Carlisle's most sought after postcodes for homeowners have been revealed in a new survey. 

Data has revealed that house sale transactions are taking an average of 120.84 days to complete across Carlisle.

Estate agents based in Carlisle have weighed in to share the most coveted corners of the Great Border City, with one area in particular attracting quite the attention of buyers - north of the River Eden. 

Will Tod, a valuer at Hayward Tod, highlighted the allure of Longlands Road - particularly on one side of the road. 

"We tend to find if you're looking in Carlisle, lots of nice quiet streets north of the river do well.

"Longlands Road is one in particular that people aspire to be on, especially on the park side of that - you get the lovely open views, it's very popular," he said. 

Properties in this area, along with neighbouring streets like Beech Grove Lansdowne Crescent, are also popular due to their proximity to essential facilities like shops, schools, and parks.

"These properties tend to go very quickly.

"They don't come up all too often but when they do, they go quick," he said.

Tessa Milner, branch manager and valuer at PFK, echoed a similar sentiment, emphasising the appeal of Carlisle's historic townhouses and 'leafy streets' north of the river.

"For local house hunters and those looking to relocate to the Cumbria county capital, our great Border City has some highly sought-after and desirable postcodes.

"Our history-rich city has some stunning townhouses and the leafy streets north of the river around Stanwix offer beautiful period properties – particularly in and around Cavendish Terrace, Marlborough Gardens and St Georges Crescent.

"School catchments always play a big part in the decision making when a family is purchasing so, for example, roads around Belle Vue, Sandsfied Park, Scotby and Dalston all giving easy school access to a plethora of popular local schools prove to remain firm favourites," she said. 

There has also been a resurgence of interest in city centre properties in recent years such as the Portland Square area, offering "proportions of the older properties with the modern furnishings". 

In terms of rentals, convenience and proximity to employment opportunities are key factors driving demand, according to Mr Tod. 

Areas like Newtown Road, close to major employers such as the hospital, McVities, and Pirelli, are highly sought after by renters seeking convenient access to work.

Some of the quickest areas to sell a property at the  moment remain Maryport, Cockermouth, and Workington in West Cumbria.