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Short Breaks – UK

  • 21 stunning self-catering stays in Bucks & Oxon

    Who needs to go abroad with stays like this on our doorstep? If you're looking for a stylish cottage escape close to home, read on.

  • Planning a Cornwall escape?

    Then head for these five stunning parts of this corker of a county, all with gorgeous rental properties nearby.

  • 5 West Country wellbeing stays

    Looking for a Devon, Cornwall or Somerset escape? Check out these corker properties from Perfect Stays, all with on-site extras you'll love, from yoga and wine tasting to massage.

  • The Grove, at your (five star) service

    It's just across the border in Herts but it's well worth the journey for such epic five-star fabulousness ("theatre of dining", anyone?) Muddy Herts editor Katrina checks in.

  • The Langley is… OPEN!

    Superluxe The Langley in South Buckinghamshire opens its doors for the first time today! Here are 6 reasons why you should put it to the top of your hotel wish list.

  • A cool Cornish hotel – without the crowds

    The Polurrian on the Lizard has had a style makeover - and then some. Fancy winning a 3 night £1800 stay at Cornwall's best kept secret?

  • If you go down to the woods today…

    ...you're sure of a big surprise. Namely these luxury self-catering cabins, complete with a Muddy discount. Fancy a little break?

  • Family-friendly rentals

    Easter's approaching, you need to reconnect with your fam, and we have just the thing to help - 30 gorgeous self-catering cottages across the Muddy counties!

  • Out-of-Season Scilly with Kids

    Cornwall meets the Caribbean on this unspoilt archipelago just 28 miles from Land's End. Here are Muddy's top tips for visiting with the family in 2019.

  • Your 2019 holiday inspo

    Going anywhere nice on your holidays? Don't answer that until you've read Muddy's guide to the coolest travel trends for the year ahead.

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