This week we are back in the north of England, primarily the north west of the country, in the beautiful county of Cumbria, home of the exquisite Lake District and all of its wonderful scenery.
With beautiful hills and wonderful valley’s this week’s article is going to focus on a few amongst many idyllic villages in which to buy property in Cumbria, as I am sure you can imagine this is a beautiful part of the country. Cumbria is bounded to the north by Scotland, more specifically the Scottish council areas of Dumfries and Galloway and the Scottish borders, to the south is Lancashire, to the southeast is Yorkshire, to the east is County Durham and Northumberland and to the west is the Irish sea. Cumbria as a county is largely rural and contains the Lake District and the Lake District National Park which is considered to be one of England’s most outstanding areas of national beauty.
The beautiful Cartmel village is located in the south of the county of Cumbria and is known mostly for its famous 12th century priory with the Cartmel Priory gatehouse is now a heritage centre for the monastery and the village. The ancient village, in more recent times, has become known as the home of sticky toffee pudding, which can be purchased from the village shop. The village has a number of quaint shops and public houses, and has also recently become famous for Simon Rogan’s Michelin starred restaurant named L’Enclume. The village has a great school system with a small primary school and also a secondary school, Cartmel Priory CofE school.
St Bees, a coastal village located in Cumbria, has previously named the best place to raise a family in the UK and has a population of 1,801 in the 2011 census. St Bees head is the mostly westerly point of Northern England and is just 50 miles from the Scottish border with Wainwright’s coast to coast walk starts to the north of St Bees Bay, which is easily accessible from the centre of the main village. St Bees has a close knit community and the schooling system in St Bees is great, with a wonderful primary school. The village has a private boarding school which dates back to 1583, but other than this there is no secondary education catered for in the village, but the nearest secondary school is just 3 miles away.
Although a town, Ambleside is a beautiful location situated within the Lake District, on lake Windermere and an area of outstanding natural beauty and has a population of 2,600 in the 2011 census. Ambleside has a number of local shops, pubs and a wonderful local school system.
Cumbria has wonderful scenery and is a wonderful place to live, especially living in or adjacent to the Lake District with an incredible closeness to Scotland as well. Cumbria has reasonably priced property combined with beautiful villages located in a rural setting. On average the price for a flat or maisonette is £103,427. Terraced properties sell on average £113,791 while semi-detached properties go for around £142,566. For a detached property you are looking at £233,594.