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Country Properties Estate Agents and Letting Agents Ampthill

Overview

The Ampthill branch of Country Properties was established by the GreenRose network which was formed in 1974. Terry has been the principal since 1988 and has seen many highs and lows in the housing market since then. Nick joined the office in 1999 becoming a partner in 2006. 

If you’re considering selling or letting, we’re happy to provide a free, no obligation valuation and offer tailored marketing packages with professional photography available in order to showcase your property at it’s very best.

Market conditions here generally reflect the UK housing market however as the area has always been particularly popular it has always faired well in difficult conditions. The area owes much of its popularity to its super commuter links and outstanding local schools.

The team in the Ampthill office has always been made up local people. We have always highly valued local knowledge and longevity and are lucky to have had several staff members work here for many years. Employing local people with experience and a background in estate agency has always been an accomplishment. Our favourite compliment is having clients return for us to have us sell their houses for them again and good service and reputation are foremost in our endeavors.

Ampthill is an attractive Georgian market town with a weekly Charter market & monthly Farmers market. It has a variety of beautiful old buildings, many of them 17th-18th Century and with others dating back to the Tudor era, plus a delightful 210 acre park designed by Capability Brown. The Town possesses a unique blend of shops & restaurants and offers many opportunities for those seeking antiques. Additionally there has been several modern developments catering for a growing population and increasing divers demographic that makes up the area of Ampthill and surrounding villages.

 

Just can't rate Country Properties highly enough. They were professional and friendly from start to finish and went over and above what could be expected of them. Special thanks to Sarah who did everything that she could to make the sometimes stressful process of house buying much easier. They were a pleasure to deal with and will be my only choice if I ever move again. Thank You!

V Davenport, Ampthill

I bought my new house with CP in Ampthill, Sarah took care of everything and was excellent, the process ran as smoothly as possible when purchasing a house. Thanks to Sarah for keeping me in the loop at all times! Thank you.

E Bannister, Ampthill

Thank you so much girls you have been fantastic! Couldn't recommend you enough! In no particular order Sasha, Sarah and Yvette!

T, Berresford, Ampthill

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VAT Reg No: 491 2023 71 | Registered No: 04000447 | Registered Office: 1 Church Street, Ampthill, Bedfordshire, MK45 2PJ. 
A Hunters franchise owned and operated under licence by Priory Country Estates Limited. 

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Meet the team

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    Terry McCloud

    Franchise Owner

    Terry has been the director of both the Ampthill and Barton areas since 1988 and has seen many highs and lows in the housing market since then, he continues to work in the office on an almost daily basis overseeing the smooth running of the office.

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    Nick Taylor

    Branch Manager

    Nick has been in the industry since 1996 and owns shares in our Ampthill office. He lives in Ampthill with his wife and 2 children. Nick has lived in Ampthill since 1989 and schooled locally too. A big Rugby fan and foody! Nick believes an honest and friendly approach is invaluable in this industry. "The best part of this job is seeing clients come back to us year after year".

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    Ken Ravey

    Sales Manager

    Ken has been in estate agency for over 35 years and has covered Barton Le Clay and the surrounding villages since 1997 for Country Properties. He has a very good local reputation and it’s now a challenge to find him a property to value that he has not seen before!

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    Sasha Humphrey

    Senior Sales Negotiator

    Sasha has been in estate agency since leaving Redborne school and has worked for Country Properties since 2009. She grew up in Ampthill so has invaluable local knowledge and her family are all in Ampthill and surrounding villages. A very experienced and valued member of the team.

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    Sarah Kehoe

    Senior Negotiator

    Sarah has been with Country Properties since early 2015 and has a background in Estate Agency. Sarah is an enthusiastic and dynamic team member managing sales from when they first come to the market to the day they complete.

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    Jake McCloud

    Sales Negotiator

    Jake has recently joined our Ampthill team and is proving a fast learner! He previously worked in finance and lives in the heart of Ampthill.

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    Billie Groom

    Administrator

    Billie has been with Country Properties since August 2018 and is truly the backbone of the office. Billie has lived in Ampthill her whole life and is currently saving for her first home.

