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    Sunridge Treehouse, Lodge & Glamping

    Muddy says: is this the coolest spot to glamp it up in Devon? With a lodge, a treehouse, luxury bell tents and a cute ecopod all in residence hidden amidst the woodland, well, quite possibly, yes.

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    Hyde + Seek

    Muddy says: Light, bright and oh so pretty! This gorgeous, multi-award winning gift shop in the centre of Exeter absolutely nails affordable gifts for every species of the human race. We've a lot of love for Hyde + Seek (can't say my bank balance feels the same, though...)

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    Harry’s

    Muddy Says: It's a winning combo! Casual dining in a great atmosphere, cracking seasonal menus, huge variety and a naughty cocktail list to boot. Open all day, every day, this is a super, buzzy spot, whether for lunch, brunch, or dinner. It's a true Exeter indie and we've a lot of love for Harry's.

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    Crocketts Gin Bar

    Muddy says: Looking for somewhere cool, cosy and elegant, with so many artisan gins it would take months to work your way through them all (or just a really, really good weekend)? Ferret out this beaut of a bar, right in Exeter's bustling cultural quarter.

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    Toot Garook

    Muddy says: A lifestyle store that's been thriving on Exeter's Queen Street since 1995? What's not to love about this total treasure trove, packed with quirky pieces for you, them and the home. I'm going in!

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    Jenny South Photography

    Muddy says: I've always had a preconceived idea that a professional photography session would be a bit awkward and sterile, but, having met the super-friendly, smiley and talented Jenny South, it turns out I'm wrong with a big, fat Family Fortunes nerr-nerrr. If you're considering a maternity, newborn or family portrait shoot, then you'll find every single step of the experience at this fab studio in Plymouth's Royal William Yard, a total pleasure.

  • Devon Fit Camp

    Muddy says: you know when you feel as though you just need an extra few hours a day in your life to stay on track of your fitness and wellbeing goals? You actually don't, because Claire Morgan-Hughes says so and she really knows her stuff. Check out the Devon-based fitness & motivational coach and her arsenal of weapons (good ones, not scary ones), to whip you into shape! See you strutting along the beach this summer, yeah?

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    Thurlestone Hotel

    Muddy says: Looking for a super-pretty playground where you can kick back on your family hols? Thurlestone Hotel has that kind of timeless charm and appeal that'll have you yearning for a stay here, year after year (not least because of *that* spa).

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    The Old Kennels

    Muddy says: we're totally on board with the idea of a little creative indulgence, but wouldn't it be lovely if there were a place that took you out of the everyday and into a pretty, peaceful and relaxing space to focus on learning something new? Oh, hello The Old Kennels, the pleasure is all ours.

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    Longlands Luxury Glamping

    Muddy says: After a stay at this pretty damn idyllic spot near the North Devon coast, you'll never, ever want to camp without a Chesterfield sofa again. This is every glamper's dream, basically a boutique hotel under canvas.

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