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Knighton Market - Coronavirus Update

Mon 30 March 2020

Important update re Knighton market forthcoming sales Read More

Ludlow Market - Monday 30th March 2020

Sun 29 March 2020

Ludlow Market is on tomorrow, but please click on Read More to view the details Read More

McCartneys Livestock Markets - Coronavirus Latest Update

Fri 27 March 2020

The latest update as of Friday PM Read More

McCartneys Livestock Markets - Coronavirus Latest Update

Tue 24 March 2020

Defra have confirmed that markets may take place today, Tuesday 24th March but MUST apply strict conditions. Read More

Important Coronavirus Update for Worcester Market

Mon 23 March 2020

Temporary switch from red to green market Read More

McCartneys Livestock Markets - Coronavirus Latest Update

Fri 20 March 2020

The latest update as of Friday PM Read More

Confirmation Obtained That Prior Approval Is Not Required for an Agricultural Building

Wed 18 March 2020

McCartneys Planning and Survey department have received confirmation that prior approval is not required following the submission of an application under the Prior Notification of an agricultural building policy Read More

The Portcullis Auction Room

Thu 12 March 2020

2019 was a great year for the Portcullis Auction Room and 2020 has started in the same vein Read More

Capital Works and Hedgerow & Boundaries Grant Scheme is now Open

Fri 6 March 2020

Mid-Tier Application packs need to be ordered by 31st May 2020 Read More

2020 - The Year to Look at Countryside Stewardship

Thu 5 March 2020

2020 is the last year farmers will be receiving a full Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) payment Read More

Home Is.... Wherever We Build It

Wed 26 February 2020

Hayley Bright is a Secretary for the Livestock & Rural Professional Department in Knighton and has kindly shared what Home is to her. Read More

A Pancake Day Special – House Flipping

Tue 25 February 2020

House flipping means buying a house, increasing its value and making a profit on it, put simply buying at one price, then quickly selling at a higher price. Read More

Agricultural Restriction Lifted from a Rural Property in Devon

Mon 24 February 2020

McCartneys LLP planning and survey department have obtained a Certificate of Lawfulness for the removal of an agricultural restriction Read More

Welshpool Letting Agent Achieves Property Qualification of Excellence

Fri 21 February 2020

Jamie Tulloch achieves Propertymark Qualifications’ Level 3 Award in Residential Letting and Property Management Read More

New Dwelling Granted Planning Approval in a Conservation Area

Thu 20 February 2020

McCartneys LLP planning and survey department have obtained full planning approval for the erection of a new dwelling with Clyro conservation area Read More

Farmyard Redevelopment Scheme Granted Full Planning Permission and Listed Building Consent for 5 Dwellings

Mon 17 February 2020

McCartneys LLP planning and survey department have obtained full planning approval and listed building consent for the redevelopment of a farmyard Read More

Generous Cheque Kick Starts a Year of Fundraising

Mon 17 February 2020

McCartneys LLP is proud to announce that they will be supporting Cancer Research UK Read More

New Dwelling Granted Planning Permission to Replace Existing Pre Fab Bungalow

Mon 3 February 2020

McCartneys LLP planning and survey department have obtained full planning approval for the replacement of an existing ‘woolaway’ bungalow Read More

McCartneys Help the Fight Against Dementia

Mon 3 February 2020

There are so many worthy charities all in desperate need of our help. Five years ago McCartneys decided the best way to help was to adopt a charity of the year. Read More

Win a Pair of Tickets to a 6 Nations Rugby Game

Fri 24 January 2020

McCartneys Estate Agents are kicking off the new year with a fabulous competition to win a pair of tickets to a 6 Nations Rugby Game Read More

Introducing Our New Lettings Manager

Thu 23 January 2020

Every day is different in my new role as McCartneys Letting Manager Read More

Diversification and Dreams – Glamping Pod Site Approval

Tue 21 January 2020

It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else, but when you understand how hard those people will work to make them come true, you know that together you’ll achieve them. Read More

Planning Permission Obtained for Industrial/Commercial Unit Change of Use

Mon 23 December 2019

McCartneys LLP Planning and Survey department obtained planning permission for change of use to an industrial unit Read More

Home Is... In the Livestock Market

Wed 18 December 2019

Awakening before the crack of dawn in order to prepare for the lengthy day ahead, amidst the hustle and bustle of the livestock market. Read More

Listed Building Consent Obtained for Grade II Listed Farmhouse

Tue 17 December 2019

McCartneys LLP Survey department secured Listed Building Consent for alterations and repairs proposed to a Grade II listed 16th century timber framed farmhouse Read More

We Have One of the Top 10 Properties Voted 'Best Wild & Windswept Property on the Market' by What's On Magazine

Mon 16 December 2019

It’s always a pleasure to see our properties getting focused advertising Read More

Charity of the Year Update

Mon 16 December 2019

For many years McCartneys has proudly supported a charity of the year, raising funds for a variety of good causes Read More

Home Is…an Ancient Forest Between Two Great Cities!

Thu 12 December 2019

Nick Millinchip is a McCartneys LLP Partner who is based at our busy Stourport-on-Severn office which is located in the Wyre Forest district of North Worcestershire. Read More

Planning Permission Obtained for Agricultural Workers Dwelling in Open Countryside Location

Tue 10 December 2019

Following the successful approval of an outline planning application for an agricultural workers dwelling Read More

Don’t Miss out on Your Share of £35m Diversification Grant Scheme

Fri 6 December 2019

Farmers have less than three months to submit their application to be in with the chance of securing funding under a new £35m diversification grant scheme. Read More

Don’t Delay, Start Marketing Today!!

