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House Prices in the Lake District

Jul 29, 2022
Houses in the Lake District
Home to some of the most dramatic landscapes in the UK, the Lake District is a firm favourite among house buyers and investors. And it’s no wonder why! Beautiful fens, high peaks, deep blue lakes and rare wildlife make Cumbria a brilliant place to live. 

If you have set your eyes on this stunning part of the North West, you’ll be pleased to know that there are plenty of affordable properties here. Read on as we dive into some areas where buying a house means great value for your money. 


  Keswick is an attractive market town, found on the northern outskirts of the Lake District National Park, next door to Derwentwater. Known for being the place of inspiration for poets Samuel Coleridge and Robert Southey, it is surrounded by mountain peaks all around, like Skiddaw.


It boasts great local amenities to cater for modern families’ needs, including restaurants, cafes, shops and museums. Sports enthusiasts will appreciate the wealth of water activities, from paddleboarding to kayaking and more.


Keswick is also a haven for dogs. It was nominated ‘best dog-friendly town in the UK’ four years in a row, between 2012 and 2015.




Sitting on the banks of Lake Windermere, England’s deepest (219 feet) - Windermere is a popular spot among homebuyers and property investors. The village hosts a wide range of cosy pubs, elegant restaurants, boutiques and tourist attractions, including The World of Beatrix Potter and Wray Castle. You can also test your skills at kayaking, canoeing and windsurfing.


If you’d like to live in the heart of the action and make the most of the exciting amenities, you’ll find plenty of options here. If you prefer the pull of the suburbs, browse our Inglewhite Meadow development for a collection of modern 2 and 3 bedroom houses for sale.




Nestled on the western outskirts of Coniston Water, England’s fifth-largest lake, Coniston is a quaint village with plenty going for it.


The Old Coniston is the highlight here, with views from the summit defined by philosopher John Ruskin as ‘the best in all England’. The village provides great opportunities for walks and hikes through the glorious open countryside, as well as a host of cafes, restaurants, boutiques and tourist attractions.




Named as its adjacent lake, Grasmere is one of the most idyllic locations in the region. It is home to many attractions, from Sarah Nelson’s gingerbread shop and Allan Bank Villa to Wordsworth Museum and Storyteller’s Garden.


This picturesque village also hosts local amenities catering for all tastes, including retail outlets, restaurants, parks and art galleries. Thanks to its convenient location, just off the A591, you can also commute to neighbouring Keswick, Thirlmere and Ambleside.



Lying next door to Ambleside, Hawkshead is a tranquil village north of Esthwaite Water. With its cobbled streets and ancient buildings, it has a unique charm and is a firm favourite among home buyers.


Buying your house here means taking advantage of many attractions and amenities, including Beatrix Pottery Gallery, the Fitzwilliam Gallery and Market Hall Trust.


If you’d like to live next door to the spectacular Lake District, don’t miss our award-winning developments, such as Waddow Heights and Lightfoot Meadows, for a selection of elegant 4 bedroom homes. Discover our thorough buying guides with all you need to know when buying a new house. We are here to help you through your house buying journey.