Welcome to Hunters Estate and Letting Agents Shipley


Shipley estate agents

Previously known as Bentleys Estate Agents. Hunters Shipley is based in the heart of the town centre and is the go-to estate agent for all your sales and letting needs.

Headed up by Managing Director Aidan Bentley-Smith, Aidan and his team have a wealth of knowledge of the local area. The office has been renovated to a high standard with a comfortable reception area providing refreshments for visitors. If you wish to discuss your property requirements, please do get in touch. One of our friendly staff is always on hand to make sure we have a solution to your needs.

Our services

  • Free online or in-person property valuation
  • Sales Progression
  • Auctions
  • Property Management
  • Rent Guarantee
  • You only pay our commission when we’ve successfully found you a buyer or tenant
  • Land and New Homes
  • Investment Property Advice

Why choose Hunters Shipley

National reach with local expertise

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.

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 time frame, with the least hassle.

A friendly and knowledgeable team

Whether you’re a first-time seller or have five properties in your portfolio, our team provides expert advice in a way that makes the process sound easy.

Properties in Shipley had an overall average price of £154,246 over the last year.

The majority of sales in Shipley during the last year were semi-detached properties, selling for an average price of £155,865. Terraced properties sold for an average of £150,074, with flats realising £90,634.

Shipley is also a great place to invest with yields of 7% and with growth over the next few years expected. Shipley is proving a hotbed for buy to let local and overseas investors.

Why buy or rent in Shipley

Shipley is a fantastic place to live and there is always something to do. There are many amazing restaurants, from Curry to Tapas, and Turkish Kebabs to Italian, you are always spoilt for choice. If you like outdoor space you will not be disappointed. Roberts Park is on hand to keep the children entertained or Baildon Moor for those long summer walks. Shipley is a superbly diverse and friendly community with many well-regarded schools in close proximity.

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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

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This Hunters business is independently owned and operated by Bentleys Estate Agents Ltd | Registered Address: 7 - 9 Briggate, Shipley, England, BD17 7BP | Registered Number: 8447752 England and Wales | VAT No: 158 0465 04 with the written consent of Hunters Franchising Limited.

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Meet the team

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    Aidan Bentley-Smith

    Managing Director

    I have been in the industry for 20 years working for several of Bradford’s local estate agents until opening my own agency in 2012. I am a member of both NAEA and ARLA along with sitting on the executive committee of the Bradford & District Estate Agents Association, having been President in 2018 and re-elected in 2019. Happily married with 4 children, keen golfer and enjoy family breaks in our caravan and holidaying abroad.

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    Nichola Hartley

    Office Manager

    I have worked in the industry now for 14 years, previously at another local family business. My passion is lettings, I thrive on how fast paced the market is. Having to keep up to date and learn the many constant changes in legislation certainly keeps me on my toes. Outside of work I enjoy taking long walks and eating out at different restaurants.

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    James Roper

    Sales Director

Local area guide

Why live in Shipley?

Shipley is located to the north of Bradford and has much to offer to the residents as well as the tourists it attracts every year.  These attractions include the Victorian village of Saltaire, built by Sir Titus Salt to house the workers of his alpaca and wool business, the contemporary gallery dedicated to Bradford born David Hockney and Roberts park on the banks of the River Aire, leading to the oldest working cable tramway, which gives access to Shipley Glen. Beautiful canal barges can be seen moored as you stroll along the canal towpath. Saltaire is a UNESCO world heritage site and a huge draw for visitors.

What is there to do in Shipley?

X-It Games Is a fantastic addition to the local community, how many towns can say they have their own fun escape room? Give this a try, you will not be disappointed.

Baildon Moor is located around 2 miles from Shipley Centre. It is enjoyed by walkers, runners and horse riders alike. Walk along the side of the beautiful Baildon Golf Course and you will see an abundance of local wildlife.

Roberts Park is where the children love to be on a weekend. You can have a relaxed walk around the beautiful grounds, pop into the Half Moon Café for a coffee and ice cream, feed the ducks and play in the child friendly park. For the older children, there is a skate park and often a game of cricket. The Boathouse Inn offers an array of food and cold refreshments for the adults.

What is schooling like in Shipley?

There is a choice of highly regarded schools in the local area, many within walking distance of Shipley Town Centre. Secondary Schools in the catchment area we cover include Titus Salt School and Immanuel College, both of which are rated Good by OFSTEAD. Bradford Grammar School is the local independent school and is located around 1.5 miles away.

Nightlife in Sipley

The Fox Real Ale House

Now this venue is a credit to the local area. It is not only the local residents who enjoy this fantastic hostelry but due to the number of awards won for local craft beer and onsite distilled gins patrons come from far and wide. The Fox has a fantastic array of drinks and delicious bar snacks are on offer by the hospitable staff. This little gem of a micro-brewery is run by local brewer Chris Bee who is always on hand to offer guidance on what new tipples he has created.

SALT Bar and Kitchen

Sit back, relax and enjoy the live music while dining on the simply stunning a la carte menu. The food is complemented by a range of real ales, artisan gins and premium wines. Before you leave do not forget to experience the taproom which is the Winner of SIBA UK’s Best Independent Craft Brewery Taproom Award, 2020.


The family-run Aagrah is an absolute must to try. There is a handpicked set of chefs to ‘spice up your life’ creating amazing Kashmiri food. Whether you are wanting something a little different for lunch or taking the family out for a special occasion this restaurant has all bases covered.

Transport in Shipley


Shipley and Saltaire both have their own Train Station, giving access to Leeds in around 13 minutes. There are also two more local stations, Baildon and Frizinghall, making this the must be area to live in for commuters.

Motorway Network

The M606 is approximately 6 miles away offering access to the M62 and wider network.


The Leeds Bradford Airport is situated just a short 20 mins drive away with over 80 direct destinations on offer. There is a direct bus link from Shipley town centre.

Market Insights

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Contact Shipley

7 - 9 Briggate, Shipley, BD17 7BP

Mon - Fri: 9am - 5:30pm Sat: 9am - 2pm Sun: Closed

Sales : 01274 594040


Lettings : 01274 594040


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