The Urban Guide to the Countryside
Hampshire Edition

Category: Short Breaks – UK

30 Quirky Stays in the UK

17 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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14 Beautiful Beach Cottages to Rent This Summer

25 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 brigade.

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Swallows and Amazons Stays

25 Feb 2017

Beach holidays in Britain always come with that anxious niggle – will it tank down for the whole week? Well, how about an inland lake or river holiday as an alternative? The landlocked Muddy editors (*sob*) have scoured their counties for some stonking rental properties with their own little piece of liquid heaven to tempt you through spring and summer.

STAY IN… BERKSHIRE

River Arts Club, Maidenhead

Who needs the coast when you can have the mighty Thames?

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Chic Sleeps at Rathfinny Wine Estate

22 Feb 2017

It’s been a long winter so let’s be honest, a short-break would not go amiss.  The brilliant Debbie, aka. Ms Muddy Sussex, found this stunning winery across the Hants/Sussex borders in the sprawling South Downs. Have you popped over to Muddy Sussex yet? Oh, but you must! Over to you Debbie…

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Ever keeled over on a settee hugging a bottle of Pinot Noir? No, me neither <cough>.

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Win an £800 stay at Another Place The Lake!

3 Feb 2017

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

The hotel, from the people behind the chic Watergate Bay in Cornwall, is brand spanking new for August 2017, so when you’re showing off to your friends about winning this bonkersly good prize, there’s absolutely zero chance of any of them stealing your thunder by announcing they’ve already been there.

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