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Property Post - Issue 12

Fri 21 April 2023

Welcome to the latest edition of McCartneys Property News Read More

Lots Invited for our North Worcestershire Property Auction 27 September 2022

Tue 27 September 2022

Our renowned property auctions are returning to Hogarths Stone Manor from Tuesday 27 September 2022. Read More

Property Post - Issue 11

Tue 10 May 2022

Welcome to the latest edition of McCartneys Property News Read More

Welshpool Office Take Gold in the Property Awards

Mon 9 May 2022

McCartneys Welshpool have just won The British Property Award for Welshpool. Read More

2021 Fundraising Completed

Fri 21 January 2022

As a company, McCartneys LLP like to do their bit to fundraise, choosing a different charity each year Read More

FOR SALE with a Guide Price of £200,000 - 8.86 Acres on the Outskirts of Stourbridge with Potential to Satisfy Biodiversity Net Gain for Green Offset

Fri 10 December 2021

The Environment Act 2021 is a brand new landmark piece of legislation which came into effect of 9 November 2021 Read More

Eminent Phipps & Pritchard Chartered Surveyor and Estate Agent Retires after 56 Years!

Thu 1 April 2021

Chris Smith (FRICS) of Phipps & Pritchard Estate Agents is hanging up his camera and tape measure after an incredible career in property. Read More

Sales Progressions and a Safe Eye!

Fri 16 October 2020

Now is more important than ever to have an agent who has a sales progression department. Read More

Stamp Duty Holiday - Market Deadline Date

Mon 14 September 2020

Take advantage before the deadline date of 26th September 2020 Read More

There May Be a Global Pandemic but the Regulations Keep Rolling Out….

Thu 2 July 2020

On 1st June 2020, new regulations came into force requiring landlords of residential properties Read More

The New Normal!

Fri 15 May 2020

The lockdown has brought with it many challenges to overcome and at every stage we have conquered those challenges Read More

The 75th anniversary of VE Day

Fri 8 May 2020


Glimmers of hope!

Mon 4 May 2020

The desire from people is most definitely still there Read More

Home Is?? … Compulsory

Fri 17 April 2020

Stay at Home - Protect the NHS - Save Lives Read More

Video Viewing Success

Thu 16 April 2020

Showing the impact a video viewing could have on you potentially finding a buyer for your home 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

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

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

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

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

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

Home is…Kidderminster

Tue 3 December 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Home Is.... Where the Cows Are

Tue 24 September 2019

Ebony explains where home is for her Read More

Home Is Where the Hills Are

Fri 20 September 2019

Property Chairman, Tom Carter recalls his childhood Read More

A Castle Near The Sea

Fri 20 September 2019

A Fine & Country property marketed around the world 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Important Weavers' Cottages in Horsefair, Kidderminster Sold!

Thu 12 April 2018

Phipps & Pritchard with McCartneys Partner Nick Millinchip is proud to announce the successful sale of the three iconic Grade II Listed Weavers’ Cottages’ rescued and painstakingly repaired by The Worcestershire Building Preservation Trust Ltd (WBPT) using grants and loans including substantial investment from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) of £730,000 and from the Architectural Heritage Fund of over £300,000. Read More

Residential Sales Department Have Moved and Joined Forces with the Letting & Management Departments

Fri 6 April 2018

The move has enabled us to offer all of the above services from one location. Customer service is at the forefront of our business and one of our key motivators is to ensure that we provide the best experience for our customers. Read More

What Is My Target Market and Who Is My Buyer Likely to Be?

Fri 23 March 2018

This is a question which I’m often asked when clients are considering the sale of a property and I have to say that the answer has become more and more protracted over the years. Read More

Sponsorship Deal Gives Back to Club

Fri 16 March 2018

Welshpool RFC has been a huge part of their chairman Tom Carter’s life.  Not only did he play for the club for nearly 17 years and captained the first team on numerous occasions, it’s also where he first met work colleague Jake Best (pictured above left) when he was playing youth rugby.  Both now work for McCartneys across the Welshpool and Newtown offices. Read More

We’ve Moved Too!

Wed 14 March 2018

We love nothing more than helping you buy and sell property so you can move onto your next adventure in life and we’ve been on the move too!  Our Phipps and Pritchard sales and lettings offices in Kidderminster have come together under one roof, 32 Worcester Street. Read More

Should We Do Any Work Before Putting the House on to the Market?

