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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
    (44 reviews)
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    • 2 BR
    • 2 BA
    • Sleeps 5
    Cabin #6480322
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    Viewed 436 times in the last 48 hours
      Wonderful! 4.9/5
      (19 reviews)
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      • 2 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Sleeps 4
      Cottage #6505330
      19
      Viewed 62 times in the last 48 hours
        Excellent! 4.7/5
        (26 reviews)
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        • 2 BR
        • 1 BA
        • Sleeps 4
        Bungalow #1944062
        26
        Viewed 47 times in the last 48 hours
          Excellent! 4.6/5
          (22 reviews)
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          • 4 BR
          • 2 BA
          • Separate Toilet
          • Sleeps 6
          House #1010120
          22
          Viewed 37 times in the last 48 hours
            Exceptional! 5/5
            (13 reviews)
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            • 3 BR
            • 1 BA
            • Separate Toilet
            • Sleeps 5
            Cottage #6065995
            13
            Viewed 70 times in the last 48 hours
              Wonderful! 4.9/5
              (11 reviews)
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              • 2 BR
              • 2 BA
              • Sleeps 4
              Cottage #1889313
              11
              Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                (42 reviews)
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                • 1 BR
                • 1 BA
                • Separate Toilet
                • Sleeps 4
                Barn #1887803
                42
                Viewed 45 times in the last 48 hours
                  Excellent! 4.7/5
                  (15 reviews)
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                  • 3 BR
                  • 2 BA
                  • Sleeps 8
                  Cottage #1845548
                  15
                  Viewed 54 times in the last 48 hours
                    Excellent! 4.6/5
                    (8 reviews)
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                    • 1 BR
                    • 1 BA
                    • Sleeps 2
                    Cottage #6187015
                    8
                    Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                      Exceptional! 5/5
                      (42 reviews)
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                      • 3 BR
                      • 2 BA
                      • Sleeps 6
                      Cottage #1881279
                      42
                      Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                        Exceptional! 5/5
                        (16 reviews)
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                        • 4 BR
                        • 4 BA
                        • Sleeps 8
                        House #8161758
                        16
                        Viewed 85 times in the last 48 hours
                          Very Good! 4.2/5
                          (9 reviews)
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                          • 1 BR
                          • 1 BA
                          • Sleeps 2
                          Cottage #8121958
                          9
                          Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                            Excellent! 4.6/5
                            (13 reviews)
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                            • 1 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Sleeps 2
                            Barn #6534783
                            13
                            Viewed 36 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 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                (43 reviews)
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                                • 3 BR
                                • 2 BA
                                • Sleeps 6
                                Cottage #8058686
                                43
                                Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                  (20 reviews)
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                                  • 1 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 2
                                  Cottage #1015140
                                  20
                                  Viewed 37 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                    (12 reviews)
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                                    • 2 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Sleeps 4
                                    Cottage #8160707
                                    12
                                    Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                      (24 reviews)
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                                      • 4 BR
                                      • 2 BA
                                      • Separate Toilet
                                      • Sleeps 9
                                      Cottage #1769753
                                      24
                                      Viewed 44 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                        (13 reviews)
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                                        • 2 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 6
                                        Cottage #87960
                                        13
                                        Viewed 39 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Excellent! 4.6/5
                                          (5 reviews)
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                                          • 3 BR
                                          • 2 BA
                                          • Sleeps 7
                                          Cottage #8157560
                                          5
                                          Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                            (12 reviews)
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                                            • 3 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Sleeps 5
                                            Cottage #6735582
                                            12
                                            Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                              (23 reviews)
                                              avg/night
                                              • 1 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Sleeps 2
                                              Barn #8137953
                                              23
                                              Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                (9 reviews)
                                                avg/night
                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                House #1819043
                                                9
                                                Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                  (12 reviews)
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                                                  • 2 BR
                                                  • 2 BA
                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                  Barn #1854314
                                                  12
                                                  Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                    (4 reviews)
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                                                    • 2 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                    Cottage #8077099
                                                    4
                                                    Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                      (4 reviews)
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                                                      • 2 BR
                                                      • 2 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                      Multiple rentals Cottage #8139214
                                                      4
                                                      Viewed 18 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 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                          (11 reviews)
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                                                          • 4 BR
                                                          • 2 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 8
                                                          House #1873320
                                                          11
                                                          Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
                                                            (3 reviews)
                                                            avg/night
                                                            • 2 BR
                                                            • 2 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                            Cottage #8157363
                                                            3
                                                            Viewed 58 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                                              (7 reviews)
                                                              avg/night
                                                              • 3 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                              • Sleeps 5
                                                              Cottage #8161437
                                                              7
                                                              Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                (32 reviews)
                                                                avg/night
                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 2
                                                                Cottage #8117637
                                                                32
