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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.

  • Country living in Woburn

    Need to hit pause on life's hectic schedule? I hear ya! That's why I checked in to The Woburn Hotel for an easy breezy weekend break to lap up some cosy country charm and tasty grub to boot.

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • 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?

  • Dreamy new hotels

    In need of an indulgent weekend away? Here's our pick of the best brand new - and downright desirable - hotels to book pronto.

    • Day at the beach anyone?

      Fancy feeling the sand between your toes and the waves lapping at your feet? You don't have to jump on a plane just yet. Here's out pick of the top UK beaches for a sunny day trip.

    • Is your neighbourhood one of the best in Britain?

      A new survey of the UK's loveliest places to live sees Berkhamsted and Bedford amongst the top spots. Hooray! What a good excuse for us to go snooping around and find out what all the fuss is about...

    • London calling!

      Love the idea of going into London but find it all just a leetle bit daunting? Make life easy on yourself with our Top 10 tips on how to have a cracking time in the city this Easter.

    • Bedfordshire bolthole

      In the mood for love? Muddy's Sophie Hadjikyriacos tried out The Woburn Hotel in Bedfordshire to spend some quality time with her boyf. But did it live up to expectations?

    • 7 of the best B&Bs

      Here's our round-up of the most cool, quirky and cosy places to find a comfy bed and a full English.

    • Family-friendly rentals

      Easter's approaching, you need to reconnect with your fam, and we have just the thing to help - 30 gorgeous self-catering cottages across the Muddy counties!

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