Archives: July 2012

Rutland is one of the happiest places in the UK!

Today, the Office for National Statistics released its latest report – a National Wellbeing Survey – the first of its kind in the UK. According to the Office of National Statistics: The programme aims to produce accepted and trusted measures of the well-being of the nation – how the UK as a whole is doing. This […]

Every Cloud has a Silver Lining!

You may have heard the news last week that the Rutland fesitival ‘A Lost Weekend’ which was due to take place this week has been cancelled. It was the first time an event like this had been planned for Rutland, and the as the site at Rutland Water was unproven for a festival of its […]

Burghley Horse Trials

The Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials is regarded as the premier equestrian event in the international sporting calendar and starts on 30th August 2012. Last years Event, which marked the 50th Anniversary of the Burghley Horse Trials, attracted crowds of over 200,000 people with even more people expected this year. The Event organisers have just announced that this […]

British Birdwatching Fair 2012

The British Birdwatching Fair (otherwise known as the birdwatcher’s Glastonbury) is now only a month away, with the doors opening on Friday 17th August. It is the largest international Birdwatching event and it takes place only a few miles away from Puddle Cottage, with the base being in Egleton, Rutland Water at the Rutland Water […]

Fancy a spuddle in the puddle??!!

You may recall me saying that the triathlons were, by my knowledge, the only time you were allowed to ‘spuddle in the puddle’ i.e. swim in Rutland Water. It looks like things are about to change because this weekend marks the inaugural Rutland Water open swim. If you are an experienced swimmer, then you are […]

Accommodation near Rutland Sailing Club

If you are looking for accommodation near Rutland Water, then look no further than Puddle Cottage If you are visiting the area to sail on Rutland Water and have been planning to camp at Rutland Sailing Club’s campsite, you may have been greeted with this sign above . After a lot of rain during the Spring […]

Affordable Michelin Restaurant here in Rutland

Today, I read an interesting piece of research collated by the which has collated the price of lunch at Michelin restaurants throughout the country to show that eating out at Michelin restaurants may not be as expensive as you think. The report by the Trainline says: ‘For passionate foodies, Michelin star food is up […]

Puddle Cottage Face Lift – 3 week update

We are now three weeks into our refurbishment of Puddle Cottage, so I thought an update on progress was well overdue. The first project was to have the cottage re-pointed. The cottage was built in 1849 using local Collyweston stone but over the years the stone has been filled in using standard concrete. We have […]

‘Tis the season to be jolly!

It may seem like quite a while away, but we have already had several enquiries about bookings during the festive period. Rutland really comes to life in the run up to Christmas. The independent, boutique shops in Oakham, Uppingham and Stamford, make the area a great place to pick up a more unusual and thoughtful gift. […]

The Olympic Torch in Rutland

Today, on Day 46 of the relay and with less than a month to go until the start of the Olympic Games, Rutland saw its first glimpse of the Olympic Torch. The Torch had made its way from Leicester that morning, and huge crowds gathered to see the Olympic Torch pass through Oakham High Street […]