English Homes is an award-winning, fresh and modern independent estate agency and property management company, which brings a proactive and energetic approach to the buying, selling and letting of property in Somerset.

As an independent agent, our ethos is to go above and beyond the service offered by our competitors. We provide a customer experience which sets us very much apart. As a result, as soon as you register your requirements with us, we go that extra mile on your behalf.

As we are not tied by corporate constraints, our bespoke services are created with you in mind. We never forget that the most important link in the chain is you, and work diligently to make sure we guide, support and communicate with you throughout the selling, buying and letting process from the very beginning right up until you have moved in and even then we are still happy to help with any questions you may have about your new home. By putting people first, we ensure more property transactions are successful by keeping the process on track at all times. Whatever your requirements, our property professionals are dedicated to achieving the best price within the timescales you need, ensuring the best service possible.

English Homes was awarded Gold by The Best Estate Agents Guide 2019. We achieved the highest award of “Exceptional” for both our sales and lettings service, which ranks us in the top 1% of 25,000 estate agents throughout the country. We know it can be difficult when it comes to choosing the right agent; this guide provides honest and trustworthy information to help you to compare agents and find the best in your area. We take our level of customer service very seriously because we know our clients have a choice. This award proves we are delivering what we promise.

Our dedicated enthusiastic team are passionate about their area and community and will always strive to offer the best advice based on their local knowledge and experience. English Homes is accessible to all our customers anywhere in the UK, but if you are close, why not pop in for a face-to-face chat.

Meet the team

James Grover
Director

James began his estate agency career with a corporate agency 2002, later working with Michael English in Langport when the company was Barons Property Services. Having grown up in Keinton Mandeville, High Ham and Drayton, James is passionate about the area, and a strong supporter of local businesses and extolling the virtues of Somerset life. James says: “Being able to help clients find the right home is a real privilege. if people are new to the area it is easy for me to explain why they should choose this area above any other. I feel very lucky not only growing up here but also now being able to work and raise my family here”. When not in the office James can be found walking around National Trust parks with his two boys and enjoying a pint in Eli’s.

Emma Grover
Director/Office Manager

Emma works closely with our clients in order to help guide and support them through the conveyancing process, providing regular and comprehensive updates on the progress of their sale and purchase. Having moved a number of times Emma is knowledgeable, determined and also very understanding and empathic. Emma also oversees the running of English Homes, encouraging the team to strive together as one whilst building on their individual strengths and passions. Having grown up in High Ham and always lived locally Emma really enjoys being a part of the local community and loves taking her young children on adventures through the countryside.

Aileen Clarke MARLA, MNAEA
Lettings Manager

Starting in sales and later progressing to lettings, Aileen has worked in both corporate and independent agencies, bringing to the role over 19 years of award-winning experience and ever-growing wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm. As a member of Propertymark Aileen prides herself on being able to support both landlords and tenants through every aspect of the rental process. In her spare time Aileen enjoys spending time with her grandchildren and to walk or being taken on long walks by her massive Rottweiler.

Kevin Jenkins
Sales Manager

Having been in the industry for over 20 years, the majority of which has been spent locally with a corporate agency. Now being a part of our independent agency, Kevin is excited at the opportunity of working alongside our enthusiastic sales team and incorporating his philosophy and success strongly based around customer support. At English Homes we always believe in going the extra mile to help our clients. Kevin has been recognised with many awards including Chairman's Award for the South West and The ESTAs Gold award for the South West which was based on customer feedback and is voted by both buyers and sellers. Whilst not at work you may see him running around Somerset, that is in between eating chocolate and cake, which is his downfall, or being dragged around by his rescue dog, Missy. Now that Kevin is working in Langport you never know you may even catch him at Huish gym!

Helen Atkins
Lettings Consultant

Helen's role includes accompanying prospective buyers around properties and dealing with the daily enquiries coming into our busy award-winning office. Helen is also a key member of the sales progression team keeping clients up to date throughout the selling and buying process. We are pleased to welcome Helen as our newest member to the team, having previously worked in hospitality and customer service we can already see the benefits of having her as part of the English Homes team. Helen has lived locally all her life and has enjoyed bringing up her family in the local community. In her spare time Helen enjoys Pilates and walking.

Brian Carpenter
Senior Sales Consultant

Brian works part time as our property consultant. He joined the team in 2019 and brings with him 25 years of knowledge and experience in estate agency. Like all members of the English homes team Brian is friendly, informative and supportive throughout the conveying process. In his spare time Brian is a very keen gardener and also enjoys cycling and walking.

Toni Paul
Sales Negotiator

Toni began her career in Estate Agency in 2018, with a large local corporate company. Toni joined English Homes at the beginning of 2022, where her role includes accompanying prospective buyers around properties and dealing with the daily enquiries coming into our busy award-winning office. Toni has a great knowledge of the local area as she has lived in Somerton for almost all of her life and has keen interest in the local and rural property market. Outside of work, Toni can be found with her two Labradors, where she enjoys walking and training them.

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