Lisa Green has lived in the north-west all her life. She grew up and went to school in Southport and went on to obtain a degree from Lancaster University. Following further post-graduate study at Leeds Metropolitan University she qualified as a chartered town planner in the late 1980s. Although no longer a practicing planner, Lisa’s varied career has given her an extensive knowledge of the region and a wide range of contacts.
Deborah Ashton, born and bred in Ribble Valley, Lancashire, previously worked as the Executive Director of Policy at Lancashire County Council; she has an extensive network of contacts in the local business and community sectors, which she uses to gain an unparalleled insight into the property market.
Working alongside Lisa & Deborah, and based on the Cumbria border is Nick Elliott, an experienced homesearch consultant with experience of both corporate relocation and private acquisitions.
Lisa and her team are well equipped to provide both private and corporate clients with a property finding service tailored to meet individual requirements.
Whether you are looking for a coastal apartment, a bolthole in the Lake District, an equestrian property or a traditional country house, we will find it for you in Lancashire and Cumbria. With the Lake District National Park, Trough of Bowland, Ribble Valley, canal network, seaside and market towns, as well as university cities like Lancaster or Preston to choose from, the chances are you will be spoiled for choice. Yet, whilst they are some of the most scenic parts of the country, Lancashire and Cumbria retain excellent transport links; being served by the M6, M65, M55 and M61 motorways and the West Coast Mainline train service from London to Scotland. Train travel from London to the heart of the Lake District takes a little over 2.5 hours and from Manchester under 1.5 hours, making the area ideal for weekend breaks and longer stays.
While the countryside around Cumbria and Lancashire is probably best known for walking and boating on the lakes, there is also a wide range of other activities on offer.
For literature buffs and romantics the Lake District is intrinsically linked with the lives of Beatrix Potter, John Ruskin and the Lake Poets: Coleridge, De Quincey and William Wordsworth.For sporting enthusiasts there is horse racing at Carlisle and Cartmel, several championship golf courses including the famous Royal Lytham & St Annes and a strong equestrian tradition in the Ribble Valley.
For food lovers, the Ribble Valley is fast becoming one of the UK’s finest food destinations with quality country inns, Michelin starred restaurants and a huge variety of local artisan food and drink producers. Then to walk it all off a brisk hike along the Ribble Way works wonders!
For peace and quiet by the sea, the Fylde coastal towns like Lytham and St Annes offer ideal retirement opportunities and are increasingly embracing the cafe society with boutiques, coffee shops and restaurants.
For a wider range of attractions you can’t forget Blackpool with its 7 mile promenade and annual illuminations and Morecambe further up the coast.
The area has an excellent reputation for education with over 20 independent schools and many high performing state schools
In the state sector Clitheroe Royal Grammar School, Lancaster Girls, Lancaster Royal, Kirkham Grammar, Queen Elizabeth Grammar (Penrith,) Queen Elizabeth School (Kirby Lonsdale) and Keswick School are high performers.
Cumbria and Lancashire are both well served by the M6 motorway and West Coast Mainline making access from locations to the north and south quick and straightforward. There are also excellent trans-Pennine road and rail links and motorways serving Blackpool and the Fylde Coast and also Blackburn and the Ribble Valley.
This site provides a complete guide to outdoor activities available in the area.
This is the official website of the Cumbria Tourist Board listing places of interest and accommodation available.
To keep up to date with all the local news and listen to on-line BBC Radio Cumbria.
Lists tourist attractions, provides maps and travel information as well as giving details of accommodation available in the Lake District.
A complete guide to Cumbria and The Lake District – what’s on, eating and dining, attractions, shopping and lots more.
Provides a list of accommodation available for people visiting Lancashire.
The official website of Lancashire and Blackpool Tourist Board listing places of interest and accommodation available.
Local news reports and information from a range of local newspapers.
To keep up to date with all the local news and on line BBC Radio Lancashire.
The Lake District National Park is the largest English National Park, covering fells, dales, lakes, villages, towns, beaches and tidepools.
The North West region’s most widely-read county magazine and one of the most successful county magazines in the country.
A great guide to Cumbria – what’s on, eating and dining, attractions, shopping and lots more.
A comprehensive guide to life in Cumbria, detailing local attractions as well as forthcoming events in the area.
Provides comprehensive information about St Anne’s Old Links Golf Course, including details of the course.
Home of Europe’s premier online golf magazine, this site details courses in Cumbria and Lancashire, as well as useful golfing information.
An extensive guide, recommending only the best restaurants in Cumbria and Lancashire as told by the Earl of Bradford.
An all round comprehensive travel, restaurant, and hotel guide. particularly useful for mapping your route, via ‘the route planner’.
A complete guide to travel, weather information, hotels and much more. includes maps of areas both in and outside the UK.
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