Travel

  • Romantic getaways

    Looking to rekindle the fires? Stoke the iron of hot-rod passion? Er, get away from the kids and sleep for 14 hours solid? Then this is the feature for you. The most romantic stays across 16 counties, and all in the name of love.

  • Shepherd’s Delight, Hants

    Hmmm… and relax at this gentle eyrie in the North Wessex Downs for soul-soothing, firepit roasting and hot-tub soaks.

  • Superluxe Stays

    Some really luxurious places to book for your hols, for those times when you’ve had it with sticking to the budget.

  • Curtain-twitching suspense

    When literary duo Gaynor Pengelley and Julia Thum are not discussing plots in Waitrose, you’ll find them hanging out on a Thames towpath somewhere between London and Henley. Muddy tracks them down.

  • Whatley Manor Spa, Wilts

    If you’re in need of a big helping of ‘Me Time’ (hello, who isn’t?), visit Whatley Manor and enter the beauty bubble.

  • Big and beautiful

    Going away with the gang? From Cornwall to the Cambridgeshire, 32 gorgeous cottages for large groups.

  • Carry on camping

    If you need a more than a few home comforts, here are 25 funky places to head under canvas.

  • 30 quirky stays in the UK

    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 […]

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The Urban Guide to the Countryside - Berkshire