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  There are celebrity lectures and cruises on Rutland Water […]

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 […]

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 […]

What’s on 2019

Happy New Year! If you are planning a trip to Rutland in 2019 you might like to take a look at some of the local events taking place in the area: 19th April  – 22nd April 2019 – Craft Lager, Ale and Gin Festival at Grainstore Brewery Sunday 28th April 2019 – The International CiCLE Classic, starting in […]

Fish Tank Sushi, Oakham

EDIT – NOW CLOSED If you are looking for somewhere to eat in Rutland, you make want to try Fish Tank Sushi in Oakham which is located in Baker’s Yard on Church Street in Oakham. The restaurant was opened last year by a husband and wife team, Romy and Sam Letteri, who have worked together in […]

Guest Feedback July 2017

Here is the guest feedback for July 2017: Excellent, quiet location. The garden was marvellous for our little dog. Well equipped kitchen. Judy Home from home. We love Puddle Cottage Tony, Sandra and Ben Delightful cottage, very well equipped. Comfy and with the many extra touches it made us feel very welcome. If you would […]

Lodge at Barnsdale Hotel (sleeps 4) available to rent

We have been given the opportunity to share this rental at Barnsdale Hotel which is available from Saturday 10th June 2017  to Saturday 17th June 2017. The rental of the lodge, which overlooks Rutland Water,  gives you full use of the resorts facilities throughout your stay (excluding spa treatments and hairdressing). Barnsdale Hotel is set […]

Guest Feedback December 2014

Here is the guest feedback for December 2014: Very impressed by attention to detail, which enhanced our restful, cosy stay.  Bob and Michelle. Very comfortable, everything we could need supplied, lots to read. Attention to detail much appreciated. Jan K. Lovely and thoughtful touches and attention to detail. Thanks for a lovely stay. David L. Very […]

Guest Feedback November 2014

Here is the guest feedback for November 2014: Everything had been thought about. All everyday things were here which certainly meant a lot less to bring. The cottage was furnished to a very high standard. The fence garden was great for the dogs. It was perfect. Karen and Dave Very well appointed and comfortable. Enjoyed […]

Autumn in Rutland

Autumn in Rutland I  absolutely love Rutland in the autumn.  I took this photo last year just outside Edith Weston as the autumn sun was rising. The weather has been unusually warm and it is only now that we  are enjoying crisp autumn mornings.  As well as the beautiful autumn scenery, Rutland is particularly quiet at […]