The Team

A business is only as good as the people who work there. We are enormously proud of our mutual respect for one another and for the consistency of our ethos across each department. We are collaborative and all work with one objective, to be the very best at what we do so that our clients interests are served in the most professional and beneficial way possible.

Sue Crossley, BSc, MRICS, FARLA, Founder Partner

Sue Crossley, BSc, MRICS, FARLA, Founder Partner

My husband and I founded the business in 1997. I am a qualified Chartered Surveyor specialising in Land Agency and in particular farming and equestrian property. I also oversee the residential lettings and property management side of the business. We farm ourselves and have done so in Hambledon for many years. We have 4 children.

Tel: 02392 632275

Mob: 07770 817898

Email: sue@countryhousecompany.co.uk

Robert Crossley, Bsc, Co-founder, Partner

Robert Crossley, Bsc, Co-founder, Partner

A mutual interest for property and business led to Sue and I establishing The Country House Company in 1997. Since then I have enjoyed the combination of business, family life and running our farm in Hambledon.

Tel: 02392 632275

Email: robert@countryhousecompany.co.uk

Marishelle Butler, MARLA, Head of Marketing and Property Management

Marishelle Butler, MARLA, Head of Marketing and Property Management

I have been working in marketing and PR in Hampshire and nationally for the past 25 years and have been with The Country House Company since September 2010. I have extensive experience of property marketing and management and regard the property industry and Hampshire as ‘home’ in every way!

Tel: 02392 633025

Mob: 07979 908190

Email: marishelle@countryhousecompany.co.uk

Kate Morton, MARLA, Head of Lettings

Kate Morton, MARLA, Head of Lettings

I have always lived in the Winchester area so was delighted to come back and work here after studying at Harper Adams University; I have been with The Country House Company since January 2012 working in the lettings department.

Tel: 02392 632275

Mob: 07884 494422

Email: kate@countryhousecompany.co.uk

Kate Porter, Head of Sales

Kate Porter, Head of Sales

Following a career in Public Relations and publishing in London and  break for family,  I began working in the property industry over 17 years ago and have ever since specialised in the sale of rural, village and country houses throughout the South of England. Having recently joined The Country House Company as Head of Sales I look forward to working alongside this highly experienced team who have decades of experience within the industry.

Tel: 02392 632275

Mob: 07741 909898

Email: katep@countryhousecompany.co.uk

Claudia Hunt

Claudia Hunt

After working in a private bank in London for 8 years, we moved out for the rural dream and have never looked back! I live on the Hampshire / West Sussex border and have been with The Country House Company since 2008.

Tel: 02392 632275

Mob: 07790 574766

Email: claudia@countryhousecompany.co.uk

Katie Denton

Katie Denton

Having lived in Petersfield for over 18 years and run a family home, I was delighted to join The Country House Company in June 2014 and put my skills to good use managing a variety of houses large and small, new and old across the area!

Tel: 02392 632275

Email: katie@countryhousecompany.co.uk

Pru Bell-Davies

Pru Bell-Davies

Having worked as a project designer for several Architectural practices in London and Scotland, I then had a family career break, living in the USA and Italy before returning to make our home in rural Hampshire. I have been working at The Country House Company since August 2014.

Tel: 02392 632275

Email: pru@countryhousecompany.co.uk

Louise Bailey, Lettings Negotiator

Louise Bailey, Lettings Negotiator

Having worked in banking for number of years and then for a property search company in London, I am delighted to have joined the lettings department of The Country House Company in early 2019.

We moved to the Meon Valley, Hampshire in 2010, having returned to the village where numerous generations of my husband’s family have lived.

Tel: 02392 632275

Email: louise@countryhousecompany.co.uk

Alastair Forrest, ACF, BSc, ACMA, Accountant

Alastair Forrest, ACF, BSc, ACMA, Accountant

After graduating in Southampton I decided to stay in the area and qualified as an accountant whilst gaining experience in various businesses. After 25 years in the office products industry, with the family grown up, it was time for a change and I am thoroughly enjoying the new challenge and environment of working for The Country House Company.

Tel: 02392 632275

Email: alastair@countryhousecompany.co.uk

Gemma Bailey Office assistant

Gemma Bailey Office assistant

I joined the team in summer 2019 initially on a short term contract to gain experience in property and enjoyed life at The Country House Company and sales and lettings in general so much that I am now a full time member of the team. I have lived in the Meon Valley all my life and am thrilled to be working in a area I love.

Tel: 02392 632275

Email: gemma@countryhousecompany.co.uk

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Testimonials

The Country House Company worked incredibly hard to secure us our dream house in Hambledon and we could not be more grateful. Kate was incredibly knowledgeable and open about the house and its history, the local area and the market. We were kept in the loop on communications with the vendor, we never needed to chase and felt that whilst the vendors wishes were communicated and respected our cause was similarly championed which ultimately resulted the best outcome for all. If and when we choose to sell our home, we won’t be going anywhere else. Our experience demonstrates that getting the right team on the case makes all the difference. Thank you Kate and the team at The Country House Company!

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