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About us

Our offices are situated on the main high street of Bishops Cleeve and we are the only independent Sales and lettings agent in the village. With years of experience under our belts, our customers can be assured that we offer the very best service at competitive rates.

Meet the team

Our team have all lived in and around Cheltenham for a number of years and are equipped to recognise the many amenities and opportunities it has available.

John Lewis

John Lewis


John often is the first to meet prospective landlords, giving them fair and honest market appraisals.  Having a wealth of knowledge of the area and constantly keeping abreast of all things legal and technical in the lettings market, you can be assured that you are getting the very best information at all times.

If you are thinking of buying to let, John can give you comparable information, yield calculations and any lettings advice you need to make an informed decision.

Mike de Mel

Mike de Mel

Sales Director

Mike has been selling property in the local area for over 12 years and has adapted to the hugely variable and sometimes challenging market. Having lived in Bishops Cleeve all his life, his knowledge of the local area and specifically the property market is unrivalled.

Mike's no nonsense approach to estate agency and passion for giving concise property advice to buyers and sellers has earned him great respect in the industry.

Bex Lewis

Bex Lewis

Office Manager

Bex is new to the Sales and Lettings world but she brings with her a wealth of project and client management skills to us, helping organise and run the day to day running of the office.

She also looks after the advertising and maintenance of properties and working closely with Denise and John she can turn her hand to most things, in a very ordered and OCD manner!

Denise Clifford

Denise Clifford

Office Administrator & Lettings Negotiator

Denise joined in 2006 and too has lived in the local area for a number of years. No two days are the same for Denise with a range of responsibilities such as: carrying out viewings, negotiating offers & organising the start of new tenancies.

Accounts are forefront of her mind as both landlords and tenants are often keen to get going with the move. Also top of her list is ensuring all paperwork is in order making your experience as smooth as possible.

David Blondon

David Blondon

Lettings Co-ordinator

David has substantial hands on experience with his own property portfolio and through recent employment in the Gloucestershire area since moving from London to the Cotswolds.

David is our Letting Co-ordinator and works in conjunction with the rest of the team to ensure properties are let smoothly and to the right tenant keeping the Landlords best interest at heart. He is also actively involved with the property maintenance and management.

Daisy Downe

Daisy Downe

Senior Negotiator

Daisy has been working within the industry for 3 years and brings with her current knowledge in Residential Sales. She is passionate about all things property with a keen interest to get to know buyers’ and sellers’ requirements.

Having grown up around various Property renovations, Daisy is confident in qualifying buyers’ needs in order to secure their dream home.

National Star. Realising the aspirations of people with disabilities

Cleeve Residential are proud to support a local charity, the National Star.

The National Star provide specialist further education, training, personal development and residential services for people with disabilities and acquired brain injuries. We support them in any way we can that raises money for the work and dedication they provide to the students. We display student art in the office, have stalls at the Bishops Cleeve Street Fair selling items the students have produced, ranging from postcards to coasters and canvas bags to colouring books. Year on year we also take part in the Cheltenham Half marathon and all the sponsorship money raised goes to the National Star.

If you would like any further information on the National Star, visit their website.

A photo of John and Bex Lewis lining up for thier Cheltenham half marathon, and running thier charity stall, both in aid of the National Star College.


I have been a client of Cleeve Residential Lettings since 2008. I have always been very happy with the service; from sourcing suitable tenants to taking responsibility for managing and maintaining the property they make things very straightforward and stress free.

There is always someone to talk/email with at Cleeve Residential Lettings & they are very quick to respond to any requests or queries. I am confident that my property is in good hands with Cleeve Residential Lettings.

- Nick Solomides

I have always found the way the company is run to be excellent, the times that I have had to contact them with any problems, they have been sorted immediately. I would certainly recommend anybody to Cleeve Residential Lettings anytime. Keep up the good work.

- Geoff Phillips

They make things straightforward, honest advice; process is simple compared to other agents.

- Anonymous

Mike at Cleeve Residential went above and beyond expectations with friendly yet professional care. Very refreshing and I would definitely recommend Mike and use him again for my next house move (not that we ever want to move again)!

Emma Farley

About the town

Famous for being the home of the Gold Cup horse race and GCHQ listening post, Cheltenham is a spa town located within the Cotswolds. With its rolling countryside hills and bustling town centre filled with many culture festivals, it is a perfect fit for those searching for a mixture of city and country life.

You can never be short of things to do in Cheltenham. Every year the following festivals take place; music, jazz, literacy, science, cricket, design, folk, comedy, poetry and Christian arts. Also home to one of the largest outdoor pools in England, a beautiful golf course, the famous Cotswold Way walk and numerous gyms you can be sure there are ways to keep healthy.

If you have children there are numerous top schools to choose from in the area, with the most famous school in the town being Cheltenham Ladies College; the first public school in the Victorian period.

Adjacent to the M5 motorway and located on the Bristol-Birmingham mail train line allow you to get in and out of Cheltenham easily. Once within the town there are numerous services that take you in and around the area.