Welcome to Hunters Estate Agents and Letting Agents Ripon


Ripon estate agents

We’re here to help you easily and efficiently buy, sell or let your property

Find your new home in the heart of North Yorkshire with Hunters Ripon.

We go above and beyond to help sellers and landlords efficiently sell or let their properties.

Whether you have a new property to let or want to sell up to downsize, our dedicated team based in the centre of Ripon are here to help.

Our services

  • 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
  • Free online or in-person property valuation
  • 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 Ripon

National reach with local expertise

As standard, we advertise your property in all the places buyers and tenants are looking including Rightmove, Zoopla, OnTheMarket, PrimeLocation and our website too.

This means that your property will reach thousands of people who are looking for their dream property.

But you also benefit from our local knowledge of your area. This helps us find the perfect tenant or buyer who will not only love your property, but what the area has to offer too.

Complete transparency and round the clock updates

We keep you in the loop on how your let or sale is progressing so you never have to chase us and you’ll never be left wondering what’s happening.

Through 24/7 access to your My Hunters portal, you can see upcoming viewings and read feedback too. This gives you control over any changes you want to make and also lets you see how we’re helping.

You can also contact us via the portal or pop into our office and speak to our team.

We pride ourselves on our service, which is why we have a customer satisfaction rate of over 96%. Have a look at what some of our customers have to say below.

Professional marketing to help your ad stand out

Choose from a range of different bespoke marketing options to create an advert and listing that will stop people in their tracks.

Options include professional photography, detailed floorplans and even filmed tours.

To catch passersby, your advertising board will have a QR code that people can scan to see your advert and listing.

Lettings packages designed for landlords

Whether you want to completely manage your property or want us to do that for you, we’ve got flexible packages to suit your needs.

From only sourcing you tenants right through to completely managing your property portfolio, we can work in a way that best suits how you want to manage your property.                                       

No hidden fees, only pay when we’re successful

You only pay us commission when we’ve successfully let or sold your property. It’s as simple as that.

This means that we’re really motivated to get you the best price in the quickest timefame, with the least hassle.


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 you should buy in Ripon

Nestled on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales national park and just outside Harrogate, Ripon is a cathedral city in the countryside.

Ideal for families and commuters, Ripon is the kind of city where you can know as many or as few of your neighbours as you like.

Situated off the A61, Ripon is a 30 minute drive from Harrogate, 50 minutes from Leeds, and 45 minutes from York. So it’s ideally located for people who prefer to live in the country but need to work in the city. Unusually, Ripon doesn’t have a train station but there are bus services that run to Harrogate several times an hour throughout the day.

Because of it’s stunning location, Ripon is a great base for people who love everything about the outdoors. Whether that’s hiking through the Yorkshire Dales or a gentle walk around the park, it’s all within easy reach. Ripon’s also home to an historic cathedral which is a great tourist attraction.

There are plenty of choices for a day out including Ripon Racecourse, the Law and Order Museum and even a nearby theme park.

See what our customers say about Hunters Ripon team:


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Meet the team

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    David Metcalfe

    Franchise Owner

    Having worked for a large corporate estate agency for six years I decided to set up my first Hunters branch back in 2011. To open up with one other member of staff with no houses to sell was the most stressful thing I have ever done! I soon found that running my own estate agency was very different to working for someone else. I remember after the first couple of months we unfortunately had a sale fall through and it hit me like a truck! Lying awake at night, not being able to think about anything else, wondering what I could do to put the deal back together! My commitment to my business remains and I very much lead from the front in all aspects of the business. When the opportunity came up to take over the existing branch of Hunters in Ripon I jumped at it. I started my estate agency career in Ripon, I met my wife in Ripon and got married in Grewelthorpe – it is an area which is very close to my heart! In my free time I love to spend time with my wife and son, cooking (particularly Thai food) and I’m a keen fan of formula one.

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    Gina Lucas

    Branch Manager

    I have worked in the industry for just over 20 years, and in that time, I have built up extensive knowledge in every aspect of buying and selling houses. Over the past four years with Hunters, from opening a new branch in October 2017, we have gone from strength to strength and this year we have been awarded a GOLD at the British property awards for Ripon and the SILVER for Yorkshire (North and East), for excellence in customer service which is a fabulous achievement built on hard work and dedication to our customers. I have lived in the local area with my family for the last 25 years and love everything that Ripon City has to offer. In my spare time, I love to eat out, visit the theatre and enjoy cruising the seas, which is a great way to see the world.

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    Ross Fallenstein

    Lettings Branch Manager

    I joined David in June 2014 following several years at a corporate letting agent. Having worked with David before and after seeing his success running his own business, I jumped at the opportunity to join him at Hunters. I was recruited as the Lettings Branch Manager to focus on growing a lettings business that could offer unrivalled levels of customer service to local property owners. I enjoy all aspects of my job and every day is different, meeting with perspective landlords and discussing our many service options is by far the most enjoyable part. Away from work my hobbies include rugby, walking with my dog Hector and skiing.

