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New PA to Head of Land Agency and Office Manager.

April 2019 News Land agency

Penrith Farmers and Kidd’s PLC are pleased to announce the appointment of a new PA to Head of Land Agency and Office Manager. Jessica Knight joined the company in…

New PA to Head of Land Agency and Office Manager.
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New PA to Head of Land Agency and Office Manager.

April 2019 Land agency

Penrith Farmers and Kidd’s PLC are pleased to announce the appointment of a new PA to Head of Land Agency and Office Manager. Jessica Knight joined the company in April 2019.

Jessica is 23 and lives in Crackenthrope near Appleby. She has lived in the area her whole life and studied at Appleby Grammar School. Since then, she has had experience in the event management industry, and more recently kicked off her career as a Lettings Manager at one of the estate agencies in Penrith, which she really enjoyed. Jessica brings with her a wealth of experience in the lettings industry, and hopes to bring both organisation and creativity to the role as well. She is excited to be a part of PFK, and is looking forward to building on our Land Agency department’s continuing success.

New PA to Head of Land Agency and Office Manager.

April 2019 News

Penrith Farmers and Kidd’s PLC are pleased to announce the appointment of a new PA to Head of Land Agency and Office Manager. Jessica Knight joined the company in…

New PA to Head of Land Agency and Office Manager.
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New PA to Head of Land Agency and Office Manager.

April 2019

Penrith Farmers and Kidd’s PLC are pleased to announce the appointment of a new PA to Head of Land Agency and Office Manager. Jessica Knight joined the company in April 2019.

Jessica is 23 and lives in Crackenthrope near Appleby. She has lived in the area her whole life and studied at Appleby Grammar School. Since then, she has had experience in the event management industry, and more recently kicked off her career as a Lettings Manager at one of the estate agencies in Penrith, which she really enjoyed. Jessica brings with her a wealth of experience in the lettings industry, and hopes to bring both organisation and creativity to the role as well. She is excited to be a part of PFK, and is looking forward to building on our Land Agency department’s continuing success.

Bedrooms Made Simple - 5 tips on how to improve your bedroom

April 2019 Blog Estate Agency

1. Make some space! Root through your drawers and wardrobes, fish out all those clothes you don’t wear anymore and donate them to your local charity shop. Not only…

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Bedrooms Made Simple - 5 tips on how to improve your bedroom

April 2019 Estate Agency

1. Make some space! Root through your drawers and wardrobes, fish out all those clothes you don’t wear anymore and donate them to your local charity shop. Not only will you free up loads of space in your bedroom and make what you do wear easier to find, you’ll also be helping to raise money for a good cause.

 

2. Get organised! Rather than stacking T-shirts and other clothing items one on top of the other, try ‘filing’ them horizontally so you can see exactly what is there at first glance. This will also stop the drawers getting messy as you try and extract what you want from the bottom of the pile! Check out this simple video guide to folding your shirts here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNNdIeLI2rA

 

3. Change things up! Get two different duvet covers and pillowcase sets so you can have a change of pattern or colour every so often and keep things interesting. If you ensure the sheets and curtains are a neutral colour, the patterns won’t clash. This will also be good for wash day – you won’t have to get up early to wash the bedding so it’s dry by bedtime, as you can just put the spare covers on. Have a look at this collection of beautiful Dorma bedding: https://www.charmed-interiors.co.uk/collections/dorma

 

4. Look at the lights! Rather than just having the ‘big light’ on, get cosy by having a nice bedside lamp. Even some decorative string lights across the headboard will give enough light for your bedtime reading, as well as still looking nice when turned off. These simple star lights will make your bedroom feel like heaven!https://www.lights4fun.co.uk/i/q/C50-STAR-YW/50-warm-white-star-micro-fairy-lights

 

5. Get a breath of fresh air! A snake plant (Sansevieria) is a perfect addition to the bedroom. They are very hardy and can survive low light levels and no water for weeks at a time, so they perfect for those of us who forget to water our plants! NASA research has even shown that snake plants are able to help improve the air quality, reduce CO2 and remove toxins. Find out more about them here:https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/snake-plant/snake-plant-care.htm

 

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Our sponsored dog Tilly has now found her forever home - we would now like to introduce Gus!

April 2019 News Estate Agency

We are so happy to announce that our second sponsored dog Tilly has now also found her forever home, and we are all thrilled! We are now sponsoring the care…

Our sponsored dog Tilly has now found her forever home - we would now like to introduce Gus!
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Our sponsored dog Tilly has now found her forever home - we would now like to introduce Gus!

