Page 1

Wat ers ide


D Bidefo Bideford

South Mol


Say hello:


DAVID LEWIS Head of Waterside 01752 223933

Wadebridge Truro

BEN STEPHENS Partner 01872 264488

Tavistock Plymouth

Tor Totnes

Dartmout Kingsbridge

CLAIRE PILE Lettings Development Manager 01884 232872 GUY PARSONS Stags Wadebridge Manager 01208 222333

Contact us: BECKY SHEAVES Marketing Manager 01884 235708

@ 01752 223933




Welcome B



Taunton Yeovil Wellington

Tiverton Exeter




th London

ack in the day, ocean air was considered a cure-all for illnesses from depression to tuberculosis. As a passionate sailor myself, who am I to disagree? For my part, I believe that there’s simply no better way to enjoy the West Country than from the water. Whether you’re on the deck of an ocean-going yacht, in the bracing surf or sedately paddling a kayak along a tranquil estuary, you’ll have a lovely time. It is not surprising, then, that waterside homes generate a strong price premium over their inland equivalents here in the South West. It’s hard to compare like with like but you can expect to pay up to a 30% uplift per square foot for a really good sea view compared to the same standard of property inland. However, compared to other parts of the country, many house prices for waterside I believe that property in this region remain there’s simply surprisingly good value. There are some wonderful properties no better way to be found here, which we are to enjoy the proud to showcase in this edition of our Waterside magazine. West Country We also have a wealth of than from the information on all things waterside in the magazine. On water page 8, Guy Parsons, who runs the Stags Wadebridge office, picks his favourite surf spots from around the region. On page 16, Harriet Pagan from Blue Chip Holidays takes a look at how to get the most out of a holiday let property beside the sea. And on page 6, we have a round-up of the finest waterside properties on the market with Stags right now. At Stags Waterside department we offer specialist advice in the sale and rental of property with sea views, water frontage and easy access to the coast, estuaries and rivers. Potential purchasers can pick from marina properties, estuary-side family homes with their own moorings and second homes by the sea. Which will you choose?

DAVID LEWIS Head of Stags Waterside


What price a sea view? David Lewis, head of Stags Waterside, on the true worth of a home by the water


hat is an are right by the sea with uninterrupted uninterrupted views of the water from most windows. sea view really Go a street back and that premium you worth? Well, over the pay will diminish somewhat. It’s all about years there have been proximity. various conflicting 2018 has seen an incredibly busy time assessments of the premium for the waterside housing added to a house by virtue market across the South West. of being near the water. Here at Stags, our waterside For my part, I’d be very property sales are up 63% I’m often confident in saying that a on 2017, and 25% up on sea view means a property asked where 2016, which was a record is worth at least 30% more year in its own in the region breaking than it would do if it were right. inland. the best value It is not only sailing, surfing, It’s hard to compare, of swimming and taking in the waterside course, as you’ll never get fresh sea air that make life by properties are the water so popular. There two properties that are exactly alike. In fact, if you something very special to be found isabout assess our figures here being able to look at Stags, our waterside out of your kitchen window properties actually end up or step outside your front selling for well above 30% more per door and be immediately greeted by square foot than similar ones inland. But sandy beaches or the rippling of crystal I’d certainly be very comfortable settling clear waters. What is more, the coastal on that 30% uplift as a figure vendors amenities that attract holidaymakers, can expect when selling a waterside such as good pubs, restaurants, tennis property. and golf clubs, also add significantly to And by waterside, I mean houses that the quality of life for full-time residents. 4

So how is the waterside market changing these days? Well, until about 15 years ago, there was a strong bias towards the south coast of our peninsula in terms of property prices. Yachting drove demand and places like Salcombe and Dartmouth topped the chart in terms of desirability. Today, however, that has changed due to the explosion of interest in surfing along our region’s north coast. Now, buyers in search of a second home or a fresh start are just as likely to be hankering after rolling Atlantic swell and big sandy beaches as they are for estuary views and riverside moorings. Our Stags Waterside department covers every mile of the West Country coastline. I’m often asked where the best value waterside properties are to be found and there are some bargains to be had. I have to admit, before we opened our Stags office in Torquay, I didn’t know the town all that well. But now I am struck by what good value the properties are there. Torbay has some lovely beaches, there is a vibrant marina in Torquay and, with a new road linking the town to Exeter and the A38/M5, the town is on


