About Us

About Bassets Estate Agents in Salisbury, Amesbury, Tisbury & Shaftesbury

David and Mary Clayton set up Bassets in 2002. They weren’t sales or letting agents by trade, but knowing what a poor reputation the industry had and having had been disappointed by the service they’d received when selling and letting out their own property, they were sure they could do things a lot better.

Because of these past experiences, customer service is at the heart of Bassets and is a part of our culture. This culture has allowed Bassets to grow over the past 15 years and amongst other things become Salisbury’s leading letting agent.

Meet the Team

Bassets is committed to providing our customers with expert knowledge and professionalism at all times. To ensure this is happening, we recruit team members based on their passion for providing exceptional customer service, communication skills and their knowledge of the local area.

  • Management Team

    David Clayton – Managing Director

    David Clayton – Managing Director, Anti-Money Laundering & Data Protection Officer

    When David set up Bassets in 2002 he had no estate agency experience, however he did have experience as a seller, landlord and tenant. David saw an industry which had a very poor reputation and he had a strong desire to do things differently. David prides himself on being able to look at things from the customer’s perspective and act professionally and with integrity at all times. This ethos has enabled David to grow Bassets over the past 15 years and allow it to become one of the leading sales and letting agents in our area.

    David is passionate about supporting our local community. Over the years David has helped raise thousands of pounds; as a Rotarian, individual and as a business. At the South Wilts Business of the Year Awards in 2015, David was recognised for his achievements and community commitments by being awarded with the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award.’ When David isn’t managing the business, you will find him organising fundraising events, spending time with his wife, playing golf or in the swimming pool.

    Mary Clayton – Director

    Mary Clayton – Director

    Before setting up Bassets, Mary spent 12 years working for Cornhill Insurance on the marketing side. Mary didn’t have any experience in estate agency, but shared David’s passion for wanting to do things differently and providing an exceptional customer service in an industry notorious for having a bad reputation. Mary’s role at Bassets is very varied and includes payroll and book-keeping as well as covering for holidays wherever needed.

    When Mary isn’t juggling her many roles within Bassets, she enjoys cooking, playing the piano and going for long walks.

    Matthew Boatwright - Tisbury Director

    Matthew Boatwright - Tisbury & Shaftesbury Director, Anti-Money Laundering Office & Data Protection Officer

    Matt has worked in the property industry for over a decade and has a wealth of experience in both residential sales and lettings. Matt grew up in the Nadder Valley and understands how this part of South West Wiltshire is so very special and unique. With the Nadder Valley so close to Matt’s heart, both himself and David opened up Bassets Tisbury in June 2015 and Bassets Shaftesbury in September 2017 and have enjoyed success ever since. Matt’s attitude when it comes to his work is all geared towards honesty, integrity, reputation and fairness.

    Outside of the office, Matt is married to Rebecca and is father to Henry and Winston the cat completes the family.
    When Matt has any spare time, you’ll find him on a cricket pitch or on a golf course.

    Quentin Thatcher – Head of Lettings

    Quentin has worked in the property industry since 1989 and has an abundance of knowledge and experience in residential sales, lettings and new homes. Quentin started his early career in Kingston upon Thames working predominantly in the London and Surrey markets until 2005 when he then moved to Hampshire. He joined Bassets in October 2013 believing his own ethos and passion blends well with the core values at Bassets; to provide outstanding customer service and to offer open, honest and professional advice.

    Quentin is married to Dawn, has three children and when not supporting their various sporting endeavours, he enjoys taking Monty the Labrador and Bracken the mad Springer Spaniel for country walks. Whilst not playing these days, in any other spare time, Quentin is a keen cricket and football fan.

    Luke Skinner – Senior Lettings Manager

    Luke Skinner – Senior Lettings Manager

    Having moved to Salisbury 18 years ago, Luke spent a number of years managing pubs in the Woodford Valley before joining Bassets in April 2010 as a Lettings Negotiator after deciding he wanted a change in career. Luke has progressed within Bassets to his current position of Senior Lettings Manager, heading up the front of house side of the Lettings department. Luke enjoys working for a small, independent business as it enables us to have a far more personable approach and in turn build better relationships with Landlords and ensure their individual interests are cared for.

