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Fine & Country Homes from Maitlands - specialists in the sales and lettings of prestigious homes in the South West


  • West Country homes in demand

    For years, the West Country has been known for its beautiful countryside and exciting cities. It consistently rates as one of the best places to live in the UK and an ever-increasing number of people are recognising the benefits of living and working in the region which offers a unique blend of rural and urban space.

    With stunning coastlines and beautiful country parks, to historic cities and villages, the West Country is known for its naturally beautiful and serene locations. From waterside apartments to country cottages, the region boasts an impressive number of properties, all with something different to offer.

    More than ever, homes in the West Country are in high demand. The region has seen a 3.2% rise in property prices over the past year, with a 5.2% rise between March and April 2014*.

    There has never been a better time to move to the West Country than now. With a number of investment opportunities in major cities such as Plymouth and Exeter, the West Country is set to become an important economic and social region in the UK. Some may move for a better quality of life, with fresh air and green spaces, others may move for cheaper living. Whatever your reason for moving, you may find your perfect home in the West Country.

    *Source House Price Index, April 2014

  • 2A warm welcome from your local Fine & Country teamWe are blessed to live in an area that not only attracts buyers from all over the world, but also an area that has a diverse array of fantastic properties to support this demand. At Fine & Country Homes from Maitlands, we are part of one of the largest and most successful brands in property sales in the world.

    Fine & Country is the agency of choice for clients that needtheir property marketed to a wider audience than theimmediate area surrounding their home, or those that wantto benefit from a unique marketing package that uses some ofthe very best agents in the UK and further afield.

    From bespoke lifestyle brochures and property videos, toprofessional photography and national advertising in TheTimes and The Telegraph, our team at Fine & Country canreally enhance the marketing of your home. Our highly-skilledteam can help make the difference to the sale of your home not just large, expensive homes but country cottages andwaterside properties too quite literally any home where thenew buyer may be found outside of the local area.

    Over the coming pages we hope to provide a flavour ofsome of the fantastic local properties that we are helping tomarket in our area, plus an insight into our expanding specialist teams. Whilst being a leading global brand, we know the importance of local excellence, which is why we are proud to have more offices in the West Country than any other agent. Sit back with a cool drink and read on to find out more.

    Fine & Country South Hams8 Glanvilles MillIvybridge DevonPL21 9PSTel: 01752 897 909

    Fine & Country South East Cornwall136 Fore StreetSaltashCornwallPL12 6JRTel: 01752 850 418

    Fine & Country Plymouth and Dartmoor Ground FloorStudio 5-115 Millbay RoadPlymouthPL1 3LFTel: 01752 663 322

    Andrew Blacklock MNAEA Having started in the property industry in themid-80s, I have had the opportunity to see so manydifferent markets, both in terms of location andconditions. This has helped tremendously in being ableto best-advise my clients through the peaks andtroughs of the property market. In 1994, I startedMaitlands and was able to put my desire of achievinggreat results for clients, through delivering awesomeservice, into action.

    Recognising the need for aspecialist service dedicated to those properties thatneeded additional marketing support to reach theirfull potential in attracting prospective buyers bothlocally and further afield, we made the decision in 2006to join the Fine & Country network of over 200 agentsthroughout the world.

    Helen Moore MNAEAI started my career in the world of property aged just 19. Having started in a corporate Plymouth agency, I progressed to an independent agent in Ivybridge before joining the Maitlands team in 2001 and later Fine & Country. During this time, I have been fortunate enough to help many people find their dream home and always feel lucky to be a part of such a momentous occasion.

    The diversity of the properties that we help to market within Fine & Country helps to feed my passion for property and this fantastic part of the country that we live in. After all, it is our spectacular surroundings that make this part of the world so attractive to those families from outside of the region, and even the country, who want to enjoy a part of the West Country.

  • 3Friary Manor Hotel, MakerGuide Price of 1,000,000

    Set in a stunning rural location close to the sea, this period Grade ll Listed Hotel could easily convert back to a beautiful family home. With period features throughout, seven bedrooms, a self-contained two bedroomed annexe and a five-year-old detached two bedroomed bungalow. This property offers opportunities throughout. Holding a wedding licence, the house and four acres of well-designed gardens offer romantic photo locations to newlyweds and their families. Set in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this property offers scope to develop in many areas, both for business, a lifestyle change or as a great family home. EPC Rating: Exempt.

    Fine & Country Plymouth and Dartmoor Ground FloorStudio 5-115 Millbay RoadPlymouthPL1 3LFTel: 01752 663 322

  • 4Combining local expertise with global exposureDespite the name, Fine &Country are not just aboutlarge exclusive homes, we havea wide and varied portfolioof properties, from quaintcountry cottages to watersideapartments and everythingin-between.

    We would highly recommend Maitlands Fine & Country for selling and buying property in the South West. All the team we found to be thoroughly professional, knowledgeable and always friendly and enthusiastic. With effective marketing they succeeded in matching our property to a number of suitable purchasers. We would not hesitate to use their estate agency services again in the future.

    With our Fine & Country properties, it is important to establish that it is not what we market that is our strength it is how we market these properties. This is what makes the difference to both sellers and buyers and it is what makes us the agent of choice for properties where prospective buyers are likely to come from outside of the local area.

    Alongside your local Fine & Country agent, you will benefit from an experienced central marketing team for specialised marketing and media advice for your property. Our professional design studio will produce high-quality marketing materials and our in-house PR team can ensure expansive media coverage, while our media buying agency sources the most effective publications for advertising. The Fine & Country dedicated IT team will also ensure your property is presented properly online using the latest technology.

    With a network of over 200 branches across the country, Fine & Country properties can benefit from national and even international marketing exposure to ensure that we can find the best possible buyer for you and your home.

    Collectively, Fine & Country has offices in over 275 locations across the world, including France, Spain and Dubai. The team frequently combine the widespread exposure in the international marketplace with national and regional campaigns to offer a comprehensive marketing strategy to attract as much interest as possible.

    Whilst we provide extensive national and international exposure, it does not mean that we overlook prospective buyers in the local area. Your local Fine & Country consultant can exhaust our network of prospective buyers based locally who are looking for a new home similar to yours.

  • 5Spriddlestone House, Wembury Road, Wembury, Devon OIEO of 1,750,000

    A rare opportunity to purchase a substantial Grade II listed Georgian country residence with an established caravan storage business. In a beautiful rural location with charming views over parkland, woodland and neighbouring countryside, this unique home offers any discerning buyer the opportunity to live close to the South Devon coast, whilst having the opportunity to live and work in a convenient location close to the city of Plymouth. EPC Rating: F.

  • 6Fine & Country LettingsFine & Country offer more than properties for sale we also have a wide range of rental properties available. If you are a landlord looking for the perfect tenant, or you would simply like help or advice on renting your property, Fine & Country Lettings and Property Management can help.

    Helping landlords through the processAt Fine & Country Lettings, we understand the importance of finding the right tenant for your property. Whether you would like to just find a tenant, or you would like an expert to help manage it all, we are able to help.

    We ensure that we are an invaluable resource for you as a landlord and look to give you peace of mind that your property is in the best of hands. Our dedication to both tenants and landlords allows for total confidence and we look for ways you can maximise your financial venture as a landlord.With a vast knowledge on the lettings market and experience in planning a management service to suit your needs, all you need is Fine & Country Lettings.

    With a stunning portfolio of properties across South East Cornwall, Plymouth, Dartmoor and South Hams, our bespoke lettings service is for unique properties that achieve a high rental income.

    We offer a bespoke package that is tailor-made for our landlords:

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