Mathew Wood

Mathew Wood

Managing Director

Mathew Wood has worked in estate agency for 25 years in and around South Somerset. Rising through the ranks of the country’s largest corporate agents and honing his craft enabled Mathew to develop the vision for Orchards Estates. As Managing Director, Mathew naturally spends time working on the business and “steering the ship”; he has an uncanny ability to pick up on the nuanced changes of Zeitgeist in the market. Mat’s skill at delivering tailored, on-the-spot training enables each member of the team to develop themselves and also his ability to digest extremely lengthy legal documents, distilling them down to crucial points benefits the team and clients alike. When Mat does get a day off, he likes to drive his VW Camper to a kite-surfing or surfing spot and play in the waves. He lives in Stoke sub Hamdon with his wife and an extremely angry rescue cat.

Thomas McDermott

Thomas McDermott

Director

Thomas McDermott has worked in estate agency for 15 years both at home and abroad. Knowing the European market made him the perfect director alongside Mathew to develop the Orchards Estates brand. Tom’s work ethic has driven the business forward in ways that couldn’t have been done without his unwavering dedication. Tom’s natural charm is a lesson all on its own and another source of inspiration to deliver information with an easy-going kindness. This has taught the team to provide service with a genuine smile and an empathy we often hear is lacking from other agents. Tom is a keen traveller and any time off is most often spent visiting friends and family all around the world. He lives in Norton sub Hamdon with his wife and rescue dogs, Lola and Mobi. 

Elle Wood

Elle Wood

Director

Elle Wood runs the company's marketing as well as sister business, Orchards Growth. This supports both local and national clients with their social media and delivering social media and sales training. Within Orchards Estates, her work supports the sales team to ensure sellers’ homes are sold quickly and for the best price. A previous history in health-related roles, she has an easy-going manner with all and loves the match-making element of house to buyer. She lives in Stoke sub Hamdon with her husband and adores scuba diving when she gets the chance.

Ayesha Hutton

Ayesha Hutton

Property Manager

Ayesha Hutton is the Property Manager at Orchards Estates, working with tenants, landlords and contractors to ensure an efficient lettings service is provided. Landlords’ properties are inspected regularly and thoroughly and any issues dealt with swiftly and at good value, thanks to her strong relationships with local contractors. Ayesha’s regular contact with tenants means that many properties have suitable tenants found before they ever make it online, reducing possible costs for the owners. Ayesha lives in East Stoke with her partner and sons, as well as a rescue bunny rabbit who has a penchant for wallpaper stripping.

Charlotte Turner

Charlotte Turner

Sales Negotiator

Charlotte has worked in sales her entire career, but always had a longing to be part of an estate agency due to her passion for property. Charlotte keeps in touch with all of our early birds to make sure that nobody misses out on new properties joining our listings, and maintains positive relationships with current and previous clients. She thoroughly enjoys taking clients to view potential new homes and loves their reaction when they find 'the one'.
Shopping, going to the gym and sunning herself on warm shores are some of her favorite past times, and when she isn't doing this, she can be found in her local pub catching up with friends. 

Jo Edon

Jo Edon

Administrator

Jo Edon is Orchards Estates’ Administrator and helps keep the paperwork and Sales Team in-line! Jo is efficient and great at helping sellers through the process of selling, from creating their listings to confirming completion. Her Italian heritage means she is an excellent cook and throws a fabulous party. She lives in Yeovil with her husband and two boys and a cuddly ginger tom cat. 

Adam Tanner

Adam Tanner

Lettings Manager

Adam is responsible for the marketing of our letting properties as well as promoting our high quality property management services to new landlords.

Adam has spent the majority of his career in estate agency, having been trained by one of the large corporates some 15 years ago and subsequently spending time in the independent sector. He understands the needs of both tenants and landlords alike and has a calm and friendly approach to ensure a satisfactory letting experience for all parties involved.

Most of our properties are let very quickly and Adam's attention to detail ensures that the best match of property, landlord and tenant is achieved.

Adam lives in West Lydford and in his spare time, when not attending to the needs of his two young sons, he enjoys a keen interest in all sports and has as many games of golf and cricket that time will allow.

David James

David James

Home Move Manager

David has nearly 20 years in the property industry working with clients on UK and International transactions, in both commercial and not for profit sectors.  Also, he is an experienced renovator and landlord who enjoys getting his hands dirty. 

As Home Move Manager, David puts all his skills to good use to help support people through the difficult third stage of the house moving process - the conveyacing. Acting as a go-between for buyers, sellers and recommended solicitors, he is able to act as a conduit for all parties and keep communication channels open and flowing.

David moved from south-west London 18 months ago to get away from city life and be closer to family. Now in East Lydford, David lives with his wife, daughter and two cats (who are relishing the opportunity to catch and bring home all sorts of new and interesting stuff!) The whole family are all enjoying more walking, cycling and their new, improved relationship with the great outdoors; it feels a bit like being a kid all over again, but without the neckerchief.

Tianna Amor

Tianna Amor

Apprentice Sales Negotiator

Tianna is embarking on her first role from college. Trained as a beautician, she has excellent people skills and just loves to help others. She's excited to launch into the property world and find out everything there is to know about one of the biggest parts of people's lives - their homes. A Somerset girl, she's got a strong local knowledge having lived in several different South Somerset towns and villages. She will be an excellent asset to the team.