Bridgwater Office

We are an independently owned Estate Agency franchise, and have been serving the Bridgwater area as Jane and Partners for over 30 years. In 2012 Managing Directors Edward Creswick, Sue Iles and Neil Jenkin re-branded the company as CJ Hole extending the franchise group to over 80 offices operating under four established brand names nationwide.

CJ Hole
Founded in Clifton by Charles Joseph Hole in 1867, CJ Hole's main business was rent collection - which in the Victorian era was much more common than buying. As the years rolled by and the company was passed down to his sons, so the focus of the business changed towards the selling of property as well. CJ Hole continued to prosper and today is a major force within the highly competitive estate agency market in the South West

Our main areas of business are residential sales, lettings and property management along with land and new homes. We are also able to refer financial services and conveyancing. The Bridgwater office offers a wide range of homes and houses for sale not only in Bridgwater but also the Quantock hills, Poldens, North Petherton & all surrounding Villages & Hamlets.

Fees
We charge a percentage per property sale depending upon the service level required and type of agency agreement. There is a schedule of lettings fees within our “Landlords Guide to Lettings” (complimentary copy available on request). Tenants fees are payable upon application with details available upon request.

Marketing
We pride ourselves on our very high level of personal service and high profile marketing which includes local newspaper advertising in the Bridgwater Mercury, Weston and Somerset Mercury, Cheddar Valley Gazette, Clevedon Times, Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News and the Western Daily Press. We also advertise on a number of well-known national internet sites including Rightmove.

CJ Hole Exclusively 
CJ Hole Exclusively is a bespoke service for the premier properties. ‘Exclusively’ means a personally managed account, with just one member of the team handling your sale from start to finish. You will get high quality brochures, photography and a bespoke marketing strategy. ‘Exclusively’ is the top flight service that our outstanding properties deserve.

The Guild of Professional Estate Agents
Our Wedmore office is a member of The Guild of Professional Estate Agents, a national network of by invitation only Independent Estate Agents working together to ensure a best in class service to the public. Guild members are available to provide you with access to the lucrative national and international market through the prestigious National Property Centre show room on London’s Park Lane.

About Bridgwater

Bridgwater is situated, on the edge of the Somerset Levels, in level and well-wooded country, having to the north the Mendip range and on the west the Quantock hills. The town lies along both sides of the River Parrett, 10 miles (16 km) from its mouth, has been a major port and trading centre and maintains a large industrial base. It is linked to Taunton by the Bridgwater and Taunton Canal. Bridgwater is located between two junctions of the M5 motorway and Bridgwater railway station is on the main railway line between Bristol and Taunton.
Historically, the town had a politically radical tendency, being involved in several events of note on the national stage, and was defended by its own castle. The battlefield of the Battle of Sedgemoor, where the Monmouth Rebellion was finally crushed in 1685 is nearby. Among several places of worship the chief is the Church of St Mary. A house in Blake Street, largely restored, was the birthplace of Admiral Blake in 1598, and is now the Blake Museum. The town has its own arts centre and plays host to the annual Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Carnival.

Meet the team

Click on any of the team members below to see their profile.

Brett Hampton

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Brett Hampton - Branch Manager

 

Brett began his career in 2002 as a trainee negotiator with Saxons working initially in their Burnham-On-Sea branch, within 6 months Brett was promoted To client manager and was instrumental in setting up Saxons third office in Weston- Super-Mare. Brett’s career took him to Bridgwater where he worked for Bramley Dinnes Estate Agents working alongside Ian Dinnes & Nigel Dinnes and where Brett became a Senior Negotiator.

After working in Somerset for 4 years Brett moved to Devon in 2006 and began working for Bradley’s in their busy Exeter City Centre office where he became their Senior Valuer. Brett helped emphatically increase Bradley’s market share within Exeter and the surrounding villages by his strong customer relations, work ethic and ability to deliver outstanding service. In 2012 Brett returned to his hometown of Bridgwater and now joins CJ Hole at our new office as branch manager.