Fri 6 December 2019

I write this article following a fantastic sales month our Welshpool office had in November. Read More

Christmas Elf Day at the Kidderminster Office in Aid of the Alzheimer's Society

Fri 6 December 2019

The team at Kidderminster getting into the full swing of Christmas by dressing up as Elves, in support of the Alzheimer's Society. Read More

Traditional Barn Granted Permission to Be Converted into a Holiday Let

Thu 5 December 2019

McCartneys LLP planning and survey department have obtained full planning approval for the conversion Read More

Home is…Kidderminster

Tue 3 December 2019

Coral Herbert, one of our wonderful Sales Negotiators at Phipps and Pritchard Read More

Knighton Market Christmas Primestock Show & Sale

Mon 2 December 2019

Schedule for the Christmas Show & Sale on Thursday 5th December 2019 Read More

Ludlow Primestock Christmas Show 2019 Sale Report

Mon 2 December 2019

A fantastic entry for the 2019 Christmas Primestock at Ludlow Market.  All that took part should be very proud of what was achieved. Read More

Planning Permission Gained to Convert a Traditional Barn into an Unrestricted Residential Dwelling

Fri 29 November 2019

McCartneys LLP planning and survey department have obtained full planning approval for the change of use of a traditional part brick Read More

Royal Welsh Winter Fair 2019 Auction Report

Wed 27 November 2019

A busy few days culminating in the supreme champion heifer reaching £10,800 Read More

Spotted at the RWAS Welsh Winter Fair - Prime Minister Boris Johnson

Tue 26 November 2019

All in a days work at the RWAS Welsh Winter Fair. Read More

Home Is … Full of Fabrics, Pins & Needles at This Time of Year, in Preparation for Our Pantomime!

Mon 25 November 2019

Sandra Sharp is an Agricultural Secretary at our Knighton office and has been here for 19 years. Here she shares what a busy home life she has. Read More

Two Extensions Granted Planning Approval to a Rural Residential Bungalow

Fri 22 November 2019

McCartneys LLP planning and survey department have obtained householder planning approval for the erection of two extensions to rural bungalow Read More

Home Is... Where the Food Is

Fri 22 November 2019

Jamie Tulloch is one of our partners at McCartneys and is based at our Welshpool property office. Read More

Home Is... Where Adventure Takes Me

Wed 13 November 2019

Dominic Sumner is one of the amazing team in the IT Department that keeps us all up and running. Read More

Site Granted Full Planning Permission for an Agricultural Building and an Extension to Another Building

Mon 11 November 2019

McCartneys Planning and Survey department have obtained full planning permission for the erection of an extension to an agricultural building Read More

Ludlow Christmas Primestock Show Monday 2nd December 2019

Fri 8 November 2019

Details for the Ludlow Christmas Primestock Show on Monday 2nd December 2019. Entries close 5pm Wednesday 27th November 2019. Read More

Home Is… Where the Sheep Are

Wed 6 November 2019

If anyone had said to me 10 years ago, I would be weighing lambs on Thursday mornings at Knighton Market I wouldn’t have believed it. Read More

For Cell – a Property That Will Capture Your Imagination

Tue 5 November 2019

Go directly to Jail, do not pass GO, do not collect £200, we’ve all had that sinking feeling during a game of Monopoly Read More

Home Is… ‘Gin’ and ‘Tonic’

Mon 4 November 2019

I must confess I am partial to a G ‘n’ T and have a generous selection of gins at home Read More

Part Retrospective Detached Garage Planning Application Granted Planning Approval

Mon 4 November 2019

McCartneys LLP planning and survey department have obtained householder planning approval (part retrospective) Read More

Fifty Years on and Still Going Strong

Mon 4 November 2019

The sale of store cattle in Shropshire and the marches has little changed over the past fifty years. Read More

A Look Back on the Ten Y Fan Challenge

Fri 1 November 2019

For the last 5 years McCartneys - the Estate & Land Agents, Surveyors, Auctioneers and Valuers, have an annual charity of the year. This year they’re raising money for The Alzheimer’s Society UK. It was decided that they should take on an epic challenge, and Pen y Fan was in their sights. Read More

Fake News

Fri 1 November 2019

The problem is that if such ‘fake news’ suits someone’s campaign then it will be used Read More

Reservation Agreements – A More Secure Sale?

Fri 1 November 2019

It will be very interesting to see how the government's trial is rolled out Read More

Home Is… Where the Tribe Is

Fri 25 October 2019

Carl Rimmer, former professional Rugby Player for the Exeter Chiefs tells us Read More

Raising The Bar

Fri 25 October 2019

Propertymark has long called for Government regulation to ensure everyone in the industry is licensed Read More

Home Is… Where the Music Is.

Mon 21 October 2019

I’ve always loved music, but it wasn't until I was 8 years old Read More

Trade Should Work Both Ways

Fri 18 October 2019

The beef/cattle trade! (How long have you got) Read More

Home Is…Where the Farm Is

Fri 11 October 2019

Marian Pinches runs our Bridgnorth Property Office, although this isn’t her first ‘job’ of the day… Read More

Home Is...Starting a New Life Chapter

Mon 7 October 2019

Home has a very different meaning to many people Read More

Live Internet Streaming at Worcester Market

Fri 4 October 2019

More use of modern technology to benefit our clients Read More

Home Is… Where the Hedgehogs Are!

