About Us

Symonds & Sampson has been providing comprehensive property advice to clients across Dorset, Devon, Somerset, Wiltshire, Hampshire and Cornwall since 1858. Building trust and maintaining close communication are essential parts of the service we offer to our clients. We listen to and understand our client’s objectives and motives, our staff are frequently commended for using their experience to deal quickly and efficiently with even the most challenging situations.

Estate Agents, Chartered Surveyors & Auctioneers

Established in 1858, Symonds & Sampson is a truly multi-disciplinary firm offering an extensive range of property services to clients across the south and west of the United Kingdom. Combining their professional expertise and their local market insight, you can be assured of the highest commitment to protecting your residential, agricultural and commercial property interests.

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Committed to delivering quality service

Our amazing staff of over 160 dedicated individuals work within our 16 regional offices across Dorset, Somerset, Devon, Wiltshire, Hampshire and Cornwall. Using our in-depth local knowledge, excellent communication and attention to detail, we are committed to delivering results for and building long-standing relationships with our clients.

Whether we’re selling houses, farms or land by private treaty, auction or tender, delivering full letting and management services or selling and letting offices, shops and commercial property, you can be assured that our team will deliver a professional, high-quality and friendly service at every point of contact.

Traditional values - modern approach

Whilst we are proud of our heritage, we have continued to move with the times. We embrace modern technology and every individual member of the staff’s continuing professional training and development. An unusually high percentage of our staff are qualified in their field and members of their relevant governing body. They keep abreast of new legislation to ensure that the sale, letting and management of your property is compliant and secure.

Our internal systems enable fast and efficient accounting, an extensive database of knowledge, reliable mapping and drawing as well as an enviable source of knowledge across all sectors of the firm. Whilst our marketing systems ensure that everything we are offering for sale or let, be it livestock, machinery, land or property reaches the widest possible audience.

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Clients matter - across the board

Our clients are core to everything we do at Symonds & Sampson. Ensuring our communication is clear, correct and concise means our valued customers have all the information they need to make the right decisions. Combine this with expert knowledge of legislation, and our membership of professional bodies - including RICS, CAAV, ARLA Propertymark and NAEA Propertymark - and you’ll see why we’ve built trusted, long-term relationships with individuals, corporate bodies and charities across the UK.

To find out how Symonds & Sampson can assist you, please contact any one of our offices.

Head Office
Burraton House, Burraton Square
Poundbury
Dorchester
DT1 3GR
01305 261008

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Our Equity Partners


Mark Lewis


Senior Partner
Sturminster Newton

FRICS FAAV FNAVA


Department: Residential Sales, Property Auctions, Sturminster Newton Sales, Professional
Service: RICS Registered Valuer, RICS Valuer, Selling, Buying, Agency

01258 473766
07970 684786
mlewis@symondsandsampson.co.uk

Richard Miller


Managing Partner
Dorchester, Poundbury Burraton House

MRICS FAAV

Department: Rural and Agricultural, Professional, Dorchester Rural and Agricultural, Burraton Rural and Agricultural

Speciality: Agricultural Tenancies, Boundary Disputes, Compensation, Compulsory Purchase, Contract Farming, Development Land, Easements, Estate Management, Farm Business Tenancies, Option Agreements, Options, Preparation of Plans for Land Registry, Probate, Promotions, RICS Registered Valuer, RICS Valuer, Tax Planning, Valuations, Wayleaves


01305 236574
rmiller@symondsandsampson.co.uk

Andrew Carless


Partner, Head of Accounts
Poundbury Burraton House

MAAT MNAEA

Department: Accounts, Burraton Accounts
Speciality: Accounts


01305 236560
acarless@symondsandsampson.co.uk

Simon Clothier


Partner
Yeovil

FRICS FAAV



Department: Rural and Agricultural, Professional, Yeovil Rural and Agricultural

Speciality: Probate, RICS Registered Valuer, RICS Valuer, Tax Planning, Valuations, Valuations for Banks

01935 382907
07768 162295
sclothier@symondsandsampson.co.uk

Edward Dyke


Partner
Sturminster Newton

FRICS FAAV



Department: Rural and Agricultural, Professional, Sturminster Newton Rural and Agricultural

Speciality: Agricultural Tenancies, Agricultural Appraisals, AMC Boundary Disputes, Compensation, Compulsory Purchase, Contract Farming, Development Land, Diversification, Easements, Expert Witness, Farm Business Tenancies, Farms and Land, Grass Keep, Option Agreements, Options, Planner, Preparation of Plans for Land Registry, Probate, Promotions, RICS Registered Valuer, RICS Valuer, Tax Planning, Valuations, Valuations for Banks, Wayleaves
01258 474261
07787 128286
edyke@symondsandsampson.co.uk

