Gibbins Richards, the popular estate and lettings agency with a trio of branches - in Taunton, Bridgwater and Wellington, has expanded its lettings division with the acquisition of The Bridgwater Letting Agency.

Gibbins Richards Bridgwater office 1

Since 1992, The Bridgwater Letting Agency has been very successfully run by well-known local lady, Margaret Shuttleworth, who founded the business. Margaret was looking to retire, and Gibbins Richards recognised the amazing opportunity to expand its lettings division. The wheels were put in motion and Gibbins Richards became the legal owner of the agency in October.

Freeborns, Dartmouth’s long-established independent estate and lettings agency, has teamed up with almost 80 other highly reputable estate agency offices throughout the South West as a member of the Experts in Property network.

As a member of the network, Freeborns now works together with the Woods group, Rendells, Churchills and other offices spanning the whole of Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and Somerset, from St Ives to Weymouth and Bristol, sharing properties and reaching more buyers with unrivalled property marketing exposure, both in-office and online, for the firm’s normal sole agency fee. 

Freeborns office 2

Abode Property Agents on West Street has become the latest organisation, and the first property-related business in the Tavistock area, to be recognised as being ‘dementia-friendly’. Following awareness training with its staff, carried out by Tavistock Dementia Alliance, the business can now proudly display its dementia-friendly award.


Abode staff photo with Dementia Certificate

Pictured: Staff receiving their award from the Chairman of the Alliance and Director of Abode, Kevin Hailey far right

Crowned 'The Best Estate Agency' in Tavistock by the British Property Awards last month, Abode, on West Street in the town, is about to get even better, as it has new owners too!

Kevin Hailey and John White are the proud new owners of Abode, bringing with them fresh ideas and great plans for the future of this thriving business.

Abode new owners Kevin and John photo

Orchards Estates, South Somerset’s 24/7 estate agency, is officially the UK’s Best Estate Agency for buying and selling homes.

Best Agent Guide logo Sales 2 blog                     Best Estate Agent Guide logo Lettings 2 blog


Owner, Mathew Wood and his loyal team of property experts are absolutely thrilled and extremely proud of winning the Best Estate Agent title and the number one position in the Top 100 sales branches as well as taking the number two slot for both sales and lettings in the whole of the country.

Mathew, along with Orchards’ sales negotiator, Elle Gilpin, were presented with the trophy by TV personality Gabby Logan, at the EA Masters, an exclusive event held on 22nd September celebrating the launch of the Best Estate Agent Guide and the results of the most ambitious, rigorous and credible assessment of the industry ever undertaken.


Mathew and Elle with Gabby Logan blog