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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • The Red Lion Inn, Babcary

    The village of Babcary's only got a church and a pub. Can't vouch for the church but oh, what a pub: great atmos and food in the restaurant and some rather swanky rooms...

  • Chewton Glen

    The countryside idyll with a smattering of Soho; Muddy makes like rockstar-royalty at Hampshire's fanciest-pantsiest five star hotel.

  • Stay at the Stag

    A relaxed country inn with seven charming rooms for an appealing 30 second stagger to bed after dinner. Shall we?

  • big brass bath

    Room with a view

    Lavishly decorated, a spectacular view and a whopping great big brass bath at The Swan Hotel in Wells – why wouldn't you?

    • House party!

      Organising a big family or friends get together for Christmas, New Year, a wedding or a milestone birthday – or maybe an old friends reunion – and need somewhere with enough room for everyone? I've found just the place...

    • Win a £1000 weekend at Thornbury Castle!

      Fancy staying in the castle where Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn honeymooned? Thornbury Castle is a stonking 500-year-old Tudor beauty on the edge of the Cotswolds, reviewed on Muddy a while back (check it out here). Anyway, I’ll be damned, and off her with her head …. er whoops, what I mean is, flippin heck, […]

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