Welcome to Hunters Estate Agents and Letting Agents Carlisle

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Carlisle is home to the Central Hub for Hunters Cumbria, South West Scotland, and Lancaster and it is from here that our regional operations are based. We have over 25 fully trained and qualified property professionals based in the Hub on a day-by-day basis; this large and dedicated staff base makes us the largest single estate and lettings agency team in the City.

Before becoming part of the Hunters network in 2019, our Carlisle office and 8 other locations throughout Cumbria, Lancaster and South West Scotland traded under the name of ‘Cumberland Estate Agents’ for nearly 30 years. The people, skills, and knowledge of that team have all transferred over into our Hunters operation.

Hunters Carlisle is overseen by Managing Director and Hunters franchisee, Graeme MacLeod. Each of our locations are run by local people that hold extensive property industry and local knowledge, supported with a large branch network and the latest sales technology you would expect from a successful national brand.

Our number one priority is to get the best possible price, with the least hassle, within a timescale to suit you - every time.


We cover the whole of the market from starter homes and city-centre terraced properties to family homes and luxury pads in the more rural and suburban areas and in surrounding villages. As well as covering the town of Carlisle, our area covers as far as Brampton to the east of the region to Wigton in the south east

We do estate agency differently; locally we come to you with our local valuers and accompanied viewers to offer our full range of sales, lettings, and property management services. We also have secured trading partnership and referral agreements to enable us to continue to offer mortgage advice from the region’s largest lender, the Cumberland Building Society, conveyancing with Premier Property Lawyers, and property auction services with Auction House Cumbria.

The Hub

Our Central Hub here in Carlisle offers you the perfect blend of friendly and personal estate agency service with an operations infrastructure that ensures we can meet all your property needs. Our extended customer service team hours mean we are available when it is convenient to you… Why not give us a call on 01228 584249 to start your journey with us today?

Our Customer Service Team

In terms of handling buyer and tenant enquiries, progressing sales, and negotiating offers, we do this centrally using our sales hub with one of the biggest estate agency teams in the region. Our phone lines are open 9am to 5:30pm on weekdays and Saturday 9am until 4pm. No agent works harder for your sale or let.

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    Jill Dobie

    Sales Manager

    Jill Dobie is our Sales Manager and leads our large team of negotiators based in the Central Hub covering Carlisle and the rest of the franchised Hunters Cumbria, Lancaster, and South West Scotland operational areas. She came to us with several years of agency experience gained in sales, valuations, and lettings. Jill is from the west coast and lives with her family on the outskirts of Carlisle. Jill keeps a cool head in what can occasionally be a highly pressurised environment; she is always on hand to offer extra assurance and guidance to customers when chains get tough and when deals need to be made. To unwind outside of the fast-paced work environment, Jill enjoys spending time socially with her family and friends.

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    Marie Callow

    Lettings Manager

    Marie Callow is our Lettings Manager within the Carlisle branch and is also the Lettings team leaser for our entire Cumbria, South West Scotland, and Lancaster area. She is passionate about providing excellent customer service and taking care of landlords’ properties, investments, and tenants. She successfully instils this ethos within her team and ensures our landlord clients are kept up to date with ever changing legislation to ensure they remain compliant and within the law. Marie proudly holds MARLA and MAPIP qualified status and is qualified in lettings and property management in England and Scotland, Marie also holds the Propertymark qualification for inventory preparation. In her spare time, Marie enjoys entertaining at home and spending time with her family, particularly her young grandchildren.

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    Emma Bell


    Emma is a member of our Local Valuer team with 20 years of estate agency experience and is an accomplished property valuer and sales negotiator. She brings a wealth of knowledge of the local Carlisle and South West Scotland areas where she lives and has spent her working career. She has a really personal touch with customers and holds the CeMAP qualification in mortgage advice.

