Welcome to Hunters Estate Agents and Letting Agents Whitehaven


Originally trading as a branch of Cumberland Estate Agents, our Managing Director, Graeme MacLeod, became a Hunters franchisee and transformed the business into Hunters Whitehaven in 2019.  Graeme has lived most of his life in Cumbria and has over 20 years of senior level experience in the estate agency business, so you know you are in safe hands.

Our estate agency services in Whitehaven and the west coast of Cumbria date back to the 1990s, and while our newly modernised business is organised around the needs of the modern customer, it maintains and delivers the traditional service customers expect and deserve.

We provide comprehensive local estate agency services directly to our customers’ homes; with local valuers that pride themselves on giving straight and honest pricing advice, a complete landlord and tenant service, and accompanied viewers to provide information and peace of mind. Our Central Hub located in Carlisle then handles all your buyer or tenant enquiries, negotiates offers, and provides help, advice, and support to our customers and branch teams.  The Hub has over 25 staff working on your behalf each day in addition to the local and friendly service you will receive when working with us. 

We are lucky to operate in one of the country’s most beautiful and diverse counties and offer sales and lettings on everything from starter homes to luxury residences, holiday homes to forever homes.  Our customers vary in their needs, from local first-time buyers, families moving up the property ladder, people wanting to enjoy a quieter pace of life or downsizers. Cumbria has a thriving contractor community so many homes are let and sold to workers from around the country who come to work in the specialised energy sector on the west coast, shipbuilding, and the maritime industry in the south of the county. Tourism in the national parks also makes the Whitehaven area perfect for investment property buyers wishing to enlarge their property portfolio.  Whatever your needs, we will have the perfect property for you.


In branch we offer sales, lettings, and property management services. Our strength in the marketplace enables us to offer our customers exclusive referral agreements with Premier Property Lawyers for conveyancing, Cumberland Building Society for mortgage advice and lending, and with Auction House Cumbria to access the best land and property available through auction sales.

The service we provide locally means our local Valuers and accompanied viewers come to you. When it comes to the stage of handling buyer and tenant enquiries, progressing sales, and negotiating offers, we do this at our Central Hub located in Carlisle. The added advantage of this centralised service is that it enables us to keep our phone lines open from 9am to 8pm on weekdays and until 4pm at the weekend; we are here when you need us most and no one works harder to secure your sale or let. 

To find out how Hunters Whitehaven can get you moving, call us on 01900 872001.


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 leads our team of sales negotiators from the Central Hub and was born and raised on the West Coast. Jill has several years of estate agency experience and is always on hand to offer guidance and assurance to customers when house chains get tricky.

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    Marie Callow

    Lettings Manager

    Marie is our highly qualified and experienced Lettings Manager. Marie is qualified in lettings and property management in England and Scotland, holds the Propertymark qualification for inventory preparation, and is a member of the Association of Residential Letting Agents (MARLA) and the Association of Professional Inventory Providers (MAPIP). When not working hard to provide excellent customer service, looking after tenants, and protecting landlords’ assets, Marie enjoys spending time with her family (particularly her young grandchildren) and entertaining at home.

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    Nicola Nunn

    Sales and Lettings Negotiator

    Nicola Nunn is our Sales and Lettings Negotiator specialising in Whitehaven and is based at our Central Hub. As a member of the Hunters West Coast team she joined us 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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    Sandra Norman

    Accompanied Viewer

    Sandra joined the team in November 2015 and has been covering the West Coast for us over this time. She has lived and worked in West Cumbria all her life and knows the area very well. Sandra enjoys meeting people and finding the right property for the customers.

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    Anya Caine


    Anya is part of our West Coast Valuer team. Anya has a forensic knowledge of the local property market having begun her estate agency career back in 1996. She has worked in various industry roles from negotiator to manager. She lives and works locally and has valued literally thousands of properties up and down the West Coast over the years. Her aim is to provide a first-class sales and lettings service to clients.

