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Residential Property Letting Service
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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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Sturminster Newton Lettings Team
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    Rachael James MARLA
    Partner, Head of Lettings

    Rachael grew up in North Devon and moved to Dorset after taking A Levels where her career in estate agency started in Blandford Forum working for a national company. After five years, the faster way of life of the South East seemed far more exciting and she spent many years working in Henley-On-Thames as a sales manager. Rachael then found that lettings seemed more of a challenge and she studied for her ARLA qualification.

    Family and the beautiful Dorset countryside were sorely missed and she moved back to Shaftesbury 8 years ago starting her career with Symonds and Sampson at the Dorchester Branch covering the then head of lettings for her maternity leave. An opportunity was then given to start the North Dorset lettings department and she is now based in the Blandford office as Head of Lettings with a large property portfolio.
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    Levi Musselwhite MARLA
    Assistant Lettings Manager

    Levi runs the Sturminster Lettings office supporting Rachael James and seeing that everything is in order.
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    Disclaimer

    The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by Symonds & Sampson, Sturminster Newton. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to Symonds & Sampson, Sturminster Newton. 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, Sturminster Newton. 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, Sturminster Newton on 01258 473766.


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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 & 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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    Professional Services
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      We dont just sell houses...
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • 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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    Meet the Sturminster Sales & Lettings Team
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      Mark Lewis FRICS FAAV
      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.
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      Giles Wreford-Brown MNAEA BA(Hons)
      Residential Partner

      Giles lives in Shaftesbury and followed his father into the profession. He has an extensive knowledge of the property market in North Dorset, South and West Wiltshire, the New Forest and South Somerset.
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      Anabel Merriman MNAEA
      Assistant Manager

      Anabel's primary role is to achieve property sales, having an outstanding sales record to date delivering clear and concise advice with a consistently positive attitude.
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      Marlise Jolliffe
      PA Administrator

      Marlise joined in 2011 and is part of the highly successful auction department and as Mark Lewis' secretary ensures he has everything he needs. Marlise understands the importance of good client and working relations.
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      Chloe Hooper
      Residential Assistant

      Chloe grew up on the family farm in Dorset and has a solid background in property. She has a keen eye for detail and is an expert in putting together beautiful property details.
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      Victoria Salter
      Residential Administrator

      Having begun her Estate Agency career in London in the 1990's Victoria took a detour for a while working with children. She moved to Dorset in 2016 and decided follow a path back to agency, working for a rival company before joining Symonds & Sampson as Residential Sales Administrator in 2019.
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      Rachael James MARLA
      Partner - Head of Lettings

      Rachael started her career in Blandford and after many years away from the town she returned to work for us as Head of Lettings. She has grown the department enormously and has earned herself a place at the partners table.
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      Levi Musselwhite MARLA
      Assistant Lettings Manager

      Levi runs the Sturminster Lettings office supporting Rachael James and seeing that everything is in order.
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      Andrew Tuffin MRICS FAAV
      Rural Partner

      Andrew is a dairy farmer's son from Sturminster Newton and joined us in 2007. Andrew is head of Farm Agency and prides himself on production of quality marketing campaigns and expert knowledge of buyers and the market. He is also a Registered Valuer.
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      Testimonials from Clients

      Testimonials from Sellers

      • Seller Testimonial

        Thank you to the team
        Thanks again for your help, advice and efforts to help us with our sale as well as our onward purchase. I've been so impressed with how the team at Symonds and Sampson have been really "on my wavelength" working towards what I'm after, not only for our sale at 5 The Knapp, but also for the house we might buy in the future for our family.' Mr and Mrs P, Shaftesbury
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        Thank you
        Many thanks to you and your team for the sale of our property. It was an epic journey! The move seems to have gone quite smoothly although inevitably stressful at times. We are now in a rented cottage pending our move. We hope to exchange this week which will give us some reassurance.   Mr & Mrs V-C, Gillingham
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        Thank you

         Thank you for all your efforts, the team have been very helpful and a pleasure to deal with.  I am glad a family are moving in as it does have lots of potential and hope they will be happy there as Mum and Dad were.  Mrs B - Sturminster Newton

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        Thank you

        Thank you Symonds and Sampson for providing us with a very professional service in our sale. Communication was excellent throughout and your personal guidance through the various stages was much appreciated. Your whole team are a delight to work with. We would certainly recommend you to anyone.

        Mr & Mrs O ~ Sturminster Newton

      • Seller Testimonial

        Thank you to the team
        Many thanks to you and your colleagues, particularly for so effectively managing the early interest and, latterly, for your patience! Kind regards Mr B - Shillingstone
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        Thank you to the team
        I just wanted to thank you for all your efforts on my behalf, firstly in selling my property and secondly finding me the perfect new house - I am so grateful and much appreciate your endless patience in showing me round so many properties and putting up with my vacillation. Mrs R - Manston

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        Great Support
        Just a word of thanks for all your help in supporting our purchase of your new home - including the wine and the sunshine.  Please pass on our thanks to the vendors for leaving the house in such pristine condition. We wish them all the best for their future. Mr & Mrs J-S Cumbria
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        Quick Sale
        Thank you to all the staff in the office for helping them buy their house and for getting the sale through in a timely manner and for all the help and advice with solicitors and the process.  Mr  & Mrs P - Gillingham
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        Cracked it!
        Yes we are delighted to have finally cracked the house purchasing system! Thank you for all your help in making it happen. We look forward to seeing you at the end of January to collect the keys.  Mr & Mrs R - Sturminster Newton
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        Professional and experienced
        It was lovely to see Shirley on Saturday, we met with her a few weeks ago at a property in Holwell. I must let you know how professional she is and I am sure over the years has gain a fast knowledge of experience when showing new clients around properties. She puts you at ease straight away with her friendliness also allowing you to take everything in at leisure, giving details and advice when asked. We have looked at many properties with Estate Agents in your area and they do not come close to her professionalism. Mr and Mrs McGowan, Wimborne
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      Disclaimer

      The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by Symonds & Sampson, Sturminster Newton. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to Symonds & Sampson, Sturminster Newton. 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, Sturminster Newton. 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, Sturminster Newton on 01258 473766.


      Welcome to Symonds & Sampson, Sturminster Newton

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      Find Us

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      Agriculture House, Market Place,
      Sturminster Newton,
      DT10 1AR

      Get in touch

      Buying: 01258 919015  Local call rate
      Letting: 01258 919018  Local call rate

      Disclaimer

      The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by Symonds & Sampson, Sturminster Newton. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to Symonds & Sampson, Sturminster Newton. 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, Sturminster Newton. 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, Sturminster Newton on 01258 473766.