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Stags Dulverton Office welcomes new Office and Property Sales Manager

Fri 17 September 2021

Stags Dulverton office has recently welcomed their new Office and Property Sales Manager, Alexandra Carter, who discusses the current market she is seeing in Dulverton and the surrounding villages. Read More

Stags Farm Agency launch exceptional historic farm to the market

Thu 16 September 2021

It is not often that farms such as Huish Barton are available to purchase in the West Country, and Stags Farm Agency are very pleased to be handling this sale of an historic 316.90 acre-farm within Exmoor National Park. Read More

A rare opportunity for a prime waterside home

Fri 10 September 2021

A stone’s throw from the water’s edge at Mylor Harbour is Pondhu; a spacious waterside home available to the open market for the first time in around 25 years. Read More

Torbay: Staycation and buyers re-locating; history repeating itself

Fri 27 August 2021

Matt Williams discusses the returning popularity of Torbay, or “The English Riviera” as it is affectionately known, a 22-mile stretch of seaside resorts, picturesque villages and rocky coves on the South Devon coast. Read More

Stags Selection: Contemporary Properties

Thu 26 August 2021

From an abundance of natural light, bold lines, sleek features and outstanding eco credentials, here is a selection of some stunning contemporary homes currently on the market with Stags. Read More

Simon Cooper discusses the latest property price figures published by the Office for National Statistics

Mon 23 August 2021

Simon Cooper discusses the latest figures that have just been issued from the Office of National Statistics for property price changes from June 2020 to June 2021. Read More

Stags Selection: Beautiful Bathrooms

Mon 9 August 2021

Whilst the bathroom might not be at the top of your priority list when it comes to your dream home, a beautiful bathroom can really enhance an already beautiful property. From roll-top baths to feature fireplaces, here are a selection of homes for sale with Stags with some truly beautiful bathrooms. Read More

Getting your Garden Photograph-Ready

Wed 28 July 2021

If you are lucky enough to benefit from some outside space, getting it ready for photos before you sell your home can be just as important as getting the inside of your house ready. Read More

Stags Selection: Waterside Homes

Fri 23 July 2021

Cool off this summer with these waterside properties that are currently on the market with Stags. Read More

Stags launch three outstanding Cornish coastal properties to the market

Tue 20 July 2021

The breath-taking county of Cornwall is renowned for its magnificent coastline. For those seeking such splendid surroundings, a home along the coastline offers the chance to have this on your doorstep. Stags specialises in waterside properties and is delighted to bring you three coastal gems that are new to the market. Read More

A selection of unusual Dorset place names and their history

Thu 8 July 2021

With an office in every corner of the West Country, Stags has 145 years of experience across the region, from hamlets to cities, coastal cottages to contemporary townhouses. Here’s a few of the unusual place names we have come across in Dorset and their presumed origins. Read More

A selection of unusual Somerset place names and their history

Thu 24 June 2021

With an office in every corner of the West Country, Stags has 145 years of experience across the region, from rural retreats to bustling towns, coastal villages to country estates. Here’s a few of the unusual place names we have come across in Somerset and their presumed origins. Read More

A selection of unusual Cornish place names and their history

Tue 22 June 2021

With an office in every corner of the West Country, Stags has 145 years of experience across the region, from cities to hamlets, coastal cottages to towering townhouses. Here’s a few of the unusual place names we have come across in Cornwall and their presumed origins. Read More

Property market - a cliff edge?

Mon 21 June 2021

You may well have picked up articles about the property market falling after this initial stamp duty freeze ends.  However, this couldn’t be further from the truth as far as I’m concerned, and here are the reasons why I think that the market will be very strong for the rest of this year Read More

Stags Selection: Glorious Gardens

Thu 17 June 2021

From landscaped lawns to wildflower meadows, here are a selection of properties for sale with Stags with a garden for every summer activity, whether that’s entertaining guests, playing a family game of sports or getting closer to nature. Read More

A selection of unusual Devon place names and their history

Mon 14 June 2021

With an office in every corner of the West Country, Stags has 145 years of experience across the region, from cities to coastal towns, rural hamlets to fishing villages. Here’s a few of the unusual place names we have come across in Devon, and their presumed origins. Read More

Extraordinary online auction result adds to Stags’ continuing auction success

Tue 8 June 2021

The recent auction of Primms Cottage on Dartmoor not only reflects the current state of the property market in the South West but also confirms Stags’ online auction platform is going from strength to strength. Read More

Stags Selection: Thatched Houses

Tue 8 June 2021

From characterful cottages to fabulous family farmhouses, here is a selection of some gorgeous thatched homes for sale across the West Country with Stags. Read More

Stags Selection: Homes with Income Potential

Tue 1 June 2021

Are you looking to escape the 9 to 5 life in favour of running your own business from home? Or perhaps looking for an additional project to run alongside it? Here are some examples of properties with their very own income potential that are on the market now with Stags. Read More

Exmoor - the perfect place for your dream equestrian home

Fri 28 May 2021

One of two National Parks in the South West, Exmoor is one the best locations for buyers looking for an equestrian property in the region. Located on the Devon/Somerset border with the M5 to the east and A361 to the south, the moor is accessible and yet rugged in equal measure. Read More

Escape to the coast - The West Country Waterside market update

Fri 21 May 2021

As we head towards Summer, Ben Stephens Partner at Stags and Head of the Waterside department, discusses the extraordinary levels of activity in the waterside property market. Read More

Six homes fantastic for family living

Tue 18 May 2021

We bring you a selection of beautiful family homes from across the West Country, all available for sale and all with fantastic space both inside and out. Read More

Online bidders go through the Mill!

