Shortlist symbol Add to shortlist button.

The Lake District, Cumbria is the place to live

It’s where you can find England’s highest mountain & both its longest and deepest lakes. It’s the birthplace of Beatrix Potter & William Wordsworth, where Cumberland Sausage and Kendal Mint Cake were perfected; the site of the world record for the biggest foam-pie fight; and the home of just under half a million people.

Cumbria’s population of around 498,000 residents all have plenty of space to breathe too. It’s the most sparsely populated county in England, with an average of 73 people per square kilometre. To put that in perspective, down in Kent it’s 438 people per square kilometre; or in even simpler terms, six times as busy.

Cumbria offers the perfect work-life balance, with space and landscape that is good for the soul.
Find your perfect place with Golakes.

Property for Sale

 

Reiver Homes

New developments in Temple Sowerby, Heads Nook, Derwent Forest and Plumpton

Find out more

Ok, we’ve established that there’s enough room for you to relocate. So, where to go? Well, we think you’ll get whatever you want from Cumbria – its a place rich in opportunity.

Cumbria is of course, the home of the world-famous Lake District, a new World Heritage Site - covering a massive 2,362 square kilometres. For those people toying with the idea of a more peaceful way of life, it’s an option to be seriously considered. Despite being largely rural though, there’s no accessibility problems here, thanks to the close proximity of the M6 and great rail and airport connections with the rest of the UK and internationally.

View the Golakes Travel Section

Out and about

For those who quite fancy living in a place where adventure is on their doorstep, Cumbria ranks right up there. It’s not only a great place to live, but a great place to play too.

It’s no coincidence that 2018’s Tour of Britain is set to host not one – but two stages over consecutive days of the world-famous cycle race in the county; a first in the event’s history.

Be inspired

Let’s not forget, we consider Cumbria to be the UK’s Adventure Capital.

People who live in Cumbria are never short of attractions and events to enjoy. Music festivals and concerts, major events like the Keswick and Kendal Mountain Festivals, nationally recognised food and drink shows, the international Comic Art festival and some of the greatest domestic journeys by rail and boat to enjoy, people here are never far from their next big day out.

Check out all upcoming events here

Quality Time

Part of a great work-life balance is allowing yourself time to relax, reflect and be happy. We've already mentioned how life in Cumbria offers you a chance to redress the balance and gain that perfect mixture of work and pleasure.

Why not take time out for a relaxing spa? There are also a number of organisations in Cumbria that are keen to help you make the most of your time and find the perfect balance.

Check out these places that will help you ensure your quality time is just that.

Like what you see? Follow us