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.Read more
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?Read more
There’s nothing like a break from the norm to liven up routine, and what better way to inject some excitement into a dull week than a picturesque drive to North Norfolk’s beautiful coast where fresh air, farmyard animals and picture-postcard beaches are guaranteed?
As for places to stay, I could really get used to reviewing beautiful cottages in beautiful locations with beautiful views (owners of beautiful cottages in beautiful locations with beautiful views please take note…) and am lucky enough to be visiting my second today.Read more
Unlike Air B ‘n’ B where, thanks to owners still living there, you’re guaranteed something of a home-from-home experience, booking a holiday cottage can be a bit of a gamble (properties are either in beautiful locations but uncannily like your nan’s house inside – with a lovely musty smell to match – or pretty as a picture but with the view of a hospital out back).
So, when driving through the tiny village of Tatterford, three miles from Fakenham in North Norfolk, I am surprised to hear my wheels roll over gravel as I head up the driveway of Osier Carr Barn – a promising start.Read more