Do you live in the best place in Britain?
A survey of the UK's loveliest locales sees Stroud, the Windrush Valley and Southville in Bristol trending. So why did these neighbourhoods make the list?
The Sunday Times has published its annual Best Places To Live list and three Gloucestershire locations made the top 10 of the Southwest category. Well, tell us something we don’t know, right?!
Britain is blessed with a wealth of cool cities, thriving market towns, lively villages and charming suburbs. And in Glos we have outstanding schooling, a thriving tourist industry, a burgeoning foodie scene, vineyards aplenty and gorgeous countryside. Is it any wonder these 3 Glos towns made the cut of The Sunday Times Best Places to Live 2019?
Local knowledge and seeking out the fun stuff is Muddy’s speciality obvs, so here’s our take on those Glos hotspots, with some suggestions in case you want to go have a nosey this long weekend.
Need an overnight? The Painswick has sixteen stylish bedrooms and the most perfect pair of tranquil treatment rooms, prepped and ready for retreat. Or The Old Lodge in nearby Minchinhampton will give you a good night’s rest in one of the most stunning settings you’ve ever seen. And while you’re here, Stroud Yoga Space is an oasis of calm where you can practise yoga, meditation and Pilates with some of the area’s best teachers. Oh, and there’s an utterly fab shop there for retail therapy nirvana, too.
If you’ve got the kids with you and are looking for a blast of wheely good fun, the award-winning Rush Skatepark in Brimscombe will get the pulse racing. For all things beautiful, The Malthouse Collective is the place to be seen, with gallery, events and workshops.