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  • The Newt in Somerset

    England's swankiest new country house hotel and spa are only for guests but the splendid estate, gardens – and cafe – are open to all. Shall we...?

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    The Olive Tree at The Queensberry Hotel, Bath

    The finest food in Bath – it's official, the restaurant holds the city's only Michelin star – and a stay at the luxe and quirky Georgian townhouse hotel won't break the bank.

  • 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

      • 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

      • 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?

      School Reviews

      Our honest reviews of the UK’s best schools

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      Little Black Book

      Our handpicked selection of best local businesses

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