About Us

About Us

3 The Dye House D

We are an independently owned company of Estate Agents specialising in residential property Sales and Lettings. Peter Joy has been operating since 1997 but many of the team have been in Estate Agency for far longer than that.

With offices in Nailsworth and Stroud and extensive knowledge of both the local area and Gloucestershire generally we are ideally placed to help you with your property requirements. From period cottages to new build, we offer a wide portfolio of properties for sale and to let in both town and village locations.

At Peter Joy we take time to understand your needs, whether as a vendor, purchaser, landlord or tenant to ensure that you receive the best possible service.

Talk to us today to discuss your property needs and find out how Peter Joy can help.

Meet the team.

As you will read the Peter Joy team have bags of estate agency experience but we are also truly local. We live and work in the area and are proud to be a local independent agency. We’re small enough to give you a unique personal service but have years and years of experience in commercial and residential sales and lettings so you can be confident that you will get best advice at every crucial point in what is arguably one of the most important transactions anyone will ever make. Call in and get to know the team… We’ll be with you every step of the way.

Philippa (Managing Director)

Philippa launched the Nailsworth office with Peter Joy in 2000. You could say she has estate agency in her veins but also a strong customer focus and as the owner of this thriving independent business she instills in her team the value of great customer service and the personal touch. Philippa has lived in Gloucestershire all her life and is a keen sports fan. On her weekend off she can often be found at home in her kitchen with a glass of wine, shouting at the TV or radio in support of the England Cricket or Rugby teams.

Jake (Director)

Jake joined Peter Joy in 2003 after several years with corporate and country Estate Agencies. A career Estate Agent, Jake has now officially been in sales and lettings longer than he wasn’t – it’s been his passion for more than half his life. Jake moved to the Stroud area at six years old and is a huge advocate of life in Stroud and Nailsworth. When away from the office Jake can be found tinkering endlessly with esoteric Hi-fi equipment or walking with Ferdie, his Golden Doodle.

Clare (Sales Manager, Nailsworth)

Clare has been with Peter Joy since the Stroud branch opened in 1997, having been a successful Estate Agent for some time prior to this. She grew up in Gloucestershire and has her finger on the local pulse, so she’s a great source of knowledge for prospective buyers looking for local tips and advice. Apart from a brief sabbatical to have her family she has been with Peter Joy for nearly 20 years so she knows the local property market intimately. When not helping people find their dream homes, Clare can be found with her nose in a Rough Guide planning her next trip.

Murray (Lettings Manager, Nailsworth)

Murray joined us in 2014 to head up our busy, expanding Lettings team. A real innovator with both great new ideas and a head for lettings regulation, Murray has introduced new information packs and marketing initiatives that help both Landlord and Tenants. Murray is our resident tech geek and will be very happy to talk to pretty much anyone who will listen about his latest camera or gadget.

Why are you called Peter Joy?

The Agency is named after the founder, Peter Joy. A successful Estate Agent with a track record of excellence, Peter started Peter Joy in Stroud in 1997 after becoming disillusioned with corporate agency and its focus on revenue rather than the client. It was an immediate success and he expanded, joining forces with Philippa to open a second office in Nailsworth. Sadly, Peter died unexpectedly not long after this. The team here are proud to continue working in his name, to the same exacting, customer focused standards that Peter originally envisioned.

Why not give us a call today


"Thanks for all you and your team’s hard work – it has been quite surreal that you found the perfect buyers for both houses in such a short time. You have of course spoilt me for any future sales, as this is now the standard that I will expect!"

Miss T - South Woodchester

"Excellent service, pleasant and helpful, stress free sale. I would highly recommend Peter Joy to anyone."

Mrs L - Horsley