Stunning rural location alongside urban living
Retiring to Cumbria is a dream for many people and Scalesceugh gives you the possibility of making it a reality.
Nestled in stunning countryside, on the edge of The Lake District, yet only a few miles from an historic city, Scalesceugh Hall & Villas offers you something unique – an opportunity to enjoy a stunning rural location alongside urban living.
Set within 3.5 acres of formal gardens, mature woodlands and riverside paths, Scalesceugh overlooks Wreay Woods, a beautiful nature reserve through which the River Petteril winds, carving out its course through the sandstone.
The trees are teeming with birdlife. The stunning mountains of Blencathra and Skiddaw rise up on the horizon. At the same time, the amenities and benefits of Carlisle, the Border City, are less than five miles away.
All amenities in nearby villages and towns
Scalesceugh is nestled between the vibrant towns of
Penrith and Carlisle.
Located off the A6, only four minutes from the M6 and five minutes from an award-winning GP surgery, yet seemingly a world away.
Major supermarkets and dental surgeries are within a 10 minute drive .
Nearby, you will find two golf courses, Carlisle Golf Club and Eden Golf Club, the picturesque village of Wetheral and the town of Penrith, known for its bowling club, gastro pubs, tea houses and boutique shops.
The Lake District World Heritage Site on our doorstep
Scalesceugh Villas offer great access to the Lake District National Park, with its stunning views, inspiring walks and enchanting lakes and streams.
There are numerous activities you can engage in within the region, from hiking to kayaking to sampling a range of local delicacies, such as Solway Shrimp, many varieties of preserves, desserts and some of the most delectable meats in the country.
“Our owners say: ‘If you just sit here for half an hour, you can hear the flow of the water from the fountain and the chirping of the various birds - it is just amazing’. It really is so quiet and peaceful.”
Dr Anita Ray-Chowdhury Herdeiro
Great transport links with the big cities
Scalesceugh’s best-of-all-worlds location is reinforced with easy access to major road and rail links and a choice of international airports within easy driving distance.
Scalesceugh Villas offers easy reach to major airports (with one under 30 minutes away) and trains (only 3 hours from London or 1.5 hours from Glasgow) for residents who are also seasoned travellers.
Bus links from our site - or your personal service
Enjoy the beautiful countryside around Scalesceugh Villas without worrying about how to reach other local places.
A regular bus service stops right outside Scalesceugh, travelling between Penrith and Carlisle, stopping at all villages in between.
There is also the option of a concierge service to drive you to a location of your choice.
Maps of the Area
There is a bus stop right outside Scalesceugh and there are excellent bus links throughout Cumbria and The Lake District
Carlisle and Penrith are on the West Coast Main Line which links Glasgow to London. There are train links to all corners of the county and country
Carlisle Lake District Airport usually operates flights to and from London, Dublin and Belfast
There are two UNESCO World Heritage Sites on our doorstep - The Lake District National Park and Hadrian's Wall
Court Thorn doctors' Surgery, which is CQC-rated as 'outstanding', is very close to Scalesceugh Hall & Villas
There is an NHS dentist practice in the centre of Carlisle
The nearest. and extremely trusted, vet is on the same road as Scalesceugh Hall & Villas
“When I was moving here everyone told me moving at my age was silly. I thought that moving here would be exciting, special and wonderful. Having moved in I know I made the right decision - it is magic!”