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  • Dunkery Beacon Country House

    Come and be 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Family-friendly rentals

    Want to reconnect with your fam and have a relaxing break? We have just the thing to help: 30 gorgeous self-catering cottages across the 21 Muddy counties!

  • Scilly isles with sea and sky

    Getting Scilly with the kids

    Cornwall meets the Caribbean on this unspoilt archipelago just 28 miles from Land's End. Here are our top tips for visiting with the family in 2019.

  • Sleepover at The Swan

    Heartwarming food, luxury bedrooms (where dogs are welcome), killer breakfasts and nearby walks aplenty on the edge of the Somerset Levels

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