My Favourites heart

My Favourites

Save your favourites with a single click and you’ll never forget a brilliant Muddy recommendation.

THINGS TO DO. ARTS. EAT. TRAVEL. FASHION. BEAUTY. KIDS. HOME

Get the inside line on what’s unique, special and new near you, straight to your inbox across 25 counties

Property

  • Downsizing in later life? 9 things to consider

    Got aging parents thinking to downsize? It pays to do your research. Here are 9 key things to look out for when you’re helping your parents find their next home

  • gardens

    Get the garden of dreams: 10 tips from the pros

    Whether you have a bijou backyard or several acres to sit out in, making the most of our outdoor space is key. Steal the tricks of the trade from an RHS-winning landscape architect right here.

  • vanessa arbuthnott

    Transform your interior in 12 easy steps

    Bored of staring at the same beige walls or underwhelmed by less-than-thrilling rooms? Try these 12 fantastic tips from a Cirencester interiors legend who's been beautifying homes for 21 years.

  • woman at desk

    What not to do to your home: 10 things to avoid

    Before you start digging those foundations for that Scandi plunge pool, or whip out your tape measure to Insta-fy the whole house read these 10 essential tips on how not to devalue your home.

  • kitchen

    Kitchen makeover: 12 tricks of the trade

    Want the kitchen of dreams? We bring you the trade secrets of kitchen design from Dixon Grey Kitchens in Nailsworth, all wrapped up in 12 neat tips, get planning now.

  • woman decluttering

    Clutter cleanse! 10 tips to master the mess

    Feel like you're swimming against a constant tide of stuff? We chat to declutter expert Ruby Monro - known as The Organiser - for her pro-tips on mastering the mess in our homes.

  • houses

    8 Easy ways to add value to your home

    So you’ve decided to upsticks and move? Woah there! Before you do, take some notes from Tania Thompson, house hunter extraordinaire, on how to add thousands to your home.

  • woman with candle

    My Home comforts: meet the Cotswold Candle Co

    We chat to candle-maker Polly from Cotswold Candle Co about her beautiful, hand-poured candles (inspired by the scents of the Cotswolds), and find out what makes a house a home for her.

  • I do like to be beside the seaside…

    From seaside botlholes to A-lister-worthy waterfront homes - wake up to fresh sea air every morning in one of these 10 coastal properties for sale now.

  • The Simple Life: pared-back properties in nature

    Looking to get away from it all? Try one of these dreamy pared-back properties for a taste of pastoral living. From projects crying out for TLC to sprawling listed mansions, we've got it all.

  • Ultimate dream properties for 2021

    Let's face it. We’ve been staring at our walls, like, forever and we’ve completed every last bit of DIY imaginable. So you know what that means? That’s right: time to move. See if any of these incredible properties take your fancy.

  • 8 coastal properties on the market now

    With the prospect of a winter spent in lockdown looming, we're dreaming of summers to come spent by the sea. Care to indulge in a little fantasy property shopping?

  • The Big Breakfast house is for sale!!

    Talk about a piece of iconic pop culture! The chaotic, flirty, naughty Nineties home of breakfast telly can be yours for a cool £5.75m. Shall we have a nose around?

  • House swap! What does £1m get you?

    Upping sticks to pastures new? Let's see what a cool million will get you on the property market across the Muddy counties - quite a lot, as it happens!

  • House swap – modern properties we love

    If period properties give you the heebie jeebies, and you'd rather have a glass extension than a thatched roof, then walk this way - we've rounded up some of the best architect-led modernist properties in the Muddy counties.

  • house

    Property Flirt! Can you guess the price?

    Cabin fever levels rising exponentially? Get some sweet relief with a virtual meander around this four bed des res for sale in Maisemore, Gloucestershire.

  • All cooped up! Check out these cool hen houses

    Attention, would-be chicken farmers! We've rounded up nine of the most stylish chicken coops for your feathered friends. Has it been worth the oeuf-ort? (I'll get my coat)

  • Dorset coastal property

    On the market: 13 coastal do-er uppers

    Looking for a seaside bolthole, or a more significant lifestyle move? Snap up these stunning coastal properties for a post-lockdown project.

  • House swap – what will £500,000 get you?

    Nothing like a lockdown to make you appreciate your home - or make you want to move when it gets lifted. But what will your money get you across the Muddy counties?

School Reviews

Our honest reviews of the UK’s best schools

Read the reviews

Fun Finder

Making plans? Find your perfect Pub, Inn, Hotel, Café, Restaurant or Bar across the Muddy counties.

Read more
Best Places to Live 2020

The insider’s guide to the Top 200 places to live outside London

View our picks
Back Home

The Urban Guide to the Countryside - Gloucestershire & Worcestershire

Reader Treats Just For You!