Company Profile

"We believe that it is our proactive and dynamic approach that sets us apart from other agents and has brought about our significant success in selling property between Lymington and Christchurch." Partner Chris Lane

Pettengells Estate Agents through their Partners’ and dedicated staff, provide unrivalled experience in the local housing market. The company was established in 1988 with the opening of the Highcliffe Office, which soon became recognised as a principal agent in the Village. The New Milton Office was then opened in 1995 enjoying a prominent location in the Town Centre and has gained a strong reputation for ‘successfully selling property’ throughout the local area. Following the success of the two established offices, the Christchurch Office was opened in April 2000 in the centre of the picturesque and historic town close to the magnificent Christchurch Priory.


Working closely with the Highcliffe Office in the same borough, the Christchurch Office has quickly become an integral part of the business community and, like its predecessors, has established a strong and successful reputation.




Highcliffe Office


SENIOR PARTNER – CHRISTOPHER LANE, FNAEA - is one of the founding Partners of Pettengells and has been operating in the Estate Agency industry locally between Christchurch and New Milton since 1984. He is a qualified (non practising) buildings surveyor and a Fellow member of the National Association of Estate Agents.


Born in Lymington he has lived in the Highcliffe Village with his family since 1996.


RESIDENT PARTNER – ADRIAN THORNE, MNAEA - has worked as an Estate Agent since 1985 in the local property market, including New Milton, Highcliffe and the Bournemouth area. Adrian is also a member of the National Association of Estate Agents. He has lived all his life in Highcliffe, having attended the local schools and still resides with his family in the Village.


ADMINISTRATOR/SALES CO-ORDINATOR - CAROLINE MARTIN – is our experienced administrator and customer service manager. Caroline joined Pettengells in 2004 when she moved to Highcliffe with her family.



Christchurch Office


RESIDENT PARTNER – MICHAEL BRADWELL – a Co-founder of the Christchurch office in April 2000, has been in the property industry since 1985. Michael has been an Estate Agent in Christchurch for more than 15 years with an additional 9 years experience selling property in Cape Town, South Africa.


ASSISTANT MANAGER – STEVE FORSTER – joined our Christchurch office in 2003 and is an experienced member of the sales team who is known for his willingness to “go the extra mile” to secure a sale.


SALES NEGOTIATORS – Dorrie Kearton and Abbie Merritt pride themselves on providing attentive customer service, ensuring that all enquiries are handled with upmost regard for specific customer requirements.




New Milton Office


Partner - Kevin Swanney has been an Estate Agent locally since the late 1980's and has gained huge experience working for both independent and larger corporate agencies. In 1994 Kevin joined forces with Chris Lane from Pettegells Highcliffe to open our New Milton office. Since then Kevin has been a 'hands on' Resident Partner helping Pettengells New Milton become one of the most successful Estate Agents offices in the whole area, selling over 3000 properties since opening. Kevin's main role is valuing and taking on properties and he is arguably the most experienced Valuer currently working in the New Milton area. He lives in Barton On Sea and has two children.


Partner - Matthew Jenner has worked together with Kevin Swanney for over 18 years and his main role currently is as a Office Manager. Matthew's enthusiasm and extensive knowledge of the business makes him a valuable member of our team and he also runs our Sales Progression Department i.e. ensuring that agreed sales go through successfully.


Partner - Stuart Wills joined Pettengells as a Trainee Negotiator 13 years ago at the tender age of 17! He has lived in the area all his life, giving him an unrivalled and in-depth knowledge of the area. Stuart leads our team of Negotiators and in his best years has personally sold over 150 properties in a year, which is more than most Estate Agents offices sell in total! He lives close by in Milford on Sea and has two daughters.


Negotiators: Our main Selling Negotiators are Simon Gordelier (28) and Scott Elkins (42) who both take huge pride in giving our Vendor Clients and all Buyers the very highest level of service, ultimately trying to match as many of them together as possible! Technology and the Internet has changed Estate Agency massively over the years, however, we still believe that 'people buy from people' and Simon and Scott follow this traditional philosophy and are always available with their cars to spend time with prospects, showing them around our area and any suitable properties. They can also help give advice on Schools, Shops and amenities etc.


Administration Department: John McQuade (Partner), Julie Reynolds and Jo Evemy ensure the smooth running of the admin' side of Pettengells.


Part-time Team Members: We have several part-time chaps and ladies who ably assist us at weekends and busier periods.


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