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About Stonehouse Homes Estate & Letting Agents.

Owners of Stonehouse
Office at Stonehouse

Stonehouse Homes is truly an independent, family run estate and letting agents, owned and run by myself and my wife and supported by our friendly team. We are Mark and Karen Rushe and some of you may have even grown up with us, as we are Lostock Hall born and bred. 

By knowing the local areas from childhood we are able to identify what you our customer wants. The whole Stonehouse Homes team have an extensive local knowledge of schools and recreation facilities as most of the team live locally. You are getting a truly personal and professional estate agency and letting service when you are our client.

Whether you’re looking to buy, sell or rent a property you can be assured of great service with traditional values and will be looked after by the whole team.

Stonehouse Homes encompass modern technology along with extensive online and traditional marketing to deliver an unrivalled service. You’ll get a truly personal and professional estate agency and letting service.

One of the things that makes us different is that we believe in working together as a team and as such don’t have individual bonuses. Each and every member of the team is happy looking after every customer who is looking to buy, sell, let or rent a property.

If you call us you get a real person (not a head office or call centre), the whole team can answer any queries you have and our approach means we always have your best interests at heart. You are not a sales target here!

Check out our testimonials to see what others say about using our services, as they are testament to the service we give and will also help you understand better why we are different.

Pop into the offices (on the mini roundabout at the junction of Higher Walton Road and Chorley Road in Walton-le-Dale) for a coffee and no obligation chat, so you can meet the team and get a feel for how different they are as an estate and letting agents.

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Meet the Team at Stonehouse Homes Estate & Letting Agents.


Mark Rushe

I am the owner of Stonehouse Homes, I run the business with my wife Karen. I am the senior valuer for our office with many years’ experience in the property industry both in the UK and overseas. I have a passion for property and believe in giving something back to our local community, which is why we are happy to help and sponsor many local fetes, fundraising events, and junior football team and cricket club.  In my spare time I also enjoy watching and playing football.

Karen Rushe

Karen Rushe
Sales & Lettings Support Manager

I am an owner of Stonehouse Homes as well as being a landlord myself. My background is quite varied; I started my working life at the Inland Revenue then moved to Tenerife for many years. I worked for Thomas Cook supervising at the airport and promoting a Catamaran Excursion. Later, in Tenerife, I was a co –owner of an Estate and Lettings Agent with my husband Mark. I am passionate about Customer Service and love meeting new people and having a chat over coffee. Bringing all this past-experience together, I am not just a typical Estate Agent!


Lauren Flintoff
Senior Sales and Lettings Negotiator

I’m a sales and Lettings negotiator and have been for several years. I am very passionate about my job and love being able to find buyers and tenants their dream home and seeing the process through to the day they collect their keys. I have a good local knowledge of the area as I have lived in Preston most of my life. In my spare time I enjoy socialising with friends and family, shopping and travelling


James Ashurst
Sales & Lettings Negotiator

I’m James. I’ve recently joined the Stonehouse Homes team and I am eager to learn fast, before joining the Stonehouse Homes team, I worked as a business administrator and receptionist in a busy NHS Doctors surgery, which allowed me to develop my communication skills. In my spare time I like to keep my physical fitness up and socialise with friends. My best friend is my motorbike!


Adele Lancaster
Sales & Lettings Negotiator

Hi I’m Adele, a Sales & Lettings negotiator here at Stonehouse Homes. I’m from Longton, near Preston, but I have lived and worked overseas in Australia and Indonesia for a number of years before starting my estate agency career. Still a keen adventurer, I do enjoy my holidays! However, I am very passionate about property and my job. My university degree is in Business & Management and I really enjoy all aspects of Estate Agency. Photographs and floorplans are some of my specialities; areas of this job which benefits from my thorough attention to detail. I have also won a number of customer service awards recently, and I enjoy helping and meeting new people; something this job enables me to do daily.


Francesca Lloyd
Part time Sales Negotiator

Hi I’m Francesca. I’m a part time Sales Negotiator and I am currently studying Business at Runshaw College. I enjoy working as a Sales Negotiator and apply what I learn in college to my work. I have a bubbly and creative personality and enjoy helping people as much as I can. Outside of work and college I enjoy socialising with my friends and family. I am passionate about providing the best customer service and exceeding customer expectations.