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Osprey Chicks have hatched at Rutland Water!

It’s been a busy week on Rutland Water. The first Osprey chicks of the season hatched yesterday! 2 eggs hatched within a matter of hours of each other. Thankfully both chicks are doing well. You can see live footage of the Rutland Water Ospreys here:  https://www.lrwt.org.uk/rutlandospreys One of the best ways to see the Rutland […]

Puddle Cottage awarded prestigious ROSE Award by Visit England

We are absolutely delighted to announce that we have been awarded a prestigious ROSE Award by Visit England! The ROSE Award, which stands for Recognition Of Service Excellence, is awarded to only 100 accommodation providers each year, from hotels, B&B’s, campsites to self catering accommodation. We had a wonderful awards day with Visit England at […]

Discover Rutland Spring Summer Guide 2022

Discover Rutland have launched their Spring Summer Visitor Guide which is available to read here It’s full of an array of things to see an do if when visiting Rutland over the next few months, including useful ‘diary dates’ and well worth a read. If you are planning a visit to Rutland, why not stay […]

The Rutland Show 2022

The Rutland County Show is back! The Show will be held during the Jubilee weekend on Saturday 4th June 2022 after a 2 year break during COVID and will take place at the Rutland Showground. As well as the traditional agricultural show there will be plenty of food and drink stands, shops and family entertainment. […]

Ichthyosaur: Huge fossilised ‘sea dragon’ found at Rutland Water

The fossil of an enormous 10 meter long sea dragon has been unearthed on the banks of Rutland Water. It has been described as one of the greatest finds in the history of British palaeontology. The ichthyosaur is about 180 million years old and measures about 10 metres in length and weighs about a tonne. […]

Christmas Markets in Rutland 2021

With the evenings drawing in and the temperatures dropping, Christmas will be here before we know it! Christmas is a lovely time of the year in Rutland and the independent, boutique shops in Oakham, Uppingham and Stamford make the area a great place to pick up a more unusual and thoughtful gift. Here are details […]

‘Remarkable’ Roman Mosaic found near to Puddle Cottage!

You may have seen Rutland in the news today, as it was announced that a Roman mosaic has been found in a Rutland field. Historic England described the mosaic as “one of the most remarkable and significant… ever found in Britain”. The mosaic was discovered by the farmer’s son during lockdown. It has now been […]

‘The joys of England’s smallest county’

Our little county of Rutland has received lots of fabulous press coverage over recent weeks. The latest is from the Daily Mail called ‘The joys of England’s smallest county: It doesn’t have any cities (or motorways) and most can’t even point to it on a map. But we’re bowled over by the simple pleasures of […]

Roadworks in Rutland

We have been informed of roadworks in Rutland which may affect your journey to Puddle Cottage. The road closure information which have been issued are as follows: Part of the A6003 near the village of Manton is to close from 12 April 2021 until 5 July 2021, due to extensive bridge repair work. This closure […]

The Ospreys are back at Rutland Water!

International travel may not be possible for us at the moment but COVID restrictions don’t apply to wildlife! We were delighted to hear that the Ospreys have started to return back to the area and seem to have settled in well! Normally, at this time of the year, we love welcoming guests who visit Rutland […]