Here is a selection of properties with wonderful waterside views currently on sale with Stags

1 Appledore, North Devon £550,000 This four-bedroom character cottage is to be found in the pretty fishing village of Appledore. It is Grade II listed and has direct waterside frontage onto the estuary, with panoramic views towards Braunton Burrows. It could be an excellent holiday let - or simply a home with a dream view. Contact Stags Bideford on 01237 425030

the up. The yachting/ waterside lifestyle there is definitely more affordable than in perennial favourites such as Topsham, Dartmouth or Salcombe. Another area that is worth exploring is the south east coast of Cornwall, with the villages of Seaton, Portwrinkle and Downderry. This used to be known as Cornwall’s forgotten corner but these days it is much more on the map with buyers keen to purchase homes here, either for holidays or when relocating from London and the Home Counties. When a Radio One DJ (Zane Low) chooses Seaton for his new home, you know the area is popular. But it is still more affordable than stretches of the Cornish coast such as the Helford estuary and the area around Rock and Padstow. All in all, we’re blessed in the South West with hundreds of miles of coastal waters and wonderful properties overlooking them. It’s a lifestyle that, I am sure, will never lose its allure. David Lewis, Stags Waterside, 01752 223933

2 Holcombe, South Devon £499,000 Set on the coast between Teignmouth and Dawlish in the sought-after village of Holcombe, this family home has superb sea views. To make the most of the outlook, it has a spacious triple aspect sitting room, as well as four bedrooms, a garage and lovely gardens. Contact Stags Exeter on 01392 255202

3 Stoke Gabriel, South Hams £795,000 If messing about in boats is your thing, then this property is pure The Wind in the Willows. Dating back to the mid 19th century, it was a boat house until the 1950s, with the upper floor originally an apartment for a shipwright. It has panoramic water views from the interior, terraces and pretty riverside garden. With three bedrooms and lots of character features, it’s on the River Dart in the delightful South Devon village of Stoke Gabriel. Contact Stags Totnes on 01803 865454


A new life on the water Find your perfect home with this collection of beautiful West Country properties just a small selection of the waterside houses currently on the market with Stags. For our full range and further details please visit stags. 1 2. Hallsands, South Devon Guide price £349,950 Live life as if you were on holiday every day in this contemporary two-bedroom apartment, beautifully presented in New England style in a stunning coastal location near Salcombe in South Devon. The beautiful apartment has an open plan living area, terrace and generous communal grounds. Did we mention the communal outdoor heated swimming pool and a tennis court. What are you waiting for? Stags Kingsbridge 01548 853131


3. Porthallow, West Cornwall £750,000 Believe it or not, there are two Porthallows in Cornwall and this property is set in the smallest - a charming little beachside village on he Lizard peninsula. When you choose this modern coastal home and you’ll enjoy fabulous views, four bedrooms, a garage and beautiful gardens. Plus, if you stroll just 100 yards or so, you’re right on the beach. Heavenly. Stags Truro 01872 264488

3 6

Did we mention the outdoor heated swimming pool and tennis court? 1. Appledore, North Devon Guide price £799,950 A rare opportunity to buy a former vicarage, with the potential for a healthy income. This lovely home in the North Devon village of Appledore has views over the River Taw and is within walking distance of Appledore’s historic quayside. It has been run as a successful guesthouse with nine ensuite bedrooms but could become a large family home, with an upstairs twobedroom apartment providing a useful income. A barn within the grounds could be converted, subject to planning permission. A whole new life awaits... Stags Bideford 01237 425030


