Regional Information for Travel in Rutland

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. So for people seeking to live surrounded by rural tranquillity, whilst still having access to great amenities and commuter towns, it should definitely sit high on their list as a location.

Easy work commuting by road:

  • Peterborough – From Stamford: 20 mins
  • Corby – From Uppingham: 20 mins
  • Market Harborough – From Uppingham: 30 mins
  • Melton Mowbray – From Oakham: 20 mins
  • Grantham – From Stretton: 20 mins
  • Leicester – From Uppingham: 40 mins
  • Northampton – From Rockingham: 45 mins
  • Newark-on-Trent – From Stretton : 35 mins
  • Nottingham – From Oakham: 55 mins
  • Centre of London – From Uppingham: 2hrs 20 mins


On the eastern side of the county, the A1 runs roughly north-south, hitting the border near South Witham and Stretton and then heading down to Stamford. If you have the opportunity to drive the route, we recommend you squeeze in some time to have a look at Tickencote and Great Casterton on your way. Beyond Rutland if you head north from Stretton, you’ll find yourself in Grantham within about twenty minutes, and Newark-on-Trent in just over half an hour. And moving south from Stamford, Peterborough is about twenty minutes’ drive.

Running west-east towards the southern side of the county, the A47 will take you from East Norton, to Allexton, to Wardley, and on to Uppingham; one of the key towns in the area. From Uppingham, retracing this route would enable you to reach Leicester in about forty minutes. However, if you continue on your path, you’ll then discover Glaston, Morcott, Tixover and Duddington, with Bisbrooke, South Luffenham, Barrowden, and Wakerley just slightly off the beaten track. Then further on this road, you’ll soon reach Peterborough, which is only about twenty minutes from Stamford as we’ve said.

In addition to these two main arteries, and effectively splitting the county in half and running west-east, is the A606. This will take you from Leesthorpe to Langham, to Barleythorpe, and on to Oakham – where the county’s train station is located. Then on from there, you’ll skirt around to the north of Rutland Water, passing through Whitwell and Empingham, before then heading on to Stamford. It’s also worth noting that you can be in Melton Mowbray within twenty minutes, and Nottingham in under an hour travelling directly from Oakham along this road.

You can also travel from the southern most tip of the county at Rockingham up the A6003. This will take you to Uppingham in under quarter of an hour, and then on to Oakham, in less than half an hour in total. Heading south from Rockingham, you’ll quickly reach Corby, then Kettering, and within about forty five minutes you’ll hit Northampton.

As a quick aside, you’ll be pleased to learn that more and more electric charging points are springing up around the county too. So don’t worry about being left high and dry if you’re popping across to have a look around.

Easy access to family and friends by train:

  • Birmingham New Street: 90 mins
  • Leicester: 30 mins
  • Peterborough: 30 mins
  • London: 90 mins

Rutland’s only station is located in Oakham. East Midlands Trains and CrossCountry run services through there, and you can reach Birmingham New Street (ninety minutes), Stansted Airport (just under two hours), Leicester (just under half an hour), and Peterborough (just under half an hour). One service a day runs directly to London, St Pancras, however you can change at Leicester or Peterborough to reach the capital otherwise.

Easy access abroad by air:

  • East Midlands Airport: 55 mins
  • Birmingham International: 75mins
  • Stansted: 90 mins
  • Luton: 90 mins

Rutland may appear in the middle of nowhere, but East Midlands Airport is actually less than an hour’s drive from Oakham and Uppingham. You’ll also be pleasantly surprised to learn that Birmingham International is roughly an hour and a quarter away. And both Stansted and Luton Airports are just under an hour and a half too.

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.

“I was impressed by the efficient, kind and courteous service provided by Stacks”

“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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