Sedgwick can be found just a few miles south of Kendal and this delightful South Lakeland village is an incredibly popular location.
Although Sedgwick has no village shop or public house, it is a very strong community with the village hall and cricket club both focal points for events and activities. The village is served by nearby St Thomas’ Church, Crosscrake and Crosscrake CE Primary School.
The now drained Lancaster canal passes through the heart of the village and would have once transported goods (namely tobacco and wool) to and from Kendal.
The impressive Sedgwick House was originally built as a country house before becoming a school and then, today, converted into apartments. The house is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II listed building.
Hincaster stretches to the south of Sedgwick, sharing stretches of the now dewatered Lancaster Canal. Hincaster is perhaps best known for the Hincaster Tunnel, an impressive feat of engineering constructed from limestone and stretching 346 metres in length.
Both Sedgwick and Hincaster are very much rural locations yet ones which benefit from excellent transport links (road and rail) and being within easy reach of Kendal and the Lake District.
Housing stock in the villages includes traditional homes and cottages, along with more modern properties which have been integrated into the communities over recent decades.
If you are considering moving to Hincaster or Sedgwick, or the looking at locations in the surrounding area, please contact our Kendal or Milnthorpe offices and we’d be delighted to help finding your new home in this charming location.