An interesting piece of research has named three Copeland villages as among the most desirable in the UK.
St Bees has attained the number three ranking within the top ten most popular places to live in England, whilst Gosforth/Seascale and Moor Row are at eight and ten respectively.
The Royal Mail commissioned study was carried out in conjunction with the Centre for Economic and Business Research and takes into account quality of education and healthcare, safety, environment, job availability and housing affordability.
Elaine Woodburn, Leader of Copeland Borough Council said: "This is an uplifting piece of research which underlines the rural beauty of our borough and we're very proud to see that three of our villages feature in the top 10. We have the stunning coast and the Lake District National Park as a wonderful backdrop - those of us who live here are not surprised that our communities feature so prominently in the study.”
The study was commissioned to reveal the most desirable postcode sectors to live to mark the 40th anniversary of the allocation of postcodes to every address in Britain.