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  • Restaurants with rooms

    Dreaming of a foodie getaway? We've scoured the Muddy counties for hotel stays with serious culinary credentials for when lock-down lifts. Tuck in.

  • UPDATE: 7 National Trust parklands in Warwickshire **now closed**

    Free entry and car parking was announced at many National Trust gardens and parklands - but it has since taken the decision to close to restrict covid-19.

  • The perfect theatre overnighter

    Oozing theatricality, with stunning waterfront views and an award-winning brasserie The Arden Hotel in Stratford-upon-Avon is a stylish 4-star boutique hotel right opposite the RSC!

  • Dog-friendly stays

    Have pooch, will travel? Here are 43 stays across the Muddy counties that are all Fido-friendly to bookmark for a later date.

  • A boutique masterpiece

    The Artist Residence across the Warwickshire border in the Oxfordshire hamlet of South Leigh with its slick styling and cleverly chosen art, is a welcome antidote to traditional Cotswolds inns. Muddy loves.

  • Holiday planning? 10 European-style staycations

    Love a continental jaunt but staying in Blighty this year? These 10 UK holiday spots have a distinctly European feel.

  • 3 good reasons to visit Ettington Park Hotel

    We've been before but it was so hauntingly good, we just had to go again.

  • Special Muddy hotel deal!

    January getting you down? Hey, book a holiday! We've snaffled some brilliant Muddy extras for stays at Luxury Family Hotels if you book before 31 Jan. Read on for three reasons to be very cheerful.

  • 10 wellbeing breaks

    Wanna escape the daily grind? Book on to one of these gorgeous wellbeing holidays for some much needed R&R.

  • REVIEW: The Ultimate Veganuary Treat!

    Pinkies at the ready! Muddy pops in to review the Vegan Full Afternoon Tea at Mallory Court Country House Hotel, nr Leamington Spa.

  • Call me Cupid! 46 romantic stays across the Muddy counties

    In the mood for love? Of course you are, pussy cat! Here, allow us to assist with the rumpy pumpy with 46 romantic boltholes across the Muddy counties.

  • 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!

  • Stay here: One Abbey Lane, Southam

    This beautifully renovated Tudor gem in Warwickshire featured on BBC 2's Restoration Home is now a stylish B&B apartment.

  • The Lygon Arms, Worcs

    A girl cannot spend all her time in her county, right? Break through the barricades, I’m making a dash for the utter Cotswoldian gorgeousness of The Lygon Arms in Broadway, Worcestershire’s jewel in the crown.

  • The Old Coffee Tavern, Warwick

    An East End-style London boozer in the heart of historic Warwick? Yup, indeed! Muddy checks into this authentic Victorian pub with rooms managed by talented 27-year-old India Marsh!

  • 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.

  • 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?

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