Welcome to Hunters Estate Agents and Letting Agents Whitehaven

Overview

From the moment you decide to sell to setting foot into your new home, we’re here every step of the way.

Whether you’re a first-time buyer, a landlord in need of new tenants, or are selling up to downsize, our local team can help.

So get in touch today for a free valuation or to find out more about what we do.

Our services

  • Free online or in-person property valuation
  • 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
  • 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

Regular updates and greater control

Through your My Hunters portal, you can view updates as they happen and easily manage your property details. All this means you’re never in the dark with the progress of your sale or let.

Through the portal you can see upcoming viewings, review feedback, change your property details and stay up to date with offers.

Professional marketing to attract viewers

Your property needs to stand out and draw viewers. With our tailor-made marketing packages, we help you create an ad that turns browsers into buyers.

Options include professional photography and videography, virtual tours, details floor plans and QR codes on your signage to attract passers-by.

Reach buyers and tenants looking for a property just like yours

The more people who see your property advert, the quicker it will come off the market. As standard, we list your property on Rightmove, Zoopla, OnTheMarket, and our website too.

Eye-catching marketing combined with a big audience means more views.

Flexible lettings packages to suit you

Our range of lettings packages are designed to work around how you want to manage your property.

Whether you just want us to find you a new tenant or need help completely managing your property, we have options for you.

Not sure which package is right for you? Talk to our experienced lettings team.

Don’t pay commission until we’re successful

This means we stay motivated to help you and you get the service you pay for.

Why live in Whitehaven

Whitehaven has the best of both worlds. It’s a coastal town that’s just a stone’s throw away from the Lake District National Park,  so you’re spoilt for choice with seaside strolls and country walks.

Whitehaven sits off the A595 which takes you north to Carlisle or along the southern edge of the Lake District. Carlisle is just over an hour away by train and the line also runs to other major towns in the Lake District, as well as further afield to Lancaster and Manchester airport.

If you love sailing, Whitehaven is a fantastic place to live. The harbour and marina have picturesque views out across the water and on a sunny day, there isn’t a better place to sail. Whitehaven is also home to a rum museum and extensive shop so make sure you’re not driving that day!

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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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    Heather Nicholson

    Property Marketing Advisor

    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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    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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    Philo Acton

    Negotiator

    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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    Jodie Parker

    Negotiator

    Jodie is one of the newer members of our team. She joined us with some great experience in lettings and estate agency from the west coast gained from her previous company and she has a superb knowledge of all thing’s property across the whole West Coast. She lives locally and has young family making her a great person to talk to about schooling and things for families to do in the area.

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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.

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.

History

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.

Transport

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.

Schools

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

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