Welcome to Hunters Estate Agents and Letting Agents Cockermouth


We make it easy for you to buy, sell or let your property

Our friendly team help buy, sell or let property in Cockermouth, Keswick, Aspatria and the surrounding villages.

With over 20 years of experience living and working in the area, we know the market and what makes it attractive.

So if you need us to take the stress out of selling or letting your property, get in touch today.

Our services

  • Free online or in-person property valuation
  • Exceptional marketing to help your property stand out. Choose from bespoke packages, including professional photography, detailed floor plans, videography, and QR codes on lettings and sales boards.
  • 24/7 access to your own My Hunters property portal where you can track upcoming viewings and review feedback
  • A range of flexible lettings packages designed to suit landlords. Options include securing tenants through to completely managing your property, choose which suits you best.
  • You only pay our commission when we’ve successfully found you a buyer or tenant

Why choose Hunters

A faster, better-informed move

Through the My Hunters portal, you can easily keep track of your sale or let. You can see upcoming viewings, review feedback and take action, manage your property details and see any offers.

You can also get in contact with the team who are on hand to answer any questions.

All this means your move progresses faster and you’re never left chasing up the next steps.

Lettings packages to suit you

Our lettings packages are designed with you and your tenants in mind.

Options include only sourcing tenants right the way through to completely managing your property. We work as a partnership, and our involvement fits around how you want to manage your business.

If you’re unsure which package is right for you, get in touch with our lettings team today.

Reach a broad engaged audience of buyers and tenants

We advertise your property in all the places house-hunters are looking. This includes Rightmove, Zoopla, OnTheMarket and our website too.

The more people who fall in love with your property, the faster it will come off the market.

Professional marketing for a showstopping ad

Your property needs to stand out from the competition, and our marketing packages help you do just that.

Build a bespoke package from a range of professional services to help bring the viewings through your door.

Options include photography, videography, detailed floor plans and a QR code on your signage for passers-by to scan.

Local knowledge from a friendly team

Living and working in the area means we know the best parts of every area. This helps us match buyers and tenants with your property and your postcode..

Competitive fees and no commission until we’re successful

That’s it. You don’t pay until we’ve done our job.

Free property valuation

Find out how much your property is worth.

Choose from an online valuation to get a rough overview, or we can visit your property to give you an accurate assessment.

Book a valuation today

Book a free property valuation with Hunters

Why live in Cockermouth

Nestled on the western edge of the Lake District, Cockermouth has historic character.

The easiest way to get around and outside Cockermouth is with a car. The A66 runs east into the Lake District and west to Workington and the coast. The A595 goes north up to Carlisle too. Cockermouth doesn’t have a train station, and the nearest is in Penrith or Carlisle.

The birthplace of William Wordsworth, nature and history are intertwined in Cockermouth. Bassenthwaite Lake is less than 20 minutes drive away so you can soak up Wordsworth’s inspiration. Cockermouth castle is at the heart of the town and is a grade 1 listed building and ancient monument which is occasionally open to the public.

If shopping is more your speed, Cockermouth has plenty of high street and boutique shops peppered among restaurants and bars. For something a little different, the Lakes Distillery is a 10-minute drive (or taxi journey!) away and offers guided tours of the whisky and gin distillery.

Cockermouth has a range of schools for kids of any age with more options in nearby towns too.

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Meet the team

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    Jill Dobie

    Sales Manager

    Jill is our branch Sales Manager and she oversees our large team of negotiators based in the Central Hub in Carlisle that cover Cockermouth and the rest of the Hunters Cumbria area. Jill has several years of estate agency experience in sales, valuations, and lettings, and keeps a cool head when chains get tough and purchase issues need to be resolved.

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    Marie Callow

    Lettings Manager

    Marie Callow is our Lettings Manager at Cockermouth and runs the lettings department for the area from her base at the Carlisle Hub. Marie has exceptional customer service skills and is passionate about her role safeguarding our landlords’ properties, their investments, and our tenants’ wellbeing. She also ensures that all our landlords are kept fully up to date with changes on landlord legislation to maintain full compliance. Marie holds the Propertymark qualification for inventory preparation and is qualified in lettings and property management in England and Scotland.

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    Heather Nicholson

    Property Marketing Advisor

    Heather is a Local Valuer for our West Coast team. Heather began with Hunters as a sales negotiator covering the Cockermouth area and has been the local valuer since 2016. She lives with her family in the local area so understands the market both as a professional estate agent and local resident. Before her agency career, Heather worked in customer facing roles and enjoys the people aspect of her present role.