Tue 13 March 2018

One of the most common questions which I’m asked whilst visiting properties is “should we do any work before putting the house on to the market?”  Read More

Auction of Reclaimed Building Materials - Saturday 7th April 2018

Mon 12 March 2018

At Chillington Industrial Estate, Eastfields, Wolverhampton, WV1 2BS on SATURDAY 7th April 2018 at 11.00am prompt. Read More

Over 1.3 Million Pounds Worth of Property and Land Sold at Auction

Fri 9 March 2018

Another electric evening was experienced at Hogarths Stone Manor Hotel last Tuesday night 13th March. The latest property auction hosted by Phipps & Pritchard with McCartneys was probably the most popular and successful event yet. Read More

Local auctioneer to help local Football Club with their quest to buy pitch!

Wed 7 February 2018

Newcastle on Clun Football Club have been offered a great opportunity to purchase their football ground at Millfield in Newcastle. Read More

McCartneys Takes Strategic Approach with New Appointment

Mon 5 February 2018

McCartneys LLP has appointed Mike Hamer to run the property side of its Kington, Knighton and Prestigne offices.  Mike, joins the business with a wealth of experience, not only in property development, but also sales, marketing and research. Read More

Oscar Night at McCartneys

Wed 31 January 2018

Stars were lighting up the sky on January 13, when we announced the winners of our annual McCartneys group awards. Read More

Early 2018 Property Market Comment

Wed 17 January 2018

We have seen a very positive start to 2018.  There was a noticeable quietening down of the phones, as expected, during December as people prepared for the festive season. Read More

Method of Sale

Sat 13 January 2018

If you are thinking of selling your property or land in 2018, then you may have more options open to you than you realise. Read More

Ludlow Market Key Dates for the Christmas Period

Fri 15 December 2017

During the Christmas period Ludlow Market will behaving sale on Wednesday 27th December 2018 and also Monday 1st January 2018. For more information please contact 01584 872251 and speak to Michael Thomas or John Uffold. Read More

The Importance of a High Street Presence

Fri 15 December 2017

I am often asked about the noticeable array of emerging online estate agents. What do we offer that is different? Read More

By Informal Tender - Coronation Cottage, Lydham, Bishops Castle

Fri 1 December 2017

Informal Tender closing at 12noon on Thursday 7th December 2017. Read More

Now is the time!!!

Thu 16 November 2017

If you are looking to sell your property, then now is the time to do it. Do not wait until Spring!!!  But it’s Winter I hear you cry! Read More

Weavers' Cottages in Kidderminster Shortlisted for a Historic England Angel Award

Wed 11 October 2017

The Weavers’ Cottages in Horsefair, Kidderminster have been shortlisted as one of three finalists in the Best Rescue of a Historic Building category of the Historic England Angel Awards 2017 Read More

Prestigious Rural Awards Name County Business a Finilist

Tue 5 September 2017

McCartneys LLP has beaten off stiff competition to be named a finalist in the prestigious Rural Business Awards (RBAs), due to be held on 5th October. Read More

Park Farm for sale by Public Auction on Tuesday 12 September 2017

Mon 24 July 2017

Park Farm, Hartlebury, North Worcestershire - Special barn with planning permission for conversion and private 1 acre lake in a scene reminiscent of an oil painting! Read More

Property Market Update from the The Wyre Forest into the West Midlands

Sat 22 July 2017

"We have enjoyed a very positive July and August with much needed stock coming in and filtering through", explains Phipps & Pritchard with McCartneys Property Expert Zoe Herbert from our Kidderminster office. Read More

McCartneys are fundraising for the local charity Mind on the Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal

Tue 18 July 2017

McCartneys are supporting Mind, the mental health charity and have organised a fundraising event on the Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal on Sunday the 24th of September to raise monies and awareness for the cause. Read More

Almost two million pounds worth of property sold at the Manor!

Thu 13 July 2017

More auction success at Hogarths Stone Manor Hotel, Kidderminster was achieved again last night with a staggering £1,743,000worth of property sold on the evening. Read More

Bryngwlfa, Llanbister Road, Llandrindod Wells, LD1 6UD Press Release

Thu 6 July 2017

McCartneys are pleased to be favoured with instructions to offer for sale by Formal Tender the holding known as Bryngwlfa, Llanbister Road. Read More

McCartneys are Best in Welshpool!