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    Heather Nicholson


    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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    Philo Acton


    Philo joined us in 2015 as a Negotiator and her Fijian charm has made her a popular team member with colleagues and customers alike. Philo has a distinct and varied background in sales, not only here in Cumbria but also in her home country of Fiji. Her enthusiasm for her job never fails to impress and she goes above and beyond to achieve the best results for her customers. Philo enjoys spending time with her extended family all over the UK and will often be in a different city every weekend with her 3 children.

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    Kim Atkinson


    Kim is a Local Valuer but started out as a sales negotiator in 2005 in the busy Carlisle office. After learning the ropes by arranging viewings, negotiating offers, and all the related processes, Kim moved on to be a valuer in her local area and then managed our Penrith location. Having lived in Cumbria all her life, Kim knows the area like the back of her hand and loves helping people in all situations to do what is best for them. Kim loves nothing more than seeing a property she has listed being ‘sale’ or ‘let’ agreed knowing she has helped that customer move on, whichever way their lives are going. In her spare time Kim loves spending time with her friends and family and enjoys working out in the local gym.

Local area guide

The Town

Whitehaven is a thriving Georgian town conveniently situated less than 40 miles south west of Carlisle, 45 miles north of Barrow in Furness, adjacent to the Lake District National Parks, and is on the splendid Cumbrian heritage coast, which is often also referred to as ‘Britain’s Energy Coast’ due to the high number of innovative and sustainable energy initiatives located offshore and on the coast line.


The most famous landmark in Whitehaven is the harbour, this provides a focal point for the town and has benefitted from heavy investment and an extensive programme of renovation in recent years. The harbour was a large part of the Whitehaven economy back in the 18th century as it was a hub for the import of tobacco, sugar, alcohol, and shamefully even slaves- around the same time (circa 1730) Whitehaven had the deepest coalmines globally so the harbour was used extensively for exporting coal. Whitehaven’s rich trading history during the era of the British Empire is documented in the Beacon Museum located at the harbour, and at The Rum Story visitors centre on Lowther street.

Local Life

Whitehaven is well serviced with a local market, a good range of independent  shops and big high street names, there is also a local library, a choice of restaurants covering most cuisines, cosy pubs, swimming baths, an established 18 hole championship course at Whitehaven Golf Club, a sports academy and centre, a theatre, and a civic hall which regularly stages live entertainment.


Rail network and road connections are very good in the area,  Carlisle is just over an hour away by train, driving also takes around an hour to make the 38 mile trip; this makes Whitehaven an ideal location for those wishing to commute for work and enjoy all the benefits of living near the  beautiful Lake District National Park and the coast.

Whitehaven is also a stop on the scenic Cumbrian Coastline train service that runs from Barrow in Furness to Carlisle- a wonderful way to see the lake district fells, picturesque villages, rugged countryside and the coastline… perfect for business or leisure.

Keen cyclists can easily access the ‘Coast to Coast’ cycle route which passes through nearby Ennerdale, towards the Lake District, then passing on to the North Pennines area.

Another famous attraction is the Ravenglass to Eskdale Railway, known locally as La’al Ratty, this steam train service runs the 7-mile line to take in wonderful views. The line was originally used to take hematite iron ore from the mines around Boot in the Eskale Valley to Ravensglass and was the first narrow gauge railway in England that was used to provide a public passenger service.


The area is well provisioned for families as there are many infant and junior schools in the area and a good choice of secondary schools such as, St Benedict’s Catholic High School, West Lakes Academy, and The Whitehaven Academy. Along the coast from Whitehaven is the village of St Bees which has a wonderful beach and is home to one of the country’s premier private schools.

Property Market

The Highlands and Hillcrest areas are particularly popular with families due to the proximity to amenities and schools. Throughout Whitehaven there are lots of opportunities where investors can strengthen their rental portfolio, as due to the relative affordability of local property, this market provides excellent yields.

Market Insights

Graeme MacLeod - Franchise Partner

Contact Whitehaven

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

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

Sales : 01946 691999


Lettings : 01946 691999


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