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    Ethos To be the most respected firm in the region. Symonds & Sampson are a long established firm of Chartered Surveyors being specialist Estate Agents and Letting Agents with an in-depth knowledge of the regional property market.
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    Where we're active

    Our Branch

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    Current Properties

    Previously Marketed Properties

    Note: Markers represent the centre of postcodes, not exact locations

    Find us

    Trinity Square,
    Axminster,
    EX13 5AW

    Telephone us

    Buying: 01297 645009  Local call rate
    Letting: 01297 645010  Local call rate

    Email us

    Contact us

    Disclaimer

    The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by Symonds & Sampson, Axminster. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to Symonds & Sampson, Axminster. Where properties are displayed on a page, this comprises a property advertisement. Rightmove Group Limited who operate the website Rightmove.co.uk makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the advertisement or any linked or associated information, and Rightmove has no control over the content. These property advertisements do not constitute property particulars. The information is provided and maintained by Symonds & Sampson, Axminster. Please contact the agent directly to obtain any information which may be available under the terms of The Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) Regulations 2007 or the Home Report if in relation to a residential property in Scotland and if you have any query over the content.

    *Guide Price: An indication of a seller's minimum expectation at auction and given as a “Guide Price” or a range of “Guide Prices”. This is not necessarily the figure a property will sell for and is subject to change prior to the auction.

    Reserve Price: Each auction property will be subject to a “Reserve Price” below which the property cannot be sold at auction. Normally the “Reserve Price” will be set within the range of “Guide Prices” or no more than 10% above a single “Guide Price.”

    Auction Fees: The purchase of this property may include associated fees not listed here, as it is to be sold via auction. To find out more about the fees associated with this property please call Symonds & Sampson, Axminster on 01297 33122.


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    Estate Agents, Auctioneers and Surveyors
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      Symonds & Sampson LLP is a long-established firm of estate agents, auctioneers and property surveyors serving Hampshire, Wiltshire, Dorset, Somerset and Devon from 11 regional offices - Axminster, Beaminster, Blandford, Bridport, Dorchester, Frome Market, Poundbury, Salisbury, Sherborne, Sturminster Newton, Wimborne and Yeovil - together with The London Office.
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      Our services include
      The sale of houses, cottages, farms, land, equestrian property, smallholdings, leisure and commercial property
      Residential lettings and property management
      Property auctions
      Building surveys and general valuations
      Machinery and livestock auctions
      Farm finance
      Estate management
      Planning and professional advice.
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    Selling Your Home
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      10 residential departments, together with the London Office provide a comprehensive coverage of property in the Wessex region from East Devon and Somerset through Dorset to Wiltshire and Hampshire. In a competitive market, Symonds & Sampson LLP have achieved notable successes for the quality and quantity of properties sold - demonstrating their ability to provide a personal and professional service which is appreciated by both buyers and sellers. By using the London Office connection Symonds & Sampson LLP ensure that buyers from London and the Home Counties are aware of what is available in Wessex.

      Our intention is to provide you with the best possible advice and service to ensure as smooth a sale as is possible.

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      We offer, as a good agent should:
      •Free Initial Market Appraisals
      •Experienced staff, with strong local knowledge, in each office
      •High standards, as required by membership of RICS and NAEA
      •Full colour particulars which can include floor plans and location maps and which can be downloaded directly from our website
      •Extensive advertising in a range of local and national newspapers along with a good history of obtaining editorial content
      •Listings on various web sites including Rightmove, The London Office, our own Website and many more
      •Access, via The London Office in St James', to London, Home Counties and overseas buyers. Property Exhibitions are held there or elsewhere in London from time to time.
      •An effective and efficient back-office database. Ours is Internet-based and enables us to share our properties and several thousand potential buyers instantly across our 10 offices.
      •Instant e-mail alerts to suitable applicants about new properties.
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      Marketing and the London Office

      We are members of The London Office which provides us with a central London base to display and hold particulars of properties for sale. The office is manned by experienced agents and is situated in St James' Place just off St James'. From time to time we hold exhibitions either at the London office or at the Move to the Country Show when members of staff from our local offices meet buyers from the capital and home counties.