Fri 9 June 2017

AND THE WINNER IS…………. McCartneys have just won The British Property Awards for BEST ESTATE AGENT IN WELSHPOOL. Read More


Wed 3 May 2017

Tom Carter, partner in McCartneys Welshpool office said: “I am absolutely delighted to have been short listed for such a prestigious award completely out of the blue, it is wonderful that once again our hard work and the unrivalled results that we achieve for our clients here in in Mid Wales are being recognised at a national level. Our customer service levels, response times to enquiries and the service that we offer out of office hours have been highlighted by the judges which we are really proud of as we strive to offer the very best estate agency service in the area.”  Read More

THREE Important Historic Properties Now Available From £129,950 - Weavers’ Cottages, Kidderminster, DY10 2EN

Tue 2 May 2017

These historic Grade II Listed properties have been painstakingly repaired to the very highest standard and are now in the market to be sold straightaway priced to attract immediate interest from able buyers. Read More

Historic Weavers’ Cottages Almost Ready To Be Sold!

Fri 7 April 2017

Phipps & Pritchard with McCartneys Partner, Nick Millinchip is delighted to be favoured with kind instructions from The Worcestershire Building Preservation Trust (WBPT). Read More


Fri 7 April 2017

McCartneys are pleased to be favoured with instructions to offer for sale by public auction on Thursday 25th May 2017 (in 2 Lots) the holding known as Llwynmorfa, Crossgates.  Read More

McCartneys Triumphs at Estate Agency ‘Oscars’

Wed 18 January 2017

McCartneys have again scooped an industry ‘Oscar’ at the Estate Agency of the Year Awards 2016 in association with The Sunday Times and The Times.   Read More

Buyers are Waiting for Your Property

Wed 18 January 2017

Thinking about waiting till the Spring to sell your home?  Well you’re not alone, many people think the winter isn’t a great time to sell but that’s become something of a myth in the last few years. Read More

Auction Resume for 2016

Tue 10 January 2017

During the course of 2016 Phipps & Pritchard with McCartneys LLP were favoured with kind instructions to offer 24 varied lots for sale by Public Auction. For some of our vendor/clients then irresistible offers meant that a few lots successfully changed hands prior to auction but from those 24 instructions it is great testament to our skill, and expertise, is the field of auction that only just one lot did not actually transact. Thereby creating an incredible “strike rate” of 96%! Read More

McCartneys receives an award for the second year running at the Estate Agency of the Year Awards.

Tue 13 December 2016

McCartneys was awarded Silver in the Best Wales Agency category at The Estate Agency of the Year Awards 2016 in association with The Sunday Times and The Times. Read More

Don't Wait Until Next Spring

Mon 5 December 2016

When you read news articles that says ‘Housing transactions to drop over next two years in ‘tough times’,  we all buy into the idea that the housing market is on a downer, BUT don’t believe everything you read, remember headline grabbing articles sell papers. Read More

McCartneys Try and Help Give Cancer the Boot!

Thu 24 November 2016

A Thursday night bit of fun for a small group of 12 from various McCartneys offices raises £110 for Macmillan Cancer Support.   Read More

The Right Technology in the Right Hands Equals Happy Clients!

Mon 14 November 2016

Two customer satisfaction questionnaires from a property sale recently landed on my desk, which intrigued me enough to investigate the story behind them. Read More

Review of the Wyre Forest Property Market

Fri 4 November 2016

Property prices in Wyre Forest have seen quite an increase since Christmas and in general would be at least 5% up. Like the rest of the country we witnessed a real spike for transactions in the market in the run up to 1 April 2016 with buyers rushing to exchange contracts before the Government introduced changes to the Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) system for buyto-let purchases and also second homes. Read More

Fundraising 'Promise Auction' Conducted by McCartneys Auctioneer Raises £7,500 Towards Local Cause

Tue 11 October 2016

McCartneys are pleased to have been able to help in the fight to keep open one of our local village primary schools recently. Read More

Yet More Evidence if Needed That Selling at Auction is a Very Viable Option

Fri 16 September 2016

Our latest public auction sale was held on a hot evening on Tuesday 13th September 2016 seeing the room packed to full capacity with equally hot bidding!  Read More

