Meet Our Team

John Ascroft

John Ascroft Director

John has had a broad career including working in the motor and telecoms industries before starting his family-run, independent property business, over ten years ago. John had realised that South Lancashire was in need of an estate agent where the customer would feel valued all the way through the sales process whether a vendor, landlord, buyer or tenant. John and Nina Ascroft launched their independent rural estate agent, and haven't looked back since. Over the years, John has developed an enviable network of contacts across the region and is often the first port of call for vendors of high-value properties who are looking for not only an accurate valuation of their home but a guarantee that they will receive the ultimate in customer service. John has a natural flair for matching purchasers with their perfect property and will often sell properties for his vendors, even before they are on the open market. John is dedicated to truly understand his clients and it is this understanding, combined with a passion for property, that has propelled the family’s property business to become a market leader and an award-winning estate agent. The knowledge of the local area and the unrivalled understanding of property combined with the specialist marketing techniques and sales processes Fine & Country offer, enables John to gain the best possible results for sellers across South Lancashire and to help buyers find their perfect home.

Nina Ascroft

Nina Ascroft Director

Nina has many years of experience in property and has always had a keen interest in property and the property marketplace. As a property developer herself and from managing her own property portfolio, she has an unparalleled understanding of not only what purchasers are looking for in their perfect home but also how to ensure that the vendor's needs are met at all times. Launching the sales and lettings estate agency business, with husband John, Nina’s focus is on marketing, customer service and the sales process from offer through to completion. Nina has a particular interest in the luxury property market and brings an understanding and her own flair and ability to market these special properties, in a unique way, to really show off all that these properties have to offer. For Nina, successful property negotiation and progression is only achieved following a face to face, personal relationship. When dealing with high-value homes across the Fine and Country portfolio, the service experience must be exceptional and professional and this is what Nina delivers. Directing every element of the sales process for 7 years has enabled Nina to develop relationships with all her clients that regularly surpasses expectations. Nina’s clients are valued and she will go out of her way to ensure that they achieve the outcome they desire in their sale or purchase.

Imogen Ascroft

Imogen Ascroft Client Services

Imogen Ascroft has been working within the property business for 3 years, working Saturdays and evenings, throughout her education, to gain an understanding of property and the marketplace. Following her decision to join the business, Imogen has brought with her confident professionalism, ambition and drive and a fresh approach to marketing. In addition to working within the property business, Imogen has worked in a variety of customer service roles that have shown her how to always put the client first and has provided her with a natural understanding of how to make a client feel valued at all times.

Cathy Midgley

Cathy Midgley PR and Social Media Consultant

Cathy has worked in property, across South Lancashire, for several years as a Sales Negotiator and Marketing Advisor before embarking on a career in PR. Over the last 20 years, Cathy has developed this unique skill set that combines an unrivalled understanding of the property marketplace, with the experience of running her own PR and social media consultancy which she brings to Fine and Country South Lancashire as the PR and Social Media Consultant. The PR and social media expertise that Cathy provides, ensures that our properties gain maximum interest, exposure and anticipation through a strategic approach and targeted use of social media and PR.

FINE & COUNTRY LIFESTYLE

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OUR DIGITAL FRONT DOOR IS STILL OPEN


While we are all protecting our communities and respecting social-distancing measures by closing many of our offices around the world, our digital front door is still open.

We still carry out virtual viewings and valuations.

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SELLING YOUR PROPERTY


Selling your home is one of the most important decisions you make; your home is both a financial and emotional investment. Find out how we can help »

TAKE THEIR WORD FOR IT


An overwhelming majority of those who had used Fine & Country would recommend our services to a family member or friend, according to our most recent survey taken by members of the public.

To achieve 99.48% positive feedback is a privilege and we will endeavour to maintain this result. We are dedicated to offering the best possible services to every customer, whether buyer or seller, from beginning to end.

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INDEPENDENT EXPERTISE


Every Fine & Country agent is a highly proficient and professional independent estate agent, operating to strict codes of conduct and dedicated to you. They will assist, advise and inform you through each stage of the property transaction.

GLOBAL EXPOSURE


With offices in over 300 locations worldwide we combine the widespread exposure of the international marketplace with national marketing campaigns and local expertise and knowledge of carefully selected independent property professionals.

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UNIQUE MARKETING APPROACH


People buy as much into lifestyle of a property and its location as they do the bricks and mortar. We utilize sophisticated, intelligent and creative marketing that provides the type of information buyers would never normally see with other agents.

PARK LANE OFFICE


Access the lucrative London and international investor market from our prestigious Park Lane showrooms at 121 Park Lane, Mayfair. Our showrooms in London are amongst the very best placed in Europe, attracting clients from all over the world.

MULTI-AWARD WINNING


Our consistent efforts to offer innovative marketing combined with a high level of service have been recognised by the industry for an astounding fifth year in a row, winning Best International Real Estate Agency Marketing at the International Residential Property Awards.

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4.86 out of 5 - based on 1547 customer reviews



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OVER 300 LOCATIONS WORLDWIDE

Our International Network


Connecting offices on over 300 locations worldwide, our referral system combines local knowledge and expertise with an international network to find the right buyer for you wherever they are, at the same time as finding you your ideal next move

Our International Websites

United KingdomFranceHungaryCyprusGermanySpainPortugalMauritiusHong KongNamibiaNigeriaSouth AfricaAustraliaFloridaZimbabwe

SOCIAL MEDIA

We interact with customers on the main social media channels including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn and Pinterest, giving each property maximum online exposure.

 

FINE & COUNTRY SERVICES

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INTERIOR DESIGN


Access Fine & Country Interior Design to put your property ahead and make it stand out. With expert advice from some of London’s best stylists and designers we will make sure it makes a statement. Or if you’re purchasing with us, let F&C ID help make your new house feel like home by helping you find the very best specialists and designers for property refurbishment. Find out more »

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FOREIGN EXCHANGE


We have partnered with Rational FX, one of the world’s leading foreign exchange specialists to provide private and tailored currency services for all of our clients buying and selling luxury property around the world. Find out how we can help »

BUYING AGENT SERVICE


We understand that your time is precious, so save the time, money and stress of searching for a property with a buying agent. Also giving you access to off-market and discreetly marketed properties.

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MEDIA CENTRE


Our internal Media Centre is a team of experienced press relations managers and copy writers dedicated to liaising with newspapers, magazines and other media outlets to gain extensive coverage for our properties in national and local media.

FINE & COUNTRY PUBLICATIONS

THE FINE & COUNTRY FOUNDATION


The Fine & Country Foundation is dedicated to supporting and funding homeless causes in the UK and overseas. Fine & Country offices organise a range of fundraising events for you to get involved in and/ or support. Find out more about our work here. Read more »

*Please, note: for security reasons, the maps on this website do not provide the exact location of the property and they are provided solely as an indication of area.