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  • Snowdonia

    10 European-style staycations to book now

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

  • Teh-Pig-harlyn-Bay-2-ext-

    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?

  • VW Beetle on the beach

    Top pitstops when you’re heading West

    Driving down to your staycation and need a lunch pit-stop or runaround with the dog/kids? We’ve sniffed out the best places to stop near the south-west’s major routes.

  • 20 Muddy approved attractions in Berks

    This is your Muddy Secret Service reporting for duty with all the best visitor attractions in Berkshire and, loads of in-the-know intel so you can staycay like a local.

  • woman and dog camping by a lake surrounded by mountains

    J’adore/j’abhor: camping

    Does the sight of a sleeping bag pique your sense of adventure, or break you out in a cold sweat? Two Muddy behemoths duke it out over camping - let's hope it doesn't get too tents (sorry).

  • 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.

  • This way to the beach!

    The sun's making an appearance this weekend (at long last) so we're thinking impromptu, socially-distanced day trip to the coast. Who's in?

  • The Muddy insider guide to Norfolk

    Summer holidays incoming! Read our brand new and brilliant curated guide to Norfolk, with luxe SPF brand Saltee, and start planning your staycation (PLUS enter our sexy £2,888 summer giveaway!).

  • Muddy’s insider guide to Devon

    If Devon's on your holiday hit list this year you'll be needing our totally brilliant insider guide to the county. PLUS we have £2,888 of summer goodies up for grabs!

  • The Muddy insider guide to The Cotswolds

    Prepping for a staycay this summer? Our curated guide to The Cotswolds is packed with our-in-the-know tips and up-to-date openings. Just add sandals and sunshine. PLUS read on for £2,888 of sultry summer goodies to give away).

  • The Muddy insider guide to Cornwall

    Planning to staycay this summer? Our curated guide to Cornwall is packed with our in-the-know tips and up to date openings. Just add flipflops and sunshine. (PLUS £2,888 of sexy summer goodies to give away).

  • 58 staycation self-catering stays

    Planning a staycation for when lockdown eases up? It's your resident travel agent here with 58 gorgeous self-catering stays across the 24 Muddy counties.

  • Shepherd's Hut Chieveley

    11 stunning self-catering stays in Berks

    Who needs to go abroad with stays like this on our doorstep? If you're looking for a stylish escape close to home for when lockdown lifts, read on.

  • 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.

  • Market house reading bar and kitchen industrial interiors canteen style tables and chairs

    FOUND! Berkshire’s most Instagrammable pub

    If you love supercool London street food scene, then you're gonna love The Market House in Reading a laidback hangout to eat, drink and sleep on repeat.

  • Restaurant Coworth Park copper halo of leaves hung from ceiling

    1 night, 2 chefs, 3 stars

    Fancy a supercharged foodie supper? Canter to Coworth Park for posh nosh, luxe starfishing and a laidback vibe we could get used to.

  • 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.

  • Cliveden House Hotel Taplow pink bedroom

    Love is in the air! The best local Valentine’s Day stays

    Grab your fanciest pants and pack your overnight bag - we've rustled up some romantic Valentine's Day stays in Berkshire and beyond to get you in the mood for love.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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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