David Baker & Co

Our Story

Love living here as much as we do

With family links to Penarth dating back to the nineteenth century, when David set up the agency in 1969, he located it in the heart of his much-loved home town.

More than 50 years later, David Baker & Co remains a family business. Still living here, working alongside other local businesses, and championing community causes, our heritage isn’t just something we’re proud of, it’s an asset that helps us sell your home.

Understanding the area like we do, and knowing the people having helped so many families move house, our knowledge and connections are second to none.

Meet the team

Team Member

David Baker

A Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, David founded the business in 1969, building an unrivalled knowledge of the Penarth property scene.
Not quite ready to retire just yet, you’ll still find him at his desk most days doing what he loves - helping people move house.

Local recommendation: Home by The Glendale

"You can’t beat it for a meal with the family”.

Richard Baker

Richard joined the family business in October 2011 following ten years at SA Brain & Company in the retail marketing team.
Bringing these commercial skills to the property sector, Richard has completed a post graduate diploma, with merit, in Surveying from the College of Estate Management and is also an Associate Member of The Guild of Property Professionals.
Juggles running the business with the demands of raising his young family.

Local recommendation: The Cliff Tops

“I’ve spent so many hours at the park as a child and with my own children, enjoying the playground and the sea views over the years – makes you realise how lucky we are to live here.”

Team Member
Team Member

Craig Jefferies

Returning to the fold after two years working in Brighton with Strutt and Parker. Craig’s professionalism, experience, and local market knowledge make him the ideal person to have in your corner.
Don’t just take our word for it though. Check out the Google Review leaderboard.

Local recommendation: Places to walk

“We have so many great walking spots on our doorstep, my favourites being Cwm George & Casehill Woods in Dinas Powys.
It's my happy place to escape and where I grew up.”

Charles Wood BA MRICS

Our resident chartered surveyor, Charles previously worked for Cooke & Arkwright, King Sturge, and Countrywide Surveyors as a Senior Surveyor with a particular focus on the Vale of Glamorgan. Part of the team since 2015, you might also recognise him as the frontman of legendary local rockers, The Woods!

Local recommendation: The Busy Teapot

“Sometimes only a big fry-up and a mug of tea will do. In reality, any of our fantastic coffee shops are great places to meet clients for a debrief after a survey.”

Team Member
Team Member

Hannah Kelly

Hannah joined us after starting out in retail.
Personable and professional, she loves to chat and will always go the extra mile for anyone.

Local recommendation: Griff’s Deli

“Great coffee, even better wine and run by wonderful people!”

Debra Tuhey

Industry stalwart Debra joined us in 2021.
From topping up the snack jar to getting sales over the finish line, her consideration for clients and colleagues is obvious to everyone.
Passionate about helping you move, Debra liaises between buyers, sellers, solicitors and brokers, keeping the wheels turning to ensure a successful outcome.

Local recommendation: El Puerto

“A great place to catch up with friends for a meal and some drinks with a holiday vibe."

Team Member
Team Member

Liz Fletcher

Liz joined the company in 1997 as the Office Administrator. Organised, methodical and customer-focused, her expert knowledge and attention to detail ensures information is always to hand and processes run smoothly.

Local recommendation: Bar 44

“Delicious tapas and great cocktails served by wonderful staff.”

Our Approach

Love Living Here

We’re from Penarth. We live here, work here, and shop here. We walk these streets everyday. We know the secret parks, the handy shortcuts, the hidden gems, the good schools, and the best place for a pint or a coffee. Using this intimate local knowledge to match different streets to different circumstances, we'll find a buyer who loves your home as much as you do.

Tailored To You

Every sale is different, so we market your property accordingly, using a strategic mix of methods to get your property noticed.

Fully Accredited

As members of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), The Property Ombudsman (TPOS), The Guild of Professional Estate Agents, and Rent Smart Wales, we act with the utmost professionalism and integrity at all times.

No Tie-Ins

And with no contract tie-ins, if you’re not happy with any aspect of our service, you’re free to go elsewhere.

What We Offer

How do we help you sell your property? A realistic valuation, attention to detail, considered marketing, and plain hard work.


Some agents give you an unrealistic figure to get you to list with them. The result? Your property sits unsold for months. We might not give you the highest figure, or the lowest for that matter, but we do give you a valuation based on our honest appraisal of your property and timescales to help you achieve the best possible outcome.

Presenting your property

It’s a competitive market and first impressions count. We’re here to help showcase your home in the best possible light, and can advise on tried and tested dos and don’ts. When it comes to photography, we use professional grade equipment, considered camera angles, and natural light to accentuate the best features of your property. Cloudy skies on the day of the shoot? We’ll come back when it’s sunny.

Home guide

Along with quality photos, your property particulars will include all of the details buyers consider essential. We’ll conduct a complete survey of the interior and exterior footprint, establish energy performance ratings, council tax banding charges, and add a full assessment in the copy description. Plus we’ll make sure any specific history, listing or points for interest are also included.

Floor plans

Unlike some agents, we always include floor plans, and there’s no extra cost. Although 3-D plans are readily available, we stick to a traditional top down view to enhance clarity and avoid confusion.


Your property will be listed on all of the main property portals including Rightmove, OnTheMarket, and Zoopla, as well as our own website, and we’ll proactively market it to our database of qualified prospects. Your property will also be displayed in our window, promoted on social media, and we’ll provide you with one of our eye-catching sale boards.

Accompanied viewings

Rest assured, you’ll never be expected to conduct your own viewings. One of our agents will always be on hand to show prospective buyers around your home.


We’ll make every effort to fully qualify the buyer and clarify the chain behind them.

Keen negotiation

We’ll work on your behalf at all times, having difficult conversations about money and negotiating hard to reach a compromise that’s best for everyone.

Useful contacts

Need a solicitor, mover, architect, plumber or electrician? You name it, we’ll know someone local who can help.

Sales progression

Once a sale has been agreed, we’ll redirect our energy to reaching a suitable target date for completion. And if the survey flags any problems, we’re qualified to give you the best possible advice.

Completion day

Moving day can be stressful. To ensure things run as smoothly as possible, we’ll be there to keep you informed every step of the way.

Contact Us

Please feel free to contact us should you have any questions, queries or suggestions, and we would be happy to help.

2-3 Station Approach,
Vale of Glamorgan,
CF64 3EE

Opening hours

Monday - Friday 9am - 5:30pm
Saturday 9am - 4pm

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An administration fee of £250 inclusive of VAT is payable prior to the commencement of a tenancy with David Baker & Company. This is non-refundable should you withdraw from the tenancy or in the event of a failed credit search. A further payment of one and a half months rent is due as a security deposit, this payment with be held in the Government backed DPS scheme. The first month’s rent is then due in advance. Details of the Deposit Protection Service can be found at their website, www.depositprotection.com