Thorne & Carter
5/5, 41 reviews
100% recommended
96% sales valuation accuracy
100% sales fee satisfaction
0% lettings valuation accuracy
99% lettings fee satisfaction
The story of Thorne and Carter unfolds across three centuries of estate agency, auctioneering and surveying in the Culm Valley.The practice was originally founded in the mid 1800s in Willand by William Thorne. When he retired towards the end of the century his son, Bill Thorne, was too young ... show more The story of Thorne and Carter unfolds across three centuries of estate agency, auctioneering and surveying in the Culm Valley.

The practice was originally founded in the mid 1800s in Willand by William Thorne. When he retired towards the end of the century his son, Bill Thorne, was too young to take over the practice and so there was a gap of some years until Bill Thorne restarted the firm, again in Willand in 1911.

In the 1930s Bill Thorne relocated the practice to the larger town of Cullompton and on his retirement in 1950 the practice was acquired by the late Ken Carter and had by then moved offices to Church Street.

The changing face of estate agency later necessitated the move to 29 High Street, a large three storey Victorian property. Ken Carter in partnership with his son Stephen ran a thriving multi-disciplined chartered surveyors practice specialising in residential sales, surveys, farm sales and associated agricultural work, with the firm even having its own livestock market based at Tiverton Junction in Willand.

At the end of 1988 Ken Carter retired and his son Stephen formed a new partnership with Clive Madge, who had been specialising in the agricultural and professional side of the practice, together with John Parkin who had been handling the residential sales.

Throughout the 1990s steady growth in the residential sales resulted in increased staff and emphasised the need for even larger premises in a more prominent and central High Street position. With this in mind the partners acquired 11 & 13 High Street fondly known locally as the “Old Police Station”.

During much of the autumn of 1999 the premises underwent a complete refurbishment and remodelling including the former “cells” being integrated into the company’s boardroom.

Following his retirement from the partnership Stephen Carter continued as a consultant for several years before retiring fully.

John and Clive continue in partnership with their long standing experienced team in both the residential and professional departments.

The firm has recently welcomed Henry Parkin to the residential department bringing youth and many new ideas whilst being the third father/son combination in the practice.

A nostalgic inspection of the archives reveals that the first property sold under the Thorne and Carter partnership was near Taunton in February 1951 selling for £3,500 and earned the company the princely sum of £29 in commission! Interestingly the same property sold in 2012 for £320,000. This at the time when a gallon of petrol cost 3 shillings 6 pence (17½p), a loaf of bread was 6 pence (2½p) and a brand new Morris Minor car would set you back £520 whilst the internet was not even a distant dream!

Performance Statistics
Services Valuation Fees Min Price of property reviewed Max Price of property reviewed
Sales 96% 100% £136,500 £515,000
Lettings 0% 99% £0 £0
Review statistics
From Landlords From Tenants From Vendors From Buyers Other
0 0 1 0 26 0 13 0 1 0
Areas covered
  • EX15
  • EX5
  • EX16
  • EX14
  • TA21
Address

11 - 13 High Street
Cullompton
Devon
EX15 1AB
01884 33333

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Services offered
  • Sales
  • Lettings
  • Block Management
  • Surveys
  • Conveyancing
  • Mortgage Advice
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“A different type of viewing...”

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Dec 21,2020
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By: 'Toby'
Dec 21,2020
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We have been looking at properties with the view to buy for a month or so now and have had tours of many houses with many different agents. This tour was different. John from Thorne & Carter was much more down to earth,receptive to feedback ...
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Dec 22, 2020
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Hi Toby Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review, we really do try and be different in our approach compared to other agents. It's a shame the house wasn't quite right but we will do our best to find something for you that suits in the near future. We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New year, Best wishes Team T&C ...

“Friendly family business...”

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Dec 16,2020
Minithumbup
By: 'Victoria'
Dec 16,2020
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Great experience buying through Thorne and Carter. They were very flexible and let us have contact with the seller when this made things quicker. A smooth process all around and personal customer service....
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Dec 16, 2020
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Hi Victoria thank you so much for taking the time to leave this review, it is hugely appreciated! We wish you all the best in your lovely new home and hope you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year ...

“Best estate agent we have ever worked with. ......”

