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About us
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    • Ware & Company are an independent family owned estate and letting agency based in the heart of the County Town of Taunton. We sell residential property in and around the Taunton area and we let property right across Taunton, Bridgwater, Wellington, Chard and Ilminster.

      Established in 1986, we have cemented our position in the town as a professional and trustworthy estate agency giving honest and reliable advice to generations of families over the years. Our team live locally, and we pride ourselves on our extensive property knowledge, personal approach and regular communication we give to all of our clients. We have excellent links with other local professionals and tradesman, and as such, we feel we offer an all-round service that can not only be relied upon, but also recommended.

    • We offer a very competitive commission rate that includes comprehensive property portal advertising and social media exposure, coloured floorplans, HD photography, digital property tours, together with accompanied viewings, including sought after evening and weekend appointments. We can also arrange the Energy Performance Certificate for you, again through a local independent firm at a low cost of £60.

      It is worth noting that we do not ask for an upfront fee for our service, like many on-line agents. Our service is truly no sale, no fee. You can be assured that there are no hidden or extra charges with us!

      If you are looking to buy or sell, rent or let, then speak to us. We have the experience and the dedication to help you realise your property aspirations.


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    Our Service

    · Property appraisal and rental valuation

    · Advertising and marketing on national property portals including rightmove.co.uk, Zoopla and of course our own website wareandco.com

    · Accompanied viewings to potential applicants including out of hours

    · Interviewing the applicant(s), taking up references and carrying out credit checks (where possible). Where necessary, requesting a Guarantor

    · Preparing an Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement including Prescribed Information or a Non-housing Act Tenancy Agreement if appropriate

    · Preparing a full and comprehensive Inventory and Schedule of Condition either in-house or using an external inventory company (estimate of charge can be given)

    · Placing the tenant's deposit with The Deposit Protection Service

    · Collecting the rent from the Tenant(s), deducting any expenses incurred in the period and the agent's fees. Crediting the balance to a nominated account

    · Regular property visits to the property during the period of the tenancy followed by a written report to the landlord

    · Arranging any works or repairs at the property. Liaising with tradespeople and the tenant(s). Obtaining quotes where necessary and liaising with the landlord

    · Arranging annual gas safety inspections and periodic electrical inspections

    · Making payments on behalf of the landlord from rents received

    · Carrying out an inspection at the end of a tenancy using the Inventory and Schedule of Condition. Detailing any damages or lack of cleaning

    · Serving relevant notices to the tenant(s) where necessary

    Our fully managed service includes all the above services. We also offer a tenant-find service which offers the first seven points from the above list. However, we can tailor our service to suit you and are happy to discuss how this could work for you.

    We also consider the fees we charge to tenants to be important to landlords as charging very high fees to applicants may result in properties being on the market for longer. Therefore, our fees are competitive, clear and honest.

    We are a long established family-owned estate and letting agency with over 25 years' experience. We are ARLA accredited and our staff regularly attend update courses keeping fully abreast of the ever changing legislation which we consider to be very important. We value our independence because of the freedom it gives us to deliver high quality service with the personal touch.

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    We are a long established family-owned estate and letting agency with over 25 years' experience. We are ARLA accredited and our staff regularly attend update courses keeping fully abreast of the ever changing legislation which we consider to be very important. We value our independence because of the freedom it gives us to deliver high quality service with the personal touch.

    When you find a property that you would like to apply for you will be asked to complete our application form and pay a non-refundable administration fee towards preparation of the tenancy documentation, deposit administration and check-in/check-out. The fee is £210 (including VAT). There is also a non-refundable referencing fee of £75 (including VAT) per tenant towards referencing and credit/ID checks. If a guarantor is required the referencing fee is £75 (including VAT) plus £25 (including VAT) towards the preparation of the guarantor's agreement. If a pet agreement is required at the commencement of a tenancy there is no further fee. However, if tenants are already in a property and a pet agreement is required then a £25 (including VAT) fee is payable.

