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Since the 1950's Webbers Estate Agents have been associated with the new homes market, acting for many well known and respected local, regional and national developers. We are the local experts and we are proud to show you our current list of new homes from across Devon, Cornwall & Somerset. The new homes department started in North Devon and now has further regional offices in Somerset and Cornwall.


We are able to offer a comprehensive service for both local and national house builders and we have established long term business relationships with many property developers. Much of the success has been based around our office network of over 16 offices in Somerset, Devon and Cornwall all working together.The department works closely with developers and land-owners, advising, appraising and listening to the many aspects of development opportunities that arise.


39-41 Boutport Street
EX31 1SA

Telephone: 01271 379797
Fax: 01271 379797

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The department works closely with developers and landowners advising, appraising and listening to the many aspects of developments opportunities that arise together with a hands on approach and a commitment to the very highest standard of customer service.

The New Homes department is headed by director, Peter H McHugh FRICS, and assisted by Sandra Thorne who, between them, have 70 years experience in Estate Agency so if you are looking to buy or sell a new home there is nowhere better to come than Webbers Property Services.



Peter H McHugh FRICS


Tel. 01271 379797


40 years


Peter qualified by examination in Valuation and Estate Management at Bristol Polytechnic (now the University of the West of England) between 1972 and 1975, such examinations ultimately exempting him from those of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) leading to his election as a Fellow.  His qualifications allow him to use the designations FRICS and Chartered Valuation Surveyor.

Peter commenced his early career in Buckinghamshire close to where he was brought up and educated. He moved to Bath in 1977, gaining wide experience in general practice Estate Agency, then moved to Devon in 1983 and took up an appointment with Webbers in 1987 where he has been ever since.  In 1994 he was appointed a Director of the company when the firm was bought back from corporate ownership and he has been a shareholder in the company since that time.


Peter is a veteran Estate Agent with a vast range of knowledge and experience in property matters, gained mostly across the West Country.  He has orchestrated the sale of many hundreds of new homes and development sites across the region for a wide variety of local, regional and national house builders and developers. 

As the director responsible for New Homes, he takes pride in his team’s ability to provide a customer focused professional service.  Market appraisals will be thoroughly researched leading to a comprehensive sales and marketing report based on sound local knowledge.  The background to each project will be well researched and arguments supporting valuations and price guides will be well reasoned.

Peter and his team remain confident that the ability of Webbers Land and New Homes Department to provide in depth factual report across Webbers’ territory is second to one.

Sandra Thorne

New Homes Administration Manager/PA to Managing Director

Tel. 01271 379797

38 years


Sandra joined Webbers in 1977 straight from college where, apart from a brief absence to start a family, she has been ever since.  Based at the Barnstaple Head Office, she has been actively involved in the New Homes side of Estate Agency since day one and, having witnessed the growth in housing volume in the principal towns and villages across the region, Sandra has been largely responsible in ensuring the smooth progress from reservation to completion on several thousand new homes where Webbers have acted for a wide variety of house builders and developers including local, regional and national organisations.

In 1989 Sandra was actively involved in the opening of the Company’s New Homes Department based at the Barnstaple Head Office where she continued to oversee the smooth running on a large number of new homes sites across the region.

With new home starts now increasing in number,  Sandra continues to play a very active part in providing administrative back up to some of the region’s major house builders.  Her in depth knowledge of the market plays an important part in the Company’s role in providing valuable information to a variety of house builders.  She ably assists Peter McHugh, Webbers Director for New Homes, in the provision of thoroughly researched market appraisals and, like Peter, prides herself in delivering a high level of professional expertise and service.

If there has been a new homes project across North Devon over the past 38 years the chances are that Sandra Thorne has been involved.

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