St Bees is situated on the coast of Cumbria, some 40 miles from the English Scottish border. It is a small, very friendly community with a population of about 1,800. It is best known for St Bees School , a 400 year old co-educational public school, the Priory of St Mary and St Bega which dates back to 1120, and to countless numbers of walkers, as the start (or end) of the Wainwright Cross-England Coast to Coast Walk .
Of course, there is much more than this to the village and the surrounding area. Although somewhat off the beaten track, this has meant that we enjoy the benefits of the Lake District without the crowds associated with some of the more popular areas. It is therefore an ideal base from which to tour the western Lakes, as well as the many attractions along the west coast.
And if you are considering a move to the area, you couldn't pick a nicer and friendlier community! Some of the newcomers to the village have told me that this web site influenced their decision to settle here!