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Dec 15,2020
Minithumbup
Henry
By: 'Caroline'
Dec 15,2020
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Best estate agent we have ever worked with. We sold our house in Cullompton in July 2020, completing on 2 December 2020. It was a bit trickier than anticipated but Henry, John and the team at Thorne & Carter advised and supported both us and our buyer at every ...
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Dec 15, 2020
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Hi Caroline Thank you so much for your lovely review, it means so much to us! We are so glad that we got there in the end with all of the problems that seemed to keep arising. Thank you so much for being such a pleasure to deal with throughout the whole process. We wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. ...

“Well having bought our house from Thorne and ......”

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Dec 14,2020
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By: 'Mark'
Dec 14,2020
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Well having bought our house from Thorne and Carter some 22 years ago, we were pleased to instruct them to sell for us again and we weren’t disappointed, with the highs and lows of house selling John and Henry always guided us through with much ...
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Dec 15, 2020
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Hi Mark Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this review, we are delighted you came back to us after 20 years. We were thrilled to get things through in such tricky times and so pleased that you are happy in your new home. We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year ...

“Exceptional service...”

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Dec 14,2020
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By: 'Sally'
Dec 14,2020
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Have used Thorne and Carter for over 50 years and the service has always been exceptional. I'm in my 80's and they've made my move this month smooth and uncomplicated in these tricky times. John, Henry and the team are always friendly, personable and a pleasure ...
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Dec 15, 2020
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Hi Sally Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this review, we are delighted to have acted for you for so many years, it's always been a pleasure. Great to get things through in such tricky times. We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year ...

“We have been using Thorne and Carter for buyi......”

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Nov 27,2020
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By: 'Nicholas'
Nov 27,2020
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We have been using Thorne and Carter for buying and selling various family properties for well over 50 years. I have found them 100% reliable and trust their judgement without question and I will continue to support them....
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Nov 27, 2020
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Hi Nick Thank you so much for leaving the review, we are so glad that after all these years you are still using us and your continued support is hugely appreciated. All the best Team T&C ...

“I have bought my house through John at Thorne......”

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Nov 25,2020
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By: 'Josie'
Nov 25,2020
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I have bought my house through John at Thorne and Carter in cullompton. I have been so very pleased with all the communication, the professionalism and friendliness I have received. John and his team are fantastic at their work and would happily use their services ...
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Nov 27, 2020
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Hi Josie thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review, we are so glad that you have been happy with our service! we hope you really enjoy living in your new home. All the best Team T&C ...

“Amazing staff....”

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Nov 11,2020
Minithumbup
By: 'Charley'
Nov 11,2020
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Every single person we spoke to at Thorne & Carter was so helpful and lovely. We dealt with Gemma directly and she was so helpful & ready to answer any questions we had about our first house. I would thoroughly recommend Thorne & Carter to anyone I know ...
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Nov 13, 2020
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Hi Charley thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review, we are so glad you are happy with our service and we hope you are happy in your first home! All the Best Team T&C ...

“Great estate agent...”

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Nov 09,2020
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By: 'Amanda'
Nov 09,2020
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Cannot recommend this estate agent enough, they sold our house extremely quickly and have been so helpful with everything that has been going on with the current climate, we are both so very grateful. Henry, you have been an absolute star. Thank you....
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Nov 13, 2020
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Hi Mandy thanks so much for entrusting the sale of your house to us and we are delighted to have achieved such a good result so quickly. we are delighted you are happy with our service and wish you all the best for the future. Team T&C ...

“From start to finish Thorne & Carter were inc......”

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Sep 04,2020
Minithumbup
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Sep 04,2020
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From start to finish Thorne & Carter were incredibly helpful and professional in all aspects of my house purchase and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them....
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Nov 13, 2020
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Hi Natalie thank you so much for your kind words, we hope you are very happy and enjoying village life in your lovely new hope. Best wishes for the future from all of us at T&C ...

“Highly professional, caring team...”

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Sep 03,2020
Minithumbup
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By: 'James'
Sep 03,2020
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The team at Thorne and Carter are highly professional, attentive and caring. Due to COVID-19 and other litigating factors our chain went through a number of permutations over several months. John, Henry, Clive and the others were always there to quickly communicate with us, and ...
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Nov 13, 2020
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Hi James Thank you so much for the glowing review, we really appreciate it! we hope you are all happy and settled in you now hope and thank you for using us to sell your lovely house. All the best from team T&C ...