Fri 4 October 2019

It’s a busy time of year now for my family of hedgehogs Read More

2019 BPS Exchange Rate Revealed

Thu 3 October 2019

The 2019 Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) exchange rate has been confirmed by the Rural Payments Agency (RPA) this week. Read More

Farming for Environmental Benefit – We’ve Been Doing It for Years!

Tue 1 October 2019

See how Direct Payments may be phased out Read More

Dementia Friends at McCartneys

Tue 1 October 2019

See what a small team from around the offices has been up to Read More

McCartneys Receives British Heart Foundation Thank You Certificate

Wed 25 September 2019

Recognition for the great team work undertaken last year Read More

Job Opportunity

Tue 24 September 2019

Due to unforeseen circumstances we have re-opened the job opportunity to work in our Head Office accounts department Read More

Home Is.... Where the Cows Are

Tue 24 September 2019

Ebony explains where home is for her Read More

A Castle Near The Sea

Fri 20 September 2019

A Fine & Country property marketed around the world Read More

McCartneys Planning Department Grows

Fri 20 September 2019

Two new recruits join the team Read More

Home Is Where the Hills Are

Fri 20 September 2019

Property Chairman, Tom Carter recalls his childhood Read More

6.47 Acres (in Two Quillets) of Amenity/Commercial Woodland for Sale

Wed 18 September 2019

Woodland For Sale at Bucknell, Shropshire Read More

Are You Selling a House or Having a Clear Out of Long Forgotten, Potentially Valuable Items?

Fri 6 September 2019

Who knows, you could have the next £84,000 treasure just waiting to be discovered! Read More

Home Is Where the Family Business Is

Fri 6 September 2019

We wish Walkmill many more happy years trading in Knighton Read More

Septic Tank Regulations Update 2020, Will It Affect Me?

Fri 6 September 2019

The new rules will only affect a small minority of property owners Read More

Another successful option sprouting from the Property Department

Tue 3 September 2019

“Eat your sprouts, they’re good for you” Read More

A successful Month for the Welshpool and Newtown Office

Mon 2 September 2019

The Welshpool and Newtown office have had a very successful month throughout August collectively selling approximately £7.5million worth of property Read More

More Change Afoot for the Rental Sector

Fri 30 August 2019

On the 1st of September the tenant fee ban comes in to play in Wales. This follows the implementation of the ban in England in June of this year Read More

From a Renovation Project to a Country Retreat With a Swimming Pool!

Wed 28 August 2019

If there’s one thing I love about my job then it’s the variety of properties and people I get to see and meet on a daily basis Read More

Here is a sneak peak at our latest instruction from Ludlow Office!

Thu 22 August 2019

Knoll House, Adleymoor – Offers in the Region of £350,000 Read More

Plant a Tree with Pride

Fri 16 August 2019

Agriculture has had some rotten press of late with much of it ill-informed nonsense Read More

Increase in Lettings Valuations

Fri 16 August 2019

Kidderminster Office  is always a hub of activity with sales, lettings and block management all operating under one roof Read More

Countryside Productivity Small Grant Scheme - Round 2 (England Only)

Thu 15 August 2019

The second round of the countryside productivity small grant scheme is now open until midday on the 3rd September 2019. Read More

Honeybourne Lamb Sale 2019 Sale Report

Wed 7 August 2019

The annual Honeybourne Lamb Sale proved once again to live up to all expectations. More lambs on offer, more buyers and a great trade. Read More

North Worcestershire Auction Lots to be Sold on Tuesday 10 September 2019

Wed 31 July 2019

Public Auction at Hogarths Stone Manor Hotel, Kidderminster Read More

The Teams to Take on Ten Y Fan

Tue 16 July 2019

It was once stated that people first diagnosed with dementia felt they had a mountain to climb Read More

Residential Planning Permission

Tue 16 July 2019

Pre Planning Consultation for outline residential planning permission on land south of Joe Deakin's Road, Presteigne, Powys Read More

Countryside Productivity Small Grant Scheme Re-opens

Tue 9 July 2019

After much anticipation, the second round of the popular Countryside Productivity Small Grant scheme has reopened today. However, with the closing date for online applications less than 56 days away, closing midday on Tuesday 3rd September 2019, farmers must act quickly. Read More

It’s Good to Talk

Tue 9 July 2019

Those of us of a certain age will remember the advert with the late, great, Bob Hoskins, telling us just that. Well it is, and especially if you’re looking for a property. Read More

Knighton Amalgamation

Mon 8 July 2019

McCartneys adds more stability for Knighton and surrounding areas by combining the strengths and experience with other offices, to offer an exceptional service. Read More

We Take on the 10-Y-Fan Challenge in Aid of Alzheimer's Society

Thu 27 June 2019

McCartneys will be tackling the 10-Y-Fan Challenge Read More

Planning Approval Granted for the Change of Use of a Commercial Garage to a Funeral Parlour

Wed 26 June 2019

McCartneys LLP planning and survey department have obtained permission for the change of use Read More

The Portcullis Auction Room Had a Stellar Sale on 20th June, Breaking All Previous Records

Thu 20 June 2019

As expected, the highest price on the day was for an abstract painting by the Taiwanese artist Richard Lin (Lin Show-Yu) 1933-2011 Read More

Domestic Workshop Granted Planning Approval in Herefordshire Village

Mon 17 June 2019

McCartneys LLP planning and survey department have obtained householder planning Read More

Local Auctioneer Called up to Judge

Thu 13 June 2019

Local livestock Auctioneer Clive Roads Read More

The Portcullis Auction Room - Thursday 20th June 2019

Thu 13 June 2019

The Portcullis Auction Room are very happy to offer further works by and from the Estate of the Late Islwyn Watkins, 1933-2018; Lot 378, Lots 401 – Lot 415 & Lots 594 – Lot 599 Read More

Three Cheers for Piers

Thu 6 June 2019

I was brought up believing that the BBC was the premier broadcasting network and that ITV was very much the poor relation Read More

What Is Important to You?

