Buying a property in The Eden Valley
Cumbria’s Eden Valley lies sandwiched between the mountains of the Lake District to the west and the beautiful North Pennine hills to the east. Following the path of the River Eden the valley is peppered with attractive sandstone villages and fine unspoilt towns surrounded by lush green countryside. If you are a fisherman the River Eden is one of the finest salmon and trout streams in the whole of Northern England, while if you are a country lover the mountains and lakes to the west and the pennines to the east provide limitless scope for walking, sailing and climbing expeditions.
If you are looking for property for sale in the Eden Valley you have a wide range of locations to choose from. The old market town of Penrith is the largest in the area with a population of around 15,000. It has plenty of shops and is serviced with most of the large food retailers. It also holds the offices of Eden District Council covering whe whole of the Eden Valley area and out to Appleby-in-Westmoreland and Alston in the East and to beautiful Ullswater in the West. Prices in Penrith range from a very reasonable circa £90,000 for a one bedroom apartment to around £110,000 for a two bedroomed terraced house and about £175,000 for a four bedroomed bungalow with small garden. The area is well served with Penrith Estate Agents who will be more than delighted to show you Penrith property currently for sale.
If you enjoy remoter areas you may find the wild seclusion of Alston (pop’n 1128), the highest market town in England, with it’s unique surrounding landscape of rivers, waterfalls, hills and moorland to your taste. The area has long inspired poets and artists and latterly has attracted craftspeople who have opened up numerous unusual shops and craft galleries in the town.
The small town of Kirkby Stephen in the upper Eden Valley is an attractive traditional town. It has cobbled streets and historic buildings and has developed it’s own sense of identity and community. Property in the Kirkby Stephen area represents remarkable value for money, with a 7 bedroom, 4 bathroom detached property with stables, paddock and garden going for under £700,000. At the lower end of the scale a charming former railwaymans cottage with 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, garden, detached garage and workshop is on offer at just £172,000.
There are numerous charming small villages in the Eden Valley such as Murton, Culgaith, Morland, Warcop, Knock, Hilton and Long Marton. Many of these ancient villages are sites of historic interest with fortifications and manor houses. All are deep within the most beautiful countryside and many close to the River Eden with grand views over the Pennines or the mountains of the Lake District. If you are looking to acquire a Cumbrian Property with character and / or distinction then you could do worse than to start looking here.