Up close and personal...Meet our team in Monmouth

Located just a stone’s throw from the historic Monnow Bridge, our team in the bustling market town of Monmouth are brimming with experience and knowledge of the local property market. But what gave them their passion for property? We get to know Craig and his team, as ‘Meet the Team’ heads to Monmouth.

 

Name: Craig Wellings

Occupation: Branch Manager

Specialist Subject: Property in Monmouth

 

What do you love most about Monmouth?  The character and charm of the town with its historic architecture and meandering walkways off the high street.

What got you into property?  I’ve always had a real passion for property, having bought my first house when I was 21 – I love helping both buyers and sellers alike to achieve their dream moves.

What is the advantage of using Bidmead Cook?  The friendly, knowledgeable, and professional staff who assist all of our clients from listing through to sale and throughout the entire aftersales process.

What’s your favourite property TV programme? Homes Under the Hammer – I love seeing the transformation of properties from before to after, and particularly when Bidmead Cook staff members are on the show!

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?  Perth, Western Australia – I love hot weather and cricket, although I didn’t enjoy the recent Ashes Test Series so much.

What snacks do you keep in your desk drawer? None! I don’t eat breakfast or lunch, but I do sometimes indulge in a small sandwich for an evening meal.

What is your second love, next to property of course? Sport – I will watch ANY sport on television, which delights the current Mrs Wellings no end.

 

Name: Clare Livingston

Occupation: Sales Negotiator

Specialist Subject: Property in Monmouth

 

What do you love most about Monmouth?  Cobbled Church Street, the Savoy Theatre, funky independent shops and beautiful countryside.

What got you into property? I was spending so much of my spare time on Rightmove it made sense to make it a career. 

What is the advantage of using Bidmead Cook?  There are many, but I think the most important is the high level of professionalism and customer service.

What’s your favourite property TV programme? Location, Location, Location.

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? Italy.

What snacks do you keep in your desk drawer? Water crackers.

What is your second love, next to property of course? Sitting in front of a roaring fire with a book, a glass of red wine, and a cat asleep on my lap.

 

Name: Andrew Brickel

Occupation: Lettings Negotiator

Specialist Subject: Property in Monmouth

 

What do you love most about Monmouth?  Walking on the Kymin Hill and the surrounding countryside.

What got you into property? I renovated a property with my father when I was younger.

What is the advantage of using Bidmead Cook?  The friendly approachable staff, who know the local market inside out.

What’s your favourite property TV programme? Homes Under the Hammer

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? Pembrokeshire, South Wales.

What snacks do you keep in your desk drawer? Mentos.

What is your second love, next to property of course? My partner and two daughters.

 

Name: Coleen Sadler

Occupation: Part-time Sales Negotiator

Specialist Subject: Property in Monmouth

 

What do you love most about Monmouth? I love that Monmouth is full of history. Whoever said that there’s no future in history was wrong… with Monmouthpedia, Monmouth was the world's first Wikipedia town.

What got you into property? I took a home staging course and used to stage homes for sale.  I’ve always liked looking in other people’s homes and now being an estate agent lets me do just that.

What is the advantage of using Bidmead Cook?  According to Rightmove, Bidmead Cook sells houses faster than any other estate agent on the Monmouth high street. Oh, yeah, and the people who work here at Bidmead Cook are very knowledgeable, and pretty nice, too!

What’s your favourite property TV programme? House Doctor (not the one with Hugh Laurie).

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? Here (not here in the office… here in the area).

What snacks do you keep in your desk drawer? Marmite and some liquorice to dip… Mmmmmm tasty!!

What is your second love, next to property of course? Being outside… canoeing, gardening and hang gliding (but not all at the same time!).