As the days get colder and December fast approaches, thoughts are now turning towards the festive season. Visiting the wintry stalls of a Christmas market with mulled wine or a hot chocolate in hand, is always a highlight, so here are seven beautiful homes close to some of the region’s favourites…
1. Burghley Christmas Fair (24th – 27th November)
We couldn’t start this post without mentioning Burghley House, which is hosting the region’s largest Christmas Fair between 24th and 27th November. There will be over 130 stalls offering everything from luxury gifts, artisan food and drink to Christmas decorations, homewares and winter clothing. In between all the shopping, make sure to stop and enjoy the tempting range of artisan food and drink on offer with the whole family. Highlights include traditional chalets, heated marquees, festive pagodas, twinkly lights, carol singers and a Victorian carousel.
For Sale – located approx 2.4 miles away from Burghley Christmas Fair
This home is a former sixties house which has been transformed into a contemporary, family home perfect for modern living with its open plan layout and fabulous connection with the partially decked garden. Read more
2. Oundle Christmas Market (3rd December)
Hosted by the local council, this is an annual event which is taking place on 3rd December. There will be over 90 stalls, and Oundle’s independent shops and cafes will remain open until late in Market Place, Queen Victoria Hall and West Street to allow you time to find the perfect gift for loved ones. There will also be a wonderful variety of food and gifts , Santa and his Grotto outside The Talbot Hotel, whilst visitors can also enjoy a brass band, carol singing around the Christmas tree, a beautiful light display and fun fair. Our Oundle office is based here so we are very much looking forward to working close by!
For Sale – located approx 0.5 miles away from Oundle Christmas Market
Ducks Nest is one of the oldest houses in Oundle, and it’s just a short stroll from the local Christmas market. This Grade II listed quaint stone cottage provides three bedrooms, a family bathroom, three good-sized reception rooms and a farmhouse style kitchen. Read more
3. Bourne Christmas Market (3rd December)
Bourne will shine bright at its Christmas fair this year on 3rd December. Craft stalls will line North Street and spread into the Wake House, with refreshment stalls dotted around to keep visitors merry and feeling festive, alongside entertainment for all ages including fair rides, charity stalls and live music.
For Sale – located approx 5.6 miles from Bourne Christmas Market
This is an attractive, substantial farmhouse with a considerable number of large barns and outbuildings offering potential for conversion (subject to planning), sitting on around 2 acres. Built in 1811, there is certainly no lack of space here with extremely light, airy, generous rooms, most with high ceilings. There are six reception rooms, as well as a large kitchen breakfast room, four double bedrooms and two bathrooms. Read more
4. Deeping Christmas Market (4th December)
An annual event in the Market Place of Market Deeping and surrounding areas, this is a super Christmas market with carol singing, switching on of festive lights, the chance to meet Santa, a funfair, mulled wine and the opportunity to buy gifts for loved ones.
For Sale – located approx 7.7 miles from Deeping Christmas Market
This is an immaculately presented, Grade II listed stone barn conversion, offering over 3600 sq.ft. of flexible living space, set in 1.8 acres of grounds. The property is arranged around a central courtyard which opens out onto gently sloping, South-facing landscaped gardens and a paddock with open countryside views beyond. The barn dates back to the 1800s and retains many original features including historic arches, quoining as well as original king post trusses. The landscaped garden with mature trees and planting offers many lovely private spaces and the courtyard is the perfect socializing space being so close to the house. Read more
5. Collyweston Christmas Market (4th December)
Back for its third year, visitors will enjoy a great range of gift, craft, produce and clothing stalls on the 4th December, alongside carol singing, mulled wine, roasted chestnuts, mince pies and Santa.
For Sale – located approx 3.8miles from Collyweston Christmas Market
This 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom home is an exceptionally striking build and presented in beautiful order. Constructed in 2000, the impressive piece of architecture has a cathedral-like interior with a spectacular living space where the ceiling stretches up to skylights in the apex of the roof with timber cladding and exposed brick and stone, a major feature. The connection with the garden is excellent with many doors opening onto the outside. Read more
6. Oakham Christmas Market (5th December)
On 5th December you can get into the festive spirit with the Oakham Late Night Shopping event. There is so much to see and do, where The Victoria Hall and the High Street will be packed with stalls offering local produce and beautiful gift ideas for Christmas. Mulled wine and mince pies will also be available whilst the shops stay open late.
For Sale – located approx 10 miles away from Oakham Christmas Market
This 6-bedroom home split over three floors masterfully blends a traditional style with contemporary living. It’s constructed by using superior materials and heated by an economical, environmentally friendly, air source heat pump. The garden is a courtyard style garden with flagstone patio terrace with access from the garden room. Read more
7. King’s Lynn Christmas Market (11th-12th December)
The former Argos building is going to be transformed into a wonderful Christmas scene between 11-12th December, hosting up to 25 stall holders each day. Here visits can enjoy a range of great products, all of which are locally sourced and/or produced by the stallholders themselves.
For Sale – Located approx 11miles away from King’s Lynn Christmas Market
Ideally situated for lovers of open countryside, nature and especially bird watching due to its tranquil location, this 6-bedroom house is a period former farmstead with a range of large brick barns outside, 1 acre of gardens and a small pony paddock with shelter. Read more
Find Out More
For more information about any of these homes for sale, contact our Rutland, Stamford & South Lincolnshire office on 01780 750 200 or the Oundle and North Northamptonshire office on 01832 808 008.