- 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


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


Gary Adlem


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

Marketing & Media

Charlie Adlem


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

Architecture & Design

Daniel Kemp

Land wanted

We are always looking for sites with development potential in the South and South West. So whether you’ve a property ripe for redevelopment, a vacant plot, large garden, green or brownfield site, we have the experience and expertise to help you maximise its value. We work in partnership with landowners, planners and local authorities to reach the perfect balance between the land’s value and its development potential, so that any proposal meets with local planning policy to turn vision into stylish reality.


For an informal, strictly confidential and no obligation discussion about your land and its potential, please do not hesitate to call us or complete the enquiry form at the link below and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

Please contact us for a free appraisal