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Keep up to date with the latest Stags news.

Widecombe Fair

Tue 10 September 2019

Join us at the Widecombe Fair on Tuesday 10 September! Read More

Kingsbridge Show

Sat 7 September 2019

Join Stags at Kingsbridge Show on Saturday 7 September! Read More

Holsworthy Show

Thu 22 August 2019

Join Stags at the 123rd Holsworthy and Stratton Show on 22 August! Read More

Dunster Show

Fri 16 August 2019

Join us at the 173rd Dunster Show on Friday 16 August! Read More

Chagford Show

Thu 15 August 2019

Stags is delighted to be attending the 119th Chagford Agricultural and Horticultural Show on Thursday 15 August. Read More

Exford Show 2019

Wed 14 August 2019

Join Stags at this year's Exford Show! Read More

Okehampton Show 2019

Thu 8 August 2019

Join Stags at the 112th Okehampton Show! Read More

North Devon Show 2019

Wed 7 August 2019

Join Stags for a fun day out at this year's North Devon Show! Read More

Honiton Show 2019

Thu 1 August 2019

Join us at one of the largest agricultural shows in the country! Read More

Mid Devon Show

Sat 27 July 2019

Join us at the Mid Devon Show! Read More

Launceston Show

Thu 25 July 2019

Join us at the 2019 Launceston Show on Thursday 25th July! Read More

Dunsford Show

Sat 6 July 2019

Join us in the glorious Teign Valley to celebrate the 2019 Dunsford Show. Read More

Axe Vale Show

Sat 22 June 2019

Visit our stand at Axe Vale Festival in Axminster on June 22 and 23. Read More

Royal Cornwall Show

Thu 6 June 2019

We're looking forward to seeing you at this year's show, which takes place from 6-8 June. Read More

Join us at The London and Country Property Show

Tue 14 May 2019

Find your new dream home in the West Country. Read More

Homes for cooks: six beautiful kitchens

Thu 9 May 2019

Cook up a storm in these fantastic kitchens! Read More

Market appraisals vs formal valuations: the basics

Thu 9 May 2019

Alex Rew outlines the key differences between market appraisals and formal valuations. Read More

Tenant deposits: what all landlords should know

Thu 2 May 2019

Claire Pile MARLA outlines the key points all landlords should be aware of when handling tenants’ deposits. Read More

Seven idyllic chocolate box cottages

Thu 2 May 2019

Escape to a rural idyll this summer with this tasty selection of chocolate box cottages for sale in the South West. Read More

Nine beautiful barn conversions for sale

Mon 29 April 2019

Into exposed beams, vaulted ceilings and open-plan living? Read on... Read More

The West Country waterside market: an update

Thu 25 April 2019

Stags Head of Waterside Ben Stephens reflects on the West Country waterside property market. Read More

Two new faces join Stags Exeter sales team

Tue 23 April 2019

Simon Cooper welcomes Beki Roberts and Luke Miller to Stags Exeter. Read More

An update on the West Country property market

Tue 16 April 2019

Simon Cooper provides an update on the West Country property market. Read More

99 acres in the Blackdown Hills

Mon 15 April 2019

Stags Farm Agency is pleased to announce that they have been instructed to sell just over 99 acres near Upottery in the Blackdown Hills. Read More

Seven stylish new builds

Thu 11 April 2019

If chic and contemporary is your thing, you'll appreciate our pick of the West Country's most stylish new builds. Read More

Devon village new homes development open for viewings this weekend

Thu 4 April 2019

This April we're showcasing three stylish new builds in an exceptional Mid Devon development. Read More

South West farms and land market: the statistics

Thu 4 April 2019

Stags Farm Agent George Alder MRICS looks for trends in the South West farms and land market over the last 10 years. Read More

Why use an ARLA Propertymark protected agent?

Thu 4 April 2019

Stags Residential Lettings department is proud to be a member of ARLA and therefore able to offer our landlords and tenants the added protection this affords. Read More

Stags congratulates newest ARLA member

Mon 1 April 2019

Tara Drewett of Stags Launceston is now a member of ARLA. Read More

Recommend a landlord to Stags and receive a £50 M&S gift card

Mon 1 April 2019

Do you know an excellent landlord you'd like to recommend? Here's how you can get your hands on a £50 M&S gift card! Read More

Properties with games and leisure rooms for sale

Sun 31 March 2019

Limber up for our pick of the West Country's best properties with games and leisure rooms for sale. Read More

Planning permission for holiday lets: the basics

Tue 26 March 2019

Alister King-Smith of Stags Professional Services sheds light on the subject of planning permission for holiday lets. Read More

Business rates for holiday lets: the lowdown

Sat 23 March 2019

Tax expert John Endacott of PKF Francis Clark looks at the implications for owners Holiday lets and business rates. Read More

Making the move from the Home Counties to North Devon

Wed 20 March 2019

Luke Williams, manager of Stags Bideford, meets a couple who made the move from the Home Counties to Devon. Read More

Stags Totnes celebrates four awards and two new additions

Wed 20 March 2019

Find out why 2019 has got off to a flying start for Stags Totnes. Read More

Waterbrooks Farm: a hidden gem on the edge of Exmoor

Wed 20 March 2019

Stags Farm Agency is delighted to be selling Waterbrooks Farm in North Devon.  Read More

Tenants insurance: we’ve got it covered, have you?

