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  • Muddy Stays: Cinder Cottage

    When looking for a cottage stay, it’s natural to go straight for the ‘hotspots’ in any given location – in Norfolk, that’s the Burnham Market’s, Holkham’s and Well-next-the-Sea’s. But sometimes it makes both financial and ‘I-really-need-some-peace-and-quiet’ sense to go slightly off the beaten track. That’s what I found during the February half-term when looking for […]

  • Muddy Stays: The Chequers Inn, Thornham

    The Chequers Inn is a 16th century, white-washed pub and restaurant with rooms set in the North Norfolk village of Thornham. A complete refurbishment has brought it bang up-to-date, with a cosy snug (ubiquitous wood-burning stove in situ), a stylish restaurant where Tapas, street food and wood-fired pizzas dominate the menu, and 11 well-appointed bedrooms. […]

  • Winter sun ideas for non-beach lovers

      As the frosts and fog descend the prospect of some winter sun is ever more tempting. But for those who find endless days on the beach a tad boring, yet still seek the warmth, the good news is that there are plenty of new attractions worldwide where the sun is now shining. We’ve got […]

  • J’adore Country Kids, France

    Looking for a holiday with a heated pool, a wine cellar (on an honesty policy), a kids' club and winter sunshine? Meet Country Kids - your home-from-home in France

    • Muddy Stays: The Old Lighthouse, Hunstanton

      Let there be light - as unusual places to stay go, you can't beat this beautiful lighthouse overlooking Hunstanton Beach

    • Luxury skiing – for less

      The lovely Joanne over at Muddy Wiltshire has compiled a guide to finding the right skiing holiday without paying over the odds. It’s filled with great advice and tips and is here for your enjoyment – Visa cards at the ready… Take it away, Joanna: Right then, it’s powder days and goggle tans time… I’m […]

      • Have pooch, will travel

        Woof! Where’s the fun if you can’t take the whole family (including the four-legged members) on hols with you?  Here are the 38 most lovely dog-friendly hotels, inns and cottages in the UK across 18 counties.

      • Paschoe House

        Devon's new country house delivers

        • Are you 2posh2pitch?

          With no tent to pack, there's more room for the most important things - like Prosecco

        • Thinking of relocating to Cornwall? Read this first

          Is Sophie Clark the luckiest Muddy editor of us all? There she is in Muddy Cornwall, taunting us daily with her instagram feeds of white sandy beaches, passionate skies, blond-haired surfie kids and wonderful lifestyle (yes, that is the gnashing of my teeth you can hear, deal with it). She posted a feature last week […]

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        The Urban Guide to the Countryside - Norfolk