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  • 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!

  • Like a break this half term?

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

  • Exmoor explore

    Wonderful walking, luscious landscapes – hills, valleys, moors, woods – beaches of every kind, a plethora of plants and wildlife, ancient monuments and the fruits of the land all there for the taking

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

    • 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?

    • 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

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