Wed 29 May 2019

For many vendors I speak to the most important aspect of their sales journey is Read More

Tis the Season of the Year

Wed 22 May 2019

Following a somewhat lack lustre start to the year now spring has finally arrived all things in the livestock sector are as usual at this time of year, beginning to “sing and dance”!! Read More

Get Countryside Stewardship Applications up to Scratch Before 31 July

Mon 20 May 2019

With the deadline for Countryside Stewardship schemes just over two months away Read More

A Barn Conversion on a Moat – Well That Was a First!

Thu 16 May 2019

After nearly 12 years in this job, I thought I had come across most scenarios however this was definitely a first and a learning curve at that to. Read More

Tickets Please!! Take a Seat and Relax as We Whisk You to Bucknell Railway Station, and Tell You the Story of How It Became the Family Home It Is Today.

Tue 14 May 2019

At the end of 2017 we received a call from Austin Powell, who wished McCartneys to act as agents, to sell Bucknell Railway Station. Read More

Two Storey Rear Extension and Double Garage Granted Planning Approval to a Rural Residential Dwelling

Mon 13 May 2019

McCartneys LLP planning and survey department have obtained householder planning approval for the demolition of Read More

Technology at the Heart of the Company

Fri 10 May 2019

As with most medium to large companies nowadays, the IT infrastructure and technology used is at the heart of running the business and we here at McCartneys are no exception. Read More

Confirmation Obtained That Prior Approval Is Not Required for an Agricultural Building

Thu 9 May 2019

McCartneys Planning and Survey department have received confirmation Read More

Two Storey Rear Extension Granted Planning Approval to a Rural Residential Dwelling

Tue 7 May 2019

McCartneys LLP planning and survey department have obtained householder planning approval for the demolition of existing sun room and erection of a two storey rear extension to a detached rural dwelling. Read More

The Local Agent That Goes the Extra Mile

Wed 1 May 2019

“A house is made with walls and beams, a home is made with love and dreams”. Read More

McCartneys Supports the Alzheimer’s Society

Thu 25 April 2019

McCartneys are delighted to announce that Alzheimer’s Society is our Charity of the Year for 2019. Working with our local community fundraisers Lisa and Helen we will be raising money and awareness throughout the year to support people living with dementia across the UK. Read More

The Importance of Perfect Property Presentation

Wed 24 April 2019

When visiting potential clients to conduct a market appraisal, one point I always try to hammer home is first impressions count for a massive amount and this is something I feel very strongly about Read More

Farmers Banned From Shooting 16 Bird Species From Tomorrow

Wed 24 April 2019

Natural England made a shock announcement yesterday, that from tomorrow (25th April 2019) it will remove three general licences covering the control of 16 bird species, including crows, rooks, magpies and pigeons Read More

Spring Is Well and Truly in the Air

Fri 12 April 2019

and it is incredible to see what a difference some fine weather makes to the property market Read More

The British Heart Foundation - Beating Heartbreak forever

Fri 12 April 2019

In 2018 McCartneys and Phipps & Pritchard chose the British Heart Foundation as our Charity of the Year. Heart disease is one of the world’s biggest killers, the BHF funds vital research to save lives. Read More

Grass Keep Trade on Fire

Thu 28 March 2019

McCartneys report an excellent result for the annual sale of the Whitton Charity Lands grass keep Read More

Elevated Rural Site Granted Full Planning Permission for 5 Glamping Pods

Thu 21 March 2019

McCartneys LLP planning and survey department have obtained full planning approval for the erection of 5 glamping pods at an elevated rural near Presteigne. Read More

Showcase Your Home at One of the World’s Most Exclusive Addresses!

Wed 20 March 2019

On 29th and 30th March McCartneys Fine & Country will be holding a property exhibition dedicated to our portfolio of homes for sale across Shropshire, Powys, Herefordshire & The Marches. Read More

National Rural Business Awards Results

Thu 7 March 2019

Clive Roads and myself attended the National Rural Business Awards at Chateau Impney Hotel last week representing McCartneys LLP and the whole of the Midlands in the Best Professional Services Business category. Read More

New Partner Joins McCartneys LLP

Thu 7 March 2019

McCartneys LLP is delighted to announce the promotion of Geraint Jones BSc (Hons) MRICS to a Partner within the firm, principally based out of Kington and Welshpool Read More

An Opportunity to Purchase Good Quality Land in the Heart of mid Wales

Thu 7 March 2019

McCartneys are delighted to be favoured with instructions to offer for sale in two lots Read More

National Rural Business Awards Finalists Event

Fri 22 February 2019

McCartneys won the West Midlands Best Rural Professional Services Business and now go forward to the National Final against five other businesses from Cumbria down to Somerset to see who is the Best of the Best Read More

Extension Granted Planning Approval to a Rural Residential Dwelling

Fri 22 February 2019

McCartneys LLP planning and survey department have obtained householder planning approval for the erection of a first floor rear extension to a small welsh cottage. Read More

Don’t Believe Everything You Read & Hear!

