Gatekeeper is an estate and letting agent, working across Aylesbury, Banbury, Bicester, Swindon and Witney. We all work from one central office, so our customers benefit from a wealth of knowledge and experience in property sales, letting and property management. Our local teams look after specific areas, so a detailed understanding of individual markets is always paramount. With a service package that is truly second to none, we simply deliver better results. 98% of customers recommend us, with many rating us fantastic on our website. As we're all shareholders, that makes us extremely proud.

Serviced Areas

  • Oxfordshire,Wiltshire and Buckinghamshire

Contact Details

  Website
  City Witney
  Postcode OX28 1UE
  Address 3-4 Kingfishers Court Northfield Farm Lane
  Phone Number 019 9377 5320

  • I would recommend this business
  • Great communication, service and advice

Phil was really helpful and polite. Felt that he listened to my comments and the feed back I have had since has been really pleasing

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  • I would recommend this business
  • Polite, Professional, Coutreous

I have to say I am very impressed with the service the team has offered.
I seldom leave reviews but credit where it is due.
The local sales team have been fantastic in arranging viewings and sorting answers to questions and the central team have been great sorting paperwork and check in.
Questions about rent payments and maintenance have also been dealt with seamlessly.
Well done all

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  • I would not recommend this business
  • Great Staff and Fees

I have been extremely impressed by the support offered by Lucy and her team. I have received honest and constructive feedback about the property and that helps build my confidence. Thank you for your support and guidance

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  • I would recommend this business
  • Helpful

We were exceptionally pleased with our flat inspection with Asheley. She was extremely positive and helpful in every way and made sure we were happy with everything within the flat. It was great to meet Asheley and put a face to the name. Issues were doubt with straight away and updates from the landlord were really great to receive. Thank you.

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  • I would recommend this business
  • Sorted Problems Quickly, Friendly & Positive

Hannah has been great and very friendly. Any questions that I have had, she has been able to answer or point me in the right direction and has been very easy to contact. There has been a lot of problems with the property that we have moved into but Hannah has ensured us that it will be all sorted.

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  • I would recommend this business
  • High Standards

As expected Lucy always reaches the high standards of service I have come to expect and rely upon.
Once again many thanks for all your hard work.

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  • I would recommend this business
  • Flexible and Supportive

Dan was very thorough and even took us back to a property after ours so we could make our final choice.

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  • I would recommend this business
  • Good Attention To Detail

Came out at a moments notice and also listened to or requirements and sent only info for properties within our remit. Thank you

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  • I would recommend this business
  • Focus on Customer Care, Great Marketing

I have 2 properties in different towns with Gatekeeper which I rent out.
Both the local teams and central office team are exceptionally customer focused. They always have answers to questions and take the time to explain details and make recommendations. My tenants are also really happy with the service and support they receive.

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  • I would recommend this business
  • Complete Customer Care

My husband & I were previous Tenants of Gatekeeper and were exceptionally impressed.
We have now just bought our first property through them and they offered us the same high level of service and dedication we have come to expect over the years.
Your efforts and support are very much appreciated

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  • I would recommend this business
  • Positive & Helpful

We were exceptionally pleased with our flat inspection with Asheley. She was extremely positive and helpful in every way and made sure we were happy with everything within the flat. It was great to meet Asheley and put a face to the name. Issues were doubt with straight away and updates from the landlord were really great to receive. Thank you.

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  • I would recommend this business
  • Personalable and Knowledgeable

Lucy is efficient and friendly; everything has been very smooth for us, which is just perfect for us.
Always on point with the detail and supportive when we need help.

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  • I would recommend this business

I've had some horrible times dealing with agents before, but everyone I have dealt with here has been helpful and happy to try and look after me. What a refreshing change. Thanks

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  • I would recommend this business
  • Very knowledgeable

As a first time landlord I have been very happy with all the support and advice the team have given me.
Made renting an easy experience.
Special mention to Phil for all his help.

