Lady Anne Legacy still going strong after 420 years

Posted on January 25, 2010 | News

They may be a far cry from the castles and churches she restored to their former glory across Eden. But these new Penrith apartments named after Lady Anne Clifford are enjoying their own success story exactly 420 years after their namesake was born.

The first phase at Lady Anne Court, the latest development of 31 apartments from Russell Armer Homes, is attracting a very high level of interest from buyers. Contrary to the traditional seasonal slowdown in the housing market, 62% of the first phase has already been reserved or sold – that’s 5 apartments out of 8 released so far.

In fact, all the signs suggest that these contemporary, courtyard apartments could be just what the Penrith property market has been waiting for.

Alison Wall, sales manager for Russell Armer Homes, says: “Buyers are choosing Lady Anne Court because of its great location, room sizes and amazing value for money, from a name already trusted in Penrith.” Prices start from £133,950 or just £92,050 with help from HomeBuy Direct (this scheme has very limited availability).

Lady Anne Court is of course named after the great landowner Lady Anne Clifford. This coming Saturday – 30 January – will be the 420th anniversary of her birth at Skipton Castle, in the year 1590.

The first apartments at Bridge Lane, on the southern edge of Penrith, are due for completion in early spring, when the show home will also open its doors. In the meantime, a steady stream of potential buyers have been making their way to agents Penrith Farmers’ & Kidd’s to find out more and to reserve an apartment off-plan. Each two-bedroom property has allocated parking and the focal point will be a landscaped courtyard.

To request a brochure or find out more, visit or call our agents PFK on 01768 862135