6 homes with endless countryside views

Looking for a new home with an exceptional view? We've handpicked six stunning properties that we currently have on the market, all which boast the most incredible countryside views, take a look. 1. Burr Gill, Underskiddaw, Keswick - £1,200,000 An exceptionally rare opportunity to acquire a substantial, four bedroomed detached house with stunning p...
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Why is Spring such a popular time to sell a property in the UK?

Spring is often considered a good time to sell a property in the UK for several reasons: Improved Weather: Spring brings milder temperatures and longer daylight hours compared to the winter months. This makes it more pleasant for both sellers and potential buyers to view properties. Additionally, properties tend to look more attractive when gardens...
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What will the property market bring in 2024?

Whilst some experts are predicting falls of approximately 2-10% on house prices during 2024 it is also being suggested that rising incomes should help improve affordability and therefore transactions will continue. There is speculation that the base/mortgage rates may reduce further and closer to 4% which in turn will give better flexibility on pro...
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Winter Newsletter 2023

In our latest digital magazine (and last of the year!) we have covered what's been happening in the property market this year, success throughout 2023 and most importantly, our predictions for 2024 and what to expect when it comes to buying, selling, renting or letting next year. To read the full newsletter, please click here
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Permission Granted for new PFK Headquarters

PFK are pleased to have been granted detailed planning approval to develop their own land at Mile Lane for their new Head Office facility. Andrew Green, Managing Director, confirmed "We are delighted to have worked closely with the newly formed planning department at Westmorland and Furness Council in achieving a great result that will enable us to...
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“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower” - Albert Camus

Seasons gone by, we've used this famous quote in our windows, as it succinctly says exactly why this time of year is so beautiful. I was reminded of this when friends recently visited for my daughter's first birthday party, remarking on the wonderful quality of the light this autumn, revealing the minutest detail of rocky crags on distant fells and...
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PFK Non-Executive Director appointed Chair of RABDF

Non-Executive Director at PFK Robert Craig, where he contributes towards the growth of the Rural Department of business has been appointed as the new Chair of the Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers (RABDF). At the associations October Chairman's meeting on the 3rd October, Robert, the previous Vice Chair, started his three year tenure, taki...
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Permission for Rural Workers Dwelling - Occupancy Conditions

If you need a second dwelling on your farm, do you know what is required? Being fully informed might make the difference between success and failure. Obtaining planning permission in rural or isolated locations can be interesting at best, but being poorly advised or not advised at all, is not the way to proceed. The National Planning Policy Framewo...
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Rural Surveyor Appointed As Director

PFK are delighted to announce that Jo Edwards has been welcomed onto the board as a Director of PFK Rural Limited. Jo has been with PFK since 2005 and has been a very important and hardworking member of the team, we are extremely glad to be able to share her passion and expertise with the entirety of PFK. We hope that like us, you will join us in c...
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Land at Matterdale - Auction Results

On the afternoon of Thursday 27th July, PFK Rural Ltd offered for sale 214.95 acres of permanent pasture land in parish of Matterdale. Andrew Maughan from Penrith & District Farmers' Mart undertook the auction on behalf of PFK Rural and offered for sale five lots all of which were met with plenty of competitive bidding. First up was Lot 1 which...
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PFK records year-on-year market growth

When we compare January through to June 2022 against the same period in 2023 PFK have actually seen an increase of 6% in the volume of properties Sold subject to contract year on year. This contradicts market speculation against mortgage rate increases and confirms that property will sell as long as the asking price is realistic. We are however see...
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PFK Estate Agency Nominated For Prestigious National Award

We are excited to share with you that we have officially been nominated for the 'EA Masters Best Estate Agent Guide 2024' for both sales & lettings!  EA Masters have released their shortlist for the Best Estate Agent Guide 2024 sales & lettings and only the top 10% of agents in the UK make it into the guide and we are pleased to a...
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Branch Manager Appointed As Director

PFK Estate Agency are delighted to announce that Michael Hewitt, PFK Cockermouth Branch Manager will be welcomed onto the board as a Director of the company. Michael and his team have continually exceeded expectations over recent years and we are extremely glad to be able to share his passion and expertise with the entirety of PFK. Lynne Lancaster,...
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New Vacancy - Administrator

 Administrator – PFK Estate Agents (based at Penrith) We are looking to employ an administrator on a casual contract based at our Penrith branch. The job is varied, and we are looking for someone who is prepared to learn, help, and assist within the team as and when is necessary. We need someone who works well under pressure and the job will i...
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Don’t Leave It Until The Last Minute

Now the dust has settled from the 15th May BPS deadline, here at PFK our attentions are turning to Countryside Stewardship mid tier applications. With the recent announcement of further increases in payment rates for various options for upland farms including making the payment for Low input grassland in the SDA areas the same as that for lowland g...
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Land at Matterdale - For Sale by Public Auction

 FOR SALE BY PUBLIC AUCTION - 27TH JULY 2023 AT 2PM The sale of land at Matterdale offers a rare opportunity to purchase up to five blocks of land within the parish, all of which benefit from roadside access. The land will be of benefit and interest to farmers looking to expand their existing land holdings or anyone with amenity, environmental...
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Much is happening … at PFK Rural Limited and beyond

In our industry we provide professional advice covering a range of subjects, the last few years has seen much change in policy, an obvious consequence of Brexit. New legislation cannot be created overnight, and it is not since before the McSharry reforms in 1973 that we have had to think about standing on our own two feet. With this in mind, I touc...
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Opportunities for Upland Farmers: Payments, Schemes, and Environmental Benefits

Upland farmers play a crucial role in sustaining our farm businesses, food production, and improving the environment. The UK government has introduced several initiatives to support upland farmers and provide them with opportunities to enhance their operations while contributing to environmental conservation. In this blog post, we will explore the ...
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Landscape Recovery Round 2

The Landscape Recovery scheme, part of the English Environmental Land Management Schemes (ELMS), is a ground-breaking initiative that aims to achieve large-scale ecological restoration and long-term environmental benefits. It focuses on four key features: large-scale projects, long-term public funding, bespoke agreements, and blended funding. By ta...
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*NOW SOLD* - Stoneywath Farm, Kirkland, Frizington

Stoneywath Farm, Kirkland, Frizington - £1,150,000  PFK Rural are delighted to present an opportunity to purchase a ring-fenced upland farm including a four bedroom Grade II listed Farmhouse with a limited range of buildings together with 123.45 acres (49.96 ha) or thereabouts of mowing and grazing land. This property is offered for sale ...
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