About Us

Our History

Founded in 1987, now celebrating more than 25 years of great British service, Keith Ashton started life as a one office, sales only, estate agent in Brentwood.

Managing Director, Nigel Coyne has always wanted the company to be at the forefront of property services in the area. His vision was to offer its customers the most complete property related services.

In 1989, still with this vision, Nigel elected to break with tradition and establish a dedicated lettings department, and soon won the largest contract in the area managing Ford Motor Company executive homes. Today it is now the longest established, most prominent letting agent in the area, headed by Jayne Wooding, Lettings Director, who has taken it from strength to strength with her established team by her side, since joining Keith Ashton’s in 2000.

Having understood the village market for a number of years, 1993 saw the acquisition of their village office. Since 1997 Village Sales Director Graham Twine, has lived and managed the village areas together with a team of long standing loyal staff.

Celebrating over 25 years of trading the company has undergone a makeover and expanded to one of the town’s largest branches, with their stylish offices and vibrant displays. This Brentwood office team, with the most senior, Director level individuals, offers the highest expertise, thanks to Daniel Speak, Robert Cockett, James Thorpe and support staff.

Keith Ashton has, without question, established themselves as one of the most prominent independent family run businesses in the area.

The dream and vision continue with service you deserve and people you can trust…

“Standing out”

At Keith Ashton Estates, our directors and staff live & work in the area so there isn’t much they don’t know. With our local offices and local know-how, coupled with our priceless experience, we are able to ensure that we match the right buyer with the right property.

We pride ourselves on being creative in order to set ourselves above the rest.

A Proven formula..

One point of contact
Market experts
Awesome presentation
Record results

What we do…..

We pride ourselves on local knowledge, market trends & our ability to identify with our clients & applicants, both of whom have spoken highly of our professionalism.

And Why we do it…

Our aim is to make Keith Ashton the estate agency of choice, to be consistently the best & to be valued by our customers for offering the highest standard of service.

“What people like about us”

“I felt you appreciated the circumstances and handled the sale with sensitivity and compassion, I would definitely recommend you to others.” - Mrs V
“This was definitely the most complex house sale you could ever imagine, due to no ones fault, just the circumstances. But Graham and his team at Keith Ashton’s were wonderful, totally professional at all times, and commercially fantastic, how many times do you achieve a selling price more than 10k above your asking price, ethically. I would have no hesitation in recommending their services to anyone, looking for a painless and profitable solution to a normally stressful event.” - John Davis
“A very professional service. We were impressed with the handling of the initial sale but of particular note was the ongoing support provided between acceptance of the offer and exchange of contract.” - David and Linda Trodd
“I have been working with Jayne and her team for approximately 10 years on various properties in various locations and I would not hesitate to recommend her agency.  They are a safe set of hands that consistently deliver quality tenants with very competitive charges.  Furthermore if any property needs attention she has excellent supply of trades on hand to rectify any issue swiftly.” – Ian Mulkerrins
“The Kelvedon Hatch Office of Keith Ashton have recently sold our properties in the Village, I believe that being local to the area gave them the knowledge to be able to market my property to what home buyers are looking for in a semi-rural location. The Team are friendly, courteous and ultimately provided us a service that was second to none as the sales progressed through to completion. I would recommend Keith Ashton Village Office to anyone considering selling or looking to buy a property in Kelvedon Hatch – OUTSTANDING!!” - A & T Dawson
'To Graham and the Keith Ashton Team, thank you for your efficiency, professionalism in helping us sell our home and buy a new one! From the time we first walked into your office, till the end, you have exceeded our expectations! Thank you'
The Blignauts
"this is our fourth year working with Jayne and her team.  My wife and I were buy to let novices at the start and we needed a partner who could help us understand the principles and also manage the process-from finding quality tenants to looking after the paperwork and the maintenance issues that crop up- and I am happy to say that we made the right choice in Keith Ashton”  - David Reich
Thank you for your assistance in selling our house, your standard of professionalism is outstanding.  Thanks again. Mr & Mrs Thorpe
"I have to say that you are the best letting agents that I have come across by a long way. I have owned and let properties in London, Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Essex for over 20 years and the professionalism of service that I receive from you is second to none. I wish all agents were this good.” - Mr S Morrish
'It's been an absolute pleasure dealing with Keith Ashton. Everyone at the Kelvedon Hatch office, Graham, Rachel and Julie work their socks off to help you. They have moved us twice and my mother once . Excellent.' Mr Spriggs
'I would like to take this opportunity to that you the staff at Keith Ashton - I particularly would like to single out Robert Cockett who went far beyond what I would have expected and Estate Agent to do.' Mr W (Pilgrims Hatch)
“I would like to take this opportunity to that you the staff at Keith Ashton – I particularly would like to single out Robert Cockett who went far beyond what I would have expected and Estate Agent to do.” - Mr W (Pilgrims Hatch)
“I had a very good service when buying my property from Keith Ashton – you all do an excellent job, Thank you.” - Mrs H (Ongar)
“Circle Housing Association called upon Keith Ashton nearly five years ago, whilst looking for an agent to assist with lettings of several flats within our Brentwood portfolio. Always reliable and professional, Keith Ashton have proven themselves time and again with their efficient service delivery, often going above and beyond to ensure a smooth lettings process for our prospective tenants. Circle looks forward to continuing this successful working partnership in the future.” - Stuart Clarke

Mortgage Business

Mortgage Business is a sister company of Keith Ashton that provides independent mortgage advice.

Quite simply we believe that the service our clients receive at Mortgage Business is the best you will find in the local area. Our team of qualified advisers have a wealth of experience and they use this to provide relevant, accurate, client specific recommendations.

Mortgage Business prefer to recommend the best available scheme to our clients, so there is no limit to the number of mortgage lenders or life companies that they deal with. They are easily accessible, operating from their hub, only a few doors away from us in St. Thomas Rd , open six days a week and, together with an Administration Department, provide access to information and updates at times when other companies may not be around for you.

We can help you with

Any mortgage situation! We’ll help you to understand all the options available so that you can make an informed decision about one of the most important choices in your life.

The benefit to you…

In a fast moving world of constant change, we provide up to date, impartial, whole of market advice to save you the time and stress of looking for the ‘best’ deal yourself amongst all the choices out there.

We consider your needs and objectives to be our priority.


  • Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage.
  • There may be a fee for mortgage advice. The precise amount of the fee will depend upon your circumstances but we estimate that it will be £250.00 for loans under £100,000
  • Mortgage Business is authorised and regulated by the FCA