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Small. But perfectly formed, this ‘County of Good taste’ offers a rural idyll perfect for wildlife watchers, walkers and foodies.

Despite being one of the smallest counties in the UK, Rutland in the East Midlands, packs a punch for retirement living. The beautiful countryside is dotted with traditional villages and pretty limestone/ironstone cottages with roofs of thatch or Collyweston slate, and farms producing prime produce. At the heart of the county you’ll find Rutland Water nature reserve - a breeding ground for ospreys. As its motto, Multum in Parvo, states, Rutland offers a great deal in a small space.

Retire to Rutland

Surrounding areas

Surrounding areas

Rutland is a fantastic base from which to explore the East Midlands. There is a wealth of culture and amenities available at the proud cities of Leicester, Nottingham, Peterborough and  Birmingham. And for beautiful coastal escapes the stunning Lincolnshire  and Norfolk  Coast can be reached within a couple of hours, providing traditional fun at seaside towns like Skegness or bracing clifftop walks and nature reserves at places like Holkham, Norfolk.

While it is technically in Grantham, Lincolnshire, no exploration of Rutland is complete without a trip to Belvoir Castle, home to the Duke and Duchess of Rutland. This stunning estate has been featured in the Crown TV series and has beautiful gardens – formal and parklands, as well as lakes to roam. The castle grounds are also home to the Engine Rooms, a unique artisan shopping village, with a deli, boutique interiors and design clothes shops and a range of eateries.

Developments near Rutland

Retirement living in Rutland. Frequently asked questions