    In Luke’s spare time he enjoys spending time with his family, playing sport and socialising with friends. Of a weekend you can normally find him either on a cricket pitch, golf course or in front of a TV watching sport.

    Stuart Warnock Bassets

    Stuart Warnock - Salisbury & Amesbury Sales Manager

    Stuart has recently joined Bassets and brings dynamism to the office, he focuses on providing the very best customer service to our clients. Stuart has become one of the area’s leading estate agents and is highly respected throughout the region. He has established himself as a trusted and highly skilled professional with the ability to achieve sales on properties across all price bands.

    He has a passion for wine and is a member and chairperson of several wine societies.

  • Salisbury Sales

    Stuart Warnock Bassets

    Stuart Warnock - Salisbury & Amesbury Sales Manager

    Stuart has recently joined Bassets and brings dynamism to the office, he focuses on providing the very best customer service to our clients. Stuart has become one of the area’s leading estate agents and is highly respected throughout the region. He has established himself as a trusted and highly skilled professional with the ability to achieve sales on properties across all price bands.

    He has a passion for wine and is a member and chairperson of several wine societies.

    Dan Estate Agent in Salisbury

    Daniel Pickering - Negotiator

    Daniel has previously worked within the property industry in both Winchester and Windsor before taking a year out from estate agency to travel New Zealand. Joining Bassets in Summer of 2017 he will be looking to build on his already strong passion for customer service, sales and property.

    Outside of work Daniel can often be found on a cricket field or cycling the roads of Wiltshire and Hampshire.

    Anna Riddell Bassets Salisbury

    Anna Riddell - Administrator

    Anna has recently joined the Bassets Salisbury sales team as Administrator. With a background within the pensions industry, Anna’s knowledge and skills allows her to provide an excellent customer service and administration support.

    Anna spends most of her time running after her 16 month old daughter, Molly. She enjoys spending time with Molly, her boyfriend Tom and Alfie the dog. Anna also has a keen interest in photography, having taken photos since the age of 8.

    Rebecca Henderson Bassets Estate Agent Salisbury

    Rebecca Henderson - Sales Progressor

    Rebecca joined Bassets in 2012 where she started her journey as the Amesbury Sales Manager, before moving to the Salisbury Sales office. Following maternity leave, Rebecca has now embraced her new role as a dedicated Sales Progressor. Rebecca’s ethos has always been to treat her customers how she would like to be treated, so ensures she communicates with her clients in an honest, open and friendly manner. Living in the area for much of her adult life, Rebecca is passionate about the local community and is proud to work for an independent estate agent who shares her passion.

    Outside of the office Rebecca is married to Dan and is mother to Eric and Sookie the dog. In her spare time, she can often be found walking in the local countryside, renovating her house and treading the boards with local amateur dramatic society, Musical Theatre Salisbury.

    Susie Mansbridge - Saturday Viewing Assistant

    Susie Mansbridge - Saturday Viewing Assistant

    Susie joined the Bassets team in February 2017. She has lived in Salisbury for 24 years and has extensive knowledge of the area. Property has been a lifelong passion and she loves working for a local independent company that cares about offering an honest and reliable service.

    When Susie isn't working for Bassets she's helping her husband run his VW Vintage Camper Van business. She has three children and two cats called Hector and Hamish. To relax, she likes long walks on the beach, cooking and sewing.

  • Amesbury Sales

    Stuart Warnock Bassets

    Stuart Warnock - Salisbury & Amesbury Sales Manager

    Stuart has recently joined Bassets and brings dynamism to the office, he focuses on providing the very best customer service to our clients. Stuart has become one of the area’s leading estate agents and is highly respected throughout the region. He has established himself as a trusted and highly skilled professional with the ability to achieve sales on properties across all price bands.

    He has a passion for wine and is a member and chairperson of several wine societies.

    Bassets Estate Agent Amesbury

    Kate Griffiths - Negotiator

    Kate has recently joined the team here at Bassets after relocating to the local area with her family. Having been a stay at home mum for the past few years she’s excited about reigniting a career where her passion lies in property and has a genuine honest approach combined with excellent customer care.

