Westmorland and Furness
A great place to live, work and thrive

Life In the Lake District,

in Westmorland and Furness, Cumbria

It is a place that needs no introduction – famous the world over for its scenery of beautiful lakes and mountains, and picturesque towns and villages that have attracted people for centuries. The best thing is you can wake up to this every day. It could be the perfect home for you, so stop dreaming and join us.

Stunning Scenery

Westmorland and Furness encompasses parts of the stunning Lake District (England’s largest National Park and a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and Yorkshire Dales National Parks. One of the most desirable places to live in the UK, it has long been the lifestyle choice for many professionals looking to escape the city but who still seek their own piece of rural idyll without having to compromise on quality of life, connectivity, transport links and business vibrancy.

Adrenaline, Activities and Quiet Relaxation

Whether you want to take part in energetic outdoor activities or take time out for quiet contemplation, spectacular Westmorland and Furness provides the perfect escape from the office or workplace. Where else can you scale some of England’s highest peaks or sail on its longest lake and enjoy world class art – all in the same day?There’s events and festivals all year round too, as well as cinemas, Michelin-starred restaurants, cosy pubs and relaxing spas… you could say that we enjoy one long holiday! Or if your tastes are more urban, the towns of Barrow, Kendal and Penrith are constantly evolving and full of metropolitan delights.

Perfect for Family Life

We have homes to suit all needs and budgets. Whether you are looking for a modern home with all the conveniences, or a cosy country cottage, there is somewhere for you and your loved ones.

The Westmorland and Furness area is well served by high-quality schools, colleges and universities too, making it the perfect choice for family life. Kendal and Furness College are highly regarded, working closely with local employers to provide specialist vocational programmes. The University of Cumbria is developing a Barrow campus, as well as being a a specialist in teacher education. Lancaster University is easily accessible and is rated as one of the top universities in the world, while the University of Cumbria is a specialist in teacher education.

Oxenholme The Lake District Barrow Penrith Edinburgh Waverley 2hrs (from Oxenholme) 1hr 35m (from Penrith) Glasgow Central 2hrs (from Oxenholme) 1hr 40m (from Penrith) Manchester Piccadilly 1hr 30m (from Oxenholme) 1hr 40m (from Penrith) 2hrs (from Barrow) Birmingham New St 2hrs 30m (from Oxenholme) 2hrs 45m (from Penrith) London Euston 2hrs 45m (from Oxenholme) 3hrs 10m (from Penrith) 4hrs (from Barrow)
Westmorland and Furness Key Facts
2 National Parks
& 2 National Landscapes
Top 1%
World Class Education at Nearby Lancaster University
Michelin Star Restaurants
Home To Famous Names
Beatrix Potter, John Ruskin & William Wordsworth
Planned New Executive and Affordable Homes
Internationally Renowned Events
Including Kendal Mountain Festival, Lakes Comic Art Festival and Kendal Calling