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  • The Shaven Crown

    Elizabeth I stayed here - what more do you want? A quirky, homely, lovely inn in Shipton-under-Wychwood from which to explore the Cotswolds.

  • Holiday with Poldark!

    The BBC bodice-ripper is back this Sunday night, yippee! Fancy hanging out in Poldark Land this summer? We've hunted down the best Cornish coastal cottages, villas and grand design rentals.

  • glamping tythe barn

    A romantic overnighter with a twist

    Muddy's Kerry Potter got married at The Tythe Barn in Launton, North Oxon, a decade ago. She returns - with her husband (yep, he's still tolerating her, phew) - for a sleepover at the venue's new shepherd's hut.

  • The Muddy Guide to Antigua

    I escaped the snow in February for a week in Antigua - and with 365 beaches to choose it was hard work (*cough*). The result? Your replete guide to where to stay, put your beach towel, eat and sightsee in this most laidback of Caribbean islands.

  • dimply outside camping cabin nature

    Hello campers

    The West does it best when it comes to camping and glamping! Here’s our definitive guide to the sweetest spots to pitch up in Cornwall, Devon and Somerset.

  • The best bluebell hotspots

    Our local woodlands are carpeted in brilliant blue blooms, so here's where to catch them while they last - with nearby pit stops thrown in for good measure!

  • Insider Guide to Oxford

    Planning to visit the City of Spires? My definitive guide gives you everything you need to know, including the tourist classics and hipster hangouts.

  • A classic Ridgeway pub

    A superlative Sunday lunch at a rejuvenated country pub near the Ridgeway in South Oxfordshire? Shall we?

  • porch house interior bedroom king-sized bed lights

    The Porch House, Stow

    We came, we ate, and we loved the romantic nooks and roomy spaces of The Porch House, Stow-on-the-wold, just over the Glos border.

  • Stoke Place Drawing Room brown leather sofa fireplace mirror interior

    Want to take over Stoke Place?

    An attractive Queen Anne country hotel in South Bucks with Capability Brown grounds (ooooh!) and good value conference and wedding facilities. Oh, and did we mention the 'Bottomless Sunday lunch'?!

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