Available designs

Imagine a lakeside idyll, nestled in nature and only a pebble's throw from the stunning Jurassic coast. Make it your second home and you'll be free to build and interior-design a Dorset holiday home that's truly unique to your family.


Choose one of our freehold holiday home plots with planning permission for a sustainable design created by some of the world's leading architects. Recommended builders with 25 years of experience are on hand to help you build and bespoke your property with a range of sustainable materials and finishes. 


Prices from £695,000 for a four-bed Summerhouse - prices made up of a plot and build contract.

"We look out over the lake in the morning and feel so lucky to live here"

Large open-plan living

Dorset Barn

Designed by architects Willmore Iles, this unique, large 5 bed design has proven to be one of Habitat First Group’s most popular designs at Silverlake. The distinctive tiled pitched roof with intelligently positioned rooflights, triple-height void and full height curtain glazing above the dining area allowing natural light to flood in. The large open-plan living area has an almost entirely glass façade, connecting the living area to the outdoors and giving it a spacious, airy feel. Price from £1,101,000.

Modern, spacious design

2 Storey Barn

Designed by architect Wilmore Iles, this design incorporates all the design features of the spacious, modern Dorset Barn spread over two floors. With 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms this is now one of Habitat First Group’s most popular designs, the double-height void over the kitchen with strategically placed roof lights helps to bring the outside in and creates a strong connection with the outdoors. Price from £920,000.

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FROM: £920,000

Award-winning design

Sun House

The four-bed Sun House, designed by Richard Reid Associates has won many awards. This property offers a large open-plan living area on the first floor which has a balcony on either end of the property, allowing natural light to flood in. The second floor offers a mezzanine level, ripe for customising and a unique space from which to enjoy the beautiful, elevated views. The design has won many awards over the years and is a truly unique holiday home. Available as a 4 or a 5 bed design. Price from £913,000.

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FROM: £913,000

Country character and charm

4 Bed Summer House V5

Our 4 Bed Summer House design is full of country character and charm. Wrapped in timber and render with its eye-catching clean lines, incorporating large windows, open-plan spaces and a glazed gable end to fill the property with natural light. This property benefits from a first-floor balcony and backs onto a stunning nature reserve for a full country experience. Price from £695,000.

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FROM: £695,000

Dorset inspired design

4 Bed Summer House V1

Our 4 Bed Summer House design draws inspiration from the local Dorset vernacular with our unique Habitat First Group twist, incorporating large windows, including a picture window, open plan spaces and a full width first-floor balcony. This property benefits from natural light and a balcony view of a stunning nature reserve, creating a strong connection with the great outdoors. Price from £695,000.

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FROM: £695,000


Shepperd's View

A lakeside idyll

A collection of sought-after freehold holiday home plots, each enjoying an enviable position overlooking the estate’s largest lake, Wakeling Water. This sheltered location combines the serenity of lakeside living with stunning views set amidst outstanding natural beauty.

Limited Time Offer

The Heritage Collection

A curated collection of award-winning designs with a reduced build time of only 15 months. This limited-time offer features substantial plots and includes planning permission with a choice of contemporary, fully future-proofed, sustainable design options. Total fixed investment price from £695,000 *


* Made up of a plot purchase and a build contract.



An oasis of calm where families can holiday comfortably, responsibly and safely explore and re-energise in acres and acres of natural habitat.


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