Welcome to Hunters Estate Agents Heswall


Hunters Estate Agents Heswall is a valued part of the property scene in the centre of Heswall village. Although the team at Heswall have only been part of the Hunters Group for the past three years, they have over 60 years’ experience buying, selling and letting every style of property in every type of market.

Made up from a small team, Hunters Estate Agents Heswall provide a friendly family style atmosphere with customers at the heart of our business. The Huntes Heswall office provides a varied and skilled team of individuals who all have a common goal and that is to make the moving experience as stress free and enjoyable as possible.

Directors Richard Henderson and Gary McKelvey have gone through the ranks of both Corporate and Private Estate Agency, securing senior positions before deciding to become independent agents. Supporting this duo are Stephen Atherton and David McKelvey (Gary’s Dad and Richard’s original mentor). The latter has come out of retirement to share his wealth of knowledge which extends to over forty years in the property world. Stephen is the youngest member of the team and has proved his worth with enthusiasm, fantastic communication and negotiation skills.

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Supporting the Local Community

Here at Hunters Estate Agents Heswall, we appreciate that not everyone is as fortunate as we are. We have decided to make a donation to Claire House, Wirral and Cheshire Children’s Hospice, for each property sold or let to help towards their fantastic work supporting children and their families during their difficult times.

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Our 2017 ‘Christmas Jumper Day’ was a real success with Director Gary McKelvey offering mince pies to everyone who passed on foot and in vehicles outside the office including a local bin lorry, double decker bus and ambulance. We raised a happy £252.07 for Claire House.

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Heswall & District Business Association (HDBA)

The Directors of Hunters Estate Agents Heswall are pleased to support their Senior Negotiator Stephen Atherton in acting as Chairman of the Heswall & District Business Association. The aim of the group is to cement local business’ together and look at ways to enhance the experiences of local residents and visitors to the area.

A classic example of this is the erection of the Christmas Lights in Heswall. Unfortunately, despite the high business rates paid in Heswall, the Council felt unable to offer Christmas Lights. The Heswall & District Business Association raised in excess of £3,000.00 in 2017 to make Heswall a festive centre for all to enjoy.

See what our customers say about Hunters Heswall team:

I had a number of Estate Agents visit my late mother in law’s house as we personally didn’t know the area that well in terms of selling a house that was once a loving home for 40 years for my wife and expatriate brother in law. All the Agents were professional & precise in their approach – and thus their attempt to sell themselves convincingly & hard but not too hard, was for me, not convincing at all. What made me settle on Hunters in Heswall then, was the relaxed approach. So relaxed, the Agent was almost lying down on the sofa! Not quite, but this almost blasé approach was a refreshing change. I liked the Agent personally and there was no hard sell. My subsequent interactions and emailing’s were quick and responsive. Any questions were immediately answered comprehensively in understandable English. Towards the end, before officially selling, a cup of tea was appreciated at the Office on one of my frequent several hour journeys to & fro sorting the house out. Needless to say, the house was sold (provisionally) in three days at the top price asked for. I appreciated the fact that there was no bartering down of the asking price and so in turn I respectively decided not to try and raise the asking price in a so called ‘bidding war’ with other Agents. It was our family home and the fact that a lovely new couple with a new born have now moved in is a delight and gives us great satisfaction. It brings our family grief in regards to the home, a wonderful ending. Thanks to Hunters for a well conducted, though brief, working relationship. I highly recommend them indeed to anyone selling in the Heswall area of Wirral.

Mr J, Heswall

Following the death of our parents, my sister and I had to sell our family home. This was not easy because my sister lives on the other side of the UK, and I live abroad. However, after speaking to several agents, my brother-in-law recommended Hunters, and the whole process went very smoothly thanks to the help and support of the Hunters team. They understood our circumstances, were very professional, and their approach to doing business was ethical: a fair rate, which they only claim if they are involved in making the sale. We received a bid within three days of the property going on the market, and the sale was finalized within a couple of months. I would recommend Hunters to anyone who wants to sell through a responsible agency that they can trust.

