Property of the Day: The Firs, Oakham Rutland

An 18th-century house with views over Rutland Water

THE PROPERTY: This limestone house dating from the 18th century lies in the village of Edith Weston, named after Edith of Wessex, the Queen to Edward the Confessor. Approached through wrought-iron gates, the six-bedroom property comes with a spring-fed pond and summerhouse, a conservatory and a one-bedroom annexe.

THE LOCATION: The village of Edith Weston has a shop, pub and church. It is also equidistant between the three local market towns of Oakham, Stamford and Uppingham.

THE INTERIOR: The current owners have made a series of refurbishments to the house but period features include flagstone floors, sash windows and two large inglenook fireplaces.

WHY WE LOVE IT: As well as offering beautiful views over Rutland Water, the house has a lovely cobbled and stoneflagged courtyard at the back that gets sun throughout the day.

BUY IT NOW: £2,250,000 with Strutt & Parker



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