Born into a Dartmoor farming family, John Colton has spent most of his working life involved with property in all its different aspects. Experience gained in banking and auctioneering led to a three-year residential estate agency tutelage in Guildford where he established the ethics and principles which guide his business practices. He then moved back home to Dartmoor to run the flagship office of an eight-branch independent agency based in the market town of Tavistock.

In 1988, after selling the business, John founded the High Colton agency which specialised in the sale of farms and period and residential property within Dartmoor National Park, West Devon and the South Hams areas of Devon.

In 2000 John explored sales and marketing possibilities in America and Australia. He then travelled to New Zealand where he obtained a licence to sell real estate. Now living back on Dartmoor, John has decided to utilise his diverse range of skills in buying and selling by forming his own company, JohnColton.co.uk which specialises in property sales and searches.


Targeting the properties audience with an advertising strategy tailored to your needs.


Combining my unique knowledge of the area with my instinctive ability to interpret your search criteria.

Restored Victorian Villa
South facing balcony flat
Ground floor apartment



 Dartmoor smallholding in encompassing 7.5 acres with useful range of outbuildings in a glorious private yet accessible location with easy rideout - coming soon near YELVERTON

Period cottage...

COMING SOON  Detached period village house with the true essence of country living, picturesque on both the outside - two storey barn; enchanting level garden boardered by a stream - and internally with beams; fireplaces; 'Aga' and lofty deceptive rooms...


Ornate Georgian villa integrates ...

 Abundant period charms you throughout this elegant 3 storey villa which comands a lovely aspect and view out over the Walkham valley.



"John Colton recently sold my Devon house and helped me buy in Yorkshire, he  previously  sold me the house in Devon.
He is enthusiastic, years of experience, good local knowledge, and his photographs capture the heart of the house, in an equally  unique brochure.
I recommend John he is committed to sell your house, and projects this to all prospective buyers."

Ms R.M. - Horrabridge, Yelverton


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