Berkshire, a county "so fancy it's called Royal" has featured in a ranking of the best places to live.

Muddy Stilettos, known for their awards round-up of the best schools guide has updated their top ten places to live in Berkshire for 2024 - and in a shake-up, four have been removed from the list.

Wokingham, which grabbed the top spot in the Muddy Stilettos 'best place to live' awards in March has fallen out of the top 10.

Similarly, Cookham, Newbury and Sunninghill have also not made the cut in the latest round-up of awards.

New this autumn are Bray, Hurley, Motimer and Finchampstead.

Bray has been described as a "unique culinary village with "pretty chocolate box cottages, traditional pubs, and half-timbered shops set against the backdrop of River Thames".

Meanwhile, Hurley, also in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, a "quaint Thames-side medieval village" has been praised for its "close-knit community".

Similarly "underrated" Mortimer has a "reputation for real community camaraderie" and Finchamsptead a "family-friendly haven" between Wokingham and Reading.

It comes as no surprise to many that Windsor with its "royal swagger" and Sonning, a "fairytale village" home to George Clooney, have retained their titles as some of the best places to live in Berkshire.

Pangborne, despite being ranked at number nine previously, has clung onto its title, alongside Hungerford which was at number eight.

While currently in no order in particular, the top 10 is completed with Caversham's balance between "a little bit of country, a little bit of rock 'n' roll" and Yattendon's "rural dream".

Here is the top 10 places to live in Berkshire according to Muddy Stilettos:

  • Bray
  • Windsor
  • Mortimer
  • Caversham
  • Hurley
  • Sonning
  • Yattendon
  • Hungerford
  • Pangbourne
  • Finchampsted