Where do you live – and what do you love about it?
We live in the East Sussex countryside, eight miles from the sea and 12 miles from the South Downs. It’s delightfully pretty and deeply rural – there’s no light pollution, which is magical, and the stars are amazing. We’re within walking distance of a village with a coffee shop, an excellent local pub, a restaurant, a hairdresser and an antiques shop, so we often pop over at the weekend.
What’s your backstory?
I moved to London in 2005 to start my career with Savills. Since then, I’ve run a cluster of central London offices and a country region, working with a huge range of properties and clients across town and country markets. I took over as head of the Country Department in January 2023.
Tell us a bit about your house?
It’s not a grand house – it’s on a parcel of land that was hived off from a larger estate. It’s brick on the outside and there’s a little outbuilding with a roof that sinks in the middle – that’s my husband’s zone. Inside, we have an array of beams and nothing is particularly square – it’s all a bit higgledy-piggledy. Each room has little quirks. My husband and I both love the character. When we moved in we were given a package containing every deed for every owner since the house was built in 1777. They’re on parchment, with wax seals – so beautiful.