The Urban Guide to the Countryside
Norfolk Edition

Category: Short breaks

14 beautiful beach cottages

24 Feb 2017

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 cottages. 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.

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16 of the best riverside holiday cottages

24 Feb 2017

Beach holidays in Britain always come with that anxious niggle at the back of your head – will it tank down for the whole week? 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. Tempted?

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Muddy stays: The Kings Head, Letheringsett

15 Feb 2017

When temperatures stubbornly refuse to waiver above zero for almost a week, it’s time for a treat – and there’s nothing like a lavish hotel stay in the countryside to put the world back on its axis.

Having reviewed lunch at the handsome Kings Head in Letheringsett back in October, I was thrilled to be invited back for dinner, bed and breakfast (I must be doing something right). No sooner had the idea been mooted, I was packed and driving up to Letheringsett, just one mile from Holt, quicker than you could say “your room is ready, Madam”.

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Special Muddy deal on forest holidays

12 Jan 2017

In a dry January when the weather has turned totally pants and half-term break feels forever away, I take solace by gorging myself on potential holidays. Hot summer holidays in exotic climes with Rufus Sewell (if he’ll only stop moaning on and on about how he desires me), cool city breaks, gorgeous cottages in rugged climes for walking hols with my galpals and for family time in the UK, something luxe but active, rural but not too holiday campish.

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*The* Christmas present to buy your bloke

29 Nov 2016

If you’ve no idea what to buy the bloke in your house (or blokess), then read this hilarious post written by Hero over at Muddy Bucks/Oxon who joined Muddy Northants for a race around Silverstone – you call this work girls, seriously?! Neither of them are petrol heads but both loved the experience all the same. Take it away Hero (and Anna-Lou):

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8 of the best cosy pubs

17 Nov 2016

Winter: brrrrr. Cold, dark, damp… Despite the twinkly lights and the alcohol-fueled Christmas parties, this time of year isn’t always kind weather-wise. Thankfully, Norfolk is stuffed like a Turkey with cosy pubs to retreat to – open fires and hot cider at the ready. So, pick up a paper, a loved one and (or) a dog, and bunker down in one of these beauties.

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Muddy reviews: Brighton’s i360

12 Aug 2016

The ‘i360’, the ‘Cough Ring’ (ask a local), whatever you call it, and whether you love it or hate it, that big tower with the doughnut up it on Brighton seafront finally opened on Thursday 4 Aug and the lovely Debbie over at Muddy Sussex just had a sneaky peek – so, before you start buying tickets, read what she thought of it:

Drone’s eye view by Visual Air

Opinion has been divided at Chez Muddy, and frankly in my own head, over the project, as it has been in Brighton itself.

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Fun for all the family

21 Jul 2016

It’s no secret that Norfolk is a great county for a holiday, but where should you go if you have the family in tow? We round up the best holiday spots for your break, whether you’ve got babies, boyfriends, teenagers, parents or pooches with you.

Best for babies & toddlers – Wells-next-the-Sea:
Ah Wells – what’s not to love? Stripy beach huts, miles and miles (and miles) of pristine sand and extremely shallow water at low tide (if the tide is high, there are plenty of rock pools for your little ones to play in while remaining safe).

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The Urban Guide to the Countryside -
Norfolk Edition