4. South East Cornwall Guide price £695,000 This stunning modern home is set in nearly two acres of gardens and pasture, with direct access onto the River Fowey. It’s in Penpoll, near Lostwithiel, and has four bedrooms. From here you can navigate down the river to Fowey and out to sea or just enjoy the river views from the impressive south-facing sitting room. Just think how much fun you could have. Stags Plymouth 01752 223933

5. Torquay Guide price £545,000 This contemporary terraced town house has three or four bedrooms, depending on how you configure the accommodation. It was built in 1999 within a gated development and is just a short walk from Torquay harbour, with its thriving marina. The property comes with a garage and off-street parking, plus a gorgeous balcony to make the most of the views. Just add your boat in the marina and you’re good to go. Stags Torquay 01803 200160


6. St Clement, Cornwall Guide price £1,200,000 The best of both worlds. Enjoy tranquil waterside seclusion just a short distance from the thriving city of Truro. Set in the hamlet of St Clement, this house has a sitting room with minstrel’s gallery, kitchen with Aga, three bedrooms and extensive gardens. Plus, of course, it has the most wonderful views of the Tresillian River, set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Stags Truro 01872 264488



Here’s where to find the best places to surf in the South West By Guy Parsons, head of Stags Wadebridge


urfing is a wonderful sport and a big part of why I love living on the north coast of Cornwall. As a family, there is nothing we like better than a day out with the kids (pictured) in the water. Having said that, I’m no champion surfer. It’s a triumph if I stand up at all. But that’s all part of the fun and it is never too late to learn. Here are my top picks for surf locations around the South West:

while Ellie, seven, has a go on her body board and our son Ben, 12, already makes his dad look like an amateur. Property-wise, this part of Cornwall is pricey thanks to the premium paid to live near holiday hotspots such as Padstow and Rock. But if you go a short drive inland along the River Camel you can find more affordable places such as Wadebridge, where the average house Last price is considerably lower.


Tregardock is a hidden beach near Trebarwith Strand on the north coast of Cornwall. It’s only accessible at low tide and you have to scrabble down the last bit of the cliff hanging on to a rope. But once you get there, the surf is amazing and you’ll more or less have the beach to yourself. We love a family day out here, picking mussels and enjoying the peace and quiet. Here at

Our local is Polzeath beach and it really does have it all for families. A good lifeguard service, gentle surf breaking onto forgiving sand and plenty of parking, surf shops and cafes. Last time I was there, I bumped into the actor Damian Lewis and his family having a surf lesson. We also like to visit nearby Harlyn Bay, which is a lovely sandy family beach too. My wife Rachel isn’t a surf fan but she finds plenty to do by way of sunbathing or pottering around 8


Stags Wadebridge we have a fabulous property called Besloe for sale on the cliffs above Tregardock (on the market for £725,000) which is absolutely beautiful. It looks like something out of Poldark.


time I was there, I bumped into the actor Damian Lewis and his family having a surf lesson

If you live on the south coast of the West Country, don’t despair. You can surf at Bantham Bay in south Devon, a short drive from Kingsbridge and Salcombe. It’s a big shallow bay, making it safe for families but it picks up the surf well as - despite being on the south coast of Devon – it faces west. You could live in Plymouth or even Exeter and surf here regularly.


The West Cornwall village of St Agnes is blessed with several beaches all within a few minutes’ drive of each other but


On the hunt for a home where you can ride the waves and then relax afterwards? Look no further...

1 Porthtowan £500,000 Set in a stunning elevated position, this detached bungalow has panoramic beach, sea and coastal views over the popular surf spot of Porthtowan on the north coast of Cornwall. It has four bedrooms, parking and gardens - not to mention two shower rooms to wash off all that sea salt and sand. Stags Truro 01872 264488

each with very different surf conditions. The main village beach, Trevaunance Cove, is sheltered and usually very safe and not off-putting for beginners. Nearby, Chapel Porth beach picks up the surf better than anywhere else on the Cornish coast. Also well worth a visit are Porthtowan to the west and Perranporth to the east, both with long stretches of golden sand, big swells and a genuine surfing vibe.