Property & Land Summer Auction Report

Mon 1 August 2016

The McCartneys summer auction attracted a good sized crowd with a variety of lots forward. A wide range of land and property gave the basis for a very successful evening. Read More

Post BREXIT Property Market

Wed 29 June 2016

So the referendum is done and the UK has voted to leave the EU. What will this mean for the property market in the coming months? I read reports ranging from utter doom to a sense of mild and considered optimism. Read More

Demand Outweighs Supply

Tue 28 June 2016

When asked how the market is at the moment, the only answer I can give is extremely good. It was thought by some that with the lead up to the EU referendum, and the uncertainty that surrounds it, sales would slow and the market would become quite quiet. Read More

A House in the Woods

Wed 11 May 2016

If glorious isolation is what you’re dreaming of then Warren House in Stansbatch, Herefordshire will be right up your street, or should we say track! Read More

Little Chapel Sings

Mon 4 April 2016

Over half a dozen potential buyers were present in a full saleroom for McCartneys auction of the little Mission Hall at Hay-on-Wye. Read More

In Touch with the Market at Stourport

Mon 4 April 2016

Phipps & Pritchard with McCartneys LLP has a fine heritage having been established all the way back in 1848 and still runs today with the very same deep rooted values such as honesty, integrity and professionalism underpinned by a friendly highly knowledgeable personal service yet at the same time we still always continue to strive for progression thereby leading the way in all aspects of modern property transfer in order to exceed our clients expectations. Read More


Fri 1 April 2016

What a word! We are, in our day to day capacity as valuers and auctioneers, being asked regularly to “can you please value this or value that”. But if you stand back and consider the word value and its associated close relatives, we have a whole world of words surrounding one core word. Read More

Brexit – Yes or No - It’s Probably Not Good News For Home Sellers!

Fri 1 April 2016

Whether you are personally pro or anti Europe, the referendum on 23th June is likely to do nothing to help property sales this spring. Read More

Mid-Wales Development Plot Nearing Completion

Fri 1 April 2016

The first of the new properties at Rectory View in Berriew is now complete with the remaining three nearing completion. Interested parties are now invited to view unit two which is a large 3 bedroom semi detached house which exhibits the quality of finish that will be echoed throughout the development. Read More

McCartneys Spring Auction 2016

Tue 29 March 2016

The first auction of property recently took place at The Salwey Arms. Three lots forward, two in North Herefordshire and the other in Powys. Read More

Creative Collaboration Between Seller and Agent

Tue 15 March 2016

In a fast-changing world, the vendors of Highclere in Newtown, Powys have taken a new approach to selling their five-bedroom house. Working with McCartneys to take advantage of premium marketing under the Fine & Country brand, they’ve also chosen to set up a Facebook page for their property to help convey a sense of lifestyle. Read More

The Power of a Well Run Mailing List

Mon 14 March 2016

I am often asked, when I am undertaking Marketing Appraisals, whether we have people waiting to view properties such as the one I am inspecting. Read More

Rescue Works Begin for Historic Weavers Cottages in Kidderminster

Fri 19 February 2016

Historic Weavers’ Cottages in Horsefair, Kidderminster to be offered for sale by Phipps & Pritchard with McCartneys – following extensive repair and conservation by The Worcestershire Building Preservation Trust Ltd having secured a mix of important grant and loan funding to do so! Read More

Right To Rent 2016 – Lettings Update

Fri 12 February 2016

As 2015 came to a close we saw several changes for the lettings market bringing in new rulings as of October 1st. These changes were in respect of carbon monoxide / smoke alarms in rented accommodation along with grounds for landlords regaining possession of their properties. Read More

Yet More Rules!

Mon 15 June 2015

Agents and Landlords are going to see a seismic shift in the Commercial Letting field come April 2018 - which is not that far away in the grand scheme of things. Read More

So when's the best time to put your house on the market?

Thu 11 June 2015

Well as soon as possible, that’s when! Gone are the seasonal barriers to selling. If you want to sell your house the most important factor is to get it on to the market so that buyers can see it. Read More

Issue 2 of the McCartneys Property News is now out!

