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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 […]

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 – 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 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 […]

The Osprey have returned to Rutland Water!

It’s been a busy day on Rutland Water. The Ospreys have started to return back to the area and seem to have settled well! Great news! Maya arrived back on the nest at 10.39 this morning (14th March), 2 days later than in 2018. She battled wind speeds of up to 50mph to reach Manton Bay, […]

Guest Feedback February 2019

Here is the guest feedback for February 2019: Beautiful cottage, lovely warm welcome. Lovely and cosy, homely, well appointed, all high quality. The open fire was a delight. The bird life around the cottage is amazing. Walking around the ‘Puddle’ and the surrounding areas is a delight. Thank you for letting us share in the […]

Our Inspection Report from Visit England

Following our assessment from Visit England a few weeks ago where we were informed that Puddle Cottage had maintained its 4 star status as a self catering cottage, we are delighted to share details from the report which has now been published. Beautifully maintained cottage in picturesque village Exceptional levels of cleanliness Great location for exploring […]

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 […]