The Rutland Ospreys return!

The Rutland Ospreys return!

The Rutland Ospreys return! We were delighted to hear that the Ospreys have returned to Rutland Water!

Maya returned yesterday (12th March 2024)  – the second time she has arrived back on the 12th March. This makes this her joint earliest time back. We now eagerly await the return of her breeding partner, 33(11). We expect this to be anytime soon. Maya and male 33(11) have bred together since 2015 and have raised 20 chicks during that time.

If you wish to catch at glimpse of the Osprey you can view the Rutland Osprey webcam here.

Where can you see the Ospreys?

You can watch them at their nest site at Lyndon Nature Reserve. The Lydon site is less than 2 miles from the cottages.

Lyndon Nature Reserve is a haven for wildlife enthusiasts and nature lovers. Managed by the Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust, this tranquil reserve spans over 100 acres of diverse habitats, including woodlands, meadows, and wetlands.

One of the main attractions of Lyndon Nature Reserve is its significance as a breeding site for Ospreys. Visitors flock to the reserve each year to witness these magnificent birds of prey nesting and raising their young. The reserve boasts several well-positioned hides and viewing points.

Apart from ospreys, Lyndon Nature Reserve is home to a wealth of biodiversity. Birdwatchers can spot a variety of species, including kingfishers, herons, and warblers, while the surrounding woodlands provide shelter for mammals such as deer and foxes. The reserve’s diverse flora also supports a multitude of insects and other invertebrates.

About Puddle and Snowdrop Cottage

If you are planning to visit Rutland Water to see the Ospreys, why not stay at Puddle or Snowdrop Cottage? We have availability in March and April for short breaks. Rutland Water Nature Reserve and Lyndon Nature Reserve are only a few miles away.

Puddle Cottage and Snowdrop Cottage are situated in Edith Weston and are within walking distance of Rutland Water. The self catering cottages, which are located next to each other, have recently been inspected and awarded a 4-star status by Visit England. We are also proud to be Airbnb super hosts.

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. The cottages also have 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.

To book please contact Anna on or call 07734175291. We would be delighted to welcome you to the area.

(Photo from the Rutland Water Nature Reserve webcam via their Facebook page, taken in 2020)