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Grisdales Estate Agents - Whitehaven

Only a stone’s throw away from the harbour, Grisdales Estate Agents in Whitehaven is in the perfect location to help you find your dream home.  Whether you’re buying, selling, renting or letting the team will be on hand to help guide you through the process and with easy access to the office, online or on the phone we aim to provide the best service possible.

Often host to the Tall Ships, Whitehaven is a pretty harbour town on the west coast of Cumbria.  Historically the town was famous for mining and shipping, but now is a prime location for nearby Sellafield and the nuclear industry.  Whitehaven is a hub for tourists looking to explore the west coast of Cumbria.  A great place to live and work, with a variety of visitor attractions, local beauty spots or Georgian architecture, Whitehaven provides something for everyone.

Grisdales Estate Agents, Whitehaven
Grisdales Whitehaven

British Property Awards 2018-2019 Silver Letting Agent in North WestBritish Property Awards 2018 Gold Winner Estate Agent in Whitehaven

Our Whitehaven estate agents office offers sales, lettings and property management services and our address and opening hours are:

Grisdales Estate Agents
46/47 King Street
CA28 7JH
Tel: 01946 693931
Fax: 01946 590215
Email: whitehaven@grisdales.co.uk
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Monday: 9am–5:30pm
Tuesday: 9am–5:30pm
Wednesday: 9am–5:30pm
Thursday: 9am–5:30pm
Friday: 9am–5:30pm
Saturday: 9am–4pm
Sunday: 11am–3pm

Meet our knowledgeable team in Whitehaven:

Natalie Whitworth, Property Portfolio Assistant

Natalie’s first job was working at the Manchester Evening News as a Media Sales Account Manager for 12 years.  I moved on to work for Positive Steps, a not for profit organisation providing targeted support for young people  and young adults.  As an Employment Officer Natalie was helping young people  gain employment and work experience.  Whilst taking a career break to raise her young family Natalie took the opportunity to train as a teaching assistant.

Originally from Manchester, Natalie moved to St Bees in 2018; she and her family love living by the sea.  Natalie loves reading and creative writing but finds most of her time is taken up with her children’s passion for football and  following Manchester City Football Club.

Photo taken St Nicholas’ Gardens, Whitehaven

Ella McGonigle – Sales Negotiator

Ella is very new to the working life, having left sixth form in the summer of 2018, qualifying with an A in Business Studies, B in Art and Design and a C in English Language. Ella appreciates that this, her first job, has given her opportunities to deal with challenges and she always aims to achieve good results and improve her skills in customer service.

Ella is from Workington and lives with her family. She loves art and specialises in portraiture, spending most of her spare time painting or drawing.

Ella absolutely loves Golden retrievers and would love to have one for a pet but, unfortunately, it’s unlikely she ever will as she is allergic to them.

Photo taken St Nicholas’ Gardens, Whitehaven

Laura Watson – Lettings Manager

01946 693931 ext 204


Laura is responsible for managing the Whitehaven Lettings Team and for carrying Grisdales rental valuations to bring in new business.

Laura worked at a local solicitor for 4 years as an Office Junior and in credit control role, before becoming a Legal Secretary.  Laura then took a four year career break to bring up her young family.

She started working at Grisdales in 2007 as a Weekend Receptionist in the Cockermouth office before moving over to the Whitehaven Office in the same role.  She then moved over to lettings as a Lettings Assistant and worked her way up to be Lettings Manager when her manager at the time decided on a change of career.   Laura says that she thoroughly enjoy her job as Lettings Manager as she learns something new each day and every day is completely different. She has a strong team working with her which gives her the confidence to go out a sell Grisdales’ services to the best of her ability.

Laura’s family is the most important part of her life; she has 3 children, 2 boys and a girl and a long term partner who she says has the ‘patience of a saint’.  Added into the mix is their crazy Shihtzu pup Ted.

Photo taken on the steps of Gough & Co, Whitehaven

Lesley Kenyon, Lettings Negotiator

01946 693931 - Ext 211


Lesley is one of the first points of contact in the office for customers; she arranges viewings, which she then follows up and processes lettings applications.

