There’s a reason it’s been named “Best place to live in Britain”…
Period dramas from Middlemarch to Pride and Prejudice have chosen it as a dreamy location. That and the fact Stamford was named Britain’s first conservation area, something special must be going on.
For a bit of historical intrigue, there are links to the Knights Templar.
Here are some full articles and reviews describing it’s splendour and some general history.
One thing you will notice about the area as you travel closer, is that there is very little traffic.
If peace and relaxation is important to you, Elderflower Cottage and its surroundings will help you achieve these goals again and again. In the knowledge though that if you want a little more action, it’s very close by in quality towns like Stamford.
The countryside around Elderflower Cottage if wonderful for walking and exploring. Dotted every so often with a cosy pub or inn you can always find somewhere to take a break during your travels.
Stamford is 2.5 miles away and Rutland Water is just under 8 miles. Lots of local rights of way are well linked and pass by many acres of well maintained and more rustic woodland.
Discover Rutland gives lots of tips and advice for walkers in the local area.