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A new build house in Workington gives you Cumbria at its best. Located at the mouth of the River Derwent, overlooking the Solway Firth, Workington is a coastal town that looks inland over the stunning beauty of the Lake District National Park. The town has a vibrant local economy, with good employment as well as a shopping centre, a bustling high street with a choice of big brand stores and independent shops. Added to this, your new home, Workington also enjoys a variety of parks and recreational areas including sports fields and world-class walking, cycling and climbing on the doorstep.

As well as natural beauty, your new build home in Workington enjoys a vibrant arts, culture and music scene hosting festivals devoted to food and performance throughout the year. If you’d like to explore or commute – Carlisle, Whitehaven and Penrith are all nearby – the road network from your new build in Workington puts Cumbria at your feet.

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Living in Workington

Hills and thrills on your doorstep

You can enjoy shopping from your door at your new property in Workington. Serving the West Cumbria area, Workington has a brilliant variety of shops from traditional local retailers through to big brand name stores - many located at the Washington Square Shopping Centre. Just out-of-town, the Dunmail Park Shopping Centre is packed with great shops, big supermarkets and big name takeaways and restaurants as well as a multiplex cinema. If you'd like to look at Workington's history, your new house is close to the Curwen Hall and Park plus there's a packed calendar of events at the Carnegie Theatre and Arts Centre.

If you'd like to keep fit, your new home is also close to Workington Leisure Centre - a state-of-the-art facility with a 90-station gym, technogym equipment, two swimming pools, squash courts, outdoor 3G football pitches and two multi-purpose studios with a range of fitness classes. There’s also a golf club to the east of the town and several different sports clubs. Your new home, Workington offers excellent parks locally, but with the Lake District so close by, why not hop into the hills?

A National Park on your doorstep

Your new home in Workington gives you the Lake District on your doorstep. You can be at Loweswater or Bassenthwaite Lake National Nature Reserve in as little as 25 minutes, with Ullswater and Windermere taking around an hour's drive. Plan a daytrip to walk the Old Man of Coniston or climb Scafell Pike (978m) the highest point in the Lake District - and the highest mountain in England. The towns and villages in the Lake District are packed with events, eateries and curios that you'll want to explore. Take a boat trip, take a cream tea, take your time and enjoy a picnic - it's your choice when you buy a new build home in Workington.

Your home road and rail network

A new build in Workington gives you access to the A595 coastal road which runs between Carlisle (30 miles) to the north and Kirkby-in-Furness (43 miles) to the south. The A66 is the wonderfully scenic route from the town through Keswick (22 miles) and the Lake District, to the M6 junction (38 miles) at Penrith and then onto Swaledale. 

TransPennine Express and Avanti West Coast are the train operators for services from Workington station, getting you from your new home to Carlisle in about 50 minutes. Stagecoach is the bus operator for the area, linking the villages surrounding Workington with services to Cockermouth and Keswick.

New build homes for sale in Workington 

Persimmon Homes has a number of new houses in Workington and new builds in Cumbria including new homes in Penrith and Ulverston. To find out more about our new properties in your area, see our list of Persimmon developments below…