Wed 10 June 2015

After an extremely successful first edition we have decided to publish a second one, which you can view by clicking on the link below or if you fancy getting your hands on the newspaper version hurry down to one of the following outlets in our areas to pick up your free copy - Sainsbury's ∙ TESCO ∙ ASDA ∙ The co-operative ∙ MORRISONS Read More

New Property Portal Launching 26th January

Fri 19 December 2014

Debbie Anderson Property Chairman of McCartneys is delighted to announce that from January 2015 all properties for sale and to let will be listed with the new property portal On The Market. Read More

House Price Growth

Mon 20 October 2014

When recently scanning one of the trade journals I came across an article headed: ‘Average Home to cost £780,000 by 2040’, whilst more than a little surprised by the prediction I thought I would find out how much prices have risen over the last 25 years. Read More

Phipps & Pritchard with McCartneys proudly present The Royal Glassworks

Sun 19 October 2014

A very fine conversion of an important Grade II Listed Victorian Glassworks by JG Woodcock Construction Ltd creating 27 units of the highest quality with a mix of one and two bedroom flats plus, also, two and three bedroom town houses. Read More

Don't hibernate!

Fri 17 October 2014

A lot of people lose faith in selling their property come the winter months, I however take a different view. Read More

Cleobury Mortimer Property Office Revised Opening Hours

Wed 8 October 2014

McCartneys office in Cleobury Mortimer will now be staffed every Monday & Friday. Read More

Auction Results This Week Make Worthy Headlines

Fri 26 September 2014

2 Auctions over 2 nights equals over 2 million pounds worth of property sold! Read More

North vs South in the Property World

Wed 17 September 2014

With the Scottish referendum on the door step I thought it might be an appropriate time to look at the differences in the processes involved with selling property in England and Wales compared with that of North of the border. Read More

Llanidloes, it's up there with them!

Tue 9 September 2014

A study commissioned to mark the 40th anniversary of the roll-out of UK postcodes has revealed that Llanidloes the small market town set in the heart of Mid-Wales is ranked 3rd in Wales and within the top 10 in the UK. Read More

The Property Market in August

Tue 2 September 2014

August can be a very funny month in the property world. It is incredible how so many external factors affect our industry but summer holidays are certainly one of those influences. Further, there are of course so many factors which affect how people holiday, from the weather to the economy. All of these things can have an impact on the property market over the summer months. Read More

Tom Carter meets the 2014 McCartneys Photography Competition Winner

Thu 28 August 2014

I had the pleasure earlier this week of presenting Tracey Williams, the winner of our 2014 photography competition, with her prize of photography equipment vouchers. Read More

McCartneys Photography competition winner is announced!

Thu 14 August 2014

Head of PR and Valuer for McCartneys Zoe Herbert and Ludlow based photographer Gareth Thomas alongside celebrity judge Sian Lloyd met up to view the submissions and pick their winner. Read More

Makes The Work You Do Worthwhile!

Thu 7 August 2014

As we have written about before, Client Testimonials are very important for any business in this day and age and are used in a multitude of ways. Read More

McCartneys Help Dragons Find New Den

Wed 16 July 2014

Gymnasts at Mid-Wales based Maldwyn Dragons Gymnastic Club have a new home to call their own thanks to help from McCartneys. For the last seven years classes have been limited to Fridays and Saturdays only with a waiting list in excess of 80 children (some waiting longer than 18 months) but now the ‘Dragons’ have moved to a purpose equipped unit at 14, Mochdre Industrial Estate, Newtown. Read More

Happiest Place to Live!!

Mon 23 June 2014

A recent survey commissioned by Rightmove shows that Llandrindod Wells is the ‘happiest place’ to live in Wales. Based upon the opinions of those living within the town the survey asked “how content people are with their own homes and how it is decorated plus how friendly are the neighbours and how safe they feel in their local community”. The Spa town came 19th in the overall rankings for Britain, with Cardiff, the Welsh Capital, coming in at 54th. Read More

What Makes a Good Estate Agent

Fri 20 June 2014

With a positive and productive start to the year I found myself looking at what makes a good Estate Agent. Read More

Alison Joins The Team at Tenbury Wells

Wed 11 June 2014

Debbie Anderson Property Chairman of McCartneys LLP is delighted to welcome Alison Lord to the team at Tenbury Wells. “Our Tenbury Office is going from strength to strength and we were seeking a high quality individual to focus on customer service. I am confident that Alison is the perfect person for the role, her commitment, management skills and understanding of clients’ needs will allow us to extend and enhance our range of services in Tenbury”. Read More

Housing Price Bubble Or Not?