Jack Edwards


Partner
Salisbury

MRICS FAAV


Department: Rural and Agricultural, Professional, Salisbury Rural and Agricultural
Speciality: Agricultural Tenancies, Agricultural Appraisals, Agriculture, BPS, Compensation, Contract Farming, Diversification, Easements, Estate Management, Farm Business Tenancies, Farms and Land, Grass Keep, Option Agreements, Planner, Probate, RICS Registered Valuer, RICS Valuer, Rural Grants and Subsidies, Valuations, Valuations for Banks, Wayleaves

01722 334323
07747 888385
jedwards@symondsandsampson.co.uk

Paul Heard


Partner
Tiverton

MRICS FAAV


Department: Agricultural Auctions, Tiverton Agricultural Auctions, Tiverton Rural and Agricultural, Rural and Agricultural, Professional
Speciality: Agricultural Tenancies, Agricultural Appraisals, Agriculture, BPS, Compensation, Compulsory Purchase, Contract Farming, Diversification, Easements, Farm Business Tenancies, Farms and Land, Grass Keep, Planner, Preparation of Plans for Land Registry, Probate, RICS Registered Valuer, RICS Valuer, Rural Grants and Subsidies, Tax Planning, Telecoms, Valuations


01884 218911
07800 913637
pheard@symondsandsampson.co.uk

Rachael James


Partner, Head of Lettings
Blandford, Sturminster Newton, Wimborne

MARLA


Department: Residential Lettings, Blandford Lettings, Sturminster Newton Lettings, Wimborne Lettings
Speciality: Landlord, Tenant, Buy to Let, Renting, Letting

01258 474265
07879624393
rjames@symondsandsampson.co.uk

A-J Monro (Andrew)


Partner, Head of Professional Services
Wimborne

BSC(Hons) MRICS FAAV APAEWE

Department: Rural and Agricultural, Professional, Wimborne Rural and Agricultural

Speciality: Agricultural Tenancies, AMC, Boundary Disputes, BPS, Compensation, Contract Farming, Development Land, Diversification, Easements, Energy, Expert Witness, Farm Business Tenancies, Farm Finance, Farms and Land, Grass Keep, Option Agreements, Options, Planner, Preparation of Plans for Land Registry, Probate, RICS Registered Valuer, RICS Valuer, Rural Grants and Subsidies, Tax Planning, Telecoms, Valuations, Valuations for Banks, Wayleaves



01202 882103
07867 555838
amonro@symondsandsampson.co.uk

Greg Ridout


Partner, Head of Agricultural Auctions
Frome Market, Yeovil

MRICS


Department: Yeovil Rural and Agricultural, Professional, Rural and Agricultural, Agricultural Auctions, Frome Market Rural and Agricultural
Speciality: Agricultural Tenancies, Agricultural Appraisals, Agriculture, AMC, BPS, Compensation, Compulsory Purchase, Contract Farming, Diversification, Easements, Farm Business Tenancies, Farm Finance, Farms and Land, Grass Keep, Planner, Preparation of Plans for Land Registry, Probate, RICS Registered Valuer, RICS Valuer, Rural Grants and Subsidies, Tax Planning, Telecoms, Valuations

01935 382909
07817 517467
gridout@symondsandsampson.co.uk

Jon Summers


Partner, Head of Agency
Poundbury Archpoint House

MNAVA MNAEA

Department: Residential Sales, Poundbury Sales
Service: Selling, Buying, Agency


01305 251154
jsummers@symondsandsampson.co.uk

Andrew Tuffin


Partner, Head of Farm Agency
Frome Market, Sturminster Newton

BSc (Hons) MRICS FAAV


Department: Sturminster Newton Rural and Agricultural, Rural and Agricultural, Professional, Frome Market Rural and Agricultural, 
Speciality: Agricultural Tenancies, Agriculture BPS, Contract Farming, Development Land, Farm Business Tenancies, Farms and Land, Grass Keep, Probate, RICS Registered Valuer, RICS Valuer, Rural Grants and Subsidies, Tax Planning, Valuation, Valuations for Banks

01258 472244
07970 208825
atuffin@symondsandsampson.co.uk

Andy Wakinshaw


Partner
Sherborne

MNAEA

Department: Residential Sales, New Homes, Sherborne Sales
Service: Selling, Buying, Agency


01935 814488
07496 941579 
awakinshaw@symondsandsampson.co.uk

Will Wallis


Partner, Auctioneer
Dorchester, Frome Market, Poundbury Burraton House

MRICS FAAV

Department: Rural and Agricultural, Dorchester Rural and Agricultural, Frome Market Rural and Agricultural, Burraton Rural and Agricultural, Professional
Speciality: Agricultural Tenancies, Agriculture, BPS, Contract Farming, Development Land, Farm Business Tenancies, Farms and Land, Grass Keep, Probate, RICS Registered Valuer, RICS Valuer, Rural Grants and Subsidies, Tax Planning, Valuations, Valuations for Banks


