Archives: August 2012

Burghley Horse Trials Starts Today

I can’t believe this year has gone by so quickly. Here I am typing and Burghley Horse Trials has started today – I can’t believe we are nearly into September. The dates for  Burghley Horse Trials has been announced for next year already as 5 – 8 September 2013. If you are coming to the […]

Fishing in Rutland Water

Book boats in advance if Fishing at Rutland Water this Autumn Anglian Water are suggesting that you book boats early if Fishing at Rutland Water this autumn with September and October being the most popular months. According to the Anglian Water website, Rutland Water saw good fishing conditions again last week ( The South Arm saw […]

Choo Choo! Prepare to be Rocked by Rail!

Rocks by Rail – The Living Ironstone Musum in Rutland is re-opening soon When visiting the area you may want to pay a visit to the Rutland Railway Museum which is based just outside the village of Cottesmore on the North side of Rutland Water. Rutland Railway Museum (under its new name Rocks by Rail […]

Not a lot of people know that! Facts about Rutland…

Here are a few little known facts about our little county of Rutland: Rutland Water is Europe’s largest man made lake. It was built in 1977. Rutland is the smallest country in the United Kingdom. Rutland was originally part of Leicestershire but was reinstated as an independent county in 1997. Rutland is the only county […]

Rutland Hedgerow Liquor? Make mine a double!

All the seasons in Rutland have a different feel and all are fantastic within their own right. I have to say though that autumn is one of my favourite times of the year. One of our family traditions in autumn is to make Sloe Gin. The start of the autumn brings with it the start […]

Four Legged Friends Welcome!

We know that for many people, their perfect holiday is not complete without bringing their four legged friends along, and we are delighted that Puddle Cottage welcomes well behaved pets. Puddle Cottage is located just a short walk from Rutland Water, and there are many fantastic dogs walks locally. We also have a little welcome […]

Chestnuts Roasting on the Open Fire?!

I had to share this picture of the chimney being swept at Puddle Cottage ready for the autumn! The chimney sweep did laugh when I asked him to pause so I could take a photo but it’s a sight I love and means that those lovely autumn days in Rutland aren’t too far away. Of […]

We declare Puddle Cottage OPEN!

In the midst of all the renovation work we were doing on Puddle Cottage, I didn’t get a chance to update the blog with a picture of the official opening with Mum cutting the ribbon to declare Puddle Cottage open for business! After all the hard work that went into renovating Puddle Cottage, it was only […]

‘An exemplary pub’ says the Independent. And we agree.

Dinner at the Berkeley Arms, Wymondham was simply superb. I’ve just stumbled on some photos from several weeks ago which reminded me about a fantastic meal I enjoyed several weeks ago. The family ventured to the Berkeley Arms in Wymondham at the end of July and enjoyed a fantastic evening – the food and service […]

Raise your glass.. It’s the Rutland Beer Festival!

With the August bank holiday fast approaching, it can only mean one thing in Rutland… the start of the Rutland Annual Beer Festival held at the Grainstore in Oakham, and this weekend it celebrates its 13th festival. There will be over 70 Real Ales (golden ales, stouts, bitters, porters and barley wines and a wide […]