Galbraith provides estate management and property services throughout the North of England with offices in Hexham, Morpeth, Penrith and Blagdon.

Sam Gibson, residential agency partner for Galbraith in the north of England, said: “The turbulence and lack of confidence in the market place caused by the autumn statement and the September mini budget did play its part over the winter months as activity was hampered due to uncertainties caused by the cost of living crisis.

“However, things have now settled, and the rural residential property market has notably improved. This has been especially evident over the course of the last three weeks where we have seen a marked increase in market appraisals and instructions of new properties coming to the market in preparation for the spring and summer months.”

Winter is a typically quieter period for property transactions, but Galbraith reports a shift towards a year-round market thanks to marketing media and communications become ever-more advanced.

Sam continues: “We recently handled the sale of Nunnykirk Hall, a Grade I listed Country House sitting in some 7.56 acres of private land 10 miles from Morpeth in Northumberland. The combination of national advertising and internet marketing provided interest from the north east and south east of England, especially the Home Counties and London, with a good level of international buyers also enquiring.


“This sale demonstrates that there are serious buyers out there ready to move when the right property comes on the market, so if you are thinking about selling, now is an opportune time to tap into the favourable market conditions.”


Properties currently for sale through Galbraith in the north of England include:


The Willows, Newton-by-the-Sea, Alnwick, Northumberland, offers in excess £1,200,000 - a stylish coastal home located in one of the most desirable villages in Northumberland, with an interconnecting cottage perfect as a family annex or holiday let.


The Coach House, Coal Burn, Colwell, Hexham, Northumberland, Guide Price £595,000 - a newly built detached family home in an enviable and popular rural location close to the idyllic community of Colwell. This impressive traditional style property features spacious accommodation with the most wonderful views of the beautiful rolling Northumberland countryside.