Moving to Keswick

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Lotts40 Sat 04-Nov-17 07:07:53

Hello - moving to Keswick in the new year, 3 boys and husband. Super excited and have a good idea of what is on for kids but looking for more local info on sports, clubs, activities, social life (mine not theirs 😉) any tips welcome!

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Helloall1 Sat 04-Nov-17 08:07:08

Wonderful news for you! You must be so excited.

I really wanted to move to Keswick originally as I spent so much time there as a child. Unfortunately my husband's commute wouldn't have worked at the time!

No local tips; but welcome!

Lotts40 Sat 04-Nov-17 08:51:08

Thank you ! Excited / anxious!

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Namethecat Sat 04-Nov-17 12:15:55

Hi we moved to Cumbria in 2009. First to Cockermouth and then to just outside so probably about 15 miles from Keswick. I don't really have any ideas for children activities but do know that the Theatre by the Lake have just started up a children's activity (think along the lines of a story book reading) also the plays they put on for children are very good. I take it that you have been to Keswick before and know that it is a very touristy town. Very,very busy during the summer and half term holidays etc so general parking is a pain. Just two supermarkets, Co-op and Booths which can be pricey. No hospital as such, you will need to go to Carlisle or Whitehaven . We found you have to be prepared to travel a fair distance for things we would have taken granted before - i.e. large d.i.y. shops, ditto department stores. Once you get used to that I'm sure you will love it especially if you like the great outdoors.Welcome to Cumbria.

Debphil4 Mon 15-Apr-19 17:38:39

We want to move to Keswick from Kent but are stumped at the local occupancy clause on most of the houses. We cant get a straight answer from the council or local estate agents about how/if we can get around this clause. Any suggestions?

NKFell Tue 13-Aug-19 15:19:05

@Debphil4 the local occupancy clause is to protect local people. It's so that people like me can afford to live in the town I have lived all my life. There are plenty of houses for sale that don't have this clause so hopefully that's what you've gone for. Please don't try to 'get around' a clause that is there to protect us locals.

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