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Short Breaks – UK

  • 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.

  • Cool camping

    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. STAY IN…BERKSHIRE […]

  • 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 […]

  • MY FAVOURITE PLACES: ANDREI LUSSMANN

    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, […]

  • Fancy a night away? Get Foxy!

    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...

  • A pub with a view — and *what* a view

    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?

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