If you’re downsizing or resizing you, of course, have a lot to consider. Such a move can be triggered by life events on the horizon – retirement, new family, or shifts in career. However, it can also be triggered by the strong desire to change your circumstances and find some space. Whatever the catalyst has been, though, you’ll be keen to ensure:
- You can stay in touch with family and friends
- The new style of living matches your hobbies, tastes, and interests
- The cost of living works for your budget
Rutland will help you tick the box on all of these. In comparison to the cities, you get superb value for money with regard to space and access to the great outdoors. If you’re thinking about starting a family, it offers superb schools, with a choice of two extremely popular independent schools on your doorstep – Oakham School and Uppingham School.
With Rutland Water pretty much a stones throw away wherever you live in the county, you have the opportunity to regularly enjoy everything from sailing and canoeing to walking and cycling. Plus there are lots of historical places to visit and wile away some time over a weekend. We highly recommend Rockingham Castle gardens, Oakham Castle, and Lyddington Bede House.
Travel wise, there is a station in Oakham which will give you easy access to Birmingham, Stansted Airport, Leicester, and of course London. The A1 will take you north or south, and other road links will have you in Nottingham, Peterborough, Grantham, and other popular destinations, in a short time. Plus, East Midlands Airport is just an hour or so’s drive.