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The best places to live in Rutland

England’s smallest county it may be, but what Rutland lacks in size it makes up for in charm, character and a sense of community. Dotted with attractive old stone cottages and cosy pubs, it’s also home to the largest man-made lake in Europe.

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Uppingham

Voted by The Sunday Times as the best place to live in the Midlands this year, Uppingham has it all.

Oakham

Fabulous shopping, charming buildings, beautiful pubs, contemporary and modern homes - there's so much to love about this charming town.

Cottesmore

This picturesque village is mentioned in the Domesday book and has streets lined with pretty thatched cottages and delightful countryside walks on the doorstep.

Ketton

Fancy leaving the hustle and bustle of the city for winding country lanes, and charming houses? Consider Ketton.

Hambleton

Impressive views, scenic walks and one of the UK's finest country house hotels, if you love the good life - and can afford to live it - Hambleton is definitely for you.

Edith Weston

A delightful sought after village on the south shore of Rutland.

Greetham

Cosy local pubs, a thriving village shop and a great golf course nearby, Greetham is an idyllic country location.

Exton

Perhaps one of the most beautiful villages in Rutland with pretty stone cottages and an award-winning bakery to boot.

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  • - Read our full Reader Treat Terms and Conditions here

  • - Entrants must be UK residents aged 18 or over

  • - The prize draw closes on 09/02/21

  • - Once notified by email, the winner will have 48 hours to accept their prize
  • - Only one entry per person per county allowed