DEVELOPERS of a housing scheme in South Lakeland say its success shows it is possible to overcome the doldrums in the property market, and provide affordable homes for local people.
Less than three months after the 12 homes at Rowan Gardens, Natland, were finished, just two remain unsold.
The development comprised four affordable homes, six detached four bedroom homes and two semis.

First to go were the affordable homes, three with two bedrooms and one with three bedrooms, each being taken by people from Natland and Kendal.
The two semis and three of the detached homes have now been sold, and another detached reserved, leaving just two detached homes.
Applethwaite sales manager James Whewell said: “Rowan Gardens has been a fantastic success from every point view. It shows that the housing market in South Lakeland is vibrant and if the right mix of properties is provided there is a healthy demand.”

Each property includes good-sized gardens and garages, high quality kitchens, fully tiled bathrooms, energy efficient gas fired central heating and double glazing throughout.
The Westmorland Gazette, Thursday, June 14th, 2012