Reiver Homes has launched an exciting self-build development in West Cumbria which offers spectacular views of the Lakeland fells.

Derwent Forest provides a unique opportunity for customers to build their own home in a beautiful area with breathtaking views across the Lake District.

The development is nestled in the green hills of Broughton Moor, near the ancient market town of Cockermouth, packed full of shops and amenities.

This phase has planning permission for 24 self-build plots ranging in sizes up to approximately 1,100m2.

Each self-build plot will be delivered fully serviced including drainage and connections for gas, water and electric. Planning consent has been granted for five house types, so building couldn’t be simpler.

To ensure an exceptional looking community, a design code provides details on the style and other parameters that the building work must adhere to.

Proposals for these four-bedroom detached houses show a range of stunning features including impressive gallery staircases, glass balconies, open-plan living spaces and large sliding and bi-folding doors.

Plots start at £90,000 for a 665m² plot with planning permission for the 1,805sq ft Swinside house type and Reiver Homes is working with Handelsbanken to assist with and offer information on self-build mortgages to make your dream home even more achievable.

Cockermouth is one of only 51 towns in Britain designated as a ‘Gem’ town and boasts period architecture, a popular festival and a good range of independent shops and schools.

To find out more about the opportunity to create your own beautiful home in Broughton Moor near Cockermouth, register your interest at or call Ashley Conlan on 07967 816242.