Hardy Estate Agents
Tel: 01929 463399

About Us


Hardys is a highly professional estate agency based in the busy village of Wool in South Dorset.

Staffed by individuals with many years of experience, we have developed an extensive knowledge of the local and regional property market enabling us to offer a wide-ranging service that is both friendly and professional . We are committed to providing everybody who comes into contact with us with an individual and high quality service based on our local knowledge and professional background.

Hardys offer a wide range of property related services for customers and clients which includes Residential Sales and Lettings, Property and General Auctions, Farms and Equestrian Property Sales, Land and Property Search and Acquisition.

Based in the heart of South Dorset we cover a wide area which includes The Isle of Purbeck and Jurassic Coastline to the East and further inland to the Somerset border in the West and The Blackmore Vale to the North.  Hardys are proud of the diverse and beautiful area they operate in, with its jagged coastline and rolling valleys and fascinating history. 

More specifically, Hardys are conveniently located in Wool which is a logical choice for a rural estate agency business covering South Dorset and Purbeck. Being both a large and growing village Wool has a great community spirit and is also strategically well positioned to service such a wide area. The office itself is located on the busy A352 next to The Cutting Crew and Boots The Chemist, with plenty of parking at the front of the office.  It is impossible to miss.

Our marketing coverage is second to none, we believe that there is no local paper that covers our actual area so we have created our own!  The Hardy Times is produced, at present, on a quarterly basis. Not only does it advertise our present house stock but we also have numerous relevant property articles written by local professionals such as solicitors and surveyors.  Occasionally if we think it is beneficial to our clients we will advertise in the The Dorset Evening Echo and The Swanage, The Bournemouth Echo and Swanage and Wareham Advertiser. We can also cover regional newspapers in the greater area including The Blackmore Vale Magazine and The Western Gazette as and when required.

Internet coverage provides the strongest local, regional and national coverage and ours is second to none focusing on Rightmove.co.uk and Primelocation.com. Hardys properties also appear on the increasingly popular Zoopla and on Globrix.com the property search engine launched in 2008 by News International as a challenge to Rightmove.co.uk.

Company Director David Chalstrey says ‘We aim to provide good personal service combined with excellent local knowledge to serve our clients interests properly and to assist our buyers and tenants to the best of our ability.’ David believes that professionally qualified and experienced local independents offer excellent value for money when compared to the larger corporate.

‘ In a world that leans progressively towards more limited information and impersonal delivery we aim to provide as much detail as possible to allow people to make a more informed choice, put simply traditional service using modern methods which is reflected by our branding.’

Hardys is owned and operated by David Chalstrey. David has dealt with a wide variety of property transactions both in the town and countryside over many years and believes that a successful business should be underpinned by integrity, professionalism and a good sense of community.To back up David's wide experience in the business he also has a Diploma in Surveying Practice from The College of Estate Management, a part of Reading University.

We are a member's of The Property Ombudsman for both sales and lettings, subscribing to their Office of Fair Trading approved code.

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