Estate agency will expand into new markets following buyout

Upmarket estate agents DHP Croft has been bought out by one of its founding partners, Toby Cockcroft, who has plans to expand the business into new markets including commercial property and land agency.


York-based DHP Croft specialises in selling exclusive houses and high end rural properties across Yorkshire.

The firm specialises in residential property , marketing a range of luxury homes from city centre apartments to individual family houses, as well as advising developers across the region.

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“I am very grateful for the years working together with the other DHP partners, whose input was invaluable in establishing DHP Croft,” said Mr Cockcroft. “We will continue to work together on projects for clients and I am looking forward to moving the business into new markets.”

DHP Croft offers a portfolio of some of the region’s most exclusive residential properties, including Grantley Hall, near Harrogate, which is on the market at £5.95m

It also has on its books a number of exclusive family homes in North Yorkshire villages priced at £500,000 and above.

“Our typical home sells for around £1m, but we also work for many clients with exceptional properties from half that price, where the property offers something unique and desirable, particularly in a rural setting,” said Mr Cockcroft.

“Our reputation as specialists in this niche across the North has spread nationally, and we regularly take appointments working alongside London agents on multi-million pound historic country estates, from Lancashire and Yorkshire to the Scottish borders. Marketing more exclusive homes requires a more personal approach and clients and buyers alike are often high profile individuals, so the utmost discretion is a major aspect of the service we offer.”

The firm will rebrand itself as Croft Residential over the coming months.