The Urban Guide to the Countryside
Cambridgeshire Edition

Category: Day Trips

A Holiday Less Ordinary

13 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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6 sites for happy campers

28 Feb 2017
The Acr Cabin, Elton, Cambridgeshire

Whether it’s the simple life that your after, or just that you don’t want to miss out on the fun when you’re friends head off on a boozy weekend away, camping doesn’t have to mean cramp tents and musty cabins – thank gawd for that coming from a very-non-tent-friendly family. With the constant niggle that it’s going to pee down with rain (anyone else get homesick for their big hair rollers?) a long weekend is a perfect length of time.

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The Sixteen best riverside holiday cottages

23 Feb 2017
River Nene Cottages, Water Newton, Cambs

 

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 properties with their own little piece of liquid heaven to tempt you throughout spring and summer. Tempted?

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Fromage-free outings for Valentine’s Day

31 Jan 2017
Valentine's Day

Is there any other night more goddamn pressurised than Valentine’s Day. Loaded with hope if you’re in a new relationship and for the old timers it’s a reflection of how well you know and love that person – the whole thing is fraught with potential disaster. So if you’re a bit like me, and looking for something a bit less traditional and er, a little more fun, here are some alternative, non-cheesy Valentine’s ideas that will help you feel the love.

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Book now: Muddy Festival guide for Cambs and beyond

12 Jan 2017
Summer Festivals

The music festival season feels a long, long way off right now (although we wouldn’t say no to a pear cider if you’re offering) but these days you’ve got to book mega early if you want to be happy campers come summer. Many dates for 2017 have already been released and the biggies sell out fast – we haven’t managed to score Glastonbury tickets for years – but the good news is lots of the local events still have availability and most of them are family friendly.

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