Shared ownership is another way to buy your own home. You buy a percentage, and pay rent on the rest. The housing association owns part of it — but you’re living there, you decorate it, and you decide when to sell.

Buying a percentage means a smaller deposit and smaller mortgage. It’s a sooner first step on the ladder for lots of people. Usually, you can also carry on buying shares, to own it 100%.

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Charminster Farm, 3 bed homes

Longhorn Hill, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 9FS

Shared ownership

Starting prices

40% share from
Full price
Monthly rent
Monthly service charge


If you'd like any information on our new shared ownership homes on Charminster Farm, please feel free to contact us; we're here for you and will be on hand if you have any questions.

Are you looking for a three-bedroom home situated in a desirable village setting, close to the beautiful Jurassic coast, surrounded by natural beauty, with the county town of Dorchester right on the doorstep? We may just have the perfect home for you!

Local area information

Where is Charminster farm?
Only a stone throw away from Dorchester, Charminster is situated on the River Cerne and benefits from a selection of usual village amenities including a post office, a selection of village pubs and good schools nearby.

Transport doesn’t have to be an issue when living in the idyllic village of Charminster. The local bus service runs regularly and the nearby a35 and a37 provides direct routes to Yeovil, Bournemouth, Poole and Blandford Forum. Dorchester also situates a train station and Bournemouth and Southampton airports are within easy reach.

Amenities near by:
Selection of local pubs in the village
Post office
Independent stores within Charminster
The thriving county town of Dorchester within close proximity, providing an array of amenities
Good schools nearby
Interested in something to do?
If you’re an avid golf player, you can head down to the nearby scenic Wolfedale Golf Course, or if you have some spare time; you could always pop down and explore around the magnificent Wolfeton Grade 1 listed mediaeval and Elizabethan house and see the beautiful scenery that surrounds.

If getting out in to the hustle and bustle with friends is your thing, the vibrant town of Dorchester boasts the Brewery Square with a fantastic selection of shops, eateries and a cinema, perfect if you love to shop 'till you drop!

Days out with the family don’t require lots of planning when there’s so much to do in Dorset! Whether it’s the dinosaur museum, a visit to splash down, or the aviation museum, Dorset has the whole family covered when it comes to fun! Sounds like the ideal place to call home, doesn't it?

Want to know more?
Interested? Contact our Sales Negotiator Nicci today on 01929 558448

*While we endeavour to make our property descriptions and plans fair, accurate and reliable, they are only a general guide to the property and may be subject to change. Prices based on a 40% Shared Ownership sale and a 95% LTV mortgage. Shared Ownership homes are bought as leasehold properties, for more information speak to our team. Photographs are for illustration purposes only.* 

Plot availability

Plot number 101
Tenure Shared ownership
Availability Available
Bathrooms 1
Minimum share 40%
Minimum share price £138,000
Full market price £345,000
Monthly rent £474
Monthly service charge £21
Ownership Leasehold


Min share price from: £138,000 for a 40% share
Full price from: £345,000
Monthly rent from: £474
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1

There is only one available priced at £138,000 for a 40% share.

It’s the same as buying on the open-market but you’re buying a share of a property, so therefore pay a mortgage on the part you own.

An independent mortgage advisor can help suggest which type of mortgage might be best for you, based on your situation.

Leasehold, which is essentially the contract for the share you've bought.

It means you've got the right to keep your home for a certain number of years (usually at least 125), but the land belongs to someone else. Your lease also sets out how much you need to pay each month, your responsibilities while living there and all the details of your agreement with the housing association. Make sure you go through it and ask lots of questions.

Your solicitor can help you with this.

It all depends on your lease (your contract with the housing association) so check it thoroughly and ask questions before you buy.

Housing Provider

Shared ownership

Starting prices

40% share from
Full price
Monthly rent
Monthly service charge