A good estate agent needs drive, ambition, and an ability to think outside of the box - qualities that provide a better service for our clients and an opportunity to achieve better prices for their most valuable assets. Luscombe Mayeís 140 years in the business hasnít just given us well over a century of experience in the Residential Sales Market, itís also taught us that both clients and customers appreciate a warm welcome and a friendly, professional service. Weíre an independent firm whose biggest asset is our experienced staff. Their local knowledge and integrity ensure that we will guide you with the very best advice in a friendly, courteous manner and with a highly personal service. With seven offices covering the South Hams, we have considerable expertise in selling every type of property from an underground wartime bunker to a clifftop estate.
You won't find Costa, McDonalds, Marks & Spencer or Next in Totnes, a town said to have more listed buildings per head of population than anywhere, and which has been variously described as a hub of alternative living, a centre of boho chic and the most forward thinking eco capital in the world.
Walk up Totnesís main street on market day [Friday and Saturday] and youíll find a colourful riot of sounds and smells that can take you back to the time of Jethro Tull and Ten Years After. Totnesís retailers are well-known for their wholefoods and ethical and fair trade goods. Most of the shops you wonít have seen elsewhere and amongst the three supermarkets is the Happy Apple, small and independent and next to the Red Wizard cafť.
But by no means is everyone in Totnes a hippy and there are real locals, who stress the tot-, and not the -ness in Totnes, and say that their grandparents are in the graveyard. Many others have moved in, attracted by a pretty mediaeval town on Englandís most beautiful river and halfway between Dartmoor and the coast. They have also found that they can spend their Totnes pounds, take part in the Totnes Orange Races and listen to the incomparable Soundart Radio.
Totnes has a glorious landscape to explore and admire and itís also a thriving centre for music, theatre and art. Thereís a strong community spirit and Totnes people speak their minds, not least on the Totnesians Facebook page. What happened when Costa wanted to come to town is well documented, and when the county council reversed a one way traffic system at one end of the main street, traders managed to persuade the High Court to overturn the change.