Best Sales Branch of the Year in Swindon celebrates 4,000th exchange

Swindon-based Castles Residential Sales & Lettings has exchanged contracts on its 4,000th property since opening 16 years ago.

One of the longest established and best-known estate agencies on Swindon’s High Street, Castles has sold and exchanged contracts on more than 4,000 properties since opening in 2002.


The celebration is made extra special as the agency has been awarded a gold award for Best Sales Branch of the Year in Swindon from Britain’s biggest customer review website for the property industry, allAgents. Its directory lists agents and thousands of properties for sale and to rent, and Castles has received 437 allAgents reviews. 

Additionally, the agency has a Feefo ranking of 4.9 out of 5, from the leading online reviews platform. 

The founder and managing director of Castles, Mark Noble, has worked in estate agency for more than three decades and was there to establish the business 16 years ago.

He says: “We’re  immensely proud to help homeowners and house buyers source their perfect home in and around Swindon. And the volume of completions further demonstrates why we’re a leading estate agency in our part of the country.

“We’ve had a very busy and successful year, and we've increased staffing levels in recent months to handle the heavier workload."

Castles Residential Sales & Lettings now employs 17 members of staff in total at its Commercial Road premises, including nine members of the sales team and five working in the lettings department.

Mark Noble adds: “We work hard to offer customers convenience and flexibility, especially in being open six days a week, giving opportunities for viewing all available properties at a time that suits them. That also means more time to discuss property requirements in enough detail with the very knowledgeable team in a relaxed yet professional environment.” 

The business offers a range of property services on top of residential sales and lettings, including property management and associated services such as conveyancing and producing energy performance certificates. 

Castles has also been chosen by the Relocation Agent Network and the Guild of Property Professionals as the best independent estate agent in Swindon to represent their networks locally.