2 St Ives £1,200,000 St Ives is a mecca for artists but also gets superb surf on its Atlantic-facing Porthmeor Beach. This coastal home is finished to the highest of standards with lovely views across the sheltered harbour. Arranged over three floors it has four ensuite bedrooms, a stunning open plan sitting/dining/kitchen room, sun terraces and a courtyard garden. Stags Truro 01872 264488


I couldn’t complete this round up without name-checking Putsborough in North Devon. This long, sandy beach a great place to go for reliable Atlantic swell. Nearby Croyde, Woolacombe and Saunton Sands are also top surf spots but quieter Putsborough has an awayfrom-it-all atmosphere which makes it a favourite with locals. Braunton, the local town, has a real surf mecca feel and is a fun place to live, with a good community all year-round and some great properties to be found there, too. Guy Parsons, Stags Wadebridge, 01208 222333

3 Saunton Sands Guide price £449,950 Overlooking the renowned surf beach of Saunton Sands in North Devon, this two-bedroom holiday apartment was built in 2009 and has lots of contemporary style. It has bifold doors onto a wonderful balcony to make the most of the location and it’s practical too – with a lock-up store for surfboards and wetsuits. Stags Barnstaple 01271 322833


High-end glamour in beautiful Fowey This stunning property has just come on the market, explains Ben Stephens of Stags Truro


umber 19, St Fimbarrus Road is a period property with wonderful sea views, set on one of the harbour town of Fowey’s best roads. What makes this seven-bedroomed house stand out is its striking interior décor which has been created professionally to the highest possible specifications. As a result, this property is absolutely immaculate, with top-end interior design throughout. The house stands on St Fimbarrus Road, which is a cul-de-sac running parallel to the River Fowey. In all, there are 3,500 square feet of accommodation, including a 37ft reception room. The house has been tastefully decorated throughout in a 10

palette of contemporary neutral shades, side of this landing are two substantial blending period detailing with modern bedrooms, both with magnificent views design and high levels of and large, state-of-the-art appointment. en-suite bathrooms. The The principal formal second floor is home to reception room has a bay a further four bedrooms window with majestic together with another Fowey is views of the deep natural bathroom. harbour of the River Fowey. The property comes with a considered This room has two topgarage and off-road to be one of large quality Stuv wood-burners, parking. Its terraced garden made in Belgium. Of has sun terraces to make the Cornwall’s similar proportions is the of the sunshine. most unspoilt most impressive kitchen/dining Fowey is considered by and attractive many to be one of Cornwall’s room with granite and oak work surfaces and a gas most attractive and unspoilt waterside fired Aga. waterside towns. It’s towns On the first floor there is hugely popular with people a large galleried landing/ interested in yachting at all library with glazed doors opening onto levels, from beginner to ocean-going, a balcony with lovely views. On either and you’ll find local sailing clubs, good

repair facilities and a well-run harbour authority. The town also has an excellent range of shops and businesses including a number of first-class restaurants, pubs and hotels. The immediate area contains some of Cornwall’s most spectacular scenery and a network of stunning coastal and inland footpaths. Oh – and you may be wondering who was St Fimbarrus? Well, also known as St Barry, he is believed to be a local Cornish saint who was buried in Fowey. Number 19 St Fimbarrus Road is for sale with Stags Truro for £1,750,000. For details call Stags Truro on 01872 264488 or visit web find 90254


Why not rent your new home by the sea? Looking for a rental property beside the ocean? Stags has a wide range of rental properties in coastal locations right around the West Country, says Claire Pile, Stags Lettings Development Manager


ust one of the lovely waterside homes we have available to rent now is this superb four-bedroom property overlooking Plymouth Sound. It is part of an exclusive contemporary development of townhouses with panoramic sea views and comes with off-road parking and garaging. This practical family home comes with lots of entertaining space and there is a beautiful communal garden within the development. The property is to let for ÂŁ1,500 per calendar month. For more information, contact Stags Plymouth on 01752 223933 12

