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Penrith is a small market town sitting next to the Lake District National Park. Despite its location on the edge of countless miles of natural beauty, it remains well-connected and has all the amenities you’ll need within reach of your new home. You can benefit from outstanding natural beauty and all the conveniences of modern life with a new home from Persimmon.

Buying a new house in Penrith

Penrith provides you with a great balance between a slower pace of life and proximity to nature with great transport connections and modern facilities. A new home from Persimmon is a perfect choice for first-time buyers, young families, retirees and those moving for work.

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Living in Penrith

Easy access to the Lakes

Getting out and enjoying the Lake District from your home in Penrith couldn’t be easier. You can take a train to Oxenholme to visit the southern Lakes, a bus to Keswick in the heart of the District, or drive just over ten minutes and be by the banks of Ullswater lake. The Lake District is the most-visited National Park in the UK, renowned for its natural beauty. With a home in Penrith, you can benefit from countless walks and bike rides on the endless miles of trails across its 912 square miles and be within touching distance of somewhere people travel from all over the world to visit.

Great transport links

Penrith is one of the most well-connected towns in Cumbria. Benefitting from a train station that offers links to London Euston, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Manchester Airport, and a direct service takes you to the city of Carlisle in less than fifteen minutes. Penrith Bus Station also runs a wide range of services to towns and villages in the region. The town sits just next to the M6 which runs all the way south to Birmingham and north towards Scotland. This makes it easy to get around, and whether you need to commute or visit friends or family you’ll be able to travel easily from your new home in Penrith.

Shop ‘til you drop

As a market town, Penrith is well set up for shopping. As well as several large supermarkets and a good range of chain stores, you’ll find plenty of opportunities for independent shopping. From bookshops to clothing boutiques, the town has it all. There is a general market every Tuesday and a monthly farmer’s market that’s stacked with local produce. With a host of independent restaurants and foodie shops, including a bakery, butcher and fishmonger, you’ll be spoiled for choice for good food.

Our new housing developments in Penrith

Persimmon has houses available across Penrith and Cumbria, including Carlisle, Ulverston and Workington. Take a look at our available homes, and contact our customer services team if you have any questions or would like to know more.