The Urban Guide to the Countryside
Cambridgeshire Edition

Category: Short Breaks – UK

Cool Camping

24 Mar 2017
Cool Camping

Have you given a thought to summer camping yet? Those yurts, lodges and cool glampy sites get booked up waaaaay in advance, so to give you the early heads up, here are the 25 best places to start your search, as chosen by the people in the know – the regional Muddy editors.

STAY IN…BERKSHIRE

Hollington Park Clamping,Woollen Hill, nr Newbury

If you love the idea of getting back to basics, but can’t quite bring yourself to sleep on a deflating air mattress, pitch up at Hollington Park Glamping near Newbury.

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Stay here: Poets House Hotel and Restaurant, Ely

20 Mar 2017
Poets House, Ely

If you’re looking for a cracking escape that’s not too far but enough to feel like you’ve run-away – then I’ve got just the thing for you.

Poets House Hotel and Restaurant let me introduce the Muddy readers.

With escape on our minds Mr Muddy and I deposited the kids into the arms of their grandmother and skidded off up the A14 in search of sanity, a good sleep and a bit of, um, ‘grown up time’.

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INTO LONDON – MORMONS, CHINATOWN AND TRAVEL BAGS!

15 Mar 2017
Chinatown London

Head Ed rather cleverly lost her sheep and made a break for the smoke last week. If you’re thinking of planning a naughty night away then check out the great value hotel that they stayed in just minutes from Chinatown. There’s a theatre recommendation if you’re in need of a great belly laugh and if you wondered what Head Ed looks like you can watch her showing off her rather impressive packing skills using her new Mary Poppins bag.

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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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14 beautiful beach cottages to rent this summer

5 Mar 2017
Beach Cottages Muddy Stilettos

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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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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Top 6 waterside holiday cottages

16 Feb 2017
River Nene Cottages top sixteen riverside cottages

There’s nothing like a bit of a holiday flirt to cheer you up on a cold, wintery day. If the thought of airport queues, hordes of people and traffic jams on the M5 (anyone else had an overnighter on the motorway, with no loo!) is making you want to unpack your suitcase – take a deep breath, grab a cuppa and read on. I’ve pulled together some tip top holiday cottages that all come with waterside locations – better still they’re in the big sky countryside of Cambridgeshire. 

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Win a £800 stay at Another Place The Lake!

3 Feb 2017
Another Place The Lake, Ullswater Lake District

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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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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