Welcome to Country Properties Estate Agents Shefford


Shefford is a small market town in Bedfordshire with a population of approximately 6,000. The name of the town is originally derived from Sheep’s Ford as the ford of two rivers run though the town which was once host to a popular sheep market. The surrounding villages are picturesque and popular with commuters who want country living but can reach a train station providing direct easy access into the city. The area offers a variety of different homes that could suit young professionals, families and people retiring for a quieter life.

CP Valuaton buttons2.jpgThe office is situated in a prominent position in the heart of the town, previously a sweet shop it benefits from the largest window display on the High Street, perfect to promote your property to the local market. The office is open 7 days a week and the friendly local staff are always on hand and happy to help.

The team is extremely dedicated with over 30 years of experience. The office is managed by Jamie Nicholas, supported by his assistant manager Lorraine Matthews. Together they have one simple goal and that is to market your home to the highest standard possible, so they are to achieve the best possible price. The senior negotiator Steph Beresford works alongside the negotiators Evie Lawrence and Sam Macey, utilising their local knowledge, experience and friendly bubbly personalities to make sure your move goes as smoothly as possible. The office is held together by Karen Haskell the administrator who ensures all the correct paperwork is in place, her attention to detail is unrivalled.

The office also has a dedicated team for residential lettings and property management. Tracey Bush, Debbie Brown, Gill Lee and Sharon Lilley utilise the same marketing tools that the sales team use, meaning they can successfully locate and secure the best tenants for the landlords, as well as maintaining the properties and managing the property accounts. Dealing in lettings only, means they are specialised in this field.

The whole Shefford team ensure vendors, buyers, landlords and tenants alike are offered a professional and friendly service providing valuable in depth knowledge of all aspects of the property market.

To Jamie, Lorraine, Steph and anyone else we had the pleasure to speak with! Thank you for all your hard work. We would recommend your estate agent to anyone who would either like to sell or buy a home. A big thank you for feeding our fish whilst we were away!!!

D & B Duff

As a past customer of Country Properties I am pleased to say that I have once again received an exceptional service from all the team at the Shefford office. The updates I received during the whole process were superb especially during the sale…. Thanks Lorraine you were great

P Mancroft

Country properties sold our house & helped us purchase our new home.We found the house we loved Sam & Evie went above & beyond to advertise our house & show people round.We had a few issues with solicitors holding up the chain, Steph & Jamie were fantastic at keeping everyone updated the whole way through, it definitely wasn’t any easy sale ! I could call them anytime they reply to e-mails straight away.Steph made sure everyone was updated on the process at all times.There was NO hard sales or hidden costs.Shefford country properties definitely work together as part of team and that really shows.Would definitely recommend them to anyone !

G Gould

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VAT Reg No: 160 0939 26 | Registered No: 8411841 | Registered Office: 46-48 High Street, Shefford, Bedfordshire, England, SG17 5DG. 
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    Jamie Nicholas

    Branch Manager

    Jamie joined Country Properties in 2001 and has risen through the ranks from a junior sales negotiator to branch manager. He and his team have one simple goal, and that is to market your property to the highest standards possible in order to achieve the best price for you. He wants to help your move go as smoothly and as stress free as possible.

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    Lorraine Matthews

    Assistant Branch Manager

    Having worked for multiple offices within the Country Properties network across Bedfordshire and Herfordshire for over 16 years, Lorraine has an extensive knowledge of the property market. Starting her career by helping set up the Shefford branch all those years ago, Lorraine has now returned home! As a Shefford resident for over 18 years, her local knowledge is second to none.

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    Steph Beresford

    Sales Negotiator

    Having lived in Shefford for a number of years Steph is very knowledgable about the facilities Shefford has to offer. She is very sales and customer service focused and is always on hand to offer you any advice to help you through the sales process. Her main priority is making sure you receive the best service possible alongside achieving the best price for your property.

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    Evie Lawrence

    Sales Negotiator

    Evie started out her career as a weekender with plans to progress, she is now a full time sales negotiator within our Shefford office. Evie has completed her NVQ and is studying for her diploma in property services which will assist her in her sales negotiator role. Her friendly bubbly personality makes her a pleasure to deal with.

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    Sam Macey

    Sales Negotiator

    Sam started with us as a weekend sales negotiator and now has progressed to a full time sales negotiator. He is a committed and friendly member of the team and always has the sellers best interest at heart. Sam would like to help match you to your perfect home by understanding your needs.

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    Karen Haskell


    Karen began her career with Country Properties back in 1996 and has worked in this area the whole time. Her knowledge, experience and attention to detail is unrivalled and she is highly thought of not by just her team, but the clients she deals with too. Karen has an in depth knowledge of the industry and is a typical multi tasker.

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    Tracey Bush

    Lettings Supervisor

    Tracey was born and raised in Bedfordshire, and currently lives in Ampthill. Experience within accounts and customer service roles led Tracey to join the Flitwick Lettings Branch of Country Properties in 2014. Now supervisor of the Shefford lettings team, Tracey is responsible for maintaining the property accounts for Landlords and over-seeing the Lettings department to make sure our landlords and tenants receive the best service possible.

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    Debbie Brown

    Senior Lettings Consultant & Valuer

    Debbie has a wealth of experience with a career spanning eighteen years in the world of both sales and lettings. Debbie joined the Shefford Branch of Country Properties in 2010 and is now a great asset to our team, using her skill set and valuable local knowledge to bring an enthusiastic approach to marketing, lettings and property management. Debbie’s friendly bubbly personality makes her a fantastic valuer, who will provide honest and reliable advice.

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    Gill Lee

    Senior Lettings Consultant & Valuer

    Gill has over twelve years of lettings experience. Having initially joined Country Properties with the Shefford lettings branch in 2011, Gill is now a valued member of our team utilising her experience to cover all aspects of marketing, lettings and property management. Gills main priority is making sure you receive the best service possible as well as securing the best tenant for you.

Local area guide

Sheep-ford known as Shefford is a busy market community with the friendliness of a village, located on the Herfordshire/Bedfordshire boundary. Shefford is surrounded by a number of beautiful villages that offer country living. Robert Bloomfield once lived there and published the well-known poem “The Farmers Boy” he is buried at All Saints churchyard in the nearby village of Campton. Shefford offers all the main local amenities you could require including a Morrisons store. The nearby village of Clifton has won “village of the year” and the duck pond is a well-loved feature. Clifton offers its own small local amenities including a popular butchers. Lower  Stondon is close to the Herfordshire border approximately 10 minutes from Hitchin train station, offering local takeaways, shops and hairdressers. Meppershall is a hilltop village surrounded by farmland near to Shefford and was mentioned in the Domesday book in 1086. It has a small local shop with a post office. Chicksands is to the north of the town and was previously used as an American military base. Broom is a small village between Shefford and Biggleswade and has long since been a farming village offering a popular public house and Jordans Mill. Northill, Southill Ickwell and Old Warden provide peaceful village living with many local amenities just a short drive away. Upper Caldecote is a halmet of Northill and sits alongside the A1(M)  Shillington has a public house and village store and provides easy access to the A6 to Luton and Bedford and to Hitchin via the scenic route. Shefford and the surrounding villages work on a three tier schooling system, most of the smaller villages offer a lower school, with the children then moving onto the middle schools and upper schools in the surrounding towns.

Contact Shefford

46-48 High Street, Shefford, Bedfordshire, SG17 5DG

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

Sales : 01462 811822


Lettings : 01462 811822


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