Archives: January 2013

Spring is (nearly) sprung!

Snowdrop image courtesy of the very talented Ann Mortimer What a couple of weeks it’s been! Rutland has been covered in a blanket of snow for several weeks now but over the weekend, the temperature rose, the snow cleared, the sky was blue and spring really doesn’t feel far away. Today, I stumbled across […]

It’s snowing.. & they are still sailing on Rutland Water!

What a gorgeous day here at Rutland Water. Recent snow has covered our little county of Rutland and Rutland Water looks fantastic with snowy banks and a wintery sky. Thankfully, Puddle Cottage is situated in Edith Weston which has a village shop and a pub so if guests can’t travel far in the snow, they […]

Snowy Puddle Cottage!

The last few days has seen a significant amount of snowfall in Rutland. This photo was taken on Sunday and it has continued to snow since! Thankfully the cottage is well equipped for such weather conditions. There is full central heating throughout the cottage and there is an open fire (with logs and coal provided) […]

Rutland – Home to Britain’s Best Bakery!

Hambleton Bakery wins ‘Britian’s Best Bakery’ After many challenges during the winter months, Hambleton Bakery (based in Rutland) has won the title of ‘Britian’s Best Bakery’ beating 36 bakers across the country in a recent TV show. In the final round of the TV series, the final three teams were set three challenges. The first was […]

The English Versailles – Local setting for Hollywood Blockbuster!

The English Versailles! Les Miserables hit the big screens last weekend making £8.1 million in its first weekend and accounted for a huge 40% of all of last weekends cinema viewings! The film, featuring Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe,  is based on the hugely popular musical adaptation of Victor Hugo’s 1862 novel. The […]

Lunch for Even Less 2013

7 Local Top Restaurants Team Up to offer a fine lunch at an especially low price 7 top local restaurants in the Rutland area are all offering fantastic lunch deals from January to March 2013. The details are as follows (you need to quote the ‘Lunch for Even Less’ offer when booking): The Berkeley Arms, […]

Happy New Year from Puddle Cottage!

After a fantastic 2012 for Puddle Cottage, we would like to wish all our past, present and future  guests a very Happy New Year! 2012 has been a fantastic year for us. The cottage was fully renovated using local materials, local tradesmen and materials from local shops and  opened for business in August. Puddle Cottage […]