England’s smallest county, Rutland, has big appeal - its Latin motto, Multum in Parvo, means Much in Little. Its historic market towns and pretty villages are set into beautiful countryside, with all of the leisure opportunities the country offers, and the Rutland Water reservoir and several rivers are enough to make one forget that Rutland is landlocked. With trains from Oakham to King’s Cross taking just an hour and 40 minutes, and an easy jaunt to Leicester and Peterborough, the county offers rural and urban access in equal measure. Rutland is the only county not to have any major fast food chains. These qualities plus Rutland’s good weather, residents’ health, and the rate of employment were among the reasons that the annual Halifax Rural Areas Quality of Life Survey ranked Rutland as the best rural place to live in 2015.