Bray Cottages, Bray
Muddy says: Crisply decorated and within walking distance of Bray’s foodie haunts. This collection of boutique cottages in Berkshire with luxe hotel-style service, ticks all the boxes.
Berkshire’s most droolsome restaurants are a just bread roll’s throw from Bray Cottages – 6 period properties in the foodie enclave of Bray with ample space to accommodate a big Muddy crowd of friends, family and your pooch, if you’re bringing your furry friend along too.
But these are no ordinary boutique cottages. Each one is individually decorated, and filled with little luxuries to make your stay super swish and homely. A hamper of locally sourced breakfast goodies (thank you very much), help yourself to a whisky or gin from the crystal decanters (don;t mind if I do), fires are lit, posh water sits by your bed and expensive smellies adorn the bathroom shelves. It has all the slickness of a hotel with the space and charm of a holiday cottage.
But, my favourite part of staying Bray Cottages is the concierge service. These guys are firmly plugged in locally. It’s like having a hospitality genie at your disposal. You want a table at The Waterside Inn The Fat Duck (just give them a bit of notice), Hind’s Head or Caldesi in Campagna… done, a fancy boat ride down the Thames, they’re on it. Need a car service, no problemo. Tickets for Legoland, name the day.
I recently stayed in Tiggers Cottage and thought it was amazing. It’s a place where you can have your Michelin-starred cake and eat it.