About Diamond Mills & Co

Diamond Mills & Co is an independent firm of Estate Agents, Valuers and Auctioneers with links to the town dating back over 100 years.

The senior partner of the company is Nigel Papworth FRICS, who joined the company in 1979, working in association with the then proprietors James Diamond and Godrey Mills.

Nigel Papworth’s great grandfather Shuckforth Downing worked as an Auctioneer in the town in the 1880s, a tradition proudly remembered by the display in our offices of a post bearing his name and promoting auction at The Victoria Hall Sale Room being held on Wednesday 12th September.....1888!

The former proprietors James Diamond and Godfrey Mills started trading shortly after the Second World War taking over the firm from R J Girling which had been established in the town since 1908.

Today, the company is one of the longest established Estate Agencies in Felixstowe and operates from large prominent premises at 117 Hamilton Road, which is Felixstowe’s main shopping thorough-fare.

The company has expanded over the years to operate busy specialist departments consisting of:

Residential Property Sales

Moving home, we appreciate, can be a very stressful experience and accordingly we aim to offer our personal attention throughout the buying or selling process to enable matters to proceed as smoothly as possible.

Our residential sales team is headed by Nigel Papworth FRICS.

We appreciate the repeat business we receive from generations of satisfied customers, their families and friends. However we do not rest our laurels and accordingly we embrace any advances in technology which may benefit our customers.

If you are thinking of buying or selling, then please contact us to make an appointment for a valuation or to discuss further the services which we are able to offer:



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Diamond Mills & Co. have specialised in the letting of properties in the Felixstowe and surrounding area for in excess of 50 years. The volume of business has increased dramatically in recent years with the "buy to let" trend being possibly the strongest single factor.

We currently let hundreds of properties from our Hamilton Road offices. We are therefore well placed to offer advice on the entire rental market, whether you are a potential landlord or tenant.

Our lettings department is run by Jackie Storey, who offers a friendly, personal and individual approach and are happy to assist with any questions you may have and can be contacted on 01394 282281 or by email at jackie@diamondmills.co.uk

Property Management

Diamond Mills & Co have specialised in the management of properties of all types and sizes in the Felixstowe and surrounding area for in excess of 50 years. We are primarily renowned and respected as being the chosen managing agents for many of Felixstowe’s well known leading apartment developments.

Our professional management section is run by Jackie Storey, who offer a friendly, personal and individual approach and are happy to assist with any questions you may have.

If you are a Freeholder contemplating appointing a managing agent for your development, or if you are a second home owner with a property to let, then contact us on 01394 282281 to arrange an appointment to discuss your requirements. jackie@diamondmills.co.uk

Fine Art Auctioneering

Diamond Mills & Co are a long established Auctioneers specialising in the valuation and sale of Antiques and items of Fine Art.

Our Auctioneer based at our sale room is Nigel Papworth FRICS who offera vast auctioneering experience.

The department covers the whole of East Anglia with Nigel and Auction Room Manager regularly travelling as far afield as Cambridge, Norwich and Colchester to offer advice on saleable items.

We are members of SOFAA (The Society of Fine Art Auctioneers) and our spacious, purpose built Saleroom in Orwell Road, Felixstowe is fully equipped, centrally located and has full parking facilities.

The latest security systems are installed and all goods awaiting sale by auction are fully insured.

When selling items at Diamond Mills & Co you will instantly appreciate the expert knowledge and high level of professional and personal service on offer. If you are thinking of selling, please contact Nigel on 01394 282281 to arrange a valuation.

Beach Hut Experts

Beach Huts are a common asset in the Coastal town of Felixstowe and tend to be highly sought after all year round. Our local knowledge and longevity in the town has allowed us to closely monitor the market values of beach huts and provide an accurate estimate on current values.

Due to the high demand and affordability of chalets in Felixstowe (compared to the likes of Aldeburgh, Southwold etc) we regularly have people register with us searching for beach huts.

Please call us today to arrange your free valuation - 01394 282281.