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  • Fancy a break this half term?

    Need to make a fast getaway? Don’t move a muscle till you’ve checked out my pick of 8 last-minute family breaks in the West Country.

  • Review: The Pig at Combe

    Not been to The Pig at Combe yet? You should, you must, you WILL - I'm going to make it my personal mission to get you there. Here's what happened when this little piggy went to mark it.

  • 24 hours in Matera

    Have you seen the new James Bond 'No Time To Die' trailer with the car chase scenes around Matera? I was in this European City of Culture 2019 just a few months back, checking out the best places to go (but of course!). Make mine a martini, shaken not stirred while I tell you my insider tips to the coolest city you've probably never heard of!

  • Art and soul: why everyone needs a night at Broomhill Art Hotel

    Contemporary, quirky and one-of-a-kind: and the artworks aren't bad either! Muddy heads to North Devon for a top-up of sculpture-culture

  • Muddy reviews: Fowey Hall, Cornwall

    Muddy's Kerry Potter headed to this stunning Cornish corker (and inspo for Toad Hall in The Wind In The Willows) for a weekender with her brood. Here's the brand new Muddy verdict.

  • Muddy does the Devon Wine Tour

    Wine doesn't just grow on trees, ya know, someone has to grow the vines, pick the grapes and turn it into Muddy's favourite tipple. Here's my pick of 7 Devon vineyards where you can have a tour and a tasting.

  • Exmoor White Horse Inn

    Fancy a walk on the wild side? Muddy exits Devon for Exmoor and a defrazzling countryside stay (and some Beast-spotting) at The White Horse Inn.

  • Muddy meets the Countess of Devon

    Where does a Californian countess with 3500 acres to roll round in go on her days off? Countess of Devon, AJ Courtenay, tells Muddy about some of her favourite places.

  • 40 Quirky Stays for Summer

    Fancy an escape that's a leetle bit different? From yurts to lodges, shepherd's huts to helicopters (not even joking!), the Muddy editors have pulled together the most charming, unusual escapes across 21 counties. Book in once you've taken your jaw off the floor.

  • St Ives – the dreamiest staycation in the UK

    As I was going to St Ives, I met a man with seven wives. OK, not really. What I did meet with though was a whole lot of FUN! Here's six reasons why you should take a trip to the Cornish coast this summer.

  • A cool Cornish hotel – without the crowds

    The Polurrian on the Lizard has had a style makeover - and then some. Fancy winning a 3 night £1800 stay at Cornwall's best kept secret?

  • The Lamb Inn, Sandford

    Sandford has a little Lamb, About it you should know, After the night that Muddy spent, You'll surely want to go!

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