01305 236572
wwallis@symondsandsampson.co.uk

Lester Williams


Partner, Auctioneer
Frome Market, Sherborne

MRICS FAAV


Department: Frome Market Rural and Agricultural, Sherborne Rural and Agricultural, Rural and Agricultural, Professional
Speciality: Agricultural Tenancies, Agricultural Appraisals, Agriculture, Biodiversity Net Gain, Boundary Disputes, BPS, Compensation, Compulsory Purchase, Contract Farming, Diversification, Easements, Energy, Estate Management, Farm Business Tenancies, Farms and Land, Grass Keep, Preparation of Plans for Land Registry, Probate, RICS Registered Valuer, RICS Valuer, Rural Grants and Subsidies, Tax Planning, Telecoms, Valuations, Valuations for Banks, Wayleaves

01935 818513
07778 646031
lwilliams@symondsandsampson.co.uk

Ross Willmington


Partner
Axminster

DipAgFM MRAC


Department: Axminster Rural and Agricultural, Rural and Agricultural, Professional
Speciality: Agricultural Tenancies, Agricultural Appraisals, Agricultural, BPS, Compensation, Compulsory Purchase, Easements, Estate Management, Farm Business Tenancies, Farms and Land, Grass Keep, Rural Grants and Subsidies, Tax Planning, Valuations, Wayleaves


01297 33122
rwillmington@symondsandsampson.co.uk

Patrick Woodford


Partner
Bridport, Poundbury Burraton House

MRICS FAAV

Department: Bridport Rural and Agricultural, Professional, Burraton Rural and Agricultural, Rural and Agricultural
Speciality: Agricultural Tenancies, Agricultural Appraisals, Biodiversity Net Gain,  Boundary Disputes, Compensation, Development Land, Diversification, Easements, Energy, Estate Management, Expert Witness, Farm Business Tenancies, Grass Keep, Option Agreements, Options, Planner, Preparation of Plans for Land Registry, Probate, Promotions, RICS Registered Valuer, RICS Valuer, Tax Planning, Valuations, Valuations for Banks, Wayleaves


01308 426922
pwoodford@symondsandsampson.co.uk

Giles Wreford-Brown


Partner
Sturminster Newton

BA(Hons) MNAEA ANAVA


Department: Residential Sales, Sturminster Newton Sales
Service: Agency, Selling, Buying


01258 473766
07811 465744 
gwb@symondsandsampson.co.uk

Our Professional & Agency Partners


Steve Allen


Residential Sales Partner
Bridport

MNAEA


Department: Residential Sales, Bridport Sales
Service: Agency, Selling, Buying

01308 422092
07432474360
sallen@symondsandsampson.co.uk

Ryan Holmes


Commercial Partner
Dorchester, Poundbury Burraton House

DipSurvPract AssocRICS MARLA

Department: Commercial, Dorchester Commercial, Burraton Commercial
Speciality: Commercial Property Management, MANCO, RICS Registered Valuer, RICS Valuer, Commercial Rent Reviews, Valuations, Commercial Sales, Commercial Lettings, Lease Renewals, Rent Reviews, Estate Management, Leisure, Commercial Agency, Block Management, Managing Agent



01305 261008
rholmes@symondsandsampson.co.uk

Lucy Nolan


Assistant Head of Residential Lettings 
Blandford

MARLA

Department: Residential Lettings, Blandford Lettings
Speciality: Landlord, Tenant, Buy to Let, Renting, Letting

01258 458473
lnolan@symondsandsampson.co.uk

Stuart Philipps


Residential Sales Partner
Dorchester

MNAEA
  

Department: Residential Sales, Dorchester Sales
Service: Agency, Buying, Selling



 
01305 261008
sphilipps@symondsandsampson.co.uk

Chris Powell


Rural Partner
Devizes

BSc(Hons) MRICS FAAV


Department: Devizes Rural and Agricultural, Rural and Agricultural, Professional,
Speciality: Agricultural Tenancies, Agricultural Appraisals, Agriculture, Biodiversity Net Gain, BPS, Contract Farming, Development Land, Diversification, Estate Management, Expert Witness, Farm Business Tenancies, Farms and Land, Grass Keep, Option Agreements, Options, Preparation of Plans for Land Registry, Promotions, Rural Grants and Subsidies, Tax Planning

01380 710535
07375 370163
cpowell@symondsandsampson.co.uk

James Shapland


Surveyor Partner
Sturminster Newton

BSc MRICS C.Build E MCABE


Department: Sturminster Newton Rural and Agricultural, Professional
Speciality: Building Surveying, Design



01202 639404
jshapland@symondsandsampson.co.uk

Jeremy Smith


Residential Partner, Head of Residential Sales
Yeovil

MNAEA

Department: Residential Sales, Yeovil Sales
Service: Agency, Selling, Buying



01935 423526
07770 814281
jsmith@symondsandsampson.co.uk