Are you conducting a Rutland Home Search? Our local Rutland property finder shares some useful insight into the area to help those looking for a home.
Nestled in the centre of the country, Rutland is the smallest and arguably one of the loveliest counties in England. At its heart, Rutland Water is the largest inland expanse of water in the UK and offers extensive recreation opportunities including angling and sailing, as well as some fabulous homes overlooking the water.
The largest towns Oakham and Uppingham offer weekly farmers markets, a good selection of independent shops, restaurants and cafes as well as housing two of the top private schools in the UK.
Nearby and dotted amongst the rolling countryside are attractive villages, many with houses built of the local limestone and topped with a traditional Collyweston roof. Some of the luckiest buyers secure a property overlooking Rutland Water in villages such as Manton, Edith Weston and Hambleton but buying in this frontal position attracts a significant price premium so many buyers look a little further afield.
Popular choices set back from the shores include Easton on-the-Hill, Barrowden, Lyddington and the Luffenhams with the renowned North Luffenheath Golf Course nearby.