Because it's so much more than bricks and mortar

Our Story

We won't rest until we've found a home that makes your heart sing.

Home Finding - it's what we do

When we talk about our home finding service in Kent and East Sussex, we often use the expression “It’s so much more than bricks and mortar”. Although buying a new home is probably the most significant financial investment you’ll ever make, it is also about that warm fuzzy feeling you get when you walk through the door and know you’ve found “the one”. In so many of life’s important decisions you engage a professional to help. So why wouldn’t you when it comes to finding and buying a property that will be your home?

We firmly believe that our home finding service is the “best in class” in Kent and East Sussex.  We specialise in finding clients their perfect property in Sevenoaks, Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells, Ticehurst, Wadhurst, Crowborough, Cranbrook, Tenterden, Rye and the surrounding towns and villages.  We listen - often overlooked but never to be underestimated - and then we make it our mission to tick those boxes on your wish list.

Fiona Penny Bespoke Home Finders acts solely for the buyer and we always have our clients’ best interests at heart.  Furthermore, our home finding service takes the stress out of the whole buying and renting process.  We manage all aspects of a search, negotiate on your behalf and see the job through to completion and beyond. We have a passion for what we do which we are confident that you won’t find anywhere else.

Fiona Penny Bespoke Home Finders can help different types of buyers in East Sussex and Kent, eg. families, downsizers, expats, investment buyers, property developers, retirees, frustrated tenants, first time buyers, self-builders and second home seekers. We also find rental properties for those who wish to either try before they buy, or those who simply want the flexibility which renting offers. We can also organise a short term/holiday let if needed.

How we do it

Simple really…we work extremely hard. We are far from 9 to 5 and we have a proven track record of happy customers who recommend us to their friends resulting in a large proportion of our new business coming from referrals from previous clients

We know all the estate agents in the Kent and East Sussex areas we cover extremely well and are constantly in contact with them.  They like working with us which gives our clients a competitive advantage.  Through these relationships we unearth those hidden gems that you won’t find on the internet and get our clients through the front door first.  We often hear about a property before an agent has even been out to value it!

Introducing Fiona Penny and Her Team

Fiona Penny

Fiona Penny started her bespoke home finding service over 16 years ago and is personally responsible for each and every search.  She is dedicated to finding the house that makes our clients’ hearts sing and negotiates every deal on their behalf. She is always on the go and has to be nagged to eat lunch!  Her proven track record speaks for itself but we have also had some lovely feedback from our previous clients which you can see here on our website. Fiona grew up in the area, knows it inside out and has chosen to stay and bring up her two sons here. When not working (which is not very often!) Fiona likes to spend time with her family, going to the cinema and exploring antique/vintage shops.

Mandy Wilkins

Mandy has many years experience in the property industry, including interior design.  Being hugely passionate about houses is her guilty pleasure that makes working such a joy!  She has extensive local knowledge, having grown up and raised two children in the beautiful Kent countryside.

Lucinda Lewis

Having worked as a buyer in London and Europe for many years and then running her own online retail business, Lucinda brings many years of personal client relationships, negotiating skills and a passion for all things "homes and gardens". She is also a true Kentish Maid, born and raised in a village near Sevenoaks and after many years away, settling back in the same area to raise her family ... knowing all the great things Kent has to offer!

Sue Casswell

Sue grew up on the East Kent coast then moved to mid Kent near Sevenoaks and now lives in the Weald with her family so has a wealth of local knowledge. She worked for many years in the London finance sector undertaking payroll and HR roles as a hands on team player. In her spare time Sue enjoys being with the family, travelling and playing golf.


A crucial part of the team, Dottie fills each day with her joyful presence. She especially loves tea breaks with the chance of a little dog treat. Squirrels beware, Dottie is on a mission, so watch out!


Gigi is the newest addition to the team. Ever faithful, patient and loving. She is particularly good at keeping a watchful eye over everyone and everything!

What People Say About Us...

"The house itself is one we would not have even looked at without Fiona and her team's deep knowledge of the area and clear understanding of our wishes..." 

Mr and Mrs T
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Want to Know More?

If you are considering using a home finder and would like to send us a brief description of what you are looking for, please use the form on our contacts page.  We will then contact you to discuss your property search and how we can be of assistance.


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