Wed 20 February 2019

Much of the press I have been reading or listening to over recent weeks and the doom and gloom surrounding Brexit paints a very sad and depressing picture of the property market with a suggestion of a lack of sales and some prices having to be dropped significantly. Read More

Extensions and Alterations Granted Planning Approval to Provide Annex Accommodation to a Rural Dwelling

Mon 18 February 2019

McCartneys LLP planning and survey department have obtained householder planning approval for the erection of a ground and first floor rear extension Read More

Have You Thought about Applying for a Grant?

Thu 7 February 2019

Are you looking to apply for a grant or enrol in a scheme, then give one of our Rural Professional experts a call below, to find out how we can help? Read More

New Boy on the Block!

Thu 31 January 2019

Clive Roads takes prestigious position of Chairman of McCartneys. As Big Ben chimed 12 O’clock on New Year’s Eve, Clive Roads partner in McCartneys for 30 years became Chairman of the Partnership, taking over from a successful period from Glyn Owens – Partner running Knighton Market/Office. Read More

Another Busy and Successful Year for McCartneys LLP Planning and Survey Department

Fri 21 December 2018

2018 has been another busy year for the Planning and Survey department at McCartneys, and a highly successful one again too.  A year which has seen the submission of 72 planning applications to 10 different local planning authorities, spanning the whole of Wales through to the Midlands and even beyond. Read More

Welsh Winter Fair Full of Festive Cheer with Packed Auction Rings

Mon 17 December 2018

Welsh Winter Fair sale report. Read More

Site in Greenbelt Granted Full Planning Permission for 3 New Dwellings

Mon 17 December 2018

McCartneys LLP planning and survey department have obtained full planning approval for the erection of three new dwellings in the Greenbelt near to Wolverhampton. Read More

The Art of Negotiation

Fri 14 December 2018

Having been involved in negotiating countless deals over the years then the current furore over Brexit is rather interesting.  It does appear that whatever one’s politics then the current process has not been handled too effectively. Read More

Auction Summary and Amazing Result in Kidderminster!

Fri 14 December 2018

Regular McCartneys auctions happen right across the firm and over in the North Worcestershire area with operations being overseen under our Phipps & Pritchard brand. Phipps & Pritchard with McCartneys Partner, Nick Millinchip is based at our busy Stourport-on-Severn Office in the Wyre Forest district and comments as follows:- Read More

Site Has Been Granted Full Planning Permission for an Agricultural Building

Thu 13 December 2018

McCartneys Planning and Survey department have obtained full planning permission for the erection of an agricultural building for storage of equipment and fodder. Read More

New £80m Funding Package Allocated to Welsh Farmers

Tue 11 December 2018

Rural Affairs Secretary, Lesley Griffiths, has announced today an £80million lifeline is being offered to Welsh farmers. The funding will enable the extension of Glastir agreements, the continuation of the Farm Business Grant, a further round of the Glastir Small Grants and an additional £16million for the Sustainable Production Grant. Read More

Charity Fund Raising Day

Mon 3 December 2018

On Friday 7th December the team at Ludlow Office will be raising money for the British Heart Foundation. Read More

Traditional Barn Complex Successfully Converted into a Two Dwellings

Wed 28 November 2018

McCartneys LLP planning and survey department have obtained full planning approval for the change of use of the traditional barn complex into a two residential dwellings on the English/Welsh borders on behalf of private clients. Read More

How Long Does a Building Survey Actually Take?

Wed 21 November 2018

When it comes to buying a new home, it is advised to have a building survey to help highlight any serious problems and advise you of specific risks before you commit to the purchase. McCartneys Planning and Survey Department undertake two of the three types of RICS surveys, the Homebuyers Survey and Valuation, and the Full Building Survey. It is often a surprise to both home owners and purchasers how long we will actually spend at the property undertaking the survey. Read More

Royal Welsh Winter Livestock & Carcass Auctions

Wed 21 November 2018

At the Royal Welsh Showground Llanelwedd, Builth Wells, Powys LD2 3SY McCartneys are once again the official auctioneers to the Royal Welsh Winter Fair Read More

Will You Be Ordering Your New Flat Pack Home Online?

Fri 16 November 2018

I have just read an article about the rise of the modular home, a flat pack home you can order online, have delivered and put up within weeks. One style actually is flat and you fold it out into a house! Read More


Wed 14 November 2018

This is a word that I hear used on an exceptionally regular basis:  And in fairness we estate agents throw it about quite a bit in our sales particulars as well!! Read More

We Will Remember Them

Wed 7 November 2018

On Sunday 11th November the nation will come together to remember all those who fought in the First World War. Here at our Ludlow office we wanted to show our respect and thanks and to have the opportunity to reflect and acknowledge the huge sacrifice made by so many on all our behalf. Read More

McCartneys Ludlow scoop another Gold Award !!