    A deposit of 1.5 months' rent is required and this along with the first month's rent is payable in cleared funds before the day the tenancy commences. The deposit will be registered with a recognised government-approved deposit scheme (usually The Deposit Protection Service).

    Check-in is carried out at our office and we provide a full Inventory and Schedule of Condition.

    Visits are carried out routinely throughout your tenancy if we manage the property.

    You should arrange your own insurance. Your landlord's own insurance typically will not cover you if you accidentally damage their property and it definitely will not cover you if your own contents are damaged or stolen from your home. See our page entitled Insurance For Tenants for further assistance.
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Meet our team
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    Simon Ware MNAEA MARLA - Director
    I have worked in the business for nearly 30 years and I have a vast knowledge of the Taunton property market. I am a member of both the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) and the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA). I love being an independent agent which gives me the freedom to provide the best service possible and to adjust quickly to ever changing market conditions. Another passion of mine is raising professional standards within the industry, which is still, believe it or not, unregulated. Estate agents handle probably your biggest asset, so why wouldn't you place it in the hands of an agent that is not only qualified, but a member of a redress scheme.
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    Nicola Ware FCCA MARLA - Director
    I joined the company in October 2009 and have brought a fresh approach to the company, together with a wealth of business knowledge following a long career in accountancy. I am a member of The Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) and The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).I am a stickler for detail and pride myself on my knowledge and service I provide to our very many landlord and tenant clients. I look forward to meeting you in the near future and helping you realise your property's rental potential.
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    Lucy Squire, Assistant Lettings Manager
    I joined the firm following a move from my home County of Kent. I have had many years experience within estate agency having started out in the business in 1999. I work on the letting side of the business and relish the opportunity to assist many of the firms landlord and tenant clients. Since joining the company, I have passed my professional exams and I am now a full member of ARLA.I am a mum to two girls and have a love of rock music and enjoy letting my hair down at many gigs and music festivals!
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    Sabrina Glover - Property Manager
    I had nearly 7 years experience as a property negotiator working for a Lettings agency in Devon before moving over to Ware & Co in May 2019. I have taken on the role of Property Manager looking after the day to day management of the properties once tenants have moved in, ensuring maintenance is dealt with swiftly and properties meet safety requirements. I have lived in Taunton my entire life and currently live in a village just on the outskirts. I worked for a large travel company for 14 years before working within the property industry and still really enjoy holidays abroad with my 2 daughters. I also love camping in the UK with our Labrador when the weather is good.
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    Martin Jacobs - Senior Sales Negotiator
    With over 20 years experience in the Residential Sales & Lettings market's all within the Somerset area, Martin offers a wealth of experience and knowledge to both vendors and purchasers. Martin has lived within the Somerset area all of his life and is now based in Street with his wife, four daughters, three cats and a very large man cave! Even after all this time in the industry, there is nothing better than matching people to the right properties and agreeing sales/purchases for clients, meeting new vendors and purchasers every day which always keeps the job interesting and varied. "I am very happy to be part of the Ware & Co ethos and look forward to being part of their continued success locally".
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    Kay Allen, Accounts Administrator
    I joined the company in late 2012 following a long career in accountancy in Taunton and my role is to account to our many landlord clients. In addition, I oversee all of contractors to ensure that all projects, now matter how big or small proceed through to completion smoothly. I have good knowledge of Taunton and the surrounding areas and I live locally with my husband and two children.
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    Charlotte Carnell-Erskine - Property Administrator
    I joined Ware and Co in March 2019 after working on a government run contract who helped unemployed people get back into work. I am responsible for the tenancy applications from when tenants apply for a property through to move-in day. I am also responsible for booking property visits for current tenants and helping with general enquiries by phone, email or face to face. In my spare time I enjoy spending quality time with my family (it's quite big) and going to the gym, I particularly enjoy spinning! Like everyone else I enjoy going on holiday, my favourite place so far has been New York City, especially their $1 pizza.
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    W hat our clients say about us...