    Kate loves nothing more than spending her time outside of work with her husband Steve and four children along with a very important family member Poppy the Shih Tzu.

    Amy Hicks

    Amy Hicks - Administrator

    Originally from Sussex, Amy relocated to Hampshire with her family two years ago. Amy joined Bassets this year to follow a new career path and brings to Bassets excellent administration and customer service skills.

    When not in work Amy enjoys running, helping with the PTA, and spending time with her husband and son.

  • Tisbury Sales

    Matthew Boatwright - Tisbury Director

    Matthew Boatwright – Tisbury & Shaftesbury Director

    Matt has worked in the property industry for over a decade and has a wealth of experience in both residential sales and lettings. Matt grew up in the Nadder Valley and understands how this part of South West Wiltshire is so very special and unique. With the Nadder Valley so close to Matt’s heart, both himself and David opened up Bassets Tisbury in June 2015 and Bassets Shaftesbury in September 2017 and have enjoyed success ever since. Matt’s attitude when it comes to his work is all geared towards honesty, integrity, reputation and fairness.

    Outside of the office, Matt is married to Rebecca and is father to Henry and Winston the cat completes the family.
    When Matt has any spare time, you’ll find him on a cricket pitch or on a golf course.

    Daniel Syckelmoore

    Daniel Syckelmoore – Senior Sales Negotiator

    Daniel, previously working within the Salisbury property market, has recently joined Bassets in Tisbury as Senior Negotiator. Growing up in Fonthill Gifford, and now living in Dinton, he is keen to put his knowledge and property expertise of the local area where he grew up into good use.

    Outside of work Daniel is a keen sportsman; playing cricket for both Dinton and Fovant as well as playing at many of the local golf courses.

  • Shaftesbury Sales

    Matthew Boatwright - Tisbury Director

    Matthew Boatwright - Tisbury & Shaftesbury Director

    Matt has worked in the property industry for over a decade and has a wealth of experience in both residential sales and lettings. Matt grew up in the Nadder Valley and understands how this part of South West Wiltshire is so very special and unique. With the Nadder Valley so close to Matt’s heart, both himself and David opened up Bassets Tisbury in June 2015 and Bassets Shaftesbury in September 2017 and have enjoyed success ever since. Matt’s attitude when it comes to his work is all geared towards honesty, integrity, reputation and fairness.

    Outside of the office, Matt is married to Rebecca and is father to Henry and Winston the cat completes the family.
    When Matt has any spare time, you’ll find him on a cricket pitch or on a golf course.

    Kris Martin - Sales Negotiator

    Kris has lived in Shaftesbury for most of his life, so his knowledge of the local area is second to none. Kris has worked in the hospitality industry for 10 years, so he understands the importance of providing an excellent customer service and demonstrates this in everything he does.

    In Kris’s spare time he can be found playing football and cricket for Shaftesbury, or on the golf course.

    Tasha Godfrey - Administrator

    Tasha has joined the Bassets Shaftesbury team to begin her new career, after being a stay at home mum for the past few years.

    When Tasha isn't at work she is very creative, usually found redecorating or making something new to go on the walls. She also spends most of her time with her two children Zac and Miles, her Pug Daisy and partner Andy.

  • Lettings

    Quentin Thatcher – Head of Lettings

    Quentin has worked in the property industry since 1989 and has an abundance of knowledge and experience in residential sales, lettings and new homes. Quentin started his early career in Kingston upon Thames working predominantly in the London and Surrey markets until 2005 when he then moved to Hampshire. He joined Bassets in October 2013 believing his own ethos and passion blends well with the core values at Bassets; to provide outstanding customer service and to offer open, honest and professional advice.

    Quentin is married to Dawn, has three children and when not supporting their various sporting endeavours, he enjoys taking Monty the Labrador and Bracken the mad Springer Spaniel for country walks. Whilst not playing these days, in any other spare time, Quentin is a keen cricket and football fan.

