Homes Near Top Schools

It’s a New Year and time for a new start.

January is a fantastic time of year to put your property on the market as many people set their minds on planning for the year ahead. Heavily undervalued, launching your property in January also means you miss out on the ‘Spring Rush’ where the market can become heavily over saturated. It is also at the forefront for families who need to be organised and settled in their new homes in time for the new school year applications. Research shows that properties located near well regarded schools achieve higher prices and quicker sale times than those not. So, to help the families out there, we have put together a list of the top schools across The Lake District & North Lancashire and properties for sale close by.

Phillips House, Cowan Bridge, Nr Kirkby Lonsdale 
Nr Sedbergh School (12 miles) & Casterton Sedbergh Prep School (3 miles)

This stunning family home is located in the peaceful countryside village of Cowan Bridge, just to the east of the popular market town of Kirkby Lonsdale.

Named in the top 10% of schools in the country, Sedbergh is a well-regarded co-ed boarding school and was awarded the School of The Year for Sporting Achievements by The Independent in 2018.

‘It is hard to imagine a more beautiful place in which to live, work and learn. The magnificent location of Sedbergh means pupils can enjoy school life in a safe, healthy and dynamic environment. Academic study is central for every pupil and will always take priority but the experiences of a Sedberghian are never confined only to the classroom.

Lane House, Lupton, Nr Kirkby Lonsdale
Nr Queen Elizabeth School, Kirkby Lonsdale (5 miles)

Commonly referred to as the ‘Chocolate Box House’, Lane House is believed to date back to the 1640’s. In present day, it is abundant with original period features that have been sympathetically restored during an extensive renovation, merging seamlessly with modern connotations to provide a stunning and elegant family home.

Boasting an Outstanding Ofsted Report, ‘QES’ is a top choice for state schools in the local area and has been established since 1591.

‘Queen Elizabeth School has a fine tradition of ‘scholarship and care’ dating back over 400 years, with its present popularity founded upon a broad and imaginative curriculum geared to individuals, excellent results, impressive standards of care and a reputation for a friendly, relaxed yet purposeful atmosphere.’

2 Park Meadow, Aldcliffe, Lancaster
Nr Lancaster Boys Grammar School (1.5 miles) & Lancaster Girls Grammar School (1mile)

Set within the new and exclusive Park Meadow Development on the outskirts of Lancaster City, this simply stunning detached property was completed in 2017 and offering an exquisite seal of quality, is sure to be the envy of any homeowner.

Lancaster Boys Grammar School is one of the UKs top Grammar Schools with pupils achieving outstanding exam results (51% A*/A grades at A-level, and 36% 8/9 grades at GCSE in 2018), and have a national reputation for sporting excellence.

The Lancaster Girls Grammar School is also highly regarded and rated outstanding by Ofsted in the last four inspections.

22 Gillingate, Kendal 
Nr Kirkbie Kendal School, Kendal (½ mile)

A prime example of a traditional Victorian stone built semi-detached property providing spacious and versatile 3-4 bedroom accommodation over four floors, situated in a highly convenient and elevated location close to the edge of the town centre with a private walled courtyard garden and on street permit parking for two.

“Kirkbie Kendal is a lovely school and a fantastic place where you will enjoy and achieve great things. It is a school where students and staff are happy, where excellent examination results are achieved and where care, courtesy, consideration and hard work are valued.”

11 Keldwyth Park, Troutbeck Bridge
Nr Windermere School (0.8 miles)

A beautifully presented two bedroom detached bungalow with a large attic space offering the opportunity for a third bedroom,  located in the well regarded area of Keldwyth Park and occupying a generous garden plot with plenty of parking and a double garage.

Windermere co-ed boarding and day School is the top in The Lake District with 2018 exam results for GCSE & IGCSE showing 58.5% of students achieving A*/A grades.