Living in Greetham
Buying a new home in Greetham is great for those that want to live in a pretty rural village close to a buzzing market town. Located in the north of Rutland, England’s smallest county, Greetham is just six miles from the popular market town of Oakham which is great for culture, dining out and shopping.
Greetham is also very close to Rutland Water a fantastic nature reserve perfect for walking, cycling, water sports or even just a lazy picnic.
The village is a mixture of stone cottages, several thatched cottages, converted barns and modern detached houses and has a population of 650.
The village may be small in size but it is certainly big in spirit with an active community.
House prices in Greetham*
An average property in Greetham sells for around £350,000 with prices ranging from about £188,000 for a terraced house to £425,000 for a detached home.
*Housing marketing statistics taken from Zoopla in July 2017.
Things to do and things to see in Greetham
Greetham has three village pubs, a shop, a premier golf course nearby and a thriving community centre where there is a "Meet'em in Greetham Cafe".
Living in Greetham is great as you can take full advantage of the local countryside and enjoy outdoor pursuits. Nearby Oakham is rich in heritage and culture and visits to Oakham Castle and Oakham Museum are well worth a day out.
Transport links in Greetham
Greetham is on the B668 road between the county town of Oakham and the A1, less than a mile away, which gives dual carriageway and motorway standard links to London in the south and Edinburgh in the north.
The town of Grantham is just 15 miles away and provides mainline train services to both north and south.
Greetham is on the north-south Viking Way long distance footpath linking to Oakham.
Education in Greetham
Exton and Greetham C of E Primary School is in Exton, just 3 miles from Greetham. There is secondary, sixth form and further education in nearby Grantham.
A brief history of Greetham
Greetham’s history really lies in the village churches with the oldest parts of the Church of England parish church of St Mary the Virgin going back to Norman times.
The village well, with 19th century stonework, still stands in the centre of the village.