Regional Information for Corby, Kettering, and Wellingborough

Help and advice on buying property in Corby, Kettering, and Wellingborough and the surrounding villages

The area in and around Corby, Kettering, and Wellingborough is a stunning part of the secret shire of Northamptonshire. Brimming with history and surrounded by spectacular countryside, you can get a lot for your money house-wise, whilst benefitting from a truly wonderful setting. With homes in appealing village locations going for a snip of the price of the home counties but still enjoying a similar commuting time into the capital… what’s not to love?

Well supported by the train network, Kettering, Corby, and Wellingborough all have their own stations, which makes for rich choice of the beautiful surrounding villages if you plan to commute. Put simply, London (St Pancras is just one hour), Leicester, Nottingham, and Sheffield are all within an easy train ride. And if it’s Birmingham New Street you need, a short drive to Northampton will have you there in just an hour too.

However, if it’s the road network you use, anyone needing to hop onto the M1 to head north or south will find the access incredibly quick and simple. The A1 is also nearby, as is the M6 for routes to Coventry and Birmingham. Plus you also have the A14 to head across to the east of the country if that’s where your travels need to take you.

And for those wanting to hop on a plane from time to time, via the motorway network both Luton and East Midlands airports are just under an hour away, and Birmingham not much further.

Corby, Kettering, and Wellingborough have quite an industrial past and individually ooze a sense of history for those seeking to live in established market-style towns. However, if you’re keen to find a more chocolate box village setting, you will have plenty to choose from in the area.

Starting with locations just north of Corby, you’ll be nudging up into the Rutland area and can discover little gems such as Seaton, Lyddington, Kings Cliffe, and Duddington, with glorious Rockingham Forest close by. However, you’ll also discover Medbourne and Slawston if you take a more north westerly approach.

On the eastern side of the trio of towns, you’ll find delightful little villages such as Barnwell, Deene, and Southwick, then Geddington, Rushton and Islip. And we have to mention Barton Seagrove and Caldecotte too. Aldewincle and Brigstock are mentioned in the Domesday Book, as are quite a few of the villages in the area, to be honest. And nestling in a wooded hollow off the busy A6116 between Thrapston and Corby you’ll find Sudborough hidden from the world.

Moving closer to the eastern side of Kettering, you’ll soon come upon Burton Latimer, Thrapston, Keystone, Ringstead, and Woodford, plus Great Addington, Orlingbury, and Pytchley. And slipping further south towards the Wellingborough area, you’ll discover Hargreave, Knotting, Yielden, Castle Ashby, and Cogenhoe. South east of Wellingborough, gorgeous little places such as Farndish, Podington, and Hinwick are worth a good explore. As is Sharnbrook, which is just off the A6.

Moving around the south of Wellingborough, you’ll discover Great Doddington, Easton Maudit, and Wollaston. And if you were to then start to head up the west side of the three towns, you’d soon come across delightful little places such as Brixworth and Sywell. Then Kelmarsh and Naseby. Before hitting Hallaton, Stoke Albany, and Braybrooke.

In truth, the wonderful little hideouts we’ve mentioned above are simply a few of many, and we’d highly recommend you throw yourself into discovering the multitude of secrets the area holds.

State funded schools in and around Corby, Kettering, and Wellingborough consistently offer a very high standard of education, with many rating as outstanding or good by Ofsted. However, there are also some high performing independent schools, including Northampton High School, Bosworth Independent College, Wellingborough, and Quinton House School.

Excellent boarding schools are also within easy reach, including Oakham, Stowe, Rugby, Bloxham, and Spratton Hall. Plus, with Oundle and Uppingham so close by, they can equally make a great day option if that’s preferred.

Corby, Kettering, and Wellingborough themselves are infused with history and have a strong market town feel. Wellingborough is one of the smallest towns in the county, but its past rolls back as far as the Domesday Book, and Corby and Kettering have powerful links to the industrial revolution; in particular the steel and cobbling industries. So if you’re into shoes, this area is where your heart will resonate.

