The Urban Guide to the Countryside
Cornwall Edition

Category: Weekend Breaks

Pitch Up & Peace Out – 10 Spectacular Cornish Campsites

6 Mar 2017

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.

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16 BEST LAKE & RIVERSIDE RETREATS

21 Feb 2017

We are beach lovers all here in Kernow but even Cornish folk sometimes need a change of scene right? 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. Any of these take your fancy?

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Five islands, five days: Muddy visits Scilly

21 Dec 2016

I made the mistake of going on my summer holidays at the beginning of July before most of the schools broke out – I felt very smug at the time, but as I sit here shivering in my indoor hat (yes I have one) and my two pairs of socks, that seems an age ago and I am in dire need of something to look forward to.

If you’re needing some inspiration for 2017 too, voila mes braves, I’ve got it going on right here and you wont even need a passport.

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Muddy stays: The New Inn, Tresco

3 Aug 2016

Its all about location location location, and here’s a location you’ll be hard pushed to beat. Muddy Cornwall recently had the pleasure of staying at The New Inn, a restaurant with rooms on Tresco. If you don’t have a few hundred thou sloshing around for a timeshare, this is the place to stay on Tresco Island. Unpretentious, good value and in the most stupendously beautiful position, a sneeze from the beach at New Grimsby.

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Win! £1000 spa break in Buckinghamshire

17 Mar 2016

I know what you’re thinking: a spa break in another county? But of course! When you could win an overnight stay in non other than Stoke Park. This little beauty is soo fabulous, I’d sell Mr Muddy Cornwall to be in with a chance. Sadly I can’t (Mr MC breathes a sigh of relief) but you could…

Stoke Park in Buckinghamshire is the hotel where Bridget Jones romped on the four poster with Daniel Carver (and where  Hero from Muddy Stilettos Bucks and Oxon later snored her way through  in replica big pants heh heh); where Daniel Craig acted his ears off in Layercake; where James Bond played golf in Goldfinger.

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Muddy stays: The Lodge at Penleaze, Marhamchurch

10 Mar 2016

Ah Marhamchurch! I’ve driven past you on the Atlantic highway like a million times without knowing you were even there. And that’s sort of the point of The Lodge at Penleaze – it’s a totally secret bolt hole on the outskirts of this charming village- oops there goes my big mouth. Well it was a secret – but still secluded, with private views for miles (1.5 to be exact, which is how far away it is from the bodacious Bude) and no nosy neighbours.

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Muddy stays: The Chapel House, Penzance

23 Feb 2016

So, you know the feeling: You’ve got rid of the kids for the night and don’t want to waste the time stuck in the car for 5 hours finding somewhere special to stay. No problemo. Finding ourselves temporarily childless (trying not to gloat here), Mr MC and I headed off down the A30 and within the hour we were sipping G&Ts in one of our county’s greatest towns – Huzzah for Penzance!

We stayed at the Chapel House – one of Penzance’s newest and hot hot hotest B&B’s.

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The Urban Guide to the Countryside -
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