Fri 15 March 2019

Claire Pile MARLA of Stags Lettings department reports on the number of renters still failing to take out tenants insurance and highlights the associated risks. Read More

Rental properties set to have electrical safety checks

Thu 14 March 2019

Privately-rented accommodation will be checked for electrical safety in a Government initiative. Read More

RPA announces BPS and CSS application dates for 2019

Mon 11 March 2019

Sally Blowey of Stags Professional Services in Cornwall outlines the key dates landowners should be aware of in 2019 as set out by the RPA. Read More

Properties with great views

Sun 10 March 2019

Sit back, relax and take in the stunning views from these fantastic West Country homes. Read More

Six West Country homes with delightful dining rooms for sale

Mon 4 March 2019

Whet your appetite for a new home this Pancake Day with our six West Country homes with delightful dining rooms for sale. Read More

March: the month of agricultural rent reviews

Mon 4 March 2019

Mark Neason MRICS FAAV of Stags Professional Services offers his advice about the rent review process and arbitration to landlords and tenants. Read More

Five things you need to know about breaches of planning control

Mon 4 March 2019

Oliver Thorogood of Stags Planning Department outlines your need-to-know guide to what to do if you find that your property is in breach of planning control. Read More

Could your West Country holiday business be award-winning?

Sun 3 March 2019

Robin Barker of Services for Tourism explains how your West Country holiday business could benefit from an award scheme, even if you don't win! Read More

The South West farmland market: a round-up 

Thu 28 February 2019

Stags Farm Agent Andrew Ranson discusses recent trends in the South West farmland market. Read More

Open house event at new homes development in Honiton

Wed 27 February 2019

This Saturday, Stags is holding an open house event at a new homes development in Honiton. Read More

Seven Grade II-Listed properties for sale under £1 million

Thu 21 February 2019

Bag your very own piece of West Country history without the extravagant price tag with our pick of the market’s best Grade II-Listed properties for sale under £1 million. Read More

Compulsory purchase: how much compensation are farmers and landowners entitled to?

Thu 21 February 2019

Lydia Cox raises the issue of rural infrastructure and offers her advice on how much compensation farmers and landowners might be entitled to. Read More

Woodn’t it be nice to own a forest?

Wed 20 February 2019

Stags Land Agent Andrew Ranson offers his advice for anyone thinking of branching out into woodland. Read More

Six riverside properties for sale in the South West

Thu 14 February 2019

Let your life flow in a new direction with these six riverside properties for sale. Read More

Devon barn conversion development opens for viewings this Saturday

Wed 13 February 2019

A new Devon barn conversion development, Oakhay Barton in Stoke Canon, opens for viewings this Saturday 16 February. Read More

Growing number of 35 to 54-year-olds now in private rented accommodation

Mon 11 February 2019

Andrew Luxton of Stags Lettings discusses the results of a recent survey. Read More

Eight romantic properties for Valentine’s Day

Thu 7 February 2019

Cosy up with your loved one this month with Stags’ top eight romantic properties for Valentine’s Day. Read More

Devon village new homes development open for viewings this February

Wed 6 February 2019

This February we're showcasing two stylish three-bedroom new builds in an exceptional Mid Devon development. Read More

Nine West Country properties that are perfect for pets

Tue 5 February 2019

Find a dream home for you and your furry friends! Read More

What next for the South West property market?

Fri 25 January 2019

Simon Cooper, partner of Stags, looks back on 2018 and also takes a view looking forward into this current year for the South West property market. Read More

East Devon Property Review

Fri 25 January 2019

Kevin Clarke of Stags in Honiton looks ahead to the rest of 2019 as he discusses the East Devon property market. Read More

Stags sells three Devon farms in three months

Thu 24 January 2019

Stags Farm Agency department sells three farms across Devon, all in quick succession, reports head of department George Alder. Read More

Buying and selling grass keep in 2019

Thu 24 January 2019

With the start of the 2019 grazing season fast approaching, now is the time to think about your grass! Read More

Book your free market appraisal with Stags Farm Agency

Mon 21 January 2019

How can Stags Farm Agency help you stay one step ahead this year? Read More

Homes for horses: six equestrian properties for sale

Thu 17 January 2019

If a horse makes your house a home, look no further than our pick of the West Country’s best equestrian properties for sale. Read More

Seven top renting tips for tenants

Wed 16 January 2019

Whether you’re a seasoned renter or are renting for the first time, there are a few considerations you should take before signing on the dotted line. Read More

Dartmoor smallholding sells to local family business

Wed 16 January 2019

Stags Farm Agency is pleased to announce the sale of a Dartmoor smallholding to a family-run business. Read More

How can Stags Professional Services help to resolve disputes?

Sun 13 January 2019

Mark Neason MRICS FAAV of Stags Professional Services outlines how Stags can help you resolve disputes. Read More

How important is digital marketing when selling or letting your home?

Wed 2 January 2019

How important is digital marketing when selling or letting your home and why should you look for an agent with a finger on the pulse of the digital world? Read More

Never judge a book by its cover: seven West Country properties with surprising interiors for sale

Thu 6 December 2018

Never judge a book by its cover: seven West Country properties with surprising interiors for sale. Read More

Another successful year for Stags On Site Sales 

Tue 4 December 2018

For Stags On Site Sales team, 2018 has been a very busy and exciting year with 41 machinery sales both on site and online. Read More

Brexit and your estate: what does 2019 hold for estate owners and land managers?

Thu 29 November 2018

Senior Surveyor Lydia Cox MRICS FAAV and Estate Management Consultant Nick Millard MRICS FAAV REV of Michelmore Hughes Stags discuss why now is the time for South West estate owners and land managers to prepare for the future. Read More

The South West land market in 2018: what we know now

Tue 27 November 2018

Andrew Dodds of Stags Farm Agency discusses the South West land market in 2018. Read More

Rural retreats: 6 off the beaten track properties for sale

Fri 23 November 2018

Rural retreats: 6 off the beaten track properties for sale in the West Country. Read More

Share Farming Agreements: The Basics

Fri 23 November 2018

Andrew Lawes discusses how share farming agreements can be a flexible tool to help businesses transition through Brexit, disappearing BPS payments, emerging Environmental Land Management Schemes and retirement. Read More

