Hydegate Estates is today, possibly, the best known independent residential letting agent in the area. The company is owned and run by Paul & Marie Barrett, who are both professionally qualified and have many years experience dealing with all aspects of the residential property market. From our offices in Amersham on the Hill and Prestwood, Great Missenden, we have an enthusiastic and dedicated team whose mission is to offer a professional and comprehensive lettings and management service.
We opened our first Great Missenden office in January 1986, dealing in land acquisition and development. Early projects at Hydegate Estates included the conversion of residential houses in to flats, land and property acquisitions resulting in planning permission. With a supply of new houses to sell Hydegate Estates opened the Estate Agency in 1987. In 1990 Marie Barrett joined the firm bringing with her many years of experience in residential property management.
Following the change in legislation in 1988 regarding residential lettings and the downturn in the sales market in the early 90â€™s Paul & Marie saw an opening in the market. They developed contacts with relocation agents and the military and actively promoted lettings. Starting with just a few houses their management portfolio quickly grew from forty to sixty and then to eighty and onwards. When N.A.T.O arrived in Naphill Paul & Marie actively sought additional property to meet the demand , frequently taking on two or three houses a day. Hydegate worked with Canadian & American officers and Dutch and Danish Embassies.