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Cumbria’s best kept secret – The Eden Valley

Buying a property in The Eden Valley

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Lazonby Bridge over the River Eden

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.

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Morland in the Eden Valley

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.

Posted by admin - March 3, 2011 at 10:49 am

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Buying a property in Cumbria

Buying a house in Barrow in Furness

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Piel Island and Castle

Cumbria is the second largest county in England, and is largely rural but does have some quite  large towns and even a city (Carlisle) spread around the periphery. So it seems obvious that if you are contemplating buying a house in Cumbria you will have a good choice of locations to choose from depending on your requirements.

If you are employed or looking for employment then one of the larger towns could be the choice for you. Barrow in Furness for example is an industrial town with one of the last major shipbuilders, BAE Systems, employing many thousands of  workers from Barrow and the surrounding area. Because of the influence of BAE Systems many other smaller high tech companies have sprung up and so widening the range of employment on offer, not to mention the service and retail industries required to look after the local population’s needs. Barrow is a working port with deepwater commercial docks and a thriving fishing fleet. It has an ancient history and the remains of furness abbey are particularly impressive.

Barrow’s population of around 70,000 is housed in a full range of properties including terraced, semi detached and detached houses, as well as flats. Property prices have remained fairly static over the last 12 months and the average price for a detached house in Barrow is £236,000, for a semi you would pay on average £153,000 and a terraced house could be picked up for under £100,000 – not bad in comparison to other parts of the country.

The new Marina and Village

hdr waterfront Buying a property in Cumbria

The new marina development with provide 400 marina berths and 600 houses with restaurants, shops and hotels. The project is due to be completed in December 2013. To find out more about the village and general information about Barrow CLICK HERE.

The housing market in Barrow is fluid, with at any one time between 600 to 800 properties being advertised for sale, about one third being terraced and one third being semi-detached. So, the next step is to pick up the phone, or click on a link, and contact one of the many estate agents dealing with property in the Barrow area.

Good luck!

Posted by admin - January 27, 2011 at 2:11 pm

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