Regional Information for property Downsizing and Resizing in Rutland

If you’re looking for some peace and tranquillity, but still need easy travel connections to other parts of the country, Rutland should be high on your list for consideration. It has a phenomenal amount to offer downsizers and resizers. Located bang in the middle of the country, this tiny county has plenty to keep you occupied and good travel links too for visiting family and friends further afield.

The main towns in the area are Oakham and Uppingham. Both are nestled in glorious countryside, and support a host of friendly satellite villages. Rutland may be the smallest county in the country, but it’s maintained its individuality and has a strong rustic personality that has a magnetic appeal for those seeking to settle.

For people who have lived and breathed city life for a while, Rutland is a genuine burst of fresh air. In one move, you can swap the noise and buzz of a city apartment or suburban residence, and feel yourself stretch out with space around you and easy access to the countryside.

Rutland offers a wonderful combination of:

  • Great transport links for reaching friends and family
  • A rural lifestyle with good amenities
  • Bustling market towns offering off-the-beaten track shopping treats
  • Outstanding schools
  • A friendly and welcoming approach to living
  • Stunning countryside and plenty to entertain
  • A heart-warming standard of living
  • House prices that enable you to get a lot for your money

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.

When you’re making the big move to downsize or resize, there is a lot to consider. You could be moving from a completely different part of the country. You could be thinking about switching from a buzzing city life to a more peaceful rural existence. Whatever your plans are, you’ll be keen to maintain a good standard of living and keep in touch with friends and family. The great news is, Rutland will support you as you make this change.

Its location near the centre of the country ensures that travel links are accessible and well-connected. So it’s easy to visit your nearest and dearest, as well as commute to popular work locations if required. The cost of property is likely to enable your budget to stretch in a way that you need it to stretch. Plus, the county is small, but still has superb amenities, so the logistics of moving and settling in a new place are well supported.

How can we help?

To understand if buying property in Rutland is right for you, Charlie Rearden, our local Regional Director for the area, will always spend time carrying out an initial consultation with you. This can be face to face, but obviously geographical constraints can make this hard so meetings via Skype/Zoom are very productive too. Once Charlie has a clear idea of what you’re looking for, and why, he will then be able to offer you:

  • The best properties to suit your budget and taste
  • The best lifestyle to suit your interests
  • The easiest access to maintain and enjoy family connections

However, it’s worth noting that 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 many of the troublesome obstacles you may encounter e.g. organising surveyors, conveyancers, and tradespeople.

If you’d like to discuss your plans, or find out more to understand how property in Rutland might just be the place for you to settle, then give Charlie a call on 01780 678770 or 07779 261744

What will a Stacks buying agent in Rutland and The Shires do for you?

Living in Rutland and Running a Business

Rutland has a strong sense of community, and this translates into a very supportive network for local businesses. When you add this to the fact that the county also enjoys good transport links and 95% coverage for superfast broadband, you realise it’s a great place to start up.

Rutland for Downsizing and Resizing

If you’re looking for some peace and tranquillity, but still need easy travel connections to other parts of the country, Rutland should be high on your list for consideration. It has a phenomenal amount to offer downsizers and resizers.

Schools in and around Rutland

The level of education in the Rutland area is very high, and families have a lovely mix of schools to choose from for both primary and secondary stages. If you move to the county, you will have access to great selection of outstanding state funded grammar schools, as well as superb independent schools.

Travel in Rutland; to, from, and around

Rutland may be the smallest county, and it may be in the middle of the country too, but don’t be fooled; it’s small but perfectly formed, and well connected travel-wise with good communication links to popular destinations.

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

How We Do It

“You showed fantastic attention to detail, anticipated all eventualities, and provided timely and practical help and guidance every step of the way.  Above all, you supported me in making my own considered decisions, and I am so grateful to you for all your help in getting me to where I am now!”

“We firmly believe that without Rachel and her skilled negotiation we would not have secured the property.”

“We felt they genuinely wanted to help.”

“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.”

“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.”

“Encouraging me to think creatively about what could work for me.”

“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.

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“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

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“I have been delighted with the service I have received from Stacks and will not hesitate to recommend Stacks in the future.”

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