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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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    • 6 BR
    • 3 BA
    • Sleeps 16
    House #8095705
    1
    Viewed 46 times in the last 48 hours
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      • 1 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Sleeps 2
      Cottage #1650820
      4
      Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
        Wonderful! 4.8/5
        (16 reviews)
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        • 1 BR
        • 1 BA
        • Sleeps 2
        Multiple rentals Cottage #1789359
        16
        Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
          Excellent! 4.7/5
          (13 reviews)
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          • 3 BR
          • 2 BA
          • Sleeps 8
          Cottage #1845548
          13
          Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
            • 3 BR
            • 3 BA
            • Sleeps 6
            Cottage #1987236
            Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
              • 4 BR
              • 3 BA
              • Sleeps 8
              Cottage #8162072
              1
              Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                (5 reviews)
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                • 1 BR
                • Separate Toilet
                • Sleeps 2
                Cottage #8102829
                5
                Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                  (34 reviews)
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                  • 4 BR
                  • 4 BA
                  • Sleeps 12
                  Multiple rentals House #1011814
                  34
                  Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                    Exceptional! 5.0/5
                    (8 reviews)
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                    • 2 BR
                    • 2 BA
                    • Sleeps 4
                    Cottage #8138882
                    8
                    Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
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                      • 4 BR
                      • 3 BA
                      • Separate Toilet
                      • Sleeps 10
                      Barn #1617982
                      2
                      Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
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                        • 3 BR
                        • 2 BA
                        • Sleeps 6
                        Farmhouse #884523
                        4
                        Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                          Exceptional! 5.0/5
                          (7 reviews)
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                          • 2 BR
                          • 1 BA
                          • Sleeps 4
                          Multiple rentals Cottage #6788213
                          7
                          Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                            (7 reviews)
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                            • 9 BR
                            • 6 BA
                            • Sleeps 24
                            Multiple rentals Farmhouse #899651
                            7
                            Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
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                              • 2 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Sleeps 3
                              Bungalow #8121285
                              Viewed 9 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 33 times in the last 48 hours
                                  • 3 BR
                                  • 2 BA
                                  • Sleeps 7
                                  Cottage #8157560
                                  2
                                  Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                    (9 reviews)
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                                    • 2 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Sleeps 4
                                    Cottage #8160707
                                    9
                                    Viewed 52 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                      (32 reviews)
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                                      • 5 BR
                                      • 2 BA
                                      • Sleeps 14
                                      Multiple rentals Farmhouse #899651
                                      32
                                      Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                        • 2 BR
                                        • 2 BA
                                        • Sleeps 4
                                        Bungalow #8158012
                                        11
                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 3
                                          Multiple rentals Cottage #8165357
                                          2
                                          Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Excellent! 4.7/5
                                            (14 reviews)
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                                            • 5 BR
                                            • 3 BA
                                            • Separate Toilets
                                            • Sleeps 14
                                            House #1906621
                                            14
                                            Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
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                                              • 1 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Sleeps 2
                                              Studio #4149768
                                              1
                                              Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                • 1 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 3
                                                House #6784972
                                                4
                                                Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  • 3 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                  Multiple rentals Cottage #6788213
                                                  2
                                                  Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    • 2 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                    Cottage #8077099
                                                    3
                                                    Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      • 3 BR
                                                      • 3 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 7
                                                      Bungalow #6514785
                                                        Very Good! 4.2/5
                                                        (5 reviews)
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                                                        • 1 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 2
                                                        Barn #6534783
                                                        5
                                                        Viewed 61 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                          (10 reviews)
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                                                          • 2 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 3
                                                          Cottage #8073852
                                                          10
                                                          Viewed 10 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 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                              (9 reviews)
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                                                              • 2 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                              Cottage #8134068
                                                              9
                                                              Viewed 17 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 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                  Multiple rentals Cottage #6781888
                                                                  1
                                                                  Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                    (8 reviews)
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                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                    House #471471
                                                                    8
                                                                    Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                      (7 reviews)
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                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 2
                                                                      Cottage #8121958
                                                                      7
                                                                      Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                        Barn #1833352
                                                                        2
                                                                        Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                          (23 reviews)
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                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                          Bungalow #1944062
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                                                                          Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            • 4 BR
                                                                            • 3 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 8
                                                                            Multiple rentals Cottage #8039903
                                                                            4
                                                                            Viewed 11 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 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                • 6 BR
                                                                                • 7 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 20
                                                                                Barn #6787368
                                                                                Viewed 69 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                                  (26 reviews)
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                                                                                  • 6 BR
                                                                                  • 6 BA
                                                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                                                  • Sleeps 16
                                                                                  House #8130794
                                                                                  26
                                                                                  Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                                    (9 reviews)
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                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 2
                                                                                    Cottage #8143330
                                                                                    9
                                                                                    Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                                      (10 reviews)
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                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 3
                                                                                      Multiple rentals Barn #1844627
                                                                                      10
                                                                                      Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                                        Cottage #6122046
                                                                                        2
                                                                                        Viewed 8 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
                                                                                            Very Good! 4.2/5
                                                                                            (6 reviews)
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                                                                                            • 6 BR
                                                                                            • 3 BA
                                                                                            • Separate Toilets
                                                                                            • Sleeps 12
                                                                                            Farmhouse #8112550
                                                                                            6
                                                                                            Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                              (19 reviews)
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                                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 2
                                                                                              Cottage #1015140
                                                                                              19
                                                                                              Viewed 30 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 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                                  (8 reviews)
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                                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                  Cottage #6024828
                                                                                                  8
                                                                                                  Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                    (9 reviews)
                                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 2
                                                                                                    Cottage #1990619
                                                                                                    9
                                                                                                    Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      • 5 BR
                                                                                                      • 3 BA
                                                                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 11
                                                                                                      Multiple rentals House #8127150
                                                                                                      29
                                                                                                      Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Lovely!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      This is in a lovely location right on the edge of Carsington water, a short walk through two fields. Henmore Cottage has it's own parking right outside in a courtyard. The owners live in the house nearby and provided a nice warm welcome. The cottage great and has everything you need for a relaxing stay. These cottages are great inside and felt like a home from home. We would recommend staying at Stainsborough Hall and will book again!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 06-Dec-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                      fantasic stay 5 star all the way

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      my family and friends stayed here for a long weekend and it was amazing from start to finish, beautiful cottage which has so much detail to things and so much room, lovely fluffy towels for the hot tub which got well used, lovely under floor heating so lovely and cosy, our room was up one of the stairways and was so huge everything was amazing, the kids went to farmer vics animal feeding time and made there day if not year, they were in the hutches collecting fresh eggs and holding the quails etc, watch for Gertie the sheep as shes a greedy one.we have stayed many cottages but this is one of the best.keep it up Farmer Vic and crew we will be back next year xx
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 02-Dec-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Nov 2016

                                                                                                      Home from home

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      I stayed here with 7 of my friends in November 2016 for a surprise 50th birthday weekend. This little gem is undeniably beautiful and so very well laid out. We all said it is a dream home and one we could all happily live in. So bright, clean and well equipped it made our weekend perfect. The owner went out of her way to ensure our stay was everything we expected. Will definitely be returning, just a short drive from Shrewsbury which is a town to be seen. Suitable for all ages and families, with comfort and luxury through out the whole house and outside was also immaculate and well equipped for the warmer months. Very peaceful but with plenty of room for children to play. Thank you again Helen and family Kirsteen and the gang xx
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 01-Dec-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Nov 2016