Best country specialists: agents for prime rural property - Spear's Magazine

Best country specialists: agents for prime rural property

Best country specialists: agents for prime rural property

Welcome to the Spear’s ranking of the best country property specialists for HNW individuals. The list features our Top Ten, Top Recommended and Recommended agents

For high-net-worth individuals in search of prime property outside of the M25, it’s important to have an expert to source the best deals and protect your interests. That’s where these specialists step in.

An expert country adviser will not only negotiate the best possible price on your behalf, they will also ease the administrative aspects that can bog-down the deal making process.

A well-connected country adviser can also source properties that are not publicly listed for sale. The very best may even be able to acquire a property whose current owner has no pre-existing intention to sell, all while maintaining an appropriate level of discretion.

So, when it comes to those properties at the very top-end of the market, the right adviser is worth their weight in gold.

Spear’s publishes annual rankings of the top private client advisers and service-providers to HNWs. These are drawn up on the basis of peer nominations, client feedback, telephone and face-to-face interviews, data supplied by firms, as well as information gathered by the Spear’s editorial and research teams.

The country specialists featured in the 2021 edition of the Spear’s Property Advisers Index are included in the table below, along with their Spear’s ranking, ‘focus’, and, where possible, their self-reported career deals and average deal size.

Click on the individual names to be directed to more detailed profiles of each adviser on (The table is ordered by ranking and then alphabetically by surname.)


RankingNameFirm nameCareer deals (£) Average deal sizeFocus
Top TenJonathan BramwellThe Buying Solution£5-10 million2/3 hour radius of London
Top TenJonathan HaringtonHaringtonsHouses, farms and estates
Top TenPhiilip HarveyProperty VisionPrime property search
Top TenEd HeatonHeaton & PartnersLondon and country
Top TenCrispin HolborowSavillsTop-end country
Top TenTom HudsonMiddleton AdvisorsHouses and sporting estates
Top TenMark McAndrewStrutt & Parker£1 billion£5-50 millionEstates and farms
Top TenJess SimpsonJess Simpson Property SearchPrime country buying
Top TenRupert SweetingKnight FrankAgricultural estates
Top TenCharlie WellsPrime PurchaseHouses, farms and estates
Top RecommendedMatthew AllenFisher GermanSouth central
Top RecommendedStuart ColeKnight FrankNorth Surrey and East Berkshire
Top RecommendedPeter EdwardsKnight FrankCentral England
Top RecommendedAndrea HewittGarringtonSurrey
Top RecommendedClive HopkinsKnight FrankFarms and estates
Top RecommendedJonathan HopperGarringtonHigh-value properties
Top RecommendedTrevor KearneySavills£2.5 billion£7.5 millionSurrey, Berkshire and Sandbanks
Top RecommendedAlex LawsonSavills£10-20 millionPrime country properties
Top RecommendedJames MackenzieStrutt & ParkerCountry houses, waterside
Top RecommendedAndrew MacphersonCKDGrouse moors
RecommendedNigel BishopRecoco£3 millionThe South West
RecommendedAdam BuxtonBuxton PropertyOxfordshire and Gloucesrshire and the Cotswolds
RecommendedEd SugdenSavillsSouth of England

To explore all the Spear’s indices, and to use our find-an-adviser tool to identify the private client adviser who is right for your specific requirements, go to the Spear’s 500 website.

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The best providers of property investment, finance & private office services

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The best landed estate lawyers

The best providers of prime property management services