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    Kim Atkinson


    Kim is a Local Valuer but started out as a sales negotiator in 2005 in the busy Carlisle office. After learning the ropes by arranging viewings, negotiating offers, and all the related processes, Kim moved on to be a valuer in her local area and then managed our Penrith location. Having lived in Cumbria all her life, Kim knows the area like the back of her hand and loves helping people in all situations to do what is best for them. Kim loves nothing more than seeing a property she has listed being ‘sale’ or ‘let’ agreed knowing she has helped that customer move on, whichever way their lives are going. In her spare time Kim loves spending time with her friends and family and enjoys working out in the local gym.

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    Hazel Whitfield


    Hazel is a Local Valuer and started working in the estate agency back in the mid-1990s. Hazel has an unrivalled knowledge of the City’s property gained from more than 20 years of experience. She has covered all the roles in agency including sales negotiation and management, but it is as a Valuer that she gets her greatest enjoyment. She prides herself on providing good pricing advice and ensuring the customer gets the best return for their property.

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    Nicola Thompson

    Property Manager

    Nicola recently joined our lettings department as a Property Manager after many years out in the field valuing residential properties. She began her estate agency career with the company back in 2007. Initially working as a sales negotiator, she has pretty much covered all the roles in the business and now she has become an integral part of our lettings team. Nicola says the reason she loves her job is the reward she gets from assisting Landlords and tenants whatever the circumstances. In her spare time, Nicola loves spending time with her young family and has a passion for fitness and the outdoors.

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    Amy Swailes

    Senior Sales and Lettings Negotiator

    Amy is a Senior Sales and Lettings Negotiator that joined the business in 2017 and quickly established herself as one of our most successful negotiators. Amy came from a customer facing background in the travel industry and her transferable skills shone through. She lives with her young family in Carlisle and this helps her connect with buyers and lead to them to most suitable properties. Amy prides herself on delivering a friendly and professional customer experience.

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    Amy Ostridge

    Sales and Lettings Negotiator

    Amy Ostridge is a Sales and Lettings Negotiator that joined Carlisle the team in 2016. Amy has built up lots of experience in the last few years working as a negotiator in the local area. She has a hugely personable nature and quickly builds rapport and trust with customers. Amy is highly organised and efficient which has led her to take charge of our complicated staffing rotas which is no small feat! Outside of work Amy enjoys spending time socially with her family and friends and eating out.

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    Laura Routledge

    Sales and Lettings Negotiator and Supervisor

    Laura is the Sales and Lettings Negotiator and the Negotiator Supervisor; she is one of our most experienced negotiators and has been with the business for the past 12 years. Laura specialises in the Carlisle area and has built up a detailed knowledge of housing market activity and trends over the years. She has a passion for helping people and strives to be the estate agent you will know and trust. When not at work, Laura enjoys spending quality time with her young family.

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    Rosie Moffat

    Sales and Lettings Negotiator

    Rosie has specialised in property sales and lettings in the Carlisle and Penrith areas during her time with Hunters as a Sales and Lettings Negotiator. Rosie prides herself on her local knowledge having been born and raised in the area. Rosie joined the team 2018 and her outgoing nature helps customers and clients feel at ease. All her spare time is spent renovating her house with her husband or sketching new artwork.

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    Sarah Collier


    Sarah Collier has a demanding role as an Administrator working in our branch team dealing with a variety of sales and lettings tasks. She efficiently supports our valuers, negotiators, and members of the management team. Based in our Central Hub in Carlisle, she has a hand in all the areas we cover across the operational area from Dumfries down to Lancaster. In her free time, Sarah enjoys reading and spending time socially with her family and friends.

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    Paula Thomson

    Property Manager

    Paula joined our lettings team as a Property Manager in 2017. She has a demanding role where she is responsible for all aspects of lettings and property management including dealing with applications, referencing, arranging tenancies, arrears management, renewals, and property maintenance. Paula works hard for our landlords by remaining diligent and taking care to deliver the highest standard of protection for their properties while also looking out for the welfare of our tenants. In her free time, Paula enjoys spending time socially with her family and friends.

