In the 1970s Rutland lost its independence and became part of Leicestershire. In 1997 it regained its county status and has been in a state of celebration ever since! When you stay in a holiday house in Rutland you can really feel the pride the locals have in their home. Rutland is particularly well known for its acres of traditional English countryside. There are miles of winding lanes, including the renowned Viking Way, to walk, cycle and ride through and all of them afford peace and quiet and spectacular views. If you want to get back to a place of good old fashioned agriculture a holiday house in Rutland is ideal. This region also has a lot of history to explore. The intriguing story of how Rutland Water was created can be found in the Normanton Church Museum and is an eye-opening account of how the face of Rutland’s landscape changed forever 30 years ago. This museum is itself a visitor attraction because it was once a famous church. Whether you go straight to the Stoke Dry church where Guy Fawkes allegedly hatched the gunpowder plot, or you look for your holiday house in Rutland along the Rutland Church Trail, lovers of church heritage will be in heaven here.
All over the countryside there are historic towns, picturesque villages and other unique attractions. Oakham is the capital which was not only honoured with a Britain in Bloom award but is also home to Oakham Castle and a selection of delightful markets. Those looking for a holiday house in Rutland surrounded by some culture might choose Uppingham which has a wealth of prestigious art galleries and antiques shops. Or if you just want to get out and about there is no shortage of things to see and do. For history buffs, Rockingham is an outstanding Norman castle. A holiday house in Rutland is an ideal choice for your time off, while taking advantage of the convenient access to the neighbouring counties with their own temptations.