Mr W, Heswall

From start to finish I have been nothing but impressed by Richard and Stephen at Hunters Heswall. They responded quickly to my request for a valuation and were prepared to fit in around my schedule. Richard took the time to find out about me and my family and his valuation of my property was well thought through and demonstrated an excellent knowledge of the local property market. He explained his ideas for marketing the property and, rather than stick to a standard formula, these were bespoke to the property, area and my situation. The fee I was offered was competitive and from instruction Richard moved quickly to take fantastic photographs which were a credit to my house and the work I'd undertaken on it. Richard and Stephen set up a number of viewings within hours of the property going on the market. Richard showed all viewers round himself which resulted in several offers and I was very pleased with the price we achieved. I was then offered support in my onward purchase. Viewings of Hunters properties were arranged quickly and I was shown around them by Richard. I was also given advice on properties I was viewing with other agents which proved invaluable. Once my chain was in place, Stephen and Richard were always on hand to offer advice and support as the sale and purchase went through. I cannot recommend Hunters Heswall highly enough, their approach was friendly and caring as well as knowledgable and professional.

Ms B, Heswall

We recently purchased our first family home through Hunters, Heswall. Richard and Stephen were brilliant, right from our initial enquiry and spent time showing us round the property and informing us of the previous owners. Richard and Stephen are both so friendly and informative and helped answer all our questions and keep us informed on the progress of our purchase. They made the process of buying our home happy and stress free! Thanks to both!

Ms S, Heswall

I purchased my house 5 years ago through Hunters (then Bradshaw Henderson) and just sold it with them too. House was valued honestly and realistically to sell and not over valued like competitors did to try and win my business to be told to reduce it 2 months later-oldest trick in the book but still going on!! Phone calls always answered or returned promptly if not and was kept in the loop throughout the sale. Talking of going the extra mile Hunters even contacted the new owner for me when we realised we'd left some sentimental cutlery in the dishwasher-Steve was straight on the phone and got it back for us!! Many thanks to all at Hunters Heswall, keep up the good work.

Mr D, Heswall

We have just purchased a property through Hunters and we could not recommend them enough! Our sale was not straightforward owing to my fiancée being self-employed but the staff at Hunters were incredibly understanding and helpful. Thanks again Richard and Stephen!

Mr & Mrs D, Heswall

We chose Hunters because they had recently sold another property in the same road and we wanted a local estate agent who knew the market well. Hunters staff and management were very friendly and knowledgeable, from pricing the property correctly to advising on the best way to market the property. They found a buyer within two weeks of advertising. Unfortunately the sale fell through, but Hunters had retained details of all other enquiries and quite quickly found another buyer who has now completed the purchase of the house. Throughout the process they kept us fully informed of any developments and were unfailingly positive and reassuring, whilst also being realists about managing expectations. I would have no hesitation in recommending them to prospective buyers or sellers.

Mr S, Heswall

We recently purchased our first family home through Hunters, Heswall. Richard and Stephen were brilliant, right from our initial enquiry and spent time showing us round the property and informing us of the previous owners. Richard and Stephen are both so friendly and informative and helped answer all our questions and keep us informed on the progress of our purchase. They made the process of buying our home happy and stress free! Thanks to both!

Mr A, Heswall
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This Hunters business is independently owned and operated by McKHendo Properties Limited | Registered Address: 3 Stadium Court Plantation Road, Bromborough, Wirral, CH62 3QG | Registered Number: 10665242 England and Wales | VAT No: 267 6353 73 with the written consent of Hunters Franchising Limited.

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    Gary McKelvey


    Gary has been in Estate Agency since 1988 and has experience within both Sales and Lettings covering North Wales, Wirral and the wider Cheshire areas. Gary is a total Property Professional not only does he have an eye for detail specifically in Management but Gary has never lost that hunting instinct which drives him to secure that sale or let that is so important to his clients. Gary’s biggest quality is the ability to make time for people. Estate Agency is a business but without wonderful people it is nothing.