    Testimonials from Landlords

    • Landlord Testimonial

      thank you for all your support
      "Just a little note to say a big thank you for all your help, support and advice in setting up our rental property and finding our tenants so quickly. We very much appreciate everything you have done. Many thanks"

      Emma & Paul
    • Landlord Testimonial

      "It has been a pleasure in entrusting Simon with our two property sales over the last few months and Lucy with our two tenant rentals, because we know that a truly professional service will be delivered by all reflecting the knowledge of the market place, experience within the industry and a desire to complete the task. Our gratitude is sincere. Thank you to Simon and all in his team, we wouldn't be looking forward to moving into our new home without them".  G Merchant
    • Landlord Testimonial

      "Well done all at Ware and Co another property rented for me and one sold great work and lovely helpful staff. Thanks Andy"   Andy Mockridge
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      "Ware & Co provide a highly competent and professional approach to the services they offer, which I have experienced as both a purchaser, vendor and landlord. The sale and letting of property is becoming more regulated and competitive, so it is refreshing to find a family run firm that offers value for money, personal service and has technically proficient staff. In particular, all the tasks involved with managing a let property (especially rent accounting) are undertaken within the office and there is no reliance on centralised administration or outsourcing of services. I appreciate their pragmatic approach to taking up references rather than relying on referencing agencies which is so common these days. Earlier this year I purchased a property through Ware & Co which they then let for me within a few weeks, and more recently I asked them to let and manage another property for a corporate Landlord, and they found a good tenant within a matter of days. "  
      Raoul Hewitt MRICS FAAV
    • Landlord Testimonial

      "Thank you for your help in managing my property for 9 years and successfully arranging a sale. i would recommend Ware and Co to anyone seeking to let rent buy or sell. Established family firms should be supported and encouraged; the world of estate agency is dominated by corporates whose ethics and professionalism leave much to be desired. Simon, Nicola and their team offer an efficient personal service and i would happily go to them again."  
      Mr P Deacon
    • Landlord Testimonial

      "Just a note to thank you and all of your staff for the excellent services you provided... You were all extremely helpful and professional during the whole process."  
      Tim and Pat

    Testimonials from Tenants

    • Tenant Testimonial

      Thank you so much for your help
      "Thank you both so much for your help and support and most of all your patience with helping me with my first home. " Charlotte
    • Tenant Testimonial

      "I'd like to thank you also for being so professional and helpful during my tenancy. I have rented many properties in my time and have to say that Ware & Co have been the best letting agent I have ever dealt with: organised, courteous and excellent communication. "   Jack Terry
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    The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by Ware & Co, Taunton. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to Ware & Co, Taunton. 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 Ware & Co, Taunton. 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 Ware & Co, Taunton on 01823 259604.


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      Ware & Company are an independent family owned estate and letting agency based in the heart of the County Town of Taunton. We sell residential property in and around the Taunton area and we let property right across Taunton, Bridgwater, Wellington, Chard and Ilminster.

      Established in 1986, we have cemented our position in the town as a professional and trustworthy estate agency giving honest and reliable advice to generations of families over the years. Our team live locally, and we pride ourselves on our extensive property knowledge, personal approach and regular communication we give to all of our clients. We have excellent links with other local professionals and tradesman, and as such, we feel we offer an all-round service that can not only be relied upon, but also recommended.

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      We offer a very competitive commission rate that includes comprehensive property portal advertising and social media exposure, coloured floorplans, HD photography, digital property tours, together with accompanied viewings, including sought after evening and weekend appointments. We can also arrange the Energy Performance Certificate for you, again through a local independent firm at a low cost of £60.

      It is worth noting that we do not ask for an upfront fee for our service, like many on-line agents. Our service is truly no sale, no fee. You can be assured that there are no hidden or extra charges with us!

      If you are looking to buy or sell, rent or let, then speak to us. We have the experience and the dedication to help you realise your property aspirations.


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      Call Ware & Company now!. We are Taunton's longest established family run estate agency offering over fifty years experience of selling Taunton property.

      We have an unrivalled service with after hours viewings, a low commission rate (with no lengthy sole agency contract), coloured floorplans, video tours and a genuine desire to achieve the best possible price for your property in the shortest amount of time.

