About Us

The long-established and much respected firm of Earles was founded in 1935 by John Reginald Earle who, until that time, had been the Stock Auctioneer at the Henley-in-Arden Stock and Produce Market.

In the 1950s and 60s, his two sons, Tony and David, joined the practice, both of whom became Fellows of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and was then known as John Earle and Sons. Sadly, David Earle passed away in 1997. In 1980, the team was strengthened by the arrival of Peter Cornford, who is also a Fellow of the Institution of Chartered Surveyors and The National Estate Agents Association, and in 2000, he took over the reins of the firm and rebranded as John Earle. Richard Abbey, also a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and a Fellow of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers, joined the practice as an Associate in 1995 and heads the Agricultural and Auctioneering Department. Tony Earle retired in 2000 and sadly, passed away in the late summer of 2002. The business has retained its traditional, professional approach, considered to be very necessary in the volatile property environment of the early twenty-first century. With effect from 1st April 2007 Peter Cornford invited Richard Abbey to join him in partnership. In 2021, the company branding was updated and the business is now known as Earles.

Our Professional Staff work within the strict guidelines laid down by the RICSNAEA and CAAV, whilst providing ‘Added Value’ to all our clients, via our detailed local knowledge of property matters in this part of Warwickshire and eastern Worcestershire. Our goal is to provide detailed, sound, constructive and balanced advice on the purchasing, selling or management of property.


We are not just Estate Agents, with expertise in rural properties, but because we are Chartered Surveyors we regularly undertake work in such areas as Inheritance and Capital Gains TaxBank and Building Society ValuationsSurveys for prospective purchasers in customised or RICS. regulated styles, Rent Reviews for farms, offices, shops and factories in the locality and Compensation Claims against a variety of public and private utilities. We also act for purchasers in negotiating difficult and complex acquisitions at an agreed fee.

Much advice is given to our rural clients on CAP matters. Completing for them; BPS claims, putting together Countryside Stewardship Applications and now advising on the new ELM scheme, beginning in 2024.