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Phoenix Design & Construction

Muddy says: Let a bespoke professional with a stack of word-of-mouth recommendations design, plan and even run your project – from a sensitive restoration to a new build.

Bathroom Design

Salomons Estate

Muddy says: Whether you're looking for somewhere to host a work event, private function, wedding or just eat out with the family - head to this hidden gem for something a bit special...

Conferencing

Bewl Water

Muddy says: Bewl is a big, beautiful reservoir offering a fantastic range of outdoor activities - from cycling to open air cinema, children's parties to cookery courses - there's fun stuff to do all year round. Oh and a decent restaurant too!

Attractions

One Warwick Park

Muddy says: The perfect nesting spot for a night out, a stone's throw from The Pantiles and more importantly the train station. You're next sleepover is sorted.

Accommodation

Kent Cookery School

This hidden gem is based deep in the heart of picturesque Kent, in the stunning setting of the Mersham-le-Hatch Estate and its 190-acre deer park, near Ashford. And Muddy readers get an exclusive 10% discount. Aprons at the ready!

Conferencing

Reset Divorce Coaching

Muddy says: At a very difficult time, when facing one of life's toughest challenges, Amanda can be there with her experience, positivity and expert advice.

Divorce Coaching

Becky’s Wardrobe

Muddy says: time is precious so to get dressed every day shouldn't be a chore it should be a pleasure, says Becky (aka 'Your own private style confidante'). Hallelujah is what we say to that. Time for a wardrobe edit?

Personal Stylists

Elmley Nature Reserve

Muddy says: Who needs to leave the country for a safari holiday when you have Elmley Nature Reserve waiting in Kent for you - the only National Nature Reserve in England where you can spend the night.

Accommodation

The Bull at Brenchley

This wonderfully, quirky Victorian English pub has been converted into fabulous, 5-star luxury self-catering accommodation for up to 16 people in the pretty village of Brenchley (10 mins from Tunbridge Wells). I'll get my bag!

Accommodation

Sue Davies Flowers

Muddy says: Super-talented Sue is the flower power house behind this florist and really knows her ‘stuff’ having worked in the industry for years. A florist all year round and a magical Christmas shop for the festive season - if you're anywhere near Sutton Valence you really must visit...

Florists

The Cave

Muddy says: A brand new, sleek destination hotel, within minutes of Canterbury and less than an hour from London. Perfect for a relaxing mini-break, golf weekend or a delicious dinner.

Accommodation

Becca Haigh

Muddy says: If it's relaxed and natural photography that you are after then Becca Haigh is the one for you. She captured our recently Muddy awards drinks and we were delighted with the results so comes personally recommended

Portrait Photographers

Hever Hotel

Muddy says: situated in the beautiful village of Hever only a minutes’ walk away from the historic Hever Castle and Hever Castle Golf Club. With a wonderful restaurant and spa on site - and great transport links - Hever Hotel is a getaway gem.

Accommodation

Alive with Flavour

Muddy says: Jo Banks, founder of Alive with Flavour, is a food presenter, food blogger, lifestyle chef and organiser of food events. Through food festivals, workshops, corporate events and supper clubs Jo is on a flavoursome mission - book her for your private event or for a team building day with a difference!

Conferencing

Fiona Penny Bespoke Home Finders

Muddy says: More people than ever are turning to property finding experts as the new secret weapon to secure their perfect home. The service is more affordable than you think and Fiona Penny and her team are leading the movement here in Kent...

Homes & Gardens

Macknade Fine Foods

Muddy says: Macknade Fine Foods in Faversham voted Best Deli/Farm Shop in Kent by you in 2018, is a food lover's haven!

Cafés

Flowers by Enchantment

Muddy says: We love this independent, Tonbridge florist that is really at the heart of the local community and goes the extra mile to give you the best service. If you’re going to say it with flowers, try these friendly folk.

Florists

The Climbing Experience

Muddy says: A fab new climbing experience in the heart of Kent with activities for all age-groups that will put you through your paces - fab for kids parties or a date night with a difference

Climbing Centre

Big Day Event Tipis

Muddy says: The only ethically sourced authentic Nordic tipis in the UK that will create a unique outdoor space to make your event TRULY memorable

Conferencing

Petronella Hall

Muddy says: Petronella Hall creates beautiful, elegant hand-drawn designs. All sourced and digitally printed in Britain. Petronella's quirky style really sets her apart - we'll have matching wallpaper, curtains and cushions please!

Homes & Gardens

Squerryes

Muddy says: if wine is involved, we're there! If it's the best of English wine, from right here in Kent, we're there with (sparkling) bells on! Grab your girlfriends, pop down for a tour, tasting or even enjoy tapas on their new terrace...

Conferencing

Visual Roars Interiors

Muddy says: Visual Roar Interiors is THE place to go if you are looking for stylish and individual items for your home plus the showroom is just outside the pretty seaside town of Whitstable so you can make a day of it. Hip hip hooray.

Cushions

Copper & Silk

Muddy says: A stunning collection of unique lampshades, fabrics and accessories which will add style and substance to any room in your house.

Homes & Gardens

Fosbery Studio

Muddy says: A contemporary decorative lighting brand based in Folkestone and one of our Finalists for the Best Interiors Store Finalist in this year's Muddy Awards

Homes & Gardens

Smallhythe Place

Muddy says: Don't miss visiting this hidden gem in Kent this Summer with plenty to see and do for ALL of the family!

Attractions

Flower & Glory + House

Muddy says: Flower & Glory, the brilliant florist in Sevenoaks, now has a sister shop just opposite called House, brimming with stunning interiors. So buy a bunch of your favourites then pop across the street for a stonkingly gorgeous vase to display them in. Win, win.

Florists

Lisa at Lily and Myrtle

Muddy says: Lisa at Lily and Myrtle is passionate about what she does, working closely with clients to create stylish bespoke floral displays for all occasions - particularly weddings.

Florists

Chambers Farm Flowers

Muddy says: Looking for flowers with a difference? Look no further than Chambers Farm Flowers - a seasonal flower farm growing British flowers.

Florists

Barkerdesign

Muddy says: Introducing one of our fave Kent interior designers who creates laid-back, effortlessly cool interiors with perfect pops of colour. Check out her work - you'll be crushing on her style in next to no time!

Homes & Gardens

Goodnestone Park

Muddy says: Goodnestone Park is a stunning, privately owned stately home and garden near Canterbury. You can hire the whole house for that truly special function or weekend with friends. There's a reason it was a favourite of Jane Austen and the producer of Downton Abbey!

Accommodation

Sofas and Stuff

Muddy says: Are you sitting comfortably? If not Sofas and Stuff in Eridge sells beautiful, bespoke sofas, chairs, coffee tables, stools and beds that are handmade in Britain but can be covered in any fabric in the world. They also offer a free interior design consultation to help you visualise how it can all come together in one stylish swish of their soft and springy wands...

Beds

The Barefoot Welder

Muddy says: The Barefoot Welder creates a range of bespoke furniture and interior accessories to suit any home. He can also design and create a wide range of bespoke garden furniture and accessories to transform your space...

Furniture

Traditional Bespoke Furniture

Muddy says: I have been coveting my neighbour's kitchen since I saw how Traditional Bespoke Furniture transformed it into a stunningly seductive space. They are kitchen specialists who also design, manufacture and install beautiful tailor-made furniture for all interiors (including bathrooms and studies too). Check out their website and get your pulse racing with their hand-crafted creations...

Bathroom Design

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