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.
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: 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: 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: 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.