Buying property in the South Lakes

Welcome to our neighbourhood of Kendal, Windermere, Grange-over-Sands and Kirkby Lonsdale. We’re here to help you find the right place to call home.

Why buy with Thomson Hayton Winkley?

We know this area like the back of our hand. Through strong connections with our local communities, we have forged relationships over the years that mean we’re not just your local estate agent, we’re part of the heart and soul of the area. Let’s find your new place together.

Find a home

Why use us?

Great understanding of the buying process

We’ve helped thousands of people buy property and will share our knowledge and insights with you to help make the process as stress free and seamless as possible. Whether you’re a first-time buyer, upsizing, downsizing or buying to let, we’ve got answers and advice to navigate every step.

Fantastic local knowledge

We live and breathe our neighbourhoods. This means we really can match our buyers with the perfect home. Proximity to schools, transport links, broadband speed – whatever matters to you, matters to us.

Homes for all occasions

From rural lakeside cottages and historic homes to town centre apartments, new build properties, barn conversions and Buy to Let property investments, our portfolio of residential properties for sale across our four offices caters for all tastes and budgets.

Best of both worlds

We combine the traditional values of an estate agency with new technology and innovation. From high street branches with great local teams to advanced property search, online mortgage calculators and 360 virtual viewings, we’ve got it covered.

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A quick step by step guide to the buying process


Understand your finances

Our online stamp-duty and mortgage calculators are a good place to start. Then seek advice from a qualified independent financial advisor to help find the best mortgage deals for you if you need to borrow to buy.



Do your research

Research the local areas and write down a must-have and a wish-list. Buying property nearly always ends up with some compromises being made on someone’s list!

Contact the local team


Register with us

We’ll alert you to suitable properties even before they go on the market, so you get priority treatment. With a finger on the pulse, we know who’s on the move so can help you beat the crowds.

Register with one of our offices


Viewings and shortlisting

All viewings will be accompanied by one of our knowledgeable agents. Buying a home is a big deal so make sure you ask your agent as many questions as you can. We’ll give you expert advice and loads of local insights.

Speak to your local team


Get your legals ready

Instruct a qualified solicitor to oversee the conveyancing process and get your paperwork ready for purchase. A good solicitor will clearly explain the process, the financial milestones and expectations of you as a buyer.

Get in touch with our Legal team


Make an offer

When you’ve found the right property, speak to us about the offer you propose to put forward. We will give as much insight as we can about the seller’s expectation and help to negotiate your offer to the point where both parties agree and are happy.

Contact your local office


Follow the progress

We believe in delivering exceptional customer experiences, that’s why we’ll keep you informed throughout the process. We will liaise between all parties in the chain – sellers, buyers and solicitors – and update you with progress every step of the way.

Speak to your local office


Completion day

Congratulations! Your purchase and the conveyancing process completes; the monies and contracts are exchanged via the solicitors and the keys are yours. Welcome to your new home.

Contact your local office

Here’s what some of our customers say

We chose to choose THW Estate Agents as we liked the quality of your photographs and shop displays. Ana was excellent! Good communication, straightforward, we were kept in touch at all times and everything proceeded without a hitch and to our timescale. We would use your services again and would recommend you to others.

Mr & Mrs T, Allithwaite

Fantastic communication throughout the process. Very professional when a problem was identified. I would certainly use your services again and would recommend Thomson Hayton Winkley Estate Agents to others.

Mrs O, Oxenholme

Fantastic service from start to end of the process.Any issues were dealt with efficiently and communication was excellent.Its the first time we thought we got value for money when paying fees. We would definitely use this estate agents again.