Company History

John Lake are a Torquay-based Estate Agents specialising in property in the heart of the English Riviera.

Since 1978

Torbay’s leading independent estate agents

Established by John and Eve Lake in 1978, our company has grown to become one of Torbay’s most respected and leading independent estate agents, priding ourselves on our professional approach, extensive local knowledge and an unrivalled service to our clients. Our dedicated team are one of the few agents selling and letting property throughout the whole market, from coastal cottages to luxury homes, and small flats to prestigious penthouses. We specialise in a specific area of the beautiful South Devon coastline, stretching from Torbay to Teignmouth and the rural villages just inland from them.

John Lake, St MaryChurch and District Estate Agents, 1980

Original St Marychurch Estate Agents sign

With over 40 years of experience, we have developed an extensive knowledge of the local property market, enabling us to offer a wide-ranging service that is both friendly and professional as befits our reputation. We are committed to providing all our customers with individual tailored advice using the wealth of experience offered by our qualified and dedicated team. We hold all the traditional values you would expect from a well-established firm combined with the latest innovations and technology, offering a modern, quality approach.

We are proud members of the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA), the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) and the Property Ombudsman – these are recognised as the leading industry bodies and reinforce our commitment to providing the highest level of service.