Welcome to Hunters Estate Agents and Letting Agents Kendal

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Our estate agency services in Kendal became part of Hunters in 2019 but go back to the early 1990s when we traded as a branch of Cumberland Estate Agents. 

Hunters Cumbria is owned and led by Managing Director and Hunters franchisee, Graeme MacLeod. Graeme has over 20 years of estate agency experience and has worked extensively at a senior level throughout the north of England for the UK’s largest agencies. Having lived most of his life in Cumbria he fully understands the lure of the area, and the dynamics of the Cumbrian property market.

Our friendly local team or valuers and accompanied viewers are always ready to help you find the perfect property, give honest and accurate valuations, provide accompanied viewings, and manage rental properties from our branch. To provide an even better service to all our customers, we also have over 25 property professionals based at our Central Hub  from where we provide dedicated customer services, extra resources, and additional staff and support until 8pm on weekdays and 4pm at weekends.


We offer residential property sales, lettings, and property management services across our south lakes business area. We are also proud to be able to offer exclusive referral agreements with Premier Property Lawyers to cover your conveyancing needs, the property auction specialists ‘Auction House Cumbria’ for access to properties and land that comes to market via the auction route, and mortgage advice and lending with the Cumberland Building Society.

Most of the sales we deal with are to local family buyers moving up and down the property ladder and first-time buyers taking their first steps. There is also a strong second home market in certain parts of the area due to the successes of local tourist industries, and we successfully sell and rent to a number of commuters who use the rail links to connect with the larger cities heading south on the London line.

We work closely with some of the region’s best new homes builders and with a thriving property management department we can introduce investors to properties that would boost their portfolio. Our valuers can also appraise land and development opportunities.

Our business model is delivered with the customer at the forefront, we combine traditional estate agency values with cutting edge technology, state of the art sales software, and a robust presence of national property portals to optimise the potential of your property sale or rental.  We bring our services to you with our local valuers and accompany all viewings, we and then deal with all your buyer and tenant enquiries, offers, and financial negotiations from our Hunters Central Hub located in Carlisle. The hub enables us to respond to enquiries quickly and efficiently all under the watchful eye of our sales managers that cover the Hunters Cumbria, Hunters Lancaster, and Hunters South West Scotland areas.

Contact Us

Our estate agents operating down in the South Lakes area are lucky to be covering one of the UKs most desirable places to live. We offer sales on everything from luxury mansions to holiday homes, starter homes to forever homes, and everything in between.

Call us on 01539 816399 and let us help you find your perfect new home 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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Meet the team

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    Jill Dobie

    Sales Manager

    Jill Dobie, our Sales Manager, leads our team of negotiators. Jill is based in the Central Hub and has overall responsibility for all things sales for Hunters Cumbria. Jill has several years of agency experience gained in sales, valuations, and lettings and is always on hand to offer extra assurance and guidance to customers and sales teams when property chains need extra assistance to finalise a deal.

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    Marie Callow

    Lettings Manager

    Marie is our Lettings Manager. Marie is based in the Central Hub and has overall responsibility for the Hunters Cumbria lettings teams. Marie provides excellent customer service and taking care of our landlords’ properties, investments, and tenants is her specialism. Marie also ensures that all our landlords are kept up to date with the latest legislation to remain compliant with the law. Marie holds a qualification in lettings and property management in England and Scotland and holds the Propertymark qualification for inventory preparation.

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    Samantha Brown


    Samantha Brown is our Kendal specialist in the Central Hub and has worked for the agency for the last 15 years. She has an in-depth knowledge of all areas of the estate agency business and prides herself on her excellent customer service and striving to achieve the best sale price for her clients. Samantha specialises in the Kendal and the South Lakes towns and villages and has built up a detailed knowledge of local housing market activity and trends. Outside work Samantha enjoys travel, cooking, walking in the hills and spending time with her family.

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    Mark McKee

    Accompanied Viewer

    Mark has been our Accompanied Viewer for the last 5 years, he previously spent 25 years in retail management. This customer facing experience has given him outstanding customer service skills and he believes strongly in delivering exceptional service to his clients. Mark is local to the South Lakes area and has detailed knowledge of the properties in the local area as he has covered most of the local roads on his bike as a keen cyclist.

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    Suzanne Jackson


    Suzanne is our Local Valuer and has been in the estate agency industry for many years. She began her career as a property Valuer in the West Midlands before getting the opportunity to move into the area and manage a branch in nearby Carnforth. Sue took up her valuing role in 2017 and brought her wealth of sales and lettings experience to the good of our customers. In her free time Sue’s adventurous nature comes to the fore enjoying weekend in the beautiful local and Lakeland countryside camping with her husband and dogs.

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    Sarah Falconer


    Sarah Falconer is our local valuer covering the Barrow, South Lakes and Furness. With over 13 years’ experience in the estate agent industry. Sarah has covered every role from accompanied viewer, sales negotiator, lettings management, branch management, and valuer; Sarah says, “The best part of my job is the initial visit, that very first part of the moving journey is so exciting. I love to be involved and watch the plan come together over the coming months”. Sarah lives locally so has a vast knowledge of the town and the outlying areas which give her a great insight into the real property market in this beautiful area of Cumbria.

