Welcome to
Dorset Property Search

Taking the stress out of your house purchase


About us

Founded in 2020 by Alex MacEwen, Dorset Property Search is a locally based Property Search Agency, finding you the best properties both on and off the market. We listen to every detail of your brief, to ensure that the properties we present, meet your requirements, and that the entire process is an enjoyable one. We will save you time and money, whilst removing the stress.

Alex, whilst originally from London, has always had strong ties to Dorset. Having spent his school days at Milton Abbey, and his army days at both Bovington and Lulworth, it was only a matter of time before he and his family settled here permanently.

Having studied Estate Management at University, Alex served in the Army before heading to The City in 2007 where he spent the next 11 years working for BlackRock. In 2018, Alex and his family finally decided to relocate from London to Dorset.

At Dorset Property Search, we serve our clients needs first, acting in the strictest of confidence, and with integrity. Being focused on Dorset, and being local, affords us the advantage of knowing what is going on, on the ground. We assist with not only your search, but also with all subsequent aspects of the purchase from dealing with estate agents and solicitors, to local builders and planning consultants if required.

Benefits of using Dorset Property Search

Access to off market properties offered from a broad range of local contacts including estate agents.
Preview any new instructions from local offices.
Pay the right price. We make no promises of negotiating lower prices, we ensure that you pay the right price for the right property.
Exclusivity, we will not act for two clients with similar briefs at the same time, ensuring that your interests always come first.
Local intelligence. We can also advise on transport links, future planning issues that may impact, who the neighbours are, potential flood risk etc.
Save time. We can save you hours of precious time to ensure that you only come to view properties that meet your requirements.
Introductions, to a range of professionals from local solicitors and accountants to surveyors, builders and planning consultant such as they are required.
Representation. Someone to represent your interests, remembering that estate agents represent the vendor!
Advice on local state and private schools across all ages.


Alex MacEwen has been outstanding in helping us find our new home in Dorset/Somerset. He was thoroughly professional, always offered very good advice and invariably got the details to us of properties not yet on the market well in advance of other potential purchasers. His contacts in the residential market in this area is particularly impressive and when he found potential properties, his advice and negotiating skills were incredibly helpful. He always accompanied us on viewings and never tried to push us into anything that wasn’t just right. Alex always made himself available and made the process stress free and enjoyable. I have no hesitation in recommending Alex if you are looking to purchase a home in this area. He is an agent with the highest level of integrity and will give you your best chance of success. Guy S 2023

We employed Alex MacEwen at Dorset Property Search to help us find a suitable plot to build an eco-house in Dorset/Somerset. Plots with potential are extremely difficult to find and during our lengthy search Alex offered invaluable help and advice. Once we had found a suitable plot Alex negotiated the deal which would have undoubtedly unravelled had it not been for his professional expertise and care. We are very grateful to Alex and would thoroughly recommend his services for any property you may be searching for in the West Country. Gareth H 2023

We relocated to Dorset 18 months ago. We feel very lucky to have come across Alex at the beginning of our search. Being local he is a fount of helpful knowledge and advice about where and what to buy and he is often the first to hear about a new property coming to market. He understood exactly what we needed and only showed us houses that fit the brief. He not only found us the wonderful house that we now live in, but also found a brilliant rental for us while we were looking. All this in a fiercely competitive post lockdown market. Communication was very easy and he is always at the end of the phone. He took the stress out of looking and negotiated skilfully when it came to buying. Matilda H 2022

I have worked with Alex over the past couple of years on a number of properties. Alex is clearly very thorough in his approach and well respected by his clients. He has built up a strong reputation and I would not hesitate to recommend him to potential buyers. Justin Lowe MRICS Greensalde Taylor Hunt

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