Northern Lights at Rutland Water

Northern Lights at Rutland Water

On Sunday night, we were treated to an amazing display of the Northern Lights over Rutland Water! The Northern Lights are never normally seen in the UK and being able to see them in Rutland was such a treat!

The display was beautifully captured by Jamie Hassall. Jamie runs Rutland Photography Workshops and offers photography courses in Rutland as well as further afield (

Speaking to the BBC, Jamie said…

“This is the fourth time I’ve captured them at Normanton Church but this weekend’s show was the best ever,” he said.

“Walking from where I parked the car to the edge of the water, I then proceeded to run for the church because I could see it and you never know how long the northern lights are going to last.”

In the end, they lasted for about 45 minutes and his wife even had time to drive over and join him.

“Over the church, it was breath taking,” he said.


If you are looking for accommodation near Rutland Water, then Puddle or Snowdrop Cottage could be for you. Normanton Church, where the photo was taken, is withing walking distance of the cottages.

Puddle Cottage and Snowdrop Cottage are situated in Edith Weston and are within walking distance of Rutland Water and Rutland Fishing Lodge. The cottages, which are located next to each other, have recently been inspected and awarded a 4-star status by Visit England. Both cottages have one large bedroom which can be presented as two full size single beds or one super king size bed. Although the cottages are self catering cottages, they are stocked with kitchen essentials and all bed linen and towels are provided. The cottages have been refurbished so as well as maintaining the charm of an old cottage with its exposed beams, stone and the open fire, it also has all the modern facilities you would expect such as a Smart TV, central heating and new appliances such as a washing machine and dishwasher.

The village of Edith Weston, on the South shore of Rutland Water has a local shop and pub serving food so you won’t have to travel too far if you don’t want to! If you do want to explore the local area, the cottages are also within 8 miles of the market towns of Oakham Uppingham and Stamford.

The availability and tariffs for both cottages can be found on our website here.

We would be delighted to welcome you.