Why you should relocate to the countryside (particularly the Lake District!)


If the pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that outside space and interacting with nature is more important than ever for our wellbeing.

The Office of National Statistics (ONS) recently reported that 46% of people are spending more time outdoors than ever before and nine in ten people surveyed agree that natural spaces are good for mental health and overall wellbeing.

However, the survey also found that not everyone has equal access to green spaces. Instead, there was a clear connection between how people use the outdoors under coronavirus restrictions, and the distance between green spaces and their doorstep.

As a result, more and more people are moving out of big cities and into the countryside, seeking more readily available green space, tranquil landscapes, and spectacular views. This is certainly something we have seen with our Lake District development Roman Heights, which has been incredibly popular with buyers from all over the UK looking for rural bliss.

The development lies on the outskirts of Cockermouth in Cumbria, with the market town providing a gateway to England’s largest National Park. This stunning backdrop is home to Scafell Pike and Lake Windermere - the highest peak and largest natural lake in the country, respectively.

It’s the ideal setting for families to explore on water or dry land, with many events and adventures awaiting, set against a peaceful, mountainous backdrop. The area is incredibly popular with cyclists and ramblers, with five famous journeys across the Lake District featuring in the nation’s top ten favourite walks (National Trust).

Anne-Marie O’Doherty, regional sales director at Lovell Homes, said: “Roman Heights is the ideal destination to escape from city life. People are eager, now more than ever, to explore the landscape around them and this development holds exciting possibilities for families making the move.

“It’s therefore no surprise that many of our buyers have been moving from nearby big towns such as Carlisle and Penrith but we’ve even had people relocating from London, highlighting the pull of the Lake District and how far homebuyers are willing to move for a slice of rural tranquillity.”


The Roman Heights development includes four bedroom-plus properties and is the ideal spot for families wanting to settle down. The site has close connections to the A66, a key artery of the North West road network, that makes amenities such as schools and supermarkets easily accessible, while retaining peaceful surroundings.

Roman Heights is located off Low Road on the way into Cockermouth, a “gem town” with a sense of preserved history from generations past. Alongside high street names, supermarkets, and convenience stores, you can enjoy a wealth of quirky, independent shops and businesses, including antique markets, a wine merchant, book sellers, art galleries and a brewery.

House buyers at Roman Heights can take full advantage of the Lovell Inspirations range, promising style, quality, and value across the furnishings we offer. This ensures that your home is ready to move into so you can enjoy the outdoors right away.

Anne-Marie added: “We’d love for you to visit Roman Heights and see for yourself how special this place is, both on this wonderful development and exploring the idyllic scenery it is nestled in.

“The homes are incredibly popular, so we’d recommend booking in a tour sooner rather than later to avoid disappointment. Our sales office is open from Thursday to Monday between 10am and 5pm and Denise, our sales executive on site, will be more than happy to help you find out more.”


To find out more about our Roman Heights development please visit our website or to book an appointment please click here.

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