      Call us now on 01823 259604.

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    Buying
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      Call us today and register your property needs with us. We will listen to exactly what you want and where you want it. We will not bombard you with properties that don't suit.

      We run an active mailing list and upload full property details to the major property portals.

      Call us now to register your details and let us find your next property.

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    Additional Services
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      We have a very buoyant lettings and management arm to our company that was established in the late nineteen eighties. We are a licenced member firm of ARLA and have motivated and well trained staff to handle an ever increasing portfolio.

      If you are thinking of letting your property and would like a free no obligation valuation and/or would like a guided tour through the intricacies of property rental, then call in today for an informal chat over a tea or coffee. You won't be disappointed!

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      FINANCIAL SERVICES
      We have strong links with a completely independent whole of market financial services company that will be happy to advise either in the office or in the comfort of your own home.
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      Simon Ware MNAEA MARLA - Director
      I have worked in the business for nearly 30 years and I have a vast knowledge of the Taunton property market. I am a member of both the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) and the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA). I love being an independent agent which gives me the freedom to provide the best service possible and to adjust quickly to ever changing market conditions. Another passion of mine is raising professional standards within the industry, which is still, believe it or not, unregulated. Estate agents handle probably your biggest asset, so why wouldn't you place it in the hands of an agent that is not only qualified, but a member of a redress scheme.
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      Nicola Ware MARLA FCCA - Director
      I joined the company in October 2009 and have brought a fresh approach to the company, together with a wealth of business knowledge following a long career in accountancy. I am a member of The Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) and The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).I am a stickler for detail and pride myself on my knowledge and service I provide to our very many landlord and tenant clients. I look forward to meeting you in the near future and helping you realise your property's rental potential.
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      Lucy Squire MARLA - Assistant Lettings Manager

      I joined the firm following a move from my home County of Kent. I have had many years experience within estate agency having started out in the business in 1999. I work on the letting side of the business and relish the opportunity to assist many of the firms landlord and tenant clients. Since joining the company, I have passed my professional exams and I am now a full member of ARLA.

      I am a mum to two girls and have a love of rock music and enjoy letting my hair down at many gigs and music festivals!

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      Sabrina Glover - Property Manager
      I had nearly 7 years experience as a property negotiator working for a Lettings agency in Devon before moving over to Ware & Co in May 2019. I have taken on the role of Property Manager looking after the day to day management of the properties once tenants have moved in, ensuring maintenance is dealt with swiftly and properties meet safety requirements. I have lived in Taunton my entire life and currently live in a village just on the outskirts. I worked for a large travel company for 14 years before working within the property industry and still really enjoy holidays abroad with my 2 daughters. I also love camping in the UK with our Labrador when the weather is good.
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      Kay Allen - Accounts and Maintenance Administrator

      I joined the company in late 2012 following a long career in accountancy in Taunton and my role is to account to our many landlord clients. In addition, I oversee all of contractors to ensure that all projects, now matter how big or small proceed through to completion smoothly.

      I have good knowledge of Taunton and the surrounding areas and I live locally with my husband and two children.

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      Charlotte Carnell-Erskine - Property Administator
      I joined Ware and Co in March 2019 after working on a government run contract who helped unemployed people get back into work. I am responsible for the tenancy applications from when tenants apply for a property through to move-in day. I am also responsible for booking property visits for current tenants and helping with general enquiries by phone, email or face to face. In my spare time I enjoy spending quality time with my family (it's quite big) and going to the gym, I particularly enjoy spinning! Like everyone else I enjoy going on holiday, my favourite place so far has been New York City, especially their $1 pizza.
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      Ola Kasprzyk - Sales Progressor
      I have joined Ware & Co in November 2019 after obtaining a degree in Business and Management and working in a local hotel as operations team leader. 
      I am responsible for day to day communications with vendors, purchasers, solicitors and estate agents to make sure that each sale is progressing as it should, and all parties involved are up to date with each step that is taken in order to complete the transaction successfully. 
      I live in Taunton and in my free time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends as well as visiting new places.
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        "To Simon & Team Thank you for all your help and support during my house sale. All the best Elizabeth (Albemarle Road)"

