Mayfair Town & Country estate agents have announced the winner of this year’s ‘Win a Hot Air Balloon Ride’ summer competition. The lucky individual was Ms Brookes from Easton-in-Gordano, a client of the Clevedon office, who won a pair of tickets for a flight at the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta.

The competition, which was the second of its kind the agents have run in the last two years, was open to everyone that booked a sales or rental valuation with Mayfair throughout July. Mayfair have nine offices in Bristol, North Somerset, Somerset and Dorset and it was the first year entries had been opened to clients from all offices.

A delighted Ms Brookes visited the agents’ office to be presented her winning tickets by Clevedon Sales Manager Steve Pearce.

Steve said: “We’re delighted that a client from our office clinched the prize, particularly as it was open to all of the Mayfair office clients this year - congratulations to Ms Brookes. Unfortunately, due to typical English weather and the need for perfect flying conditions to allow a safe flight, many balloons were unable to fly on the Saturday at the Fiesta, including ours. However, the winners still enjoyed a glass of bubbly at the event with the other passengers and will be rescheduling their flight for a sunnier day in the near future.”

Sara Nicholls, Sales Manager of the Ilminster office, added: “The Fiesta is such an iconic event, much loved by a lot of people across the South West. This was our South Somerset and Dorset offices’ first year participating in the competition which proved very popular, however there can only be one lucky winner. A big thank you to all of our clients from the Ilminster branch who took part in the draw, and do make sure you keep an eye out for our future competitions!”