Stags lettings seminars to return in 2019

Thu 22 November 2018

This autumn, Stags held four successful lettings seminars in Taunton, Exeter, Totnes and Tavistock. Read More

Stags Lettings department launches new buy-to-let advice line

Wed 21 November 2018

Stags Lettings department has recently launched a dedicated buy-to-let advice line for those considering investing in a rental property in the West Country. Read More

The three biggest issues facing landlords today

Wed 21 November 2018

Following Exeter City Council’s Renting Minefield event, Claire Pile of Stags Lettings outlines the three biggest issues facing landlords today.  Read More

Historic former silk mill up for auction

Mon 19 November 2018

Looking for a truly unique renovation project? Read More

New planning opportunities in South Somerset

Mon 12 November 2018

According to Stags Head of Planning Alister King-Smith, new planning opportunities in are available in South Somerset. Read More

Stags online fodder sales set to return this autumn

Mon 12 November 2018

Following the success of last year, Stags is set to hold more online timed auctions of fodder this autumn and winter. Read More

Government's rogue landlord database available to tenants

Thu 8 November 2018

The Government has recently given in to pressure and pledged to give all tenants access to the government’s new rogue landlord database. Read More

Properties with potential: nine renovation projects for sale in the West Country

Thu 8 November 2018

If you have the ability to see beyond 1950s carpets, peeling wallpaper and damp ceilings and realise the true potential of unloved properties, our nine renovation projects for sale in the West Country should get your creative juices flowing. Read More

The future is bright for those hoping to sell agricultural barns

Wed 7 November 2018

Considering selling off an unused agricultural barn? You might be surprised by how much it could be worth! Read More

Nine buy-to-let properties on the market now

Thu 1 November 2018

If you’re thinking of investing in a buy-to-let property, Stags has an excellent selection of suitable houses on the market right now. Read More

Everything you need to know before investing in a buy-to-let property

Wed 31 October 2018

Claire Pile of Stags Lettings department outlines everything you should know before investing in a buy-to-let property. Read More

West Country family wins £850 holiday with Stags

Thu 25 October 2018

Following our summer-long competition, one lucky family from Exeter has booked their luxury mini-break at the Deer Park Hotel. Read More

Six properties with real fires for autumn

Thu 25 October 2018

Hunker down this autumn with our pick of the market’s best properties with real fires. Read More

Top tips for presenting your home for sale this autumn

Mon 22 October 2018

As the nights draw in, Luke Williams of Stags Bideford shares his top tips for making the most of the daylight hours when presenting your home for sale. Read More

A tale of three cities: why the West Country is so much more than moors and coastline

Wed 17 October 2018

You don’t have to live down a muddy lane to enjoy the West Country lifestyle. How about a move to one of the region’s three thriving cities instead? Read More

Government commits £30 million for further rounds of Countryside Productivity Small Grants scheme

Mon 15 October 2018

As the Government announces a new round of the Countryside Productivity Small Grant Scheme, Stags' Sally Blowey advises farmers on how best to make the most of what's available. Read More

The Big Colyton Art Show

Fri 12 October 2018

Join Stags at The Big Colyton Art Show Read More

Competition winner announced following landlord networking event in Devon

Wed 10 October 2018

Stags was delighted to attend the recent Mid Devon District Council’s Landlord Networking event held at Paschoe House, near Crediton. Read More

Enjoy six months free management when you instruct Stags in 2018

Wed 10 October 2018

Instruct Stags in 2018 and you will save an average of £600 by making the most of this exclusive promotion. Read More

Six Grade II Listed West Country homes to call your own

Tue 9 October 2018

Invest in your very own piece of history with our pick of the market’s best Grade II Listed properties.  Read More

Unlock your property's rental potential with Stags' lettings advice evenings

Mon 8 October 2018

This autumn Stags is joining South West accountants and business advisors to bring you three informative events about property letting. Read More

What you need to know before serving a Section 21 notice

Fri 28 September 2018

Are you a landlord who is considering issuing your tenants with a Section 21 notice? Claire Pile MARLA of Stags Lettings department outlines what you should know before you act. Read More

Are you prepared for upcoming HMO legislation changes?

Mon 24 September 2018

If you own a House in Multiple Occupation (HMO), make sure you're one step ahead of the upcoming HMO legislation changes. Read More

Three West Country homes to rival the world's most expensive property

Mon 24 September 2018

As the world's most expensive property is launched to the market for a cool £338 million, we thought we'd reveal what one thousandth of that pricetag would get you in the glorious West Country.  Read More

Proposed mandatory electrical checks for all private rental homes

Thu 20 September 2018

A comprehensive review of fire safety guidelines will begin this autumn, Housing Secretary James Brokenshire recently announced. Read More

Six top tips for finding the right tenant fast

Wed 5 September 2018

Need to fill your rental home quickly but don't want to compromise on the quality of your tenants? Claire Pile MARLA of Stags Lettings department offers her top tips for finding the right tenant fast. Read More

Professional Services department strengthened by appointment of Miles Webber

Thu 30 August 2018

Miles Webber MRICS FAAV has been appointed Associate Partner and Head of Estate Management and Professional Services in Michelmore Hughes Stags and Stags’ offices in Totnes and Exeter. Read More

The South West land market: an autumn update

Wed 29 August 2018

George Alder of Stags Farm Agency considers the year so far and discusses what we can expect for the rest of 2018. Read More

The Private Rented Sector continues to grow

Tue 28 August 2018

One in five of us live in the Private Rented Sector, according to the Government’s latest English Housing Survey. Read More

Seven homes with kitchens worthy of Bake Off champions

Tue 28 August 2018

If the launch of Channel 4’s The Great British Bake Off left you inspired to dust off your aprons, you'll appreciate this selection of homes with stunning kitchens for sale. Read More

How has the South West property market performed this summer?

