Wed 14 Aug 2019
There's so much to share with you about the village of Barrowden as it is considered to be one of the most picturesque, sought-after and desirable villages in Rutland with its close proximity to the market towns of Uppingham, Stamford and Oakham and excellent access to main road connections for Peterborough and Leicester.
Locally, there is a vibrant and supportive village community for those who are keen to contribute and partake with events taking place regularly in the village hall such as the cinema club, games nights, informative talks and entertaining presentations.
The Exeter Arms is highly regarded for its great food, choice of fine ales and warm welcome and enjoys a prominent position by the village green with its charming duck pond surrounded by gentile limestone homes and thatched cottages all around. Keen and competitive pétanque matches take place on the dedicated gravel pitch over the summer months even representing the pub in the first division of the Rutland league.
The superb community-run shop is hugely supported by local residents and although encouraged as an excellent way to integrate into the village, volunteering in the shop is by no means expected. The village allotments are situated next to the recreation ground and we believe there are currently some plots available! Other well attended and loved clubs and activities include bell ringing in St. Peter's church, dominoes, choir groups and the Wakerley and Barrowden Cricket Club with adult and youth sides.
With so many beautiful footpaths, bridleways and routes leading to and from the village, there is something suitable for everyone from gentle evening strolls to more arduous activities. Further afield, Wakerley Woods, Fine Shade Woods and Rutland Water are all just minutes away.
If you're looking to sell or buy a home in Barrowden, watch our Barrowden Property Market Update for what's sold in the village, for how much and to find out how these prices compare with the neighbouring villages: Barrowden Property Market Update