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 Devon to Norfolk, Kent to Warwickshire (& Cornwall too of course), have each found two brilliant, alternative properties with which to whet your travel appetite.Read more
Category: Family hotels
You’re never far from a campsite in Cornwall, which means there are lots of options for laidback breaks by the sea. But how to choose? Ask a local of course! Or even better, ask the discerning, style-savvy locals who hang out on Instagram. Each of these gorgeous indie campsites has been personally recommended (or tried out by me) and chosen for their locations, facilities, views and atmosphere — with plenty of glamping options for camping softies too.Read more
A properly stylish yet child-friendly hotel is like the holy grail of family holidays and the St Moritz on Cornwall’s north coast strikes the perfect balance. A hotel with a pedigree, it opened its doors in the 1940s and has offered a blissful bolthole to everyone from politicians to poets to er, Muddy Editors since – even The Queen has visited, so I’m in very good company.Read more
Fancy staying in the castle where Henry VIII and Ann Bolyn honeymooned? Thornbury Castle is a stonking 500 year old Tudor beauty on the edge of the Cotswolds, reviewed by Hero, over at Muddy Bucks and Oxon (here, take a looksie).
Anyway, I’ll be damned, and off her with her head …. er whoops, what I mean is, flippin heck, Luxury Family Hotels have only gone and offered Muddy readers the chance to win a luxe two night stay here worth £1000, including breakfast and a three course dinner for two adults!Read more
Before I discovered the Bedruthan Hotel in Mawgan Porth near Newquay (and it seems I’m the last to know!), I’d been one to give hotels a wide berth when holidaying with the mudlets – it was always too damn difficult and self catering was how we played it. But I’m squeaking with excitement to have found possibly Cornwall’s most child friendly hotel and, you really should shortlist it for your next family break. ‘Child friendly’ doesn’t do it justice though – Family is really the centre of this uber stylish modern spacious hotel bursting with life.Read more