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Category: Short Breaks – UK
Have you given a thought to summer camping yet? Those yurts, lodges and cool glampy sites get booked up waaaaay in advance, so to give you the early heads up, here are the 25 best places to start your search, as chosen by the people in the know – the regional Muddy editors.
Hollington Park Clamping ,Woollen Hill, nr Newbury
If you love the idea of getting back to basics, but can’t quite bring yourself to sleep on a deflating air mattress, pitch up at Hollington Park Glamping near Newbury.Read more
Love a luxe break? A sucker for heritage holiday rentals? Or is it all about the location? They all have their place but, for pure fun value, there’s little that can beat a really quirky stay. My fellow Muddy editors in counties from Cornwall to Norfolk, Kent to Warwickshire, have each found two brilliant, alternative properties with which to whet your travel appetite. And if you know a fantastic quirky stay somewhere that you think should be included, please comment in the box below – let’s share the knowledge!Read more
We do try to push the boat out on prizes for you to win, but we’ve had we had one so delicious it was literally bobbing over the water. But check out this lakeside view!
Another Place The Lake in Ullswater in the Lake District is the most ridiculously gorgeous, luxurious, stylish hotel we’ve seen in a very long time and we’ve nabbed a two night stay, worth nearly £800, for one lucky Muddy reader (and your plus one obvs).Read more
The music festival season feels a long, long way off right now (although we wouldn’t say no to a pear cider if you’re offering) but these days you’ve got to book mega early if you want to be happy campers come summer. Many of the biggies sell out in a flash – we haven’t managed to score Glastonbury tickets for years – but the good news is lots of the local events still have availability and most of them are family friendly.Read more
Andrei Lussmann grew up in West Africa where he first learned to drink strong espresso and fell in love with Italian food. His father worked for Impresit Bakolori, a construction company owned by Fiat, and the family lived in a version of Little Italy built by the car company in the middle of the desert, complete with a pizza oven. Andrei worked for Forte, Pizza Express and Corney and Barrow before opening his own business.Read more
Don’t tell anyone, but me and Mr C just got back from a sneaky mid-week overnighter in one of the new rooms at The Fox at Willian. And it was bliss. (The room, people — the room! What are you like?) Big cheers to grandma for looking after the Mudlets — and huge love for our new favourite place to eat-and-stay…Read more
Yes, Summer’s waning… ok, it’s properly Autumn already… but that’s no reason not to head off for a cheeky weekend — love a short break, me. If you’re headed Norfolk-wards (or should that be Norfolk Broads?), then Jo of Muddy Norfolk has the perfect pub to please you and any stray kids you’ve not managed to shake off…Read more
I love Norfolk — and I’ve just discovered one more reason to love spending a few days up there. Jo, of Muddy Norfolk, brought this gorgeous pub to my attention recently in her review — lucky thing, having lunch there — and I thought you might like a peek too. Long weekend, Mr C?Read more
Okay, so everybody needs things like water, money for the bar and your ticket. Oh, and maybe wet wipes. But here, thanks to Ali over at Muddy Kent, are the other 15 things that should be on every festival goer’s packing list…Read more