About Us

Chequers Estate Agents has been established since 1992 and is an independent company operating from double fronted premises situated just off The Square in Boutport Street Barnstaple.

The firm’s position right in the heart of the town means that your property will be on display in one of the busiest areas.

Our staff are trained and experienced and are pleased to deal with enquiries from both buyers and sellers.

To contact us please call 01271 379 314 or email enquiries@chequershomes.co.uk

Why choose Chequers?

Meat the Team

Richard Bushnell, Director

Richard has lived in beautiful North Devon for most of his life, having built a successful insurance brokerage and financial services business, Richard started developing property and buying into Chequers was the natural progression, having bought and sold many times over the years, he understands the stresses and strain of the house sale process and aims through Chequers to make the journey from valuation to completion as simple as possible. Out of work Richard is currently renovating a thatched farmhouse and has two teenage boys and enjoys cycling and rugby.

Claire Tythcott, Sales Manager

I joined Chequers in June 2021 after working for six years at an alternative agent in Barnstaple. I am very willing to learn new skills in order to continue to progress. I was delighted to join Chequers and help grow people’s futures. I am excited about the developments within the business and long term exciting plans ahead and look forward to helping the people of North Devon with all their property matters, and stages of their property journey and life.

I am a determined and motivated member of the team here in Barnstaple, looking to achieve the best in everything that I do as well as approaching tasks with a 100% work ethic.

Having lived in the area all of my life I have a wealth of knowledge of the County. I live on my parent’s dairy and sheep farm in the Devon rolling countryside and have had my own flock of rare breed sheep for many years. In my spare time, I am a very active member of the National Federation of Young Farmers.

Teresa Beakhouse, Office Administrator / Sales Negotiator

After completing an apprenticeship in a local estate agents and receiving her Btec in customer service, Teresa joined Chequers Estate Agents in 2012 as office administrator and soon become a valued member of the team. Now a hard working mum of three, Teresa thrives in being busy and is always happy to help with day to day enquiries and enjoys the process of putting properties onto the market and meeting new buyers

Kate Worner, Sales Negotiator

Kate has been working with Chequers since 2021, initially helping with all things admin, Kate now enjoys supporting the team in all departments, from viewings, negotiations, accounts and sales progressions – she particularly loves helping people to find the right properties to call home!

Living locally, with a family and crazy dog, Kate enjoys everything North Devon has to offer, especially a walk on Westward Ho! beach blowing the cobwebs away.

Toby Dowding , Senior Valuer / Negotiator

Toby has a wealth of estate agency experience and local knowledge spanning over 20 years, helping clients buy and sell a variety of properties, ranging from one bed apartments to multi-million-pound dream homes!

Toby’s attraction to joining Chequers Estate Agents, was the friendly, personal, and professional approach to helping clients, from the initial instruction right through to completion day!

Not only this, but also is excited about the developments within the business and long term plans ahead. He is confident it will become the leading estate agent within the local area.

Toby lives locally where his two children were raised and enjoys everything North Devon has to offer. This includes the gorgeous rolling countryside and pretty villages, stunning coastlines and fabulous beaches, where you will often see him walking his dog called Ash!