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  • Top places to stop on your way to Cornwall and the South West

    Driving down to your staycation (or escaping Cornwall and heading up country) and need somewhere to have lunch, walk the dog, let the kids run or even take a nap? We've sniffed out the best places to stop near the south-west's major routes.

  • Launch review: The Pig, Harlyn Bay, Cornwall

    On its opening day, Muddy's ed-in-chief Hero Brown was the first to eat lunch at the brand new Pig hotel in Harlyn Bay (what a trooper!). So what was the verdict - and is it worth a trip to North Cornwall?

  • Mini break anyone? The best hotel deals to book now

    If you're hankering for a few days away from your own four walls, then you'll need these mini break deals from hotels across the Muddy counties. Race you to check in.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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?

  • No 44 on the Waterside, The Arden

    Muddy heads for a working lunch of sharing small plates at the recently refurbished brasserie of this boutique waterside hotel in Stratford-upon-Avon.

  • The dreamiest new hotels to book now

    In need of an indulgent weekend away? Er, ALWAYS. Here's our pick of the best brand new - and downright desirable - hotels to book pronto. Breakfast in bed and late check-outs all round!

  • Fancy an overnighter in the Cotswolds?

    Well, if you insist! Muddy heads to Burford to chow down three courses in a bucolic, brilliantly-priced, dog-friendly inn. Definitely one to add to your list.

  • Chewton Glen, Hampshire

    Here's what you need to know about this coastal classic spa and 5-star hotel destination. Muddy's ed-in-chief checks into one of their 14 amaaaaazing treehouses.

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