April 2019 Estate Agency

We are so happy to announce that our second sponsored dog Tilly has now also found her forever home, and we are all thrilled!

We are now sponsoring the care of this handsome boy, Gus. Gus is a friendly two-year old American Bulldog/Staffordshire Bull Terrier cross, and is an energetic lad, but is a big softy who loves people and cuddles. He can’t wait to find his forever home.

Gus came to the Eden Animal Rescue centre in 2017 because his owner didn’t have enough time for him. He loves his toys but can get a bit possessive, so we are looking for an adult only home with no other pets. Gus will need an experienced handler; he has been doing some training with the staff and has shown himself to be a very clever lad who loves to learn.

Gus needs a new home, and whether renting or buying, PFK can help you find your new home too. Call us on 01768 862135 for a friendly chat, or contact Eden Animal Rescue on 01931 716114 if Gus could be the dog for you.

 

Bathrooms Made Simple - 5 tips on how to improve your bathroom

April 2019 Blog Estate Agency

1. Draw in some interest! If you have a boring shower curtain, try replacing it with something more colourful to add something interesting to the room. You can even have…

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Bathrooms Made Simple - 5 tips on how to improve your bathroom

April 2019 Estate Agency

1. Draw in some interest! If you have a boring shower curtain, try replacing it with something more colourful to add something interesting to the room. You can even have a couple of different curtains and swap them around to keep things fresh. A shower curtain can be like a piece of hanging art! We love this simple curtain that’s available in a few different colours: https://www.therange.co.uk/bathroom/bathroom-accessories/shower-curtains-and-hooks/waterline-shower-curtain/#156095

 

2. Look after your-shelves! If you have free wall space in the bathroom, why not add some shelves? Then you can have more storage space for all your products, and they won’t collect as much grime as they do when kept on the side of the bath or in the shower. Have a look at this nice freestanding set:https://www.argos.co.uk/product/3146727

 

3. Get a vanity project! Bathroom storage can often be hard to come by, so put a vanity cabinet under the sink. These often fit around the pedestal so are easy to install. If the sink is in reach of the toilet, this is a great place to keep spare toilet rolls, wipes and sanitary products so they’re hidden, but you’re never caught out!

 

4. Get comfortable! There’s nothing worse than relaxing in the bath with a good book or a glass of wine and getting a crick in your neck, so why not get a bath pillow and make bath time that bit more luxurious? This one from The Body Shop has a washable soft waffle outer and suction cups so it stays in place, as well as an inflatable inner so can be easily stored away or taken on your travels: https://www.thebodyshop.com/en-gb/body/view-all/bath-pillow-inflatable/p/p000710

 

5. Relax with ease! A bath caddy is a great addition to the bathroom, because as well as storing your lotions and potions, they can also help you relax by providing somewhere to put your glass of wine, tablet or book and stop them falling accidentally into the water! This one from Dunelm is lovely, and is also extendable!https://www.dunelm.com/product/elements-bamboo-extendable-bath-rack-1000095386

New Kitchens Made Simple - 5 tips on getting a brand new kitchen

April 2019 Blog Estate Agency

1. Give it time! If you’ve just moved into your new home and don’t like the kitchen, live with it for a few months at least before you…

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New Kitchens Made Simple - 5 tips on getting a brand new kitchen

April 2019 Estate Agency

1. Give it time! If you’ve just moved into your new home and don’t like the kitchen, live with it for a few months at least before you get a new kitchen. That way you can get a feel for where you want all the appliances and units to go.

 

2. Shop around! Get at least three quotes from well-known, reliable kitchen companies, preferably from a personal recommendation. You want to make sure you get the best price, without skimping on quality or reliability.

 

3. Don’t rush into it! Take your time to plan the kitchen and don’t be swayed too much by what the experts say to you, after all, it is you that will be using the kitchen, not them! Having said that, be open to their ideas and suggestions as they might have thought of something that you haven’t.

 

4. Be prepared! There will be lots of mess and it may, and possibly will, take longer than they estimate. Set up a small kitchen area in a different room if possible, with the kettle, toaster and microwave, as well as basic cutlery and crockery so you can still get something to eat and drink while the work is going on.

 

5. Go for quality! If you are doing your kitchen up to sell your house, then you don’t need to spend lots on high quality items. However, if you are doing it up to enjoy and use for many years, then pay as much as you can afford. You want good quality fittings, appliances and other electrical items that will last and be enjoyable to use.