Mon 5 November 2018

Debbie Anderson is delighted that the team at Ludlow have once again achieved Gold standard in the British Property Awards for Regional Estate Agent in Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire and West Midlands. The team have now been shortlisted for a number of national awards which will be announced later in the year. Read More

The Year 1874

Fri 2 November 2018

In the year 1874 much happened. Harry Houdini and Sir Ernest Shackleton were born. Aston Villa and Bolton Wanderers football clubs were founded. In America the U.S. Army was fighting the Commanche and Cheyenne Indian tribes. Read More

Basic Payment Scheme Roadshow Review

Mon 29 October 2018

McCartneys recently held a series of Basic Payment Scheme roadshows at Welshpool, Brecon, Worcester, Ludlow & Knighton. Read More

What Should You Expect from Your Estate Agent?

Thu 18 October 2018

Whilst out and about on my travels over the last few months I have been staggered by clients questions and expectations relating to service. Read More

McCartneys Named Best Professional Services Business at Rural Business Awards Ceremony.

Tue 16 October 2018

McCartneys LLP have been named Best Professional Services Business at the 2018 Midlands Rural Business Awards. Read More

How Tech Can Help You!

Mon 15 October 2018

Technology has been around for donkey’s years and has been helping man kind in many ways from mass scale production to personal entertainment. Each year we find technologies getting refined and improved and every once in a while, something new and innovative pops onto the market, like the new influx of personal assistants being offered from companies like Google and Amazon. Read More

Phipps & Pritchard with McCartneys Auction Results

Wed 10 October 2018

Our last Kidderminster auction sale was held on Wednesday 29th May 2013 and was a very well attended event producing FIVE SALES. The results were as follows - click on pdf to view Read More

The Real Cost for First Time Buyers

Wed 10 October 2018

Are you a first time property buyer? Partner Tom Carter shares some expert advice on the financial implications of buying your first home! Read More


Wed 10 October 2018

Yes, the market for residential property has much improved but it is not necessarily all about asking prices and selling prices with reference to the advice that we can offer to our potential vendors.  Read More

Award Recognises McCartneys’ Leadership and Management

Thu 4 October 2018

A leading firm of estate agents, independent auctioneers, chartered surveyors, valuers and rural professionals collected the Excellence in Leadership and Management Award at the annual Powys Business Awards. Read More

Dying for Food

Thu 4 October 2018

UK Agriculture contributed around £10.3 billion to GDP in 2017, up some 20%, but at its most basic level it provides nearly 50% of the food we eat here in the UK. Read More

69 Acre Farm For Sale in Welshpool

Wed 3 October 2018

McCartneys are pleased to be favoured with instructions to offer for sale by private treaty the holding known as Fron Grian, Cefn Coch, Welshpool, Powys, SY21 0AG Read More

Property & Land Auction Press Release

Wed 3 October 2018

McCartneys report another excellent land auction at The Metropole Hotel, Llandrindod Wells on Thursday 27th September 2018. Read More

RPA Takes over Delivery of Countryside Stewardship. Is It Good News for Applicants and Claimants? Time Will Tell...

Wed 3 October 2018

Natural England has attracted widespread negative attention over recent years, and rightly so. The organisation has failed to process applications, failed to provide agreements within the agreed timescales and critically failed to make the deserved payments to claimants. This has led to Natural England being a highly unorganised organisation and resulted in turmoil. Read More

Rare Opportunity to Purchase a Good Quality Small Stock Farm on the Edge of a Village

Wed 26 September 2018

McCartneys are grateful to be favoured with instructions to offer for sale the charming and attractive small farm known as Old Court. Located in a most beautiful part of south Montgomeryshire, the sale presents a prime opportunity to acquire a small farm with potential and diversification opportunities. Read More

Fine and Country, a Premium Brand Designed to Market Very Special Town and Country Property

Fri 21 September 2018

Back in 2002 McCartneys became a part of Fine and Country, a premium brand designed to market very special town and country property. Now 16 years later, together with independent agents in over 300 locations worldwide Fine & Country has become the UK’s fastest growing premium property brand. Read More

McCartneys Shortlisted for another 3 National Awards …

Thu 20 September 2018

McCartneys has been shortlisted for three awards run by The Negotiator Magazine.  Established in 2008, the awards are the most prestigious of the UK residential estate and letting agency industry. Read More

Site Granted Outline Planning Permission for 3 Dwellings on an Infill Plot

Thu 20 September 2018

McCartneys LLP planning and survey department have obtained outline planning approval for the erection of 3 dwelling on an infill plot in a town location. Read More

Who Said Moving Pictures Would Never Catch On?

Mon 10 September 2018

Here at McCartneys we are embracing videography, we understand its importance and effectiveness as a tool for conveying information in a captivating and informative way. Read More

So Easy to Forget!

Mon 10 September 2018

The bureaucracy and red tape attached to the food production chain is now daunting when one remembers that farming is growing and rearing food to eat.  It seems that every possible interest group, quango, government department has to have an input.  Nor must we forget all the law and regulation that exists which governs food production.  The whole thing is becoming more complicated as every year goes by and there must be a huge amount of duplication. Read More

Berriew Show Report 2018

Fri 7 September 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed attending Berriew Show again this year. Unfortunately the rain arrived in the afternoon but we didn’t let this dampen our spirits. We had quite a successful day at the show chatting to potential clients, handing out balloons, getting people involved in our ‘Guess How Many Sweets are in the Jar’ game and providing warm drinks and shelter from the rain in the afternoon. Read More

Basic Payment Scheme 2018/2019

Fri 7 September 2018

Autumn planting if not already started will soon be in full swing. The earlier dry conditions made for most farmers to enact an early harvest. Read More

