Just south of Kendal, the pretty South Lakeland village of Natland is a very popular location and properties are highly sought after.
The picturesque village green with its Coronation oak tree (planted in 1952) is very much at the heart of Natland and overlooked by St Mark’s Parish Church.
The village sits with the lower flanks of The Helm to the east and rolling open countryside with views towards Scout Scar, Kendal and the southern Lakeland fells to the west and north.
At the edge of the village green is St Mark’s Church of England Primary School, with the Village Hall and Village Store and Post Office also nearby.
Journey a short distance and cross the main A65 road from Natland and you’ll find the village of Oxenholme.
Technically a hamlet as there is no church in the village, Oxenholme is practically joined to Kendal with the popular Kendal Parks housing development reaching within just a couple of fields.
Oxenholme sits on the shoulder of The Helm, which rewards anyone making the short, steep hike up to the top with expansive 360° views stretching from the central Lake District to Morecambe Bay, the Yorkshire Dales and Howgills.
Perhaps best known for the Oxenholme Lake District railway station from where direct trains on the West Coast Main Line can transport you to London in less than 4 hours and to Edinburgh in around 2 hours.
The railway station also has a direct line to Windermere, a service which also calls at Kendal, Burneside and Staveley.
Both Oxenholme and Natland benefit from their lovely rural location, excellent transport links and being within easy reach of Kendal and the Lake District. Kendal itself is well-served by retail parks and an excellent town centre with plenty of leading high street shops, independent bars and restaurants, arts centre and museums.
If you are considering moving to Natland or Oxenholme, or the surrounding area, contact our Kendal office and we’d be delighted to help finding your new home in this charming location.