The Urban Guide to the Countryside
Northamptonshire Edition

Category: Travel

Muddy teams up with Althorp food & drink festival 2017

12 Apr 2017

This year Muddy Stilettos Northants is teaming up with Althorp Food and Drink Festival, May 6 & 7​ to find out who is the people’s favourite exhibitor at the weekend event. From sausages to sauces, wine to water buffalo, if you’re at the event, pick out your winner – with over 40 to choose from.

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Cottages for families and larger groups? We’ve got it nailed

11 Apr 2017

Looking for a gorgeous holiday stop for a group of mates/extended families/the local knitting group who really know how to party? Hang on, I’ll just get out my magician’s hat and wand and, er… abracadabra!  The best rental properties across 18 counties, conjured up by your in-the-know Muddy editors.


The Coach House, Ascot 

Pass me a kaftan and a glass of fizz (make that a bottle), I feel the need to waft.

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10 fabulous Northants festivals for fun & frolicks this summer…

27 Mar 2017

Just when you thought Northamptonshire was ‘only’ a capital of culture and cuisine, this summer our idyllic countryside comes to life my Muddy friends. There are a number of festival shenanigans planned for the county between now and September, and judging by the music line-ups  and the fun factor on offer, we think it’s going to be a cracking few months indeed. Move over Glasters and V – Northamptonshire welcomes festival goers of all types…

Althorp Food & Drink Festival, 6-7 May

Oh – now, this really is a Muddy fave with many of the county’s best food & drink producers on display.

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Mini staycation – The Narrowboat, Weedon

20 Mar 2017

Staycation. Staycation Staycation. It’s an opportunity to take some time out and explore your own county, even if you only have a spare evening. And it still surprises me that after a twenty minute car journey from Northampton (a mere skip across the M1 to the west of the county), you can have yourself a proper local adventure. Door to door and back in 24 hours, we’ve met some inspiringly talented people and bone fide entrepreneurs.

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A second glass of fizz on March 26? Go on, yer Mother would!

13 Mar 2017

Mothering Sunday – A day out for Mums, Sons, Daughters and anyone inbetween…

They come in all shapes and sizes, we love them, and they can drive us mad but on this day more than any other we celebrate them all.   There are a host of lovely lunches already planned for our Northants Mums, but I ask you, is there a more idyllic setting for a celebration of maternal appreciation than the rolling Northamptonshire countryside and a trip up or down the Welford road?

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