The Ridings by Story Homes Cumbria and Scotland

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Story Homes is bringing a beautiful development of 318 new homes to Blackwell in Carlisle. The Ridings is a high quality development of 2, 3 and 4 bedroom properties, beautifully finished to a high specification. Work will begin on site soon and the houses will be released for sale in June 2014. At present, we have not released availability, prices or timescales. If you add your details to our database, we will be in touch with you as soon as we are able to provide more information about The Ridings.

Key Features
  • Great transport links
  • Stunning design features
  • Fantastic local amenities
    1. Semi-rural location, yet close enough to city centre and its amenities
    2. High specification homes with many extras included as standard
    3. Wide range of property types
    4. Stunning design features throughout

    Site Plan




    Durdar Road, Blackwell, Carlisle, CA2

    Opening hours

    Thursday - Monday: 10.30am - 4.30pm

    Local Information

    Leisure Facilities

    The Ridings sits on the south eastern fringe of Carlisle, close enough to the city centre for all your needs, yet far enough away to offer the quieter lifestyle of a small town.

    If you’re looking for some relaxing leisure time, Hammond’s Pond is close to The Ridings development and is a great place to visit. Families, dog walkers and lovers of the outdoors can spend many an hour at Hammond’s Pond enjoying the peace and quiet or entertaining themselves on the boating lake, play park, football pitches, all weather ball court or the miniature railway. With free parking and a café too, whole days can be spent relaxing here alone or with friends and family.

    The area also has two gymnasiums, one of which has a swimming pool and sauna.

    Local Shopping

    There’s a good mix of local shops close to the development including butchers, bakers, convenience stores, a post office and a few independent traders too


    The area offers a wide range of nursery’s, primary and secondary schools. These range from urban schools to smaller out of town schools in quiet and rural locations not far from the city itself. You will also find Carlisle College and the University of Cumbria within Carlisle, offering further and higher education opportunities for older children.

    Transport Links

    The Ridings is just a few miles from the M6 motorway north and south, also providing quick access to the A69, A6 and the A595. The area is also well serviced by buses to both the city centre and beyond Carlisle to some of the smaller local villages. The city centre itself is about two miles away, as are many of the area’s best attractions and days out.

    Nearest stations:

    National Train Station logo Carlisle (1.6 miles)
    National Train Station logo Dalston (2.7 miles)
    National Train Station logo Wetheral (4.2 miles)

    Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode



    Renowned for quality and high specification, we employ traditional build techniques but we equip your home for 21st century modern living. Not only is your property designed and built to exacting standards but the level of care and finish is very much evident with a Story Home. We fit AEG/Electrolux ‘A’ rated kitchen appliances and the majority of our kitchens have space for dining, allowing you to easily entertain friends and family. It goes without saying that we use quality materials throughout. And we don’t just focus on the aesthetics, we use high security doors with multi-point locking and all properties are built with energy efficiency in mind which gives lower running costs.

    New homes built to current regulations could halve your fuel bills e.g. a 4 bedroom detached new home could be 55% cheaper to run, saving up to £1,312 p.a. (SOURCE: NHBC Foundation and Zero Carbon Hub.) As well as being sustainable our homes will save you money too. Each home has a smart meter, allowing owners to analyse their energy consumption. Together with efficient water use appliances, thermally efficient building materials and an air tight design, the overall energy demands of the house are reduced.

    About Developer

    Story Homes is an independent locally based house builder with over 25 years experience of house building in the area. We have always sought to offer excellent quality, value for money apartments, houses and bungalows, in terms of specification and the floor area provided. Our technical, production, sales and administration teams pride themselves on being friendly, flexible and efficient, and thereby providing you, our customer, with a high level of personal service and attention to detail, with the minimum of fuss. We have a large and varied portfolio of properties and home designs to suit all needs, ranging from one bedroom stylish apartments, to 6 bedroom luxury, detached properties.

    Story Homes recognises the needs and the aspirations of the customer as well as being sympathetic to the social environment, architecture and planning trends. We adapt to change quickly and aim to continuously improve our already detailed properties.

    Story Homes realise that selecting a home is one of the single most important decisions to make, and we endeavour to provide a high level of personal service to make this experience a happy, and less stressful one.

    Industry Affiliations

    One of the UK's leading providers of new homes warranties

    Home Builders Federation representing the industry in England and Wales

    Contact Us

    Contact us about The Ridings

    Call us on 07968 343327 or fill in the contact form below.

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    *Guide Price: An indication of a seller's minimum expectation at auction and given as a “Guide Price” or a range of “Guide Prices”. This is not necessarily the figure a property will sell for and is subject to change prior to the auction.

    Reserve Price: Each auction property will be subject to a “Reserve Price” below which the property cannot be sold at auction. Normally the “Reserve Price” will be set within the range of “Guide Prices” or no more than 10% above a single “Guide Price.”

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