All three towns offer easy access to Rutland, and many of the other glorious green spaces Northamptonshire offers. And with places such as Wicksteed Park not far away, and Rockingham Forest, there’s plenty to keep families entertained. However, of course beautiful gardens, stunning country homes, and interesting woodlands are in abundance too, with places such as Boughton House, Althorp, Castle Ashby, and Rushton Hall within easy driving distance. Plus further historical distraction can be enjoyed in Northampton, with Delapre Abbey, Coton Manor’s lovely gardens, and the remains of Northampton Castle. And the site of the Battle of Naseby is not too far away either; a significant encounter that took place during the English Civil War.

Other nearby delights include Pitsford Water for those who enjoy a sail or a splash, and Salcey Forest, which offers lovely walks over quite an extensive area. Plus the Northamptonshire waterways network are very well maintained; Stoke Bruerne and Weedon being a must for those with an interest in the canals.

For shopaholics, individually the towns can offer you a good selection of day-to-day bits and bobs, plus a shopping break in one of many independent cafes that thrive. Rushden Lakes is a short drive, and offers extensive retail shopping for a day out, with a trip to the cinema in the evening if you so desire. However, you can also fill your time there wandering the lakeside walks, doing a spot of canoeing, or pitching a putt at the mini golf course. However, for a change of scene, you could also venture to the Nene Wetland Visitor Centre and Stanwick Lakes for some picturesque wandering.

For those seeking the luxury of a newly built home, there are significant plans awaiting consideration in various places around Kettering, Corby, and Wellingborough. Of particular note is the proposed development at Overstone, near Wellingborough, for 1,600 new homes., which is part of a plan for 3,500 houses being developed by Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes. It’s also worth bearing in mind that the new formula being used by the government may well require planned development around the three towns to increase significantly. At Stacks, we’re constantly monitoring activities in this area and can guide you on what is being proposed.

As a property finder, we help not only with your house hunt but we also oversee the purchase process all the way to completion. And in taking on this role, we thus remove all the obstacles from your path, organising surveyors, conveyancers, and tradespeople etc. as necessary.

Our clients may be moving some distance, or be local; they may be too busy or not know where to begin; they may be unable to find a suitable house or have too much choice – see our case studies to see how we’ve helped people in your situation.

Call Rachel Johnston to discuss what you are looking for.
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"You were able, by taking on much of the responsibility and the effort, to enable us to relax and enjoy the process"
2018-11-21T13:21:20+00:00
"You were able, by taking on much of the responsibility and the effort, to enable us to relax and enjoy the process"
"Stacks has been an invaluable source of experience and wisdom on the successful landing of just the right house"
2018-11-21T12:53:20+00:00
"Stacks has been an invaluable source of experience and wisdom on the successful landing of just the right house"
"Would not hesitate to use you again."
2018-11-21T13:16:29+00:00
"Would not hesitate to use you again."
“We want to thank you so much for the very professional and sensitive support you have given us in navigating through the various properties we have considered for investment of our small inheritance.”
2018-11-05T22:55:02+00:00
“We want to thank you so much for the very professional and sensitive support you have given us in navigating through the various properties we have considered for investment of our small inheritance.”
"In essence, you are buying your best ally "
2018-11-21T12:47:38+00:00
"In essence, you are buying your best ally "
"Because I had invested in the process of working with a Buying Agent, I had the confidence to go ahead"
2018-11-21T12:21:23+00:00
"Because I had invested in the process of working with a Buying Agent, I had the confidence to go ahead"
"How extraordinary to have found what we were looking for"
2018-11-21T12:42:07+00:00
"How extraordinary to have found what we were looking for"
"Stacks takes great pride in their service, is an expert in their field and above all, demonstrated integrity in all our interaction with them"
2018-11-21T12:54:09+00:00
"Stacks takes great pride in their service, is an expert in their field and above all, demonstrated integrity in all our interaction with them"
"We found the service extremely helpful and professional at all times"
2020-01-13T11:51:31+00:00
"We found the service extremely helpful and professional at all times"
"a fantastic job in impossible circumstances"
2018-11-21T12:17:11+00:00
"a fantastic job in impossible circumstances"
"I have been delighted with the service I have received from Stacks and will not hesitate to recommend Stacks in the future.