        Elizabeth

      Testimonials from Sellers

      • Seller Testimonial

        Elaine Banks 

        "As I have used Ware and Co previously, I expected a high standard of service - and I wasn't disappointed this time. Martin, Simon and co were courteous, helpful and kept me informed. Thank you for making my move reasonably stress free!"
      • Seller Testimonial

        Mr D Graville

        "Hello Simon and Kathy, I would like to put on record how really helpful I have found Ware & Company over the past 40 months since I moved to Taunton in 2013. Initially, as you know, I rented a property in Taunton via your agency, where I found the staff the most helpful and understanding estate agency people in town. This refers to both the personal time and assistance given whilst renting and also the professional service supplied when I decided to purchase my own house in Taunton. The help that I received both with my new purchase and with the re-letting of the rented property was outstanding. Further, I found Ware & Company were the most productive agency in the selling of my recently purchased property when I decided to move again. You were able to organize more viewings of my property than any other agency. Finally, when my property was sold, by Ware and Company, you even helped negotiate the purchase of my next house, as I was out of the country at the time and unable to deal with matters myself. Very well done and many, many thanks".
      • Seller Testimonial

        Mr & Mrs Downer - Taunton

        "We were very impressed with the professional way you conducted everything and wish you and the family all the best for the future."

      • Seller Testimonial

        Mr & Mrs Ryder - Taunton

        We've just heard we have exchanged and complete on Friday - thank you for all you have done - you have been absolutely brilliant. Sam & Martin xx

      • Seller Testimonial

        Martin, Caroline and Samuel Webb - Taunton

        Thank you so much for all your help and patience with our house sale. We are so happy to be finally on the move and we wouldn't be here without your persistence.

        Thanks again

      • Seller Testimonial

        George & Ginny

        Thanks for all of your invaluable assistance in getting us moving. Very much appreciated.

      • Seller Testimonial

        Mr P Deacon

        "Thank you for your help in managing my property for 9 years and successfully arranging a sale. i would recommend Ware and Co to anyone seeking to let rent buy or sell. Established family firms should be supported and encouraged; the world of estate agency is dominated by corporates whose ethics and professionalism leave much to be desired. Simon, Nicola and their team offer an efficient personal service and i would happily go to them again."  
      • Seller Testimonial

        Andy Mockridge

        "Well done all at Ware and Co another property rented for me and one sold great work and lovely helpful staff. Thanks Andy"
      • Seller Testimonial

        "To Simon & Team Thank you for all your help and support during my house sale. All the best Elizabeth"

      Testimonials from Buyers

      • Buyer Testimonial

        Malcolm & Ann - Staplehay

        "Thanks for smoothing the way!"

      • Buyer Testimonial

        Miss Cunningham - Taunton

        "What an excellent service"

      • Buyer Testimonial

        Fiona & Mike

        "Thank you so much for helping us to buy Killams Green. Its going to be a wonderful place to live.
      • Buyer Testimonial

        Charlotte

        "Thank you both so much for your help and support and most of all your patience with helping me with my first home. "  
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      Disclaimer

      The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by Ware & Co, Taunton. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to Ware & Co, Taunton. 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 Ware & Co, Taunton. 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 Ware & Co, Taunton on 01823 259604.


      Welcome to Ware & Co, Taunton

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        Ware and Company are an independent family owned estate agency established in 1986 and offer a contemporary hardworking approach to property marketing, together with a personal service tailored to our clients individual needs.

      Find Us

      Branch address

      53 Bridge Street,
      Taunton,
      TA1 1TP

      Get in touch

      Buying: 01823 773052  Local call rate
      Letting: 01823 259604  Local call rate

      Disclaimer

      The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by Ware & Co, Taunton. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to Ware & Co, Taunton. 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 Ware & Co, Taunton. 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 Ware & Co, Taunton on 01823 259604.