Fri 7 May 2021

Stags Online Auction team are delighted to report on further sales successes to include South Mill House, Stockland Nr Honiton, dealt with by the Honiton Office of Stags generated a significant amount of interest and frantic bidding. Read More

Stags selection: Six Grade II-Listed properties for sale under £1 million

Fri 7 May 2021

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

A home for horse and rider in the wonderful West Country

Fri 23 April 2021

2020 was certainly an unusual year and whilst we are still emerging from the third Lockdown, there is a large degree of optimism to be had. Last year saw significant additional demand and buoyant conditions from May, with properties selling quickly and at increasing prices throughout the year. Buyers for Stags Equestrian properties were numerous with 30% of those sold to buyers from the South East, and over 2% from abroad Read More

Stags Selection: Rural Retreats

Thu 15 April 2021

Whether you are looking in Devon, Cornwall, Somerset or Dorset we have beautiful rural retreats in every corner of the West Country. From a charming period farmhouse in North Devon to a characterful stone and slate cottage nestled in the Lynher valley. Read More

Why is the West Country proving to be such a popular place to buy property?

Fri 9 April 2021

It is incredible to think we are now a quarter of the way through 2021 and we are just coming out of the 3rd lockdown due to Covid-19. Though sadly other parts of the UK economy have been put on hold or closed, the property market has been kept open under government guidance and rules, which has enabled people from around England to move home. Read More

Online property auction success continues

Thu 1 April 2021

Stags are delighted to report on further successes selling property through their on line auction platform maintaining the 100 % success rate since sales commenced in 2020. Read More

Stamp Duty Holiday Extension Explained

Thu 4 March 2021

The Chancellor announced the extension of the Stamp Duty Holiday in his Budget speech yesterday (March, 3). Originally planned to end in March, the revised dates are... Read More

Preparing your property for professional photography

Mon 1 March 2021

This may not be a huge surprise to hear, but our professional photographers usually get more out of a photoshoot if they have more to work with. This means that the more time you spend tidying up your property, the better the photographs will look and the better the house will appear on viewings. Read More

Competitive bidding at Online Property Auction

Wed 24 February 2021

The increasing popularity of both buying and selling property by online auction was further confirmed by Stags latest success of Sedgewell House in South Devon. Read More

Help to Buy Scheme has been extended to cover completions before 31 May 2021

Mon 22 February 2021

With many of us being much more mindful of the damaging effects our modern lifestyles are having on the environment, the latest research of buying new properties is reassuring. The research indicates that new properties are almost 6 times more energy-efficient and generate over 60% fewer CO2 emissions than older style homes.   Read More

100% success rate for online property auctions in 2020

Tue 9 February 2021

Stags is delighted to report on the success of their online property auctions held in 2020. Being unable to hold in the room auctions as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic has resulted in the acceleration of the online property auctions, which has proved very successful, appealing to both vendors and purchasers. Read More

West Country property market: Winter review

Mon 25 January 2021

"I know that 2020 proved to be rollercoaster of a year in selling West Country property and, in my over 30 years with Stags, I can’t recall a year like it, not even the 1988 or the 2007 boom" reports Simon Cooper, Partner at Stags. Read More

Continuity and continued success for Stags Okehampton

Mon 18 January 2021

Last year was a difficult and testing year for many due to Covid 19, but one thing that continues into 2021 and remained consistent throughout a very busy last year, was the property market in Okehampton, the surrounding towns, villages and hamlets.   Read More

Stags Selection: New year, new homes!

Wed 23 December 2020

From a luxurious, contemporary home on the Jurassic Coast designed to complement the beautiful area to a city centre Georgian style townhouse in Truro, we bring you our selection of New Build properties in the West Country, all currently on the market with Stags Estate Agents. Read More

Stags Selection: Cosy homes for Christmas

Tue 22 December 2020

Browse our pick of the West Country's best homes for a Cosy Christmas and make next year extra special. Read More

Selling property in one of the top 20 happiest places to live

Wed 16 December 2020

A recent ‘Happy at Home’ study undertaken by Rightmove has named Plymouth and the surrounding area in the Top 20 happiest places to live in the South West. Read More

New manager for Stags Wadebridge

Thu 10 December 2020

Stags Wadebridge welcomes new manager Wayne Elliot, having started his career with Stags at the Truro office where he established a firm reputation for achieving sales across all sectors of the property market and helping grow our market share. Read More

Stags Selection: Six properties with real fires for Winter

Fri 4 December 2020

As we head towards Christmas and the days get colder, it’s time to hunker down and warm up as we approach winter with our pick of the market’s best homes with real fires. Read More

Timing is everything…don’t delay

Thu 3 December 2020

Stags is currently experiencing an extraordinary level of activity for the time of year, which is showing few signs of abating. This is down to a number of factors but primarily due to the desire for people to move to the West Country as well as the impending finishing of the Stamp Duty (SDLT) holiday which finishes at the end of March 2021. Read More

Stags welcomes Karen Cottrell as the new manager of their Dartmouth office

Mon 30 November 2020

Karen Cottrell started her estate agency career in Kent in 1998 successfully working within both the sales and lettings sectors. In 2004 the family relocated to SW France, during the following 10-year period Karen and her husband worked to renovate two French houses whilst managing a holiday lettings business in the area. Read More

Where are we now in the Holiday Complex market?

