Established in 2013, Red Deer country combine the very best technology and software with traditional values and genuine local knowledge. The internet has revolutionised the way estate agents work and has led to the establishment of many online agents – an undoubted cost saving but often operating from far flung corners of the country they lack any local knowledge or personal touch. Red Deer Country cover the whole of West Somerset but, unlike many traditional agents, we have just one central office meaning we can keep our overheads down and our fees reasonable.

A New Approach

The internet has revolutionised the way we buy and sell our homes with 90% of us using it as a first port of call. This has lead to the establishment of many online agencies – an undoubted cost saving alternative to the ‘high street’ agency with high running costs – but local knowledge and the personal touch is lacking – often operating from far flung corners of the country.

Local personal property agents

Red Deer country’s Personal Agents ensure our services are highly professional, and as a committed team, they are serious in the business of selling and letting property – working with you and for you to get results.

Our Personal Agents provide that extra service which standard online estate agencies do not offer. Whilst we provide highly effective online property marketing services, appointing a local Personal Agent to each of our clients ensures your property journey is a smooth experience, with that personal contact to support you along the way.

Our Philosophy

simple – as our valued client, it is for you to select the service that suits your individual needs and budget.

Our Personal Agents

  • Are local to your property, with local knowledge of the West Somerset Red Deer country area (unlike online agencies).
  • Have valuation expertise in your geographical area (so your property is not undervalued).
  • Will visit you in your property (no need to come into an office).
  • Are available at times and on days convenient to you (including outside of office hours and at weekends).
  • Are qualified and experienced (you will not liaise with an administrator whom you have never met or who has never seen your property).

To get in contact with a Red Deer country Personal Agent, please get in touch.

Penrith Estate Agents

Our Offices

  • Registered Office:
    3 Fore Street, Williton Taunton Somerset TA4 4PX
  • Sales: 01984 631153
  • Letting: 01984 634579
  • Mon - Fri: 9am - 5:30pm

Meet the team

Zoe McCanlis – <i>Director</i>

Zoe McCanlis – Director

Zoe joined Red Deer Country in 2014 after travelling the world and went on to become Senior Sales Negotiator and Valuer before becoming Director in 2021. Zoe has particular interest and expertise in farms, equestrian and rural properties. Having lived in the area her whole life, she enjoys all country pursuits, skiing, tennis and eventing her 3 horses.

Contact Details
Phone: 01984 631153

Elizabeth Pavey – <i>Director</i>

Elizabeth Pavey – Director

Liz joined the team in 2019 as Lettings Negotiator before coming Director in 2021. Having previously run her family’s property development and rental portfolio, she has extensive knowledge of the property management sector. A stickler for detail, Liz takes great pride in keeping our 150 managed and tenant find rental properties in order. Outside of work Liz enjoys spending time with friends and family, horse riding, trips to Cornwall and doting on her 2 Cats.

Contact Details
Phone: 01984 634579

Geoff Metcalf – <i>Consultant</i>

Geoff Metcalf – Consultant

Geoff started his career as a Chartered Accountant but has since had a wide ranging career including roles as Chief Executive of a Quoted Company and as property and investment advisor to the Ruler of Dubai. A long term involvement in property management led in 2013 to the decision to set up Red Deer Country with Ray Laflin to provide a new and innovative approach to sales agency. Since handing the reins to Zoe & Liz in 2021, Geoff has remained heavily involved in the day to day running of the business and is still on hand to offer advice with his extensive and impressive knowledge of the property industry. He is cricket mad and likely to ask you to join Crowcombe Cricket Club!

Contact Details
Phone: 01984 634579

Ray Laflin – <i>Consultant Residential and Commercial Valuations</i>

Ray Laflin – Consultant Residential and Commercial Valuations

Ray is an experienced surveyor having been a fellow of the R.I.C.S for more than 35 years. He has worked throughout his career in the property profession in London, Australia and around the UK. He considers himself a ‘people person’ and particularly enjoys valuing country and village properties. During leisure time Ray’s interests include all kinds of sport, (especially tennis, golf and cricket), Ordnance Survey maps, hill walking and world travel.

Contact Details
Phone: 01984 631153

Jane Chipp – <i>Lettings Manager</i>

Jane Chipp – Lettings Manager

Jane joined Red Deer as Lettings Manager in 2017. Jane has worked in the rented housing sector for over 25 years and is a full member of the Chartered Institute of Housing and ARLA. She enjoys the on-going relationships that develop with both the landlords and tenants of rental properties. Spare time is taken up with mixed media art, a recently found love of sailing and with her teenage children’s many sporting events.

Contact Details
Phone: 01984 634579

Lynne Curtis - <i>Lettings Negotiator</i>

Lynne Curtis - Lettings Negotiator

Contact Details
Phone: 01984 631153

Mark Brown - <i>Weekend Viewings Assistant</i>

Mark Brown - Weekend Viewings Assistant

Contact Details
Phone: 01984 631153

Talk to us today and start your property journey properly.

Happy Customers...

  • “I highly recommend Red Deer Country Estate Agents. I found them to be very professional yet approachable. I would like to thank Zoe in particular for her help and her patience in what turned out to be a longer than expected purchase of my lovely cottage.”

     Diane Bertolatti

  • “Red Deer Country has been excellent; especially Zoe who produced a lovely brochure of the property gave helpful advice and went over and above what was expected to help secure the sale. I would highly recommend this estate agent for their professional, efficient yet friendly approach – the whole team was always helpful. Red Deer are also very competitively priced.”

     Julia Johnstone

  • “When we decided to let our flat, Red Deer were not only knowledgeable but also extremly helpful and flexible. It was their flexibility and willingness to help us in the way we wanted to be helped, that made the whole experience effective and relaxing. With the formalities all dealt with professionally, it gave us and the tenant a firm foundation to build a trusting relationship.”

     Duncan McCanlis

  • “We were very impressed by Red Deer Estate Agents in Williton. Zoe, a Managing Director, made us feel that she was on top of the situation at every turn. Other staff were also really helpful. I can thoroughly recommend this agent who dealt with both our sale and purchase in a very professional manner.”

     Robin Nuttall

  • “Ups and Downs initially, probably the best locally compared to Willkie, GTH, F&S, Webbers. Zoe went above and beyond to help issues with the purchase benefiting both vendor/myself to successfully complete where there were issues with certificates and indemnity insurances wouldn’t work due to renovation. Great experience.”

     Chris S

  • “I engaged with Red Deer to sell my property in April of this year, they were fantastic in advising me how to prepare the property for sale, arranging viewings and setting the price. We completed by the 30th June, Ray and Zoe were on hand throughout to assist and also communicate with the buyer, I was very happy with the service I received and would recommend their service to anyone looking to sell their property.”

     Adrian Fawden

  • “This company has without doubt saved my sanity. Our property was placed on the market at a very reasonable price for a quick sale with another agents March 2020. Red Deer came along in September asked if they could help and sold it by today, but did get 2 other buyers between then and now, who messed them about somewhat and today we completed 3rd time lucky. Nothing was too much trouble for them, they were all very efficient, especially Zoe, who had most of the dealings with us, but also the other staff who leaped into the breach whilst Zoe was on holiday this week. Great company, can’t think of anything “bad” to say at all.”

     Patricia Ward

  • “Excellent customer service, go out of their way to show around prospective buyers.”

     Helen Rollason

  • “Very very impressed with this company. After trying to sell our property with another agent for 7 months decided to try Red Deer without any expectations. They were excellent. Came out. Gave us a detailed assessment of our property made some suggestions and then sold it within 3 weeks.”

     Clotted Cream Furniture

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