Taking up more than half of the region known as The Midlands in England is the region hailed as the East Midlands. And as the region encompasses several of the counties of England, you can be sure that an East Midlands holiday is never short of things to see and do. An East Midlands holiday rental cottage will offer you all of the comforts of home as well as acting as an ideal base from which to explore this interesting region of England.
An East Midlands holiday is very versatile and visitors can be as lethargic or as active as they want to be. With the fantastic countryside views that an east Midlands holiday rental cottage makes, it is simple to just while away the hours watching the world go by. The stunning scenery of Derbyshire is also popular for those who enjoy a spot of painting and photography. Other activities available in abundance in the region include football, golf, tennis, fishing, swimming, cycling, sailing, walking, windsurfing and hiking.
If you can tear yourself away from your comfortable East Midlands holiday rental cottage then there is an abundance of towns, villages and cities just waiting to be explored. Among the great places to go for a day trip is Gainsborough Hall in the town of Gainsborough in the county of Lincolnshire. The hall was built in the 15th century by Sir Thomas Burgh as an exhibition of how wealthy his family was. The hall was also the place where Henry VIII met Catherine Parr and proceeded to make her his wife. Gainsborough hall has been well maintained and of note for visitors to see are the traditional Medieval kitchens in the manor.
Should you be considering booking a wonderful East Midlands holiday rental cottage then you can expect to enjoy fairly warm summers and cool winters. Generally the warmest months of the year to have an East Midlands holiday are July and August when the temperature during the day can be as much as 28°C. The cooler months of December, January and February see the daytime temperature fall to between 2°C and 7°C. The annual rainfall amount for the area is 19 inches.
Travellers on an East Midlands holiday are likely to arrive at the East Midlands Airport (EMA) which is located in the heart of the region. Airlines that offer affordable, regular flights to the area include Eastern Airways, BMIbaby and Ryanair. Passengers can leave other parts of the UK from various airports such as Newcastle(NCL), Edinburgh (EDI), Heathrow (LHR) and Liverpool (LPL).