Charleston Homes seeks out and sympathetically develops plots within a 15 mile radius of the small North Dorset town of Gillingham. This area is rich in green countryside and close to beautiful local attractions such as Stourhead House and Gardens, Stonehenge and Shear Water and also well connected to London, Bristol and the South West via the A303 and fast train links making it ideal for those wishing to settle in the countryside yet maintain links with other areas of the UK.

In July 2006 Gary Adlem established Charleston Homes as a small family run business dedicated to building high quality bespoke homes.

“The area in which I live is important and special to me and as such I always work with trusted and skilled local craftsmen and utilise local suppliers for my building materials ensuring that Charleston Homes supports the local community. Equally important is supporting the environment and many of our homes feature new environmentally friendly and energy saving technologies such as PV solar panels, underfloor heating, air source heat pumps, recycled rainwater systems and high performance insulation”. Gary Adlem, Director Charleston Homes


 For those seeking personal involvement in the development and design of their home

Charleston Homes can offer a prospective client involvement at the earliest concept stage once the right plot has been identified. With shared input into exterior and interior design, layouts, fixtures and fittings, this is a unique opportunity to create a truly bespoke home that perfectly matches individual tastes and requirements. Once our clients have moved into their new home, Charleston Homes also offers a full after care service during the first year in residence ensuring that any issues common to a new house are resolved promptly and effectively by our knowledgeable and qualified tradesmen.

We are always pleased to hear from any prospective clients who are seeking a new high quality bespoke residence and indeed anyone who may also be interested in offering the sale of a plot which may be suitable for one of our sympathetically designed homes.

Thank you for your interest in Charleston Homes and please do get in contact with us to discuss any potential interest or requirements.


Design & Planning with GMAdesign

Daniel started work with Charleston Homes & gmadesign in 2016 and provides creative support towards the design & technical process. Charleston Homes works in association with gmadesign who have a proactive approach to the design & planning process understanding Charlestons needs for aesthetically pleasing designs. Aspirations are at the forefront of what they do and strive to translate ideas into a reality which will provide a lasting legacy.