Coastal splendour A magnificent clifftop property is currently for sale with Stags Barnstaple, discovers Becky Sheaves


his remarkable which broke up in Bideford Bay in the property in 1920s. All the principal rooms enjoy North Devon fantastic sea views and many benefit is described by the from direct access to balconies or manager of Stags terraces. Barnstaple as a “total It is also a gardener’s dream home, says one-off”. Called Cliffe, there is a fiveSimon Forman: “The gardens here are bedroom detached Victorian so acclaimed they have been house, a detached twoopen to the public for many bedroom cottage and five years.” The grounds include acres of beautiful gardens. lawns, terraces, flower The property has beds and woodland and ‘We’ve had spectacular sea views been shown under the national and have over Lee Bay and has National Garden Scheme, already attracted a good international attracting 2,000 visitors each deal of attention, says and featuring in several interest - it’s year Stags associate Partner magazines. a landmark Simon Forman, who runs However, if a new owner the Stags Barnstaple rather have less land, property and would office. “We have had both the property is being sold in a total one-off’ several lots and it is possible national and international interest in the property. It to buy the main house with is a landmark piece of real just 1.3 acres of land. estate and such a total one-off.” “All in all, this is a truly unique Indeed, Cliffe - which dates back to opportunity to purchase an historic 1870 - is being offered for sale for only landmark property, enjoying dramatic the second time in nearly 100 years. The frontline sea views,” says Simon main house was completely renovated, Forman. with a new wing added, in 2008. It still Lot 1 (main house and 1.3 acres) has lots of character details, however, is for sale for offers in excess of including a fireplace in the dining room £2,200,000. For more details, contact made with teak from HMS Revenge, Stags Barnstaple on 01271 322833


You can be sure to sell well through Stags Here at Stags, our dedicated Waterside department has a wealth of experience in marketing coastal properties right across the West Country. Our sale highlights in recent months include these properties, which all found new owners through Stags 1 Polperro, South East Cornwall This exceptional four-bedroom property is in the heart of the pretty Cornish fishing village of Polperro. It has sun terraces to make the most of the harbour views in summertime, plus underfloor heating and a woodburning stove for cosy winters. It sold off a guide price of £750,000, achieving full asking price.


2 Torquay This detached family home with striking sea views was sold in February 2018 by Stags Torquay for the second time round, having initially been sold by the same office back in 2011. “It is always reassuring to see clients returning to us because of the good service they received when they purchased the property,” says Stags head of Waterside David Lewis. The property sold off a guide price of £795,000.


3 Bere Alston, West Devon The well-known round-the-world sailor and yachting journalist Chris Tibbs has just sold this beautiful waterside home on the banks of the River Tamar through Stags. He and his wife now plan to set sail and cruise around the world – lucky them! The buyers, from Buckinghamshire, are in luck too as they have direct water access to deep water moorings in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The property sold off a guide price of £695,000.

3 14

5 Plymouth This property right on the waterfront in Plymouth had been used as a restaurant with living accommodation but was sold with planning consent for seven luxury apartments and commercial premises. With its views of Plymouth Sound, Plymouth Hoe and The Citadel, it was a prime opportunity for development and unsurprisingly attracted a lot of interest, selling for just under the asking price of ÂŁ750,000.



4 Gillan, West Cornwall Gillan Creek is an idyllic tidal inlet on the southern side of the Helford River, renowned for its unspoilt scenery and fine sailing waters. Stags recently sold this stunning home here with more than 3,500 sq ft of space and splendid views to Falmouth Bay and beyond. With a guide price of ÂŁ875,000, this stylish contemporary property found a buyer who plans to make the most of all that the Lizard peninsula has to offer.

6 Northam, North Devon A spacious Victorian house with 2.6 acres of land and views out to sea, this property sold almost immediately before even being listed on any property portals. Stags Bideford marketed the four-bedroom property near Westward Ho! in the early spring of 2018 to its list of prospective buyers and one snapped it up straight away. The house achieved its full asking price of ÂŁ850,000.