Thu 23 August 2018

How has the South West property market performed this summer? Stags Senior Partner, Simon Cooper, discusses the impact the glorious West Country weather has had on the state of our housing market. Read More

Cornish shed sells at auction

Fri 17 August 2018

On the market for the first time in 60 years, the tiny Cornish building attracted considerable interest as it went up for auction with Stags Truro. Read More

Eight apartments in impressive buildings for sale

Thu 16 August 2018

A more modest budget doesn’t have to mean compromising on grandeur, which is why we’ve rounded up our favourite apartments in impressive buildings for sale. Read More

125 reasons landlords need to be in the know

Mon 13 August 2018

With well over 125 pieces of legislation now in place for the private rental sector, it is more important than ever to be well-informed when renting our letting a property. Read More

Autumn Letting Seminars 2018

Mon 13 August 2018

In the last two years Stags have undertaken a number of letting seminars throughout the South West primarily focusing on the current letting market, Buy To Let investment and held in conjunction with other professionals such as accountants and financial advisors. Read More

Revised National Planning Policy Framework 2018: Delivering housing growth in rural areas

Wed 1 August 2018

Following the release of the new National Planning Policy Framework last month, Stags Head of Planning Alister King Smith discusses how these changes could affect your development. Read More

Cool off with these seven homes with swimming pools

Thu 26 July 2018

Make a splash with our pick of the West Country's best homes with swimming pools on the market. Read More

Walk in the footsteps of the Jacksons with this Appledore home

Wed 25 July 2018

Blame it on the scrumpy? Stags is selling the New England style coastal home Jackie and Tito Jackson once called home. Read More

Could holiday letting fund your house by the water?

Wed 18 July 2018

Harriet Pagan of Blue Chip Holidays investigates the options for owners. Read More

Is your equestrian property going to cost you more than it should?

Tue 17 July 2018

Chartered Surveyor Lydia Cox of Stags Professional Services department considers the options when it comes to reducing SDLT on equestrian properties. Read More

Warm up for Wimbledon with these homes with tennis courts for sale

Thu 12 July 2018

Time to dust off those rackets with this selection of truly ace homes. Read More

Seven seaside properties for soaking up the summer sun

Thu 28 June 2018

Escape to the coast with our pick of the West Country's best seaside homes. Read More

Will Young's Poldark bolthole is for sale with Stags

Thu 28 June 2018

Singer Will Young is selling his three-bedroom 'Poldark' bolthole, which sits in a spectacularly peaceful location surrounded by stunning moorland views. Read More

Wear the wrong trousers for Bristol Children's Charity

Mon 18 June 2018

Join Stags in wearing the wrong trousers in aid of The Grand Appeal, the Bristol Children's Hospital Charity. Read More

Stags cycles for Force Cancer Charity

Wed 13 June 2018

On Sunday 24 June, Stags Cycling Team will be taking part in The Nello to help raise funds for Force Cancer Charity - find out how you can support them here. Read More

Discover a new way to sell at The West Country Sales Centre

Thu 7 June 2018

Following the success of Stags’ online timed auctions, online sales are fast becoming an integral part of the new West Country Sales Centre at Willand. Read More

Recent changes to Permitted Development Rights

Wed 6 June 2018

Alister King Smith PGDip MRICS, Head of Stags Planning Services, outlines the most recent changes to Permitted Development Rights. Read More

North Devon Link Road improvements: are you affected?

Tue 5 June 2018

As the Government approves funding for improvements to the North Devon Link Road, now is the time to ensure you are properly represented to claim the compensation you are entitled to. Read More

Live the Good Life: seven homes with small plots of land for sale

Thu 31 May 2018

Dream of keeping a few chickens or growing your own veg? Look no further than these West Country homes with small plots of land for sale. Read More

What to expect when you sell a farm or land through Stags

Wed 30 May 2018

As the decision to sell a farm or block of land is usually the result of careful consideration, it is important to use an agent who can understand your reasons and guarantee the best possible outcome. Read More

Stags acquires Michelmore Hughes, Totnes

Tue 29 May 2018

The leading West Country estate agency Stags has acquired the firm of Michelmore Hughes, based in Totnes. Read More

Occupancy arrangements: are you missing a trick?

Tue 29 May 2018

Will Smaldon of Stags Professional Services outlines the measures farmers must take to benefit from inheritance and capital gains tax relief. Read More

Royal wedded bliss: seven homes fit for a prince and princess

Thu 17 May 2018

With the royal wedding upon us, we’ve rounded up seven West Country properties Meghan and Harry could call home. Read More

Residential vs commercial farms: what’s in a name?

Wed 16 May 2018

The difference between residential and commercial farms is key when it comes to selling up, says Stags Head of Farm Agency, George Alder. Read More

Top tips for buying a larger farm

Wed 16 May 2018

Thinking of selling up and buying a larger farm? Stags farm agent Andrew Ranson shares his top tips on how best to proceed. Read More

Brexit: a chance to shape farming policy

Mon 14 May 2018

Alex Stevens of the National Farmers’ Union takes a long, hard look at the impact of Brexit on the rural economy. Read More

Six ways to prepare your home for viewings

Thu 10 May 2018

Stags Residential Lettings Manager, Joanne Payne, shares her six top tips for preparing your home for tenant viewings. Read More

Andrew Lawes joins Stags Professional Services team

Thu 10 May 2018

Andrew Lawes has been appointed head of Stags Professional Services team in Cornwall. Read More

Stags Okehampton wins national award

Thu 3 May 2018

Okehampton's best estate agent is Stags, and that's official. Read More

How to Brexit-proof your farm

Thu 3 May 2018

Stags Senior Surveyor, Lydia Cox, offers her advice on how to help your farm prosper as we approach Brexit. Read More

Government review of carbon monoxide regulations

Thu 3 May 2018

Stags Head of Residential Lettings, Andrew Luxton, offers advice to landlords ahead of the Government review of carbon monoxide regulations. Read More

