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Make a holiday rental, home or cottage in the heart of England your home away from home

The region of England known as the 'Heart of England' covers the region of the West Midlands including the counties of Gloucestershire, Hereford & Worcester, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Northamptionshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Shropshire and Derbyshire.

Things to do in the Heart of England

It was written in the 1800's that the Heart of England was 'one of the pleasantest places to walk', and this has certainly not changed since then. It is a magnificent place to travel by foot, bicycle or tour by car. There are many places explore, and historical sites dating back to before the Roman invasion, with impressive castles, ancient burial sites, battlefields and cathedrals wrapped in mystery and intrigue, from Tamworth Castle to the Robin Hood Festival or see Shakespeare at the open air theatre in Tolethorpe Hall.

For outdoor activities, the Ackers Urban Outdoor Adventurous Activity Centre is 2 miles from Birmingham. Here, skiing, climbing, canoeing, archery, orienteering and 4x4 off roading can be enjoyed across the counties.

The West Midlands Safari and Leisure Park is a magnificent theme park, with rides, amusements, and also the only place in the UK to have bred white lions.

Places to holiday in the Heart of England

Gloucestershire's Cotswolds are a huge visitor attraction. The famous cities of Bath and Cheltenham lie within the gentle hills of the Cotswolds, but the real beauty lies in the hidden villages and hamlets, where small English holiday cottages nestle amongst the fields and drystone walls.

Shropshire, the birthplace of industry, is a beautiful place for walking. The UNESCO World Heritage site around Ironbridge is a must see site for those interested in the industrial heritage of Great Britain. Shropshire also holds the most Michelin Stars outside London, and two of the best medieval towns in England. The self catering holiday cottages in Shropshire are superb, and get you deep into the best of England's countryside, where relaxation and recuperation are top of the list of things to do in Shropshire.

Derbyshire and the Peak District enjoy breathtaking landscapes and lively market towns. The county attracts walkers, cyclists, and sports enthusiasts as well as nature lovers and those wishing to relax in an easily accessible rural region.

Weather in the Heart of England

The weather in the Heart of England is pretty good. Due to its location, rain falls less often than in many parts of the UK. There are four distinct seasons, all of which are fine for enjoying the great outdoors.

Travel to the Heart of England

Travel to the Heart of England is easy, and there are plenty of options for travel to your holiday cottage in the Heart of England. East Midlands Airport (EMA) between Nottingham, Leicester and Derby services the area, but the road and rail networks are good in this part of the country.


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  • 7 BA
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  • 2 BR
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Exceptional! 5/5
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Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
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  • 8 BR
  • 6 BA
  • Sleeps 18
House #1979103
Viewed 37 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
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  • 2 BA
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  • Sleeps 6
Multiple rentals Cottage #899831
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Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
  • 4 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 10
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  • 2 BR
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Cabin #1147237
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Wonderful! 4.8/5
(14 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Bungalow #8158012
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Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(7 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Multiple rentals Cottage #8164256
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Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
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  • 3 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Multiple rentals Cottage #8164256
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Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 3 BA
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Cottage #8157603
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Exceptional! 5/5
(27 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
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Cottage #8110762
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Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(13 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
House #1819043
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Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.3/5
(17 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 3
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Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(13 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
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Apartment #1213932
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Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
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  • 2 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cabin #401823
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Viewed 53 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(8 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 6
Cottage #470888
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Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
Good! 3.8/5
(6 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 3
Multiple rentals Cottage #8165357
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Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(7 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
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Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
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  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
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Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
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  • 3 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 7
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  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 5
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  • 5 BR
  • 3 BA
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
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Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
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  • Sleeps 4
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  • 4 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
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  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 5
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
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Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
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  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 8
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Viewed 219 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
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Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Boat #6955315
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 3
Cottage #8192253
Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
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  • 6 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 20
Farmhouse #8173928
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Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
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Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
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Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
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Recent Reviews

Excellent holiday property

5 of 5
Well presented & equipped property.Handily placed for exploring. The new inn is a good place for an evening meal. Simon & Norah are good hosts.
  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017

Country views and easy to get to

5 of 5
We found the apartment very convenient, relaxing, with great views and a peaceful place to be. We had everything we needed although WiFi access would have been a bonus. Hope to stay again sometime in this nice corner of North Warks.
  • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017