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Overall ratingExcellent

  • I would recommend this business
  • Great Communictaion, Expert Knowledge and Friendly Team
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so glad my landlord has switched to Gatekeeper,.. Gatekeeper was in FULL contact with me from day1, i have had a full inspection and they have taken notes of the problems. Tom done the inspection and took the notes, within the week he has arranged to get 2 of them looked at by contractors. always communicating by phone or email to keep me up dated.
A+++++++ Service

Value for moneyFantastic Value
Service & supportAlways Avaiable
QualityBest in Class
LocationGreat Parking
Overall ratingExcellent

  • I would recommend this business
  • Amazing Team and Slick Application
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I have just rented with Gatekeeper and been blown away by the service.
From the initial viewing through application and check-in.
Every member of the team has been so inform active and friendly.
Can't praise enough.
Mad a potentially stressful time super easy.
A huge thank you

Value for moneyYes
Service & supportExcellent
QualityIn everyway
LocationConvenient
Overall ratingExcellent

  • I would recommend this business
  • quick to fix maintenance

I have rented through Gatekeeper for 5 years now. Unfortunately, due to relocating for work I have to move out but I would like to thank the property Care team for being brilliant over my time in the property. I wish I could take them and my house with me when I have to move. Thanks again for the hard work

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  • I would recommend this business

Being a dab hand at renting properties, and over my time dealing with several agents. Gatekeeper have by far raised the bar in my standards. Fantastic communication, great customer service, they always listen to what we have to say and always deal with our queries immediately. Very friendly and professional. 5 stars always.

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  • I would recommend this business
  • Friendly company

The whole team at Gatekeeper have been fantastic. Always friendly service on the phone and when I was shown around my new flat. The property care team kept me up to date at every stage of my application and have been nothing but a pleasure to deal with. I would highly recommend this agency, the whole team are friendly and down to earth, if there has ever been an issue they are quick to resolve and always happy to go above and beyond. Thank you!

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  • I would recommend this business
  • Good local team

I have used gatekeeper to rent out my property for many years now and always been very impressed by the proactive nature of the team and the support they give me and my tenants
Very happy

Value for moneyExcellent
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QualityExcellent
LocationExcellent
Overall ratingExcellent

  • I would recommend this business
  • Good advice

I have rented 2 propert with GATEKEEPER over the past 2 years and they have been excellent to deal with

Any reported issues dealt with swiftly

Great support at check in and when moving out

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  • I would recommend this business
  • Easy Paperless systems

My partner and I have just moved into a property managed by Gatekeeper and I have to say we are both blown away by how simple and easy they have made the whole process.
Having rented before it can be a painful experience but this was a dream... well done guys keep up the good work.

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  • Premium rate number to call to speak to anyone, useless property care team

Really poor property care team, seriously incompetent. A failure from start to finish really, the house wasn’t cleaned to a professional standard when we moved in, the landlords junk still left in the garage and Stanley blades dotted around the house left behind from the carpet fitters. Numerous appliances stopped working in 7 months, the gas job being one of them which took 6 weeks to replace due to the fact they “never received my emails”. I had proof they were sent but they still insisted they never received them. Upon moving out they have hammered me on my deposit for some very basic wear and tear and some paint marks that weren’t even me!! They also deducted money from me for things that weren’t clean when I moved in so I’m left them untouched. Unsurprisingly the check out report they send contains no photo’s only descriptions and heavy cost reductions from your deposit, I tried to dispute some and asked for proof of it being done before I moved in but instead they just submitted me a final offer email for exactly the same amount they tried to deduct in the first place. Also, they are still trying to charge renewal fees after June 2019. All in all a complete cowboy outfit, don’t waste your time.

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  • I would recommend this business
  • Accommodating and Professional

We rented a house in Swindon through Gatekeeper. We have just bought our first home and we just wanted to say thanks because the team couldn't have been more helpful during a stressful time! They made sure we knew what we had to do throughout the whole process of checking out and while we were in the house (just over a year), we only had a couple of things that needed work and Gatekeeper got maintenance people out quickly to fix them for us.

When they needed to come to the house for viewings, we always got a text and an email to let us know what was happening and when we had friends over they understood and rearranged viewings around us. We would definitely recommend them - we've rented through lots of agents in the Area and we both felt that Gatekeeper has the best service and has thought about what tenants need.

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  • I would recommend this business
  • Quick Turn round and Marketing

Thank you as always to the team at Gatekeeper, and in this instance especially Phil and Alex. Both worked very hard to make sure the transition to new tenants was as quick as possible, yet making sure that both new tenants and landlord get the best agreement

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  • I would recommend this business
  • Personable, Proffessional

Very helpful with our purchase and have always been easy to talk to and to clarify our queries. I would recommend the service to anyone.