This house earns £70,000 a year

Mon 30 April 2018

A beautiful two-bedroom cottage in West Cornwall earns £70,000 a year as a holiday let - and it could be yours! Read More

Eight ways to prepare your garden for sale

Thu 26 April 2018

When it comes to viewings, what's on the outside can be just as important as the inside, so make sure you bear in mind these eight ways to prepare your garden for sale. Read More

Seven top tips for buy-to-let property investors

Mon 23 April 2018

From location to lighting, here are seven key points to bear in mind when searching for a buy-to-let property. Read More

Everything you need to know about insuring your holiday complex

Thu 19 April 2018

Mark Lavington of holiday letting insurance specialist Boshers, based in Devon, knows what you need to consider when insuring your holiday cottage business. Read More

The London and Country Property Show 2018

Wed 18 April 2018

Find out how we got on as we showcased our best stock to buyers in the capital. Read More

How much is a sea view worth?

Mon 16 April 2018

Head of Stags Waterside department, David Lewis, discusses the real cost of an uninterrupted sea view. Read More

Everything you need to know about tax and your holiday letting business

Wed 11 April 2018

John Endacott, head of tax at PKF Francis Clark, shares his expert advice on the tax implications of buying and selling a holiday complex. Read More

East Devon barn conversions coming soon

Wed 11 April 2018

Stags is soon to be launching two barn conversion developments across two sites in East Devon. Read More

What's happening in the Honiton housing market right now?

Mon 9 April 2018

Kevin Clarke of Stags in Honiton discusses the East Devon property market. Read More

Ten of our best waterside properties for sale

Thu 5 April 2018

Make a splash with these fantastic West Country homes by the water for sale with Stags. Read More

Living and working in Bideford

Wed 4 April 2018

Luke Williams, Branch Manager of Stags in Bideford shares his experience of living and working in the North Devon town. Read More

Seven things to do in the West Country this Easter

Thu 29 March 2018

Keep the whole family entertained this bank holiday with our pick of the best things to do in the West Country this Easter. Read More

Six questions to ask before selling your holiday business

Wed 28 March 2018

Stags Partner Ben Stephens offers his expert advice on getting the very best price for your holiday complex. Read More

Handsome home with a tale to tell

Mon 26 March 2018

If ever you’re looking for a house that can double up as a conversation piece, then Stoneleigh in North Devon most certainly fits the bill. Read More

Devon school triumphs in newly sponsored rugby kit

Thu 22 March 2018

Stags' sponsorship of the Uffculme School Under-16s Rugby Team led to instant success on the pitch! Read More

The West Country housing market is on the up

Thu 22 March 2018

The West Country housing market is on the up, Stags’ figures reveal. Read More

Barn conversions set to become easier and more profitable

Wed 21 March 2018

A new Government rule allowing more agricultural building development will see barn conversions becoming easier and more profitable, explains Stags Head of Planning, Alister King-Smith. Read More

Stags sells Broadchurch chalet

Wed 21 March 2018

The pretty blue cabin famously occupied by David Tennant in the hit series Broadchurch has a new owner. Read More

Rural retreats: homes with no neighbours for sale

Mon 19 March 2018

If a property with privacy is what you're after, look no further than these rural retreats with no neighbours for sale. Read More

Properties with woodland

Thu 15 March 2018

Conservation, diversity or simply a relaxing retreat after a stressful day; woodland can be a valuable asset to your property and the wider environment. Read More

Six Georgian gems for sale this spring

Thu 8 March 2018

We've rounded up our pick of the best Georgian gems on the market right now. Read More

Stags opens the West Country Sales Centre

Mon 5 March 2018

Stags has opened a new facility for auctioning machinery and other kit, called the West Country Sales Centre. Read More

Promote your property at The London and Country Property Show 2018

Mon 5 March 2018

As the spring market hots up, could now be the time to find a London buyer for your property? Read More

Countryside Stewardship and other grants

Wed 28 February 2018

Sally Blowey, Chartered Surveyor with Stags, discusses Countryside Stewardship and other grants. Read More

What does 2018 hold for the farmland market?

Wed 28 February 2018

If farm and land sales in 2017 can be described as ‘better than expected’, what does 2018 hold for the farmland market? Read More

Stags' amazing spaces: inspirational small builds

Thu 22 February 2018

If you've enjoyed George Clarke's Amazing Spaces on Channel 4, you'll love this selection of inspirational small builds for sale with Stags right now! Read More

Homes with holiday cottages are in strong demand

Tue 20 February 2018

Homes with holiday cottages are more popular than ever in the South West, confirms Stags Manager of Holiday Complexes, Nick Smith. Read More

The region’s first ever online fodder sale produces good results

Tue 20 February 2018

Stags’ online fodder sale, which was the first of its kind in the West Country, has proved popular, selling more than 800 bales of fodder. Read More

Stags’ latest online machinery sale goes national

Tue 20 February 2018

Stags’ latest online machinery sale attracted strong interest from as far as Edinburgh. Read More

Baltic Wharf Totnes townhouses on the market

Mon 19 February 2018

A beautifully-designed new development of quality homes is proving popular in the sought-after town of Totnes in south Devon. Read More

Rural planning: a help or a hindrance to economic growth?

Mon 12 February 2018

Stags Head of Planning Services, Alister King-Smith, discusses whether the current UK rural planning system is helping or hindering economic growth in the countryside. Read More

Ten romantic properties for Valentine's Day

Sat 10 February 2018

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, here is a selection if romantic hideaways to share with a loved one, all currently on the market with Stags. Read More

New Countryside Productivity Small Grant Scheme available to farmers

Thu 8 February 2018

The new Countryside Productivity Small Grant Scheme is now available for farmers in England to purchase equipment to improve the productivity of their farms. Read More

Chris Clapham joins Stags partnership

Mon 5 February 2018

Chris Clapham, Head of Stags Agricultural Sales, has joined the Stags partnership, bringing the number of partners who run the West Country property company up to nine. Read More

What does it take to be crowned Village of the Year?

