From the London Office to the Blackdown Hills

Published: 02/02/2024 By Angela Gillibrand

With Devon being a popular holiday destination, our office in Axminster often attracts visitors fantasizing about a new life in the west country.  However, time is often short, with the call of the beach and precious leisure time being uppermost in peoples’ minds.

A somewhat off the cuff meeting in our Axminster office with a London couple planning their retirement, turned into a serious property search over several years. Still based and working in London, time and logistics did not make their search for a farm suitable for multi-generation living for themselves and their son easy.

Nothing beats being able to sit down face to face to really understand a buyer’s motivation and requirements.  Fortunately, Symonds & Sampson have the advantage of being able to use The London Office in St James to meet potential buyers based in London and the Home Counties in a convenient and relaxing location.

After a pre-arranged meeting in SW1, during which a strong relationship was forged, we were able to identify a suitable farm in the Blackdown Hills with a significant primary residence and development potential for an expanding family.   Today three generations of the family are now settled and breathing new life into the farm.

Symonds & Sampson hold property showcases at The London Office throughout the year, as well as attending the popular London & Country Property Show in the Spring. For details of how The London Office can enhance the marketing of your property, please contact our experienced agents in your nearest Symonds & Sampson office.