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  • I would recommend this business
  • dedication and professionalism

I've now bought twice and sold once through Gatekeeper and I am constantly impressed by the dedication and professionalism of the whole team.
Can recommend to anyone thinking of buying or selling.

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  • I would recommend this business
  • Good Advice & Online Sytems

As a Landlord I cant speak highly enough of both the Swindon Team and the Head Office.
I mange my property myself but they always give me great advice about the market and pricing for rent reviews etc and its easy to get deposits returned etc.
The online Log In for Landlords lets me see the status of everything 24-7 which is great as I work shifts.

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  • I would recommend this business
  • Excellent Communication & Knowledge
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Dan was absolutely amazing. He was very thorough even though he was up against it with many appointments. He answered all my questions. Made the experience very easy and I would definitely recommend to anybody.

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  • I would recommend this business
  • Personal Service

The service and advice I have received has been excellent from start to finish.
Mat was always available to answer my questions even at weekends.
I was a bit worried about selling my mothers property but it has been very simple and easy. I would definitely recommend Gatekeeper. I could not be more happy with the service I've received.

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  • I would recommend this business
  • Open Evenings & Weekends
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The team did an excellent job. My partner wasn't quite sure of the first property they showed us. But they quickly took us to another property in which was great! Altogether, they are very friendly, helpful and did an excellent job. I would recommend any day. Thank you for your help. 😎

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  • I would recommend this business
  • Dedictaed Team

Excellent service, marketing was second to none, property sold within 21 days, Team are professional and approachable, offering a service that is second to none. Kept up to date every step of the way with practical and helpful advice, would highly recommend to any would be seller

Value for moneyVery Competitive
Service & supportExcellent Communication
QualityCant fault this
LocationPlenty of Parking
Overall ratingExcellent

Gatekeeper are full of totally inadequate staff that operate like their job is to make you as dissatisfied as possible. Could never get a decent answer from any queries (always being made to an 0845 number so you are charged to chase up every time). Had 3 different Property Managers equally as useless as the last, never having any communication between each other or an idea at what goes on. Also be warned, we received information from another letting agency that Gatekeeper only allow you 6 month leases so that you can 'work out if you want to stay long term' but this is actually common practice so that they can charge renewal fees. You have been warned!!


Unfortunately I had the misfortune of renting out a property from Gatekeepers in Chain Court, Old Town, Swindon. The problem started from first viewing when the gatekeeper agent lied to about damp marks on the walls. We were told they were historic issues and had been fixed however a few days after we moved in we realised that the wall had mould growing on it. Six months ahead, after countless number of visits from supposedly damp experts and a large hole in the wall to investigate the issue, nothing has been done yet. Me and my wife are both developed breathing problems and my numerous tries to get released from the contract have failed on the basis that the damp issue is under investigation and there is nothing else the landlord can do about it.

We are forced to sleep in the lounge of a two bedroom flat because both bedroom are in unliveable conditions due to exposure to mould. Furthermore when we moved in the bed in the second bedroom was broken. On contacting gatekeepers, rather then apologising the landlord sent a message through them to say I allow the tenants to buy their own bed however they will have to store the broken bed in the property and put it back up when they leave. After a few heated arguments they agreed to replace the bed, a month after we moved in.

There have been numerous other issues in the 5 months we have been in the property ranging from washing machine breaking down, mould in kitchen cabinets to finding used razor blades behind the toilet sink from previous tenants. I am not sure how they are with other tenants but from this experience I would not recommend gatekeeper to anyone and would advise any prospective tenants to contact current tenants about behaviour of the landlord with tenants.

I would like to advice all estate agents specially gatekeepers that they should be more mindful of tenants rather than just being a landlord's agent. Tenants are the ones who suffer from any problems with the property. The landlord and estate agents should appreciate that any delays in rectifying these issues have a huge impact on their standard of living especially issues that can impact tenant's health e.g. Mould. At the end of the day tenants are your customers and you have no business if you have no tenants.

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Customer Testimonials

I am very impressed by the service given to me by Gatekeeper.
The team have been very detailed in the explanations and answers to my questions.
As a new Landlord this has been really important to me building trust and giving me confidence I feel I need in my Letting Agent.
Thanks to you all.


