About us

Country Homes is a specialist part of Hose Rhodes Dickson, the Isle of Wight's largest independent estate agency.

The Country Homes team is responsible for a unique portfolio of high value properties and delivers a professional and high quality service.

Properties are marketed using both local and national press and online with Rightmove, the UK's busiest portal, as well as our own website.

Informative drone footage is provided online helping to give context and a sense of location and surroundings.

Aside from six local offices in key Isle of Wight locations, Country Homes also has an office in Park Lane, Mayfair which provides exposure to buyers in the vibrant national and international markets.

Country Homes' reputation is built upon professional service. good communication and local knowledge, Hose Rhodes Dickson was established in 1990 and provides a wide range of property services including residential and holiday letting, commercial property, surveys and EPCs.

Drone Videos

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The Team

Marcus Waldron Head of Department

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.

Cynthia Robertson
Sales Manager

Cynthia has a long career in Estate Agency spanning some 30 years during which time she has acquired considerable experience in all aspects of the industry. Joining Hose Rhodes Dickson almost 20 years ago to run the successful Bembridge Branch for several years, Cynthia then ran the Island Holiday Homes department gaining invaluable knowledge of this highly competitive market.

For the last 4 years Cynthia has been Sales Manager at the busy Newport office and we are delighted that she has joined the Country Homes Team .

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.

Jackie Farley
Sales Consultant

Jackie joined the Country Homes in April 2018. She is based at the Bembridge office covering the east side of the Island where she has lived since moving from the mainland over 30 years ago.

Jackie is extremely passionate about the Island and has a particular interest in property. She was formerly employed by one of the Island's most highly regarded property developers before joining the Country Homes department.

Jackie lives in Seaview with her husband and enjoys walking her dogs and playing tennis in her spare time .