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Holiday cottages

  • Thinking about your next holiday?

    Well, if you go down to the woods, you'll be sure of a big surprise. In a good way, mind. Luxury log forest cabin with extra treats for Muddy readers? Let's go.

  • Holiday with Poldark!

    The BBC bodice-ripper is back this Sunday night, yippee! Fancy hanging out in Poldark Land this summer? We've hunted down the best Cornish coastal cottages, villas and grand design rentals.

  • yellow large bruern cottage blue skies

    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 […]

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