About Us

Hunter French was founded in 2005 by Stephen Hunter and Karen Dumine.

With a real passion for people and property, we have been selling houses in cities, towns and villages across Somerset, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire since 2005 with strategically placed branches in Bath, Corsham, Devizes, Frome, Tetbury, Bruton and most recently Wincanton. Stephen Hunter in Bath, Karen Dumine in Bruton and Wincanton, Billy Olley in Frome, Sam Kidner in Tetbury, John Robinson in Devizes and Jacob Heatley – Adams in Corsham are committed to simplifying the process of buying and selling houses – ensuring a seamless experience across the business – traditional values, face to face in prime locations.

Bath Team

Stephen Hunter

Director

Stephen has extensive experience in selling property across Somerset, Wiltshire and South Gloucestershire. As one of the founding directors of Hunter French, he thrives on keeping our clients and team happy.

Out of work Stephen is kept busy with two young sons and is a real family man. When he gets the chance, you will find him sat by a river with a fishing rod, or walking the family (and office) dog Bernie.

Polly Evans

Senior Sales Negotiator

Polly is a passionate and personable Negotiator. She has always lived in Bath, and her knowledge and love of the City shine through. As a mother of 3 young children she is extremely organised and used to multitasking.

Outside of work she spends her time with her family enjoying the beautiful City surrounds, she also indulges in a daily battle with her never ending laundry pile!

Jake Newland

Negotiator

Jake grew up in Bath and has extensive knowledge of the local area, he lives in Box and went to school in Corsham where he studied photography and art. His background is in advertising and media sales and he has also worked in the charity sector. Jake is a friendly character and will carefully listen to what you’re looking for. In his spare time he can be found on his motorcycle or in one of Bath’s foodie venues!

Jake Brooks

Sales Negotiator

Jake has a strong sales background and sensible head on his shoulders. He grew up in Bath so is a real advocate of the local area.

In his spare time he enjoys spending as much time outdoors in the countryside as possible, and also plays football for a local 5-aside team.

Corsham Team

Jacob Heatley-Adams

Director

Jacob opened the Corsham office in August of 2007, having worked previously for a corporate agent. Jacob is passionate about providing a personal service, and his immense property knowledge makes him the best port of call for advice.

Whether it’s an evening spent at home, a weekend on the coast, or an adventure to an exciting new destination, Jacob loves spending time with his wife and two young children.

Daniel Jones

Director

As a local agent who has spent the last 13 years in the property industry, Dan has accrued a wealth of knowledge and experience that now proves an invaluable service to clients. Offering a considered approach partnered with an in-depth knowledge of property and the technicalities of the sales process, Dan provides the dynamic and tailored service needed to deal with a range of different residential property, farm and land sales. Having sold properties in some of the most prestigious addresses in the area, Dan enjoys the day-to-day of looking after the office and listing properties in this historic town that he loves to serve!

In the moments away from work, Dan enjoys playing competitive football and exploring the countryside, both of which are often rounded off with a lovely pub lunch!

Simon Chun

Senior Sales Negotiator

Simon began his career with Hunter French in Bath before moving to our Corsham office in 2017. He has a welcoming and an approachable character, meeting clients and finding them their dream home is a particular highlight of his.

In his spare time, Simon is a keen skier and cyclist and he can also be found exploring Corsham countryside on dog walks.

Alongside working with Hunter French, Simon is also a Retained Firefighter at Corsham Fire Station.

Sam Long

Sales Negotiator

A youthful and vibrant addition to the Hunter French team, Sam grew up in the neighbouring town of Bradford on Avon since graduating from school, and is sure now keen to pursue a successful career in the industry he loves! With a warm and friendly demeanour, Sam takes pride in agreeing sales and seeing the transactions through to completion, ensuring that all parties are frequently updated and looked after with great care.

When Sam isn’t on the phone talking property, he can be found climbing boulders and rock walls, often followed by a rewarding pint in the local!

Robert Morgan

Sales Negotiator

Rob brings an encyclopaedia of agency knowledge to the team, with an impressive history within the industry spanning several decades. As a previous owner of his own agency, Rob now enjoys all the benefits of a more rural life here in Wiltshire. His pleasant, approachable, and calm demeanour partnered with a continued and genuine interest in helping Vendors and purchasers move, makes Rob a hugely valued member of our team. Rob regularly books and conducts viewings and handles offers and feedback to clients with care and sound advice. Moreover, he is definitely a front-runner for ‘best dressed estate agent of the year’!

Oliver Tozer

Mortgage Broker

Oliver has been an Advisor at FX Mortgages since 2017 and prior to this, he spent ten years in estate agency, working for two reputable firms in Wiltshire and Bath. As a result he has gained invaluable knowledge of the surrounding towns and villages and is able to use this to guide you through the entire process. FX Mortgages have access to a comprehensive range of mortgage providers and are able to carry out appointments either in person or over the telephone at a time to suit you.

Devizes Team

John Robinson

Director

John started his career as a Saturday negotiator with an estate agent in Kent over thirty years ago and he has not looked back since. He now has vast experience of selling property in Devizes and the surrounding villages. John lives locally in Devizes.

Away from work John can be found playing many varied characters in the Potterne village panto (he’s behind you!!!) or spending time with his two children, and young grandson.