She previously worked at simplyco, progressing from front of house to sales and finally to accountant having studied and achieved Level 3 in Business and Administration as well as Level 3 of the Association of Accounting Technicians.

She lives in Whitehaven with her daughter Ella Amelia-Lilly.  They enjoy going for walks in the lakes and paddling in the rock pools.  Lesley loves going to car meets / shows with her friends.

Photo taken St Nicholas Church Gardens, Whitehaven

Susan Jones, Sales Negotiator

01946 693931 - Ext 201


I have been in retail management for the last 8 years after Graduating in 2009 in Business Management and Applied Social Science, during this time starting a family. Joining Grisdales has given me the long awaited opportunity to pursue a challenging and rewarding career. I have a passion and drive for customer service and getting results.

I am from Whitehaven and having the Lakes on our doorstep makes me a happy girl. I’m married to a Whitehaven man who also shares the same outdoors interests as well as enjoying Rugby – although I think that came with signing on the dotted line when I married him.
We love spending our spare time as a family in the Lakes or attending rugby fixtures.

Photo taken St Nicholas Church Gardens, Whitehaven

Karen Couzens, Sales Valuer

01946 693939 - Ext 211


I have worked at a senior level in retail for the last seven years as a store manager and a business owner.  previously having over 15 years experience in the public sector.

I have been married for 28 years and have two sons aged 26 and 23.  I am passionate about dogs and have two labradoodles.  I am also a volunteer involved in the re-homing of rescue dogs from Spain to the UK.

Photo taken St Nicholas Church Gardens, Whitehaven

Catherine Phelan – Property Portfolio Manager

01946 693931 ext 212


In her role as Property Portfolio Manager, Catherine works closely with landlords and tenants.  She undertakes inventories and inspections when people let properties and carries out periodic property inspections.  Catherine also undertakes some computer data input when a new tenant moves into a property.

Her first ever job was working in Boots the Chemist, where she trained to be a Pharmacy Assistant. Catherine worked there for nearly 9 years, followed by a position in a doctor’s surgery as a receptionist.  She then moved to work at a local nuclear facility, where she worked in the drawing registry.  Catherine has had several admin roles, including working at Westlakes, where she was the Receptionist and dealt with sourcing houses to rent for the staff that came from abroad to work in the local area. This is where she got her first interest in Property and where she gained experience in dealing with checkout inspections.

Catherine started working for Grisdales in January 2016 as a Property Portfolio Manager and she is enjoying the challenge.

Catherine lives in Workington and she enjoys reading at night to relax and unwind after a busy day in the office. She loves to cook and enjoys many dishes from different countries and loves to try out new recipes.  Catherine used to play the guitar and the Irish tin whistle; her family comes from a musical background and used to sing altogether in the folk mass in Ireland.

Photo taken leaning on the harbourside railings, Whitehaven

Lauren Lister – Executive Assistant

01946 693931 - Ext 206


I am originally from Maryport however I now live in Workington with my husband and 3 year old daughter, who is full of life.  Most of my time is dedicated to my family, however I enjoy the occasional music concert, socialising with friends and crafting. I’ve taught myself to knit (however far from the professional) and have refurbished several small pieces of furniture.

I returned to college to study Business Management and prior to this, I worked in the NHS as a receptionist, did 8 years in retail, briefly at Sellafield, have done the occasional mystery shop and cleaned lodges in the Lake District.  Now I have finished my studies, I hope to be able to throw myself into revamping the stockpile of old furniture I have accumulated over the past few years.

Photo taken St Nicholas Church Gardens, Whitehaven

Nicola Jones, Sales Negotiator

I have always worked in offices making use of my NVQ in Business/Administration,  most recently this was at Armathwaite Hall Hotel and I am now looking forward to working with Grisdales.

My role is to support both Sales and Lettings on Saturday, Sunday and Monday at our Whitehaven branch, but also help the team on a Friday at our Workington Branch.  I will take people to view properties, help customers by making appointments, providing them with property details, taking phone calls and obtaining feedback on viewings for our clients.

I live in Workington with my husband and our two children.

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