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Short Breaks – UK

  • Fancy a weekend away in Kent?

    Course you do! We've teamed up with Southeastern to give you the lowdown on the Garden of England's hidden gems. PLUS we're giving away a luxe weekend stay there worth £500! Aren't we nice?

  • Girls’ weekend getaways

    Try these 30 awesome spas, inns, bars and retreats across the Muddy counties and reconnect with your bezzies in style.

  • 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.

  • glamping tythe barn

    A romantic overnighter with a twist

    Muddy's Kerry Potter got married at The Tythe Barn in Launton, North Oxon, a decade ago. She returns - with her husband (yep, he's still tolerating her, phew) - for a sleepover at the venue's new shepherd's hut.

  • Insider Guide to Oxford

    Planning to visit the City of Spires? My definitive guide gives you everything you need to know, including the tourist classics and hipster hangouts.

  • 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.

  • 7 fab local music festivals

    Hey music lover! Load up with pear cider (leave the wellies at home, you won't be needing them), and check out the best local summer music festivals. See you down the front...

  • 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.

  • 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...

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