We have dealt with the team at Gatekeeper for the last 2 years and in that period they have been nothing less than excellent. Whatever you're looking for, be it as a landlord, or a tenant, or a potential buyer I really cannot recommend them enough.
Please give them a try.


Phil is the ideal person to promote a property for rent or for sale. I had tenants moving in within a week of Phil taking it on. And all hassle free. He is totally non- pushy which I like too. His articulate positive marketing did the job. Because of Phil I would recommend Gatekeeper to anyone wanting to let a property..or indeed sell. Many thanks Phil for a job superbly well done


I have never rented a property before and the team at gatekeeper are amazing!
Really helpful and nothing is ever an issue! I have had a couple of queries which was dealt with straight away!
The fact you are kept upto date with all the progress of the move is a real gem as you know where you are with stuff.


The entire team from top to bottom were professional helpful and friendly. We were kept informed at all stages right through and everything went as planned. Thank you.


I have used gatekeeper to handle the sale of my property on two different occasions. Both times I have been very pleased with the service provided. Highly recommended.

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From Our Website

We look after properties in Witney, Banbury, Bicester, Swindon and Aylesbury, but we don't need a branch in every town. Gatekeeper staff work together, sharing knowledge in one central office. Our local teams maintain a focus on their areas by getting out to visit more properties and speak to more customers than traditional agents. Hi I'm Mat, the Sales Director and one of the four founders of Gatekeeper. I've headed up the Sales and Letting team from day one and it's my job to ensure that they're always as driven and passionate as I am.


Gatekeeper was born 11 years ago with four founders, all aiming to deliver a fresh way to buy, sell, let and rent property. Ultimately that means putting people first. We've always felt that if our customers are happy, the business will grow. The business continues to thrive and our teams now cover Witney, Aylesbury, Swindon, Banbury and Bicester. Key to our success is our unique structure; we all sit in one central office, sharing local market knowledge (and quite a lot of cake). This means we can offer the best customer service alongside market leading prices.


Over the last 25 years, we have established great relationships with our landlords, listening to what they want from their local letting agent, and as a result have developed a comprehensive service tailored to fit your needs. Our central office, local focus structure means that we offer excellent local market knowledge and service at leading prices. We all sit together under one roof but our local teams visit your property more often than many traditional agents, giving you the best of both worlds.


Mat Symons is one of the Founders of Gatekeeper and has extensive experience in both performance management and the commercial environment having worked for a number of blue chip retailers. Having stacked up a list of achievements and awards, including holding the position of Regional Sales Director at Comet at the tender age of 21 years, his next challenge was to drive the success of Gatekeeper. He has ensured that our portfolio has expanded at an impressive rate while maintaining our core values.


This five bedroom detached family home is in a perfect position on the edge of a new development overlooking open space, so quiet and not overlooked. Convenient for easy routes into town, the local Academy School and parkway station, the location is ideal. Step from the welcoming hallway into th. This beautifully presented five bedroom home has all the space that you and your family need. Located in North Swindon this property is within catchment for good primary schools and good secondary schools.


To help with this, we've put our heads together with our experienced colleagues and numerous purchasers to choose an excellent independent financial expert to guide you through the maze. Just ask for details. A mortgage is one of the biggest financial commitments we have in our lifetime. Whether you are a first time buyer, home mover or an investment landlord looking for a buy to let mortgage, having the right mortgage can save you thousands of pounds. There are so many lenders offering a vast array of products, so it is vitally important to get the right advice.


It's vital that this is done properly to make sure the transfer is smooth. We're partnered with a professional and friendly team of conveyancing specialists who are experts at dealing with the legal work. Whether you're buying or selling, the Gatekeeper team will help make your move to your new property as stress-free as possible. By managing all your service needs under one roof and working with the best in the business, we can make sure the sale stays on track and you only have one place to call if you have any questions that we haven't answered with our regular updates.


This unique five bedroom cottage is set in the sought after village of Finstock. Packed with period features, the property has been extended to create flexible living space as well as the addition of a garage and extra bedroom options upstairs. From the hallway, step into the dual aspect living. Offers over the asking price are being considered by the seller When it comes to location, this lovely five bedroom family home could not be in a better place. Situated within catchment of great primary schools, an easy walk into town plus frequent buses to Oxford this property ticks so many boxe.