The Urban Guide to the Countryside
Surrey Edition

Category: Travel

Muddy stays: The Plough Inn, Coldharbour

26 Apr 2017

These days it’s rare Mr Muddy and I get a night away, what with the growing menagerie of pets and children that require care in our absence (two cats, two kids, two fish, one dog – with another puppy a possibly on the way *squeal*!!).

So this week when Mr M had a couple of days off work and Grandma Muddy offered to move in for a night to give us frazzled parents a break, we had the car packed and the wheels spinning out of the drive quicker than you can say ‘Sayonara Senorita’.

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Book em up: the UK’s top quirky stays

10 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

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 brigade.

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16 brilliant waterside stays

23 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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Muddy eats: The Running Horses, Mickleham

14 Feb 2017

Yup, it’s pretty chilly at the mo, but if anything can lure me outside it is a scenic stroll with the promise of a warming gourmet pub lunch with a girlfriend I haven’t seen in a while. And it was on one of those gloriously clear, yet crisp, days that I discovered this perfect combo at The Running Horses in the pretty village of Mickleham.

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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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