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    Cara McEwan

    Lettings Manager

    Cara has spent her life working in Customer Services and likes to ensure that both Landlords and Tenants are happy with the service that she and the Lettings team provide. Having grown up in Ampthill Cara is very familiar with the town and the surrounding area.

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    Amy Weaver

    Property Manager

    Amy has worked for Country Properties for over 20 years. She has experience in both Sales and Lettings. She grew up in the local area and still lives here with her 2 children.

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    Sharon Lilley

    Lettings Administrator

    Sharon has worked for Country Properties for many years. She provides an excellent service to landlords and tenants alike and her attention to detail and organisational skills enable her to carry out her current role as administrator effectively. Sharon enjoys cooking and entertaining for her friends and family in her spare time.

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    Hannah Buckingham

    Lettings Administrator

    Hannah is the newest member of our team and her friendly manner and happy approach to her job are much appreciated by our landlords and tenants as well as the Country Properties team. She has lived locally all her life and enjoys spending time with her friends and family.

Local area guide

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Ampthill is a Georgian market town between Bedford and Luton. People have been trading local produce at the markets here for centuries and continue today. In 2019, the market celebrated its 800th birthday. 

Ampthill benefits from excellent commuter links as it’s located near the M1 as well as the A6 (which links Luton to Bedford). Luton is a 30-minute drive from Ampthill, and you can also travel easily to Milton Keynes in just over 20 minutes. Flitwick train station is just under two miles away and has direct trains to London taking approximately 40 minutes.

Ampthill has excellent schools. There’s The Firs, Russell Lower Schools, Alameda Middle School, and Redborne Upper School. There’s also a number of independent schools nearby, including the renowned private Harpur Trust schools in Bedford.

Many of the shops and eateries are housed within buildings from the Tudor period, which adds to the experience and the characterful look of them. Ampthill has more independent shops than almost anywhere else in the country, making it a cool place to spend a Saturday. Ampthill Antiques Emporium houses a treasure trove of interesting finds, The Wardrobe is a lovely women’s boutique on Market Square, and there’s the independent wine shop, Cambridge Wine Merchants, which is housed in a gorgeous building that’s over 300 years old.

There are plenty of cafes, such as Ampthill Deli and Kitchen, the Cottage Bakery, and The Coffee Pot. Ampthill’s a great place to go out for a meal too, with Italian restaurants like Donatello’s Pizza & Pasta and Fratelli Italian Restaurant, and Indian food from Alameda Indian Restaurant and Raj Gate Tandoori. 

The White Hart pub is a historic Georgian building that used to be a traditional coaching inn. It now serves delicious meals like grilled steak, pizza and home comforts like slow-roasted shoulder of lamb. 

The town’s Waitrose supermarket was developed at the same time as the large housing and shopping development, Oxlet House. The town is still growing, with several additional housing developments being built since then. There are a lot of useful amenities here, such as doctor’s surgeries, dentists, a pharmacy, and fire and ambulance stations. 

Ampthill Great Park is a popular place to visit with its beautiful views from Greensand Ridge. The park was landscaped by Capability Brown in the 18th century, has plenty of walking trails and woodland, as well as play parks and a central cafe. Ampthill Park is said to have been one of Henry VIII’s favourite hunting grounds when he used to stay at the castle. The park also encompasses the vibrant football and cricket club and also hosts the community Rugby Club which was founded in 1888.

Ampthill is steeped in interesting history especially relating to Tudor royals. Henry VIII has very strong links with the town; Katherine of Aragon was held in Ampthill castle, and it was here, sat in The Great Dining Room, that she learned that she was to divorce Henry VIII. The site of the former castle is now marked by a cross, which was erected in 1770 in Ampthill Great Park. 

 

Market Insights

 
Terry McCloud - Franchise Owner

Contact Ampthill

1 Church Street, Ampthill, Bedfordshire, MK45 2PJ

Mon to Fri: 9am - 6pm Sat: 9am - 4pm Sun: 10am - 3pm


Sales : 01525 403033

Sales

Lettings : 01525 403033

Lettings


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