The Urban Guide to the Countryside
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Category: travel

Book em up! 30 quirky stays in the UK

13 Mar 2017

Love a luxe break? A sucker for heritage holiday rentals? Or is it all about the location? They all have their place but, for pure fun value, there’s little that can beat a really quirky stay.  The Muddy editors in counties from Cornwall to Norfolk, Kent to Warwickshire, have each found two brilliant, alternative properties with which to whet your travel appetite. And if you know a fantastic quirky stay somewhere that you think should be included, please comment in the box below – let’s share the knowledge!

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Messing about on the river

28 Feb 2017

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 to be landlocked (*sob**) have scoured their counties for some stonking rental properties with their own little piece of liquid heaven to help you throughout spring and summer. Tempted?

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14 beautiful beach cottages to rent this summer

23 Feb 2017

One of the big benefits of Muddy tottering its way into so many counties (er, 17 since you asked!) is that we have a raft of on-the-ground experts, squirrelling out the coolest, most useful stuff for the rest of us to plunder. Case in point – beach cottages. Thought about renting one this summer? Yeah me too. So allow me to lay before you a sandy smorgasbord from the Muddy regional editors – 14 beautiful beach properties for the bucket and spade (or fossil collecting) brigade.

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Win an £800 stay at Another Place The Lake!

6 Feb 2017

We do try to push the boat out on prizes for you to win, but we’ve had we had one so delicious it was literally bobbing over the water. But check out this lakeside view!

Another Place The Lake in Ullswater in the Lake District is the most ridiculously gorgeous, luxurious, stylish hotel we’ve seen in a very long time and we’ve nabbed a two night stay, worth nearly £800, for one lucky Muddy reader (and your plus one obvs).

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Special Muddy deal on Forest Holidays!

13 Jan 2017

In dry January when the weather has turned totally pants – bitterly cold with a forecast of snow – and half-term break feels forever away, I take solace by gorging myself on potential holidays. Hot summer holidays in exotic climes with Rufus Sewell (if he’ll only stop moaning on and on about how he desires me),  cool city breaks with a Mr Muddy, gorgeous cottages in rugged climes for walking hols with my galpals and for family time in the UK, something luxe but active, rural but not too holiday campish.

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Fab 5 things to do in Paris – you could be going there…on us!

31 Oct 2016

Mes petits choux, le nouvelle competition de Stilettos Boueux est iciet il est un corker! (you didn’t know I spoke Franglais?).

I’ve got a pair of return airline tickets to Paris to give away to one lucky reader – sacre bleu!  If you win, you and your partner, friend, mum (OK, me, if you insist) will be flying with bmi regional out of Bristol airport over to Paris, on the dates of your choice between the end of November and the 25 March 2017 (subject to availability). 

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Win a £1000 weekend at Thornbury Castle!

13 Sep 2016

Fancy staying in the castle where Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn honeymooned? Thornbury Castle is a stonking 500-year-old Tudor beauty on the edge of the Cotswolds, reviewed on Muddy a while back (check it out here).

Anyway, I’ll be damned, and off her with her head …. er whoops, what I mean is, flippin heck, Luxury Family Hotels have only gone and offered Muddy readers the chance to win a luxe two night stay here worth £1000, including breakfast and a three course dinner for two adults!

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