News & Blog

Belton House National Trust

If you are looking to visit a National Trust property whilst you are staying at Puddle Cottage, Belton House is well worth a visit. Situated in Grantham, Belton House can be easily reached with a 25 mile drive straight up the A1 motorway. There are over 1300 acres of parkland to explore as well as […]

British Bird Fair 2019 is about to begin!

Rutland has become a hive of activity as the final preparations are made for the Birdwatching Fair which starts at Rutland Water Nature Reserve on Friday and runs until Sunday 18th August 2019. All the details on the Bird Fair can be found on their website http://www.birdfair.org.uk.  There are celebrity lectures and cruises on Rutland Water […]

Guest Feedback June 2019

Here is the guest feedback for June 2019: We always feel at home in the cottage. Many thanks for the warm welcome. We will be back. See you next year. Ken, Joan and Maddie Excellent accommodation – well equipped, comfortably furnished, dry and warm. In a lovely village surrounded by lovely countryside and easy access […]

Summer at Puddle Cottage

The French lavender is in full bloom now at the front of Puddle Cottage and Summer has arrived! The smell is beautiful and the lavender has attracted plenty of bees too. Temperatures have risen again but thankfully the cottage keeps nice and cool with the thick stone walls. If you are planning a stay by […]

New Coffee Shop in Edith Weston

As a small village by Rutland Water, we are lucky to have a wonderful local pub which serves good pub grub (The Wheatsheaf) and a Village Shop and Post Office, with a great selection of local produce and fabulous service. This month, the Village Shop and Post Office have expanded their business to include a […]

Rutland Water: Great British Breaks

One of our guests kindly left some articles from the Sunday Times for future guests to use to help make the most of their visit to the area. Here is the first article, from the Sunday Times on 29 July 2018: Who says man-made can’t be beautiful? Dive into Britain’s biggest reservoir Why? In England’s smallest […]

Rutland – So much to do, So much to see this Summer!

‘Multum in Parvo’ is the apt motto of the smallest county (Much in Little) especially for Summer 2019 where a plethora of festivals and events will be held with something to offer everyone. June kicks off with one of Rutland’s biggest events, The Rutland County Show (Sunday 2nd June), which makes a great day out […]

Oakham Farmers Market 2019

In additional to the two markets held in Oakham every week (on a Wednesday and a Saturday), there is also an additional Farmers Market in Oakham on the third Saturday of every month, on Gaol Street. The market runs from 8.30 and to 14.00. The dates for the remainder of 2019 are: Saturday 20th April 2019 […]

Guest Feedback March 2019

Here is the guest feedback for March 2019: So cosy, clean and everything you would wish foe. The attention to detail is second to none. We really enjoyed our time here, the bird song is lovely and watched the red kite soaring over the cottage. Such a peaceful location away from any traffic noise. Perfection […]

Award winning team open restaurant in Oakham!

The award winning team behind the very popular Berkley Arm in Wymondham have now ‘moved house’ and have recently opened Hitchen’s Barn in Oakham. Neil and Louise Hitchen transformed the Berkley Arms in Wymondham from a little know pub to a very successfully pub restaurant, being awarded with a Michelin Bib Gourmand which they retained […]