Ranksborough Hall, built in 1893 was once the home of Lord
Ranksborough, equerry to Queen Victoria. The Estate has been
visited many times by Royalty, in particular George V who
regularly rode with the local hunt. The Royal Family today
visit Burghley House close by, famous for Show Jumping and
its historic interest. Visitors to the hall come from far
afield as Scotland and Wales with an increasing number from
overseas. The grounds, only 20 miles from the M1, and 8
miles from the A1, are relatively easy to travel to.
Occasionally referred to as the Cotswolds... without the
crowds, Rutland offers stunning and unspoiled countryside
along with plenty of leisure activities and places to see.
Rutland Water, as big as Lake Windermere, set in over 3000
acres of beautiful countryside, is a hub for much of the
local activity. The twenty-five mile track around the
reservoir is ideal for cycling or strolling. Egleton is
famous for its bird-watching centre (look out for the
Ospreys), and of course people travel from all over the
country to go fly fishing. Sailing and windsurfing are
popular, and you can try rock climbing at Rockblok on the
shore. The setting also includes one of the localities three
Rutland Water is not the only place to visit locally; the
whole area is a ramblers' paradise with a labyrinth of
footpaths linking wonderful villages and hamlets.
Whether you prefer a relaxing lunch in a village public
house, an energetic round of golf, or perhaps a day out
trout fishing, you will be well received in the villages and
towns around Ranksborough Hall.
There's much to see, so... be sure to place an ordnance
survey map high on your list if you move into a park home at
Rutland, LE15 7JR