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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.

Paul Dunne has been with us since 2009 and manages the team with the assistance of Tom Revell on a day to day basis. The Hockley sales team also includes Denise Gibb, Donna Kelly, Claire Crome, Janice Wheeler and Deborah Hickman.

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

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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.

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Latest sale listings for Hockley

  • 2 beds

Broad Walk, Hockley

Guide price £350,000

WILLIAMS & DONOVAN. G.P £350,000 - £375,000. An extended, two bedroom semi-detached bungalow with approx 60ft rear garden, own driveway providing off-street parking and potential for further extension to both...

For sale

  • 3 beds

Canewdon View Road, Rochford


WILLIAMS & DONOVAN. Private gated development of four luxury detached bungalows with three bedrooms, luxury kitchen, en suite and bathroom, finished to high specification throughout and approx. 65ft rear garden....

For sale

  • 4 beds

Broad Way, Hockley


WILLIAMS & DONOVAN. A detached character family home with many original features, maintained to a high specification, four bedrooms, modern fitted kitchen, shower room and bathroom, and approx 150ft east...

For sale

  • 2 beds

Plumberow Avenue, Hockley


WILLIAMS & DONOVAN. Within close walking distance to mainline railway station, schools and shops is this two bedroom detached bungalow refurbished to a very high specification with modern fitted shower...

For sale

  • 4 beds

Highams Road, Hockley

Guide price £650,000

WILLIAMS & DONOVAN. GUIDE PRICE £650,000-£675,000. A four bedroom detached chalet of approx 2200sq.ft with two reception rooms, spacious kitchen, utility room, ground floor shower room, approx 100ft rear garden,...

For sale

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Latest lettings listings for Hockley

  • 2 beds
  • 1 baths
  • 1 living

Barnwell Drive, Hockley

£1100 pcm | Tenant Info -


To let

Ongar Road, Brentwood

£1733 pcm

WILLIAMS & DONOVAN COMMERCIAL - AVAILABLE FROM JUST £400 PER WEEK. Location Location! What a fantastic opportunity to acquire this prominent car sales/rentals forecourt. The property offers 4 office areas,...

To let

  • 2 beds
  • 2 baths

Broadlands Road, Hockley

£1200 pcm | Tenant Info -

WILLIAMS & DONOVAN - A luxury two bedroom first floor apartment with en suite, luxury fitted kitchen, bathroom, communal rear garden and allocated parking. Close walking distance to mainline railway...

To let

  • 3 beds
  • 1 baths
  • 1 living

Main Road

£1350 pcm | Tenant Info -


To let

Main Road, Hockley

£15000 pa

WILLIAMS & DONOVAN COMMERCIAL - A fantastic opportunity to acquire this deceptively large, ground floor retail unit which has been partially refurbished. Located along Hockley High Street with regular passing...

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.

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Colin Donovan MNAEA


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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Paul Dunne


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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Tom Revell

Assistant Manager & Commercial Manager

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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Denise Gibb

Senior Sales Consultant

Denise joined the team in October 2014 with over 11 years’ experience within the property industry. Having grown up in Devon, she moved to Hockley in 1992 where she has lived since with her husba...

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Lilly Riddell

Sales Consultant

Lily joined us in October 2020 and is a fantastic addition to the team. She joined us after 4 years experience within the industry and brings a fresh energy to the office and to our clients. L...

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Jack Haggar

Sales Consultant

Jack joined our team in October 2020 having worked for another local agency previously. He is energetic and positive, helping with arranging and conducting our accompanied viewings as well as provi...

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Claire Crome

Sales Consultant

Claire is one of our newest additions to our team, having joined in November 2017. She helps arrange and conduct our accompanied viewings as well as provide our vendors with regular feedback.

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Janice Wheeler


Having previously worked for a total of 23 years with the banking industry in London, Janice joined us in March 2004.

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Deborah Hickman


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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Hockley branch case studies

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!