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Cowley Manor

Muddy says: A contemporary take on the Cotswold country house hotel where chic modern interiors plus cool bar, amazing spa and stupendous surroundings equals 21st-century nirvana.

Bars

The Garden at Miserden

Muddy says: A huge green thumbs up to this stunning, timeless garden, with tip-top events including outdoor theatre and a pop-up restaurant. Oh, and there's camping too!

Cafes

Viney Holiday Properties, Blakeney

Muddy says: These two gorgeous period houses, renovated, buffed and shined to perfection, offer acre of lawns, a view to die for over the stunning Gloucestershire countryside and winter walks a-plenty

Holiday Cottages

The Bath Arms, Horningsham

Muddy says: We love this cosy hideaway tucked in the shadow of Longleat. It's the perfect place to relax, unwind and explore...

B&B

Rollestone Manor

Muddy says: A gorgeously affordable, cosy and relaxed B&B a mere stone's throw from Stonehenge - we love it!

B&B

The Bell, Ramsbury

Muddy says: The Bell at Ramsbury has been awarded the coveted AA Best Pub in England Award for 2017/18! What more do you need to know?

B&B

Temple Guiting Manor & Barns

Muddy says: Girls' weekend? Celebration bash? Weekend away without the Mudlets? Personal chef, treatment rooms, cinema room, two hot tubs - Temple Guiting has got it all!

Holiday Cottages

Bowood Hotel, Spa and Golf Resort

Muddy says: Snooze, spa, fine dine and positively chillax in one of the finest luxury hotels in Wiltshire. It's a huge Muddy tick from us!

Food & Drink

Woolley Grange, Bradford-on-Avon

Muddy says: Any hotel that collects the Mudlets from my room for brekkie and lets me sleep in is top notch in my book. A massive thumbs up to Family Luxury Hotel Woolley Grange.

Food & Drink

The Old Bell Hotel, Malmesbury

Muddy says: Bed down for the night in this newly restored hotel in the heart of charming Malmesbury. It's Britain's oldest hotel, y'know. And it's got a gin bar. Right, I'm moving in...

Food & Drink

The Lamb, Hindon

Muddy says: What are you waiting for? Check in to this gorgeous country pub deep in the West Wiltshire Downs with boutique-style bedrooms, great food and a seriously impressive wine list.

B&B

Helen Browning’s Royal Oak, Bishopstone

Muddy says: A dining pub with rooms on a lush farm in Wiltshire. If you want great tasting organic food, the farm is where it starts!

Food & Drink

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Cheltenham Lawn Guest House

Muddy says: Overnighting in Cheltenham and looking for a bohemian pad to rest your head? We’ve found just the place.

B&B

LARGE HOUSE

StayCotswold

Muddy says: Looking for the most gorgeous, knock-yer-socks-off gaff for a romantic weekend, or a whopper of a place for a special knees-up? StayCotswold has got you covered.

Holiday Cottages

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Cotswold House Hotel & Spa

Muddy says: A quintessential English boutique hotel in gorgeous surroundings that’s big on intimacy, style and quirky details. 

Bars

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Royal Oak, Swallowcliffe

Muddy says: Fancy a snuggle in this award-winning pub? It's a perfectly cosy blend of traditional 18th century architecture and stylish, modern interior design - just what we love at Muddy.

Food & Drink

interior of dining area Sheep on Sheep Street

Sheep on Sheep Street

Muddy says: A stylish new refurb of this Stow-on-the-Wold Inn takes it into must-try territory for pizza lovers and Cotwolds explorers.

Food & Drink

The Porch House

Muddy says: England’s self-proclaimed ‘oldest inn’ also happens to be one of the classiest I’ve stayed at, with stylish interiors, excellent gastrofare and luxe bedrooms. A big yes.

Food & Drink

Lawns with table and parasol in the garden of The Greenway Hotel & Spa

The Greenway Hotel & Spa

Here at Muddy we've fallen head over heels for the charms of this handsome country manor house hotel, with its knockout looks and luxury trappings.

Food & Drink

Meda Gedara

Muddy says: Looking for a blow-out holiday in a tropical paradise? Always. We’ve found just the place…

Fitness

Cotswold Farm Park

Muddy says: We just love this super farm (home of celebrity farmer Adam Henson, don’t you know) that delivers off-the-scale cute baby animals and 360-degree agricultural entertainment.

Activities

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Timbrell’s Yard, Bradford-on-Avon

Muddy says: Thumbs up for this cool Bradford-on-Avon gaff, serving fresh West Country meals and snacks, and all absolutely delish.

Bars

The Hollow Bottom

Muddy says: We love this award-winning, 17th-century country pub in the Cotswold heartland for its fab food, chilled-out atmosphere and quirky touches.

B&B

Tudor Farmhouse

Muddy says: A snug, des-res in the middle of the Forest, we can’t get enough of this boutique hotel’s super-comfy interiors and superlative food.