Fri 27 November 2020

Since the end of the first lockdown we have seen strong demand for Holiday Complexes including camp sites, glamping sites, caravan parks and other self-catering holiday accommodation. Read More

Holiday Complexes - Who are the buyers?

Fri 27 November 2020

We currently have over 570 registered buyers for Holiday Complex businesses within the Stags database. Lifestyle movers make up the majority of these buyers, typically families and early retirees. Increasingly couples with young children are looking for good schooling and a decent internet connection enabling them to work from home, and this is a trend we have seen continued from previous years and a growing market. Read More

Stags Selection: Wonderful Victorian Homes

Fri 13 November 2020

With gabled roofs and heavy ornamentation Stags brings you a selection of glorious Victorian homes, from a beautiful Victorian villa to a spacious semi-detached home perfect for family living. Read More

Stags New Homes going from strength to strength

Fri 6 November 2020

Like most sectors of the property market, New Homes have also continued to sell well over the Summer this year. The stamp duty savings on completions prior to the end of March 2021 are certainly adding to this surge of interest for all of our developments over the West Country. Read More

Stags Selection: Cosy Cottages

Wed 4 November 2020

We bring you a selection of cosy cottages from up and down the West Country, all with a wealth of character features. From inglenook fireplaces and wood burning stoves to exposed beams, these quaint cottages are perfect for cosying up this autumn. Read More

Stags Selection: Beautiful Barn Conversion

Thu 15 October 2020

From exposed beams and stone walls to vaulted ceilings and wood burning stoves, Stags bring you a selection of charming barn conversion with a beautiful blend of character features and modern living. Read More

Stags Selection: Homes with fantastic views

Fri 9 October 2020

From coast to countryside, Stags brings you a selection of beautiful properties with fantastic far-reaching views. Read More

Auction success selling via the online hammer

Fri 9 October 2020

Stags is a unique firm of West Country property auctioneers which, for the past 140 years, has been successfully selling millions of pounds worth of property, by auction, throughout the South West region. Whilst traditional in the room auctions have their place, given the current situation and need to keep everyone safe, an increasingly popular alternative is the Online Timed Auction. Retaining all the advantages of a conventional auction with competitive bidding, the online platform runs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Read More

The West Country; beautiful in every way

Wed 7 October 2020

Simon Cooper, Partner at Stags reports on one of the busiest month on record, and why many are choosing to make a move to the West Country. Read More

Stags Selection: Glorious Georgian Homes

Thu 24 September 2020

With their perfect proportions and beautiful windows, we bring you a selection of gorgeous Georgian properties from handsome townhouses to a stunning country side manor Read More

Stags Selection: Homes for cooks

Fri 18 September 2020

Here’s our pick of the West Country’s best homes for cooks, from modern and contemporary to country charm these homes have the perfect kitchens to cook up a storm. Read More

Buying and Selling with Stags in a Covid market- Let’s get moving

Fri 11 September 2020

Are you worried about viewing property? But need to find a new home? We understand that at this uncertain time, you may have many unanswered questions. Within this article, we answer 5 crucial questions that you may have about buying and selling in these unprecedented times.  Read More

Stags Selection: Gorgeous Grade II-Listed Homes

Tue 8 September 2020

From charming thatched cottages to a glorious Georgian town house, Stags brings you a selection of gorgeous Grade II-Listed properties currently for sale up and down the West Country. Read More

West Country property market continues to power away

Sat 5 September 2020

There seems to be little let up in the demand for West Country property this summer, whether from buyers within the West Country, or from outside the region. Read More

Stags Selection: Fantastic Family Homes

Thu 3 September 2020

We bring you a selection of fantastic family homes with an abundance of space both inside and out, from up and down the West Country, all available for sale. Read More

Frantic last-minute bidding in online property auction

Tue 1 September 2020

An increasingly popular way to buy and sell property and land, Stags Online Timed auction is an alternative to our traditional property auctions. Read More

Which three West Country villages ranked most popular in the UK?

Mon 24 August 2020

According to a report from Rightmove this month, three West Country villages ranked most popular for buyers and those renting in the UK. But, where are these highly desirable areas? Read More

Stags Selection: Countryside Retreats

Fri 21 August 2020

Escape to the country, whether you are looking in Devon, Cornwall, Somerset or Dorset we have beautiful country retreats in every corner of the West Country. Here are just a select few: Read More

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