Short breaks – UK

  • Holiday Glamping

    This bijou glamping site on the Surrey-Sussex border is the perfect place enjoy the natural charms of the English countryside and satisfy your kids with a cool camping fix

  • The Plough Inn

    The perfect getaway for frazzled parents – you’ll feel like you’re miles away, and yet it’s right here in the heart of Surrey

  • Big and beautiful

    Looking for a gorgeous holiday stop for families or larger groups? Ta-daaa! Here we have the best rental properties across 18 counties, conjured up by your in-the-know Muddy editors…

  • Cool camping

    Have you given a thought to summer camping yet? Cool glampy sites get booked up way in advance, so to give you the early heads up, here are the 25 best places to start your search

  • Book em up: the UK’s top quirky stays

    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!

  • 14 beautiful beach cottages to rent

    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.

    • 16 brilliant waterside 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 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?

    • The Running Horses

      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.

      • Win an £800 stay at Another Place The Lake!

        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).

      • Glazebrook House: A West Country wonderland

        Beat the January blues and head west to stay at one the UK’s hottest hotels. Our brand spanking new Muddy Devon editor, Sharon, managed to have her arm twisted (just this once) to spend the night at Glazebrook House – with a bags of curio cool. Perfect for a romantic break, here is Sharon’s review…

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