Meet the Team

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Sam Ashdown

Co-founder (and fearless disruptor)

Hi, I’m Sam

In 2004, I founded - a website dedicated to helping homeowners sell more effectively.

Since then, I’ve helped over 1000 people to move on with their lives, by selling at the price they want. From prime central London townhouses, to Welsh cottages, York apartments, coastal retreats and Surrey mansions. By working in diverse markets and geographical areas, I’ve perfected a marketing formula that has been tested over and over - one that is much more successful than a standard estate agent marketing strategy.

I’m proud to have been featured in the national press, including the Sunday Times, Bricks and Mortar, The Telegraph and House Beautiful. I’ve also been on BBC1’s Homes Under the Hammer, and Radio 4’s You and Yours.

I’m also an expert home mover! Currently living in my 44th home, in Storrs Park, Bowness, with my Border collie Georgie grown-up son.

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Phil Jones

Co-founder (and the brains behind the brand)

Hello, I’m Phil

I am a Lakes man born and bred. Having spent time in Accountancy and Financial Planning I came to realise that I didn’t want my days to be spent in front of a screen and instead sought out more of a customer-facing role. Having spent some years with a national energy company and developing properties, I have seen some beautiful Lake District homes. This piqued my interest in the property market, and after some lengthy discussions with Sam, we began working together along side various independent agents nationwide. During this time, we felt the Lake District homes needed better marketing, so we launched AshdownJones.

My competitive nature means I am determined to get to a win-win for you, the seller, as well as us at AshdownJones.

At home, I have a beautiful wife called Molly and a future Carlisle Utd player called Noah.

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Hannah Julian

Client Happiness Officer :o)

Hi, Hannah here!

I live in Kendal with my handful of a little boy, and my football mad partner.

My family has a deep-rooted history in horse racing, and that brought us to the Lakes when I was in my teens. Having done some pretty stressful jobs in the past, I'm in heaven at AshdownJones, where my only task is to make our clients even happier.

Our clients and their homes are so special, it never feels like work to liaise with our brochure designer, direct a photoshoot or show some interested buyers round a house: it's absolutely the best job in the world.

Looking forward to meeting you soon!


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Rebecca Williamson

Office Manager

Hi - I'm Bex!

Kendal born and bred, I love where I live, and even after living away from the area, couldn't wait to get back 'home'.

My role in AshdownJones is to organise everyone, so the office runs smoothly and no one forgets to take a key to a viewing! I love visiting the homes we market, because they are all so special and unique. It also means that I can chat - sometimes for ages - to an interested buyer who wants to know all about the house before they book a viewing.

I'm a keen illustrator, and love drawing portraits. Bringing my creativity to my role means you'll often see my creative input on our Facebook page.

My baby niece Chloe and my dog Bella are my two favourite 'people' to spend time with, not always in that order.

(PS I make the best tea, so Sam says. The secret is in the Yorkshire teabags.)