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- A business built on firm foundations -

We actively seek out and sympathetically develop plots and property within a 15 mile radius of the small North Dorset town of Gillingham. This is classic English countryside - rich in green landscapes, criss-crossed with quiet lanes and dotted with pretty and historic homes, villages and towns. Close by you’ll discover beautiful local attractions such as Stourhead House and GardensStonehenge and Shear Water. What’s more, the area is also well connected to London, Bristol and the South West via the A303 and fast train links, making it the ideal location if you’d love to settle in the countryside but still need to travel around the UK for business or pleasure.


Your new home, your way

We offer you a unique chance to create a truly bespoke new home: one that’s tailored to your taste, lifestyle and needs.

Yes, you can be involved in the design and development of your brand new property, from the very earliest stages.


Once we’ve found the right plot you work with us to determine the style of your new property, right from the concept to its completion. You can share your input into everything from exterior and interior design to layouts, finishes, fixtures and fittings so together we’ll create your perfect new home.

The Team


Gary Adlem


In July 2006 Gary established Charleston Homes dedicated to building high quality bespoke homes.


Daniel Kemp

Architecture & Design

Daniel joined Charleston Homes in 2016 providing creative support with planning & design.


Zoe Hickson

Administrator & Marketing

Zoe joined the company in 2021. Her knowledge of marketing combined with her proactive nature has been vital for driving the company forward.


Simon Curtis


Simon Curtis, who joined us as a new Director in 2023. His knowledge and skills within the construction industry is a great asset to the company.


Charlie Adlem

Marketing & Media

Charlie recently joined Charleston Homes part time using his experience to help promote the company.

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