Clayton Jane

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Clayton Jane - Consultant

 

Clayton was born and bred in Somerset, living on the Somerset levels and the Quantock Hills. Through his teenage years he was involved in Young Farmers and other local sporting groups and competed in equestrian events and played hockey to national level. In 1985, Clayton joined the family business, Jane and Partners which was established by his parents in 1982. Having gained experience in all aspects of the business, Clayton furthered his knowledge of the industry by studying for Levels 3 & 4 of the NFoPP exams, qualifying as a Fellow Member of the NAEA. On the retirement of his parents in 2006, Clayton took over the firm, successfully running the business and taking on the position of Chairman of the Bridgwater Association of Estate Agents. In his leisure time, Clayton is developing his skills as a semi-professional photographer and with growing confidence is branching out into wedding photography.

Edward Creswick

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Edward Creswick - Jt Managing Director

 

Edward has been selling houses in Somerset for 25 years He started his estate agency career in Burnham as a trainee negotiator for Black Horse Agencies aged 17. In 1991 He joined C J Hole in Burnham, and over the next 13 years gained promotion to Senior Management. In 2003 he managed Michael Applegate & Partners until 2006 when Edward joined Annagram Estates Ltd as an equity Director. Annagram expanded its network of offices across the area incorporating Evans of Winscombe, Boroughs of Wedmore and Jane & Partners of Bridgwater, and opened new offices in Burnham on sea and Congresbury. In 2012 Edward & his fellow Directors took the decision to rebrand the entire company and join forces with CJ Hole. Edward is also a well-known local singer, and performs regularly for local Operatic societies.

Laura Street

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Laura Street - Negotiator

 

Previously working in retail, Laura started her career in Estate Agency in 2005. Working for Jane & Partners within an administrative role, she quickly realised a passion for the industry and seven years on she is enjoying the challenging role as negotiator.

 

Laura lives locally and enjoys spending her free time at the gym and socialising with friends. Laura enjoys art and music, anything that involves being creative and has a keen interest in singing.

Neil Jenkin

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Neil Jenkin - Jt Managing Director

 

After leaving agricultural college Neil originally started his working life in the sales and customer service industry with experience gained with several national companies all over the UK. A change of career came with acceptance into the Royal Marines with 7 years service before leaving to enter estate agency. In 2002 Neil and married partner Sue Iles opened the first branch of Annagram Property Services in Axbridge. Neil gravitated towards the lettings side of the business and now has responsibility for an extremely busy rental department based in our Cheddar office. Annagram Team expanded its network of offices across the area incorporating Evans of Winscombe, Boroughs of Wedmore and Jane & Partners of Bridgwater, and opened new offices in Burnham on sea and Congresbury. In 2012 Neil & his fellow Directors took the decision to rebrand the entire company and join forces with CJ Hole.

Paddy Pooley

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Paddy Pooley - Senior Negotiator

 

Paddy moved from Buckinghamshire to Somerset in 1990 with her husband and two young daughters. In 1991 she joined Jane & Partners Estate Agents in Bridgwater. Over the last twenty one years she has enjoyed the challenges of estate agency and her varied roles as a sales negotiator and office manager. Paddy lives on the Somerset levels where she is very involved in village life. She prefers cycling, walking and gardening to going to the gym and as a qualified home economist is always keen to try out new recipes on friends and family.

Sue Iles

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Sue Iles - Jt Managing Director

 

Sue began her estate agency career in 1997 working as a trainee negotiator for Abbott and Frost in Burnham. Promotion to Negotiator followed within 12 months. In 2000 Sue was given a 12 month sabbatical from her position within the company and moved 4,500 miles away to the United States to pursue the opportunity to sell real estate in Florida. Sue thrived on the challenge and quickly established herself as the no 1 sales person selling new build condominiums for C21 Iles Realtors in the Indian Rocks beach area. Sue returned to the UK and to her previous position and was quickly promoted to senior negotiator. In 2002 the chance to build a business of her own with partner Neil proved irresistible and so July 1st 2002 just 6 weeks after the birth of their daughter Anna their new estate agency business called Annagram Property Services was opened. The Business later named Annagram Team expanded its network of offices across the area incorporating Evans of Winscombe, Boroughs of Wedmore and Jane & Partners of Bridgwater, and opened new offices in Burnham on sea and Congresbury. In 2012 Sue & her fellow Directors took the decision to rebrand the entire company and join forces with CJ Hole.

Office Details

C J Hole Bridgwater

34-35 Cornhill
Bridgwater
Somerset
TA6 3BY

Sales Tel: 01278 455255
Sales Email: bridgwater@cjhole.co.uk

Lettings Tel: 01278 455255
Lettings Email: bridgwaterlettings@cjhole.co.uk