Contrary to popular belief, there is only one lake in the Lake District, Bassenthwaite Lake. The other fifteen are meres, tarns or waters, ranging in size from the famous Windermere to the picturesque Brotherswater. Each has their own character and you’ll quickly find that you have a favourite. With so many to choose from, you have a number of options when it comes to buying property with a water view in the Lake District.
If you’re looking for a property right on the waterside, you can expect to pay a significant premium. Move further back into the hills and you can still have gorgeous water views and easy access, but a lower house price. Perhaps make the most of being by a river or having a babbling brook at the bottom of your garden instead.
Here are our top 3 reasons to buy property with a water view in the Lake District!
The Stunning Scenery
With dramatic peaks rising from the horizon looking down on still reflective lakes, this is a landscape that takes your breath away. It’s no surprise that the Lake District has recently been awarded UNESCO World Heritage status. As Tony Walsh puts it in the video below, this is a landscape that ‘defines divine design’ and is ‘a masterpiece evolving, a symphony of sights’.
Whatever the season, the Lake District alway looks spectacular. The region is at its busiest during the summer, when the sun shines brightly and the greenery is in full bloom. However, there are moments of beauty in every season. In autumn, the hills are filled with rich reds, oranges and golds as the leaves turn and fall to the ground, crunching underfoot. As the temperature drops, snow falls and a sense of peace and quiet spreads throughout the region. When spring returns, the sounds of farming return to the landscape with the birth of new lambs and calves. A property with a water view in the Lake District is an excellent investment all year round.
The Health Benefits Of A Property With A Water View
The health benefits of living close to water are well-documented. The air is fresher and cleaner than that of highly polluted city centres. Moving to a property with a water view in the Lake District can take you away from the hustle and bustle of urban life, giving you time to relax and de-stress. Such beautiful surroundings encourage you to spend more time outside and even lead a more active lifestyle. You might enjoy the various water sport activities on offer in the Lake District, including kayaking, sailing and open-water swimming. These are also excellent opportunities for socialising! If you prefer to stay on dry land, there are a wide range of walks that take in the stunning views of the lakes.
The Investment Opportunity
The Lake District market has proved itself to be one of the most resilient property markets in the UK with demand consistently high. The protected nature of much of the Lake District means that development opportunities are limited, especially for property with a water view. Limited supply and high demand necessarily means that property prices rarely fall significantly and there is a strong resale value.
If you’re interested in rental opportunities, a property with a water view in the Lake District is a pretty safe bet. At the height of summer, a holiday let of this type can be charged out for four figure sums every week, more than some standard rentals make in an entire month. With strong interest from both overseas visitors and British stay-cationers, a holiday property in the Lake District is a sound year round investment.
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County Homesearch are perfectly placed to help you buy a property with a water view in the Lake District, thanks to our years of experience and excellent local knowledge. Contact us on 0333 939 8300 to discuss how we can help you.