      Paul Baxter at The London Office is also available to discuss international property requirements.

      Tel:0207 839 0888

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    Buying Through Us
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      Initial contact with us will usually be via a website, over the phone or in person at one of our nine offices. You can continue to get up-to-date lists of available properties on an ad hoc basis but you may prefer to register with us. This will allow us to send you details of properties just as they come to the market or when prices are revised.

      Our applicant database is web-based and shared instantly across all eleven offices so that you need only sign-up once to be matched with any property that fits your requirements.

      You can register, update your details and requirements or de-register through this website. You will receive notification of new properties via e-mail and can download full colour particulars from your web portfolio.

      Alternatively, you can also register by contacting one of our offices where a member of staff will take your details and discuss the current market and properties available with you. We endeavour to get all staff to see the property but, where this has not been possible, someone who has seen it can ring you back.

      If any property is of interest please contact the relevant office to discuss it further and to make arrangements for a viewing.

      Once you make an offer it will be submitted in writing to the vendors. The staff will need to collect personal details from you, if not already known, such as the position of your own sale and availability of finance.

      We will advise you of the outcome of any offer. Once an offer is accepted, we will notify your solicitors at the same time as the vendors. Because agents can speak to both buyers' and sellers' solicitors we will keep in touch with you during the sale process with updates, up to the point at which contracts are exchanged .

      Following exchange of contracts we will liaise with you and the vendor about the hand over of keys at completion. This usually takes place in our office but with planning a member of staff may be able to meet you at the property.

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      Lettings
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      Our Lettings offices at Axminster, Bridport, Beaminster, Dorchester, Blandford, Sherborne, Sturminster Newton and Yeovil are Licensed Members of ARLA (Association of Residential Letting Agents) with qualified and experienced staff.
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      Agriculture Services
      Our Agricultural departments at Axminster, Bridport, Dorchester, Salisbury, Sherborne, Sturminster Newton, Wimborne and Yeovil offer the full gambit of agricultural agency and professional work. Our Farm Dispersal Team is based at Yeovil and we are Auctioneers for Frome Livestock auctions at Frome.
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      Surveys & Valuations
      Our Survey department is based at Wimborne and can carry out all types of surveys as well as provide a design and project management service. We have registered RICS valuers in several offices carrying out valuations of all types of property for banks, building societies and tax purposes.
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      Our main commercial offices are at Poundbury, Blandford and Yeovil. They provide a full agency service for the sale and letting of commercial property plus advice on all property matters for commercial clients.
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      Property Auctions
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      We are recognised as the leading property auctioneers in the south west (data from Essential Information Group) and hold monthly auctions except in January and August selling a variety of property from across the region. The department is headed up by well-known auctioneer Mark Lewis based at our Sturminster Newton office.
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      Town & Country Planning
      We have a number of chartered surveyors who specialise in planning work from various offices. If you need advice please contact our office.
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      Ross Willmington DipAgFM
      Partner

      Ross was born in Exeter and brought up on the family farm at Branscombe on the East Devon coast. Remaining closely involved in the farm gives him great empathy with his agricultural clients.

      After studying at the Royal Agricultural College at Cirencester, and a year working on an estate in Cornwall, Ross joined Symonds & Sampson in 2004. He is now a partner and is based in the Farm Agency department, working from our Axminster office.

      Ross still lives in Branscombe and shares his life with his partner, their five dogs and too many horses. Outside of the office he enjoys all country pursuits and spent nearly 10 years as MFH of the Axe Vale Harriers.
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      Rickey Stoodley
      Residential Sales Manager

      Rickey grew up locally to the Axminster office and as such is a real expert on the area. He has worked in agency for over a decade and during that time has worked in Devon, Somerset and Dorset for two well-regarded regional agencies. 

