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The Big Domain

Muddy says: Looking to live it large this holiday? If you're looking to book for 8 or more, check out The Big Domain's larger-than-life properties, including castles and villas overseas.

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Canine Cottages

Muddy says: Looking for a pedigree stay? Pack the pooch, we're off on our hols with Canine Cottages where no breed is banned, no hound too huge, and you can bring the whole goddam pack.

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Toad Hall Cottages

Muddy says: Holiday, celebrate! With more than 900 self-catering properties, over 30 years in the biz and knowledgable advisers on hand, Toad Hall has all the right intel when it comes to booking your West Country staycay.

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Langstone Cliff Hotel

Muddy says: Pack your bucket and spade, we're off to a great-value, family-friendly beach hotel for sun, sea and surf - and Exeter just 13 miles away.

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Cofton Holidays

Muddy says: Sun-seekers, campers, caravaners and fans of luxe lodges and cottages with hot tubs – Muddy’s found your perfect stay! Meet a multi award-winning holiday site near Exeter with a blue-flag beach, moor and forest all within striking distance.

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The Old Sawmills Inn

Muddy says: Looking for a stylish family and dog-friendly pub with rooms, perfectly placed for exploring the North Devon coast? The Old Sawmills has you covered.

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Billy Budds

Muddy says: Meet your new BEST BUD - Croyde's kid/dog/knackered-parent-friendly bar and restaurant is your new go-to for top-notch pizza, burger and West Country bevvies. Beach, here we come!

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The Thatch at Croyde

Muddy says: Croyde's iconic thatched pub, famed for nachos, live music and a big bear-hug of a welcome is your year-round coastal go-to, for summer surfing, winter walks and cosy atmos by the fire.

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Saunton Sands Hotel

Muddy says: Everything a tired mumma and papa might want from a family-friendly hotel: fab food, a contemporary spa, the natural playground of beach and dunes on your doorstep, and did I mention the FREE childcare?

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Luxury Coastal

Muddy says: Wishing for a seaside getaway in Devon? Let me be your fairy godmother! Meet holiday rental gurus, Luxury Coastal and their curated collection of properties across the south west.

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Ilsington Country House Hotel & Spa

Muddy says: You heard it from Taylor: you need to calm down! And here's a chilled-out country house hotel on Dartmoor with a spa, sauna, steam room, hydrotherapy pool and two treatment rooms to do it in. Go get pampered!

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Exmoor White Horse Inn

Muddy says: Fancy a wifi-free walk where the wild things are? Grab your walking boots, hide the phone and take the first exit to Exmoor.

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Deer Park Country House

Muddy says: OMG I love it this Georgian wedding and party venue. Hurry up and get married please and invite me PRONTO or else I'm moving in. And never leaving.

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Dreamcatchers, St Mawes

Muddy says: Give us more, more, more of Dreamcatchers in St Mawes! Luxury self-catering with 180-degree estuary views, concierge service and beds fit for a queen.

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Gitcombe House Country Cottages & Spa

Muddy says: Want an easy getaway for all the family, without compromising on the luxuries? We've found the perfect cluster of cottages for your consideration, with a brand new baby on the block - and it's a beauty!

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Beyond Escapes, Berry Pomeroy

Muddy Says: A gorgeously secluded selection of luxury lodges, suites and apartments just outside Totnes, close to Torbay coastline, with a rather spanky spa and gym on-site, plus a relaxed restaurant, with views.

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glamping tent at night fairy lights

Lower Keats Glamping, Tytherleigh

Muddy says: 6 safari tents decadently decked out, panoramic countryside views, minutes from the Jurassic Coast, farmland fun for kids. With every single detail taken care of, can (posh) camping be any more of a doddle?

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hot tub sea view

Cliff House, Torcross

Muddy says: Well hello Cliff House, you South Devon beauty! Need a view of the sea from your family-friendly holiday rental? Try panoramic views on three sides in this one.

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Thurlestone Hotel, Kingsbridge

Muddy says: A super-pretty playground with a timeless charm, this family-friendly hotel will have you yearning for a staycation (not least because of *that* spa).

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Longlands Luxury Glamping, Combe Martin

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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Coast and Country Cottages 32 Dart Marina Dartmouth

Coast & Country Cottages

Muddy says: award-winning? Yep; decent selection of gorgeous properties to choose from? Massive, actually; Super-knowledgeable? When it comes to South Devon, definitely. Need any more reasons to look up Coast & Country Cottages when you plan your next trip this way? I could go on...

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Paschoe House exterior night

Paschoe House, Bow

Muddy says: Romantic, relaxed, super-stylish and the ultimate in fun and luxury. As Devon's destination hotels go, Paschoe House, the newest bolthole on the block, takes some beating.

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Holiday Accommodation Devon

Muddy says: two cracking holiday rentals in great locations around Teignmouth for all the family. All you have to do is decide if you want contemporary luxury, or characterful cosiness. What a dilemma.

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West Charleton Grange, nr Kingsbridge

Muddy says: With six super-luxe self-catering cottages nestled in one of the prettiest parts of Devon, is there anywhere more geared up for family-friendly holidays and group shindigs? Err, we think not.

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