Short trips – UK

  • Rushton Hall reviewed

    There aren’t many backdrops I’d pick over Rushton Hall. Thirty minutes from Northampton town, a lifetime away from the hubbub

  • 30 quirky UK places to stay

    It’d take you a while to visit all of them, but all of them you will definitely want to visit. Let the Muddy editors take you on a road trip

  • 16 best riverside cottages (including our very own Grand Union Canal)

    So we’ve told you the best seaside cottages, but beach holidays in Britain always come with that anxious niggle at the back of your head – will it tank down for the whole week? Well, how about an inland lake or river holiday as an alternative? The Muddy editors who happen go to be landlocked (me […]

  • 14 beautiful beach cottages to rent this summer (or before if you can’t wait)

    One of the big benefits of Muddy tottering its way into so many counties (er, 17 since you asked!) is that we have a raft of on-the-ground experts, squirrelling out the coolest, most useful stuff for the rest of us to plunder. Case in point – beach cottages. Thought about renting one this summer? Yeah […]

  • Muddy does a Bridget ‘mini-break’ – Forest of Arden Hotel

    Sometimes, the stress of a holiday or the 10 hours stuck in traffic on the way to Cornwall, really do negate any benefits of a trip away; that’s why I’m the new champion of a cheeky break on your own doorstep (or near as damn it)! And according to Marriott’s Great British Break Report, two […]

  • Muddy picks best cottage stays!

    There’s nothing like a bit of a holiday flirt to cheer you up on a cold, wintery day. If the thought of airport queues, hordes of people and traffic jams on the M5 (anyone else had an overnighter on the motorway, with no loo!) is making you want to unpack your suitcase – take a deep […]

  • Stay here: Thornbury Castle, Gloucestershire

    Hero, our Muddy editor over in Bucks/Oxon, went to stay at Thornbury Castle and she reckons us Northants peeps will want to hear about it, so here you go you gorgeous lot! Fancy something a bit different on the blogaroo today? No problem, may I offer you a stay in the Cotswolds castle where Henry VIII and […]

  • The Muddy must-have summer festival buys

    Designed by: Charlotte Harkness   Okay so everybody needs things like water, money for the bar and your ticket. Oh, and maybe wet wipes. But here are the other 15 things that could be on every festival goer’s packing list. 1. Coastal Wool Picnic Rug, John Lewis, £55 2. Aviators, Ray-Bans, Sunglasses Hut, £143 3. The Paradiso Beach […]

    • The Muddy Summer Festival Guide

      I’m a dedicated Glastonbury lover from the *ahem*  comfort of my sofa – I had an awesome front row of Chris Martin for starters, and let me tell you, the toilet facilities are way better. But whether you’re a namby-pamby glamper like me or a hardcore roll-in-mud and wet-wipes-at-dawn music-fan, here’s the Muddy Guide to […]

    • Top 10 things to do in Dorset

      We’re starting to do more travel on Muddy, figuring that though you love Northants, you like to escape sometimes too (quick, dig the tunnels). Hero, over in Ox/Bucks, travelled down to Dorset recently, so I nabbed her review, just in case you’re off there on holly bobs, or are thinking of somewhere to lay your hat for […]

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