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  • stoke park elegant chandelier lit up

    Five star getaway

    Like your hotels super luxe, with world class spa and celebrity chef to boot? Pack your bag, we're heading to Stoke Park - conveniently situated in Buckinghamshire!

  • the pointer pub exterior orange brick pub sign with dog bushes wither side go grey door

    Hotel of the year, you say? Muddy checks in

    The Pointer in Brill is hoovering up awards but what's the Muddy verdict on its new B&B rooms? Kerry Potter goes for a sleepover and fry-up.

  • blue and grey elegant sofas glass coffee tables tall wooden archway

    The secret’s out!

    The secret's out! Once a WW2 secret service centre, this stunning Victorian hotel in leafy Bucks has had a game-changing £7m boutique makeover. Filing my dosier now, sir.

  • THE WOBURN HOTEL

    This refurbed hotel in the middle of the pretty Georgian town of Woburn offers fine dining and a family-friendly vibe to keep you happy after you've had your fill of the Safari Park and Abbey Gardens.

  • THE DOG & BADGER

    This slick inn near Henley has added six luxe hotel rooms for an appealing 30 second stagger to bed after dinner. Shall we?

  • THE PORCH HOUSE, STOW

    Take one 10th century stunner, add an award-winning restaurant, boutique rooms and a quintessential Cotswold location. Now add gin, book up and enjoy

  • The Fat Fox Inn, Watlington

    I reviewed The Fat Fox Inn in Watlington, South Oxon, on Muddy last year, but since then there's been a tickle of a refurb and a new chef waving his wooden spoon (yeah, they all do that you know). So, not to be too greedy, I dispatched Sarah - ex Muddy Berks doncha know - to see what she made of it...

  • Glazebrook House: A Rabbit Hole You’ll Want To Tumble Down

    New Year New Muddies! You can now, delightfully, receive your Muddy Stilettos fix in 13 counties – the fragrant Muddy Cambridgshire and Muddy Devon have just launched and my, they’re looking pretty. I’ve been writing a bit about potential holidays on the south coast over the last few weeks and so thought I should let […]

  • Stay here: Vanbrugh House Hotel, Oxford

    You had me at ‘Georgian front door’. Vanbrugh House Hotel won the Muddy Stilettos Award 2016 for best boutique hotel and having stayed the night it’s easy to see why. This honey-stoned beauty, bang in central Oxford, offers something a bit different. Firstly, there’s no restaurant for dinner and no bar, and I loved that, […]

  • Fit for a queen

    Fancy something a bit different on the blogaroo today? No problem, may I offer you a stay in the Cotswolds castle where Henry VIII and Ann Boleyn spent 10 days of their honeymoon? Yes, seriously! This gorgeous piece of stoneware is Thornbury Castle, a Tudor beauty built between 1512 – 1521 whose history includes the […]

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