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Keep up to date with the latest Stags news.

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

Preparing your outside space ready for the sale of your home

Mon 3 August 2020

Our outside space has been a welcomed form of escapism in recent months. However, we have all been guilty from time to time of neglecting these spaces and not giving our gardens the TLC that they deserve. Gardens can be a place of sanctuary and can be just as important as the property itself for potential buyers. Not only is it essential that your home is prepared for property viewings, it is just as important to make sure that your garden is in top tip condition too. Read More

5 top tips to prepare your pet-friendly home for viewings

Fri 24 July 2020

As a nation of animal lovers, most of us know that owning a pet can bring many positives to our day to day life, but when it comes to selling your home not everyone will see the benefits of having pets in your property.  Read More

Stags Selection: Coastal Paradise

Mon 20 July 2020

Stags sell properties in every corner of the beautiful West Country, but today we bring you a selection of properties with spectacular coastal views.  Read More

Strong West Country Property Market Continues A Pace

Fri 17 July 2020

Following on from our market comment in mid-June where we said the property market had reopened and was incredibly buoyant, rather amazingly the market has continued to go from strength-to-strength in the last month.  Read More

5 top tips for viewing an unfurnished property

Wed 15 July 2020

An empty house can seem daunting to potential buyers as a lack of furnishings can leave a home feeling cold and empty, making it hard to envisage living your day to day life there. However, viewing an unfurnished property doesn’t need to be seen as a scary prospect but instead as a clean sheet.  Read More

Stags Selection: Delightful Dorset

Thu 9 July 2020

Stags sell properties in every corner of the beautiful West Country, but today we bring you a selection of stunning properties in delightful Dorset.  Read More

Stags Selection: Charming Thatched Properties

Thu 4 June 2020

From cosy cottages to functional farmhouses, Stags brings you a selection of beautiful thatched properties currently for sale across the West Country. Read More

Top Tips Series: Top Tips - When is the best time to market Farms and Land?

Thu 21 May 2020

Traditionally the farm and land market was driven by Lady Day and Michaelmas, however times have changed and  the market place is less traditional when it comes to placing farms and land to the market. Read More

Stags Selection: Properties equipped with equestrian facilities

Mon 18 May 2020

From a quiet field shelter in a pretty pony paddock, to a fully equipped stable yard with a arena and outriding, Stags brings you a selection of West Country properties perfect for your noble steed. All currently for sale with Stags.  Read More

What does the relaxation of lockdown restrictions mean for the property market?

Wed 13 May 2020

Entering the post-lockdown world was always going to be a challenge, and no doubt there will be various news articles and industry press releases commenting on the property market. The truth is no one can be clear what the market will look like in the coming months – this is, as we’ve all said, uncharted territory. Read More

Stags Selection: Wonderful Waterside Pads

Mon 11 May 2020

From a moden penthouse apartment to a rambling cliff side residence, Stags bring you a selection of West Country properties with breakthtaking waterside views. All currently for sale with Stags Read More

Stags Selection: Neat New Builds

Mon 4 May 2020

From a converted glove factory to a bespoke eco development, here's our selection of New Build properties in the West Country, all currently on the market with Stags Estate Agents. Read More

Bring your home to life with virtual viewings

Thu 30 April 2020

View your property in immersive 3D with the Matterport media system, giving prospective buyers a true sense of the feeling of your property, before they ever see it in person. Read More

Virtual Valuations...Let's talk

Thu 30 April 2020

As many of us are either ‘working from home’ or ‘staying at home’ in line with Government guidelines, thoughts of moving house in 2020 may start to gather momentum. Read More

A view from...Simon Forman in North Devon

Wed 29 April 2020

My initial thought for a title to this piece was 'Living with Covid 19' but then I thought better of it because I, thankfully, am not physically affected by this terrible virus. All our sympathies go out to those who are fighting the disease but also those whose lives have been so dramatically and quickly affected otherwise. Read More

Stags Selection: Fascinating flats and apartments

Mon 27 April 2020

From a converted Grade II* Listed Jacobean mansion, to an ultra modern newly built penthouse...we bring you a selection of apartments currently available with Stags.  Read More

Getting ready to move

Tue 21 April 2020

With the current lockdown situation in place, you are unable to put your house on the market in the usual way by calling an estate agent to visit. However, it doesn’t need to stop you getting ready for this, and you should shift your focus onto things that you can control. Read More

Captivating conservatories

Sun 19 April 2020

A selection of West Country properties with captivating views from conservatories or garden rooms, all currently on the market with Stags Estate Agents. Read More

Tips to refresh your home this Spring

Fri 17 April 2020

Spring is here, time a for ‘Spring’ clean. Here are some helpful tips to breathe new life into your home without incurring major costs.    Read More

