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    You are in good hands

    Whilst we are proud of our rural roots, dating back to 1858, we are pleased to offer a 21st century service to a wide variety of clients and have grown into one of the leading letting agents in the area.

    We successfully let and manage a range of property throughout the region on behalf of private clients, local estates and landowners, investment landlords and property companies.

    Letting offices are situated in Dorchester, Sherborne, Yeovil, Axminster, Beaminster, Bridport, Blandford, Poundbury and Sturminster Newton. We are regulated by RICS in respect of professional standards and the holding of client money, governed by ARLA (Association of Residential Lettings Agents) and the industry Ombudsmen, and all staff are trained to ARLA Technical Award level.

    In addition to our own website, symondsandsampson.co.uk, we are pleased to be associated with The London Office and specialist property websites Rightmove and Zoopla(incorporating Primelocation) amongst others, each providing National and International marketing exposure for your property.

    Our aim is to develop long-term client relationships and we always look forward to welcoming new clients.

    Client Money Protection (CMP) provided by ARLA
    Independent Redress provided by Ombudsman Service Property (OS:P)

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Axminster Lettings Team
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    Samantha Brown MARLA
    Lettings Manager

    Samantha 'Sam' has worked in lettings for over 15 years during which time she ran her own lettings company. She brings a wealth of lettings and management experience to the team.
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    Bailey Parsons
    Negotiator

    Bailey works in our Axminster lettings department. He grew up locally and enjoys showing potential buyers and tenants properties in this beautiful area.
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    Amy Lewis BA(Hons)
    Although currently working in Lettings, Amy has also worked in sales and agricultural and has a real understanding of all property matters.
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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.


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    Selling Your Home
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      Why Symonds & Sampson?

      15 Offices across Wessex, 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
      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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      Commercial
      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
      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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      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 MNAEA
      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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      Amanda Curtis
      Senior Negotiator

      Amanda has worked in the business for nearly 20 years, 16 of those have been happily spent in Axminster. She has a wealth of experience to call on, is passionate about building and maintaining strong business relationships with her clients, particularly with the transition from agreeing a sale to a successful exchange of contracts. 

      Away from work, she enjoys walking the south west coastline, visiting historical properties as a member of both the National Trust and English Heritage and more importantly spending quality time with her grandchildren.
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      James Pellow MNAEA
      Consultant

      James is now a consultant to the firm having been an estate agent for over 20 years and manager of our Bridport office for many years. He now shares his knowledge and experience with the Axminster office.
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      Brigit Lyons-Davis MNAEA
      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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      Angela Gillbrand MNAEA
      Negotiator

      Angela has a background in advertising and spent many years in the city and Europe. She also has over 20 year's experience restoring period properties. She is now an accomplished negotiator and works closely with Ross.
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      Mark Lewis FRICS FAAV FNAVA
      Partner, Head of Agency
      Mark needs little introduction as the face of Symonds & Sampson's property auctions. A chartered surveyor and former livestock auctioneer Mark also sells country houses and is editor of our in house magazine Country Matters. Away from the office his interests include cooking, renovating his 16th Century house, hockey, cricket and walking in the glorious Dorset countryside with his wife, two children and Labrador.
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      Hannah Williams
      Residential Assistant

      Born & bred in East Devon, two miles from Colyton, Hannah remains heavily involved in the running of the family farm. Hannah came to Symonds and Sampson in 2017 straight from college, where she studied Law, Geography and Biology at A Level. Having worked in farming since her childhood, she is perfectly placed for a career in a rural agency.

      Away from the office Hannah enjoys spending time with her horses, two working springer spaniels, and of course her cows.
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      Annabel Douglas MRICS FAAV
      Rural Surveyor

      Annabel was brought up in Dorset and went to Southampton University to study history and archaeology. This led to a career with the National Trust managing stately homes in England and Northern Ireland.She went on to become Estate Manager on a private estate in Dorset and later a rural surveyor for a firm in Oxfordshire. These experiences allowed her to gain an MSc in Surveying from Reading University and become a qualified chartered surveyor.Annabel's interests outside work include riding 'Berry' her horse and walking her working cocker spaniel
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      Andrea Barnett
      Agricultural Secretary

      Andrea assists Ross and Angela in the agricultural and farm agency department of the office and is integral in the organisation of the county shows.
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      Annie Willis
      Residential Assistant

      Involved in estate agency for more than twenty years, having worked in several parts of the country selling both traditional and retirement properties. Have good local knowledge having lived in several east Devon villages myself. Really enjoy moving and happy to discuss the actual process. I now work as a viewings assistant thus enabling me to engage with both vendors and viewers
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      Testimonials from Sellers

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        A good job well done 
        Many thanks Rickey, A good job well done.

        Mr R
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        Enthusiastic local knowledge 
        Sold a house through this agency. Experienced and enthusiastic local knowledge and ended with best offers with six buyers. Would recommend for sales.
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        Thank you for all you did for me 
        Thank you so much for all your help in selling Castle House so successfully! I am now settled in Ireland, where everyone is so welcoming & friendly. I am so lucky to be here with my daughter. All the best for 2019 and thank you again for all you did for me. 

        Mrs B 
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        kindly Sympathetic, and extraordinarily helpful
        Dear Ricky,

        We are so very grateful to you and your colleagues for so much support and sound advice throughout our unusual and extremely trying experience while selling and buying during the past few months. You have all been kindly sympathetic, discreet, and extraordinarily helpful, beyond the call of normal duty, while we have experienced unusual difficulties and disappointments. And now you have, with quiet discretion, helped us towards what is promising to be a happy conclusion.

        Revd R & R  
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        A tower of strength
        You were a tower of strength throughout the sale of the cottage and I am extremely grateful for all the hard work that you put in to make the sale possible.

        I shall certainly recommend Symonds & Sampson to any of my friends should they contemplate moving as the service you provided was exemplary and very much appreciated 

        Mrs W

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        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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        Feeling happy in my new flat
        Ricky and all the staff, thank you very much for your help and support in the purchase of my new flat. I am now getting settled and feeling happiness in my new home. 
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        Straightforward and friendly 
        Dear Ricky

        We felt we wanted to write to express our very sincere thanks to you and to all your staff in the sales office in Axminster for the professional manner in which you dealt with our purchase. It was a pleasure to deal with you and your staff, everyone was so straightforward and friendly and we were extremely impressed by the professional way you dealt with everything from our initial offer on the property, right through to completion. 

        We are so happy with our new home, and we just want to say again how grateful we are to you all.

        Mr & Mrs H 
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        Professional service & advice 
        We purchased our house through Symonds and Sampson who provided excellent professional service and advice throughout the process. They were proactive, helpful, had great knowledge of the area and understood our requirements well.

        Mr & Mrs H 
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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.


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      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.