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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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    Wonderful! 4.9/5
    (9 reviews)
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    • 2 BR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 4
    Cottage #8160707
    9
    Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
      Wonderful! 4.9/5
      (41 reviews)
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      • 3 BR
      • 2 BA
      • Sleeps 6
      Cottage #8058686
      41
        Wonderful! 4.9/5
        (13 reviews)
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        • 2 BR
        • 1 BA
        • Sleeps 4
        Cottage #6505330
        13
        Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
          Very Good! 4.2/5
          (5 reviews)
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          • 1 BR
          • 1 BA
          • Sleeps 2
          Barn #6534783
          5
          Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
            • 3 BR
            • 1 BA
            • Separate Toilet
            • Sleeps 5
            Cottage #8161437
            7
              • 1 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Sleeps 2
              Cottage #1015140
              19
                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                (36 reviews)
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                • 2 BR
                • 2 BA
                • Sleeps 5
                Cabin #6480322
                36
                Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
                  Exceptional! 5.0/5
                  (20 reviews)
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                  • 1 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Sleeps 4
                  Cottage #1045286
                  20
                  Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                    Exceptional! 5.0/5
                    (6 reviews)
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                    • 1 BR
                    • 1 BA
                    • Sleeps 2
                    Cottage #1853736
                    6
                    Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                      (26 reviews)
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                      • 1 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Sleeps 2
                      Cottage #8117637
                      26
                      Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                        • 3 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 5
                        Cottage #6735582
                        8
                          • 1 BR
                          • 1 BA
                          • Sleeps 2
                          Cottage #1650820
                          4
                            Exceptional! 5.0/5
                            (15 reviews)
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                            • 2 BR
                            • 2 BA
                            • Sleeps 4
                            Multiple rentals Barn #6781888
                            15
                            Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                              Exceptional! 5.0/5
                              (9 reviews)
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                              • 1 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Sleeps 2
                              Multiple rentals Barn #6781888
                              9
                              Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                Excellent! 4.6/5
                                (7 reviews)
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                                • 1 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 2
                                Cottage #6187015
                                7
                                Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                  (6 reviews)
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                                  • 3 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 6
                                  Cottage #1887405
                                  6
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                                    • 1 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Sleeps 4
                                    Cottage #1635490
                                    3
                                    Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Excellent! 4.7/5
                                      (7 reviews)
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                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 4
                                      House #1819043
                                      7
                                      Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                        (13 reviews)
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                                        • 1 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 2
                                        Apartment #1901164
                                        13
                                        Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                          • 3 BR
                                          • 2 BA
                                          • Sleeps 6
                                          House #1881279
                                          36
                                            • 2 BR
                                            • 2 BA
                                            • Sleeps 4
                                            Cottage #8157363
                                            2
                                              Excellent! 4.6/5
                                              (11 reviews)
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                                              • 2 BR
                                              • 2 BA
                                              • Sleeps 4
                                              Apartment #1872128
                                              11
                                              Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 2 BA
                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                Multiple rentals Cottage #6781888
                                                1
                                                Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                  (24 reviews)
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                                                  • 2 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 3
                                                  Cottage #1860724
                                                  24
                                                  Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    • 2 BR
                                                    • 2 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                    Cottage #1889313
                                                    9
                                                      • 1 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 2
                                                      Studio #4149768
                                                      1
                                                        • 2 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                        Cottage #6024828
                                                        8
                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                          (20 reviews)
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                                                          • 1 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 2
                                                          Barn #8137953
                                                          20
                                                            Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                            (7 reviews)
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                                                            • 1 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 2
                                                            Cottage #1853735
                                                            7
                                                            Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              • 2 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 3
                                                              Cottage #8073852
                                                              10
                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                (38 reviews)
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                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                Barn #1887803
                                                                38
                                                                Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                  (24 reviews)
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                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                  Bungalow #1944062
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                                                                  Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                    (21 reviews)
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                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                    Cottage #8093007
                                                                    21
                                                                    Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                      (14 reviews)
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                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                                      Cottage #1845548
                                                                      14
                                                                      Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        • 1 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
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                                                                        Cottage #8158011
                                                                        5
                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
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                                                                          House #1879539
                                                                          9
                                                                            • 4 BR
                                                                            • 3 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 8
                                                                            Multiple rentals Cottage #8039903
                                                                            4
                                                                              • 5 BR
                                                                              • 4 BA
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                                                                              Multiple rentals House #8039903
                                                                              5
                                                                                • 6 BR
                                                                                • 7 BA
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                                                                                Barn #6787368
                                                                                Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                                  Farmhouse #884523
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                                                                                  Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 5
                                                                                    Apartment #8045354
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                                                                                    Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                      • 3 BA
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                                                                                      Bungalow #8132408
                                                                                      3
                                                                                        Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                                        (22 reviews)
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                                                                                        • 4 BR
                                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                                                        • Sleeps 9
                                                                                        Cottage #1769753
                                                                                        22
                                                                                        Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Separate Toilet
                                                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                                                          Cottage #470888
                                                                                          5
                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 5
                                                                                            Bungalow #8171467
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                                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
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                                                                                              Barn #6534725
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                                                                                              Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • 2 BA
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                                                                                                Barn #6007285
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                                                                                                  Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                                                  (5 reviews)
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                                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                  Cottage #1965324
                                                                                                  5
                                                                                                  Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 2
                                                                                                    Cottage #1990619
                                                                                                    9
                                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                      Barn #847711
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      A fantastic barn conversion. Well laid out.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      A very warm welcome when we arrived by Kerry & Craig. The barn is in a very nice position over looking nice country site. It is well equipped & I shall be returning next year & would recommend to anybody who wants a country holiday. Lots of country walks & the steam train was running on the weekend we where there.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 07-Dec-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                      Wainstones, Bakewell

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      A really lovely cottage right in the middle of Bakewell. Superb location, warm and cosy, well equipped and very clean and tidy. Some lovely welcoming touches left by the owners which were smashing. Parking not a problem and several good pubs in very short walking distance. Highly recommended.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 05-Dec-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                      Amazing stay as always didnt want to leave

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We love the basement kate and sid always make us welcome , the little added touches which have been done since we last came are brilliant , booking again for our wedding anniversary in feb , kates cake is just the best and enjoy our chats with her , thanks agian both cant wait to return xxx
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 04-Dec-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016