Welcome to Rumsey of Sandbanks

If, like me, you are of a certain age and were brought up in Poole then Rumsey & Rumsey is one of the great local brands of the last century. A high end estate agency, surveyors and developers that built a good deal of the infrastructure of the town including the parade of shops that we trade from.

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There’s been a Rumsey agency on the peninsula for 70 years, we have been offering holiday properties for nearly 50 years and now some of our guests who came as children bring their own children and grandchildren.

When the estate agency chain was sold to Black Horse in the late 80s the holiday business ended up in the hands of a property company in Bristol and continued without much change under a manager for 25+ years.

Although I have always lived in Poole I ended up building a holiday business in Cornwall where I had my own holiday home, so when the opportunity arose in 2017 to sell that and acquire Rumsey it was a perfect fit. I’ve been walking past the door since I was a toddler and it still feels like a great privilege to come in every day.

We have refurbished the shop, added many new quality properties and over the coming years will strive to constantly improve the business and deliver the best experience for both guests and owners.

I’m delighted to welcome you to Sandbanks and I hope you will return often.

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Simon Tolson, Managing Director

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