Travel

  • Romantic Getaway

    We’ve scoured 16 counties for the most gorgeous romantic couples stays, so you can put some oh-la-la into your leisure time.

  • The Gurnard’s Head

    My ultimate destination pub, in beautiful West Penwith! Go for the fish, go for the wine, go for the scenery. You won’t be disappointed.

  • Cornwall Weekender: A Muddy Guide to Bude

    With its spectacular beaches, foodie haunts and contemporary holiday rentals, Bude is a Cornish destination on the up. Here are my highlights…

  • Big & Beautiful

    Want to get away with your gang? Check out this round-up of the best holiday rental properties across 18 counties, sniffed out by your in-the-know Muddy editors.

  • Artist Toby Ray: My Favourite Places

    Toby Ray has life pre-e-t-t-ty sussed. He spends his days painting dreamy, contemporary seascapes at some of Devon and Cornwall’s loveliest beaches — here are a few of his top spots.

  • Cool UK Camping Spots

    Have you given a thought to summer camping yet? Those yurts, lodges and cool glampy sites get booked up waaaaay in advance. So here are the 25 best places to start your search.

    • A Holiday Less Ordinary

      Love a luxe break? A sucker for heritage holiday rentals? Or is it all about the location? They all have their place but, for pure fun value, there’s little that can beat a really quirky stay. The Muddy editors in counties from Devon to Norfolk, Kent to Warwickshire (& Cornwall too of course), have each found two brilliant, alternative properties with which to whet your travel appetite.

    • Pitch Up & Peace Out

      You’re never far from a campsite in Cornwall, which means there are lots of options for laidback breaks by the sea. But how to choose? Ask a local of course! Or even better, ask the discerning, style-savvy locals who hang out on Instagram. Each of these gorgeous indie campsites has been personally recommended (or tried out by me) and chosen for their locations, facilities, views and atmosphere — with plenty of glamping options for camping softies too.

      • 14 Beautiful Beach Houses To Rent This Summer

        One of the big benefits of Muddy tottering its way into so many counties (er, 17 since you asked!) is that we have a raft of on-the-ground experts, squirrelling out the coolest, most useful stuff for the rest of us to plunder. Case in point – beach houses. Thought about renting one this summer? Yeah me too. So allow me to lay before you a sandy smorgasbord from the Muddy regional editors – 14 beautiful beach properties for the bucket and spade brigade.

      • 16 Best Lake & Riverside Retreats

        We are beach lovers all here in Kernow but even Cornish folk sometimes need a change of scene right? Well, how about an inland lake or river holiday as an alternative? The Muddy editors who happen go to be landlocked (*sob**) have scoured their counties for some stonking rental properties with their own little piece of liquid heaven to tempt you throughout spring and summer. Any of these take your fancy?

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