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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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Heart of England Holiday Cottages & Homes (300+)

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    Wonderful! 4.9/5
    (9 reviews)
    avg/night
    • 2 BR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 4
    Cottage #8160707
    9
    Viewed 40 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
      Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
        Exceptional! 5.0/5
        (15 reviews)
        avg/night
        • 2 BR
        • 2 BA
        • Sleeps 4
        Multiple rentals Barn #6781888
        15
        Viewed 13 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 16 times in the last 48 hours
            Wonderful! 4.9/5
            (13 reviews)
            avg/night
            • 2 BR
            • 1 BA
            • Sleeps 4
            Cottage #6505330
            13
            Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
              • 3 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Separate Toilet
              • Sleeps 5
              Cottage #8161437
              7
                Exceptional! 5.0/5
                (6 reviews)
                avg/night
                • 1 BR
                • 1 BA
                • Sleeps 2
                Cottage #1853736
                6
                Viewed 8 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 35 times in the last 48 hours
                    Excellent! 4.7/5
                    (19 reviews)
                    avg/night
                    • 1 BR
                    • 1 BA
                    • Sleeps 2
                    Cottage #1015140
                    19
                    Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                      (36 reviews)
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                      • 2 BR
                      • 2 BA
                      • Sleeps 5
                      Cabin #6480322
                      36
                      Viewed 68 times in the last 48 hours
                        • 2 BR
                        • 2 BA
                        • Sleeps 4
                        Multiple rentals Cottage #6781888
                        1
                        Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                          Exceptional! 5.0/5
                          (14 reviews)
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                          • 4 BR
                          • 4 BA
                          • Sleeps 8
                          House #8161758
                          14
                          Viewed 36 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 6 times in the last 48 hours
                              • 1 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Sleeps 2
                              Cottage #1650820
                              4
                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                (8 reviews)
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                                • 3 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 5
                                Cottage #6735582
                                8
                                Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                  (9 reviews)
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                                  • 1 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 2
                                  Barn #8172697
                                  9
                                  Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                    • 3 BR
                                    • 2 BA
                                    • Sleeps 7
                                    Cottage #8157560
                                    2
                                    Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                      (19 reviews)
                                      avg/night
                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 6
                                      Multiple rentals Cottage #1077018
                                      19
                                      Viewed 5 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 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 5
                                          Multiple rentals Cottage #1077018
                                          16
                                          Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                            • 1 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Sleeps 4
                                            Cottage #1635490
                                            3
                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                              (6 reviews)
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                                              • 3 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Sleeps 6
                                              Cottage #1887405
                                              6
                                              Viewed 24 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 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  • 2 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 3
                                                  Cottage #1860724
                                                  24
                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                    (13 reviews)
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                                                    • 1 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 2
                                                    Apartment #1901164
                                                    13
                                                    Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                      (36 reviews)
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                                                      • 3 BR
                                                      • 2 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                      House #1881279
                                                      36
                                                      Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        • 2 BR
                                                        • 2 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                        Apartment #1872128
                                                        11
                                                          • 2 BR
                                                          • 2 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                          Cottage #8157363
                                                          2
                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                            (20 reviews)
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                                                            • 1 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 2
                                                            Barn #8137953
                                                            20
                                                            Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                              (9 reviews)
                                                              avg/night
                                                              • 2 BR
                                                              • 2 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                              Cottage #1889313
                                                              9
                                                              Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 2
                                                                Studio #4149768
                                                                1
                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                  (8 reviews)
                                                                  avg/night
                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                  Cottage #6024828
                                                                  8
                                                                  Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 2
                                                                    Cottage #1853735
                                                                    7
                                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                      (38 reviews)
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                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                      Barn #1887803
                                                                      38
                                                                      Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 3
                                                                        Cottage #8073852
                                                                        10
                                                                          • 4 BR
                                                                          • 3 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 8
                                                                          Multiple rentals Cottage #8039903
                                                                          4
                                                                          Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                            (5 reviews)
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                                                                            • 5 BR
                                                                            • 4 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 10
                                                                            Multiple rentals House #8039903
                                                                            5
                                                                            Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              • 6 BR
                                                                              • 7 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 20
                                                                              Barn #6787368
                                                                              Viewed 73 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                (5 reviews)
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                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 2
                                                                                Cottage #8158011
                                                                                5
                                                                                Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                  (24 reviews)
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                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                  Bungalow #1944062
                                                                                  24
                                                                                  Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                    (21 reviews)
                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                    Cottage #8093007
                                                                                    21
                                                                                    Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                      (14 reviews)
                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                                                      Cottage #1845548
                                                                                      14
                                                                                      Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                                        Farmhouse #884523
                                                                                        4
                                                                                        Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                          (9 reviews)
                                                                                          avg/night
                                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 3
                                                                                          House #1879539
                                                                                          9
                                                                                          Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 3 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                                            Bungalow #8132408
                                                                                            3
                                                                                              Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                                              (22 reviews)
                                                                                              avg/night
                                                                                              • 4 BR
                                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                                                              • Sleeps 9
                                                                                              Cottage #1769753
                                                                                              22
                                                                                              Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 5
                                                                                                Apartment #8045354
                                                                                                3
                                                                                                Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                  (9 reviews)
                                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 2
                                                                                                  Cottage #1990619
                                                                                                  9
                                                                                                  Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                    Barn #847711
                                                                                                    5
                                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      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

                                                                                                      Great cottage and would definitely come back again

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      I recently stayed here with my mother and 2 year old son. Thoroughly enjoyed it and thought the cottage was fantastic. Amazing views from the front of the property and great location with plenty of places to eat and pubs within short driving distance.Also close to Monmouth being only a few miles away. Cottage was cosy and very well equipped and had everything you could possibly need. Only negative,not that it's much of one but found didn't really cater for families with babies or small children as had no travel cot or high chair so ended up having to take the mattress from my 2 year olds bed with us in the car which luckily managed to just about fit in, but not enough room for highchair. Having said that it worked out ok and we all had a fantastic time. Ian Barton Tenbury wells,Worcestershire
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 03-Dec-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Nov 2016