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Hockley branch

1 Woodlands Parade Main Road Hockley SS5 4QU

Williams & Donovan estate agents in Hockley is situated in the heart of the village and opened in 1999. The office covers Hockley, Hawkwell, Ashingdon, Rochford, Rayleigh and the surrounding villages of Canewdon, South Fambridge, Stambridge and Paglesham and beyond.

The directors, Ian Williams, Colin Donovan and James Whyte, have picked a team of highly motivated estate agents in Hockley.

Tom Revell has been with us since 2013 and manages the team on a day to day basis. The Hockley Sales Team also includes Baily Murphy, Jack Haggar, Claire Crome, Janice Wheeler and Deborah Sparrow.

Our Hockley Office is the recommended agent for "Move with Us", one of the largest networks of independent estate agents in the UK.

Search our database of properties for sale in Hockley.

We consistently out perform the other 43 Estate agents that sell properties in Hockley and Hawkwell and the whole of SS5.

Pie Chart 1 below illustrates the number of properties we have SSTC in SS5 during the period 26/6/17 to 25/6/18. We have SSTC 167 and the next best agent SSTC 40.

Opening hours:

Monday - Friday

08:30 - 18:00


09:00 - 17:00




Latest sale listings for Hockley

  • 1 bed
  • 1 bath

The Bentleys, Southend-on-Sea

Guide price £200,000

GUIDE: £200,000 - £210,000 An immaculate one bedroom maisonette with a 999 year Lease from 1981, recently fitted modern kitchen and shower room, access to own rear garden and driveway....

For sale

  • 2 beds
  • 1 bath

Cornhill Avenue, Hockley

Guide price £335,000

GUIDE: £335,000-£350,000 Situated in this popular part of Hockley within a short walk of Plumberow Primary School is this two bedroom semi detached bungalow with spacious lounge, modern fitted kitchen,...

For sale

  • 3 beds
  • 1 bath

Main Road, Hockley

Guide price £400,000

GUIDE: £400,000-£425,000 Within a stone's throw of Hockley Woods and The Bull Public House is this three bedroom detached house requiring modernisation throughout with own driveway providing off street parking...

For sale

  • 1 bed
  • 1 bath

Leecon Way, Rochford


AN IDEAL FIRST TIME PURCHASE OR BUY TO LET - A modern one bedroom second floor apartment with ample off street parking, situated in this popular part of Rochford within...

For sale

  • 4 beds
  • 1 bath

Clifton Road, Ashingdon

Offers in excess of £525,000

Situated in this desirable part of Ashingdon is this homely four double bedroom detached house with approximately 1,500 square foot of accommodation including spacious lounge, dining room, kitchen and rear...

For sale

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Latest lettings listings for Hockley

  • 2 beds
  • 1 bath
  • 1 living

Eldon Way, Hockley

£895 pcm | Tenant Info -


To let

  • 2 beds
  • 2 baths
  • 1 living

Church Road, Benfleet

£1,295 pcm | Tenant Info -


To let

High Road, Ilford

£48,000 pa

COMMERCIAL - A fantastic opportunity to acquire this prominent, high street restaurant measuring approximately 180 sq meters. The premises includes an separate restaurant area to the rear with private courtyard...

To let

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Hockley area guide

The adjoining villages of Hockley and Hawkwell together comprise a modern, well connected community with a variety of shops, restaurants and pubs. The railway station offers journey times to London Liverpool Street of approximately 50 minutes, while the highly-rated London Southend Airport – with direct flights to a wide variety of exciting European destinations, including Barcelona and Venice - is less than a ten minute drive away.

There is a choice of three good primary schools in the area, while secondary education is provided by the highly regarded Greensward Academy.

An attractive area of ancient woodland ideal for an old fashioned ramble, the 130-plus acres of Hockley Woods comprise the largest remaining area of the ancient Wild Wood, which covered virtually the whole of Essex.

For a full list of areas we cover, visit our area guides page.

Colin Donovan MNAEA

Director / Co Founder

Colin opened Williams and Donovan in Hockley in 1999 with his school friend Ian Williams after a career in the city and working for a large independent estate agent and then Countrywide Property. H...

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James Whyte

Sales Director

James joined us in 2004 having worked for both independent and corporate companies since 1998. He is a popular face amongst the community having grown up and lived in Hockley all his life, he lives...

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Tom Revell


Tom studied at SEEVIC College where he achieved Distinction diplomas in Business and Financial Studies. He then joined the industry in 2012.

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Paul Dunne

Sales Progression Manager

Having worked as an Estate Agent for over 30 years, Paul is one of the most experienced and respected agents in the area having worked in several roles within the industry. Since joining us in 2009...

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Jack Haggar

Sales Consultant

Jack joined the team in October 2020, and quickly demonstrated that he possesses the qualities that Williams and Donovan, and our clients, value. Energy, enthusiasm, efficiency, good humour, empath...

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Claire Crome


Claire has been with us since 2017 and works in both sales and lettings.

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Janice Wheeler


Having previously worked for over 20 years within the banking industry in London, Janice joined us in March 2004.

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Deborah Sparrow


Following on from a career at a city stock brokers Deb then had her two children. She has since worked for financial advisors and conveyancers. before joining us in August 2012.

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Mark Toomey

Chief Operating Officer

Mark joined Williams and Donovan in 2019 from a large multi-media advertising company where he managed the Property and Motors sales team.

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Katie Potter

Client Services

Katie joined the Sales Progression team in November 2021, having previously worked as a conveyancing legal secretary for over 15 years. She has always lived locally and now does so with her husband...

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Baily Murphy

Sales Consultant

Baily is one of the newest additions to the Williams & Donovan team having joined us from a self-employed role with another local agency. Originally from the states, Baily brings a unique perspecti...

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Louise McCarthy

Mortgage Adviser

Louise started her property experience working as a sales progressor moving over to the financial sector in 2017.

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Hockley Reviews

Ali Taylor

"Highly recommended - the way estate agents should be! I have recently bought a house through Williams and Donovan in Hockley. The experience was a pleasure from start to finish. James Williams is an excellent agent - friendly, personable and knowledgeable. He took the time to find out what we really wanted from our new property and was always at the end of the phone with any questions that we had. Over and above other estate agents in the area, the team at Williams & Donovan give the personal bespoke touch - a rare find. We never felt like 'just another buyer' - they really do care about your move."

Lauren C-271

Superb and efficient - Denise at W&D Hockley, has been an absolute superstar. We purchased from them, and sold our house via another agent. She has been so warm, approachable and efficient is all communication. Despite my constant badgering, pregnant, hormonal ramblings, she never left me hanging and always fought our corner. More so than our own agent!! Thanks again for your continued support and pushing for finally getting this over the line. We look forward to moving day on 2nd March! I would not hesitate to recommend W&D.

Andy T-341

A thoroughly professional and superb job! Would recommend to anyone! We really appreciated all the effort from Williams and Donovan (Hockley) throughout our move. We put our house on the market and it sold within 2 weeks! We couldn’t believe it. All throughout the sale and purchase process the staff at W&D (especially Denise) were superb. They kept me suitably informed and when we had little snags (as there inevitably are) like a last minute request to change a completion date on the exchange date, to quote Denise, she “stuck her pointy shoes on and put her foot down” and completion happened on the originally planned date without a hitch! I would absolutely recommend them!