It is not often that one is pleased to part with money but I can truthfully say that I am on this occasion. You have earned every penny of this cheque and what is more, you have done it with great courtesy and good humour. It has been very pleasant working with you. You really did take most of the stress out of our house hunting.

Stacks’ performance on this assignment has been absolutely outstanding and more than met my expectations. Her understanding of the brief and the ‘after-find’ service set a standard of professionalism that I have not met before"
2020-01-13T11:51:03+00:00
"I have been delighted with the service I have received from Stacks and will not hesitate to recommend Stacks in the future. It is not often that one is pleased to part with money but I can truthfully say that I am on this occasion. You have earned every penny of this cheque and what is more, you have done it with great courtesy and good humour. It has been very pleasant working with you. You really did take most of the stress out of our house hunting. Stacks’ performance on this assignment has been absolutely outstanding and more than met my expectations. Her understanding of the brief and the ‘after-find’ service set a standard of professionalism that I have not met before"
"Should I move again, I shall definitely use you again"
2018-11-21T12:51:23+00:00
"Should I move again, I shall definitely use you again"
"a calming, guiding presence where nothing was too much trouble"
2018-11-21T12:13:26+00:00
"a calming, guiding presence where nothing was too much trouble"
"...took just days to come up with the property that fitted all our criteria"