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    Danielle Atkins

    Property Manager

    Danielle is a Property Manager in our lettings operation based at our Central Hub where she plays an important role within our lettings and property management team; Danielle deals with tenancy applications, client referencing, arranging tenancies and renewals, arrears management, and maintenance and repairs for our rental properties and always provides a friendly, first class service to landlords and tenants. When not in work, Danielle loves spending time with her young daughter and enjoys singing and entertaining at local pubs and restaurants.

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    Stephen Goodwin

    Accompanied Viewer

    Stephen is an experienced, trustworthy, and effective Accompanied Viewer. Stephen has enjoyed showing buyers around our customers’ houses since 2014 and is undoubtedly our busiest viewer working at our busy Carlisle office. Stephen covers the entire city and the surrounding areas from Wigton to Brampton. Stephen has lived and worked locally all his life so has become very familiar with the property market, trends, and the local geography.

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    David Rowell

    Accompanied Viewer

    David has worked for us as an Accompanied Viewer showing houses to our customers since 2011 covering the Carlisle and North Cumbria area. David enjoys meeting with viewers and explaining the benefits of the property and the area.

Local area guide

The Town

Carlisle is the Cumbria’s largest county town and the primary administrative, cultural, and commercial centre for the north Cumbria area. The City of Carlisle extends to a geographical area that includes the town of Carlisle and surrounding hinterlands to cover a total area of around 402 square miles, this classifies Carlisle as the largest city in England. 

Originally a Roman town, Carlisle boasts a rich history with striking landmarks that make the area such a desirable place to live; of special note are Carlisle Castle and Cathedral that have both looked down on the border town for over 900 years. Hadrian’s Wall is a big draw to the area for those that are interested in the history of the roman occupation and Scottish and English disputes throughout the ages.


More modern attractions include the Racecourse where in addition to the usual horse racing facilities, the location also hosts a stadium, arena, and sports venue where many open-air concerts, performances, and events take place throughout the year; it is also home to the local football team, Carlisle United.


Carlisle is conveniently positioned near to the M6 to provide ease of access to the UKs motorway infrastructure and is on the mainline London to Glasgow rail network. In 2019 Carlisle got its own regional airport making Carlisle more accessible for commuters, businesses, and pleasure seekers.

Local Area

Major employers in the region are McVities and Carrs (of tasty biscuit and cracker fame), Nestle, the global food and drink manufacturers, Pirelli tyres, and Innovia, (the company that prints the UKs bank notes) is located in Wigton.

The local area boasts some high performing educational establishments, among them are; James Rennie School, Richard Rose Central & Morton Academies, Trinity School, and The Nelson Thomlinson School in Wigton.  There is also a popular University and College of Art in the vibrant town of Carlisle.

Surrounding Areas

Locations such as Wetheral, Dalston, and towns and villages north of the river remain ever popular for home buyers, as do Brampton, Hayton, Lanercost with its beautiful priory ruins, and Wigton just 10 mins away from the National Park is a very popular location for locals and visitors to the area.


Carlisle properties are popular with people moving from the surrounding areas of Cumbria and south west Scotland for employment with the larger local employers or for a more cosmopolitan lifestyle than more rural areas can offer. The range of housing types also provides wide choice for local buyers; there are homes suitable for first time buyers, students and young people looking to find economical rented accommodation, families wishing to downsize or upscale their current home in response to changing needs,  and those looking for the perfect forever home.

The Hunters Carlisle area enjoys a varied property market offering a wide choice of housing solutions to suit all tastes and budgets. We are always able to offer properties ranging from rental properties at entry level prices, to luxury homes priced within the more exclusive upper price range, and of course, everything in between.

Market Insights

Graeme MacLeod - Franchise Partner

Contact Carlisle

6 Abbey Street, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA3 8TX

Lines Open: Mon - Fri: 9am - 5:30pm, Sat: 9am until 4pm Sun: Closed

Sales : 01228 584249


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