Regional Information

Rutland and the Shires explained:

Stacks – Rutland covers an area far greater than the name suggests.  Rutland itself is only 17 miles by 18 miles and while residents are extremely proud of their county it would be unwise for us to limit our expertise and search field to Rutland alone.  Stacks – Rutland therefore covers an area stretching from Leicester in the West, Grantham in the North, Huntingdon in the south, and Cambridge in the East. In essence this incorporates parts of five counties:  Rutland, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, and Cambridgeshire.

One of England’s smallest counties, Rutland lies between Leicester and Stamford. Rutland has a wealth of charming limestone villages and Rutland Water at its heart. The smallest of counties, Rutland is a popular choice for many looking for a tranquil setting to call home.

Multum in Parvo – the county moto – means much in little.  This was adopted in 1950 to indicate the wealth of opportunity and variety to be found in Rutland.

There are two main towns in Rutland.  Oakham is the county town and is a traditional attractive market town packed with heritage.  It is charming town with a population of around 10,000.  Uppingham, 6 miles to the south of Oakham, is a delightful market town in Rutland.  With an extraordinary number of antique shops and a beautiful market square at the heart, Uppingham is packed with history, antiques, and a fabulous market.

Rutland Water is an artificial reservoir which was completed in 1975.  This vast reservoir offers a variety of activities whether you are looking for history, bird watching, cycling, water sports, sailing, golf, walking, hotels, restaurants – the list goes on.  Some of the highlights include the historic Normanton Church.  With a perimeter track of 23 miles this provides a day out for cyclists and walkers. Or you can stay at the prestigious Hambleton Hall and dine in its michelin-starred restaurant or buy fresh bread from the Hambleton bakery.  Rutland Water lies at the heart of the county and is a huge draw for many visiting and living in the area.

Stacks – Rutland covers the southern part of Lincolnshire predominantly the South Kesteven district covering Grantham, Stamford, Bourne, and Market Deeping.

Stamford, Lincolnshire is very well connected.  Just to the north of Peterborough with its excellent rail links to central London, Stamford was voted best place to live in the UK (2013) and little has changed.  Developments in Stamford have been very much in keeping with architecture and design and this delightful town offers more than just access to road and rail.  Steeped in history and beauty it also offers excellent schools and services.

The George Hotel is possibly the best-known coaching Inn sitting on the old Great North Road.  This hotel and restaurant is steeped in over 1000 years of history and if history is not your thing then the dining experience should be.

Burghley House, to the east of Stamford, is a magnificent 16th century country house.  Both house and parkland are open to the public.  It is home to the annual Burghley Horse Trials and is featured in numerous films.

Grantham lies 22 miles to the north of Stamford on the river Witham.  Not to be outdone by its southerly neighbour, Grantham lays claim to England’s oldest Inn, The Angel & Royal.  Grantham has excellent mainline rail links to London. Trains take just over an hour to cover the 100 miles to London’s Kings Cross.

Bourne and Market Deeping lie to the East on the edge of the limestone uplands and the edge of the Lincolnshire fens.  This is prime agricultural land and the rich dark soil of the fens is a hugely productive area of farmland.

We cover East Northamptonshire which includes the towns of Oundle, Kettering, and Corby.

Oundle was included in the Sunday Times list of best places to live in 2017.  Oundle is home to the Talbot Hotel. This popular hotel claims to be haunted by the ghost of Mary Queen of Scots who was executed in the nearby village of Fotheringhay.

Kettering developed in the 19th century with the growth of the boot and shoe industry.  With direct links to London St Pancras in under an hour, Kettering also has a direct link by rail to Luton airport.

Corby was known as ‘Little Scotland’.  Thousands of steelworking families from Glasgow settled in Corby in the 1930s for employment at the steelworks.  Corby continues to expand rapidly with smart executive homes springing up on previous brownfield land that was home to the steelworks.

‘North Londonshire’ – a decade ago a campaign was launched which was designed to attract businesses, investors, and home-buyers to the area.  This was less popular with the locals who remain proud of their county.  Regardless of the politics the campaign highlighted the ease of access to the capital.  While residents hope it remains a secret, north Northamptonshire is highly desirable.

Stacks – Rutland covers the eastern side of Leicestershire with some wonderfully named towns and villages such as Burton Lazars, Waltham on the Wolds, Melton Mowbray, Tur Langton.  The list of Saxon villages steeped in history goes on.

The rolling countryside to the west of the market town of Grantham leads us into the beautiful Vale of Belvoir. Belvoir Castle, home to the Duke and Duchess of Rutland, and open to the public, is set magnificently on a hilltop.  The surrounding ironstone villages are very distinctive.

Melton Mowbray, the rural capital of food is home to the Pork Pie and Stilton cheese.  It is also home to the training centre for Household Cavalry horses.  Melton also boasts the largest town livestock market in the country.  Melton Mowbray is only 20 miles from Leicester and Nottingham.

Market Harborough marks the western boundary for Stacks – Rutland.  Market Harborough is 15 miles south of Leicester with excellent road and rail links.  Journey time to London St Pancras is under one hour making the town and surrounding villages a highly desirable location for commuters.

Cambridgeshire is perhaps less of a secret. Stunning cathedrals in Cambridge and Ely have been used in several film settings. The university of Cambridge boasts some notable alumni. Equestrian facilities abound with proximity to both Huntingdon and Newmarket. Transport links are excellent and schooling is second to none.

Wherever and whatever you are looking for we are confident that Rutland and the Shires is able to offer you the perfect solution.

Call Charlie Rearden to discuss what you are looking for.
Tel: 07779 261744

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"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"
"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!"
"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."
"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."
"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"
"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."
"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"
"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"
“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.”
"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."
"In essence, you are buying your best ally "
2018-11-21T12:47:38+00:00
"In essence, you are buying your best ally "
"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"
“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.”
"...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"
"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"
"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."
"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."
"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 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"
"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 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 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"
"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"
"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."
"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"
"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!"
"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"
"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"
"...negotiate on anything"

Financial Times

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

Financial Times

"...negotiate on anything"
"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"
"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."
"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."
"a fantastic job in impossible circumstances"
2018-11-21T12:17:11+00:00
"a fantastic job in impossible circumstances"
"carried out with discretion"
2018-11-21T12:28:29+00:00
"carried out with discretion"
"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"
"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"
"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"
"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."
"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"
"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."
"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"
"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 "
"Would not hesitate to use you again."
2018-11-21T13:16:29+00:00
"Would not hesitate to use you again."
"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"
"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"
“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”
"The best decision we could have made!"
2018-11-21T12:55:52+00:00
"The best decision we could have made!"
"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"
"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"
"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."
"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."
"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"
"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"
"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!"
"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"
"delivered a great service at a reasonable cost"
2018-11-21T12:30:52+00:00
"delivered a great service at a reasonable cost"
"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"
"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"
"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."
"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."
"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!!"
"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"
"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"
"utterly tenacious..."
2018-11-21T13:06:52+00:00
"utterly tenacious..."
"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!"
"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"

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