Persimmon Homes


Away from the hustle and bustle of city life, a new build in Cumbria offers a more relaxed pace of life. Surrounded by beautiful natural landscapes, with the Lake District National Park at its heart, it is the perfect place for outdoor enthusiasts, with an abundance of great walking, climbing, fishing and boating – all on the doorstep.

Our locations in Cumbria

Living in Cumbria

Castles, towns, villages and heritage sites

Your new house offers a tranquil lifestyle, perfect for those seeking a break from urban chaos, but it hasn’t always been so quiet. Explore the history, at the ancient castles and historic market towns, charming villages and heritage sites, all waiting to tell their fascinating stories.

Take a step back in time

Explore the medieval Carlisle Castle from lofty battlements to dark dungeons. Go back 700 years in time to Sizergh Castle and Gardens with beautiful heritage plants and rare flowers. See where Beatrix Potter created her most beloved characters at Hill Top in Sawrey, or head to Grasmere to see the home of poet William Wordsworth. Alternatively, walk Hadrian's Wall and enjoy miles of Roman forts, milecastles and museums that showcase the area's rich history.

A big breath of fresh air

As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the region is committed to managing the area’s natural and cultural heritage. This includes sustainable land management practices, conservation projects and initiatives to protect biodiversity for future generations. Great for wildlife watching, but also amazing for hiking and biking. Your weekends will be spent looking at the stunning sunsets over the Irish Sea, boating on Lake Windermere, or walking around stunning lakes including popular spots like Ullswater, Derwentwater, and Buttermere. Your new house is where every day feels like a breath of fresh air.