Local area guide

Hunters Kendal covers the whole Kendal area, and with us being just 8 miles from Windermere we also cover the Lake District National Park as far as Ambleside and Coniston. To the south we cover the towns of Milnthorpe, Storth, Sedbergh, Levens and as far as Grange over Sands.

Property Market

Property prices in the South Lakes area are amongst the highest in Cumbria, this is partly due to the excellent commuter links to the M6, the mainline Glasgow to London rail service network and because of its proximity to the Lake District National Park and the beautiful towns extending into the Furness Peninsula that ensures buyer demand is high.


The area has a large number of successful state and independent schools such as Heron Hill Primary, Ghyllside Primary, Settlebeck School, Kirkby Stephen Grammar, Dallam School in Milnthorpe, Windermere School, and Sedbergh to name but a few. The Kendal area also provides excellent educational provision for pupils with additional needs at Sandgate School and The Appletree School.

Kendal College offers education opportunities from school leavers, apprenticeships, degree level courses and a range of adult education courses.

Restaurants, Bars and Cafes

Kendal has been voted one of the best places to live in the UK, and it is not difficult to see why. The local area has so much to offer with fine foods, indoor and outdoor activities, breath taking scenery, and plenty of places to kick back and enjoy yourself-it is hard to know where to begin! 

The town could be easily classified as a ‘foodies paradise’ as there is so much variety to suit all palates. A good place to start would be to wander the streets taking in all the independent cafes and artisan bakers that offer the perfect stop for some local cakes, a cup of something hot, and a spot of people watching; ‘Ginger Bakers’ is a popular spot to enjoy a range of traditional ginger cakes and slices, along with a wide range of non-ginger products and a gluten free range, the ‘Lovingly Artisan’ bakery is also well worth a visit along with a trip to The Elephant Yard Shopping Centre for some legendary macrons from Al Strong. If something stronger is more your style, why not pop in to ‘The little Gin Shop’ that offers gins distilled in the Lake District alongside a good range from across the globe, why not also spend some time checking out the micro-breweries lovingly hand crafting beers at the Fell Brewery, Bowness Bay Brewing, and Chadwick’s Brewery.

The town and surrounding area have plenty of pubs that are family friendly or others suited to a more adult night out, ranging from old traditional country pubs to pubs offering jam nights, reggae nights, folk music, through to electronica, there is also a good selection of newer modern bars serving up the best cocktails the Lake District has to offer. The town also has a thriving live music scene with The Brewery Arts Centre serving up live music, theatre productions, film screenings, food and drink.

The Town

Kendal serves as one of the main shopping locations for the region, Wainwrights Yard is an award-winning custom-designed shopping area in the heart of Kendal, Westmoreland Shopping centre offers a modern ‘indoor’ shopping centre experience. A lovely little street just off the marketplace, New Shambles, is a hidden gem of locally owned, independent stores.

Kendal’s Cultural Quarter is located in the Kirkland and Highgate area, there are antique shops, a well-respected art shop, the parish church and a good selection of independent specialist shops.

Twice a week, Stramongate is host to a fruit and vegetable market offering excellent fresh produce.


The town is served with great facilities at Kendal Leisure Centre, the complex includes a swimming pool, a state-of-the-art gym, a mixed-use sports hall, and a 900-seat theatre; so definitely something for everyone. The area also boasts three golf courses, including one with a dedicated driving range to perfect your swing.

The River Kent has an imposing presence through the town, and you can walk the riverbank paths from one end of the town to the other. Places to stop along the way are the Abbot Hall, Abbot Hall Art Gallery, and Abbot Hall Park (that were the original gardens for the hall), which are open to the public. Gooseholme Park is one of Kendal’s most popular green spaces along the riverbank, and is just a stones throw from the town centre across the bridge.


Noble’s Rest and Maudes Meadow are extensive gardens near the centre of Kendal that date back to 1776 and are a popular lunchtime spot for the town’s workers, further afield in Levens, the Hall and Gardens is a wonderful example of Elizabethan life.

Bowling Fell is the site of Kendal’s first castle, and the remains of the motte and bailey (known as Castle Howe) make a great place to visit. An obelisk was placed on the site to commemorate the Glorious Revolution of 1688 and is well worth the short trek up to the monument as it offers spectacular views.

With so much going on, it is not surprising that so many people rely on Kendal mint cake to provide a boost! 

The Quaker Tapestry museum displays an interesting look at the influence of the Quaker movement on the modern world through the medium of textiles, and the Kendal museum has plenty of exhibits to occupy the most inquisitive of minds, both venues are well worth a visit.

Market Insights

Graeme MacLeod - Franchise Partner

Contact Kendal

Kendal @ 6 Abbey Street, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA3 8TX

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

Sales : 01539 816399


Lettings : 01539 816399


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