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    Richard Henderson


    Richard is the founder of the Heswall branch and knows the Wirral market inside out. He has a passion for Customer Service and no one takes a greater delight than Richard when we get a good result. Richard will take time to explain the House Selling Process and has specialised in Residential Sales since the mid-eighties. He therefore has experienced more or less every kind of property in every kind of market. His advice is always honest and freely given.

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    David McKelvey

    Senior Property Consultant

    David is a consummate Estate Agent and provides our team with a stability which only the advice from a true professional can give. They say you never stop learning in this business but with his multi-decade background in frontline Estate Agency we and the clients in turn, never fails to gain from his pearls of wisdom. David has never forgotten how to get the best for the client and no one is more adept at gaining an offer from a viewing. David has been a significant influence in the careers of both Gary and Richard and values the lessons learned.

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    Stephen Atherton

    Sales Negotiator

    Stephen is our longest serving colleague, joining us from an established background in Marketing. It was not before he was bitten by the 'property bug', since proving to be a tenacious negotiator on behalf of our clients. When not in work Steve is a consummate musician being a classical tenor and violinist.

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    Ian Ward

    Director, CeMAP CeRER, Exchange Wealth Management Mortgages

    Ian has worked in financial services for well over 30 years and previously ran his own independent mortgage company in Heswall for 22 years. He has decades of experience in assisting homebuyers and home owners to fully achieve their mortgage and protection insurance needs.

Local area guide

In our opinion, there is nowhere else in the United Kingdom that offers the diversity of terrain, culture and economy that is to be found in the village of Heswall, being situated as it is on the wonderful peninsula of Wirral. Predating the Doomsday Book, at the heart of the small hamlet that was ‘Eswelle’, stands to this day St. Peter’s Church, with the oldest tower structure in the area, predating the Doomsday Book.

Enjoying a strong coffee shop/restaurant culture, Heswall has plenty of options to chose from, whether you just want to grab a cup of something warm and a slice of cake in one of the charming yet quality tea rooms (you really must try Isabelle’s Tea and Cake) or for those of you wanting high-quality dining with a glass of something bubbly Heswall boasts restaurants such as Gusto, Silk Rd and Burnt Truffle to name just a few.

Keen on golf, then Heswall Golf Club is a must, with idyllic views across the Dee Estuary and in to Wales. Just a stone’s throw away, is the popular area of Hoylake which is where the Golf Open Championships have been played for many a year. Fancy a bit of celeb spotting? Well, it has been known that some famous faces such as George Clooney, Robbie Williams and even David Beckham have been spotted around the area when the Open is in town.

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Not forgetting all you walkers, runners and cyclists. Heswall sits on the Wirral Way which is part of the former Birkenhead Railway route from Hooton to West Kirby. Forming a 37-mile trail, you will have chance to explore all sorts of terrain through coastal villages, woodlands, country parks, meadows, heath land, beaches and two meres. What are you waiting for?

We are even lucky enough to have our own shop called Runners Hub, where you can purchase all sorts of clothing, footwear, technical equipment and event enjoy a refreshing energy shake before or after a run. Dust off those running shoes and pay them a visit.

Have you a growing family? In need of a good local school? Well look no further. Heswall is an exceptionally popular residential area and getting into the catchment areas of the local schools can be tricky. Coming to Heswall, you certainly have an array of schools to choose from including Heswall Primary School, St Peter’s C of E Aided Primary School and Gayton Primary School which are just the schools in the near vicinity. Plenty to keep your little one’s occupied.

Heswall centre itself has over the years, become known as a ‘hot spot’ for shoppers, diners and for anyone looking to enjoy a good night out. Not wanting the Heswall experience to stop there? Then why not stay the night? Both the Jug and Bottle and Sunnydale Lodge offer quality accommodation.

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Contact Heswall

240b Telegraph Road, Heswall, Wirral, CH60 7SG

Mon to Fri – 9am to 5.30pm Sat – 9:30am to 3:00pm Sun – Closed

Sales : 0151 342 2444


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