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Cowley Manor, Cowley

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.

Food & Drink

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!

Activities

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

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

Food & Drink

Rollestone Manor

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

Bed & Breakfast

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

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

Bed & Breakfast

The Old Bell Hotel

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

Helen Browning’s Royal Oak

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, Cheltenham

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

Bed & Breakfast

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

Georgian Cotswold stone entrance

Cotswold House Hotel & Spa, Chipping Campden

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

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Sheep on Sheep Street, Stow on the Wold

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

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The Porch House, Stow on the Wold

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

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The Greenway Hotel & Spa, Cheltenham

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

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Meda Gedara

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

Fitness

Adam Henson with a White Park bull

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

Timbrell’s Yard

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, Guiting Power

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.

Food & Drink

Tudor Farmhouse, Clearwell

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

Victorian villa formerly The Savoy, Kandinsky, The Montpellier Chapter

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

Sun Kissed Campers

Muddy says: Fancy an On The Road adventure? Check out these self-drive VW California campervans. Tailored just for you, they're perfect for holiday explorers.

Campervan hire

Whatley Manor Hotel and Spa

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

Food & Drink

The George Townhouse

Muddy says: Feels like popping into a very stylish friend’s house – who just happens to serve up delicious grub and can put you up in one of 15 luxe bedrooms.

Food & Drink

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