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Cumbria & The Lake District: Staycation to forever location

A research report has named the borough of Eden, next door to Scalesceugh Hall & Villas' borough of Carlisle, as one of the most popular locations in the UK for relocating post-Covid within the over-55 market. A recent article in The Times also described the effect on the Baby Boomer generation, moving closer to family after the isolating effects of lockdown.

The River Eden flowing through the Eden Valley
The River Eden flowing through the Eden Valley

One such couple are Christine and David Sammans. Based in West Yorkshire, they were beginning to feel the strain of the 500-mile round trip to see their daughter and grandchildren in Glasgow. Keen to downsize, they had started their search several years earlier, but nothing had seemed quite right.

Christine comments: “It was my daughter that found Scalesceugh Hall & Villas. She had taken over the search, somewhat impatient to see us move, and saw this location online and the use of Miele products within the villas and just thought “wow!”

Scalesceugh Hall & Villas' Resident, Christine, enjoying a walk in Cumbrian countryside
Christine out enjoying a walk in the Cumbrian countryside

"We are very big walkers. We’ve done the Coast to Coast and Pennine Way; we’ve done all the big walks. David and I actually met walking, and my dad used to take me walking when I was little. It’s been a big part of our lives, holidays and all sorts. I do about 5 miles a day. We’ve just joined a walking group here and we’ve made new friends already.”

The Lake District, Cumbria
The Lake District - only 20 minutes by car from Scalesceugh Hall & Villas - offers stunning walking routes

“We were keen to downsize, but at our last house people used to say that our garage was bigger than their house. We lived there 22 years. It was remote and on the Pennines. We could walk from the door.”

“We considered the North East, around Northumberland, but our daughter is a GP and she was insistent we were close to a good hospital and trains. Very practical. That’s why she thought it was good here. It’s close to the city, if you need anything, but you’re away from it. Now it’s warmer we can sit outside and have our breakfast and watch the deer, hares. It’s beautiful.”

David comments: “We have morning coffee every day at 11am and everyone knows they can join it. It’s a real community feel here.”

Scalesceugh Hall & Villas, Carlisle, Cumbria
Scalesceugh Hall & Villas

If you have always dreamt of owning a Lake District property and want to make your staycation in the Lake District last forever, please enquire with us today to find out more.

We can let you explore the estate, perhaps meet one of the residents, and find out what life is like living in the countryside on the edge of the Lake District. We can then show you around our remaining properties, matching the right one to your requirements.

If you’re interested in finding out more about our properties and would like book an appointment to view, call us on 07853 190765.

You can browse our remaining apartments here, or view our last remaining villa property here.


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