Habitat First Group, which is building the new Silverlake sustainable holiday homes in West Dorset, has unveiled a key part of the development called Crescent Cottages.

The newly-designed two-bedroom cottages offer a ‘turnkey’ solution for anyone wishing to buy a property that comes fully-furnished. They are at the heart of Beaumont Village that overlooks an EU-protected heathland set within 650 acres of land near the Dorset coastline.

Hundreds of species of wildlife will be protected on the 560 acre site as it develops over the next few years
Hundreds of species of wildlife will be protected on the 560 acre site as it develops over the next few years

Two of the (seven) cottages are available for £350,000 and include the plot, a large open-plan kitchen, two bedrooms with south-facing balcony overlooking a beautiful lake, an air-source heat pump, underfloor heating, modern furniture pack, air-flow management system and access to an outdoor kitchen, fire pit and seating area.


In addition, for a short time only, buyers will benefit from the service charge and utility bills being paid by Habitat First Group for two years from completion of the property.

Like its sister development, Lower Mill Estate in the Cotswolds, Silverlake offers high-quality holiday accommodation set within world-class nature conservation. Over the next few months the site will see tens of new lodges and houses built, as well as a spa and eventually a Country Club.

Buyers can use their property all year round for holiday use or choose to rent it out, but they must have a permanent primary residence before they can buy at Silverlake. Hundreds of species of wildlife will be protected on the 560 acre site as it develops over the next few years.

Silverlake is expected to create up to 750 jobs, alongside hundreds of millions of pounds of construction investment, on the site of the existing Warmwell Quarry near Crossways in West Dorset. Warmwell Quarry used to include a former World War Two airfield, RAF Warmwell, which dates back to 1937 and was a key component in the defence of Britain during the war. A number of important relics remain and will be preserved as an integral part of the development.

For more information, and to see the Silverlake plans, visit: www.habitatfirstgroup.co.uk