Simon Godfrey ACII APFS


A great day for me at the weekend is spent in the kitchen with my music turned up loud.

I joined Hobbs Parker back in 2007 after a career of more than 25 years in financial services.

I work out of our Ashford office and I get to value and sell some beautiful property in a truly lovely part of the world. In business I have always thought that you should treat people how you would like to be treated yourself and we have a brilliant team who live that maxim every day.

I’m originally from the West Country and I moved to Woodchurch in the 1990’s where I still live with my wife Clare, our three children having now flown the nest.

A dodgy back has put paid to the running I used to enjoy, so now it is back on the bike.

Each year I would normally go skiing and on a cycling trip with my friends for some male bonding time. My big passion is cooking and a great day for me at the weekend is spent in the kitchen with my music turned up loud.

I am currently working hard on achieving my aim of becoming fluent in Italian and have clocked up over 1000 consecutive days using the Duolingo language app, which I can thoroughly recommend.

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Ten beautiful vineyards well worth visiting near to Ashford and Tenterden

By Sarah Holgate

Watch out France! Kent is blessed with many wonderful vineyards – there are over 50 in Kent alone. Here our some close to our offices in Ashford and Tenterden.

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Should I put my house on the market before Christmas?

By Simon Godfrey

We get asked this every year in the weeks leading up to Christmas. This year’s answer might surprise you.

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The 50 Most Popular Villages

By Roger Lightfoot

Our website is very busy — every day up to 6,000 people visit our website. Many are researching the ideal location for their next home and spend some time reading about the towns and villages […]

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The Best Restaurants in Kent and East Sussex

By Sally Randall

The next best thing to eating good food, may be talking about it. Certainly asking in the Hobbs Parker offices about people’s favourite restaurants leads to a mouth-watering conversation about how spoilt for choice we […]

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Will your second home also be your pension?

By Simon Godfrey

Recent research suggests that the level of income people aspire to retire on each year has increased from £35,000 to £42,000 yet this would require a pension pot of more than £1 million. Evidence shows […]

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The best beaches in Kent and East Sussex

By Sally Randall

We explore the best beaches in Kent and East Sussex — for your children, dogs and foodie friends — as we work our way round the South East’s beautiful coastline. It’s a funny thing that […]

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