Meet the Team

James Taton

Managing Director

James is the founding member of the firm and is a highly experienced estate agent having started his career back in 2001. He has lived locally for his whole life and has an in-depth knowledge of the area and the local community.

James set up Hamlet in Wincanton in 2010 and is responsible for the day to day running, overall direction, business development and management of the company.

James lives with his wife Phillippa and three daughters Tilly, Florence and Kitty. In his spare time he enjoys cycling and competing in triathlons, he also participates in long distance obstacle course events.

Lisa West

Lettings Manager

Lisa joined Hamlet in February 2015 after freelancing at Hambledon Estate Agents in Gillingham since 2013 with the sales and lettings teams.

Her sales and customer care expertise have been developed through a career in the recruitment and employee assistance industries for 15 years and she is also a freelance photographer.

Lisa also grew up in the local area, leaving to study and work in Buckinghamshire, but returned in 2009.

Lisa spends her spare time with her three children and retired greyhound and trains and competes in Tae Kwon-do – she is a black belt and assistant instructor.

Sandra Hoare

Lettings Manager

Sandra joined Hamlet in November 2016. She is also born and bred in the area, having always lived and worked here, strengthening our local knowledge and experience.

Sandra worked with James previously at another local estate agency where she gained eight years experience between 2000 and 2008, before moving to Blackmore Vale Lettings. In 2010 they opened an office in Bruton, Somerset Lettings, which Sandra managed for six years until James bought the business in 2016 and she came to join our team.
Her family commitments means she is always kept busy but she does find time to spend with Sid her Jack Russell.

Jacquelyn Hoad

Lettings Negotiator

Jacquelyn joined Hamlet in September 2018 as a Trainee and has been based in the Wincanton office as a Lettings Negotiator ever since.

She has added valuable experience to our team, mainly gained in the retail industry over 5 years as a Customer Service Manager. She has always lived locally in the South West and moved from Wiltshire to Wincanton in 2012 to live with her partner Tom.

Jacquelyn spends her free time with her friends and family, she enjoys spending time outdoors, playing rugby and regularly competes in Flyball competitions with her border collie.

About Us

As your chosen agent we will work in your best interests to assist you in managing your rental portfolio, whether it is one or multiple properties.

We are small but hugely experienced team of ‘locally grown’ people, who know and love the area and between us, we have over 40 years’ experience in the industry making us authentic specialists in what we do. We work hard to manage your property effectively and keep you regularly informed about changing housing legislation – our Tenancy Agreements are regularly updated to encompass current practices and procedures. We offer a range of services including a full lettings and management service, giving you peace of mind and reassurance that your property is managed by committed and knowledgeable letting professionals.

As a prospective tenant, whatever your requirements, we are confident of being able to meet your aspirations. With extensive local knowledge, our staff are perfectly placed to help you find the rental property for you.

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