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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Visit England Assessment Report

Following our recent inspection by Visit England, we are delighted to share the summary from this year’s report. The owners continue to be proactive at maintaining standards, investment is made where necessary to ensure the cottage remains in very good order and ensures guests have a comfortable stay. The cottage is in a peaceful spot, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Rutland Water Cycle Hire is in top 10% of worldwide attractions!

Rutland Water Cycle Hire has received the 2020 Travellers’ Choice Award from Tripadvisor which puts them in the top 10% of attractions worldwide. That’s not bad for an independent bike store located in Britain’s smallest county! Many of our guests enjoy exploring Rutland Water on bike. With 16 miles of offroad cycling around the reservoir, […]

4 Stars from Visit England!

A few photos taken today! We are delighted to announce that following today’s inspection by Visit England we are thrilled to have retained our 4 star status for the eighth year running! This year’s inspection was particularly important to us as it took into account all the COVID-19 measures we have in place to keep […]