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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 […]

‘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 […]

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 […]

COVID-19 Update

Thanks to our lovely guests who have shared this wonderful photo which has even more meaning today than normal with a ray of hope in the background. It turns out that today will be the last day we will be open for a little while. If you are due to stay this month, don’t worry […]

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 […]

Puddle Cottage Reopens!

After months of being closed due to Covid-19, we are delighted to announce that following the Government’s announcement today, we will be re-opening Puddle Cottage on Monday 13th July 2020! We are now busy taking bookings for the Summer. The availability is up to date on our website should you wish to book http://www.puddle.fcstest.co.uk/tariff-and-availability Puddle Cottage […]

Rutland Water Nature Reserve Re-Opens

After months of being closed due to Covid-19, I am delighted to see that more parts of Rutland Water Park are now re-opening. It was announced today that Rutland Water Nature Reserve will re-open tomorrow (Monday 22nd June 2020). The following, however, still applies: The Beach is closed The Aquapark remains closed Watersports remains limited (day launch only, […]