There’s an immensely popular school of thought that you can be anywhere on earth, as long as you have the internet, to run a business and survive, or even thrive. And many, many people are doing it. Self Storage Penrith

The recent exodus from the cities to more remote, peaceful (and cheaper) locations is proof of this entirely. People have reasoned that if they must work from home, why not make it as enjoyable as possible. And the trend of working from home is sure to become a permanent feature in the lives of many.

Homeowners have been selling up and finding spots in country locations that offer a less stressful existence and are able to link better with nature in the process.

The Lake District in Cumbria is a place that has fascinated lovers of natural beauty for over centuries. Here, life is simpler, overheads lower and people are straightforward and genuine.

Stop & Store’s new self-storage facility near Penrith is there to serve customers needing storage in the Lake District, and particularly for self-storage Penrith. Our new facility is situated just off the M66, just 5 miles out of Penrith, with easy access from the motorway.

Stop & Store Penrith is here to provide self-storage to homeowners and businesses who require self-storage in the North Lake District especially within easy reach of Penrith.  This cheap self-storage comes as a convenience to communities in the area, and we are proud to be here.

There’s Plenty to Discover in the North Lakes

The pristinely beautiful Lake District is on most people’s bucket list. This National Park in Cumbria is known to every nature lover in the UK and beyond. In order to try and retain its beauty park officials try to minimize the human footprint on the landscape and keep it as small as possible.

Of course, if you are looking to relocate to the area, there are many quaint places to visit. However, before you do so, its always advisable to spend some time touring the area, to get a good feel of it and appreciate what the Lake District has to offer.

There are many ways to explore and most of them are designed to keep visitor motor vehicles out of the area. This means that to make it easy to visit the Lakes District there are many options that have been provided to access and see the area. These include the use of cycling, doing great walking trails, boat trips, and especially getting there by bus or train.


Leaving from London or Glasgow, the West Coast mainline railway network is an amazingly easy way to get to the area. You can get off at Oxenholme, or Penrith, each within easy reach of the Lake District. Further up the line, the train also stops at Carlisle.

When you are there smaller rail networks can take you to Kendal, Windermere, and Staveley, or along the scenic coastline. Rail gives you a great way to see the beauty the area offers.

If you are travelling from Manchester, you can go directly to Windermere.


Penrith is centrally situated and is the most convenient option to explore the area from. You can get there by National Express from most cities across the UK. Once you are there you can easily use Penrith as your starting base, continuing to use the bus to get around. Stagecoach buses can take you on short trips to a whole host of attractions in the area, such as:

  • Aira Force- if you love hiking, see the area’s most renown waterfall, and enjoy great scenic walking routes.
  • Keswick- busses run every hour. A quaint place from where you can see spectacular views of the district while walking down Friar’s Crag. Look at getting a bus & boat ticket so that you can include a trip on the water on the Launch on Derwent Water.
  • Carlisle is worth a visit and buses leave at half-hour intervals.
  • Derwent-busses run every hour – where you can learn about the origin of pencils and follow the discovery and progression of pencils at the Pencil Museum.
  • Ullswater steamers where a trip on the water on a heritage vessel is a most memorable experience.
  • Rheged, just 12 minutes by bus from Penrith offers and indoor play section and cinema for the family in a disused quarry.
  • Centre Parcs has a spa and other facilities to help unwind and relax.

On the water

Being on the water is one of the most popular ways to enjoy and explore the area. Some of the nicest cruises take you from Windermere with stops in a lot of places so that you can get an idea of the feel of these super spots in the area, like Ambleside, Brokehole on Windermere, Lakeside, Bark barn pier, Wray Castle, Ferry House, and others.

Combination packages offer excellent value, combining a coach ride with a boat trip is a great way to explore. One of these leaves Bowness-on-Windermere across the lake to Hawkshead and Hill Top.

On foot, or cycle

The area and way of getting around is very hiking/walking friendly and cycling is extremely popular and give visitors the chance of combining a whole lot of ways to get around with on and off stops in places.

You may decide it’s time for a change, and for many who have only been under pressure, maybe it’s time to smell the roses. The North Lakes of Cumbria could be the answer. You may want to do the things you have always wanted to, and now that lifestyles have changed, working from home is commonplace, and family health is of major importance to you, a change could be as good as a holiday.

Why Penrith for Self-Storage? Self Storage Penrith

Stop and Store Penrith is now offering self-storage in the Penrith area. Our facility is less than ¼ mile off the A66 outside of Penrith.

Renting a unit is easy. Send us your information and we send you a contract that can be signed online, without having to print or scan it.  When signed, it automatically comes back to us.  After you make your payment, we provide you with instructions for you to access your unit. It’s a quick process to get you up and running.

When you need short or long-term storage in and around the Penrith area, call us for a no-obligation quotation on this number: 01768 800291.