      After getting married in 2012 Rickey moved to Taunton and joined Symonds & Sampson as a residential manager in early 2015. He prides himself on his friendly, honest and professional customer service. 

      Outside of work, Rickey is happiest watching and playing a game of cricket.
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      James Pellow NAEA
      Marketing Consultan t

      I am a property consultant here in the Axminster office having been an estate agent for over 20 years covering the counties of Devon, Somerset and Dorset. I am responsible for market appraisals and negotiations having been a member of NAEA for many years.

      I am married with 2 children and live in the parish of Hawkchurch approximately 4 miles from Axminster town. My hobbies include water sports and rugby and I am a member of a local rugby club.
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      Stephanie Chaplin MNAEA
      Residential Negotiator

      Steph has worked for Symonds & Sampson since 2005. Born in Devon, she has lived and worked in Axminster for the last 20 or so years. She has also worked for a land acquisition firm buying brown field sites for development and in other property-related roles. 

      She has a background in journalism, editorial and research, including working for the BBC as a radio producer. She studied stained glass and mosaic design at Chelsea College of Art in London. She enjoys gardening, photography and walking.
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      Amy Lewis BA (Hons)
      Residential Administrator

      Amy has been with the firm for over 8 years and has worked across most of the departments. She has moved from lettings, to agriculture and is currently working in sales. Due to her plethora of roles throughout the business Amy has a real understanding of all property matters both urban and rural. 

      Unlike many of the Symonds & Sampson staff members, Amy grew up away from the south and began life in Northamptonshire and studied Ceramic Design at Staffordshire University where she learnt her BA Hons degree. She moved to Somerset 8 years ago when she joined Symonds & Sampson. When she is not lending her hand to all aspects of the business, Amy and her husband are kept on their toes by their young son and when she is able to catch a spare minute she spends her time reading and cooking.
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      Brigit Lyons-Davis
      Residential Assistant
      Brigit joined Symonds and Sampson in 2003 and is based in the Axminster office as an office administrator and is a qualified member of the NAEA. Brought up on Dartmoor she now enjoys life in the Blackdowns. Having previously worked in the Bridport office and lived at West Bay she is ideally situated to promote the area to new clients.

      Brigit says "I'm always pleased to welcome purchasers to this beautiful part of the West Country, with the beach so close by, fantastic walks along the coastal footpath and an abundance of local artisan food outlets, there's something for everyone here."..
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      Samantha Brown
      Lettings Manager

      Sam was raised in West Wickham in Kent and moved to Bridport after leaving school where she studied business and accounts whilst working for a local import/export firm. Sam went on to pursue a career in fashion in a management position and then opened her own menswear store.

      In 2002, Sam changed career working for an estate agency in Somerset jumping at the chance to move into a lettings position when it arose and has never looked back. After working in Crewkerne for many years Sam opened her own letting agency in 2006 going on to join Symonds & Sampson as the Lettings Manager in Axminster in 2015 bringing with her a wealth of experience. 

      Away from the office Sam enjoys going to the gym, walking and socialising and soaking up what the area has to offer especially Bridport's varied music scene
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      Angela Gillbrand
      Rural Negotiator

      After Angela graduated from UCL with a degree in Physical Anthropology she worked in the City and in Advertising before moving to East Devon. With over 20 years' experience in restoring period properties, she has a gained a wealth of knowledge of vernacular architecture and listed buildings. Upon returning from living in Europe, 

      Angela joined Symonds & Sampson's expanding Farm Agency Department. Her flair for property allied with her sales and communication skills have enabled her to develop her role as a negotiator specialising in farms, equine and country property.

