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Cottages

  • 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!

  • Stylish mid-century interior with cowhide rug.

    A Stylish Family Retreat

    Looking for a special, take-a-deep breath space—all Mad Men elegance, oodles of space for kids & a mahoosive dining table? Welcome to Slate Cottage.

  • Cliff Cottage, Iken

    Heart-stopping views and an open, airy interior make this secret, Suffolk hideaway very special indeed. Perched high above the River Alde, expect big sunsets and endless, estuary horizons.

  • Couples only

    Looking to rekindle the fires? Stir the hot rod of passion or, er, get away from the kids?

  • 30 spenny stays

    30 spenny stays from castles to follys, manor houses to estates.

  • Shepherd’s Delight

    A gentle eyrie in the North Wessex Downs for soul-soothing, firepit roasting and long, hot-tub soaks. Fizz and fluffy bathrobes included!

  • Big & Beautiful

    Gather the clan and head off to these special places to stay for larger groups.

  • 30 Quirky Stays in the UK

    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 […]

  • 14 Beautiful Beach Cottages to Rent This Summer

    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 […]

  • Swallows and Amazons Stays

    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 go to be landlocked (*sob**) have scoured their counties for some stonking rental […]

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