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The founder of VIP International Homes is Shaun Ascough, a leading international property expert having operated at the very top end of agency for 20 + years.

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.











Having lived and worked in London and the UK country house market, 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. This property was then developed into a luxury 7 bedroom 850 m2 (8,500 ft2) home set over over 5 levels on the side of Table Mountain National Park for his family.

In 2012, Shaun sold this property "Leopard Rock" to the world’s largest bank (Chinese Bank "ICBC") through the VIP International Homes database of Ultra High Net Worth Property Buyers.











Since 2007, Shaun has also managed to 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 a number of English Premier League clubs including Liverpool FC and Everton which utilised 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 and as a Director of an elite Soccer Development Academy in Africa supported by a number of international footballers from the English Premier League.


Shaun remains employed by VIP International Homes as one of our key strategic advisors to help ensure we continue to offer clients a truly world class range of property sales, marketing and buying services. 

Click here to view Shaun’s profile on LinkedIn

Leopard Rock, Price Drive, Upper Constantia - Developed, lived in and then sold to the World's Largest Bank - ICBC (Chinese Bank)

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

If you are looking to sell or acquire a prime property in any of the world's most sought after locations then please contact us to find out more about our unique range of marketing & acquisition services.


Country Office: +44 (0)1425 462 549
London Office: +44 (0)203 598 6409


International Office: +44(0)203 598 6409


Cape Town Office: +27 (0)21 300 8429


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