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Rutland is home to the UK pub of the year

We were delighted to hear that Rutland’s very own ‘Olive Branch’ in Clipsham has been awarded the fabulous accolade of The Good Pub Guide’s Pub of the Year 2021! Needless to say, booking well in advance is highly recommended! If you are planning a visit to Rutland, why not stay at Puddle Cottage? Puddle Cottage […]

Puddle Cottage Opens (again!)

We are delighted to announce that our little rural County of Rutland has been placed in Tier 2 so we will be opening the cottage doors again next week from Wednesday 2nd December. We are able to welcome guests from Tier 1 and 2 from the same household. Short breaks are available, so if you […]

COVID-19 Update

Thanks to our lovely guests who have shared this wonderful photo which has even more meaning today than normal with a ray of hope in the background. It turns out that today will be the last day we will be open for a little while. If you are due to stay this month, don’t worry […]

Visit England Assessment Report

Following our recent inspection by Visit England, we are delighted to share the summary from this year’s report. The owners continue to be proactive at maintaining standards, investment is made where necessary to ensure the cottage remains in very good order and ensures guests have a comfortable stay. The cottage is in a peaceful spot, […]

Rutland Water Cycle Hire is in top 10% of worldwide attractions!

Rutland Water Cycle Hire has received the 2020 Travellers’ Choice Award from Tripadvisor which puts them in the top 10% of attractions worldwide. That’s not bad for an independent bike store located in Britain’s smallest county! Many of our guests enjoy exploring Rutland Water on bike. With 16 miles of offroad cycling around the reservoir, […]

4 Stars from Visit England!

A few photos taken today! We are delighted to announce that following today’s inspection by Visit England we are thrilled to have retained our 4 star status for the eighth year running! This year’s inspection was particularly important to us as it took into account all the COVID-19 measures we have in place to keep […]

August Availability

  We currently have some availability in August.  Our availability is updated daily here http://www.puddle.fcstest.co.uk/tariff-and-availability If you are looking for a break, we are a character one bedroomed cottage in a beautiful Rutland village and just a short stroll to the South shore of Rutland Water. We warmly welcome dogs and have self enclosed gardens. There […]

We’re ‘Good to Go!’

We are busy getting ready to re-open on Monday 13th July. We’re delighted to announce that Puddle Cottage is now certified as being ‘Good to Go ✅’ in partnership with VisitEngland.   Should you wish to book at stay, please call Anna on 07734175291 or e/mail enquiries@puddle-cottage.co.uk. We would be delighted to welcome you. Puddle Cottage […]

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 […]

Gates Garden Centres Expands

Located just 4 miles from Oakham in Cold Overton, Gates Garden Centre attracts visitors from miles around, and every time we pay a visit is has grown in size! In the past few weeks, Gates Garden Centre have extended further to include a large farm shop with the focus being on offering the finest locally […]