Sunday Telegraph

2018-11-06T13:59:47+00:00

Sunday Telegraph

"...took just days to come up with the property that fitted all our criteria"
"I gained a house, setting and location which are right for me"
2018-11-21T12:43:48+00:00
"I gained a house, setting and location which are right for me"
"We are delighted with our choice and so are the children."
2018-11-21T13:08:49+00:00
"We are delighted with our choice and so are the children."
"Relentlessly provided us with the context and facts we needed to make an informed decision "
2018-11-21T12:50:28+00:00
"Relentlessly provided us with the context and facts we needed to make an informed decision "
"You have exceeded our expectations for a buy-side property service and have made the process a smooth one for us."
2018-11-21T13:18:01+00:00
"You have exceeded our expectations for a buy-side property service and have made the process a smooth one for us."
"I’ve seldom had such consistent, wise support in a major life decision, and I can’t emphasize enough how helpful it is."
2018-11-21T12:46:40+00:00
"I’ve seldom had such consistent, wise support in a major life decision, and I can’t emphasize enough how helpful it is."
"You have an empathetic approach which, added to your knowledge and wise guidance, has made the whole thing a lot less stressful"
2018-11-21T13:17:15+00:00
"You have an empathetic approach which, added to your knowledge and wise guidance, has made the whole thing a lot less stressful"
"You gave a much-valued ‘younger’ perspective on our situation, which was a real asset"
2020-01-13T11:52:01+00:00
"You gave a much-valued ‘younger’ perspective on our situation, which was a real asset"
"Being able to 'stand behind' Stacks, whilst they brought their negotiating skills to the fore, took us to another level"
2018-11-21T12:22:38+00:00
"Being able to 'stand behind' Stacks, whilst they brought their negotiating skills to the fore, took us to another level"
"They didn’t try to persuade us to buy anything unsuitable."
2018-11-21T12:57:31+00:00
"They didn’t try to persuade us to buy anything unsuitable."
"always courteous and pleasant, and most importantly, in our opinion, trustworthy."
2018-11-21T12:19:57+00:00
"always courteous and pleasant, and most importantly, in our opinion, trustworthy."
"Stacks had the critical combination of expertise and tenacity to broker a solution for us"
2018-11-21T12:52:31+00:00
"Stacks had the critical combination of expertise and tenacity to broker a solution for us"
"They've been a close and very helpful part of our discussions with everybody. When you’re new to a town and an area, that’s priceless."
2018-11-21T12:58:19+00:00
"They've been a close and very helpful part of our discussions with everybody. When you’re new to a town and an area, that’s priceless."
"Practically, I needed someone to do the legwork and the eye-balling"
2018-11-21T12:49:38+00:00
"Practically, I needed someone to do the legwork and the eye-balling"
"Finding a plot not yet on the market and persuading the developer to enter into an exclusive contract with me to build to my specification."
2020-02-27T09:48:25+00:00
"Finding a plot not yet on the market and persuading the developer to enter into an exclusive contract with me to build to my specification."
"I was impressed by the efficient, kind and courteous service provided by Stacks"
2020-01-13T11:52:49+00:00
"I was impressed by the efficient, kind and courteous service provided by Stacks"
"carried out with discretion"
2018-11-21T12:28:29+00:00
"carried out with discretion"
"We love the house and cannot wait to move in and get settled."
2018-11-21T13:10:27+00:00
"We love the house and cannot wait to move in and get settled."
"I would recommend using Stacks as they are well connected to the property market and provide a realistic assessment of activity and pricing."
2018-11-21T12:45:49+00:00
"I would recommend using Stacks as they are well connected to the property market and provide a realistic assessment of activity and pricing."
"great value to us during a difficult, competitive purchase"
2018-11-21T12:39:48+00:00
"great value to us during a difficult, competitive purchase"
“We really enjoyed working with Sara and Stacks and would highly recommend having them on your side in the home buying process”
2019-06-19T13:54:55+00:00
“We really enjoyed working with Sara and Stacks and would highly recommend having them on your side in the home buying process”
"You we able to give us confidence that we were doing the right thing"
2018-11-21T13:20:39+00:00
"You we able to give us confidence that we were doing the right thing"
"The best decision we could have made!"
2018-11-21T12:55:52+00:00
"The best decision we could have made!"
"It made a potentially very stressful process very straightforward"
2018-11-21T12:48:37+00:00
"It made a potentially very stressful process very straightforward"
"got our offer accepted even when it was not the highest"
2018-11-21T12:38:34+00:00
"got our offer accepted even when it was not the highest"
"I completely underestimated how much of a difference you would make"
2018-11-21T12:43:03+00:00
"I completely underestimated how much of a difference you would make"
"You have found us a superb home which we feel fortunate to call our own."
2018-11-21T13:18:39+00:00
"You have found us a superb home which we feel fortunate to call our own."
"extremely helpful, knowledgeable and tireless in their efforts to assist us"
2018-11-21T12:33:22+00:00
"extremely helpful, knowledgeable and tireless in their efforts to assist us"
"We would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending them to anyone thinking of using such a service"
2018-11-21T13:13:46+00:00
"We would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending them to anyone thinking of using such a service"
