Anne-Marie Brooks, Dorset Manager
I have been coming to the south coast for holidays since I was a little girl; my grandparents lived in Swanage so I spent many happy summers in and around Swanage, Studland and Bournemouth. I was lucky enough to move to Dorset 8 years ago and enjoy the variety the county has to offer; Shopping in Christchurch, Dorchester and Bournemouth, enjoying the walks along the Dorset Path and relaxing on the many beautiful sandy beaches along our coastline. My role as Dorset Manager is to manage the offices and staff as well as building relationships with our wonderful homeowners. I love to ensure our guests enjoy a wonderful stay in our many gorgeous properties across Dorset – whether you are looking for a coast or inland holiday, Dorset is certainly the place to visit!
Kelly Lane, Property Manager
I joined the team in April 2014 and I have worked within the industry for many years. My main role is to help owners get the most out of their properties for not only their benefit but also to ensure the customer has a fantastic experience. I also manage the Swanage office plus recruit new properties for our ever expanding portfolio and love looking round all the varied apartments, cottages and houses that Dorset has to offer.
I’ve lived in the Purbeck most of my life and consider myself lucky for doing so! I love exploring the outdoors with my two dogs, there’s so many places to choose from be it a coastal path, forest walk or trip to the beach - it’s a doggy paradise!!
Amy Pye, Property Manager
Dorset is my absolute favourite place! I spent my childhood in Weymouth but moved to Exeter in 2014 and enjoyed living and working there for nearly 5 years. I have always known that Dorset is where I wanted to live long term, so moved back at the start of the year and now enjoy spending time catching up with friends and family, doing DIY around the house (badly) or walking my cocker spaniel Bruce along the beautiful coastlines!
As a Property Manager, my role is very interesting and varied – no 2 days are ever the same! I love being out and about meeting new homeowners and building lasting relationships with our existing owners too.
Laura Farnham, Property Manager
I’m lucky to have be born and bred in West Dorset and to have spent my childhood growing up on the beach and exploring hidden holloways. I joined Wyke Dorset Cottages in 2019 having spent the last 20 years working locally as an estate agent. Dorset has a huge amount to offer holiday makers from exploring the Jurassic Coast fossil hunting, attending all the local festival and shows – of which there are many! – to finding out more about the rich historic heritage of Dorset.
I’m excited to extend Wyke Dorset Cottages reputation into West Dorset and expand our presence into the beautiful area that I am proud to live in.
Tracy Bryant, Senior Administration Assistant
I have been working for Wyke Dorset Cottages, since 2002 and consider myself very lucky to live and work in such a beautiful seaside town. It is great to pass on information about all the places that I have visited to guests when they come, to help them have a special holiday. Living and working by the seaside does make you feel as though you are on a permanent holiday! I have enjoyed taking in the stunning views whilst walking along the lovely beach, along the coastal path and through the woodland area up to Durlston Castle which has the much known Globe, along with a great cafe/restaurant. There are so many local attractions that I love to take the grandchildren along to see, Monkey World is a very short journey away and Corfe Castle to watch the many re-enactments that take place during the year.
Natalie Ball, Reservations & Administration Assistant
I am the reservations and administration assistant at Wyke Dorset Cottages and am Swanage born and bred. I have been working within the industry for many years and would like to think that I have the knowledge on the local area and can answer any questions relating to Swanage and its surroundings. I feel very privileged to have been bought up here and would not want to live anywhere else!
I love enjoying the many stunning walks we have on offer with my pooch. We spend many happy days in the beautiful traditional English woods located just behind where I live. There are so many beautiful attractions in Dorset we are spoilt for choice!!
Cleome Beagley, Guest Services Assistant
My family moved to Swanage when I was very young, so I was very lucky to be able to grow up here. Not many people can pop to the beach after school or work! I try to never take for granted the amazing place I live and know that there are still so many more hidden gems to discover in this area.
As guest services assistant here at Wyke I will always try my best if you have any questions and want an answer from a local girl. The best part of the job sometimes is watching other people fall in love with your home town, it’s the best form of job satisfaction you can get!