Matthew Braxton BSc


After graduating in Estate Management in 1992, I chose to go straight into Estate Agency. Over the years I have gathered extensive experience in all aspects of property, however I specialise in land, farms and equestrian property. I feel lucky to head an extraordinarily talented and motivated team here at the Battle Office. Away from the office I enjoy all aspects of country life, from growing my wild flower meadow to caring for my suckler herd of Sussex Cattle.

Wendy Stirk

Associate Partner

After 18 years working in the Investment Management industry, with a passion for property and working with people, I changed career paths to move into Estate Agency in 2006. I joined Batcheller Monkhouse in 2014. I live in Wadhurst, East Sussex. I love the village life and being part of the community. In my spare time I am a member of the local Amateur Dramatics group and greatly enjoy the beautiful countryside.

Clare Sheffield MARLA

Associate Partner, Lettings

Born in Scotland I moved with my family to England in 1995, settling in Bexhill. I started my Lettings career in Tunbridge Wells in 2003. I greatly enjoy the challenge of leading the Lettings department across all four offices at Batcheller Monkhouse. At home in Goudhurst, I have a young family and a pet house rabbit. My relaxation is cooking and enjoying the countryside.

Lisa Kerry

Associate Negotiator

I have worked for Batcheller Monkhouse for over 20 years. I started my career in Estate Agency in 1983 with the firm Braxtons and later joined Batcheller Thacker (now Batcheller Monkhouse) in Battle in 1999. I have always lived in East Sussex and moved to Rye 10 years ago. Family and friends are important to me. In my spare time I enjoy swimming, cycling, walking, church and I am a member of the WI and a local community singing group.

Carl Underhill


Robert Batcheller


Estate agency has been my life-long career and passion. Firstly, as a Partner with Braxtons a highly respected firm in East Sussex. Secondly establishing Batcheller Thacker in 1991 at Battle concentrating in the sale of country houses and cottages. Since that time the firm has expanded into other disciplines and merged to form Batcheller Monkhouse. My wife and I greatly enjoy our equestrian interests, especially eventing, together with gardening, dog walking and having fun.


Kim Abbott

Associate, New Homes

I have been involved with property for more than 40 years. 16 of those years are in land and new homes through-out the South East. Having always lived in East Sussex, I have great knowledge of the area and offer a complete and tailored marketing campaign to showcase developments. Away from work, I greatly enjoy family time with my young grandchildren.

Ivan Beggs

Lettings Property Manager

Jackie Finch

Lettings Assistant

I have enjoyed a successful career predominantly in residential Lettings. This began over 20 years ago for a firm in Sevenoaks. I later joined a national firm of Chartered Surveyors and Estate Agents, attaining my FARLA accreditation in 2005. In 2015 I was ready for a change and moved to a new home by the sea. I joined Batcheller Monkhouse in 2020. Aside from my family, outside of work I enjoy reading, walking and being with our cat, Buddy.

Fiona Taylor


My secretarial career began in a hospital, audio typing and deciphering doctors’ handwriting. I have worked for solicitors, social workers and the National Trust. I later decided to go self-employed with a wider variety of clients, one being Batcheller Thacker. I now focus entirely on Batcheller Monkhouse. I enjoy spending time with my partner, my family and my dog. Horses have always been part of my life; I help at local shows and enjoy my annual pilgrimage to Hickstead.

Andrea Furness MAAT ACA

Management Accountant

Carly Williams

Lettings Accounts Administrator

Tilly Creed BA (Hons)

Head of Marketing

I graduated from Bournemouth University with a BA (Hons) Marketing Communications degree in 2019. I have also achieved the Chartered Institute of Marketing Foundation and Professional Certificates. In 2017 I embarked on an internship at Sevenoaks School, one of the top co-educational boarding schools in the UK. I joined Batcheller Monkhouse in 2019 and thoroughly enjoy all aspects of Marketing. Outside of the office I enjoy cycling, seaside walks and growing different fruits and vegetables in my garden.

Sophie Marland Bsc (Hons)

Marketing Assistant

Rebecca Butler

PR Consultant

Lucky to have grown up East Sussex, my roots are entrenched in the area. I undertook a farm secretary course, which lead to a first job working for Guinness Breweries. However, a strong family background in property drew me to estate agency. In 1987 I joined Braxtons and in 1991 I joined Robert and Charles at Batcheller Thacker. In 2008 I formed a Marketing Department when the firm merged to form Batcheller Monkhouse. I met my husband Gerry in 1978 and we have had much fun over the years renovating our 4 homes. I greatly enjoy equestrian pursuits and walking the dog.