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Meet the Country team

Our local experts

Our Country office is situated in the heart of Newbury. From this central location we are perfectly positioned to advise on the prime residential, farm and estate market place.

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  • Lucy Winfield

    Lucy Winfield

    Tel: +44 (0)1635 905 240
    Mob: +44 (0)7961 405 325
    lucy.winfield@ppsearch.co.uk

    Areas Covered

    Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, East Wiltshire, Hampshire, South Oxfordshire

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    Lucy Winfield

    Lucy Winfield

    Tel: +44 (0)1635 905 240
    Mob: +44 (0)7961 405 325
    lucy.winfield@ppsearch.co.uk

    Areas Covered

    Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, East Wiltshire, Hampshire, South Oxfordshire

    About Lucy

    I learnt my trade in London, where I worked for 18 years in Notting Hill and Kensington, selling prime flats, larger houses and everything in between. This taught me the best tricks for negotiating hard in a competitive market. It was important to stay ahead of the game and many of my most significant sales were handled off market. My knowledge, reputation and client base have helped me build a solid and influential business throughout my career, with many crossovers between London and the country.

     

    We relocated from London in 2004 and I later moved to Strutt & Parker’s Newbury office, where I headed up the sales department for five years, before joining Private Property Search in 2014. There are few properties in the West Berkshire and Wiltshire/South Oxfordshire area that are unfamiliar to me!

     

    I have lived in the Lambourn Valley for the past 10 years, in the heart of the ‘Valley of the Racehorse’, with my husband and two children. Unsurprisingly, we all have a keen interest in racing and my children are members of the pony club. At weekends we enjoy any excuse to explore the Downs and the beautiful area we live in.

  • Rupert Coles MRICS

    Rupert Coles MRICS

    Tel: +44 (0)1635 905 240
    Mob: +44 (0)7469 155719
    rupert.coles@ppsearch.co.uk

    Areas Covered

    Farms, Estates and Large Country Houses East and West Sussex, Kent

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    Rupert Coles MRICS

    Rupert Coles MRICS

    Tel: +44 (0)1635 905 240
    Mob: +44 (0)7469 155719
    rupert.coles@ppsearch.co.uk

    Areas Covered

    Farms, Estates and Large Country Houses East and West Sussex, Kent

    About Rupert

    I have been purchasing properties on behalf of clients in the South-East since I qualified as a chartered surveyor quite some years ago now, so there are very few properties within the area that are not familiar to me.  Understanding and visualising a client’s brief is essential to my job, but it’s having that instinct for the property that might not necessarily fit the brief, but might actually work having got to know my client’s likes and dislikes, wants and needs that makes the difference.

     

    I have purchased a wide range of property, from classic country houses, farms and estates, to town house and development sites. I am told that it has been my “ability to apply my professional knowledge and contacts and terrier like instincts to get to the heart of a deal” that have been the critical factors in ensuring a positive outcome for my clients.

     

    I love the job satisfaction when I drive past a property that I have bought for a client and watch it evolve and develop over time under its new custodianship, knowing that I have been an integral part in making that happen for my clients.

     

    I live in the heart of my patch with my young family, am widely involved in the rural community, having come from a farming background myself, and love the amazing views and vistas that the varying landscape of the South-East has to offer.   I occasionally pop up as an auctioneer in my spare time which always helps keep your instincts sharp!

  • Harriett Brownell

    Harriett Brownell

    Tel: +44 (0)1635 905240
    Mob: +44 (0)7951 889181
    harriett.brownell@ppsearch.co.uk

    Areas Covered

    Hertfordshire, East Anglia, Essex

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    Harriett Brownell

    Harriett Brownell

    Tel: +44 (0)1635 905240
    Mob: +44 (0)7951 889181
    harriett.brownell@ppsearch.co.uk

    Areas Covered

    Hertfordshire, East Anglia, Essex

    About Harriett

    My passion for people and property started some years ago while working in Kensington and Chelsea, buying and selling prime flats and houses with Strutt & Parker. I quickly discovered a love for getting to know my clients and working with them to make some of the most important investments or changes for themselves and their families.

    From London I moved to central Cambridge, another very competitive market which showed the need for a buying agent who delivers an  exceptional level of service within the region. These bullish markets have taught me some very valuable skills, when to negotiate hard and when to move quickly to ensure the purchase is agreed. Clients know me for my persistence and attention to detail when acting on their behalf.

    After growing up in the heart of South Norfolk, in 2013 my husband and I moved out of London back to our East Anglian roots. In my spare time I can usually be found in a rowing boat or on a horse - both of which enable me to see our beautiful countryside from a different aspect.

  • Victoria Hall

    Victoria Hall

    Tel: +44 (0)1635 905 240
    Mob: +44 (0)7471 226837
    victoria.hall@ppsearch.co.uk

    Areas Covered

    Surrey

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    Victoria Hall

    Victoria Hall

    Tel: +44 (0)1635 905 240
    Mob: +44 (0)7471 226837
    victoria.hall@ppsearch.co.uk

    Areas Covered

    Surrey

    About Victoria

    I joined Private Property Search at the beginning of 2016 following a 16 year career in residential sales in Surrey.  Throughout my career, I have worked in both prime and core markets, selling all shapes and sizes and this experience has given me a valuable understanding and knowledge of the Surrey residential market and a highly respected reputation within its competitive industry.
     
    I have always had a passion for people and property.  I enjoy and thrive on the journey one takes with a client to form a lasting relationship and to find their dream home.  I pride myself on listening and giving honest advice, going above and beyond to source the best house in class and negotiate the ideal outcome.  For me the best accolade is a client’s thanks and praise when they finally secure their new home.

    Throughout my life, I have had the pleasure of living in several towns and villages in beautiful Surrey and now live in the heart of the county with my husband.  I am particularly interested in interior design, exploring the world and several times a week, I can be found attending a fitness boot camp, whatever the weather.

  • Nicholas Lamb

    Nicholas Lamb

    Tel: +44 (0)1635 905240
    Mob: +44 (0)7794 853518
    nicholas.lamb@ppsearch.co.uk

    Areas Covered

    The Cotswolds

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    Nicholas Lamb

    Nicholas Lamb

    Tel: +44 (0)1635 905240
    Mob: +44 (0)7794 853518
    nicholas.lamb@ppsearch.co.uk

    Areas Covered

    The Cotswolds

    About Nicholas

    I began my property career with a market-leading agency covering flat and house sales in Prime Central London. This early exposure to the industry shaped my interest in and passion for property.

    From agency, I transitioned to the client side of the property business having been approached by an investment bank to work with the acquisitions team of a newly formed Residential Property Fund.  I was responsible for identifying value added opportunities in emerging markets within London and South East England.

    In 2003, I moved to the Pacific Northwest, USA where I set up and co-owned a real estate and mortgage brokerage.  My experience was extensive and varied, ranging from the sale and purchase of condominiums and family homes to ranches and oceanfront beach houses with everything in-between.  Following the Global Financial Crisis in 2008, I worked with one of the country’s largest valuation service providers tasked with providing comprehensive valuation services on portfolios of residential assets held by US Banks.

    On my return to the UK, I studied at the Royal Agricultural University, successfully graduating with an MSc in International Real Estate.  Since then, I have enjoyed helping a number of clients with property requirements in London, the Cotswolds and further afield.

    Away from work my two main passions are travel and food.  Conveniently, they appear to go hand in hand and I have become an accomplished chef in the process. I frequently exercise outdoors, having discovered trail running in the US and regularly attend a fitness boot camp come rain or shine!