    Luke Skinner – Senior Lettings Manager

    Luke Skinner – Senior Lettings Manager

    Having moved to Salisbury 18 years ago, Luke spent a number of years managing pubs in the Woodford Valley before joining Bassets in April 2010 as a Lettings Negotiator after deciding he wanted a change in career. Luke has progressed within Bassets to his current position of Senior Lettings Manager, heading up the front of house side of the Lettings department. Luke enjoys working for a small, independent business as it enables us to have a far more personable approach and in turn build better relationships with Landlords and ensure their individual interests are cared for.

    In Luke’s spare time he enjoys spending time with his family, playing sport and socialising with friends. Of a weekend you can normally find him either on a cricket pitch, golf course or in front of a TV watching sport.

    Ella Xuereb

    Ella Xuereb - Junior Negotiator/Administrator

    Ella joined the Bassets Lettings team in May 2017 as Junior Negotiator/Administrator. Ella previously worked in the beauty industry for 5 years, but has always found property interesting so she decided to take the plunge and begin a new career in the property industry. Ella’s values blend well with those of Bassets and thoroughly enjoys working for a family run business.

    Outside of work, Ella continues to run her beauty business. In her spare time she enjoys going to the gym and taking her German Shepherd (Raskal!) for long walks with her partner Andy and his boxer Laila.

    Valentina Milos

    Valentina Milos - Administrator

    Born and raised in Romania, Valentina has travelled the world and lived in four different countries in the last 10 years. For the past 12 years she has worked in different sectors of customer service, which she enjoys very much.

    In Valentina’s spare time, she loves to spend time with her husband, taking long walks in the countryside, travelling and socialising with friends.

    Bassets Lettings Salisbury

    Luke Russell - Marketing Assistant/Administrator

    Luke joined the team in November 2017 as a Letting/Marketing Administrator. Luke had previously worked in the retail industry for 5 years, but with an interest in property and enjoying working in a small personable team, a change of career was afoot.

    In his spare time Luke enjoys socialising with friends and family, watching the Rugby and going to see live music at Festivals and various gigs.

    Jonathan Webber – Accounts Administrator

    Jonathan Webber – Accounts Administrator

    Jon returned to the region after completing an under-graduate course in Yorkshire and joined Bassets in May 2016. With a passion for the property industry and a background in customer care, the Bassets lettings team appeared as the perfect place for him.

    Living in a small village close to Salisbury, outside of office hours Jon is a keen sportsman, musician and reader.

    Emily Diomede – Administrator

    Emily Diomede – Administrator

    Emily joined Bassets in 2012 and provides valuable administration support to the whole of the lettings team. Whilst based in the front of house team, Emily is heavily involved with the property management team as well and her extensive experience and knowledge allows her to provide Landlords and Tenants with a level of customer service that the business prides itself on.

    In her spare time, Emily likes to spend as much time as she can with her husband, son and family dog Louis.

    Caroline Edwards Bassets

    Caroline Edwards – Property Manager

    Caroline joined the Bassets family in 2015 as our Maintenance Co-Ordinator where her efficiency and ability to build good relations with contractors, Landlords and Tenants saw her quickly progress to the Property Manager role.

    Away from the office, Caroline enjoys skiing when possible, spending time with her husband and friends and country walks with the family dog Oscar.

    Martin Noke - Property Manager

    Martin Noke – Property Manager

    Martin has worked in the property industry for over a decade, having worked with The Property Ombudsman for several years as well as a Property Manager for both corporate and independent agents across the county.

    Away from the office, Martin enjoys spending time with his girlfriend and rescue dog.

    Elouise Barnes-Williams - Maintenance Co-ordinator

    Elouise Barnes-Williams - Maintenance Co-ordinator

    Since graduating university, Elouise has worked in the customer service sector. After moving to Salisbury, a new area, the maintenance role was perfect to be thrown into.

    Elouise enjoys socialising as much as possible and can either be found doing yoga or dancing. When she's not doing any of those hobbies, Elouise can be found cuddling her Hungarian Vizsla, Finn.

Testimonials

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Awards

Bassets has been recognised locally, regionally and nationally for customer service, marketing, commitment to the community and all round business excellence across both the estate agency industry and wider business environment.

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Community Support

As an independent and family run business, we take our social responsibilities very seriously; we always look to give back as much as possible to the communities in which we work.


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