Northern Lights at Rutland Water

On Sunday night, we were treated to an amazing display of the Northern Lights over Rutland Water! The Northern Lights are never normally seen in the UK and being able to see them in Rutland was such a treat! The display was beautifully captured by Jamie Hassall. Jamie runs Rutland Photography Workshops and offers photography […]

What lies beneath?!

The Time Team spent 3 days digging in the grounds of Oakham Castle in June 2012 and this afternoon, the 1 hour program featuring Oakham Castle will be aired (Channel 4, 4:35pm). According to the Channel 4 website: Oakham Castle is the best preserved 12th-century building in Britain, but there’s much more to it than meets […]

Snowy Puddle Cottage!

The last few days has seen a significant amount of snowfall in Rutland. This photo was taken on Sunday and it has continued to snow since! Thankfully the cottage is well equipped for such weather conditions. There is full central heating throughout the cottage and there is an open fire (with logs and coal provided) […]

Where is Rutland?

Multum in Parvo! Rutland is a county in the East Midlands and borders Leicestershire, Linconshire and Northamptonshire.  Leicestershire borders the West and North of the county, Lincolnshire the Northeast and Northamptonshire the South East. At is longest, Rutland is only 18 miles long and 17 miles wide, and therefore the smallest county in the United Kingdom, […]

Wedding Party at Puddle Cottage

Wedding at Normanton Church! We are really excited to have received our first booking for a couple attending their daughter’s wedding next Spring! The wedding is taking place at Normanton Church which is within walking distance of Puddle Cottage which is located in Edith Weston. Normanton Church is a popular venue for weddings, and it’s no […]

Walkers Welcome Award at Puddle Cottage!

‘Walkers Welcome’ award given to Puddle Cottage, Rutland Water. We are delighted to annouce that the Quality in Tourism Board have awarded Puddle Cottage, Rutland Water with a ‘Walkers Welcome’ Award! The scheme was set up by the Quality in Tourist Board to give walkers the confidence that they are booking quality accommodation meets their […]

Rutland Water: Facts and Figures

Rutland Water: A few facts and figures The Rutland Living is a lovely magazine and covers all the key events and places to visit in the area. You will find the latest copies in the dresser in the living room at the cottage, along with maps, leaflets and guides on the area and plenty of entertainment […]

The best table in town?

With the mini heatwave due to hit Rutland any day, one common question people ask if whether BBQ’s are allowed at Rutland Water. And who can blame anyone for wanting to get surely the best table in area, and cooking and having dinner overlooking Rutland Water. The picture I’ve put on the blog is a […]

Puddle Cottage Face Lift – 3 week update

We are now three weeks into our refurbishment of Puddle Cottage, so I thought an update on progress was well overdue. The first project was to have the cottage re-pointed. The cottage was built in 1849 using local Collyweston stone but over the years the stone has been filled in using standard concrete. We have […]

The Olympic Torch in Rutland

Today, on Day 46 of the relay and with less than a month to go until the start of the Olympic Games, Rutland saw its first glimpse of the Olympic Torch. The Torch had made its way from Leicester that morning, and huge crowds gathered to see the Olympic Torch pass through Oakham High Street […]