Wed 31 January 2018

As this charming East Devon coastal village makes it into the grand final of Village of the Year, here are five reasons why Beer is a wonderful place to live. Read More

Port Isaac: is it worth the hype?

Mon 29 January 2018

Guy Parsons of Stags Wadebridge certainly thinks so and is keen to explain why. Read More

Permitted Development Rights - is time running out?

Mon 29 January 2018

Stags Head of Planning Services, Alister King-Smith, discusses why the time might be now when it comes to Permitted Development Rights. Read More

Six West Country homes with income potential

Thu 25 January 2018

Looking for a new home and business all rolled into one? Quit the commute with our pick of the market's best properties with income potential. Read More

A first for fodder sales in the South West

Wed 24 January 2018

Stags Estate Agent has launched the West Country’s first ever online fodder sale to provide a digital platform for farmers and landowners. Read More

Countryside Stewardship 2018 open for applicants

Mon 22 January 2018

The window for Countryside Stewardship applications is now open and Stags Professional Services department is here to help guide you through the process. Read More

2018 and the South West housing market

Thu 4 January 2018

As we reflect on a somewhat turbulent year, which has seen Brexit, changes to Stamp Duty Land Tax and further political and economic uncertainty, there is undoubtedly more change afoot as we look ahead to 2018 and the South West housing market. Read More

Grand Designs smallholding and cookery school for sale

Thu 4 January 2018

Featured on Channel 4’s Grand Designs in 2016, Otter Farm is a unique opportunity to own a beautiful eco home, cookery school/farm shop with nearly 16 acres of vineyard, orchards and river meadows. Read More

Dispersal sale exceeds expectations at Dulford Nurseries

Wed 20 December 2017

Stags auctioneers conducted the full dispersal sale of Dulford Nurseries, where more than 20,000 trees and shrubs were sold. Read More

Five ways to let your land

Mon 18 December 2017

Considering letting your land? Here are five options to consider. Read More

Countryside Stewardship in 2018

Thu 14 December 2017

The New Year will bring important changes to the Countryside Stewardship programme. Read More

Top 10 things to do in the West Country this Christmas

Wed 13 December 2017

Keep the whole family entertained this Christmas with our pick of the best things to do across the West Country. Read More

Property "mares"; steps to avoid

Fri 8 December 2017

Head of Stags Equestrian department, Kevin Clarke, offers advice for those selling equestrian properties. Read More

How to make the most of outbuildings

Fri 8 December 2017

Surplus farm buildings gathering dust? Maximise their potential with these profitable ideas from Jenny Cox of Stags Professional Services. Read More

Planning your equestrian development

Fri 8 December 2017

When it comes to developing new equestrian facilities there are some important aspects to consider to help ensure any required planning permissions are easily achieved. Read More

When buyers and sellers are motivated, deals can be done in record time

Mon 4 December 2017

It is not unusual for the sale of farms and land to run into months (and sometimes even years), so it is refreshing to be able to relay the news that this month Stags Farm Agency sold some land at Lapford, Mid Devon in just 23 days. Read More

Farms and land sales keep ploughing on

Sat 2 December 2017

Despite the continued uncertainties surrounding Brexit, there is still a market for farms and land, George Alder explains. Read More

'Let your house for free' winner announced

Thu 30 November 2017

Following our summer of shows, during which we ran a competition to 'let your house for free', a lucky winner has been announced. Read More

Top tips for selling your home this winter

Thu 30 November 2017

A touch of external tidying, warmth and lighting is essential when ensuring your property is at its best selling condition during wet and soggy days. Read More

Land rental market stands strong

Wed 29 November 2017

Stags Chartered Surveyor, Lydia Cox, discusses why the West Country land rental market is standing strong through uncertain times. Read More

What does Brexit mean for the British lamb industry?

Wed 29 November 2017

Stags Auctioneer and Markets Manager, Chris Clapham, discusses the future of the lamb industry post-Brexit. Read More

How can a Stags Expert Witness help settle your property dispute?

Wed 29 November 2017

Stags Professional Services team can assist with partnership dissolution, matrimonial proceedings, dilapidations and much more. Read More

Don't be a Christmas mouse, be an early bird instead

Mon 27 November 2017

Stags Property Sales Valuer, Philip Cox, explains why there is no time like the present when it comes to marketing your property. Read More

Stamp duty abolished for most first-time buyers

Wed 22 November 2017

Stamp Duty has been abolished for first-time buyers for properties under £300,000 with immediate effect. Read More

Should I put my house on the market before Christmas?

Thu 16 November 2017

Think we estate agents are battening down the hatches? Think again. Read More

East Devon land sells in record time

Wed 8 November 2017

Stags Head of Farm Agency, George Alder, discusses the high demand for East Devon land. Read More

Pre-owned or new: which home is right for you?

Mon 30 October 2017

Stags Partner Chris McCaughey weighs up the pros and cons of buying a new build home in the West Country. Read More

Dartmoor farm sells to South East buyer

Thu 26 October 2017

A farming family from West Sussex are the proud new owners of a small farm on the edge of Dartmoor National Park. Read More

Government finally issues guidance on MEES

Thu 26 October 2017

Andrew Luxton of Stags Residential Lettings Department discusses new Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards regulations. Read More

Beat the road rage with our roadworks schemes

Tue 17 October 2017

Can Stags Professional Services team help you claim compensation for roadworks schemes on your patch? Read More

Dispersal sale produces excellent results

Mon 2 October 2017

Following the tragic death of a popular farmer, a dispersal sale at Berry Farm in Devon received unprecedented interest. Read More

How important is a garden when buying a house?

