Be Part of Willan Living’s Journey

November 2021

Uncover the story of Willan Living and find out the businesses future plans after a transitional year of growth and prosperity.

Since 2010 the Willan family have produced a unique collection of new build homes in and around the Eden Valley. From humble beginnings of one and two plot sites they now find themselves delivering larger developments that offer a true sense of community and family way of life.

Fast forward to today and the business has generated a running total of 183 properties for the area under the brand name, Willan Living. Setting out with the aim of providing quality spacious homes made for modern day living, Willan maintain this aspiration by ensuring a strong focus on design and originality echoes throughout every house they build.

Lead by managing director, Jonathan Willan, and directors John Willan and Stephen Willan, the firm recognises the importance of supplying the local community with homes that are somewhat different to an average new build. It might be the location of their developments, the well-considered layout or use of excellent locally sourced finishes that the company focuses on that all lead to a better experience.

Working alongside skilled tradespeople and other Cumbrian businesses to build solid foundations for future generations to come is one of their primary objectives. Not only this, being based on the edge of the Lake District National Park with a picture-perfect backdrop of the neighbouring vales and hills makes the brand remarkably well-placed to offer homes in sought after locations.

Incorporating advanced digital solutions empowers Willan Living to keep ahead. Lately they’ve onboarded software systems from leading nationwide tech groups and are amongst the first SME property developers in the county to do so. Apart from aligning in houses processes this forward thinking move enables homebuyers to feel a smoother transaction from start to finish.

The teams’ latest accolades include being named on a shortlist of sites in England and Wales to win the Bricks Site Recognition Award for high standards of construction and site management.

Some of their recently built developments consist of twenty-four highly desired properties in Langwathby which sold in record timings. Together with five executive plots at Lazonby and an exclusive grouping of five units located by the doorstep of the Pennine’s on the northern fringe of Melmerby.

Coming soon is a prominent new site encompassing a unique selection of three, four and five bedroom homes all attentively designed with today’s flexible, first class lifestyle in mind.

Aptly named, Otters Holt is nestled on the edge of Culgaith, a short drive east from Penrith, and presents a relaxing hideaway for current everyday life. Whilst being surrounded by some of the Northwest of England’s most beautiful countryside poses the location as an exquisite base for exploring the nearby Lakes, Pennines, and Dales.

Within the next year and a half, a total of twenty-four bespoke houses are going to be constructed across two distinct phases. ‘Woodland Way’ gives potential purchasers the opportunity to acquire a superb family home while ‘The Brook’ establishes a select choice of secluded luxury dwellings.

In the meantime, Willan Living nurture plans for their next site acknowledging the requirement for a sensible quantity of premium new-build housing in Eden while strengthening national efforts to increase house building in the UK.

Jonathan Willan, managing director, comments ‘it truly is an exciting time for my colleagues and I here at Willan Living. We transition through a year of growth which brings a balanced amount of prosperity as well as improvement. At the same time as preserving the signature build style our customers have become familiar with; we prepare to sell our own houses for the very first time. A welcome movement which encourages holistic connections to be made throughout the homebuying journey.’

Otters Holt, Culgaith is now on sale. Anyone interested in viewing or reserving a new Willan home should contact the sales team at:

T: 07949782321 | E:

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