A popular village in Cumbria has been named as one of the poshest places in the UK, according to The Telegraph.

An article, published on Saturday March 30, placed Staveley-in-Cartmel on the Telegraph’s list of 48 posh villages in the UK.

Staveley-in-Cartmel was the only village in Cumbria to make the list.

The article reported that the average house price in this part of the Lake District is £731, 561, a whopping figure, more than double the average UK house price.

Properties in the village are generally sold for £449,561 more than the UK average, which was recorded as £282,000 in January 2024.

As well as its location near the south end of Windermere, the ‘posh appeal’ was attributed to the nearby facilities for water sports and horse racing.

The Telegraph also mentioned the abundance of nearby traditional inns and restaurants, including L'Enclume, which boasts three Michelin stars.

The article said: "The most expensive village in the county, it's easy to say why…walking distance from the shores ofWindermere.

“There are lots of nearby activities for family days out. Nearby Fell Foot, owned by the National Trust, boasts a popular cafe, water sports activities such as kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding as well as the opportunity to fish in the summer months."