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  • The Old Rectory Maidford

    10 stunning self-catering stays in Northants

    Who needs to go abroad with stays like this on our doorstep? If you're looking for a stylish cottage escape close to home for when lockdown lifts, read on.

  • Restaurants with rooms

    Dreaming of a foodie getaway? We've scoured the Muddy counties for hotel stays with serious culinary credentials for when lock-down lifts. Tuck in.

  • Dog-friendly stays

    Have pooch, will travel? Here are 43 stays across the Muddy counties that are all Fido-friendly to bookmark for a later date.

  • A boutique masterpiece

    The Artist Residence in the hamlet of South Leigh, Oxfordshire with its slick styling and cleverly chosen art, is a welcome antidote to traditional Cotswolds inns. Muddy loves.

  • 10 European-style staycations

    Love a continental jaunt but staying in Blighty this year? These 10 UK holiday spots have a distinctly European feel - can you guess where this is?

  • 3 good reasons to visit Ettington Park Hotel

    We've been before but it was so hauntingly good, we just had to go again.

  • Special Muddy hotel deal!

    January getting you down? Hey, book a holiday! We've snaffled some brilliant Muddy extras for stays at Luxury Family Hotels if you book before 31 Jan. Read on for three reasons to be very cheerful.

  • Sloping off to ski school

    Duck season? Wabbit season? Nope, it's Ski season so it's time to dust off those salopettes and head to, er, Hemel Hempstead

  • The 37 coolest party palaces

    Got a big birthday celebration looming? Or fancy a weekend away with your squad? We've sniffed out the 37 dreamiest party palaces across the land, available for exclusive hire. Grab your gang and let's go!

  • Muddy reviews: Fowey Hall, Cornwall

    Muddy's Kerry Potter headed to this stunning Cornish corker (and inspo for Toad Hall in The Wind In The Willows) for a weekender with her brood. Here's the brand new Muddy verdict.

  • Whittlebury Park pamper palace!

    Summer holidays are almost over so now it’s your turn to unwind and relax. Here's the lowdown on the spa package to get you back on track!

  • 5 great things to do near Silverstone

    Music, fast bikes, beauty salons and culture, we've got it covered

  • Muddy checks out 25 cool places to camp

    Those yurts, lodges and cool glampy sites are getting more and more popular, so here's a heads up on the best places to start your search

  • Staycation or wknd break? 10 beautiful Norfolk beaches

    We live soooooo far from the sea, it’s my only little gripe about our fair Shire. But when we do get out East, to Norfolk in particular, what a choice we do have! With over 30 beaches in North and East Norfolk alone, it’s a nice dilemma to have. And despite the deluge of rain […]

  • Muddy visits Stanbrook Abbey Hotel

    When a hotel is related to Fawsley Hall and it showcases a £4.2m Renovation of a very snazzy Refectory Dining Room & Terrace, you know we gotta take a peak (even if it's in Worcester)!

  • Muddy visits Kettering Park Spa – Ahhhhhhhh

    An oasis of calm off the A14 and perfect for a Mother-Daughter bonding break!

  • 40 Quirky Stays for Summer

    Fancy an escape that's a leetle bit different? From yurts to lodges, shepherd's huts to helicopters (not even joking!), the Muddy editors have pulled together the most charming, unusual escapes across 21 counties. Book in once you've taken your jaw off the floor.

  • St Ives – the dreamiest staycation in the UK

    As I was going to St Ives, I met a man with seven wives. OK, not really. What I did meet with though was a whole lot of FUN! Here's six reasons why you should take a trip to the Cornish coast this summer.

  • A cool Cornish hotel – without the crowds

    The Polurrian on the Lizard has had a style makeover - and then some. Fancy winning a 3 night £1800 stay at Cornwall's best kept secret?

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