Wells: 01749 671172 | Chew Magna: 01275 333993 | Somerton: 01458 397000 | Auction Rooms: 01749 840770

Wells & Professional: 01749 671172
Chew Magna: 01275 333993
Somerton: 01458 397000
Auction Rooms: 01749 840770

“They were excellent and I wouldn’t hesitate in using Killens again!”

We’re experts in delivering innovative and professional property marketing and consultancy services. Our refreshing way of working has achieved results for individuals and organisations across the West Country.

At Killens, we all come to work every day because we want to make things happen. We want to help you to achieve your objectives. Whether selling or letting a property, seeking advice on a confusing professional matter or seeking to sell your antiques and collectables, we can help. We make a daunting experience straight-forward and our mission is to resolve issues affecting our clients and the wider community smoothly and to be a business where people truly matter.

You matter to us

We really do care and the key to impactful solutions and effective problem solving is for our innovative and pragmatic staff members to deeply invest in understanding your needs. The earlier we engage with you, the deeper our understanding will be of your objectives and what success is to you.

Our history

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A dedicated team

As a family business, we’re able to work fast and respond to our customers’ needs without anything getting in our way. We are nimble and focussed striving to deliver the best service, a service that is founded on traditional values but which embraces modern methods.


Tom from Killens Estate Agents

Tom established Killens in 2008 and was born and bred in Somerset. He has almost 30 years’ experience in providing property advice throughout the West Country. He is a graduate of Reading University and the Royal Agricultural College and specialises in the delivery of professional services as a land agent. He is also an auctioneer selling at the Killens Auction Rooms. In addition to having a growing family, Tom is involved in the local community supporting various charities.

TOM KILLEN BSc (Hons) MRICS FAAV
Partner/RICS Registered Valuer

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Sally from Killens Estate Agents

Sally is married to Tom and assist in overseeing the property agency. Sally comes from a farming family based just outside Frome and worked as a veterinary nurse prior to diverting her attention to estate agency some 20 years ago. She has extensive local knowledge and a detailed understanding of property issues.

SALLY KILLEN
Partner

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Milly from Killens Estate Agents

Milly manages the Chew Magna office assisted by Hannah Hurford. Having worked in the Southwest in both rural and City markets. Milly lives in the Chew Valley and has a vast knowledge of the local area. She prides herself on being friendly, personable and reliable.

Milly Hicks
Chew Magna – Branch Manager

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Hannah from Killens Estate Agents

Hannah has an eye for providing high levels of customer service and prides herself on going above and beyond. She grew up in Somerset and has a passion for country properties.

Hannah Hurford
Chew Magna - NEGOTIATOR

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Tayo from Killens Estate Agents

Having worked in estate agency for over 10 years enjoying a lengthy career in the sale and acquisition of residential property Tayo has developed an extensive knowledge of the industry. He has worked across the UK covering a broad spectrum of markets giving him an in-depth insight of a diverse portfolio. Tayo has an excellent reputation for providing outstanding customer service to his clients and has been shortlisted multiple times for the prestigious ‘Estate Agent of the Year Award’.

Tayo Harrington
Somerton – Branch Manager

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Tom from Killens Estate Agents

Tom was born and raised in Somerset, and still lives locally, gaining a wealth of local knowledge. He works alongside Tayo in the Somerton office. He has over 10 years of experience in customer service and staff management and will always go the extra mile to deliver the highest standard of service. He has a varied interest in all types of property and is currently in the process of renovating his own property.

Tom Drew
Somerton - Negotiator

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EmilyMelisa from Killens Estate Agents

Melisa moved down from London with her family in 2009 and has raised her family in the village of Butleigh. Having worked within the estate agency industry for the past 4 years Melisa has a wide range of knowledge.

Melisa Abel
Somerton - Negotiator

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Robert from Killens Estate Agents

Rob has worked in estate agency across Somerset for many years and has a huge amount of experience and knowledge. His focus is firmly on ensuring that agreed sales and lettings proceed to a satisfactory conclusion.

Robert Mitchell
Wells – Branch Manager

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Tina from Killens Estate Agents

Tina is well known in the local area having worked in estate agency for many years specialising in larger and rural properties. She lives just outside Glastonbury and is renowned for her attention to detail and commitment to customers.

Tina Chance
Wells – Valuer/Negotiator

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Lisa from Killens Estate Agents

Tina is well known in the local area having worked in estate agency for many years specialising in larger and rural properties. She lives just outside Glastonbury and is renowned for her attention to detail and commitment to customers.

LISA ROGERS
Wells Office - Sales Negotiator

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Ellie from Killens Estate Agents

Ellie works alongside Tom Killen, assisting with the delivery of professional services. Ellie is a graduate of The University of St Andrews and Harper Adams University. With experience working for a national firm of surveyors, Ellie now undertakes a range of professional work. Yorkshire born and bred, Ellie relocated to Somerset and now lives on a local dairy farm.

Ellie White
Rural Surveyor

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Jackie  from Killens Estate Agents

Jackie leads on residential lettings for Killens and works across the West Country. Jackie has an in-depth knowledge of the legislation surrounding lettings and prides herself on ensuring all landlords and tenants are compliant with the law. She has a keen interest in property and enjoys helping our clients find the perfect tenants.

