Archives: June 2012

How old? 162?! You don’t look it!

Puddle Cottage was built in 1849, and now at the ripe old age of 162 we are undertaking a series of improvements to secure the cottage for the next 160 years! The past year has already seen the cottage undertake a series of massive improvements. It is strange to think that less than a year […]

Maybe next year!

Today the Dambuster Triathlon took place on Rutland Water which has become a well-recognised feature on the Triathlon calendar. Starting at the base at Whitwell in front of the Harbour Bar from 7am, the swim was one lap of a designated 1500m course on Rutland Water (I believe that this is the only time you […]

Walkers welcome at Puddle Cottage

Puddle Cottage has always warmly welcomed walkers but we have recently decided to apply for the Visit England Quality in Tourist ‘Walkers Welcome’ award. This is a UK wide scheme which ‘gives walkers the confidence that they are booking quality accommodation that meets their particular needs’. On close inspection, it does appear that we have […]

Royal Burghley

As part of the Jubilee celebrations, the Queen visited Burghley House today.  Unfortunately due to illness during the Jubilee weekend, the Duke of Edinburgh was not able to attend. The Queen arrived at Burghley House by Helicopter at about 12:30pm from Nottingham. According to the Stamford Mercury ‘About 8,000 people from voluntary groups, school children […]

‘The Greatest of Views’

 It was great to see Rutland mentioned in the Times ‘30 great pubs for the summer – with gardens and views’ chosen by Alastair Sawday today, listing the Finch’s Arms. The Finch s Arms is situated on Hambleton Peninsular and one of the only places where you can enjoy a drink or meal outside with […]

A really enjoyable evening out, whatever the weather!

The Stamford Shakespeare Company present a season of plays from June through to August in the grounds of Tolethorpe Hall, which is 2 miles north of Stamford. This evening, we headed off for an evening at the theatre to watch Twelfth Night, one of the three plays running this summer, the other two being Henry […]