About Us

Thank you for visiting our web site. We are an Award-Winning, independently owned and run estate agency established in 2007. Our knowledgeable and focussed team have a combined experience in estate agency of over 70 years. Our prominent marketing centre is located in the beautiful and historic village of Charing in Kent.

For the past eleven years, we've been providing bespoke marketing for the sale and letting of a truly eclectic mix of property, in particular, fine village and period homes, farms and equestrian property, along with a high demand for modern property in out of town locations, principally covering village areas within the Canterbury, Maidstone, Tenterden and Ashford quadrangle. Our marketing includes top quality property presentation, class leading property brochures, high definition video tours, extensive internet coverage, central London marketing via The London Office in St James’s Place, whilst never forgetting good old fashioned face to face contact and truly caring customer service.

For your own peace of mind, we are members of the National Federation of Property Professionals and are proud to be members of The Property Ombudsman scheme for Sales and Lettings.

We provide our clients, purchasers, landlords and tenants with an open, honest and caring service and we are happy to go the extra mile to ensure things go smoothly, minimising the stress that’s so often associated with moving home. We're also very active in our local community and sponsor many local fundraising initiatives including supporting our local Primary School, along with raising money for national charities via sponsored events across the country.

We’ve helped many people move home and we’re very proud of our excellent track record of positive feedback and recommendations, some of which can be found on our testimonials page, click here to take a look for yourself.

If you are considering moving home either now or in the future, call us to find out more about our marketing strategy and book a Free Market Appraisal at a time that suits you.

If you are looking for a property to buy or rent, use the navigation buttons on our search page to find your perfect home or click on the “Register” button in order that we can keep you up to date with any new properties.

Meet The Team

Paul Martin MNAEA, MARLA

Managing Partner

Paul Martin MNAEA, MARLA

Paul has been an estate agent since 1986 and long-time member of the National Association of Estate Agents and Association of Residential Letting Agents, gaining considerable experience in the property market across Kent working initially for large corporate estate agencies, then moving onto smaller independent family run firms, before opening Saddlers Estate Agents with his wife, Zoe, in 2007.

Passionate about giving clients a first class service, Paul possesses an eye for detail and, amongst all of the factors involved in running the business, he is personally responsible for the Company’s photographic output and property presentation. We strive to provide the best, class-leading presentation of our clients’ properties combined with the support and back up of our many years’ collective experience.

Paul is a mad-keen cyclist, clocking up several thousand miles a year on his trusty steed, with which he’s raised much needed funds for various charities. Paul’s other interests include photography of all styles, hill-walking and the great outdoors. A former Cathedral Chorister, he also has an inherent love of classical and choral music and historic buildings.

Robert Sutton MNAEA

Branch Manager

Robert Sutton MNAEA

Rob has lived and worked in Charing and the Weald of Kent for nearly 40 years, with over 11 years’ experience specialising in the appraisal, presentation and sale of a wide variety of country and town property from maisonettes to mansions, gaining the position of Branch Manager in under just 2 years. Rob previously worked as a Cartographic Editor for a well-known publisher of street atlases and leisure maps.

He has a very detailed and researched approach to the housing market along with a proactive attitude, bringing the best technology to market clients’ properties, whilst retaining the core values that have led to Saddlers success. Rob is responsible for appraising and listing property, videography, HD Video Walkthrough Tours and social media. In an ever changing market, it is vital we make our clients’ properties stand out against the competition by offering a traditional, friendly, bespoke and expert service alongside the very latest advancements in marketing for all.

Rob is huge car and motorsport fan, attending many races locally and is a regular attendee of the Le Mans 24 hour race in France. He is a keen rock drummer, and enjoys gaming, cycling, socialising and is a keen film buff.

Marilyn Froud

Senior Sales Advisor

Marilyn Froud

Marilyn started working in estate agency with a large corporate firm 18 years ago and has since worked for independent family-run agency practices. She attended Pitman’s College in her school days and worked as administrative assistant and secretary for other companies prior to going into estate agency and that experience stood her in good stead for the world of estate agency.

Her friendly approach to buyers and sellers helps to keep things running smoothly on viewings and during ongoing sales and her love of period properties (having renovated several properties including an Oast House, Coach House and a Period Oak Barn) is fuelled by her enthusiasm for her position at Saddlers. She enjoys the challenge of matching the right buyer with the right property.

Marilyn has lived locally for 45 years and raised her family in the country, having spent all of her own childhood holidays on a family friend’s farm. A keen horsewoman since the age of 7, she now supports her daughter in rearing and breaking her competition horses. Marilyn owns a smallholding raising hens, ducks, geese and also has a Miniature Shetland Pony called Thomas. She is currently training her Border Collie pup, Skye. Trained as a pianist at the young age of 4, Marilyn still has a love of music today, especially pop music.