Ours business is built on a great combination of experience, insight & inspiration

We’re here to help local landowners and housebuilders unlock their potential and maximise the value in Land and New Homes sales. Working in conjunction with the Land & New Homes Network, our team have the expertise and experience to understand what makes your business tick and the contacts and strategies to make it work even harder for you.

Lynne Atkinson - Head of New Business

Whether you’re searching for your next development site or looking to sell you land, I can help.

Let’s discuss your plans today.


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We have worked with many local leading house builders and appreciate the finer details of working with premium developments. Our business driver is always to secure the best value for our clients, rather than take a sales rate. And in addition, we understand that a cohesive approach from a sales and lettings prospective can foster both short and long term gains.

We are proud to have made a name for ourselves in the Land and New Homes market by not only understanding the needs of house builders and landowners but offering the specialist services that support growth.

So we excel in delivering all the necessary elements for the successful launch of a development and the expertise and commitment to fully support the project for its duration. We have a great deal of experience in managing the site sales operations for our clients and you can count on our staff to represent your company professionally and to uphold your best interest. Read more about us HERE.

As a land or property owner you will no doubt appreciate that you possess a valuable asset. But are you aware of all the development opportunities available to you? And if you have already applied for planning consent with a view to selling did you know that there are many lucrative options open to you that are often overlooked?

Put simply your land could be worth more than you think. We are specialists in providing land owners like you with unrivalled insight and intelligence and on introducing you to trusted property buyers and local specialists.

We specialise in helping landowners like you navigate the many pitfalls that can occur when assessing a valued site. Plus, we have got the expertise and experience of dealing with a range of national, regional and local house builders, so if you are thinking of selling we can often introduce you to a serious buyer.

We are adept at adding value for out clients at any stage of the process.

Submitted planning? Awaiting a decision? Been refused? Consented? We can help.

What types of sites are of interest?

Currently many shapes and sizes of land are in demand – from uniquely shaped parcels that often suit bespoke properties in densely populated areas to large open plots more suited to mixed use developments. Gardens, office buildings and commercial properties are also all desirable.

We are sensitive to the needs of those thinking of selling land in close proximity to their homes and neighbours. So we will work in partnership with you, carry out community consultations when necessary and clearly explain the process to help you achieve the level of planning consent you require to secure a sale.

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Meet the Land & New Homes Team

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Rachel Ritson MARLA Managing Director

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Rachel Ritson MD of Grisdales Estate Agents talks to journalist Christopher Watkin Find out about the bossWATCH OR READ ALL ABOUT RACHEL'S JOURNEY HERE

Rachel best describes her role as being the captain of the ship!  She makes sure the company is heading in the right direction, at the right speed and adjusting the coordinates as and when necessary.  Responsible for the strategy and direction of the company, day to day work involves ensuring our people, systems and brand are working cohesively and aligned with our culture and company values of passion, honesty, expertise, consideration and potential.  Her main priority is to ensure the whole team are engaged and enjoying their work… a happy team means happy customers. Prior to joining Grisdales, Rachel had her own business working for a number of local companies, providing accounts and management information and before moving to West Cumbria almost 25 years ago, Rachel worked for the international company Dupont. Rachel joined Grisdales over 20 years ago and as the business grew so did her responsibilities. Over the years her day to day became heavily estate agency orientated and by the end of 2014 Rachel was solely managing the business, before becoming full owner of the company in 2016.   Rachel is a member of the Association of Residential Lettings Agents and continues to develop her knowledge and skills with a number of qualifications in Business Management.  Having carried out the Women in Cumbria Taking The Lead programme, alongside a Level 4 qualification in Business Management, Rachel loves learning and has been a member of The Property Academy since 2013, this included being part of the highly esteemed Leadership Summit programme – Leadership Summit Having three children, three step children, and two grandchildren with one on the way, Rachel has a busy home life and loves nothing more than family get togethers.  Keeping fit and healthy are also a passion with running and walking the fells, on the agenda most weekends… and of course there’s always time to chill out and relax with husband Neil!
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Lynne Atkinson MNAEA Head of New Business

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Lynne has built a wealth of property sales knowledge and experience over the last 13 years, having great enthusiasm for character property as well as searching out opportunities within the Land and New Homes sector.  She believes passionately in building lasting relationships with our clients which means repeat business and recommendations are the norm.

Prior to working in the property industry, Lynne has experienced a wide range of sectors such as banking, education, forestry and finance.

Lynne is a Member of the National Association of Estate Agents (MNAEA), having completed a technical Award in the Sale of Residential Property amongst other industry training.

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Rebekah Marston New Homes Sales Advisor

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Rebekah is based at our Woodside Park Development in Wigton and is responsible for the sale of 79 properties which are currently under construction. She previously worked  in Vehicle and 4 x 4 sales at a local dealership and prior to this she sold property in sunny Fuerteventura, selling clients their dream home in the sun.  Rebekah lives in Carlisle with her husband and two young children. She’s happiest when she’s spending time with her family, whether it’s in a caravan in the lakes or on a sunny beach on tropical shores. She also loves running and chilling with her friends. 

Choosing Grisdales

With us by your side you can achieve unrivalled exposure and enable the development to engage with an extensive catchment area. In short we will help you take your investment to the next level.

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