Matthews Benjamin has offices in Windermere and Ambleside, two of the main centres in the Lake District National Park. As an area of outstanding national beauty to live in, work in or just visit, the Lake District attracts people from all over the globe. Our main area of practices within the southern and central Lake District covering the main centres of Ambleside, Windermere and Bowness-on-Windermere including the surrounding areas of Hawkshead, Coniston, Newby Bridge, Staveley, Grasmere and Troutbeck. Across our beautiful countryside and villages the nature of the properties vary greatly from the low ceiling white washed cottages and farmsteads of the 17th and 18th centuries to substantial country houses and town properties of the Victorian era through to modern, sympathetic developments and conversions of traditional buildings.
Matthews Benjamin was formed in 1993 by David Benjamin and Peter Matthews following the disposal of the longstanding and well regarded 5 office practice of Thompson Matthews. Opening first in Windermere expansion into Ambleside soon followed, securing a superb base for practicing in the central and southern Lake District. The company expanded further in 2006 when they took the opportunity of accepting an invitation to join the prestigious Fine & Country network, representing the brand across the Lake District and North Lancashire. This has enabled us to deliver another level of service at the upper end of the market with additional dedicated offices in Lancaster and Kendal, growing on our experience and reputation in dealing with quality properties. As a firm of Chartered Valuation Surveyors and Estate Agents, we are able to offer a comprehensive range of services to a wide range of clients. Matthews Benjamin is a forward thinking estate agent handling quality residential and commercial property sales in the English Lake District. We offer a wide property register including houses, apartments, hotels, shops etc and we also undertake a broad range of professional valuation and survey work.
Our Promise To You
Director David Benjamin is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and a fellow of The National Association of Estate Agents. Matthews Benjamin adheres to a rigorous code of conduct and at all times will endeavour to handle any sale or enquiry in a professional and fair manner.
With in our high levels of service Matthews Benjamin we will offer:
Prominent offices and window displays in the south lakes with client car parking
Fully coloured particulars
Internet advertising via www.lakedistrictproperty.co.uk www.globrix.com as well as our own popular web site. www.matthewsbenjamin.co.uk
FOR SALE boards where appropriate
Accompanied viewings 7 days per week
Competitive fee structure
Virtual tours where appropriate
Private meeting rooms
Land & property Auctions where appropriate
All backed up by an established, knowledgeable, local and friendly support team.
David Benjamin BSc, MRICS & FNAEA
David is a Director of the company having started in estate agency in the Lancaster and Lune Valley area in 1981 and later qualifying as a Chartered Surveyor. In 1988 he joined the well known local company Thompson Matthews in Windermere office practising right across southern and central Lakeland. David joined forces with Peter Matthews in 1993 to form Matthews Benjamin acquiring key premises in Windermere before quickly expanding into the busy town of Ambleside. In 2006 the business grew again by creating a Fine & Country network for the Lake District and North Lancashire.
Andrew started in the business in 1986 with a local family firm in the Lancaster area before setting up and running a very successful solicitors estate agency practice for 17 years with 5 offices in the Lancaster and Kirkby Lonsdale area, specialising in country property in the higher end of the market. Andrew joined the company as a Director in 2006 heading up the Fine & Country brand opening offices in Kendal and Lancaster, quickly establishing itself as the market leader working in the upper quartile.
Local to Ambleside Matt joined the company in 2002 and subsequently obtained a Masters degree in Commercial Property Management from John Moores University. With strong local knowledge Matt manages our Ambleside office. He is currently studying for his RICS qualifications. In 2006 was made a Director of the company.