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Archive for April, 2016

Carleton Manor Park – Officially Open

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

Cumbrian Homes are pleased to announce the opening of their show home at Penrith’s prestigious new housing development Carleton Manor Park, on Friday 22nd April 2016 – with many properties already snapped up before the doors open.

Carlton Manor Park The development consists of 44 luxury homes in a range of six different styles. This will include three and four bedroom houses and bungalows as well as one, two and three bedroom apartments within the ‘Manor’ and its flanking buildings that prominently overlook the site.

The houses are built using high quality materials; modern in design yet with a traditional feel offering exclusive living in this sought-after location. Many of the properties have already been reserved and for those who have already done so, they have been given the opportunity to add their own bespoke design to the home; something that not many developers offer.

One buyer who is due to get their keys very soon says:

“As soon as we heard about this development and the high quality bespoke style houses we knew it was for us.  We’ve always dreamt of building our own home, but not had the opportunity to do so.  Through buying a house at Carleton Manor Park, we have been able to work with Cumbrian Homes to alter our kitchen, add in new design features, change things around and ensure it is the perfect home for us. We can’t wait to move in.”

The houses will be the most energy efficient houses Cumbrian Homes have built to date, with many features such as smarter heating controls, wood burning/ multi-fuel stove, a high level of thermal insulation, high efficiency argon-filled double glazing units with acoustic glass and, in some cases, premium enhancements from British Gypsum’s “Rooms Made For You” range.

Cumbrian Homes has partnered with British Gypsum towards a common goal of building homes for the future by using higher quality building materials that have a true benefit to homeowners. Three plots at Carleton Manor Park feature British Gypsum magnetic walls, super-strength plasterboard and soundproofing products, allowing the families who move into these houses to get more from their rooms and really enjoy living in a creative space. Magnetic plaster brings rooms to life by making it simple to transform the look without damaging any walls. Super-strength plasterboard makes it possible to hang 15kg from one wood screw, offering homeowners the flexibility to place on the walls what they want, where they want with ease. And soundproofing gives people the freedom to make as much noise in their new home as they want to.

Construction work on Carleton Manor Park began back in September 2015, after final planning conditions were signed off by Eden District Council in August.  The development is situated to the east of Penrith, located adjacent to the Veterinary centre off Carleton Hill Road, opposite the existing “Carleton Heights” housing estate.

Nigel Pallister, Managing Director of Cumbrian Homes comments:

“Carleton Manor Park is undoubtedly the most prestigious development we have built and it is fantastic to see it all coming together. We have had many homes reserved – even before we’ve opened the doors, so we’re sure that opening weekend is going to be busy with the launch of our highly anticipated show home.”

Apartments guide price from £200,000 and 3&4 bedroom houses from £364,000.

To find out more visit the show home from Friday 22nd April or visit to download the development brochure.

Family Mountain climb for pupils, staff and parents

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

On Sunday 17th April, over 50 parents, teachers and pupils from Hunter Hall School in Penrith ventured into the great outdoors to appreciate the beautiful environment in which we live. Capturing some of the impact from the recent flood damage and understanding more about what really makes the Lake District so special.

The youngest was just six months old and the eldest in their seventies – the ‘Family Mountain Day’ set off from Patterdale Hall and ventured through the Grizedale Valley up to Ruthwaite Lodge, the mountain hut owned by The Outward Bound Trust. Upon arrival at the hut the much promised afternoon tea party began.

From the hut some of the party continued along the route up to Grizedale Tarn, taking in the spectacular views along the way; also learning about the history of the surrounding area too.

Within the group Darcy aged 3 and Harrison aged 4 were so determined to make it to the hut on their very first mountain adventure.  They overcame tiredness and fear along the way and Harrison said when asked if he wished to turn back; “I’m not going down; I’m getting to the top

Hunter Hall have a very active outdoor education aspect within their curriculum focus and fell walking and climbing form a major part of the activities undertaken, this was a chance to share this with friends and family as well.

To find out more about Hunter Hall’s outdoor education programme visit or call 01768 891291

A celebration of Cumbria awaits Penrith Building Society members

Monday, April 18th, 2016

Members, who attend Penrith Building Society’s Annual General Meeting, will once again be greeted with an array of talent, as well as the usual business items on the agenda.  The AGM will take place on Wednesday 20th April at 5.30pm at Rheged and the team at Penrith Building Society welcomes all members and friends to attend and find out more about Penrith’s award winning society.

PBSIn 2015 guests were treated to fabulous contemporary dance performances by students from Ullswater Community College.  Once again the Society is delighted to be welcoming students from the school to perform songs from ‘Joseph and his Technicolor Dreamcoat’.

The AGM will also be an opportunity for members to gain free VIP access to an exhibition by local photographer Ian Lawson, ‘Harris Tweed: From the Land’, exploring the Outer Hebrides and the production of Harris Tweed cloth.

Amyn Fazal, CEO of Penrith Building Society comments,

“The ethos of Penrith Building Society is really about being part of the community, so we feel that our AGM should reflect this.  Of course we will be discussing and presenting our annual financial statements and business achievements from the past year, but it is also an opportunity for us to meet members, form new relationships and showcase some of the fine talent we have in the local area. We welcome members and guests alike to find out more about what we do and who we are.”  

The AGM coincides with the news that the Building Society has been shortlisted in the 2016 What Mortgage Awards as the Best Local Building Society and encourages members of the public to vote for them online before the closing date of 19th June.

Penrith Building Society Annual General Meeting takes place at 5.30pm on the 20th April at Rheged.