We are delighted to be part of The Outdoor Guide and we are thrilled that Julia is supporting her old stomping ground. Rutland is an idyllic rural destination offering a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life. While being a relatively hidden gem, Rutland is convenient to reach from all directions as it is situated in the heart of the East Midlands, making it the ideal location for short breaks in the UK.


“Despite living in London with my family, Rutland, the smallest county in the UK, will always seem like home. I love the colour of the stone in the houses, I love going to my favourite haunts like Barnsdale Lodge for a casual supper and I love the tranquillity of Rutland Water.

It has everything and it’s not far from London, so I can escape fairly easily… well I used to be able to escape easily before the birth of my twins Zena and Xanthe! But it won’t be long before they are enjoying my roots there too..”


Quietly nestling in the quiet English countryside, England’s smallest county has much to share with you; not least, fantastic Rutland Water, an array of unspoilt villages and two attractive market towns packed with charm.