Thu 28 September 2017

Stags Property Sales Manager, Simon Zeal, discusses the significance of outside space to a house search. Read More

Landlords seminars

Thu 21 September 2017

Confused about how recent legislation changes might affect you? Have your questions answered at our upcoming landlords seminars across Devon, Cornwall and Somerset. Read More

Average tenancy length is now 20 months and increasing

Mon 18 September 2017

Andrew Luxton sheds light on tenant demand in the South West and further afield. Read More

West Country tourism market update

Mon 18 September 2017

Head of Stags Holiday Complex department, Nick Smith, discusses the latest developments and his projections for the future of the West Country tourism market. Read More

A chance to diversify within National Parks and AONBs?

Fri 15 September 2017

Stags Planning Assistant, Guy Horswell, advises on a possible alternative to Class Q regulations, allowing the change of use of agricultural buildings. Read More

What's in a name?

Thu 14 September 2017

Stags valuer Philip Cox discusses the origins of some of East Devon's most interesting place names. Read More

How to sell farmland in 6 simple steps

Wed 13 September 2017

Considering selling farmland but not sure where to start? Stags Head of Farm Agency George Alder offers helpful tips for increasing saleability. Read More

When is the sum of the parts greater than the whole?

Mon 4 September 2017

When selling a farm, is it best to divide your land into smaller lots for sale or sell as a whole? Stags Farm Agent Andrew Dodds discusses the pros and cons. Read More

South West housing market defies national downturn

Mon 4 September 2017

According to the latest RICS market survey, the South West housing market is standing strong in the face of a national standstill. Read More

South West land values and the current market

Mon 4 September 2017

According to Stags head of Farm Agency, George Alder, a lack of supply, coupled with strong local demand, has affected South West land values. Read More

Breach of planning control: the 4 or 10-year rule

Mon 4 September 2017

Is your property immune from enforcement action? Stags Head of Planning Services, Alister King-Smith discusses breach of planning control. Read More

South West house price inflation slows to 5.3%

Tue 29 August 2017

According to the latest house price index summary, the annual percentage increase in the South West compares favourably across the UK. Read More

Follow transformation of Stoke Canon barns available to buy next summer

Fri 25 August 2017

Following renovation work by Woofenden Construction Ltd, Stags will be selling eight barn conversion units in Stoke Canon from summer 2018. Read More

Stags lettings manager Jenna Kerby passes ARLA exams

Fri 25 August 2017

Congratulations to Stags letting manager, Jenna Kerby, who has recently successfully passed her ARLA exams. Read More

The rising demand for West Country holiday homes

Tue 22 August 2017

Considering buying a West Country holiday let business? Stags Holiday Complexes manager Nick Smith reveals why now could prove a lucrative time to do so. Read More

New leasehold houses to be banned in England

Fri 18 August 2017

The Government has unveiled proposals to ban the sale of new leasehold houses in England. Read More

Business rates - are you paying too much?

Thu 10 August 2017

How expensive is your business property? Here's everything you need to know about appealing against business rates. Read More

Dream of owning your own lake?

Thu 3 August 2017

A lake for sale in Cornwall will be sold to the highest bidder at auction on Tuesday August 8th at The Whitsand Bay Hotel. Read More

Brexit and the West Country farmland market

Wed 2 August 2017

Stags Farm Agent, Andrew Ranson, shares his views on Brexit and the West Country farmland market. Read More

Sold at auction!

Wed 2 August 2017

Stags auctioneers, Ian Osborne and Andrew Ranson, are pleased to report a highly successful sale in their most recent collective property auction at Lanhydrock Hotel and Golf Club, Cornwall, on 26th July. Read More

Stags welcomes two new additions to the Exeter Lettings team

Fri 28 July 2017

Stags is delighted to announce two recent appointments to the Exeter lettings team. Read More

Latest market trends for Cornish farmland prices

Thu 27 July 2017

Are you considering investing in Cornish farmland? This market update discusses the latest trends for farms and land in the county. Read More

Making the most of Permitted Development Rights

Wed 19 July 2017

Are you a landowner looking to generate extra income from old farm buildings? This article will help you get to grips with agricultural development rights. Read More

Property cash buyers at an all-time high

Tue 18 July 2017

Following new IMLA research, Totnes office manager James Baker comments on the surge in property cash buyers in the South Hams. Read More

West Country property market 2017: what we know so far

Mon 17 July 2017

Stags partner Simon Cooper reports on the first half of the 2017 West Country property market. Read More

Celebrating 10 years in Bideford

Fri 14 July 2017

Stags Bideford office celebrated its 10th anniversary on Friday 14th July from 4pm together with owners and buyers past and present. Read More

Braunton Big Summer Bash

Wed 12 July 2017

Stags enjoyed all the fun of the fair at this family-friendly event at Braunton Recreation Ground Read More

Who can benefit from new Permitted Development Rights?

Wed 12 July 2017

Last year new Permitted Development Rights were introduced, but who could benefit from these and how? Read More

Local amenities increasingly important to West Country property search

Wed 5 July 2017

Simon Cooper explains why a walk to the local shop or pub could make or break a West Country property search. Read More

Many landlords still confused about tenancy agreement changes

Tue 4 July 2017

Andrew Luxton of Stags Residential Lettings Department sheds light on new eviction notice legislations. Read More

Getting used to uncertainty

Thu 29 June 2017

Stags Property Sales Valuer, Philip Cox, questions how an uncertain political landscape will affect the South West property market. Read More

10 reasons to choose a house by the sea

Fri 23 June 2017

Head of Stags waterside department, David Lewis, reveals why buyers are prepared to pay a 40% premium to be beside the seaside. Read More

New permission in principle for brownfield sites

Tue 13 June 2017

A new planning order will give developers more certainty when submitting applications. Read More

Why the holiday complex sector is standing strong through political uncertainty

Tue 13 June 2017

As an election campaign and resulting hung parliament sends the property market into a state of uncertainty, one particular sector seems to be weathering the storm. Read More

What is a probate property valuation?

