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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 […]

Global Birdfair 2022

Following the announcement from the Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust that it would no longer host the British Birdfair, we were delighted to hear that the event will still continue in a new format, location and name. The festival will bring together wildlife conservationists, representatives of nature travel, birders and natural history enthusiasts from all […]

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. […]

Christmas Markets in Rutland 2021

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 […]

‘Remarkable’ Roman Mosaic found near to Puddle Cottage!

You may have seen Rutland in the news today, as it was announced that a Roman mosaic has been found in a Rutland field. Historic England described the mosaic as “one of the most remarkable and significant… ever found in Britain”. The mosaic was discovered by the farmer’s son during lockdown. It has now been […]

‘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 […]

The Ospreys are back at Rutland Water!

International travel may not be possible for us at the moment but COVID restrictions don’t apply to wildlife! We were delighted to hear that the Ospreys have started to return back to the area and seem to have settled in well! Normally, at this time of the year, we love welcoming guests who visit Rutland […]

A winter wonderland

Over the past week or so, we have enjoyed a real winter wonderland in Rutland. Rutland has been covered in a blanket of snow, and the edges of Rutland Water have frozen over. This photo is of a very wintery Edith Weston Church. We are eagerly awaiting news about when we can reopen. We very […]

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 […]