Jackie Cary
Chew Magna – Lettings & Administration

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Stephen from Killens Estate Agents

Stephen is senior valuer and an auctioneer here at Mendip Auction Rooms with over 20 years’ experience throughout the South West and London. Stephen covers all aspects of antiques valuations and undertakes contents probate valuation work. He is also a specialist in Jewellery and Silver and a Graduate Gemmologist with The Gemmological Institute of America, studying coloured stone identification in Bangkok and diamond grading in Carlsbad, California. He is also an eclectic collector of Silver, Japanese wood cut prints and 20th century wrist watches.

Stephen Ferguson
Auction Rooms Senior Fine Arts Valuer/Auctioneer

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Niall from Killens Estate Agents

Niall was the youngest person to become a fully qualified member of NAVA, aged 17. Following a three-year apprenticeship in Portsmouth, training as a general valuer, he moved from West Sussex in 2020 to become an Auctioneer and Valuer at the Mendip Auction Rooms. Niall specialises in Silver, 20th century British ceramics and metalware and collectables. Niall can be found most weekends on the golf course or watching Brighton & Hove Albion FC.

Niall Fry
Auction Rooms Fine Arts Valuer/Auctioneer

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Harriet from Killens Estate Agents

Harriet is one of our in-house valuers and works alongside Stephen and Niall. Harriet, having previously worked in the Birmingham Jewellery Quarter auction room, specialises in jewellery and watches. Harriet also specialises in toys, linen, and clothing and, out of work, collects rare and unique hand fans. Harriet plays rugby on the weekend for a local lady’s team.

Harriet Mustard
Auction Rooms – Fine Arts Cataloguer

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Louise from Killens Estate Agents

Louise has over twenty years’ experience of working for international auction rooms. She has carried out extensive valuations for many important museum and noble collections and has particular expertise in ceramics and glass. Since relocating to her hometown of Bath, Louise works as a consultant and cataloguer for the Mendips Auction Rooms.

Louise Phelps
Auction Rooms – Consultant Valuer

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Anna from Killens Estate Agents

Having trained as a fine artist, Anna worked for nearly twenty years in the Asian Art department of Kunsthaus Lempertz in Cologne and has extensive experience of all aspects of the auction business as well as a keen interest in Asian art. Anna continues to practice as a mixed media artist in her spare time and is an enthusiastic amateur gardener.

Anna Chiffers
Auction Rooms – Cataloguer/Publicity

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Nicky from Killens Estate Agents

Nicky oversees the day to day running of the Mendip Auction Room and ensures sales are produced to a high standard. Nicky is our problem solver and, since working here, has implemented an efficient way of working. Nicky is an integral part of the team and well thought of by all the team with her can-do attitude. 

Nicky Perold
Auction Rooms – Saleroom Manager

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Neil from Killens Estate Agents

Neil helps out in a variety of aspects of the saleroom, but predominantly oversees the photography of our sales. Along with photography, Neil is passionate about giving customers a positive experience and assisting in quick and effective turnarounds between sales. Before joining us at the Mendip Auction Rooms Neil previously worked in logistical roles along with freelancing as a photographer with various companies. Outside of work Neil's hobbies and interests include classic cars (he owns an '88 Porsche 944) and film photography with many hours spent printing in a darkroom.

Neil Sterry
Auction Rooms – Photographer

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Brian from Killens Estate Agents

Brian has a real interest in antiques and is very capable in overseeing the day-to-day management of the saleroom ensuring that items are properly accepted, laid out, presented, sold, and collected. He cares passionately about customer service and ensuring that a customer's experience of selling or buying is an enjoyable one.

Brian Lang
Auction Rooms – Saleroom Assistant

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Toby from Killens Estate Agents

Toby joined Killens in 2019 as an apprentice and has developed into a capable, enthusiastic, and conscientious member of the team who is able to assist in all aspects of the auction rooms.

Toby Dawkins
Auction Rooms – Saleroom Assistant

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Harriet from Killens Estate Agents

Harriet has a keen eye for detail, previously working in the creative industry. Harriet has always lived in Somerset and enjoys driving her vintage tractor when the weather allows. She is a member of a local carnival club where she undertakes much of the intricate painting and costume making and has a passion for singing. Harriet prides herself on delivering outstanding customer service and goes above and beyond to help clients and customers.

Harriet Brixey
Receptionist/Administration

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Alys from Killens Estate Agents

Alys is the Mendip Auction Rooms café manager. Providing homemade pastries, rolls, and cakes, Alys opens the café on viewing days and auction days. Alys is a wonderful member of the team and ensures everyone feels at home in the café whether a familiar face or a new customer.

Alys Williams
Auction Rooms – Catering

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Community Support

We love Somerset and the surrounding area and we want to help make sure it’s a place that thrives We believe that businesses have a responsibility to give back and we’re grateful to have opportunities to contribute toward the greater good in the communities where we live and work. We help support a range of organisations that make a difference.

Get In Touch

Chew Magna
(Sales & Lettings)


5 South Parade
Chew Magna
Bristol
BS40 8SH

01275 333993

chewmagna@killens.org.uk

Wells
(Sales & Lettings)


10 Sadler Street
Wells
Somerset
BA5 2SE

01749 671172

wells@killens.org.uk

Mendip Auction Rooms
(Auction Rooms & Professional Services)


Mendip Auction Rooms
Rookery Farm
Binegar
Somerset
BA3 4UL

01749 840770

Email us

Knightsbridge
(Sales)


45 Pont Street
London
SW1X 0BD

020 76299966

Somerton
(Sales & Lettings)


The Old Co-op
West Street
Somerton
Somerset
TA11 6NB

01458 397000

Email us

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