Closer than Cornwall, as sunny as Salcombe and with some seriously impressive coastline, put North Devon on your getaway list with our insider guide to where, what and howRead more
Looking for a gorgeous holiday stop for families or larger groups? 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…Read more
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 unusual stay. Here are 30 cool and quirky properties to book nowRead more
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 (*sob**) have scoured their counties for some stonking rental properties with their own little piece of liquid heaven to tempt you throughout spring and summer. Tempted?
STAY IN… BERKSHIRE
River Arts Club, Maidenhead
Who needs the coast when you can have the mighty Thames?Read more
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 me too. So allow me to lay before you a sandy smorgasbord from the Muddy regional editors – 14 beautiful beach properties for the bucket and spade brigade.Read more
Dreary, freezing January evenings are made for summer holiday planning – I can’t be the only one already dreaming of cocktails al fresco, snoozing on sun-loungers and those days when the sun soars up beyond eye level, can I?
This year I’m planning to take the Muddy tribe to Devon or Cornwall (to avoid airport-based faffing) so have been browsing luxury self-catering letting agency Perfect Stay‘s gorgeous website, perving over their super-stylish collection of properties.Read more
I’m starting to do more travel on Muddy, figuring that though you love Oxon and Bucks you like to escape sometimes too (quick, dig the tunnels). I mentioned Perfect Stays a few days ago, a luxury self-catering company in Cornwall and Devon that looks *awesome* and is on my radar to try out over the summer, but if you’re into shorter traveling times and have your sights set on Dorset, I reckon Deans Court in Wimborne (above) will tick your boxes too.Read more
Sometimes I come across stuff that’s so cool that I get a bit overexcited. Pour myself a large glass of wine, refill for politeness’ sake (look, it’s a ‘me’-date), scoff some crisps, refill, stare out of the window for a while in soporific happiness…
… and then shout something like OMG CHECK THIS OUT!!! from the top of my fingertips (this being the computer and all).Read more
But September and October can still surprise, and there may yet be outdoor weekends to enjoy. With that in mind I’m posting a trip I made a few weeks ago to the Cotswold Water Park near Cirencester because it would make a great little weekend away or a half-term break.Read more
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