A LOT of noise is made about the price of properties in and around the Lake District.

From second-home owners, to a lack of affordable housing to get people their first property in the area.

It can be very difficult to get on the property ladder anywhere, and with prices higher than average, especially hard in Cumbria.

The average price of a property in the UK is £256,000, according to the Office for National Statistics.

This is from the latest data available, in July 2021.

Looking at property website Zoopla, the rates are a bit higher in Kendal, with the average property value sitting at around £290,000 as of November 2021.

That being said, this is what you could get if you wanted to buy a property around the town with very slightly below an average UK budget - £250,000.

In the town centre, it would bag you a two-bedroom flat above a shop.

Located on Kirkland, 1a Yard 28, this property is a second floor Maisonette apartment forming part of Pembroke House, a 17th century Grade II listed building which was converted and restored in 1987 by the Kendal Civic Society.

The apartment is centrally located within the market town of Kendal and offers easy access to the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks, the mainline railway station at Oxenholme and Junction 36 of the M6.

South Lakeland District Council operate a residents parking scheme which includes to two free permits for parking in the local vicinity.

Parking permits can be also be purchased which allow parking in the Parish Church and Peppercorn car parks located just across the road from the apartment.

Outside the town centre, you can splash out on a three-bedroom property.

This accommodation offers a good size lounge, dining room, extended kitchen with access to an attached garage. It has a ground floor toilet.

To the first floor are three bedrooms and a shower room. Externally there are gardens to the front and rear and a driveway.

Scafell Drive is close to Asda and B&Q - a short walk away from Lound Road to access the town centre.