Muddy Says: In a city where bland chain hotels dominate, what a relief to discover a small, indie, boutique hotel that should be on everyone's 'must-stay' list. Exeter's best-kept secret.
Muddy says: Set your sat-nav! You don't want to miss this award-winning destination pub, thanks to 16th century charm combined with young forward-thinking owners and an awesome contemporary menu.
On the road in North Devon? Say hey y'all to an all-day American-style pitstop with quality, locally sourced crowd-pleasers and a whole lotta Easy Rider style. Fill her up, baby!
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.
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!
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.
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?
Muddy says: Laid-back, classy, glamorous, likes kids (most of the time) - not me, silly! I'm talking about The Pig at Combe! You know a hotel is gonna be good when a cocktail bar is the first thing you clock as you walk in the door.
Muddy says: Like Tracey Emin's My Bed? You'll love bedding down at Devon's unique art hotel and waking up surrounded by sculpture, paintings and chic objet d'art. And that delicious slow food menu deserves a Turner Prize too.
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!
Muddy says: Love your food miles to be SMALL and your flavours to be BIG? You'll love Riverford's award-winning sharing menu, served up in the bucolic setting of their flower and herb-filled Field Kitchen near Buckfastleigh.
Muddy says: Cor love a duck! You will this one. Yeoford's village pub has a new name, new owners and a fab new seasonal menu - with a great vegan range and ooh, 200 wines by the glass. Shall we have a gander?
Muddy says: In vino veritas! The Romans quaffed wine on this very spot, 2000 years ago - now you can take a tour, tuck into tapas on the terrace and go home with a top-notch wine raised on the steepest vineyard in the UK.
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.
Muddy says: Love a veggie pizza? Love the planet? Looking for gluten-free? Then you've come to the right place! Hot-foot it to this Fore Street pizzeria for a guilt-free night out.
Muddy says: Like good, honest, home-cooked food, family-run and family-friendly? Oh, and delicious three-layers cakes and waffles?? To Finley Browns you must go.
Muddy says: Dartington's family-friendly cafe with a mid-century veggie/vegan vibe and fair-to-farmers ethos. The thinking woman's pit-stop.
Muddy says: Cake lovers, listen up! This cool city-centre cafe is my go-to for GF tray-bakes, great coffee and fast quality food when you're on the go.
Muddy says: Who needs books when you can relax in a liquid library overlooking Sutton Harbour, with more than 100 curated wines for your delight and delectation. Bottoms up!
Muddy says: If you love local ales, a choice of 10 West Country gins, including Teignmouth's own Granny Garbutts, and insta-worthy sunsets down the Teign Estuary, here's the place to be.
Muddy says: I'm planning to steal this wonderful village pub with rooms - or start a campaign to bring it my manor as every village should have one! In the meantime you'll just have to go Sandford.
Muddy says: It's far too fantabulous to leave to the farmers - get yourself to Woolsery for gastronomic delights pronto!
Muddy says: Wholesome and family-friendly farm-to-fork food served up in a medieval Games of Thronesy hall. And a head chef with Jamie Oliver cred to boot.
MUDDY SAYS: If you like a better class of fishy on your dishy, come to Rockfish. The canal and riverside setting feel like you're eating outdoors on the quay all year-round and the fresh, flavourful seafood is to die for.
Muddy says: Historic and moorsy, this 13th century inn off Dartmoor's Granite Way is THE spot for jaw-dropping views and slap-up Sunday lunches and pub classics; plus six cottage-style rooms.
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!
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.
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?
Muddy says: Like your meals cosy, intimate and more than a bit delicious? You'll love the Fig Tree @ 36 then, an every-occasion restaurant located in a quiet backwater.
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.
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.
Muddy Says: We've a lot of love for this Exeter indie. Open all day, every day for casual dining in a buzzy atmosphere, with seasonal menus, huge variety and a naughty cocktail list to boot.
Muddy says: A cosy, elegant bar in Exeter's bustling cultural quarter, with so many artisan gins it would take months to work through them all (or just a really, really good weekend!)
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).
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.
Muddy says: Every Dartmoor walk needs a cosy cafe at the end of it; every town needs a twinkly restaurant; Home Farm Cafe, on the National Trust's Parke estate, is Devon's little delight.
Muddy says: You voted, we totally agree! Cosy and with the warmest welcome in town, everyone needs a pub like 2017's Muddy Award-winning Thatched Inn in their lives.
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.
Muddy says: An iconic, glamorous, superluxe Art Deco hotel standing majestically on its own island off the south Devon coast; a secluded retreat, surrounded by natural drama.