*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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What Does Your Tenancy Say About Maintenance?

 In these times of ever increasing prices, the last thing you want to do is spend money unnecessarily, but where on the ladder of 'unnecessary expenditure' do you put tenancy advice? If, for a moment, we take a hypothetical landlord and tenant relationship, and at the commencement of the tenancy they have both agreed what is to be let under a ...
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Wizards or Prophets - Which is the Right Way Forward for Your Land?

As new opportunities become available to farmers and land owners, John Robson gives his view on whether you should side with the wizards or the prophets. Whilst travelling to a farm appointment recently, I was intrigued by a radio interview given by Henry Dimbleby who recently left his post as an advisor to DEFRA in order to take a more r...
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Grass Let Auction Brochure

Our annual Grass Let Auction will take place on Tuesday 28th March 2023 at 1pm in The Hired Lad, Penrith Auction Mart.For the full brochure, click  below or contact James Morgan on 01768 866611 Download PDF File Here
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Spring Newsletter

With Spring fast approaching, we are delighted to be able to showcase our latest newsletter. Inside you will find information on, what to expect in the property market this year, how to maximise the value of your property and some of our recent success.  To read the newsletter, please click here
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Bringing the outdoors indoors when selling your home

Home trends just keep on coming, but there's one popular trend that seems to be a permanent fixture – bringing the outdoors indoors – and it seems that there is a scientific reason for this, since nature has been proven to have calming effects on humans. It makes sense, then, to consider finding ways to add more greenery to your home if you're look...
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5 Tips to make your home look lighter and brighter

Not Every Property Has Large Windows or Plenty of Floor Space! Space and light are two key things that buyers are looking for when searching for a home. Sadly, not every property has large windows or plenty of space. However, if your property happens to be compact, there's no need for dismay. Here are some top tips that our team here at PFK want to...
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Selling your home in 2023

Lynne Lancaster of PFK Estate Agency looks at what it takes to make things happen in the property market this Year. Last year Russia set foot on Ukrainian soil, the chickens were still coming home to roost for Boris Johnson, we had hardly heard of Liz Truss before she became our prime minister and we were trying to move forward from a variety of Co...
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PFK PLC acquires Robson and Liddle (Rural) Limited

Penrith Farmers' and Kidd's PLC announces the acquisition of the entire share capital of rural-based professional services Company Robson and Liddle (Rural) Limited. The deal brings together 2 of the leading land and property services organisations in the region and reinforces the Company's focus on its agricultural client base. The full press rele...
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Slurry Infrastructure Grant

DEFRA have announced the long awaited details of the new Slurry Infrastructure Grant.The aim of the grant is to help farmers achieve six months slurry storage capacity based on their existing livestock numbers.The grant also requires that the slurry store must have an impermeable cover. The grant permits farmers toinstall more than six months stora...
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Opposing Forces

Tessa Milner of PFK Carlisle examines the conflicting forces that are affecting the property market in the run-up to Christmas.  The property market is showing signs of change, and this can hardly come as a surprise to anyone, as so many other things in our lives are changing almost on a daily basis – the prime minister, government p...
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PFK New Headquarters

Fifty jobs are to be created as part of a £2m investment in a new headquarters for one of Cumbria's oldest land and estate agents. PFK Land and Estate Agents have submitted planning permission for a site in Mile Lane on the edges of Penrith, just a quarter of a mile from their current base. The building has been designed using a net-zero carbon app...
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Autumn/Winter Newsletter

Selling in Winter, bringing your home to life & a market update. Our Cockermouth & Whitehaven team are excited to share with you our latest seasonal newsletter.  For the full read, please click here
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Do You Need A Planning Consultant?

At PFK, we have a dedicated Planning team - find out below how they can help you today: Why do I need a Planning Consultant? Planning Consultants have an expert knowledge of regulations and can therefore play a vital role in obtaining permission for projects with complex needs. Even if you have a knack for understanding intricate rules, securing pe...
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The Current Climate

Lynne Lancaster, Head of Estate Agency at PFK looks at the current state of affairs in today's market. The government's mini-budget weakened the pound and the result of that was that mortgage lenders immediately withdrew their fixed rate products. Nationwide immediately put plans in place for 'new' fixed rates however this obviously brought a ...
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Farm Support Schemes: Deadlines Approaching

As we move through to the final third of 2022, things are still continually evolving with regard to the new farm support schemes, and the changing BPS with us now knowing a little more than we did earlier in the year, but still awaiting details of many of the new schemes. There are some up and coming deadlines, which need not to be missed: The appl...
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Rural Property Demand Remains High

As we transition into Autumn, Jo Edwards writes why now is the best time to sell your rural property: As we move into the final third of 2022, I for one am not sure where summer has gone. Up here in Cumbria, we have been extremely lucky in that we have had a generally warm and dry summer, but have not suffered the very hot and extremely dry co...
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'Hot Box'

 Lynne Lancaster of PFK Estate Agency looks at the human side of buying and selling a home. In the days before technology invaded estate agency - flooding it with helpful and sometimes not so helpful 'proptech' – estate agents kept buyers' details written down sometimes on cards that were stored in plastic boxes. These were called hot boxes an...
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Delayed - Decision on West Cumbrian Coal Mine

The government has confirmed that a decision on an application for an underground mine that would be located on a brownfield site south-west of Whitehaven will be made on or before 8 November 2022.  A decision on the application, which was the subject of a Public Inquiry in September 2021 was expected on or before 17 August 2022.  Th...
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New face at PFK Keswick

PFK Estate Agency, Keswick, are delighted to announce the appointment of Catherine Armstrong. PFK Keswick's Branch Manager, Hannah Sims (left), will soon be going on maternity leave and PFK are pleased to announce that Catherine Armstrong (right) will take on the role as Manager for the Keswick office during Hannah's leave. Catherine has ...
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