Sense of Community

30 Sep 2019

Sense of community

Our stunning Otter’s Holt development is situated in Culgaith, a lovely village adjacent to the River Eden. Both individuals and families purchasing our new build homes in Culgaith invest also in the wonderful sense of community that this area shares. 


The Culgaith Church of England Primary School is a great establishment with good Ofsted reports and a fantastic team of teaching staff 

There is a recreation ground in the village with children’s play facilities and two village greens; the Tarn is 4 acres in size and the Flodder is smaller at ¼ acre. Great places to play, picnic, exercise or to just enjoy the surroundings.  


Culgaith is home to a number of farms, various home-based businesses and also the local pub, The Black Swan. Residents of Culgaith are extremely lucky to have the gem that is Hazel Dean Garden Centre on their doorstep. An ideal place to pop in for a newspaper, gift ideas, plants and gardening supplies or to enjoy time in their highly regarded restaurant – Mrs Millers. People travel miles to eat here and it’s within walking distance for Culgaith residents. 


The village benefits from a volunteer driven bus service – the Fellrunner - taking passengers to Penrith on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays and to Carlisle on Wednesdays. 

The Settle to Carlisle railway runs through Culgaith and is an extremely scenic line. If this would be your daily commute to work, you’d enjoy every minute. Culgaith has a signal box and level crossing but these are the only remaining signs of the Culgaith station which closed in 1970. Langwathby, less than 4 miles/6 minutes away, is now the nearest station to transport you to Carlisle or Leeds and between. 

The West Coast Mainline, taking passengers to Glasgow and London, is 8 miles/14minutes away from Culgaith. 


For a small village, Culgaith is well serviced with a village hall – the Culgaith Victoria Institute – which is used by various groups and available to hire for events. It hosts a weekly community café which is great way to meet fellow villagers and Thursdays are when the Culgaith Rainbows and Guides have their weekly meetings.  

The mobile post office visits the village, by the telephone exchange, every Tuesday morning from 10.55am to 11.25am. 

Eden District Council provides a kerbside recycling scheme to recycle cans, foil, glass jars and bottles, paper and card and plastics. Garden waste is collected from homes every fortnight (every month in winter). 

For those wishing to recycle textiles, this can be done at the recycling area opposite the recreation field.  


Memo, the mid Eden magazine is a free monthly publication with news from surrounding Eden villages. It features news, events, local services, businesses and classes so is great resource for every household in Culgaith who receives a copy through their door.  

It is clear that Culgaith is a wonderful village in the Eden Valley with a great community feel and would be a wonderful place to call home. Please visit here to view the current Cumbrian Homes available in Culgaith.