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    World’s Most Instagrammable Villages

    Which Gloucestershire village has made the grade? This lust list of the world's most selfied villages will have you reaching for your suitcase pronto.

  • A boutique masterpiece

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

  • 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

    This September, 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

    • If you go down to the woods today…

      You really are in for a big surprise. At the Hidden Woods outdoor activity centre there's 80 acres of forest to explore, with rope swings, dens, mud kitchens, bushcraft, campfires – and a Treebog loo

    • Need a spa day? Check out the best ‘Superspas’ across Glos and Wilts

      I'll tell you what I want, what I really really want... a massage, mani and Jacuzzi please, and make it snappy. Whether you’re going with your romantic other, bezzie mates or gloriously solo, here’s our pick of the very best spas 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?

      • 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!

      • London calling!

        Love the idea of going into London but find it all just a leetle bit daunting? Make life easy on yourself with our Top 10 tips on how to have a cracking time in the city this Easter.

      • Family-friendly rentals

        Easter's approaching, you need to reconnect with your fam, and we have just the thing to help - 30 gorgeous self-catering cottages across the Muddy counties!

      • Mama Africa

        Ten adventurous women, ten days, ten thousand miles from home…Muddy goes on a lifetime's odyssey to track wild desert elephants and sleep beneath Namibian stars

      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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