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About Us


VIP International Homes exclusively focusses on selling & acquiring the very finest properties throughout the UK, Africa & the USA. 


In 2002, the business launched in the UK as a Property Buyer's Advisory service (Buying Agent) by International prime property expert, Shaun Ascough.


Since launch the Property Buyer's Advisory service has acted for many of the world's wealthiest/high profile Property Buyers to assist them in acquiring some of the UK's finest Country Houses, Estates and London properties - click here to view some of our previous sales & acquisitions


Our clients tend to be Ultra High Net Worth Private Families, Captains of Industry, Entrepreneurs, Celebrities/Sports Stars, International Dignitaries and Corporate clients - all having a desire to receive exceptional service and innovative solutions which are delivered by intelligent/sophisticated Real Estate professionals offering the world class level of service they are used to receiving.


Due to a high level of demand from property sellers wanting to confidentially sell their prime properties, in 2004, we designed and launched our Discreet Property Marketing service which offers prime property owners the unique opportunity to have their properties discreetly presented for sale to Ultra High Net Worth Property Buyers. This service places a high level of control with the property sellers to ensure they get to sell or test the market with the minimum of fuss, intrusion and market awareness.


In 2014 we launched our VIP International Property Marketing service which proactively markets the finest properties for sale in the UK, Africa and USA to Ultra High Net Worth International property buyers. This service provides each client's property with the level of premium marketing it requires in order to help ensure it sells for the premium price it deserves.

Meet The Founder (Shaun Ascough)

The founder of VIP International Homes is Shaun Ascough, a leading international property expert having operated at the very top end of agency since 1995.

Originally trained and qualified as a UK Accountant, Shaun has operated in top end agency since 1995 serving in a number of roles including Main Board Director of a leading search UK & European search agency before setting up the Property Buyer's Advisory service of VIP International Homes in 2002.

Shaun has pioneered many innovative marketing solutions including the VIP International Property Marketing service which proactively markets clients prime properties for sale directly to International Ultra High Net Worth Property Buyers. 

Leading from the front, Shaun has personally overseen and managed the acquisition of many of the finest UK country Homes & Estates for VIP clients since launch.











In 2006, Shaun moved to Upper Constantia in Cape Town, South Africa where he bought a prime development opportunity situated in one of the highest valued areas of Cape Town where he had built a luxury 7 bedroom 850 m2 (8,500 ft2) home over 5 levels for his family. In 2012, Shaun sold this property to the world’s largest bank (Chinese Bank "ICBC") through VIP International Homes database of Ultra High Net Worth Property Buyers.










Since 2007, Shaun has also managed invest considerable time & funds into a number of Social Enterprise & Social Investment Projects in the UK, Africa, USA and The Far East to help make a difference throughout the world. These have included being a Board Member of Living Hope International ( to help raise awareness for this pan-African faith based make-a-difference organisation; Board Member & Investor of a Soccer Talent Search programme in partnership with Liverpool FC and utilising a 'Soccer Idols' type Reality TV show to find Soccer's Next Professional footballers; Owner/Founder of an African media & multi-platform format Development Company to help showcase Africa to the world; An Ambassador to Ambassadors Football ( to help raise support for their community and prison Soccer projects.


Quite uniquely, Shaun offers clients a very rare opportunity to be represented by a commercially astute and professionally qualified international prime property expert who has also personally bought, built, owned and lived in some of the very finest properties in the world. 

Click here to view Shaun’s profile on LinkedIn

Leopard Rock, 47 Price Drive, Upper Constantia - Bought, Built, Lived in and then sold by Shaun to ICBC (the World's Largest Bank)

One of Shaun's most favourite acquisitions to date - The Tukal, Dock Lane, Beaulieu, The New Forest National Park, Hampshire. UK

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