Could holiday letting fund your house by the water? Harriet Pagan of Blue Chip Holidays investigates the options for owners


holiday property investment can be a smart financial move as well as a wonderful lifestyle choice. Here at Blue Chip Holidays, we work with many property owners investing in a holiday let with long-term goals in mind. Significant numbers of owners are buying now with a view to retiring to a particularly well-loved area in the future. This enables them to secure the property they love sooner rather than later. Holiday letting helps to cover the costs of ownership and also provides them with a base they can visit for holidays themselves. If they can refurbish the property or the market rises in the area, then there is also the welcome chance of an uplift in the value of the investment. The level of service you choose from your lettings agent depends on how involved you would like to be in the holiday letting process. If you live abroad or far away from your holiday property, then there are full-service holiday letting options available in the South West. Having said that, many of our owners enjoy the interaction that they have with their guests, taking pride in sharing local knowledge with visitors. So where - and what - to buy? It’s wise 16

to focus on locations where house prices are consistent or on the rise. For our clients, we often provide advice throughout the whole process of buying, making improvements and maintaining the property. We have a good idea of the ways that you can not only increase a property’s rental income but also protect its market value long-term. Of course, it’s easy for holiday letting agents to recommend the best places to buy a holiday home. But location is an important factor for the owner, too, as there is every chance you too will be spending a lot of time there. If you market your property with Blue Chip Holidays, you’ll have a generous amount of personal use of the property and you’ll also be able to take advantage of our Last-Minute Licence. This is your opportunity to book time in your own property, if it is available last minute. When considering the best places to buy, look at up-and-coming areas as well as established holiday hotspots. Properties there are likely to be more affordably priced, giving you a higher return on your investment and greater potential for capital appreciation. Above all, a holiday property investment can be a more pleasurable way to dip your toe into the buy-to-let market, because it allows you to have a place of your own that you can visit with family

and friends on occasion. So be sure to pick a location that you love and will enjoy visiting. Research suggests that owners of holiday properties more than three hours’ drive from their main home are less likely to make the journey. It’s those within a two-hour drive of their holiday bolthole that seem to get the most personal use and therefore enjoyment out of their investment. Holiday letting can also power your dreams and adventures. We work with many owners who let out their main home to holidaymakers. The income from this funds adventures and travel plans both in the UK or abroad. The job of any holiday letting agency is to remove the hard work and worry from letting a holiday property. At Blue Chip, we encourage owners to enjoy the process, even from a distance. It can be hugely rewarding to read your guest reviews, observe your property’s performance and even interact with guests if you wish to do so. If you’re looking for purchasing advice or want to know if holiday letting can work for you, please do contact the Blue Chip Holidays team. Harriet Pagan is Owner Communications Executive, Blue Chip Holidays. 03339 205408

With one famous Tennant… Stags has sold a small blue chalet that may look familiar, discovers Becky Sheaves


he pretty blue cabin famously occupied by David Tennant in the hit TV series Broadchurch has a new owner. The 100-year-old two-bedroomed chalet on the banks of the River Brit in West Bay, Dorset, sold in the spring of 2018. Called Brit Bank, it attracted “vast amounts of interest” when it came onto the market, says James Green of Stags, who sold the chalet. In the TV show, Tennant’s character DI Alex Hardy occupies the wooden chalet while solving crimes alongside fellow crimebuster DS Ellie Miller, played by Olivia Colman. “Most of the potential buyers came from London and the Home Counties, as well as the West Country. But one intrepid traveller came all the way from the USA,” says James. Mostly people wanted to use the cabin for weekends and holidays, he says: “The successful buyer is local, from Devon, and they intend to use it themselves, while also renting it out for holiday lets. So be sure to keep an eye out for your chance to stay in the famous cabin.” The chalet was initially renovated by local sculptor and artist Abbey Evans, who owned it from 2000 and sold it in