Tue 13 June 2017

Do you know the difference between a Red Book valuation and a market appraisal? Read More

What does the general election result mean for the South West housing market?

Mon 12 June 2017

As Britain faces a hung parliament, how will West Country house prices fare? Read More

Countryside Stewardship: are you missing a trick?

Thu 8 June 2017

With the ever increasing uncertainties arising around the future of agricultural subsidies, now could be the perfect opportunity to ensure another 5 years of funding through Countryside Stewardship. Read More

Online auction success

Wed 7 June 2017

Harvey Pile from Stags On Site Sales team reports on a very successful first online auction. Read More

Changes to EPC regulation

Tue 6 June 2017

Claire Pile from Stags lettings department outlines future EPC changes that landlords should be aware of. Read More

Everything you need to know about BPS

Tue 6 June 2017

Stags Chartered Surveyor, Sally Blowey, discusses post-payment amendments and the future of BPS. Read More

Cornish spring farmland market update

Tue 6 June 2017

Stags Farm Agent Andrew Ranson reviews the market for farms and land across Cornwall. Read More

An update from our livestock centres

Mon 5 June 2017

Stags Head of On Site Sales, Chris Clapham, offers the latest facts and figures from our South West livestock markets. Read More

Top cleaning tips to help avoid issues at the end of the tenancy

Sat 3 June 2017

The most common cause of tenancy deposit disputes in private rented properties is cleaning - here's how to avoid it. Read More

Five questions you must ask yourself when searching for a holiday complex

Thu 1 June 2017

Manager of the Stags holiday complex department Nick Smith reveals his top tips on finding the right holiday complex for you. Read More

Why pre-purchase advice is key to buy-to-let investments

Wed 31 May 2017

Following two well-attended Landlords Advice Evening in the Barnstaple and Okehampton Offices, we would encourage all prospective Buy-to-Let investors to seek advice first. Read More

Stags attends the London and Country Property Show 2017

Thu 25 May 2017

Stags recently showcased a selection of West Country properties at the London and Country Property Show. Read More

Planning approved for agricultural barn conversion

Mon 22 May 2017

Stags has successfully obtained prior approval consent for the conversion of this barn to a dwelling under Class Q Permitted Development Rights. Read More

Stags Spring Equestrian Market

Mon 22 May 2017

Head of Stags Equestrian Department, Kevin Clarke, shares his reflections on the year so far and offers helpful advice for anyone currently considering to buy or sell equestrian property. Read More

Team Totnes Rows for Rotary International

Sun 21 May 2017

Stags' Totnes office is taking part in the Longbow Canoe Festival on 21st May. Read More

Planning Application Fee Increase

Thu 18 May 2017

Alister King-Smith sheds light on changes to local authority planning charges. Read More

South Molton Market sees surge in sheep trade

Thu 11 May 2017

South Molton Market, like most other centres around the country, has seen as upturn in sheep trade over the past month. Read More

Historic station house for sale

Thu 11 May 2017

Ripe for renovation, Eggesford Station sits on the picturesque Tarka Line and comes complete with a waiting room and ticket office. Read More

100 acre arable block in Mid Devon sells above guide price

Tue 9 May 2017

Stags Farm Agency is pleased to announce that it has completed the sale of 100.29 acres of productive arable land in Eggesford, near Crediton, Devon, which had a guide price of £700,000. Read More

Letting exam success in Stags Tiverton Office

Mon 24 April 2017

Andrew Luxton MRICS FARLA, head of Stags Residential Lettings Department congratulates Gemma Webber in passing her NFoPP Level 3 Technical Award in Residential Letting and Property Management, and becoming a member of ARLA (Association of Residential Letting Agents). Read More

Dispersal Sale Success at Shute Farm

Sun 23 April 2017

Stags Head of On Site Sales, Chris Clapham, reports on a successful dispersal sale at Shute Farm in Crediton. Read More

Compulsory money protection for all letting agents on its way

Fri 7 April 2017

After two years of campaigning by ARLA the Government have just confirmed that they will be introducing compulsory money protection and it will become mandatory for all agents to offer this greater level of protection for landlords and tenants. Read More

Two land parcels in the South Hams to go to informal tender

Thu 6 April 2017

With Spring finally in the air, Stags have launched two blocks of land in the sought after South Hams to the market. Both are being offered for sale by informal tender and are expected to appeal to different types of buyers. Read More

Sold: an historic 274 acre dairy farm in Somerset

Fri 24 March 2017

Stags Farm Agency are delighted to announce that Binham Grange & Farm at Old Cleeve near the West Somerset coast has sold to an investor, off a guide price of £3,500,000. Read More

New penalties for rogue landlords

Thu 23 March 2017

The Government have recently confirmed that new measures to crack down on rogue landlords will come into force on the 6th April 2017. The new measures include powers to prosecute and impose significant fines or issue civil notices with penalties of up to £30,000. Read More

A sticky field doesn't mean a sticky trade!

Wed 22 March 2017

A wet and sticky entrance greeted salegoers at Cheriton Farm, Cheriton Bishop on Monday the 21st March but this did not deter a large crowd from attending the Farm Machinery sale on behalf of Messrs M W & J M R Dobin. Read More

Stags Auctioneer Andrew Ranson demonstrates to pupils the art of livestock auctioneering

Wed 22 March 2017

Stags Auctioneer Andrew Ranson demonstrates to pupils the art of livestock auctioneering, as 1,500 children enjoy an interactive day learning about farming and where their food comes from. Read More

Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings (ATED)

Wed 15 March 2017

ATED is an annual tax payable on residential properties held by Companies or Partnerships valued at more than £500,000. Read More

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