Rare Opportunity to Purchase Improved Hill with Hidden Gems on Welsh Coast

Fri 7 September 2018

Glygyrog Ddu hill is situated close to the coastal village of Aberdyfi with stunning views over the Dyfi estuary.  Glygyrog Ddu hill extends to just over 90 acres, most of which has benefitted from ploughing and re-seeding during the last 15 years, to produce productive pastures to support both livestock grazing and fodder conservation.  Although traditionally used for agriculture, the land would also lend itself to diversification, including recreational and amenity uses. Read More

Cefncalonog Farm, Newcastle on Clun, Craven Arms, Shropshire SY7 8QY Press Release

Thu 6 September 2018

McCartneys are pleased to be favoured with instructions to offer for sale by Informal Tender the holding known as Cefncalonog, Newcastle on Clun, Craven Arms, Shropshire SY7 8QY.  Read More

Site Granted Full Planning Permission for an Agricultural Building to Cover Existing Muck Store

Wed 5 September 2018

McCartneys Planning and Survey department have obtained full planning permission for the erection of an agricultural building to cover an existing muck store and further develop and provide extra needed capacity on a local farm. Read More

Phipps and Pritchard Property Market Update for September

Tue 4 September 2018

We are bracing ourselves for increased activity as we move into September. It is noticeable that peoples focus is turning back to property as we see the end of the Summer Holidays and children returning to school next week. The mailing list which has been surprisingly high with proceedable applicants the largest sector being those in rented has shifted in latter weeks with the first time buyers increasing once again. Read More

Fine & Country Is the Fastest Growing Premium Estate Agency Brand in England and Wales over the Last 12 Months

Tue 4 September 2018

This is according to figures provided by TwentyCi, an independent statistics provider. Growth is measured by the number of properties on the market in the last 12 months, in this case from August 3 2017 to August 2 2018, and compared to the previous 12 months (August 3 2016 to August 2 2017) in England and Wales. The results revealed that Fine & Country has grown by 18.9 % year on year, which is substantially higher than the next closest competitor at only 4.2% growth Read More

The Importance of a High Street Presence in Estate Agency

Fri 24 August 2018

I am so often asked how we differ from the online offering. My response is such that for tech savvy individuals the online option is attractive. Cost is a huge factor for many people however more often than not we see people who have paid and are having to pay again for a ‘true’ high street agent. The incentive for the online agent is building stock and their brand presence, their fees are paid up front so you question where is their motivation following taking your money to sell for you? They have been paid and listed your property – now what? Read More

Come & Join Us At Berriew Show – Saturday 25th August 2018!

Mon 20 August 2018

We’re happy to announce that McCartneys will be having a stand at Berriew Show again this year. We thoroughly enjoyed last year’s show so we’re looking forward to attending again, especially as it is the 70th anniversary of Berriew Show. Read More

Site Granted Full Planning Permission for a Grain Storage Building

Mon 20 August 2018

McCartneys Planning and Survey department have obtained full planning permission for the erection of a new grain storage building to further develop and provide extra needed capacity on a local farm. Read More

More than £4,000 raised on Three Peaks 24 Hour Challenge

Fri 17 August 2018

McCartneys are very pleased to announce the successful completion of the Three Peaks 24 Hour Challenge by their team where during one of the hottest weekends recorded this year the three mountains of Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon were scaled within the set time limit of 24 hours. Whilst the challenge was no mean feat most importantly a fantastic £4,031 was raised for the British Heart Foundation, McCartneys’ chosen charity of the year. Read More

McCartneys Launch their 2015 Photography Competition

Tue 14 August 2018

With so much interest and success from last year it was a unanimous decision around the table to run the competition again. Read More

Site Granted Full Planning Permission for an Agricultural Building

Mon 13 August 2018

McCartneys LLP Planning and Survey department have obtained full planning permission for the erection of an agricultural building to further develop and provide extra needed capacity on a local farm. Read More

Honeybourne Sheep Sale Report - Wednesday 1st August 2018

Fri 10 August 2018

There cannot have been a year when the weather has played such an important factor leading up to the annual sale at Honeybourne. With very little grass (if any) in most parts, I must have had dozens of calls asking me what will the trade be like “will there be any buyers” and “will the lambs be in suitable condition”? Read More

Get Involved - 24 Hours in Farming #Farm24

Tue 7 August 2018

From 5am on Thursday August 9th, farmers across Britain are being encouraged to take to social media to showcase the work they do within 24 hours using hashtag #Farm24. The social media campaign aims to provide an insight to consumers of the hard work and dedication which goes on behind the scenes in producing consumers food before it reaches the supermarket shelves. The event, which runs from 5am Thursday 9th August to 5am Friday 10th August, aims to reach over 112 million people and promote British agriculture. Read More

Family Run Business Obtain a 15 Year Extension for Their Right to Quarry

Wed 1 August 2018

McCartneys LLP planning and survey department have obtained planning permission to extend the duration of the existing permission through a variation of condition application. Read More

Advice from Surveyors to Homeowners When a Survey Is Being Undertaken

Tue 24 July 2018

Whilst there is often information about what a surveyor will be looking at when undertaking a survey at a property, there is never really any advice for homeowners on how they can assist the surveyor to enable the survey to be carried out smoothly and in an acceptable amount of time. We felt that it would be well worth trying to set out a couple of basic points from our own experiences. Read More

Hat-trick for McCartneys’ Rural Professionals

Thu 19 July 2018

I am delighted to say that McCartneys Rural Professional Team has made the finals of the Rural Business Awards for the third year in a row, this time in the new Midlands Category. Read More