      Away from work, Angela has a passion for foreign travel, enjoying both skiing and scuba diving. 
      At home, her interests include opera and ballet as well as spending time with her horse and dogs.
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      Where we're active

      Our Branch

      Our Branch

      Current Properties

      Recently Sold Properties

      Note: Markers represent the centre of postcodes, not exact locations

      Find us

      Trinity Square,
      Axminster,
      EX13 5AW

      Telephone us

      Buying: 01297 645009  Local call rate
      Letting: 01297 645010  Local call rate

      Email us

      Contact us

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      Testimonials from Sellers

      • Seller Testimonial

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        They told me they could sell my house and they did
        "Rickey found me a buyer in less than a week. The Symonds and Sampson (Axminster) team are polite, efficient, helpful and they get the job done. 

        If they say they will call you back or chase something up they do it, not next week but now. They told me they could sell my house and they did. I am very happy and would definitely use them again"

        Miss R
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        proved correct as it sold in eight days
        I had spoken to Rickey on several occasions about my mothers house as she was going into a care home. I felt he had the local knowledge necessary and drive to get a sale and this proved correct as it sold in eight days. 

        We were kept informed throughout and very happy with everyone at Symonds & Sampson

        Mr C
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        An excellent firm to deal with over our house sale
        "We have found Symonds and Sampson an excellent firm to deal with over house sales. All the staff are pleasant, helpful and interested. Mr Stoodley in particular has worked very hard to pull off the sale of our house 'North View' in a difficult market with very few viewings. We are extremely pleased and recognise that he has gone the extra mile to achieve a good result."

        Mr & Mrs K
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        Made the whole affair stress and hassle free
        Acting as Executor of my late mothers estate on behalf of my sister and myself which involved the sale of her house, so I engaged with 3 separate estate agents. The property being of non-traditional construction, but set in an impressive plot made it difficult to value and certainly all three estate agents valuations varied substantially. 

         We decided to opt for Symonds and Sampson for two reasons. The logical one was around their valuation was in the middle of the other two, and second being the friendly and sympathetic way they dealt with us in what is not always the easiest of circumstances. 

         During the sale process the property showed up some issues that at first were not apparent to any of the estate agents. Upon finding these, which led to a downgrading of the value of the property, I felt that Symonds and Sampson guided us through the options available to us, but always with our interests at heart. 

         The net result is the property sold in fairly short order after the revised valuation. At all times Symonds and Sampson kept us well informed of progress and made the whole affair stress and hassle free. I would have no hesitation in either engaging them again or recommending them.

        Mr J
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        The whole process has been very straight forward
        Great news that the sale of west Gate has gone through. The whole process has been very straight forward from the outset and we were very pleased to get an offer from the second viewing. 

        From that point on everything has gone smoothly and S&S staff have tried hard, and succeeded, in keeping both parties informed and involved to the end.

        Mr S
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        Great service, very professional

        Thank you to Rickey & Team.   Sold my house on first viewing. Great service, very professional. Always kept me up to date on the progress of the sale. Would highly recommend Symonds and Sampson. Thank you.

        Miss P

      • Seller Testimonial

        To all at Symonds and Sampson.

        Just a small note to say thank you so much for the work you put in on the sale of our house.  After all the months of uncertainty, we are now ecstatically settled in our new home.

         

        Mr & Mrs C

      • Seller Testimonial

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        head and shoulders above any of the other agents
        Your Axminster office was simply head and shoulders above any of the other agents we considered instructing on the sale of our property. Rickey Stoodley truly understood the house and adjoining land in terms of who might buy it and why it would be attractive in the market place. Rickey and Steph then used an unbeatable combination of great people skills, integrity and commercial pragmatism to market the property and gain the goodwill and enthusiasm of prospective buyers. This culminated in them finding exactly the right people to purchase. It was a truly impressive service which we very much appreciated.
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        refreshing, professional and pain free
        My experience with the Axminster team was refreshing, professional and pain free... if only all estate agency's were like this

      Testimonials from Buyers

      • Buyer Testimonial

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        Very simple and seamless
        Thank you very much for your help in the Purchase of Lea Combe, Axminster and the earlier sale of Bakers Mead Shute. 