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    Helen Metcalfe

    Valuations Manager

    I have worked in the industry for over 11 years originally for a large company in Ripon. I recently joined the team in January after having a bit of time off to have my Son Harry. I met my Husband in Ripon, who owns this office, so it’s very much a family business. We both have family in the Ripon area and got married in the church at Grewelthorpe and we really love the area. I bring with me a vast amount of experience and pride myself in delivering results. I love spending time with my lovely family, eating out and enjoying long country walks.

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    Katie Poulter

    Senior Sales Negotiator

    I have worked within the industry for 25 years and have been part of the Hunters team for over 3 years, joining the Boroughbridge office before moving to Ripon in January 2018. I bring a wealth of experience and knowledge, having lived in the local area for 18 years. I have been told that one of my best qualities is patience, a necessity when helping clients through one of life’s biggest changes!!! When not at work, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, good food and wine, and when time permits a good chick flick!

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    Barbara Metcalfe

    Accompanied Viewer

    As the Mum of the owner David, it was a natural progression to join the team. As the accompanied viewer I’m in my element viewing lovely houses and meeting buyers. Having worked in the retail trade all my life, I have always enjoyed meeting new people and love a good chat. I love to accompany my friends on longs walks, I enjoy travelling and also enjoy a drink or two.

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    Emily Spurling

    Sales Negotiator

    I have worked within a customer service role since I was 13 mostly within hospitality, I decided to make the move to Hunters Estate Agents because I love meeting new people and have always had an interest in housing! I bring great customer service and enthusiasm to the Ripon Team- I’ve always got a smile on my face. When out of the office I’m often shopping, eating good food, drinking nice gin, and spending time with my dog Baxter.

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    Paula Atkinson


    Before joining the Hunters Ripon team, I was employed by an international company spending a total of 38 years in an office environment undertaking wide ranging tasks from reception and admin duties to latterly management accounts and IT systems administration. I am originally from West Yorkshire and moved to Ripon with my husband in November 2018. Ripon is a stunningly beautiful and historic place to live and one which we have both quickly fallen in love with. When not at work I enjoy long walks in our lovely North Yorkshire surroundings or working on our allotments. On a sunny day, you may even catch a glimpse me dashing along the local lanes on the back of my husband’s motorcycle.

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    Claire Hunter

    Sales Progressor

    I have recently joined Hunters after working as a conveyancing assistant for the past 5 years, I bring with me a good understanding of the conveyancing process and a cheery positive attitude ready to assist in the smooth sales progression for our clients. In my free time I enjoy hanging out with my 2 children, eating lots of lovely food, visiting new places and partying at my sisters pub.

Local area guide

Tucked away in the borough of Harrogate, Ripon is a cathedral city in North Yorkshire, edging on the Yorkshire Dales National Park. It's history can be traced back to over 1300 years ago, and it's beautiful historic buildings such as the cathedral have stood the test of time, continuously adding to the grandeur of the area.

With a population of just under 17,000 Ripon is the kind of city in which you can know as may or as few of your neighbours as you like. It's picturesque setting is perfect for families and professionals alike, with fantastic schools and short commutes to York, Leeds and Middlesbrough.

Homes in the area are available from less than £100,000, and gradually increase in price to just under £800,000 at which point you can expect to find expansive homes with jaw dropping gardens. Even the most modest of properties are easily turned into idyllic first homes, and families looking for 3 bedroomed properties homes can expect to find a multitude of options for less than £250,000. Renters are also able to find a good number of homes in the area, with one bedroomed apartments from under £400pcm and 4 bedroomed detached homes from just over £1300 pcm.

Beyond the indescribable splendor of Ripon Cathedral, if you're planning on living in, or visiting, Ripon, then you simply must visit the National Trust sites which border our beautiful city. For those wanting to explore the pastoral landscape, you can wander through Newby Hall and its immaculate gardens. Or you can  wonder at the marvel of the Druids Temple, or if you're looking for something more active you can immerse yourself at Talon Falconry. For a leisurely afternoon there's nothing quite like the Workhouse, Court, Prison and Police museums, and when you're done with all of that, circle back to the city centre to try some of the amazing local cuisine. 

Foodies can rejoice in Ripon, with a wide selection of locations which cater to ever palate. Whether you're looking for fresh fish, or something more Mediterranean, or an establishment entirely devoted to ice cream you'll be certain to find your food heaven in Ripon. When you're finally full and sated, there's still plenty to do in the city. For retail relief you have the choice between independent boutiques and markets, or branded favourites along the high street. Whatever you choose to do in Ripon, you can be sure that you'll find something for every member of the family, no matter their tastes or desires.

Whether you're looking to make Ripon your first home, or your forever home, Hunters Ripon are here to get you there. Our fully trained agents are local area experts with a real passion for the area they represent. When you're ready to move, the team get moving; and don't stop until our customers are completely satisfied with our service. So whatever your property dreams are, the team are here to help you. Get in touch today, we can't wait to hear from you.

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David Metcalfe - Franchise Partner

Contact Ripon

12 Queen Street, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 1ED

Mon - Fri: 8:30am - 5:30pm Sat: 9am - 3pm Sun: Closed

Sales : 01765 530007


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