Dorset Houses for Sale
Dorset houses for sale are located in the stunning Lake of Bays area between the Muskoka District and Haliburton County, just 2.5 hours northeast of Toronto, ON. This small community is situated on either side of Dorset Narrows and linked by Highway 35 and Highway 39, which is locally known as Main Street. Given the absolute beauty and intrigue of this part of the country, it is no wonder that homes in this area are extremely desirable. From lakefront retreats to beautiful country homes nestled in the trees just outside of town, the Dorset area is ideal for families looking for a second home in the country, as well as anyone looking to move to the country for a simpler life.
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The Dorset real estate market has some wonderful single-family homes and cottages in this extremely sought after area. Have you ever wanted to own your own private lake with hundreds of acres of land? What about the perfect country home that's close to town, with a picturesque wrap-around porch? Maybe a secluded cabin in the woods with spectacular views is more your speed? Whatever your wishes and property desires may be, Dorset houses for sale will have no problem meeting and exceeding your expectations.
If you are in the market for a restored vintage house in Dorset, then you are definitely in luck. There are many homes here that are built to last, which have been lovingly restored over the years. The Olde Muskoka styling has charming features such as wood-burning fireplaces, wrap-around porches, and original hardwood flooring. Many of these homes have managed to keep all that charm and still have some fantastic updated interiors. Some of the features you may find in homes of this caliber include:
- Stainless steel appliances
- Granite countertops
- Updated bathrooms
- Gourmet kitchens
Some home buyers are focused more on the land than the house itself. There are lakes, marshland, streams, and rivers throughout this area, so if you are looking for water features, you'll have your pick of them in the Dorset real estate market. Have a look at offerings along Crane Lake Drive or Little Hawk Road. Whether you just want a basic cabin or cottage in the woods or a 3 bedroom home with all the luxuries of a suburban home, there is something for everyone in this outstanding property market!
Another option for home buyers is a single-family house outside of town in and around Kawagama Lake Road. These are slightly older homes that have all the modern amenities a home typically has. Rustic interior spaces, acres and acres of land, outbuildings, and lake access are some of things you may expect in homes at this price point. Families will love all the space and land that comes with these more affordable housing options. This truly is a private setting in spectacular surroundings just minutes from the townsite of Dorset itself.
Living In Dorset, Ontario
As soon as you enter the Dorset area, you'll feel a sense of calm rush over you. It is a nature lover's paradise, with so many activities to do throughout the seasons. Whether you take the boat out for a day of fishing, waterski your way across the lake, take a dip to cool yourself in the summer sunshine, or go for a hike through the woods, the area is meant to be explored and enjoyed by all. Stock up on sunscreen and bring an extra bathing suit as you'll find yourself constantly going outside to enjoy one active after another!
The townsite has a number of local restaurants, a gas station, and a grocery store. There's the Lake of Bays Marine Museum, which is a must see. There's also a Marina and bed and breakfast that is simply overrun in the summer months. For your major shopping, you are only a 30-minute drive away from Huntsville, which has a long list of amenities for you and your family to enjoy before you escape back to the bliss of your Dorset property!