Radiant rainbow gardens

Thu 16 April 2020

From plants in pots to trees and bushes, here's a selection of West Country properties radiating the colours of the rainbow in flora and fauna, all currently on the market with Stags Estate Agents.  Read More

Pancake Day: the West Country's "flipping" beautiful properties for sale

Mon 24 February 2020

Pancake Day: here's our pick of the West Country's most beautiful properties, with kitchens perfect for flipping pancakes, all for sale with Stags Estate Agents. Read More

Valentine's Day: the West Country's most romantic properties for sale

Wed 12 February 2020

With Valentine's Day around the corner, here's our pick of the West Country's most romantic properties for sale. Read More

Affordable luxury properties for first-time buyers in Totnes

Thu 6 February 2020

Stags is launching 22 affordable luxury properties for first-time buyers in Totnes, Devon.  Read More

New Year update on the West Country property market

Mon 13 January 2020

Simon Cooper, Senior Partner of Stags, is pleased to report on the continuing strength of the West Country property market for the end of 2019 and start of 2020. Read More

Sold in 2019: our favourite properties

Thu 9 January 2020

As we look ahead to an exciting 2020, here is a small selection of West Country properties sold through Stags in 2019. Read More

Our favourite homes for a family Christmas

Thu 19 December 2019

Struggling to fit the whole brood into your home this festive season? Browse our pick of the West Country's best homes for a family Christmas and make next year extra special. Read More

The outlook for the 2020 West Country property market

Wed 18 December 2019

Simon Cooper, Senior Property Partner of Stags, looks ahead to the first few months of 2020.  Read More

The autumn West Country property market continues to thrive – find out what your home is worth now

Wed 20 November 2019

According to figures for the last two months, the West Country property market has been much better than this time last year, reports Stags Partner Simon Cooper. Read More

Gothic grandeur: five properties to celebrate this Halloween

Wed 30 October 2019

To celebrate this spooky season, we have rounded up our favourite Halloween-worthy properties. Read More

A flurry of autumn auctions

Thu 17 October 2019

Stags Farm Agent and Auctioneer Andrew Ranson discusses this busy season of auctions.  Read More

Stags expands its New Homes department with nine specialist sales offices

Thu 17 October 2019

James Baker, Head of Stags New Homes department, discusses the future of this fast-expanding sector. Read More

Grade II-Listed barn conversions in popular Exe Valley village

Thu 10 October 2019

This selection of Grade II-Listed barn conversions in the popular Exe Valley village of Stoke Canon are for sale now with Stags. Read More

Stags move to new offices on the edge of Plymouth

Wed 9 October 2019

The Stags partnership is delighted to announce that the firm has just opened its new offices at Plym House, Longbridge Road Read More

Seven of the market's best barn conversions

Thu 3 October 2019

If exposed beams, vaulted ceilings and heaps of character are your thing, click here. Read More

Stags Spring Equestrian Market

Sun 21 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

Simon Forman, the Barnstaple Office Manager says, 'North Devon is holding its own'

Fri 4 November 2016

So far this year we have endured the increased Stamp Duty on second homes and buy to let properties, followed by the lead up to, and then the actual 'Brexit' referendum as well as the financial and political ramifications which followed. Read More

Cornish auction success bucks national trend

Wed 5 October 2016

Cornwall based Auctioneers and Estate Agents, Stags, offered 8 auction lots to a packed room of potential bidders at the Lanhydrock Golf and Country Club, Bodmin recently. The lots included a building plot near St Breock, Wadebridge, a derelict coastguard cottage at Portloe, a 3 bedroomed cottage for renovation at Treviscoe, St Austell and various land lots at Boscastle, St Breock, near St Austell and St Clether. Read More

Preparing your property for a viewing

Thu 17 September 2015

It is important to make sure your property is looking it's best, remember first impressions count! Read More

New valuer appointment at the Totnes Office

Thu 29 January 2015

Stags is delighted to announce the appointment of Robin Tozer as a Property Valuer for the Totnes Office. He joined Stags 2 years ago and progressed from trainee to senior negotiator within that time, fast establishing himself as an individual who has the enthusiasm, skill and attention to detail that this new appointment requires. Read More

Everything in one place

Thu 11 December 2014

East Devon really does have it all, with England's first natural World Heritage Site the Jurassic Coastline flanking the south, two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty covering the majority of the countryside, the natural attributes of this stunning part of the county are clear. Read More

Lively Plymouth..

Thu 11 December 2014

These days it is common for potential buyers to become frustrated by the lack of properties available to purchase. This often leads to considering alternative, otherwise second choice, locations. Read More

Move to the Country Show

Thu 11 December 2014

Held at London's Battersea Arts Centre, the Move to the Country, now in its eighth year, was bigger and busier than ever before. With 32 country agents displaying their properties from small cottages to country estates, Stags were, once again, the busiest stand throughout the day. Read More

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