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WHO WE ARE

John Bray & Partners Estate Agents LLP has been selling the largest most prestigious houses as well as the smallest cottages in Rock, Daymer, Polzeath and Port Isaac for 50 years. Our agency is instructed to sell the majority of houses that are sold in this North Cornwall area. Whether the conditions are challenging or not, we don't just market properties we sell them.

We are Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) qualified valuers, and have years of professional experience in planning, structural, holiday letting, managing and building, so we can advise and answer all the questions sellers and buyers have at any stage of the transaction process. We provide efficiency, experience and trusted support for property owners with a track record of delivering outstanding results.

OUR HISTORY

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OUR SERVICES

We only sell a limited number of houses each year, both publicly and privately available, so we are therefore able to offer a professional and bespoke service to both buyers and sellers. We understand that parting with a property can sometimes be emotional or stressful and not a time to have too many different faces on the case. In every sale with John Bray you get an experienced director on the team, someone you can talk to, but most importantly someone who communicates effectively with all buyers and professionals involved throughout the sale. We are experts in our patch and have been advising our clients on every aspect of the property market in the North Cornwall area for 50 years.

 

 

VALUATIONS

Whether you are planning to sell or just looking for an indication of the worth of your property, we would be very happy to provide you with a free market appraisal. We also carry out valuations of residential and mixed use property for a variety of purposes including for sale, purchase, rental or refurbishment. All valuations are market-based and carefully researched to provide an accurate forecast of future as well as current value. Our RICS accredited valuer can also provide formal valuations for probate, estate planning accounts/assets and inheritance tax purposes.

PROPERTY SALES

We hold an unrivalled position in this niche market with a depth and breadth of experience that very few can equal. We pride ourselves on building strong relationships with our clients, carefully matching the right property with the right buyer. Our tailored service means that we regularly achieve the best results for both parties and tend to be involved in the sales of most properties in the area whether on- or off-market. We hold a strong database of qualified buyers in addition to marketing on all five of the main property portals. The quality of our property marketing is as you would expect from one of the leading estate agents in the county.

BUYING ADVICE

Our long established connections with professionals including; architects, builders, interior designers, tradespeople and the wider farming community, means that we can facilitate communications and offer helpful and level headed advice for property & land owners, all backed up by market insights. We are usually the first to hear about opportunities coming to market and are happy to assist buyers in their property buying journey, taking time to understanding their requirements, educating them about the area and helping them to secure their dream home. We do occasionally act for buyers in the event that we are not instructed by the seller, which we are happy to discuss.

MEET THE TEAM

Josephine Ashby Josephine Ashby

JOSEPHINE ASHBY

MANAGING PARTNER

With over 23 years experience in property, Josephine Ashby began working with John Bray Partners in 2005. Having begun her agency life in the central London market for well-known high street London agency, she soon moved to Knight Frank's International department handling the luxury residential markets in France and Italy.

In 2003 Josephine moved to the West Country as Partner, to head up the Residential Development Team out of Exeter, covering the South West division and dealing with everything from small rural developments, to city centre regeneration projects and waterside development. It was here that she came to meet the team at John Bray and Partners and returned to her Cornish roots to her current role at John Bray and Partners.

ALEX ROADS

PARTNER

Alex Roads has been a qualified valuer with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) since February 1994, working with John Bray & Partners since 1996 and was made a director in 1998. He ran the sales side for 15 years but now deals more with the professional work.

Before joining John Bray & Partners, Alex trained and worked for Healey and Baker (now Cushman Wakefield) in the London commercial property market. Apart from being a RICS qualified valuer he has a BA (Hons.) in Economics, Politics and Geography from Durham University, an MBA from University of Cape Town and is a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.

Alex Roads Alex Roads
Shireen Cunliffe Shireen Cunliffe

SHIREEN CUNLIFFE

HEAD OF MARKETING & OPERATIONS

With over 20 years experience in PR and Marketing, Shireen relocated to Cornwall from London in 2003 in pursuit of that elusive work/life balance. She joined the John Bray team in 2018 and brings a breadth of full service brand and consumer marketing experience. A Chartered Institute of Marketing professional, she holds a BA (Hons.) in International Business with French.

Charlie Hambly Charlie Hambly

CHARLIE HAMBLY

SALES NEGOTIATOR

Charlie joined the sales team in 2016 as an apprentice, having completed a Surveying Technician Diploma with University College of Estate Management. He is a qualified AssocRICS, specialising in Real Estate Agency and also holds a PfCO Drone Pilot license. Having grown up in Cornwall with a wealth of knowledge of the wider Cornwall property market, he conducts valuations on behalf of the agency.

Mary Allison Mary Allison

MARY ALLISON

SALES NEGOTIATOR

A graduate from The University College of Estate Management with a BSc (Hons) in Real Estate, Mary is currently undertaking her APC to become a chartered surveyor. Having grown up in North Cornwal, with a background in farming and agriculture, she has an in-depth knowledge of the local area and people. Mary is currently on Maternity Leave.

Mark Turner Mark Turner

MARK TURNER

SALES NEGOTIATOR

Mark Turner joined the sales team in 2021 after moving back home from London where he worked as a letting agent in Fulham for just over a year having first travelled and worked abroad. Mark grew up in Rock and completed his education at Wadebridge school and offers a wealth of local knowledge and contacts.

Charlie Tickle Charlie Tickle

CHARLIE TICKLE

SALES NEGOTIATOR

A local girl, Charlie grew up in Polzeath and graduated from The Royal Agricultural College Cirencester with a degree in Property Agency and Marketing. She first joined the team in 2012 with a gap in 2018 to go travelling in New Zealand and working on Necker Island in the BVI’s. A keen horse rider, she also enjoys wakeboarding and exploring the coastal paths.

James Heywood James Heywood

JAMES HEYWOOD

SALES NEGOTIATOR

James joined us in 2020 and comes from a background in residential lettings and sales from a busy high street agency. Having studied and grown up in Wadebridge he completed his education in Truro and brings a strong knowledge of the local area along with skills in customer relationship management. 

Victoria Cowling Victoria Cowling

VICTORIA COWLING

SALES ADMIN

Victoria brings experience and understanding of holiday letting in North Cornwall and is well placed to advise our clients on the ins and outs of owning a second home in the area, having grown up on a working farm overlooking the Camel Estuary. She has recently completed a degree in Human Biology and Psychology. 

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