Fine & Country Lakes & North Lancs

Meet the Team

Meet Our Team

Andrew Kneale

Andrew Kneale Managing Director

Andrew started in estate agency 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 local area. Andrew joined the company as a Director in 2006 heading up Fine & Country which quickly established itself as the market leader in the upper quartile of the market.

Matt Dixon

Matt Dixon MNAEA – Director

Local to Ambleside Matt joined the company in 2002 and subsequently obtained a Masters degree in Commercial Property Management from John Moore’s University. With strong local knowledge and a member of the NAEA, Matt manages our highly rated Ambleside office and was made a Director of the company in 2006.

Jack Irwin

Jack Irwin BSC HONS, MNAEA – Director

Local to the area, Jack joined the company in 2007 obtaining a degree in Property Management & Investment along the way and later becoming a member of the NAEA. With a wealth of local knowledge and valuation experience Jack manages our Windermere Office, valuing property and negotiating successful deals across the Lake District National Park with both Fine & Country and Matthews Benjamin.

Adam Anderton

Adam Anderton Lettings Director

Adam joined us as a Director in February 2018 with the sole purpose of setting up our lettings company. Adam comes with a wealth of experience and knowledge specialising in Residential Lettings & Property Management. As a registered member of ARLA Propertymark, Adam is fully qualified to assist and advise in any matters relating to Residential Lettings and Management.

Janet Clark

Janet Clark Property Consultant

A long time resident of Ambleside Janet has been with Matthews Benjamin since 2004 and has built many strong client relationships, dealing directly with countless successful negotiations and day to day running of our busy office. Janet's daily enthusiasm and positive approach to her role is well appreciated by both the company and clients alike.

Nicola Clark

Nicola Clark MNAEA – Property Consultant

Very familiar to the local area having lived in Windermere for over 14 years, Nicola has a wealth of varied experience having owned and run her own guest house and more recently worked as a duty manager at Booths. Nicola has excellent customer care skills and is always happy and to go the extra mile. She has proved herself as a successful sales negotiator, dealing with all price ranges.

David Carter

David Carter Property Consultant

David boasts over 30 years experience in the local property market, starting in the industry in 1984 and quickly established himself as a well known figure in the property community. David joined the Matthews Benjamin and Fine & Country team in 2016, bringing with him his wealth of experience in residential valuation, new build projects, development opportunities and skills in negotiation of all price ranges.

Andrea Johnson

Andrea Johnson Property Consultant

With the business since 2007, Andrea has been a vital part of the expansion into Lancaster with both Fine & Country and Matthews Benjamin. Andrea is also a fully qualified member of the National Association of Estate Agents having completed the extensive course in 2018 and is our leading Sales Negotiator for properties in the upper quartile of the market in the North Lancashire region.

Mark Bolan

Mark Bolan Property Consultant

Mark has a wealth of experience working within Garstang and the surrounding areas. Managing a successful local estate agents branch, before making his move to Fine and Country in 2020. Highly motivated individual with an emphasis on delivering a professional and courteous service, whilst achieving desired results.

Sophie Walker

Sophie Walker Property Consultant

Sophie has been with the company since 2012 and has been an integral part of our client relations and property consulting in The Lake District. Sophie now takes on an exciting new role due to her natural social and charismatic personality. Based from our Lancaster office she will be focusing on the marketing aspect of both the company and properties and is also part of our Production team.

Bessie Hallam

Bessie Hallam Property Consultant

Bessie joined Matthews Benjamin and Fine & Country in June 2015; a committed and organised individual, her responsibilities and specialisms lie in client relationship and as part of our dedicated production team Bessie visits all of our Fine & Country properties across the branches, dealing with the production of brochures through to the marketing.

Tegan Winder

Tegan Winder Administrator

Since 2009 Tegan has seamlessly covered the administration and extensive marketing operation at Lancaster Office ensuring the smooth running of the business using her knowledge of the area and experience in estate agency. Tegan is also a part of our dedicated Production team for all of our Fine & Country branches, dealing with all new instructions from the production of brochures through to going live on the market.

Jenna Irwin

Jenna Irwin Administrator

Jenna joined the Matthews Benjamin team at Ambleside in 2017 and has since established herself as an integral part of the company. Her natural efficiency and great organisation of the office fits well within the administrative role. Dealing with client relations on a daily basis, Jenna’s friendly approach is always noted by clients.




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An overwhelming majority of those who had used Fine & Country would recommend our services to a family member or friend, according to our most recent survey taken by members of the public.

To achieve 99.48% positive feedback is a privilege and we will endeavour to maintain this result. We are dedicated to offering the best possible services to every customer, whether buyer or seller, from beginning to end.



Every Fine & Country agent is a highly proficient and professional independent estate agent, operating to strict codes of conduct and dedicated to you. They will assist, advise and inform you through each stage of the property transaction.


With offices in over 300 locations worldwide we combine the widespread exposure of the international marketplace with national marketing campaigns and local expertise and knowledge of carefully selected independent property professionals.



People buy as much into lifestyle of a property and its location as they do the bricks and mortar. We utilize sophisticated, intelligent and creative marketing that provides the type of information buyers would never normally see with other agents.


Access the lucrative London and international investor market from our prestigious Park Lane showrooms at 121 Park Lane, Mayfair. Our showrooms in London are amongst the very best placed in Europe, attracting clients from all over the world.


Our consistent efforts to offer innovative marketing combined with a high level of service have been recognised by the industry for an astounding fifth year in a row, winning Best International Real Estate Agency Marketing at the International Residential Property Awards.

Independent customer reviews

Fine & Country

4.85 out of 5 - based on 1719 customer reviews

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Our International Network

Connecting offices on over 300 locations worldwide, our referral system combines local knowledge and expertise with an international network to find the right buyer for you wherever they are, at the same time as finding you your ideal next move

Our International Websites

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We interact with customers on the main social media channels including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn and Pinterest, giving each property maximum online exposure.




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We have partnered with Rational FX, one of the world’s leading foreign exchange specialists to provide private and tailored currency services for all of our clients buying and selling luxury property around the world. Find out how we can help »


We understand that your time is precious, so save the time, money and stress of searching for a property with a buying agent. Also giving you access to off-market and discreetly marketed properties.



Our internal Media Centre is a team of experienced press relations managers and copy writers dedicated to liaising with newspapers, magazines and other media outlets to gain extensive coverage for our properties in national and local media.



The Fine & Country Foundation is dedicated to supporting and funding homeless causes in the UK and overseas. Fine & Country offices organise a range of fundraising events for you to get involved in and/ or support. Find out more about our work here. Read more »

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