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  • Top spots for snowdrops

    Time for a galanthus gadabout: the best places to see snowdrops in Herts, Essex, Cambridgeshire and Suffolk.

  • Have pooch, will travel

    38 perfect dog-friendly places to stay in the UK, from hotels and inns to pubs and cottages

  • My Favourite Places

    What makes an interior designer become a designer of swimwear? Lisa Montague tells her story and shares her favourite places to swim.

  • Big and Beautiful

    Welcome to Muddy counties. We have the biggest and most stylish of holiday rentals for large groups. Time for a group hug and a holiday.

  • Happy glampers

    I’ve only just discovered Home Farm Glamping, which is so far south in the county, it’s practically in London. Yet just look at the location. It’s got Aldenham Country Park on one side and its very own river for fishing on the other. Designed with a nod to those of us who panic when our […]

  • A holiday less ordinary

    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 […]

    • Win this £800 stay at Another Place The Lake!

      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 […]

    • Early bird Muddy summer festival guide. Book now!

      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 […]

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    Our handpicked selection of best local businesses

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