Strakers are unique within the town offering the full range of property services and are Swindon's only dedicated Land and Property Auctioneers. Swindon is undoubtedly the regional centre with excellent retail and entertainment facilities and a wide range of property both For Sale and To Let within the town as a whole including bustling Old Town. "We are delighted to be able to offer such a wide range of services from under one roof to the people of Swindon" says Associate Director, Paul Dearing.
The original Saxon settlement of Swindon sat in a defensible position atop a limestone hill. It is referred to in the Domesday Book as Suindune, believed to be derived from the Anglo- Saxon words "swine" and "dun" meaning "pig hill”
Swindon was a small market town, mainly known for barter trade, until roughly 1848. This original market area is on top of the hill in central Swindon, now known as Old Town. The Industrial Revolution was responsible for an acceleration of Swindon's growth. It started with the construction of the Wilts and Berks Canal in 1810 and the North Wilts Canal in 1819. The canals brought trade to the area and Swindon's population started to grow.Between 1841 and 1842, Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s Swindon Works was built for the repair and maintenance of locomotives on the Great Western Railway (GWR). The GWR built a small railway village to house some of its workers. The Steam Railway Museum now occupies part of the old works and is a fascinating venue for Strakers regular Land and Property Auctions. At the junction of two Roman roads, the town has developed over the centuries, with the assistance of the GWR and the canals, into a transport hub. It has two junctions (15 and 16) onto the M4 Motorway and is on the ex-GWR main line to London.
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.