Welcome to Hydes of Bristol


Thank you for your diligence and dedication to the cause not to mention your patience and understanding.  You did exactly what you said you would do and I cannot fault your strategy which has led to this welcome outcome.

I would like to put on record that since our first contact with Hydes I have had nothing less than an excellent, friendly service at all times and in particular from yourself.  It is so refreshing to find a good personal service combined with professionalism and efficiency.  These are such essential elements of a good working relationship that can be stretched and highly charged at times when houses and large sums of money are inevitably involved. I would be glad to recommend and use Hydes again in the future, in fact you would be my first call.

With all best and warm wishes,

Mr Q St Clair


The family house we put on the market through Hydes had been lived in for over thirty years, enormously appreciated and taken care of, but of late had become jaded and needed new attention. So it was a delicate situation to negotiate, a beautiful house with issues. We wanted to respect its history of being loved by a family, at the same time needing to face the reality of selling an important property. Tom was excellent at managing to remain respectful to us and our point of view, and at the same time handling the sale most professionally. The same appreciation can be said of Henry, and their other colleagues at Hydes, in other words there was always a very human contact, and communication was their number one priority. Very much appreciated and will not forget their service.

Celia Middlemiss.

As an international executive living in Asia, property management is always a concern, you hear many stories of property being damaged and poorly managed.   You need reassurance that your home is in safe hands.  After careful review of a number of companies, I made the decision to use Hydes of Bristol initially to lease my property for 3 years, after which, to sell.  

My concerns were unfounded, both teams at Hydes were exceptional.  During the period of lease they regularly inspected the property and kept me informed with quarterly updates.  The sale was a particularly complex arrangement and the work was outstanding. They provided me prompt feedback, regular updates, help with finding information for lawyers and empathy for the challenges I experience trying to manage this from overseas.  I would recommend Hydes of Bristol for any property arrangements.

Dorothy Ewing

Henry Thornhill and Tom Hood were very pleasant to deal with and they were also effective in helping us reach an agreement. We were buying a difficult property due to the considerable amount of work required on it. They arranged multiple visits for us and our various representatives and were always helpful and charming. It was clear that they had the vendors' best interests at heart but managed to represent us as well in the process.

Nick and Penny Houghton-Brown

We would strongly recommend Hydes to anyone thinking of selling their house in the Bristol area.  We are particularly grateful to Henry Thornhill for the professional and caring manner in which he assisted us through the ups and downs of selling at a difficult time for the housing market. Nothing was too much trouble for the firm and we both felt that they greatly deserved the commission that they earned on a successful sale.


Simon and Jenny Quadrat

I would strongly recommend Hydes to anyone seeking an estate agent to sell their property. The experience that I personally had of using Hydes was very good. We had Henry Thornhill as our primary agent/partner and he was always helpful, courteous, efficient and reliable as well as being kind and supportive. When Henry was not available, other staff at Hydes had up to date information on the situation with the house and were also consistently helpful and efficient.

Theresa Hegarty 

Hydes offer an extremely professional service, utilising their unique local market knowledge with great success, whilst also offering friendly and personal staff who work above and beyond the call of duty.

John Vandoros

During two house purchases, one sale and a letting through Hydes, we have been overwhelmingly impressed by their professionalism, proactivity and attention to detail.  Regardless of whether our position was as a buyer or seller, we felt that Hydes acted in our best interests at all times.  Their aim always seemed to be to obtain for us the fairest deal possible, whilst managing our expectations in a realistic, honest and friendly manner.  There was never a 'hard sell' from Tom, Ed or Henry.  They simply delivered an appraisal of the pros and cons of a particular transaction by offering cogent, well informed, balanced advice and then giving us a suitable amount of breathing space in which to make our decision.

We would recommend Hydes unreservedly and regard them as our agents of choice by virtue of their outstanding customer service and the quality of their properties.        

Many Thanks.

Ed, you have been quite superb in your assistance and energy in helping us acquire the house.  You have gone well beyond the call of duty and both Fiona and I are extremely grateful.

We would have no hesitation at all in recommending you to the world (!) and are very happy for you to either quote us on this or use this email in any reference you are ever asked to provide.

To Whom it may concern,

Our dealings with Hydes of Bristol and in particular with Edmund Dodds was a wholly good experience in a very stressful time. We bought and sold our houses through Edmund and we would thoroughly recommend him and Hydes without question. His attentiveness to our requirements and his determination to resolve the issues that inevitably occur was far in excess of any other agent we have used in the past and if we move in the future we will definitely be using Hydes of Bristol.

Well done Ed.
Many thanks           


I am pleased to provide a testimonial for Hydes of Bristol.  They dealt with the sale of our house over a period of 12+ months.  Throughout that time we were truly impressed by the professionalism shown by all the members of the team.  They were friendly and helpful and kept us in touch with events along the way.  Not only did they find us a buyer (or two!) but went to great lengths to help us find a house.  Communication is a particular strength of the team.  Should we ever move house in the future we would not hesitate to ask Hydes to act on our behalf again.

