We describe ourselves as a small independent team, even though our leader Ellie is 6ft 3in tall.

Ellie’s had more than four decades as a letting agent, starting when she was 18 years old.

She’s worked through the 90s, 00s, 10s and now in the 2020s, she has more than 22 years’ experience helping landlords and tenants.

Ellie started the business eight years ago from a totally cold start of zero clients. And despite a slow start where she questioned her decision (and sanity), Athelstans has now overseen more than 700 tenancies.

The business has grown because we genuinely care about our landlords and tenants.

We’re always looking to improve our services. Whether that’s through training and using technology to provide virtual tours, or making our referencing processes and maintenance reporting more efficient. Ultimately, everything we do is aimed at making our landlords lives easier.

When landlords ask what makes us different, aside from height, humour, and our office hound Poppy, it’s the following.

We are NOT a corporate agency so we won’t try to upsell you anything.

We do everything in-house, which means you are not passed from pillar to post.

ALL our team know ALL our properties, so communication is always clear and quick.

We apply eagle-eyed attention to detail to everything we do from photos, inventories, and inspections.

Everything we do is to help both our landlords and tenants.

We’re owned by the tallest female letting agent in town, possibly the country.

We take our work very seriously but not ourselves and are approachable, caring and capable. 


Very professional.  Ellie and her team are friendly and courteous.  They always did their best to resolve and answer as promptly as possible any issues or questions we had.  Would highly recommend...."

Valerie P

Very caring, understanding, if you're looking for an agency that takes pride in their work, this is the one. ...


Ellie at Athelstans has been excellent at looking after my property, she always keeps me updated with what is going on and the competitive fees are another bonus! ...

James W