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    Nicola Nunn

    Sales and Lettings Negotiator

    Nicola Nunn is the Sales and Lettings Negotiator based at Hunters Central Sales Hub. Nicola is part of our West Coast Team and specialises in the Cockermouth and North Lakes areas. Nicola joined the team in 2018 from the retail sector and has brought passion to deliver a positive and professional customer experience. During her free time Nicola enjoys cooking and spending time with her family.

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    Rhys Benson

    Senior Sales and Lettings Negotiator

    Rhys Benson is the Senior Sales and Lettings Negotiator. Rhys joined the business in 2016 and very quickly stood out as one of our top sales negotiators. He became a senior negotiator in 2018 and has specialised in the Workington and West Coast area for all this time. He has a great knowledge of the area and prides himself on his customer service. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his young family and watching his football team, Carlisle United.

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    Jodie Parker


Local area guide

Property Market

The Cockermouth and North Lakes housing market is very diverse with everything from starter homes to retirement homes, and family homes to second homes. Cockermouth itself is popular with local house buyers raising their families and working either on the west coast, Carlisle, or in the tourism industry within the Lake District National Park.  Towards Keswick and the surrounding villages within the national park there is a noticeable rise in selling and rental prices as ‘home hunters’ seek to live in one of the UK’s most beautiful destinations. 

The Town

Cockermouth is a popular town that lies 25 miles south east from Carlisle, and 30 miles west of Penrith where the M6 motorway can be picked up. The town’s main street is full of local shops selling everything from fresh fish to toys, ladies’ clothes to ironmongery. The town is very well provisioned with well-known high street names and smaller independent shops for the more specialised goods and discerning customers. ‘Taste Cumbria’ food festival events are hosted in Cockermouth a couple of times a year; this brings trade and visitors to the town as well as providing a lovely community event.


Hunters Cockermouth staff love working in this picturesque town that is steeped in history and packed with things to see and do. Cockermouth Castle is well worth a visit; it is believed that Mary Queen of Scots visited here while fleeing her home in Scotland and heading South. William Wordsworth, the poet, and Fletcher Christian, the infamous mutineer on Captain Bligh’s ‘Bounty’ were both born in the local area, and the town market that hosts craft and continental markets is known to pre-date 1221.


Cockermouth School offers secondary and sixth form provision and is rated one of the best schools in the locality, making Cockermouth popular with families wishing to live within the catchment area. There is also a choice of state primary schools offering a good standard of education.


For the active residents of Cockermouth, the town offers a leisure centre and a local Golf Course at Embleton that was designed by James Braid, and The Reivers Cycle route passes through the town as part of its 150-mile route through the lakes and borders. Harris Park is located in the town and has tennis courts, a bowling green, a children’s activity play area, and many lovely terraces to wander along taking in the views of the town. Highfield Sports ground on the outskirts of the town provides good quality space for amateur football and rugby.

The town sits on two rivers, the Derwent and the Cocker, and although the area has suffered from flooding in the past, much preventative work and investment has been provided to prevent this occurring in the future.

Surrounding Areas

Within the Hunters® Cockermouth area is Keswick, located 14 miles from Cockermouth, it is a popular market town in the northern part of the Lake District National Park and was recently designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is the home of the only actual lake in the Lake District, Bassenthwaite, all the rest are meres or waters, it also sits on the banks of Derwentwater.  Towering nearby are some of the largest mountains in England, known locally as fells, including Helvellyn and Skiddaw, making the area incredibly popular with walkers who return time and time again, often eventually deciding to settle here.

The Keswick Adventure Centre is the perfect place to go ghyll scrambling, rock climbing, abseiling, canoeing, paddle boarding, and canyoning, or perhaps whiling away the hours with a wander through the town centre taking in a little bit of retail therapy and a rest at one of the many restaurants, cafes, bars, and pubs. Unsurprisingly, tourism is the largest industry and employer in the town and surrounding areas.

Another popular location in our area is Aspatria, a small town to the north west of Cockermouth and close to the coast. Aspatria is more industrial than the other neighbouring towns and has more of a focus on a farming and agricultural economy. Split down the middle by the A596, which is one of the major trunk roads linking Carlisle with the west, it is an ideal place for anyone looking to commute to Carlisle, Keswick, or Cockermouth area. There is a real feeling of community here and locals tend not to move away.

Market Insights

Graeme MacLeod - Franchise Partner

Contact Cockermouth

Cockermouth @ Unit 15, Lillyhall Business Centre, Jubilee Road, Workington, CA14 4HA.

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

Sales : 01900 825900


Lettings : 01900 825900


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