“Great staff and pleasure to deal with....”

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Aug 30,2020
Minithumbup
Henry
By: 'Andrew'
Aug 30,2020
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Buying through Thorne and Carter was a pleasure. Henry always took great pleasure in keeping us updated and I wish we had an agent such as theirs when selling our own. The bouquet of flowers on moving day was a lovely touch. Thoroughly recommend and ...
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Nov 13, 2020
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Hi Andrew thank you so much for the lovely review and your help throughout the process, great to get things over the line in such a challenging time. All the best from Team T&C ...

“Thorne and Carter were a massive help when I ......”

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Aug 25,2020
Minithumbup
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Aug 25,2020
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Thorne and Carter were a massive help when I was searching for a property. They kept me updated with potential properties and were very accommodating when I needed to see properties at short notice. Moving day is very stressful so when I walked into estate ...
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Aug 25, 2020
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Hi Heidi thanks for your lovely comment, we are very glad you are happy in your new home! we hope to see you soon. All the best Team T&C ...

“Thorne & Carter praise...”

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Aug 16,2020
Minithumbup
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By: 'KEVIN'
Aug 16,2020
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We have nothing but high praise for John, Henry and the team. A local estate agent with a wealth of knowledge from the initial viewing, valuation and a secured sale within the first month. There were times with the chain involved, Covid 19 when we thought ...
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Aug 18, 2020
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Hi Kevin Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review, we are very pleased to have got over the line with all of the obstacles put in our way. we wish you all the best in your new home and hope to see you again soon. Kind regards Team T&C ...

“I would highly recommend using Thorne and Car......”

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Aug 14,2020
Minithumbup
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By: 'Ann'
Aug 14,2020
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I would highly recommend using Thorne and Carter in Cullompton. John, Henry and the T & C team have been fantastic throughout the whole process from start to finish. Their enthusiasm for my property and the local area, the wonderful photos, brochure and online advertising plus ...
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Aug 18, 2020
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Hi Ann Thank you so much for your kind words and for taking the time to leave the lovely review. we all hope you are very happy in your new home and thank you for using T&C ...

“Exemplary service from start to finish...”

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Aug 14,2020
Minithumbup
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By: 'Jack'
Aug 14,2020
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We have just completed on a property purchase with Thorne and Carter and their service from beginning to end was exemplary. We could not have asked for any better agents than John or Henry. From the first phone call arranging a suitable time and date ...
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Aug 18, 2020
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Hi Jack Thanks so much for your kind words, it really means a lot. We all hope you are very happy in your lovely new home. All the best Team T&C ...

“A first class family business...”

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Aug 13,2020
Minithumbup
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By: 'Thomas'
Aug 13,2020
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We requested valuations from 5 local agents and from the first meeting with John we both knew that Thorne & Carter would be the people to sell our house. John took the time to get to know us - and the house - really well, understood that ...
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Aug 17, 2020
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Hi Tom Thank you so much for your really kind words, we are very please for such a good result so quickly. All the best Team T&C ...

“Amazing service by both Henry and John hereW......”

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Aug 07,2020
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By: 'Donna'
Aug 07,2020
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Amazing service by both Henry and John here We have had several hiccups with our property along the way but these guys has been professional offered amazing service and kept in contact with us throughout the whole time...
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“Superb local 'family business' estate agents...”

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Jul 16,2020
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By: 'Jackie'
Jul 16,2020
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I have recently moved into my new home, bought through Thorne & Carter. From my initial contact to view, throughout the viewings process and throughout and beyond the purchase process, the service I have received from those at this estate agency has been superb. In addition ...
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Aug 07, 2020
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Hi Jackie thanks so much for taking the time to leave this review, it means a lot to us. it was great to get things over the line in such difficult circumstances, we hope you are very happy in such a lovely village. Best Wishes Team T&C ...

“Excellent Service...”

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Jun 16,2020
Minithumbup
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By: 'Rachel'
Jun 16,2020
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Excellent service received from Henry at Thorne & Carter. Reassuring, friendly and efficient, especially important as buying in an unfamiliar area. Thank you. I would highly recommend this family run business for all of your property needs. I know I will return to them in the ...
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Jun 18, 2020
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Dear Rachel Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review, i am so glad that you were happy with the service received and we hope you love your new home! All the best Team T&C ...

