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.

    Jamie Mant - Bassets Sales Salisbury

    Jamie Mant - Sales Manager

    Jamie has 20 years’ experience within Estate Agency having begun as a trainee back in 1998 in the Bournemouth conurbation. He has been managing branches of estate agents since he was 20 and 6 years ago moved his young family to Salisbury and has developed an in depth knowledge of the Salisbury and surrounding areas property market. Along with his wealth of Estate agency experience Jamie brings a passion for customer service and a commitment to doing the job the right way all of the time.

    In his spare time Jamie enjoys spending valuable time with his young son and wife, or zig zagging his way around one of the areas delightful golf courses.

    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.

    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.

    Bassets Sales - Sales Progressor

    Gillian Seymour - Sales Progressor

    Gill has recently joined as a Sales Progressor having relocated to Hampshire. Previously, Gill has worked for several house builders and solicitors as a conveyancer and brings this knowledge to the Team. Gill is working part time from home with occasional visits to the Salisbury office.

    When not working, Gill enjoys travelling the country watching all kind of motorsport, spending time with her family and gardening.

    Elouise Barnes-Williams - Maintenance Co-ordinator

    Elouise Barnes-Williams - Sales Administrator

    Since graduating university, Elouise has worked in the customer service sector. After moving to Salisbury, a new area, she started within a maintenance role before moving in to our sales office, a position to use her skills to their fullest.

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

  • 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.

    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.

    Bassets Estate Agents - Amesbury Sales

    Jodi Williamson - Administrator

    Jodi is new to the property industry but has always had an interest in estate agency and one day hopes to be a residential property developer. Joining the Bassets team in April 2018, she has previously worked in retail, so customer service is her main priority.

    When not working, Jodi enjoys singing, Painting and drawing realism, spending time with her partner and walking through the countryside with her dog Minstrel.

  • 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.

    Bassets - Tisbury Estate Agents

    Laura Norgan -Administrator

    Laura has recently joined Bassets Tisbury. Previously, Laura has worked in race planning for the British Horse Racing Industry, has run an online interiors business and now brings skills from both to provide a high level of customer service and administrative support to the Tisbury office. Having grown up in both Dorset and Wiltshire, Laura has good knowledge of the local area.

    Laura loves the great outdoors, spending time with her husband, her three year old son Harry and Ottie the dog. She enjoys cooking, running and interior design.

  • 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.

    Bassets - Shaftesbury Estate Agents

    Hayley Bunt - Senior Negotiator

    Hayley has recently joined Bassets having previously worked in the Lettings industry in the Gillingham area for a corporate company for a number years. She is now looking forward to being part of a family company who concentrates on customer service and honesty . Originally from Salisbury she moved to the local area around 13 years ago.

    In Hayley's spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and socialising with friends. Her ideal day would be a BBQ on the beach with her partner and family.

    Molly Marshall - Bassets Shaftesbury

    Molly Marshall - Negotiator

    Molly is the newest member of the team having originally live in London, she moved to the Shaftesbury area around 10 years ago. Starting out at 17 with a Saturday job doing viewings working for Matt in the Tisbury branch. She then completed a year at University and is now focusing on her passion in estate agency. After University she moved back to Shaftesbury and has joined the team again as a Sales Negotiator.

    In Molly's spare time she has a passion for playing tennis, enjoys socialising with friends and going up to London

  • 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.

    Bassets Lettings - Salisbury

    Lauren Willis - Negotiator

    Lauren joined Bassets in April 2015 as a Junior Lettings Negotiator. Having worked in the farming and animal industry for 4 years, joining Bassets was the perfect opportunity to start a complete new career path. Lauren always had an interest in the property industry the job has enabled her to further expand her knowledge in the industry. Lauren loves working within a team which focuses well on providing good customer service and enjoys helping potential tenants to secure their new home.

    Having just returned from maternity leave, Lauren is looking forward to fitting in spending time with her family with continuing her career.

    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.

    Bassets Sales & Lettings - Salisbury

    Sarah Mallalieu - Part Time Property Manager

    Sarah has recently joined the team after moving back to the area. Sarah had run her own business for several years and before this spent many years in property. In both sales and lettings and has a passion for all things to do with property. Sarah was born and brought up in Salisbury and has has extensive knowledge of the local area.

    Away from the office Sarah enjoys being out in the countryside, running, hiking, and cooking. She also enjoys spending time with her husband, two young children and cocker spaniels Rufus and Alfie.

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Awards

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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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