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Osprey Chicks have hatched at Rutland Water!

It’s been a busy week on Rutland Water. The first Osprey chicks of the season hatched yesterday! 2 eggs hatched within a matter of hours of each other. Thankfully both chicks are doing well. You can see live footage of the Rutland Water Ospreys here:  https://www.lrwt.org.uk/rutlandospreys One of the best ways to see the Rutland […]

Puddle Cottage awarded prestigious ROSE Award by Visit England

We are absolutely delighted to announce that we have been awarded a prestigious ROSE Award by Visit England! The ROSE Award, which stands for Recognition Of Service Excellence, is awarded to only 100 accommodation providers each year, from hotels, B&B’s, campsites to self catering accommodation. We had a wonderful awards day with Visit England at […]

Discover Rutland Spring Summer Guide 2022

Discover Rutland have launched their Spring Summer Visitor Guide which is available to read here It’s full of an array of things to see an do if when visiting Rutland over the next few months, including useful ‘diary dates’ and well worth a read. If you are planning a visit to Rutland, why not stay […]

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. […]

‘The joys of England’s smallest county’

Our little county of Rutland has received lots of fabulous press coverage over recent weeks. The latest is from the Daily Mail called ‘The joys of England’s smallest county: It doesn’t have any cities (or motorways) and most can’t even point to it on a map. But we’re bowled over by the simple pleasures of […]

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 […]

Cancellation Guarantee

We appreciate that we are living in uncertain times, and as a result we are changing our terms and conditions to give you peace of mind when booking. Should you need to cancel your stay due, whether it is due to changes in Tier levels, national restrictions or due to the need to isolate, we […]

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 […]

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, […]