“Great for buyer and seller...”

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Jun 08,2020
Minithumbup
By: 'Rob'
Jun 08,2020
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Whilst we were buying from Thorne and Carter we always felt like they were on our side as well as presenting the sellers interests. It was a complicated purchase but made much easier by the way they helped everything to go through. We never lost ...
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Jun 18, 2020
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Dear Rob and Jess Thank you so much for your kind words, we are so glad we got there in the end and we hope you love your amazing new home! Many thanks team T&C ...

“Excellent agents...”

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Jun 08,2020
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By: 'Jessica'
Jun 08,2020
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We received a faultless service from John and Henry and would recommend them to anyone looking to sell their property. Professional, friendly and efficient: couldn’t ask for anything more....
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Jun 18, 2020
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Hi Jessica Thank you for your lovely review, we are glad we achieved a good result in these challenging times. Many thanks and best wishes Team T&C ...

“There should be more than 5 stars!...”

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May 28,2020
Minithumbup
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By: 'Rachel'
May 28,2020
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There should be more than 5 stars! This is the second time we have used these amazing people. First time they found us this wonderful bungalow we now live in. Second time they helped us find a new owner for Mum & Dad's bungalow after they had ...
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May 29, 2020
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Hi Rachel thank you so much for your kind words, im so glad it all went well despite the challenging circumstances. All the best and hopefully see you soon. Team T&C ...

“First Class agents...”

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May 21,2020
Minithumbup
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By: 'William'
May 21,2020
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John and Henry have been involved in numerous sales for myself over the years. They have always been first class agents, from start to finish, during the sale process. Their personal touch and honesty truly reflects in the service they give. I wouldn't hesitate in ...
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May 29, 2020
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Hi William Thank you for your kind words, we have loved working with you over the years and have greatly enjoyed dealing with the amazing properties you have created. Wishing you all the best, Team T&C ...

“Best estate agents...”

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May 13,2020
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By: 'Clair'
May 13,2020
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Fantastic service and communication from Thorne & Carter Cullompton throughout the sale of my home. I met John when he came to value my property, he gave such a great first impression and I just knew at that point that I wanted them to sell my ...
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May 14, 2020
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Hi Clair Thank you so much for your kind words, we hope you are very happy in your new home and we were delighted to get everything through despite the challenging circumstances. All the best, team T&C ...

“Cullompton Flat sale...”

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Apr 14,2020
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By: 'Denise'
Apr 14,2020
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Henry and John gave excellent service from start to finish in the sale of my property and were very friendly and easy to talk to. They went above and beyond to get the sale completed at this very difficult and uncertain time. I wouldn`t ...
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Apr 15, 2020
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Thank you so much for your kind words Denise, glad we got there in the end. Hope you and your family stay safe in this uncertain time. Many thanks Team T&C ...

“Henry and the team were very professional and......”

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Jan 12,2020
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By: 'Joy'
Jan 12,2020
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Henry and the team were very professional and very helpful in the sale of our home. Henry dealt with the process right the way through and was always available to advise on the selling process. Great Estate Agent as very efficient, great friendly approach and ...
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Jan 16, 2020
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Hi Joy Thank you so much for your kind words, we hope you are very happy in your brand new home and that you are settling in well after Christmas. Best Wishes Team T & C ...

“Henry, John and the team couldn't have been m......”

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Dec 10,2019
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By: 'Robb'
Dec 10,2019
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Henry, John and the team couldn't have been more helpful from start to finish. Very friendly, quick at coming back to enquiries and informative. Would 100% recommend and use again in the future....
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Dec 10, 2019
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Hi Robb Thanks so much for you review and kind words, it has been a pleasure working with you and we hope you're very happy in your new home. Best wishes team T&C ...

“Very approachable, knowledgeable and helpful ......”

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Dec 05,2019
Minithumbup
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By: 'David'
Dec 05,2019
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Very approachable, knowledgeable and helpful every step of the way. Would definitely recommend Thorne and Carter to anyone selling locally Dave and Fiona...
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“Local and professional company...”

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Nov 27,2019
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By: 'Jane'
Nov 27,2019
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John, Henry and Will helped us to sell our house. Patient and friendly to work with. Excellent local knowledge and enthusiasm for their work. Thank you Thorne and Carter!...
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