"Your advice on how to effectively instruct and motivate our professional team allowed us to complete in one month."
2018-11-21T13:22:31+00:00
"Your advice on how to effectively instruct and motivate our professional team allowed us to complete in one month."
"Thank you very much for the professionalism, patience and understanding"
2018-11-21T12:55:04+00:00
"Thank you very much for the professionalism, patience and understanding"
"utterly tenacious..."
2018-11-21T13:06:52+00:00
"utterly tenacious..."
"We now own a most suitable house in the position of our dreams thanks to Stacks"
2018-11-21T13:11:13+00:00
"We now own a most suitable house in the position of our dreams thanks to Stacks"
"I needed the continuous advice and support on the many issues that can and do arise, and, above all, someone acting in one’s own interest."
2018-11-21T12:44:59+00:00
"I needed the continuous advice and support on the many issues that can and do arise, and, above all, someone acting in one’s own interest."
"found precisely what I was looking for, and even on my request made an offer before I had even seen the property!!"
2018-11-21T12:35:46+00:00
"found precisely what I was looking for, and even on my request made an offer before I had even seen the property!!"
"Despite other interested parties, Stacks were able to help us secure our preferred property."
2018-11-21T12:32:12+00:00
"Despite other interested parties, Stacks were able to help us secure our preferred property."
"helped our parents downsize from the family home, in what was a traumatic move for them"
2018-11-21T12:41:04+00:00
"helped our parents downsize from the family home, in what was a traumatic move for them"
"found us a home in a sought-after area with a high demand for properties and very little on offer"
2018-11-21T12:37:14+00:00
"found us a home in a sought-after area with a high demand for properties and very little on offer"
"Encouraging me to think creatively about what could work for me."
2020-02-27T09:49:08+00:00
"Encouraging me to think creatively about what could work for me."
"Through the whole process they went above and beyond, and it was worth every penny!"
2018-11-21T12:59:15+00:00
"Through the whole process they went above and beyond, and it was worth every penny!"
"We were in a tricky housing situation, looking to buy a very specific type of house and needing to find it in a very specific time frame"
2018-11-21T13:12:00+00:00
"We were in a tricky housing situation, looking to buy a very specific type of house and needing to find it in a very specific time frame"
"The house is ideal ... and it is nothing like our first (unsuitable) ideas!"
2018-11-21T12:56:37+00:00
"The house is ideal ... and it is nothing like our first (unsuitable) ideas!"
"was fantastic at explaining and helping us with everything that was happening"
2018-11-21T13:07:43+00:00
"was fantastic at explaining and helping us with everything that was happening"
"You saved me many miles of driving and were very professional"
2018-11-21T13:19:40+00:00
"You saved me many miles of driving and were very professional"
"We cannot imagine how long it would have taken us to find our perfect home without Stacks – and we suspect that we would have compromised a long time ago!"
2018-11-21T13:09:36+00:00
"We cannot imagine how long it would have taken us to find our perfect home without Stacks – and we suspect that we would have compromised a long time ago!"
"You made a huge difference to our search as I am sure you do for all your clients."
2019-05-02T11:00:08+00:00
"You made a huge difference to our search as I am sure you do for all your clients."
"Stacks were a tremendous help and we would never have found our home without them. She is a lovely person with a great sense of humour which was essential during some of our tricky negotiations"
2020-01-13T11:52:24+00:00
"Stacks were a tremendous help and we would never have found our home without them. She is a lovely person with a great sense of humour which was essential during some of our tricky negotiations"
“Thank you very much.  We are very excited on the purchase of the flat as well.  Sara has been instrumental in every aspect, we are blessed to have her on our side.
2019-12-06T09:48:50+00:00
“Thank you very much.  We are very excited on the purchase of the flat as well.  Sara has been instrumental in every aspect, we are blessed to have her on our side.”
"Well done in taking us to a house we didn’t know we wanted … and then fell in love with!"
2018-11-21T13:14:45+00:00
"Well done in taking us to a house we didn’t know we wanted … and then fell in love with!"
"We were moving country – had booked the packers – and had nowhere to move into!"
2018-11-21T13:12:46+00:00
"We were moving country – had booked the packers – and had nowhere to move into!"
"Without somebody on the ground asking the right questions on our behalf, finding a home would have been truly impossible."
2018-11-21T13:15:37+00:00
"Without somebody on the ground asking the right questions on our behalf, finding a home would have been truly impossible."
"delivered a great service at a reasonable cost"
2018-11-21T12:30:52+00:00
"delivered a great service at a reasonable cost"
"Many thanks for your hard work and patience in assisting in buying our property. You made the whole process infinitely less stressful than it might have been"
2020-01-13T11:50:30+00:00
"Many thanks for your hard work and patience in assisting in buying our property. You made the whole process infinitely less stressful than it might have been"
"...negotiate on anything"

Financial Times

2018-11-06T14:00:36+00:00

Financial Times

"...negotiate on anything"

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