Cumbria is a county on the north-western coast of England, the third-largest county in the country. Much of Cumbria is rural, including the picturesque Lake District and the expansive Yorkshire Dales National Park. Not all of Cumbria is rural, however: the county contains several large towns such as Barrow-in-Furness, Carlisle and Kendal. Cumbria has a rich history, being the centre of several battles during the Middle Ages. Cumbria was also the birthplace of several notable historic figures, such as Beatrix Potter, Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth, who wrote on the beauty of the county. Providing a range of both coastal, rural and urban locations, Cumbria is a beautiful part of the country suitable for almost any kind of living. Properties for sale in the Cumbria range from expansive farmhouse renovations and beautiful Victorian country homes set in acres of rolling green fields to cosy cottages, modern flats and perfect family homes.