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Riverside Lifestyle

Muddy says: A beautiful holiday let in the Hampshire countryside that also offers yoga, painting and their own homespun products for visitors.

Cottages

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Chewton Glen Hotel, The New Forest

Muddy says: We love this super-luxe yet family-friendly hotel where tradition meets 21st century edge — a hard balance to maintain, but this New Forest institution manages it with aplomb.

Courses

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Kempton Branson

Muddy says: Turning shopping into a truly social occasion, Kempton Branson are a pop-up boutique bringing fresh and fabulous fashion direct to you and your gal pals.

Accessories

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Lime Wood Hotel, Lyndhurst

Muddy says: The perfect forest escape that oozes with laid-back luxury, not to mention a kitchen complete with celebrity chefs.

Fun Finder

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Ski Zone, Basingstoke

Muddy says: Want to learn to ski/snowboard or perfect your technique but can't jet off to the mountains? Hop on this ingenious treadmill and get ski ready without the hefty price tag.

Winter Sport

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The New Forest Paddle Sports Company

Muddy says: The only way to explore The New Forest's heartbreakingly beautiful coastline.

Courses & workshops

Fitique, Alresford

Muddy says: We love Alresford's independent woman's fitness boutique, expect modern design, high performance sportswear, spot-on advice — from gait analysis to sports bra-fitting — plus a fun, supportive community that takes woman's fitness seriously.

Accessories

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Chiros Health Clinic, Andover

Muddy says: Hampshire-based chiropractor, Nick Richmond, is a gifted and natural practitioner with patients coming from London, New York and Cape Town to see him. His base, Chiros Health Clinic, also offers hypnotherapy, allergy testing, counselling and much more.

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AdventureYogi

Brighton-based Adventure Yogi understands the time pressures on modern women so the team have created an extensive programme of retreats, with something for everyone, however crammed your diary might be. Each residential break combines yoga with something extra – you could try surfing in Cornwall or skiing in the French Alps. They range in length […]

Fitness

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White Space, Alresford

Muddy says: A joyous, soaring event space. Holding The Muddy Hants Awards Drinks here for fifty people worked perfectly, although there is room for many more. The acoustics are a dream, no need for a microphone, and the clean background creates striking images.

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