 

*Featured image is from the beautiful Cairn Beck Development by Reiver Homes.

Change of Use of Agricultural Buildings

April 2019 News Planning

Traditional agricultural buildings make an important contribution to the landscape character and local distinctiveness of Cumbria. The Planning team at PFK discuss the wide range of opportunities for the conversion…

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Change of Use of Agricultural Buildings

April 2019 Planning

Traditional agricultural buildings make an important contribution to the landscape character and local distinctiveness of Cumbria. The Planning team at PFK discuss the wide range of opportunities for the conversion of agricultural buildings.

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Appeal Allowed for Removal of Local Occupancy Condition in the Yorkshire Dales National Park

March 2019 News Planning

We are delighted to receive confirmation that our appeal against a local occupancy condition imposed on a barn conversion in the Yorkshire Dales National Park has been allowed. The planning…

Appeal Allowed for Removal of Local Occupancy Condition in the Yorkshire Dales National Park
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Appeal Allowed for Removal of Local Occupancy Condition in the Yorkshire Dales National Park

March 2019 Planning

We are delighted to receive confirmation that our appeal against a local occupancy condition imposed on a barn conversion in the Yorkshire Dales National Park has been allowed.

The planning condition relates to a historical planning consent granted by Eden District Council in the late 1990’s; however, the property is now located with the extended Yorkshire Dales National Park area.

PFK Planning submitted a planning application to the Yorkshire Dales National Park, which was refused by their Planning Committee. An appeal against this decision was made in July 2018, supported by our grounds of appeal which outlined the justification for the removal of the condition in these circumstances. The condition was not considered to be precise or enforceable.

On the 27th March 2019, we received the appeal decision which confirmed that the Planning Inspectorate upheld our appeal against the retention of the condition. The Inspector agreed that the condition was not sufficiently precise and also found no conflict with Policy RUR3 of the adopted Local Plan.

Please click here to read the full appeal decision.

Living Rooms Made Simple - 5 tips on how to improve your living room

March 2019 Blog Estate Agency

1. Get focused! The fireplace is usually the focal point of a living room, but if you don’t have one you can still create a focal point, by hanging…

Living Rooms Made Simple - 5 tips on how to improve your living room
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Living Rooms Made Simple - 5 tips on how to improve your living room

March 2019 Estate Agency

1. Get focused! The fireplace is usually the focal point of a living room, but if you don’t have one you can still create a focal point, by hanging either a piece of art or a large mirror on the wall. If your living room has a big window then you could make that the focal point, especially if it has a nice view, and hang some floor length curtains to frame it.

 

2. Roll out the (red) carpet! Laying a statement rug down in the living room can give a splash of colour, as well adding as visual interest and a warmer feeling to the room. Getting some complimentary, or even matching scatter cushions for the sofa too will tie your seating area together perfectly. This one has loads of colours in so you can choose your matching cushions easily! https://www.therugshopuk.co.uk/spectrum-samba-multi-rug-fr8103.html

 

3. Light up on time! Putting timers on side lamps is a really good idea; they’re really easy to install, and if you set them to come on just before you get home from work it’ll save you walking into a pitch-black house. It’s also helpful to set them to go on and off at sensible times when you are away, as it’ll make it seem like somebody is at home and deter any possible villains! This one from Argos can be changed according to each day of the week and is only £6.99. https://www.argos.co.uk/product/9822894

 

4. De-clutter! Instead of having lots of ornaments and decorative items out, try having only a few items on display. Not only does it help the room feel less busy and therefore more relaxing, it also will be easier to dust!

 

5. Keep cosy! Keep blankets in a convenient storage unit next to the sofa, then you can easily pull one out if you feel like cosying up. We like these cube ottomans as they can also be used as a handy spare seat if you have a lot of guests! https://www.dunelm.com/product/foldable-grey-cube-ottoman-1000111409

 

*Featured image is from the beautiful Cairn Beck Development by Reiver Homes. Click the link below to view the last one remaining of these stunning homes.

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Housing Delivery Test Results Published

March 2019 News Planning

The planning team at PFK have been taking a look at the first publication of the Housing Delivery Test and what this means for local planning authorities in Cumbria. For…

Housing Delivery Test Results Published
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Housing Delivery Test Results Published

March 2019 Planning

The planning team at PFK have been taking a look at the first publication of the Housing Delivery Test and what this means for local planning authorities in Cumbria.

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