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Your Cheeky Weekend Checklist

Love is in the air and with our Muddy curated checklist, you'll be feeling amorous in no time.

Pack the kids off and get some Barry White on. It’s time to stoke that fire and bring on some va-va-voom with our suggestions for your perfect naughty weekend.


Enchanted Manor, Ventnor

LBB Enchanted Manor Room 1If you want romance on a big fairytale scale then it’s got to be The Enchanted Manor on the southern part of the Isle of Wight. This place was designed with love in mind, and by “in mind”, I mean absolutely plastered everywhere. Cherubs, four-poster beds and little nooks and crannies stuffed silly with loving vibes. It’s totally OTT and we love it.

The Clarence Hotel, Portsmouth

Doug Scobie Southsea

Southsea Seafront Photo: Doug Scobie

An Edwardian townhouse, located right by the Southsea seafront, absolutely full to the brim with romantic decor, comfy king-sized beds with the odd sunken bath in the mix. What’s even better is it’s completely adults only so there won’t be any ankle-biters to ruin the mood.

Bel & the Dragon, Kingsclere

Bel and the dragon 1The Bel & the Dragon is a 15th-century coaching inn is located in the stunningly beautiful village of Kingsclere. Complete with exposed beams and open log fires, they also serve up a mean meal and the bedrooms are perfect for holing up for a few days.


Olive, Southampton

Olive SouthamptonShake things up with a few lusty cocktails at Southampton’s newest drinking hole, Olive. Here you can skip the beer-goggles and instead charm the pants off your company with a Silverback Negroni or Espresso Martini. Chin, chin!

Restaurant 27, Portsmouth

Restaurant 27An undiscovered gem of romantic fine-dining, Restaurant 27 is perfectly located for a seaside walk and provides a minimum of eight courses to tempt you. Tuck into New Forest lamb and homemade charcoal bread and butter as you gaze adoringly into your other half’s eyes.

The Aviator Brasserie, Farnborough

Aviator BrasserieThe Aviator Hotel itself is a sight to behold. With modern sleek lines interspersed with a hint of old Hollywood Glamour, it’s the place to get yourself glammed up for a swoon-worthy evening. Choose from the Brasserie menu or really push the boat out (or should that be plane?) with a private dining experience. There’s even an on-site spa to get yourself blissed out beforehand.


Berry Brothers & Rudd

berry brothersThere’s wine and then there is wine. If you want to get something extra special for the weekend, then the experts at Berry Brothers & Rudd can help you with that. Stocking carefully chosen bottles of red, white, Champagne and sparkling wines in their Basingstoke warehouse shop, you can choose to push the boat out or even pick from their under £10 range which will outshine the supermarket stuff.

Test Valley Gin

Valentine GinMuddy award winner Test Valley Gin distils hand-crafted bottles right in our very own Hampshire countryside. As well as the signature Test Valley Gin, infused with thyme and basil, they also have a super special edition for Valentine’s Day that comes in a heart shaped bottle. Awwww!



Hidden Agenda, Botley

Carrying a huge range of underwear for any the occasion with absolutely excellent service, Hidden Agenda is a little hidden treasure in Botley. Experts in fitting, they also carry up to a 44 back and a K cup, and all the top brands from across the world.

Lymington Lingerie, Lymington

Lymington LingerieThis brand new shop is getting pulses racing in the sleepy New Forest. Lymington Lingerie carries brands such as Lise Charmel, Fantasie, Passionata and more AND they also stock swimwear to keep that sexy, sleek look going all the way to the pool. Twit woo.


No 64. Biscuit House, Milford-on-Sea

Paris Maps candleWe all love a bit of ambience and scented candles will always add to the mood. If you don’t fancy shelling out hundreds but still want an excellent amorous candle, then check out the ‘Paris Maps’ candle from No. 64′s stock. With scents of bergamot and rosewood with this 100% soy wax candle, you’ll be feeling all aglow.

Winchester Cocoa, Winchester

190129_winchester-cocoa_pink-heart-box-collectionChocolate is allegedly an aphrodisiac and even if not it certainly makes a lot of people happy. Winchester Cocoa is a local artisan chocolatier that carries a huge range of edible treats. It even stocks heart-shaped chocs in a heart-shape for extra lovey-dovey vibes and you can pick up a box from Toscanaccio in Winchester if you’re in a rush. Best get two boxes so you don’t have to share though.

Charlotte Cornelius Jewellery, Southsea

Charlotte CorneliusNothing says ‘I love you’ like a bit of bespoke jewellery and Charlotte Cornelius is a Southsea based jeweller that creates incredible one of a kind pieces – whatever the budget. Taking commissions and walking people through the whole creation process, they also makes cufflinks, bracelets, necklaces and earrings as well as rings.

Stanwells, Lymington

StanwellsThere’s no point of going away if you can’t get yourself all glammed up for the occasion. Stanwells has a boutique in Lymington where you can pick up something special to wear for your weekend dalliance and carries brands such as Muddy fave Madeline Thompson and Paul & Joe.

The Hampshire Florist, Chandlers Ford

flowersWhether you like things classic with a bunch of red roses or something a bit quirkier, flowers always bring a bit of something extra to proceedings. The Hampshire Florist specialises in a range of hand-tied bouquets for any occasion. Whether you want to drop a big hint to someone or just fancy buying some for yourself (hey, you deserve it!) they’ll have the perfect arrangement to match.


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