Welcome to Hackney & Leigh

Founded in 1982 by Derrick Hackney & John Leigh, Hackney & Leigh Ltd has grown as an estate agent from just two original Lakeland offices to become the area’s leading property agents with eight prominent high street offices in Ambleside, Arnside, Carnforth, Grange-Over-Sands, Kirkby Lonsdale, Kendal and two offices in Windermere. These offices provide an unrivalled service across the Lake District. From Furness in the West to the Yorkshire Dales in the East and from Carnforth in the south up to Keswick in the north, Hackney & Leigh have the region covered.

Any area which includes a World Heritage site, two National Parks, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and such a variety of major local towns, pretty villages and unique hamlets requires a wide range of expertise and knowledge and Hackney & Leigh have just the right qualified, long serving, highly experienced and professional staff to do just that (and a little bit more!).

To David & his Team. Thank you very much for your help, support and negotiating skills. It’s wonderful to have reached completion.


Dear Laura & Heather, Just a note of thanks for your help in getting us to completion.


From the outset Hackney and Leigh have been superb both with our house sale and our purchase in the Ambleside area. They are very professional, their web system is so efficient and their attention to detail so impressive. We would highly recommend them.

May 2018 – Denys C. Shortt OBE (Ambleside)

A huge thank you to you all for helping with the sale of our home. See you next time!

September 2017 – Mr & Mrs Keeler (Kirkby)

Excellent service provided. Nothing is ever too much trouble,and if there is ever a problem at the property, it is always sorted out within 24 hours. All the staff are friendly, polite and courteous and have always provided a 100% A***** service. I have rented for the previous 8 years, and have never encountered any problems at all.Would highly recommend to anyone.

September 2017 – Mrs Melling (Grange)

A huge thank you to you all for helping with the sale of our home. See you next time!

September 2017 – Mr & Mrs Keeler (Kirkby)

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