While Kettering itself has plenty of attractions as a place to live, many people working in the town choose to live in the surrounding area. If you are looking for letting agencies with homes nearby, you will find that Ashan Property Services offers properties in many locations within a few miles of Kettering. Here is a look at some of the smaller towns and villages in the local area, each of which has its own character.
The small town of Desborough is situated in Northamptonshire’s Ise Valley, around five miles to the north-west of Kettering. The town has a population of over 10,000, with a good mix of properties including some new developments as well as older homes. There are business parks in the area which are a focus of employment.
Desborough has a heritage dating back to the 17th century as a centre for weaving, spinning and silk-making. It has some striking historic buildings, including St Giles Church, which dates from the 1200s, and the 17th century Old Manor House. This building, in Gold Street, was owned by Catholic lawyer Ferdinando Poulton, who is believed to have been one of the Gunpowder Plotters.
Just over the border in Leicestershire, Market Harborough is an attractive market town with around 23,000 residents. It is about 12 miles from Kettering via the A14 and A6 roads. The town has many Georgian buildings and older homes as well as more modern properties. Many small companies are based here and the Airfield Business Park and other industrial parks in the area also offer employment opportunities.
One of the best-known landmarks in the town centre is the Old Grammar School, a timber-framed structure which is more than 400 years old. St Dionysus Church, which partly dates from the 14th century, has a picturesque steeple which can be seen from around the town. There is a pedestrianised shopping centre as well as an indoor market, with a good mix of shops and restaurants.
Around five miles from Kettering and just to the south of Desborough, Rothwell is a historic community with around 8,000 residents. In past centuries it was known for its springs, which were believed to have healing properties. It has had a market since 1204, when the town received its royal charter, and the market still takes place every Monday, drawing shoppers from around the local area. There is also a popular annual fair which has been held for centuries.
Housing here includes some more modern properties as well as a mix of older homes. The town has a number of well-known buildings, including Holy Trinity Church, one of the largest churches in the county, where concerts are often staged. The Market House was owned by Thomas Tresham, an eccentric local figure from the 16th century.
Just over four miles from Kettering, Burton Latimer is a small town which has more than 7,000 residents. There are many buildings dating from past centuries, including a Jacobean former school and the 18th-century Burton Latimer Hall. The town’s duck race is one of its best-known events, held in its Pocket Park. Burton Latimer has some new-build housing as well as older homes.
Around 10 miles to the east of Kettering, Thrapston is another small town with its own character, lying close to the River Nene. It has a population of more than 6,000, which has grown over recent years. Properties in the town include many Victorian houses as well as more modern homes.
If you need to find letting agencies offering houses, rooms or flats for rent in and around Kettering, Ashan Property Services is locally based and has a good knowledge of the whole area. Contact us now to see our range of properties to rent.
Letting Agencies Kettering – follow the link to get in touch with us.