About us

Country Homes by Hose Rhodes Dickson are dedicated to presenting a range of the finest properties on the Isle of Wight. With a passion for the unique, the luxurious and high end homes in idyllic and desirable locations, Country Homes will endeavour to maintain the high levels of service and quality marketing whether you are buying or selling your home.

Property registered with Country Homes within the Isle of Wight allows home buyers the variety that comes with an Island location. Perfect countryside dwellings, small villages and seaside coastal homes with outstanding views are just some of what the Isle of Wight has to offer.

Whilst this type of property can often speak for itself, it is important that the details and features of every single property are nurtured and presented in the best possible way to showcase them for both buyer and seller. Country Homes has built and maintained strong foundations over many years with experienced professional team members who are passionate about both people and property.

Country Homes use high quality photographs and promote the benefits of a home through featured brochures, web presence, sensible marketing materials and a good understanding of your requirements, the locale and the property in the area.

If you are buying, Country Homes team members will personally guide you round our fantastic existing list of properties, highlighting the benefits and features of each home and the surrounding area. Taking the time to find homes you will want to add to your ‘must see’ list and keeping you informed as new and exciting properties become available is an integral part of the service we offer.

If you are selling, Country Homes will ensure you are well informed of the marketing process and give you feedback on viewings of your property and how it is being sold. Communicating with you is essential to the successful sale of your home from start to finish.

Services

As an agent, Country Homes like to stand out with the level of service that we provide, Naturally we offer all the things you would expect from a property specialist. However, we like to think that we add the extra details you need during the buying and selling process.


We ensure all the viewings of properties are accompanied by one of the team. This ensures you can ask your questions at the time as they arise, and features of the property can be highlighted along with local knowledge of the area.


Our highly professional team members are passionate about unique property and the Island. They will help you make important choices and know our property register inside and out.


We produce high quality professional brochures and marketing materials for your property. First impressions count!


With offices in 7 prime locations covering the whole Island, we have a good client base already looking to buy property. We are committed to furthering our local knowledge and understanding of the community.


Every photograph we take is a professional image of a high standard, We know this is important and ensure we get the best shots.


Providing professional, detailed floor plans for all homes means buyers get a good understanding of the property before their initial viewing. We work with specialist floor plan applications to ensure accuray.


Energy Performance Certificates are an important part of the sales process, Our in-house team reduce any complications by taking care of this for you.

Drone Videos

There is no better way to fully sell the external view and setting of your property than with a drone video.
Talk to us today to find out what we can offer you.

 

The Team

Marcus Waldron Partner

Marcus has been at the forefront of Estate Agency for over 25 years and is one of the most experienced agents on the Island, having dealt with all types of property from apartments through to manor houses. He has extensive knowledge of the Island, having operated in the majority of towns and villages before opening his own business in the village of Bembridge in 1990, and subsequently expanding into Ryde. After running his business for five years Marcus became a partner within Hose Rhodes Dickson, and is now based in Newport from where he heads County Homes and covers the whole Island in conjunction with the other offices.


Originally from the Cotswolds, Marcus grew up within a farming environment whilst being educated on the Island at Bembridge School. His passion for the Island resulted in him remaining here and with his three daughters has enjoyed the wonderful lifestyle the Island affords. A keen sportsman with a passion for travelling, Marcus appreciate the wide variety of prestige homes across the Island and looks forward to helping prospective home buyers with their search for a new home.


Lisa Abbott BSc (Hons)
Sales Consultant

Lisa has worked at Hose Rhodes Dickson for over 8 years, gaining agency experience in our Shanklin and Newport sales offices and within our letting department before joining Country Homes approximately 6 years ago.


Lisa's established role within our dedicated Country Homes team is enhanced by her wealth of local knowledge, agency experience and enthusiastic attitude.


Lisa was born and attended school on the Island. She lives with her family on the South West coast of the Isle of Wight and enjoys the fantastic local beaches and beautiful countryside that village life offers.

Zadie Margham
Sales Consultant

Zadie started agency work 30 years ago, and had become the manager of an East Cowes Estate Agents office by the time she was 21. She later decided to leave the corporate agents to work within our independent agency at Hose Rhodes Dickson.


She has worked for Hose Rhodes Dickson for 20 years, full time for 7 years and then part time since having children. She has been part of Country Homes for 3 years, and enjoys working within this keen and dedicated team with properties throughout the Island. The uniqueness of the properties on offer make for one of the most interesting roles in her career so far.

Jasmin Corbet
Sales Consultant

Jasmin first started working in Estate Agency in 2014. She has worked in a variety of offices across the Island gaining experience in all aspects of agency work. Jasmin has been part of the successful Country Homes team for just over a year during which time she has built up a strong relationship with both past and present clients and fully understands the demands and commitment needed to provide the level of knowledge and service required.


Jasmin was born and educated in the Channel Islands and moved to the Isle of Wight with her family just over three years ago. She has settled in to the local lifestyle and loves the diversity of her role as she is able to deal with interesting properties across the whole of the Island.