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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.

  • Family-friendly rentals

    Easter's approaching, you need to reconnect with your fam, and we have just the thing to help - 30 gorgeous self-catering cottages across the Muddy counties!

  • Rocking Airbnb – 3 reasons to stay at Peartree Cottage

    Airbnb has become a brilliant and affordable way to get out and about in our fair Shire (and the world) and we've got some wonderful properties and hosts around the county. Up this week on the 'Muddy Stays' series, it's the absolutely delightful Peartree Cottage, Newnham Village...

  • 14 beautiful beach cottages to rent

    If the coast is calling your name Muddy travellers, here are some bucket and spade gems to inspire you...

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

    The Muddy editors who happen go to be landlocked (me obvs) have scoured their counties for some stonking rental properties with their own little piece of liquid heaven to tempt you throughout summer.

  • Cottages for larger groups

    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.

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