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Holiday cottages

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    Cotswold luxury – hello Bruern Cottages!

    Looking for a pretty-as-a-picture Cotswold cottage for a trip with the fam or friends? Here's one that the Astor family made earlier.

  • Romantic getaway

    Looking to rekindle the fires? Stoke the iron of hot-rod passion? Er, get away from the kids and sleep for 14 hours solid? Then this is the feature for you. The most romantic stays across 16 counties, and all in the name of love.

  • Superluxe Stays

    30 stunning holiday rentals - from castles to follies, estates to manor houses. Yes Jeeves, you may serve the tea.

  • NORTH DEVON WEEKENDER

    Closer than Cornwall and as sunny as Salcombe, put North Devon on your getaway list with our insider guide to where, what and how

  • Big and Beautiful

    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...

  • The 16 best riverside holiday cottages

    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 […]

  • Best UK beach cottages

    Tired. Sick of working. Dreaming of the beach. Yup, it's time to book the Great British Coastal Escape and we've done all the hard work for you.

  • Ready to book your escape to the coast?

    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 […]

  • Top 10 things to do in Dorset

    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 […]

  • OMG! Perfect Stays in Devon & Cornwall

    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… *sigh* … and then shout something like OMG CHECK THIS OUT!!! […]

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