New Dorset holiday homes for sale

Imagine a lakeside idyll, nestled in nature, just a pebble's throw from the stunning Jurassic Coast. Join Silverlake 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 your bespoke Dorset holiday cottage with a range of sustainable materials and finishes. 


Our new designs: The Retreat and Swift by nHouse are available with expedited build times from £495,000**. Contact our property team to find out more.

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


The Retreat - 2-bed design

This striking 2-bed design offers modern, stylish living with framed views of the great outdoors. Created with both family fun and rentability in mind, this holiday home design offers excellent value for money with assured returns on investment of 5% for 3 years*. The design is highly sustainable and uses ‘A’ rated energy materials, along with photovoltaic panels and an EV charger. Currently comes with a 3-year service charge holiday for a limited time only. Build time from 12 months. Also available as a 3-bed design.


Swift by Nhouse

If you can’t wait to be part of the Silverlake community, this 4-bed, 4 bath modular design is available with a build time of just 6 months. The spacious holiday home design includes a modern kitchen, large hallway, floor-to-ceiling windows and open-plan living area, with veranda. Intelligent technology and sustainable materials, mean that this design also benefits from low running costs. Currently includes an assured rental return of 5% for 3 years*. This design also comes with a 3-year service charge holiday for a limited time only.

Luxury stone cottage design

2 Bed Summer House - Limited Availability

Quaint 2-bed semi-detached stone cottage design situated in Baxter’s Rise. The delightful residences offer the perfect location to access our unique Nature and Sculpture Garden, an abundance of nature reserve walks is a short stride to the nearest communal jetty providing access onto Wakeling Water. These contemporary cottages offer generous accommodation and open-plan living on the ground floor, with their own private decking and garden area. Built as a crescent, these properties will provide a unique, communal kitchen and dining area. Homeowners will also be some of the very last people to gain access to the luxurious onsite Hurricane Spa, which is exclusively available for homeowners and guests within the first five villages.

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.

eco-friendly design


Designed by architect Willmore Iles, this design represents the perfect marriage of contemporary architecture, eco-friendly construction and outstanding connectivity with the great outdoors. The full-length roof terrace with glass frontage is accessed internally by an electric roof light and offers stunning views over our Sand Martin conservation and beyond.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Striking contemporary design

Watergarden XL

Designed by architect Andy Ramus, this striking design benefits from a south-facing plot, an additional roof-top terrace and structural insulated panels (SIPs). This stunning contemporary architecture is one of the most efficient designs that Habitat First Group has launched.

South-facing plot

Cotswolds Barn with Dormers

This striking design has a large commanding south-facing plot, benefiting from views of the surrounding lake. Being our largest barn design, over three floors with spacious dormered bedrooms on the second floor, a full-width deck and a balcony combine to give the Barn a very spacious, airy feel.


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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 *Rental Return Package is only available to new customers. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer. Assured rental returns package is subject to Gross Booking Value: The collective sum of the gross booking price paid by the rental guest. Peak weeks vary from year to year and will be specified by Habitat Escapes one calendar year in advance.

**Properties at Silverlake, Dorset cannot be used as a primary residence. Price includes plot purchase and build contract from our recommended construction partner. Selected properties that offer a Service Charge holiday (no Service Charge payments) for 3 years commences from handover of the property. Where build time is stated, this excludes the conveyancing period. Prices correct at the time of going to press.