Claire Buckberry

Sales Manager

Claire came to work for Hunter French after popping in to buy a house, it must have been fate. She started work in August 2013 as a Sales Negotiator and after taking to it like a duck to water quickly progressed to Senior Sales Negotiator in March 2015, and then Sales Manager in April 2016, and has fully embraced each role. Claire can be found chatting with Buyers, sellers, solicitors and everyone in between keeping your sale on track.

When not at work Claire can mostly be found in a local DIY store or working on making her new house a home. She also enjoys travelling and always makes time for a trip to the mountains with her board.

Tom York

Assistant Manager

Tom has been with Hunter French since September 2014 and began work as an apprentice, working towards his NVQ level 2 qualification in the sale of residential property. Tom particularly enjoys attending viewings, tying up sales and seeing them through to completion.

At the weekends you will either find Tom relaxing next to a fishing lake or having a night out in Bath with his friends.

Ryan Toy

Sales Negotiator

Ryan joined Hunter French in June 2018 through the apprenticeship scheme to complete and work towards his NVQ in Estate Agency. He has fitted into the team really well and is enjoying meeting and building relationship with both new and existing clients.

Out of the office you will find Ryan enjoying watching the football or having a great time with friends.

Frome Team

Jane McEwan

Senior Sales Negotiator

Jane graduated from Central Saint Martins School of Art with a degree in jewellery design and silversmithing. She continued to live and work in London before moving to Frome with her husband and young family. As the daughter of an architect, she has always had a keen interest in property and is inspired by living and working in this historic market town. Jane has been working for the Frome branch of Hunter French since January 2014.

Hannah Bird

Office Manager

Hannah grew up in Devizes and joined Hunter French Bath in May 2012. She began working in our Frome office in 2018 and loves all the shops and café’s on Catherine Hill. Away from work life she is currently enjoying gardening, decorating her house with her husband and making sure their Cockapoo puppy doesn’t get into mischief.

Kayleigh Bull

Sales Negotiator

Kayleigh grew up in Frome, and studied law at Portsmouth university, having finished her degree she is now enjoying living back in the countryside and has recently brought her first home. Her father works within property, so she has always had an insight into the property world. She is enjoying decorating her first home she has recently purchased with her boyfriend.

Lily Done

Junior Negotiator

Growing up between Bath and Frome, Lily has over last 15 years, seen the transformation of Frome into the creative and friendly place it now is. Her creative streak honed in art and design education will see the potential in most things; not just property but fabric, antiques and the people she meets. In the short time Lily has been with Hunter French, her joy in matching people to the right property has made her a vital member of the team.

Tetbury Team

Sam Kidner

Director

Sam is a true Cotswolds local, growing up on a farm on the Gloucestershire/Wiltshire borders. He initially started with Hunter French in 2010 at the Bath office where he spent just under 8 years, progressing to Sales Manager. More recently he has worked for a larger country agency in Cirencester but in June 2018, was extremely excited to be back to his roots as the most recent Director, opening the Tetbury office. Sam thoroughly enjoys building professional, yet friendly relationships with both vendors and purchasers.

Julia Chappell

Associate

With a background in sales and marketing, Julia has been an estate agent in the Cotswolds since 2015. Living close to Tetbury she has an extensive knowledge of the area and has dealt with a wide range of properties across the region. Her aim is to make buying and selling an enjoyable experience whilst offering a friendly and professional approach.

When not at work Julia loves cooking for her family and friends, going on bike rides, and walking her dachshund Monty in the beautiful surrounding countryside.

Jamie Kisielewski

Senior Negotiator

Jamie started his Estate Agency career at Hunter French in Bath as an apprentice. After a small break working and travelling Australia and New Zealand, he has now been working in the Tetbury office since 2020. He has over 5 years’ experience within the industry and a great knowledge of the South Cotswolds.

As part of his position as Senior Negotiator, Jamie carries out all aspects of the job including market appraisals, viewings and sales progression, meaning he can assist with all aspects of from start to finish. He enjoys seeing the fantastic range of properties across the Cotswolds and helping clients both move in and around the area.

Away from Estate Agency, Jamie is a keen cricketer for a local team and likes to play golf at the many highly regarded golf courses in the area.

Rachel Bedford

Negotiator

Rachel has a wealth of experience from working for large Global Organisations to small family businesses over the past 25 years. She prides herself on great communication/organisational skills and enjoys working in a team environment. Rachel relocated from Surrey 10 years ago and loves living in Wiltshire. She has gained a lot of knowledge of the local towns and surrounding areas. Her passions are travel, gardening and spending time with her son.

Ruby Davies

Apprentice Negotiator

Ruby joined the Tetbury team in September 2023, as an apprentice studying via Weston College. She is eager to learn and expand her knowledge within the industry and follow in her family’s passion for property. Ruby brings a great level of customer service skills to the team after several previous years working in hospitality, alongside completing her Business Diploma qualification at Cirencester College.

When Ruby isn’t in the office she loves to bake for her family and to socialise with her friends.

Hamish

Hamish joined the office in January 2021 and is in charge of keeping all our lovely customers happy. He can be found front of house most days ensuring the window displays look fresh.

Away from the office he enjoys lots of walks and lazy Sunday afternoons.