                                                                Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                  (11 reviews)
                                                                  avg/night
                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                  Apartment #1872128
                                                                  11
                                                                  Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                    (20 reviews)
                                                                    avg/night
                                                                    • 4 BR
                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 10
                                                                    Cottage #8085606
                                                                    20
                                                                    Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                      (18 reviews)
                                                                      avg/night
                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                      Multiple rentals Barn #6781888
                                                                      18
                                                                      Viewed 100 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Excellent! 4.3/5
                                                                        (14 reviews)
                                                                        avg/night
                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 3
                                                                        Multiple rentals House #8165357
                                                                        14
                                                                        Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                          (8 reviews)
                                                                          avg/night
                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 5
                                                                          Cottage #6581460
                                                                          8
                                                                          Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                            (25 reviews)
                                                                            avg/night
                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                            Cottage #8093007
                                                                            25
                                                                            Viewed 42 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              • 6 BR
                                                                              • 7 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 20
                                                                              Barn #6787368
                                                                              Viewed 51 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                (9 reviews)
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                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 2
                                                                                Cottage #1990619
                                                                                9
                                                                                Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                  (13 reviews)
                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 8
                                                                                  House #8113023
                                                                                  13
                                                                                  Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 7
                                                                                    Cottage #8114679
                                                                                    2
                                                                                    Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                      (8 reviews)
                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 5
                                                                                      Bungalow #6468075
                                                                                      8
                                                                                      Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                        (24 reviews)
                                                                                        avg/night
                                                                                        • 1 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                                        Cottage #1045286
                                                                                        24
                                                                                        Viewed 54 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          avg/night
                                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                                          Cottage #8140793
                                                                                          3
                                                                                          Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            • 4 BR
                                                                                            • 3 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 9
                                                                                            Multiple rentals House #8137766
                                                                                            5
                                                                                            Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                              (6 reviews)
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                                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                                              Barn #6007285
                                                                                              6
                                                                                              Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                                (9 reviews)
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                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                Cottage #6745508
                                                                                                9
                                                                                                Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 2
                                                                                                  Cottage #6503329
                                                                                                  2
                                                                                                  Viewed 61 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                                    (25 reviews)
                                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 3
                                                                                                    Cottage #1860724
                                                                                                    25
                                                                                                    Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                      (5 reviews)
                                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                      Barn #847711
                                                                                                      5
                                                                                                      Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Beautiful and well appointed 5 Star Accommodation and Wonderful hosts.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Steve & Alison have created a truly fabulous place, perfect for escaping away from it all. The welcome pack was an unexpected surprise and we enjoyed everything in it. The accommodation was spotless, cosy and had everything you needed to enjoy your stay, they really have thought of everything. With numerous walks on your doorstep, and a Pub with riverside views plus a Farm Shop down the road. The lovely market town of Hay on Wye (known as the Book Capital of the World" only 4 miles away, which is well worth a visit . The only complaint we have was how quick our 4 nights and days passed. We can highly recommend the " Montgomery's Coach House " can't wait for the opportunity to come again with Aggie and Spud who enjoyed the many walks in this stunning countryside also lookout for the numerous clusters of mistletoe growing on a variety of different trees. Thank you for making us feel so welcome, we look forward to seeing you again.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 25-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

                                                                                                      What a great little place - everything you need - clean - wonderful setting

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      5 stars - I intend to use this place for all future visits to family in the area. It was better than expected with friendly hosts. The peace and quiet of the area is beautiful.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 25-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

                                                                                                      Perfect cottage

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Stayed for 3 nights Everything you needed was in the cottage Nice and clean The log stove was great on a night and how refreshing to have unlimited logs and kindling available The bed was very comfortable We have already recommended the cottage to friends and family A place we will definitely return to Thank you
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 24-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017