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  • J’adore/J’abhor: camping

    Does the sight of a sleeping bag pique your sense of adventure, or break you out in a cold sweat? Two Muddy behemoths duke it out over camping – let’s hope it doesn’t get too tents (sorry).

  • Muddy’s Insider Guide to the Isle of Wight

    This sunny little Island may be small in stature but it's packed to the brim with amazing things to check out. We've got the top tips on how to discover the real Isle of Wight.

  • Mini break anyone? The best hotel deals to book now

    If you're hankering for a few days away from your own four walls, then you'll need these mini break deals from hotels across the Muddy counties. Race you to check in.

  • Insider guide to St Ives, Cornwall

    Cornwall calling! Time to hop over the border to super-duper St Ives, with help from your Muddy guide to all best places to eat, stay and play.

  • You SHALL go to the Hall!

    Wondering where to book now spa lockdown has ended? Your Muddy Godmother is here to virtually transport you to the wonderful world of Boringdon Hall & Spa.

  • The Muddy insider guide to Norfolk

    Summer holidays incoming! Read our brand new and brilliant curated guide to Norfolk, with luxe SPF brand Saltee, and start planning your staycation (PLUS enter our sexy £2,888 summer giveaway!).

  • Muddy’s insider guide to Devon

    If Devon's on your holiday hit list this year you'll be needing our totally brilliant insider guide to the county. PLUS we have £2,888 of summer goodies up for grabs!

  • The Muddy insider guide to The Cotswolds

    Prepping for a staycay this summer? Our curated guide to The Cotswolds is packed with our-in-the-know tips and up-to-date openings. Just add sandals and sunshine. PLUS read on for £2,888 of sultry summer goodies to give away).

  • Staycay, Salcombe Style: 4 Island Place

    Because, frankly, who’s going to want to brave an airport anytime soon? Muddy heads to Salcombe for a blast of seaside therapy.

  • The Muddy insider guide to Cornwall

    Planning to staycay this summer? Our curated guide to Cornwall is packed with our in-the-know tips and up to date openings. Just add flipflops and sunshine. (PLUS £2,888 of sexy summer goodies to give away).

  • 58 staycation self-catering stays

    Planning a staycation for when lockdown eases up? It's your resident travel agent here with 58 gorgeous self-catering stays across the 24 Muddy counties.

  • How to stay beach safe

    With the recent relaxation of lockdown the beach is back on (yay!) but with no lifeguards present, make sure you stay safe with our insider round-up of the RNLI's safety tips.

  • 10 cool cottages for a Devon staycation

    Who needs to go abroad with stays like this on our doorstep? If you’re looking for a stylish cottage escape close to home for when lockdown lifts, read on.

  • Restaurants with rooms

    Dreaming of a foodie getaway? We've scoured the Muddy counties for hotel stays with serious culinary credentials for when lock-down lifts. Tuck in.

  • Gotta love the National Trust

    Free entry and car parking to most National Trust open spaces - here's where to head in Devon if you want to get outdoors and breathe! UPDATE: As of midnight 21 March, the National Trust has CLOSED all their gardens and parks in addition to their houses, shops and cafes, to avoid crowding that puts social distancing at risk.

  • Muddy stays: Hotel Endsleigh

    Need a bucolic topper-upper? Muddy's found you the perfect place in Olga Polizzi's Devon dream near Tavistock.

  • Dog-friendly stays

    Have pooch, will travel? Here are 43 stays across the Muddy counties that are all Fido-friendly to bookmark for a later date.

  • Muddy stays: Watergate Bay Hotel

    Gagging for a super-stylish spa stay right on the beach? You got it! Muddy's Cornwall editor gives us the lowdown on Watergate Bay Hotel.

  • 10 European-style staycations

    Love a continental jaunt but staying in Blighty this year? These 10 UK holiday spots have a distinctly European feel - can you guess where this is?

  • Special Muddy hotel deal!

    January getting you down? Hey, book a holiday! We've snaffled some brilliant Muddy extras for stays at Luxury Family Hotels if you book before 31 Jan. Read on for three reasons to be very cheerful.

  • 10 Wellbeing escapes in Devon and beyond

    Wanna escape the daily grind? Book on to one of these gorgeous wellbeing holidays (including 2 in Devon) for some much needed R&R.

  • The 37 coolest party palaces

    Got a big birthday celebration looming? Or fancy a weekend away with your squad? We've sniffed out the 37 dreamiest party palaces across the land, available for exclusive hire. Grab your gang and let's go!

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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?

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