.uk.

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