2015. It was then bought by a West base. The property can only be reached Country couple who sold it in 2018 by foot but commands beautiful views through Stags off a guide price of across the river, harbour and meadows £265,000 to the new owner, who took behind. Built around 1900, it has many the picturesque property over just in original features and was carefully time for the summer season. renovated and modernised by Abbey So did the ‘Broadchurch effect’ bump Evans. Mr Evans, 60, says it holds up the price? James Green thinks not: wonderful memories for his family. “I “The guide price was a fair had a lot of good times there one, based on the market with my son. His surfboard is here in Bridport and West still in the roof with lots of old Bay. This is a lovely place fishing rods.” to live with lots of art and Mr Evans said he had “no So did the music going on and some idea” the chalet would be ‘Broadchurch featuring so prominently in wonderful places to eat. Plus, Bridport has been effect’ bump Broadchurch until he watched named by The Sunday the first series of the show, up the price having rented the property out Times as one of the Best Places to Live 2018. of the chalet? to the film crew for a fortnight “Yes, the TV show just £41 per night. James Green at connection added interest James Green says he was but the chalet sold on its delighted with the sale and of Stags own merits as a charming that many of the unsuccessful thinks not property in a wonderful buyers for the blue chalet location.” are still looking in the area. The property was first spotted by Chris “We still have many of the other Chibnall, the creator of Broadchurch, potential buyers who viewed and are still who lives in Bridport, when he was searching for a holiday cottage, some writing the first series in a local café. At with funds available up to £600,000.” the time, David Tennant’s character was Crime scene or not, it seems Bridport is still being developed and much of the definitely a hot spot on the property map series was created around the idea of these days. the Jurassic Coast chalet as Tennant’s Stags Bridport 01308 428000


How can we help you? Stags has 21 offices throughout the South West. Here is a taste of what Stags can offer you and your property needs today: RESIDENTIAL LETTINGS

Stags let and manage more than 3,000 rental properties through an established network of 21 offices across the South West. There is a Stags office in every major West Country town and city, ensuring most serious tenancy applicants come into contact with us. We pride ourselves on the service we provide, whether you’re a first-time landlord or seasoned buy-to-let investor. Visit or your local Stags office for more details


Stags Professional Services is a highlyqualified team of Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) qualified chartered surveyors, RICS registered valuers and dedicated planning specialists. Our surveyors have a wealth of experience over a wide range of property issues, including planning, valuations, land and estate management and commercial property management. Our Professional Services department takes pride in its reputation and the trust that is placed in our expertise. Call 01392 439046 or email


An extensive network of offices, good local knowledge and strong online presence all ensure that Stags is well placed to get the best price for your property when it goes on the market or to find you that perfect new home. Contact Stags to book a free market appraisal of your property, see all our properties for sale and to set up email alerts for new properties. Visit or your local Stags office for more details


Stags has a strong presence in central London thanks to its membership of The London Office in Mayfair. This wellknown property marketing office ensures that all properties marketed by Stags reach a widespread target audience, not only in London and the South East but to international buyers around the globe. The London Office, 40 St James Place, London, SW1A 1NS Call 0207 839 0888 or email 18

Looking to holiday let or purchase a holiday property?

Blue Chip Holidays are the UK’s leading premium holiday lettings agency. We make letting holiday properties in the South West easy and lucrative for owners.

Dedicated account management

No set up Guaranteed costs at any income on stage cancellations*

Listings on major portals

Receive a

Special Reader Offer



gift card* 0333 920 3846 *Please see for terms and conditions.

when you sign your property up with us.


Barnstaple 01271 322833

Kingsbridge 01548 853131

Tiverton 01884 235705

Bideford 01237 425030

Launceston 01566 774999

Torquay 01803 200160

Bridport 01308 428000

Okehampton 01837 659420

Totnes 01803 865454

Dartmouth 01803 835336

Plymouth 01752 223933

Truro 01872 264488

Dulverton 01398 323174

South Molton 01769 572263

Wadebridge 01208 222333

Exeter 01392 255202

Taunton 01823 256625

Wellington 01823 662822

Honiton 01404 45885

Tavistock 01822 612458

Yeovil 01935 475000

Stags Waterside Magazine  
Stags Waterside Magazine