Our Approach

Phillips and Stubbs is an independent, regional estate agent with a national profile based in the Ancient Town and Cinque Port of Rye, East Sussex. Our expert sales and lettings teams have an intimate knowledge of the local areas along the historic coastline stretching from Dungeness to Hastings and across the low lying expanses of Romney Marsh to the rolling countryside of the High Weald. The properties we promote are diverse in architectural style and value, ranging from Grade II Listed cottages, townhouses and farmhouses to stunning, beach front ‘Grand Designs’.

Our individual approach is to focus on the needs of our clients, forging affinities with them to make those all important connections that go beyond conventional marketing. In response to the constant demand for properties near, or on the coast, we have set up a dedicated Coastal and Country service that together with its private member’s club, offers our clients a unique experience enabling them to benefit from the tailored, bespoke, high impact marketing, that we offer them through our Coastal and Country brand.



London Connection - Mayfair Office

Our colleagues at Mayfair Office, in central London are actively involved on a daily basis in the marketing effort working on our clients’ behalf to secure high profile editorial features for individual or unusual properties in national publications including ‘The Times’ ‘The Telegraph’, ‘Country Life’, ‘Coast Magazine’ etc. For almost twenty years Susan Hawkins has travelled to Rye from Mayfair Office on a frequent basis to gain first-hand knowledge of properties that are likely to appeal particularly to a London audience or attract media interest.

An added ingredient to our marketing mix are the London Days we hold at Mayfair Office which give us the opportunity to showcase local properties to a London audience. When it comes to selling property there is no doubt that choosing a local firm acting nationally is more effective than a national firm acting locally. Working together is what sets us apart.