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  • 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

  • Fancy a £1000 Luxury Family Hotel stay?

    Er, YEAH! Read our review of stunning Fowey Hall (the inspiration for Toad Hall in Kenneth Graham's 'Wind in the Willows') PLUS take your chance to win a long weekender at an Luxury Family Hotel in Cornwall, Suffolk, Hants, Wilts or Dorset. Poop poop!

  • 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!

      • Review: Dreamcatchers, St Mawes

        Cornwall calling! Muddy hops over the border to St Mawes for a more'ish seaside stay and concierge service to boot.

      • Review: Orestone Manor

        Well did you evah? Muddy raises a cocktail to a colonial country house-hotel on the English Riviera - what a swell part of the world this is!

      • Waters Edge, Instow

        Fancy an easy-peasy family rental with a beach and cool pit-stops right on your doorstep? Muddy heads to the river for the inside on Instow  

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