Call on 01271 525 526 or Freephone 0800 880 6024
Your local firm of Chartered Surveyors covering Simonsbath, led by Lee Gallon MRICS. Lee is a fully qualified Building Surveyor and Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, with a wealth of knowledge of Simonsbath and the surrounding area. Lee carries out all survey types of property and has extensive local experience of pre-purchase building surveys and house purchase surveys.
Your local Surveyor in Simonsbath:
Lee will provide you with no obligation initial property advice. If you're too far away to make viewing or properties practical, Lee can carry out a 'Viewing Inspection' on your behalf and provide you with a comprehensive bank of photos and short report to ensure you make the right choice.
Simonsbath Surveyors and Exmoor Surveyors are trading names of Right Surveyors South West Ltd and regulated firms of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
Simonsbath House was built in 1654 by James Boevey. He was the warden of the Royal Forest of Exmoor and, reputedly, for 150 years his house was the only house not only in Simonsbath, but Exmoor Forest too. The Grade II listed building is now the Simonsbath House Hotel.
The majority of the houses, St Luke’s Church, and the now restored Victorian watermill were built in the 19th Century to create the small hamlet of Simonsbath. Simonsbath is the largest yet most sparsely populated civil parish on Exmoor and had a population of just 156 in the 2011 Census.
In 1818, the son of a wealthy iron master, John Knight, purchased the 10,262 acre Simonsbath Farm in part of the Royal Forest of Exmoor for £50,000. He purchased further land and tithes, eventually converting his property into decent agricultural land to feed the nation and was responsible for building the majority of large farms. He built 22 miles of metalled roads to connect Simonsbath to Devon and further afield.
The Fortescue family, which still lives at Castle Hill, later purchased the Simonsbath estate, although many of the houses, cottages and farms on Exmoor and the towns of Kentisbury and Challacombe have since been sold to cover death duties.
Property Surveys and Services Carried out by Simonsbath Surveyors
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- House Purchase Survey
- Onsite Acquisition Report
- Building Insurance Valuations
- Property Surveys
- Major Defects Reports
- Building Survey
- Condition Reports
- Party Wall Act: Advice, Notices and Awards
- Pre-Purchase Survey Report
- Commercial Property Surveys
- Expert Witness Reports
- RICS Full Building Surveys
- Acquisition Advice
- Schedule of Condition
- Structural Surveys
- Building Reinstatement Valuations
- Single Fault Assessment
- RICS Home Buyer Survey
- Major Elements Surveys