Mon 9 June 2014

I recently read yet another newspaper article that informed me that we were all experiencing a housing price bubble with significant house price gains across the country. But how misleading these articles can be! Read More

Beware of the Eggman

Thu 5 June 2014

If you are thinking about putting your house on the market… and now is a very good time to, think…. and then do it…. because the market is about as buoyant and active as it has been for some time now…… some people think it prudent to get more than one Agent to come and appraise their house and give their opinion of the what is going on in the world of house sales and in some cases this is a very sensible thing to do. Read More

Think of applying for a mortgage as a job interview!

Fri 30 May 2014

This was the suggestion in an article which I read lately thanks to the recent mortgage market review. The majority of the reforms from the review came into effect in April this year and are designed (say the financial watchdog) to, “ensure continued access to mortgages for the great majority of customers who can afford it, while preventing a return to the poor practices that we saw in the past.” Read More

***Last Chance***

Thu 29 May 2014

This is your last chance to enter the McCartneys Photographic Competition before the closing date of 31st May 2014. We've already had some stunning entries submitted, but you never know this could be your chance to win photography vouchers worth £100. See the flier for more details on how to enter, or visit Read More

Is a Picture Still Worth a 1000 Words - We Definitely Think So - More Importantly It's Often Worth a Sale!

Wed 14 May 2014

This ever familiar proverb is now more true than ever for the successful forward thinking Estate Agent given the prevalence of the internet as a key marketing medium where a prospective buyer's first impression of your property is absolutely crucial. Read More

5 sales in a Day

Tue 22 April 2014

Phil Herdson FRICS, McCartneys LLP member and former Phipps and Pritchard Partner is delighted to report that the 'good times' appear to be back. Read More

4 Months into her New Job

Thu 17 April 2014

After recently joining McCartneys in January this year, I have found my days to be non stop, interesting, challenging and extremely busy. I’ve settled into working here brilliantly and McCartneys are proving to be a great company to work for. Read More

Market continuing to strengthen

Fri 11 April 2014

The RICS' reported yesterday that the property market is continuing to strengthen with the average price for a home across the UK is now over £250,000. Read More

Best and Final Offers

Thu 10 April 2014

Spring is well and truly on its way and with it this year comes a much improved feel to the Mid Wales property market. There are some sure signs that the market is much stronger this year and that all importantly some confidence has returned. Read More

UK fees most competitive across the Globe!

Wed 9 April 2014

Research by Estate Agent Today shows British estate agents charge some of the lowest fees in the world. With agents charging variable fees in the UK – most believed to be 1.5% to 2% but as high as 3% in parts of central London comparisons are difficult. Read More

It's True, The Market Really is Improving - Stourport Office Sells Luxury New House at £615,000 in Just a Few Weeks!!!

Thu 3 April 2014

The Stourport Office of Phipps & Pritchard with McCartneys were favoured with instructions from developer's Oakham Construction Ltd to offer for sale Pear Tree House in the North Worcestershire village of Hartlebury at the very start of this year. Read More

Celebrity Judge To Feature In McCartneys Photography Competition

Fri 28 March 2014

Last month leading estate agents, auctioneers and chartered surveyors McCartneys launched a photography competition inviting entrants to capture “the spirit of rural border life and property.” The winning shots are to be featured in McCartneys 2015 calendar which is distributed to thousands of homes and businesses and the winning photographers will receive vouchers for photography shops. Read More

Three Houses, One Road, One Week

Thu 27 March 2014

That’s exactly what happened at the offices of McCartneys Leominster last month with the office selling three properties in Wegnalls Way with all three buyers completing and moving in within the same week of each other! Read More

See your property on film!

Wed 19 March 2014

At Ludlow Office we have trialled a new concept in property marketing. We are now able to offer films of properties with a link to our website and facebook so people can get a real feel of the surroundings and the house itself. As so many people start their search online we wanted to offer more than just photographs or stills cut together. I know when I bought my house, I had almost made the decision when I opened the garden gate and saw the views. I wanted to try and give people this experience online and I think we have cracked it! Read More