North Herefordshire/Powys Border Standing Straw Report

Thu 19 July 2018

McCartneys report a very strong standing straw trade over the 1175 acres of standing straw within north Herefordshire and the Powys border, which they have offered on behalf of clients through the beginning of July. Read More

Extension Granted Planning Approval to a Residential Dwelling

Wed 18 July 2018

McCartneys LLP planning and survey department have obtained full planning approval and listed buildings consent for the erection of a two storey extension to a rural cottage. The extension provides a utility and shower room on the ground floor and a double bedroom on the first floor.  This extension provides the cottage with 2 bedrooms in total allowing a family to live in the dwelling. Read More

Dispersal Sales

Fri 13 July 2018

As a company we conduct ‘On Farm’ sales throughout the year. These vary from the usual retirement sales of live and deadstock to the more unusual auctions of reclaimed building materials to vintage and classic farm machinery. Read More

170 Years Young!

Wed 11 July 2018

We are celebrating 170 years in Estate agency this year. We are a trusted brand that has serviced Worcestershire, Wyre Forest and beyond and continue to do so. Read More


Fri 6 July 2018

With crops ripening rapidly due to the hot sunny summer and with standing straw prices at record highs due to the strong demand after a hard winter and the lack of straw – everything is heating up.  Read More

My Adventure Led Me Here

Wed 27 June 2018

When I receive a sales enquiry from a client wishing to relocate from the City, I can completely understand. In August 2017, I knew absolutely nothing of Knighton, by September 2017 we’d made an offer, through McCartneys, on a Cottage. Read More

A Reduction Has Been Announced to Solar Energy Tariffs

Mon 25 June 2018

The Government announced at the end of August that its consultation on a review of the Feed-in Tariff scheme. The announcement of the cut backs proposed was greater than what the solar energy industry expected and will possibly lead to some uncertainty in the short term. Read More

Long Leasehold Property Management Department

Fri 22 June 2018

Our Long Leasehold Property Management Department currently manages a portfolio of over 70 sites across the Worcestershire and Shropshire, ranging from housing estates to blocks of apartments, Listed Buildings to new purpose built blocks or conversions with managed facilities including gated entries, swimming pools or tennis courts. Read More

My First Year at McCartneys

Fri 22 June 2018

On the 2nd May 2018 I completed my first year of working for McCartneys Estate Agents in the Welshpool Office. When I left Sixth Form in 2016 I wasn’t really sure what I wanted to do but after a couple of weeks of working for McCartneys I had realised that estate agency was going to be the career for me. The past year has flown by but in the best possible way, as it feels like I have worked here forever. Read More

McCartneys Supports the British Heart Foundation

Fri 22 June 2018

We have officially kicked off our fundraising activities for the British Heart Foundation.  If you visit one of our branches you’ll find a donation tin and lots of free BHF literature, so please do make any contribution you can. Read More

Property Stock Levels Increasing

Fri 22 June 2018

As the second May Bank Holiday has been and gone there is a noticeable increase in viewing and offer activity. The diaries have been extremely busy which is great as the stock levels have been so very low for the last 18 months. It is good to see the stock levels increasing. Read More

Can You Repeat That Please?

Fri 22 June 2018

I have been astonished just lately by the amount of repeat business that I seem to be picking up. Either from clients whom I have sold property for in years gone by, previous purchasers who have bought from me and now wish to move on again and indeed new clients to whom my services have been recommended by others. Read More

Site Granted Reserved Matters Planning Permission for an Agricultural Workers Dwelling

Thu 14 June 2018

McCartneys LLP planning and survey department have obtained reserved matters planning approval Read More

Everything's Coming up Roses!!

Tue 29 May 2018

Now is the time of year when our gardens come into their own. The Malvern Spring Festival kicked off the horticultural year in style and last week we had the joys of the Chelsea flower show. At this time of year when not at work I can be found in my garden, no good looking for me in the house, the garden is where I will be and where I am most content. Last night as I was tying up my sweet peas and trying the stop the cats from scooping tadpoles out of the pond I thought how vital our gardens are to us all. Read More

Time for a Change at McCartneys as Tom Carter Becomes the New Chairman of the Property Department

Fri 18 May 2018

With Debbie Anderson, who has been McCartneys property chairman since 2011, stepping down to concentrate on front line sales at the company’s Ludlow office, Tom Carter has been appointed as the new Chairman of McCartneys Property department. Read More

Can You Afford Not to Apply for mid Tier? Don't Miss the Deadline!

Fri 18 May 2018

With the uncertainties surrounding the future of Basic Payment, many farmers are considering whether now is the time to enter into a Mid Tier Agri environmental agreement and benefit from the funds available. Read More

Twenty First Century Countryside

Fri 11 May 2018

What do drones, driverless cars and cloud computing have in common?  They are three of the 10 key drivers for rural change as identified by the global policy forum, the OECD, which held it’s 11th Rural Development Conference 9-12 April. Read More

How Soon We Forget!

Fri 11 May 2018

As we all enjoy the fine weather of late, it is easy to forget that only about 8 weeks ago we were enduring a long hard winter and there was no sign of Spring. Read More

Gold Award for McCartneys Ludlow

Wed 9 May 2018

McCartneys have been recognised as one of the best estate agents in the county, having received a Gold Award for their Ludlow branch from the British Property Awards. Read More

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