Surrounded by wildlife and overlooking tranquil Rutland Water, the historic village of Edith Weston in Rutland, East Mids is home to a new launch of 36 two and three-bedroom homes from developer Annington, available from 18th September. Called Waterside, the development is a stroll away from the shores of the reservoir with its sailing club, watersports and nature reserve, and comprises a selection of well-established properties with parking, all at reasonable prices.
While waterside developments usually command a significant price premium, these freshly decorated existing MOD homes, fitted with new front doors and new flooring throughout, offer buyers a rare opportunity to buy a solidly built, traditional home in a superb location at an affordable price – two-bedroom homes start from just £155,000, making them ideal for first time buyers and second steppers.
Rebecca Collins, Branch Manager of Knight Partnership Estate Agents in Stamford, which is marketing the homes, said: “It is rare to find homes of this size at such an affordable price in Edith Weston, close to the beautiful Rutland Water and with open fields close by. These are all great family homes on an established, well-kept estate, with safe, fenced gardens and parking, and offering scope for further improvement.”
The proximity to Rutland Water, one of the largest artificial lakes in Europe, is a huge benefit of living in Edith Weston. Known as the Playground of the East Midlands, the lake and its shores provide 4,200 acres of beautiful countryside that is a haven for wildlife as well as offering activities ranging from sailing, swimming and cycling around its 25-mile perimeter, to rock climbing and golf. While some activities are still closed at the moment, the wildlife is always around – the water is home to 25,000 wildfowl in the winter. Wherever you are in the village you have the chance to spot rare ospreys flying overhead, as Rutland has been a centre of conservation for these fish-eating birds of prey for nearly 20 years.
The quaint village of Edith Weston was named after the wife of King Edward the Confessor, Edith of Wessex, who owned 500 acres of land in the area more than a thousand years ago. Today it is the quintessential English village, with pretty cottages, a village green, a farm shop and, of course, a pub. A primary school, rated as Good by Ofsted, is a short walk from the homes at Waterside, while the nearest secondary school, just over five miles away, is rated as Outstanding.
Despite its rural location, Edith Weston is well connected, being close to the A1 with road links to Lincoln, Leeds, Newcastle, and London, and the A47 which runs to Leicester, Peterborough and Norwich. The nearest railway station, at Oakham, less than 15 minutes away by road, has regular services to Birmingham, Leicester and Stansted Airport, departing from a beautiful Grade II listed Victorian building.
Louise Saunders, Sales & Marketing Manager at Annington, commented: “The village of Edith Weston is ideally situated between the two lovely market towns of Stamford and Oakham, and is perfect for families, with so many different sports and activities available close at hand. We expect these keenly priced properties to sell quickly, so would urge potential buyers to register with the selling agent as soon as possible.”
For more information or to register an interest, call 01780 765060 or go online at www.knightpartnership.com.