Food & Drink

Malmaison Cheltenham

Muddy says: We love this chichi hotel in Cheltenham for its chic Montpellier location and grande dame exterior that segues into cool, eclectic interiors.

Food & Drink

The Old Lodge

Muddy says: We’re blown away by this elemental wedding venue on top of the world on Minchinhampton Common.

B&B

De Vere Latimer Hotel

Muddy says: A £7m refurbed hotel in Chesham with lovely pool, outdoor courtyard and bar and 31 acres of grounds.

Hotels

The Crown at Woodstock

Muddy says: A modern Scandi reinvention of the traditional inn in pretty Woodstock – a super-stylish addition to the town with great food and 5 luxe bedrooms.

B&B

Bruern Cottages & Spa

Muddy says: beautifully appointed and maintained family-friendly 5 star cottage complex in the pretty-as-a-picture Cotswold hamlet of Bruern.

Holiday Cottages

Hampsley Hollow

Muddy says: A boutique cool camping/glamping site with 3 bell tents and room to pitch your own. Their Soulpads bring luxury and comfort to the most reluctant campers. It's a big Muddy thumbs up from us!

Camping

Sun Kissed Campers

Muddy says: Whether you’re planning a special weekend or a European road trip, experience the freedom of self-drive VW California campervan hire tailored just for you.

Campervan hire

The Riverbarn

Muddy says: All hail the winner of Best Restaurant in Wiltshire in the Muddy Stilettos Awards, The Riverbarn in Fonthill Bishop! It's worth travelling to from far and wide

B&B

Whatley Manor Hotel and Spa, Malmesbury

Muddy says: Looking for a Cotswold retreat where you can leave the world behind? Whatley Manor Hotel and Spa aces every base.

Food & Drink

Villier’s Hotel

Located in the medieval market town of Buckingham,  Villiers Hotel is the only 4 Star Hotel in North Buckinghamshire. The hotel is ideally located in the centre of Buckingham and is near Milton Keynes, Silverstone,  Stowe School and National Trust Gardens, Bicester Village, University of Buckingham, Bletchley Park, and Waddesdon Manor. Villiers Hotel is the […]

Hotels

Jigsaw Holidays

Jigsaw holidays offers a wide range of Cotswold and Dorset holiday cottages whcich have all been personally inspected and selected for their character, beautifully restored interiors and location. Whether you’re looking for a tranquil bolthole for two, or a large property for a family get-together, they have a self-catering cottage that you will love. Many of […]

Holiday Cottages

Braunton Holiday Cottage

Our stunning Georgian Home is nestled in the centre of Braunton. Located in a quiet village lane, you will be a short stroll from its local shops, restaurants, pubs, and bustling village life. Delight in North Devon’s most beautiful and expansive beaches, Saunton, Croyde and Woolacombe, all on your doorstep. Our period family home has […]

Holiday Cottages

The Oxford Yurt

The Oxford Yurt – have fun and get naturally glamorous with a group of your favourite people, in a joyful and eco-friendly glamping paradise where your every holiday need is catered for. Located in a stunning three-acre Oxfordshire meadow with fresh panoramic views strewn with sweet-scented wild flowers, The Oxford Yurt is in the perfect […]

Glamping

Belmond Le Manoir Aux Quat’Saisons

Dining at Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons is an experience that will stay with you forever. The hotel opened in 1984, with the restaurant quickly gaining two Michelin stars, an accolade that has since been repeated for an astonishing 30 years. Described as “a twist of imaginative genius”, Raymond Blanc’s dishes utilise the freshest, best […]

Hotels

Hartwell House & Spa

Hartwell House is a beautifully restored 17th century stately home standing in 90 acres of landscaped parkland just an hour from central London, (the long-leasehold now of the National Trust by donation). The magnificent high-ceilinged public rooms are superbly furnished with antiques and fine paintings, and provide great comfort for relaxing.  Dreamy views over the […]

Hotels

The Sheep on Sheep St

The Sheep on Sheep Street lies in the heart of the picturesque Cotswolds market town of Stow-on-the-Wold. Following a meticulous refurbishment by new owners, Brakspear, this boutique Inn with 22 rooms re-opened in July 2016. Featuring light, bright, contemporary spaces including an open-plan restaurant, a full-length bar top that flows into counter dining space facing […]

Hotels

Stonehenge Glamping Pods

Experience the comfort of glamping and ease your family and friends into the great outdoors gently.  Bring parents or grandparents on a short break and treat them to a little heated luxury while you camp next door.  Surprise a friend or partner with a special treat on your honeymoon, birthday, reunion, romantic getaway or walking holiday – we can promise they will love it.  Private, cosy, […]

Glamping

The Porch House

A handsome, Grade II* listed, Cotswold building with parts dating from 947AD, The Porch House, in the heart of historic Stow-on-the-Wold, claims to be ‘England’s oldest Inn’. It is also a stylish boutique retreat with restaurant, inn and 13 stylish rooms from £99 a night on a B&B basis. A light and airy bar with […]

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