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Discover Rutland Autumn Winter Visitor Guide

Discover Rutland have launched their Autumn Winter 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 and well worth a read. If you are planning a visit to Rutland, why not stay at Puddle Cottage? Puddle […]

Rutland Water Aqua Park is now open!

The Aqua Park at Rutland Water is now open! The Aqua Park opened on 26th May 2018 and will be open throughout the summer until 23rd September 2018. It is open 7 days a week throughout July and August (weekends only in June & September). The Aqua Park is located on the North Shore of Rutland Water at Whitwell. […]

The Grainstore Brewery Sausage and Cider Festival 2018!

With Bank Holiday fast approaching, there are plenty of Events taking place in Rutland with the Grainstore Brewery’s famous Sausage and cider Festival being one of them! The festival, which takes places at the Grainstore Brewery which is by the train station in Oakham, starts on Friday 25th May 2018 and runs until Monday 28th […]

Happy Rutland Day!

Happy Rutland Day ! Morning everyone and Happy Rutland Day! A chance to celebrate all that Rutland has to offer from fantastic scenery, historic market towns,  gorgeous local produce and fantastic independent shops. Even though Rutland is the smallest county in England, the motto ‘Multum in Parvo’ or ‘Much in Little’ really does apply. Rutland […]

Guest Feedback – February 2013

We have just introduced a questionnaire into the cottage so thought it would be a good chance to share recent feedback. Here is the feedback from February: We loved the countryside, and pubs that we visited. The locals were friendly and accommodating for our dog. We had dinner at the Kings Arms in Wing which […]

Rutland – Home to Britain’s Best Bakery!

Hambleton Bakery wins ‘Britian’s Best Bakery’ After many challenges during the winter months, Hambleton Bakery (based in Rutland) has won the title of ‘Britian’s Best Bakery’ beating 36 bakers across the country in a recent TV show. In the final round of the TV series, the final three teams were set three challenges. The first was […]

The English Versailles – Local setting for Hollywood Blockbuster!

The English Versailles! Les Miserables hit the big screens last weekend making £8.1 million in its first weekend and accounted for a huge 40% of all of last weekends cinema viewings! The film, featuring Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe,  is based on the hugely popular musical adaptation of Victor Hugo’s 1862 novel. The […]

Merry Christmas from Puddle Cottage

A very Merry Christmas to everyone involved with Puddle Cottage… …whether it be guests (past, present or future), those who have enquired and everyone that has helped renovate Puddle Cottage this year. We hope you have a wonderful Christmas whatever you are planning. Christmas is a magical time in Rutland. The nearby market towns of […]

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, […]

Rutland – Autumn Bliss

Rutland in Autumn I absolutely love Rutland in the autumn months. I look this picture last week just outside Edith Weston as the Autumn sun was rising. These crisp autumn mornings make for fantastic walks from the cottage, and of course there is the open log fire to curl up in front of at the end of […]