        From our very first phone call to you back in January 2015 you have handled our sale and purchases with the upmost of professionalism. Our transactions could have been very difficult as we have been abroad throughout both, but has been made very simple and seamless by not only you but all of the staff at Symonds and Sampson. 

         Keep up the good work 

        Mr & Mrs P
      • Buyer Testimonial

        Stood out compared to your competitors
        I recently viewed a house in Colyton through your office and I just wanted to drop a note to you to say how impressed I was with your team. 

        From the man I spoke to in the office (Rickey I think) on the Saturday morning to Steph who showed us around, their market knowledge and the follow up call the next day. 

        The team stood out compared to your competitors. Unfortunately, the house isn't for us but I just wanted to say what a notable difference your team made.

        Mrs B
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        Excellent level of service

        Excellent level of service I got from the team at Axminster.  This is how all high street estate agents should be.

        Mr W

      • Buyer Testimonial

        We will recommend S & S because of you
        > Just wanted to say thanks so much for all your help with looking out for us and keeping us up to date with everything, it is much appreciated and we will recommend S&S because of you!
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      Disclaimer

      The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by Symonds & Sampson, Axminster. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to Symonds & Sampson, Axminster. Where properties are displayed on a page, this comprises a property advertisement. Rightmove Group Limited who operate the website Rightmove.co.uk makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the advertisement or any linked or associated information, and Rightmove has no control over the content. These property advertisements do not constitute property particulars. The information is provided and maintained by Symonds & Sampson, Axminster. Please contact the agent directly to obtain any information which may be available under the terms of The Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) Regulations 2007 or the Home Report if in relation to a residential property in Scotland and if you have any query over the content.

      *Guide Price: An indication of a seller's minimum expectation at auction and given as a “Guide Price” or a range of “Guide Prices”. This is not necessarily the figure a property will sell for and is subject to change prior to the auction.

      Reserve Price: Each auction property will be subject to a “Reserve Price” below which the property cannot be sold at auction. Normally the “Reserve Price” will be set within the range of “Guide Prices” or no more than 10% above a single “Guide Price.”

      Auction Fees: The purchase of this property may include associated fees not listed here, as it is to be sold via auction. To find out more about the fees associated with this property please call Symonds & Sampson, Axminster on 01297 33122.


      Welcome to Symonds & Sampson, Axminster

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      Find Us

      Branch address

      Trinity Square,
      Axminster,
      EX13 5AW

      Get in touch

      Buying: 01297 645009  Local call rate
      Letting: 01297 645010  Local call rate

      Disclaimer

      The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by Symonds & Sampson, Axminster. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to Symonds & Sampson, Axminster. Where properties are displayed on a page, this comprises a property advertisement. Rightmove Group Limited who operate the website Rightmove.co.uk makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the advertisement or any linked or associated information, and Rightmove has no control over the content. These property advertisements do not constitute property particulars. The information is provided and maintained by Symonds & Sampson, Axminster. Please contact the agent directly to obtain any information which may be available under the terms of The Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) Regulations 2007 or the Home Report if in relation to a residential property in Scotland and if you have any query over the content.

      *Guide Price: An indication of a seller's minimum expectation at auction and given as a “Guide Price” or a range of “Guide Prices”. This is not necessarily the figure a property will sell for and is subject to change prior to the auction.

      Reserve Price: Each auction property will be subject to a “Reserve Price” below which the property cannot be sold at auction. Normally the “Reserve Price” will be set within the range of “Guide Prices” or no more than 10% above a single “Guide Price.”

      Auction Fees: The purchase of this property may include associated fees not listed here, as it is to be sold via auction. To find out more about the fees associated with this property please call Symonds & Sampson, Axminster on 01297 33122.