Spring Update

Hello from Rutland Water! There is something about the clocks changing that focusses the mind to the Spring and Summer ahead, even if the weather hasn’t received the memo! It’s been a busy month by the big ‘Puddle’. The fishing season has started and Rutland Water Fishing Lodge has been hive of activity. There have […]

4 Stars from Visit England for Puddle and Snowdrop Cottage!

We are delighted to announce that following today’s inspection by Visit England we are thrilled to have retained our 4 star status at Puddle Cottage for the 10th year running! We were also thrilled that Snowdrop Cottage was also awarded 4 stars by Visit England at its first ever inspection. We would like to thank […]

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. […]

COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Update It is with sincere sadness that following the Government announcement last night, we still remain closed until further notice. We would like to thank all of our guests for being so understanding at this very difficult time. Rutland Water also still remains closed. Hopefully we will all be able to enjoy the big […]

January 2020 Specials

For a limited time only, we have released a special 2 night stay throughout January 2020! The price includes a pile of logs, coal and kindling for the open fire! Well behaved dogs are very welcome at Puddle Cottage for an additional £20 to cover the additional cleaning. To book please email We would […]

Guest Feedback January 2019

Here is the guest feedback for January 2019: We loved Puddle Cottage. Exceptionally clean and well presented with everything we needed and more. We thought the village was very pretty, and very easy access to Rutland Water. Debbie, Nigel and Rosie We love Puddle Cottage. A nice safe garden for the dog and such a quiet […]

4 Stars from Visit England!

Following today’s assessment from Visit England, we are absolutely delighted to announce that Puddle Cottage has maintained its 4 star status as a self catering cottage. The report will follow in the coming days which we will share. In the meantime, we do have some availability during the autumn. Our prices include linen, towels, kitchen essentials […]

Guest Feedback June 2018

Here is the guest feedback for June 2018: Loved the cottage. Have visited  many self-catering cottages over the years and this is definitely in the top 10. Lovely welcome pack. Lots of instructions and information which I like. As the weather was lovely it was great to sit in the garden. Very peaceful area. Fiona Loved the […]

Guest Feedback April 2018

Here is the guest feedback for April 2018: ‘Just as nice as last time. Like the large bed, rain shower and dishwasher as these things are not normally found in a small cottage’ ‘Everything you need. Lovely cosy fires home from home here, we love it. Thanks for another great stay’ Paul, Sarah and Doris ‘Superb […]

Guest Feedback March 2018

Here is the guest feedback for March 2018: Wonderful stay. Will be recommending to family and friends. Lovely little touches made it a special stay. Everything you could ask for in a self catering cottage, fantastic, thank you both so much. Gillian and Jason Puddle Cottage has all you need for a comfortable and relaxing […]