Strakers success in Devizes is built on very firm foundations stretching over many years since current Chairman, Gordon Straker, first set out in Estate Agency in the town. "Whilst Devizes has grown and changed over the years many of its traditions haven't, it has retained a delightful heart making it an extremely popular choice for people to live in" comments Guy Straker, Director "Our heritage in the town is really special, carrying it forward is both challenging and very rewarding"
The charming historic market town of Devizes lies at the very heart of Wiltshire. Founded in Norman times at the boundaries (the Latin 'ad Divisas') of surrounding villages, the town grew up around the castle. The outline of the town walls shows in the 'D' shape of the centre which retains its mediaeval street plan. Some buildings survive from the 16th Century and in the Civil War the town was the centre for the nearby Battle of Roundway Down, Tthe castle demolished and rebuilt in Victorian times as a residence and is now private flats. The town prospered in Georgian times when many of its finest buildings were erected. Today Devizes can boast nearly 500 listed buildings, probably the highest concentration anywhere in England.
The Market Place hosts many of the town's coffee shops, restaurants, pubs, shops and the indoor market; more are to be found in the streets and alleys leading off. Devizes is fortunate to have kept many small independent shops and there are weekly general and collectors' markets and regular farmers' and continental markets bring added colour.
In common with all of our offices, Strakers are proud to offer the finest selection of property across the region which we hope will include something for everyone. We can typically offer homes for the first time buyer or investor, modern family homes and individual homes of all periods. Our branch network allows us to offer a wide selection of property in Swindon, the market towns of North Wiltshire and the many pretty villages and rural areas which surround us. Full details, photographs and floor plans of all our properties are available from any one of our branches and we will be delighted to arrange to show you over the properties you are interested in. Our team of Negotiators are keen to get to know you and to fully understand your requirements with an aim to find you the right house and then guide you through your purchase at every step of the way. We are also able to point you in the right direction to ensure that your purchase is sound and that you get the very best financial advice.