Eden, Cumbria, The Lake District – A natural choice for business


Eden offers a wide choice of housing and accommodation in town, village and rural locations.

Housing stock ranges from traditional red-sandstone buildings and Victorian town houses in Penrith, rubble stone buildings on Alston’s cobbled streets and distinctive villages constructed of red sandstone or limestone to modern housing developments.

The emerging Local Plan has identified 3,600 new houses will need to be built by 2032 to accommodate its growing population, around half of these will be in Penrith. Housing developers Story Homes, Cumbrian Homes and Persimmon Homes are responsible for many of the area’s new housing developments including apartments, detached, semi-detached and terraced houses as well as bungalows. The design and aesthetics of these developments are very much in keeping with the area’s heritage.  Eden District Council also proposes new policies to encourage affordable and self-build properties in Eden's smaller villages.

Eden District Council has set up the Eden Mortgage Boost Scheme in partnership with Penrith Building Society for to people looking to buy a property within the district with a value up to £150,000 and who meet the Society’s affordability and eligibility criteria, but who currently are unable to raise a large enough deposit.

For more information about housing please see Eden District Council's website.

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