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Northern Lights at Rutland Water

On Friday night, Rutland Water experienced a rare and spectacular display of the Northern Lights, or aurora borealis, due to an unusually intense geomagnetic storm. This storm was part of a larger solar event tied to the peak of the solar cycle, which heightened auroral activity globally. Our guests, Maggie and Craig, captured stunning photos […]

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 […]

Christmas Markets in Rutland 2022

With the evenings drawing in and the temperatures dropping, Christmas will be here before we know it! Christmas is a lovely time of the year in Rutland and the independent, boutique shops in Oakham, Uppingham and Stamford make the area a great place to pick up a more unusual and thoughtful gift. Here are details […]

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 […]

Take Away Options

With more and more of us eating at home at the moment, we thought it would be beneficial to share some some take away options in the area if you are planning a stay with us. Delivery to Puddle Cottage Given the rural location of Puddle Cottage, there are only a few home delivery options […]

‘Eat out to help out’

Many local pubs and restaurants have announced that they are taking part in the Government’s ‘Eat out for less’ scheme.  You can get 50% off food and drink (non-alcoholic) up to a maximum of £10 per diner from 3rd to 30th August every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at participating establishments. The Wheatsheaf, which is the […]

Oakham Farmers Market 2019

In additional to the two markets held in Oakham every week (on a Wednesday and a Saturday), there is also an additional Farmers Market in Oakham on the third Saturday of every month, on Gaol Street. The market runs from 8.30 and to 14.00. The dates for the remainder of 2019 are: Saturday 20th April 2019 […]

Burghley Horse Trials 2013

If you are coming to the Burghley Horse Trials this year (5th – 8th September 2013)  and are looking for self-catering accommodation close to Burghley, then why not consider a stay at Puddle Cottage? Puddle Cottage is situated in the charming village of Edith Weston and is just a short walk to south shore of […]

Lets move to Oakham Rutland?

Here’s an article from the Guardian at the weekend about Oakham, which is worth a read! It’s just the place for beer, beef, bread and birds What’s going for it? The time comes in a person’s life when one starts to appreciate a place like Oakham. This is not somewhere to waste on twentysomethings or […]