Explore the rural county of Cumbria from one of our retirement homes
Cumbria is a ceremonial and non-metropolitan county in North West England. Predominantly rural, Cumbria contains the Lake District National Park, a World Heritage Site considered one of England’s finest areas of natural beauty.
Much of Cumbria is mountainous, including England’s highest peak, Scafell Pike. Nestled amongst the glorious surroundings and lakes is a mixture of rural and urban towns and villages. Cumbria is an idyllic place to live, and our retirement homes in Cumbria serve as the perfect base for you to explore this stunning county during your retirement.
Things to do in Cumbria
There’s so much to enjoy in and around the county, but if you’re not familiar with the local area, here are just a few of the activities you can enjoy.
Windermere is in Cumbria’s Lake District National Park. It’s surrounded by mountain peaks and villages. At 10.5 miles long, one mile wide and 220 feet deep, is the largest natural lake in both the Lake District and in England. You can also find a large selection of Adventure Activity companies, guides and instructors for all abilities based around the lake.
The World of Beatrix Potter is an enchanting visitor attraction in the English Lake District. The famous stories of Beatrix Potter are brought to life here. Learn about the famous Miss Potter, meet Peter Rabbit himself and step into Mr McGregor’s kitchen garden. Finish your day with delicious treats from the Tea Room, perfect for all the family.
Enjoy the special opportunity to travel by one of England’s historical steam trains and admire striking Lake District scenery as you go. Head into nature, and admire Cumbria’s scenery and wildlife. The steam train will take you past the soaring Scafells, you can also choose to disembark at various stops en-route. A fun way to venture into the nature on your doorstop.
Cumbria’s collection of markets might just be the best in the country, local produce proudly represented in the weekly farmers’ markets that place in over a dozen towns throughout the county. Stop by any market to find a wide selection of fresh vegetables, farm-reared meats, homemade chutneys and jams, and artisanal bakes. What better way to indulge and enjoy your retirement.
Your Cumbria Retirement Home
All our Cumbria retirement apartments will provide you with everything you need to relax and unwind in your retirement years. Whether you’re befriending the other residents in the communal Owners’ Lounge or relaxing with a good book in the gardens, you’ll always feel at home with one of our Cheshire retirement apartments.
The facilities at your Cumbria retirement apartment are second to none, and your dedicated Lodge Manager means there’s always a familiar face nearby to answer any questions you may have. You’ll be located close to shops, doctor’s surgeries, banks, bakers, butchers and all the other conveniences you would expect to find your local town centre.
Call our Customer Relations team
To find out more about our retirement developments in the nearby area, you can view the individual properties, or contact our friendly team to have a discussion about your specific requirements.