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  • The B&B Doctor is IN

    The UK's leading B&B consultant, Caroline Nolder, shares her tips for setting up and running a successful B&B and offers a helping hand if you need it.

  • 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!

  • Bristol Lido

    Make like you're still on holiday: wine and dine in the glass-fronted poolside restaurant and bar/cafe, enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool, laze in the hot tub and sauna or have a massage in the spa

  • Edinburgh Fringe: Muddy’s must-sees

    There are over 3,500 shows on at the Fringe. Need some help whittling them down? Here are Muddy's faves for 2019

  • Dunkery Beacon Country House

    Come and be cosseted at this former hunting lodge – and MI6 safe house – with fine food, fine wine and the whole of Exmoor at your feet

  • Wet wet wet!

    Where to cool off when the heat is on: the Muddy pick of the best lidos, water parks and wild swimming near you

  • Outdoors adventures at the Mill on the Brue

    One of the best outdoor activity centres in the UK, offering super fun adventure days and summer camps for kids, is in Somerset – lucky us !

  • 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.

    • Top of the Gorge Festival, Cheddar

      Trail running, mountain biking, climbing, caving, walking, campfires, stargazing and more, sleeping in a luxury landpod, then waking up to this view. You like?

    • The Griffin Inn, Bath

      It may not be a phoenix but the 300-year-old pub in the centre of Bath, now under new management, has been reborn with fab food, cool decor and rooms

    • table set for lunch overlooking tulips and gardens beyond

      Little Barwick House, Barwick

      Michelin-listed country house fine dining restaurant – with gorgeous rooms and gardens – in south Somerset

    • Somerset’s bluebell hotspots

      Our local woodlands will soon be carpeted in brilliant blue blooms (if they're not already), so here's where to catch them, with nearby pit stops thrown in too.

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