We just wanted to drop you a line to say thanks very much for your expert help in selling School House and making sure it all went through so painlessly. No wonder, Ed, that people say you are chap who knows the housing market in that part of North Somerset better than anyone. We're gradually settling into our new home and loving every minute. Thanks also to the rest of your team, who always echoed your professionalism and politeness.

Best wishes from us both

Phil and Sue Kerswell

When it came to selling our house after 26 years we researched the agents in Bristol carefully before settling on Hydes. They lived up to expectation by providing a good valuation and intelligent and specific marketing. Having found a buyer, Ed Dodds was assiduous in following through the complexities of the (small) chain, and ensured that the sale went through exactly on time. Ed is an excellent communicator and kept us informed of every step on the way, whether the news was good or bad, enabling us to make our own decisions while in full possession of the facts. 

Mr & Mrs J Benn

We recently sold our family home through Hydes of Bristol having tried a couple of other Clifton agents.  The sale proved to be a particularly difficult and stressful transaction with many obstacles to overcome.  However, through sheer determination and expert knowledge, Ed was able to pave the way for a very satisfactory completion and we are delighted with the service that Ed and the entire team at Hydes provided and would, without question, recommend Hydes of Bristol to any new purchaser or seller.

Thank you

Mike & Michelle Coyne




Tom, Henry, Ed and other members of the Hydes team provided a thoroughly professional, efficient and courteous service, effecting a sale with minimum fuss and keeping me informed throughout. A first class act and I would be happy to recommend them.

Mrs Dinah Moore



Dear Ed,

As with Jim, I would like to thank you and your staff for all your help with the sale of the darling flat at Parklands.  Mr V has a good buy.  I shall miss it very  much. It could all have been a hassle but went smoothly after all.  We were also very impressed with Alex and Vicky at Bartons. Extremely professional.

We have had a great relationship with your firm since 1999-my goodness, that sounds a long time ago!  Our rentals were always well managed.  And the sale handled so well.  We would be certain to deal with you again, Ed . Please pass on our thanks and appreciation to all the members of the firm.

Very sincerely, Wendy & Jim Warrillow


I would just like to say thank you for a super job that you all did at Hydes with the sale of our house. I do have to say that you were the most supportive and helpful agent I have come across in what was not the easiest of sales. Whenever we contacted you the team were always friendly and helpful and made sure messages were passed on efficiently. Once again I would like to thank Ed particularly for holding the sale together especially at the end and putting up with me dropping in to the office at all times, I know he kept me going when things were looking rocky. Best wishes to you all.

Mr Steve Orme and Ms Katherine Bryant  


Testimonial for Hydes Lettings

Hydes Letting & Property Management impressed me from the start with their efficient, professional manner – an approach that not only inspired confidence, but generated the results we were looking for.  The friendly team has demonstrated professionalism and enthusiasm in abundance.   Personal attention to detail, accessibility and providing reliable, hassle-free service are how I choose to do business. I would certainly not hesitate in recommending their services.

Mr Mike Coyne, Bristol

Over a seven year period of responsibility for our maisonette in West Mall, Clifton, Hydes Letting & Management service has been of a very high standard. The tenants have been excellent with Hydes' tact and diplomacy always overcoming the odd problem. Hydes' attention to detail during their regular property inspections together with down-to-earth quotations for maintenance and replacement when necessary, give great peace of mind to us, as non-resident landlords. Additional advice regarding the Non-Residents Landlords Scheme was much appreciated.

Mr & Mrs Gordon Sheppard, Malawi

We have nothing but praise for the professional way Hydes have always handled the management of our property which they have been doing for about 10 years now.  They have always found very reliable tenants and dealt with any problems very efficiently on our behalf. We have always been able to get in touch with them when needed and their response has been prompt and helpful.

Mr & Mrs John Barnard, Switzerland

Hydes first started managing properties for me in 2005 when I lived abroad.  At the time I had no experience as a landlord and was at their mercy.  I now live in the UK again and Hydes still manage all the properties I own.  They have always had a great team on board and have provided a fantastic service over the years, I would recommend them to anyone.

Mr Alex Wallis, Bristol

We have used the services of Hydes for both residential sales and residential lettings for a number of years and have found the service in respect of both roles to be very good and they have met our exacting requirements. We have an ongoing business relationship with them and I look forward to continuing working with them in the future.

Mr Tony McCorrigan, Westmark Limited, Bristol

We've been using Hydes for more than a decade now without a hitch and receive regular bank deposits. A hassle free service when it comes to finding tenants and prompt, professional maintenance of the property. Nice to know that we can rely on them!

Mr & Mrs W, Ontario, Canada   




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