Property in Cumbria and The Lake District Ambleside and Bowness Cartmel Kirkby Lonsdale Property in Cumbria and The Lake District Our buying agent in Cumbria and The Lake District is well aware that property in the area is highly sought after and at first glance it is clear why; the awe-inspiring landscape. Well known across the world for its impressive mountain scenery and outdoor lifestyle attractions, Cumbria also has a diverse economy. As well as the obvious tourism and agriculture related businesses, the county is also home to expanding energy, pharmaceutical and defence sectors. This winning combination means that it provides great scope for an attractive work-life balance or a complete change of lifestyle and escape from the rat race. Whilst offering some of the most scenic parts of the country, Cumbria still retains excellent transport links; being served by the M6, motorways and the West Coast Mainline train service from London to Scotland. Train travel from London to the heart of the Lake District takes a little over 2.5 hours and from Manchester under 1.5 hours, making the area ideal for a holiday home or rural lifestyle business. Well located property is always in demand in Cumbria and prices can be high – particularly within the boundary of the Lake District National Park and around the main tourist centres of Ambleside, Bowness, Coniston and Grasmere. Unless you are specifically looking to take advantage of proximity to the premier Lake District attractions – or indeed looking for a lakeside location – better value can often be found on the fringes of the Park and towards the north of Cumbria. For families the slightly larger towns of Kendal, Keswick or Kirkby Lonsdale provide a wider range of services as well as some excellent schools. To find out how we can find your dream property in Cumbria and The Lake District, please get in touch through the contact page. About Lisa Lisa has lived, studied and worked across the north-west all her life and is extremely enthusiastic about all the region has to offer. She joined County Homesearch in 2009 as the buying agent in Cumbria and The Lake District and now leads a team of property finder experts covering Cheshire, Liverpool, Manchester, Lancashire and North Wales. Lisa excels in tailoring support to meet the needs of her clients; recognising that not everyone has a multi-million budget or the time to travel to view properties that looked great on screen but turn out to be disappointing in reality. Recently she has dealt with a diverse range of home buying challenges for returning ex-pats, downsizers, investors and those looking for holiday homes. Lisa has also combined her interest in property and a passion for Greek Islands with the development of a holiday villa for rental on the island of Paxos.