Looking to move to the Midlands? Few towns can compete with Oundle when it comes to convenience, community and natural charm. With a thriving cultural scene, plenty of shops, restaurants and pubs on your doorstep, not to mention some of the region’s most highly regarded schools, it’s easy to see why it’s so popular.
If you’re thinking of renting a property in Oundle, here’s some information to help you.
There are a wide variety of houses in Oundle, with a few apartments coming to market every so often. If you’re looking for a character property, start your search near the town centre, particularly around Oundle Market Place, where you’ll find plenty of quaint terraced cottages and limestone-built houses.
Thanks to the area’s growing popularity, several developers have created modern homes in Oundle too, and it’s not uncommon to see spacious, contemporary homes on the rental market. The advantage of these properties is that they frequently come with gardens, driveways and sometimes even garages.
Equally, if you’re looking for a high-end abode, some recent developments (such as the properties at Whitwell’s Yard) offer superb living space, with chic, stylish interiors.
Oundle is a highly sought-after location, and as such, rental properties don’t tend to stay available for long. This is especially the case with two-bedroomed houses, which appeal to both young professionals and small families alike.
Flats seldom come to market, mainly because Oundle is an area that’s dominated by families. However, this may be set to change in the future, with new developments being built all the time. Regardless of whether you choose an apartment or house, you can expect to pay slightly above the national average, as the area is highly desirable.
There are several reasons why tenants choose to rent in Oundle. These include:
Oundle feels like it’s in the heart of the countryside, but it’s conveniently close to Peterborough (which is only 14 miles away), Northampton and Cambridge. If you’re commuting to London, it takes just 45 minutes on the train from Peterborough station.
If you’ve got children, Oundle’s superb schools are likely to be of interest. Oundle Church of England Primary School recently received an Outstanding rating on its latest Ofsted report, as did the highly regarded independent Oundle School.
Though a market town, Oundle is often described as a ‘village’ in the countryside, and there’s plenty of beautiful surroundings to enjoy. There are plenty of riverside walks along the Nene, and Barnwell Country Park is also close by.
Oundle’s town centre is dominated by independent shops and restaurants, and there’s a market held every Thursday, selling a variety of different wares. The Farmer’s Market is held on the second Saturday of every month and is always popular with locals.
If you’re interested in renting property in Oundle, it’s a good idea to visit the area in person, to get a feel of what it’s like. It’s also worthwhile to get in touch with a local letting agent, who will have specialist knowledge of the town and its rental market.