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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
    (43 reviews)
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    • 2 BR
    • 2 BA
    • Sleeps 5
    Cabin #6480322
    43
    Viewed 469 times in the last 48 hours
      Wonderful! 4.9/5
      (17 reviews)
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      • 2 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Sleeps 4
      Cottage #6505330
      17
      Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
        Exceptional! 5.0/5
        (12 reviews)
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        • 3 BR
        • 1 BA
        • Separate Toilet
        • Sleeps 5
        Cottage #6065995
        12
        Viewed 47 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 53 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 22 times in the last 48 hours
              Wonderful! 4.9/5
              (41 reviews)
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              • 1 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Separate Toilet
              • Sleeps 4
              Barn #1887803
              41
              Viewed 57 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 45 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 89 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 30 times in the last 48 hours
                      Exceptional! 5.0/5
                      (42 reviews)
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                      • 3 BR
                      • 2 BA
                      • Sleeps 6
                      Cottage #1881279
                      42
                      Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                        Exceptional! 5.0/5
                        (16 reviews)
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                        • 4 BR
                        • 4 BA
                        • Sleeps 8
                        House #8161758
                        16
                        Viewed 110 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
                            Very Good! 4.2/5
                            (9 reviews)
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                            • 1 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Sleeps 2
                            Cottage #8121958
                            9
                            Viewed 32 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 27 times in the last 48 hours
                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                (23 reviews)
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                                • 1 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 2
                                Barn #8137953
                                23
                                Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                  (11 reviews)
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                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 4
                                  Cottage #8160707
                                  11
                                  Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Excellent! 4.5/5
                                    (11 reviews)
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                                    • 1 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Sleeps 2
                                    Barn #6534783
                                    11
                                    Viewed 62 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 25 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                        (24 reviews)
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                                        • 4 BR
                                        • 2 BA
                                        • Separate Toilet
                                        • Sleeps 9
                                        Cottage #1769753
                                        24
                                        Viewed 41 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 49 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 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                              (31 reviews)
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                                              • 1 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Sleeps 2
                                              Cottage #8117637
                                              31
                                              Viewed 29 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 47 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                  • 3 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                  House #696785vb
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                                                  Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                    (11 reviews)
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                                                    • 2 BR
                                                    • 2 BA
                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                    Barn #1854314
                                                    11
                                                    Viewed 42 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      • 2 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                      Cottage #8077099
                                                      4
                                                      Viewed 24 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 29 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                          (9 reviews)
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                                                          • 2 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                          House #1819043
                                                          9
                                                          Viewed 39 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 33 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              • 2 BR
                                                              • 2 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                              Multiple rentals Cottage #8139214
                                                              4
                                                              Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                (19 reviews)
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                                                                • 4 BR
                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 10
                                                                Cottage #8085606
                                                                19
                                                                Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                  (18 reviews)
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                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                  Multiple rentals Barn #6781888
                                                                  18
                                                                  Viewed 132 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                    (7 reviews)
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                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                                    • Sleeps 5
                                                                    Cottage #8161437
                                                                    7
                                                                    Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                      Cottage #8157363
                                                                      2
                                                                      Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                        (25 reviews)
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                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                        Cottage #8093007
                                                                        25
                                                                        Viewed 43 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                          (11 reviews)
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                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                          Apartment #1872128
                                                                          11
                                                                          Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                                            Cottage #8114679
                                                                            2
                                                                            Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              • 6 BR
                                                                              • 7 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 20
                                                                              Barn #6787368
                                                                              Viewed 75 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 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Excellent! 4.3/5
                                                                                  (14 reviews)
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                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 3
                                                                                  Multiple rentals House #8165357
                                                                                  14
                                                                                  Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                    (13 reviews)
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                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 8
                                                                                    House #8113023
                                                                                    13
                                                                                    Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                      (23 reviews)
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                                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                      Cottage #1045286
                                                                                      23
                                                                                      Viewed 54 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                        (8 reviews)
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                                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 5
                                                                                        Bungalow #6468075
                                                                                        8
                                                                                        Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                                          Cottage #8140793
                                                                                          3
                                                                                          Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                            (25 reviews)
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                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 3
                                                                                            Cottage #1860724
                                                                                            25
                                                                                            Viewed 34 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 32 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                (7 reviews)
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                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 5
                                                                                                Cottage #6581460
                                                                                                7
                                                                                                Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                  (14 reviews)
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                                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 2
                                                                                                  Apartment #1901164
                                                                                                  14
                                                                                                  Viewed 15 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 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                                                      (5 reviews)
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                                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                      Barn #847711
                                                                                                      5
                                                                                                      Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Getaway from it all in a cosy converted barn !

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Does exactly what is says on the tin ! Warm welcome to a lovely converted barn with all the amenities you need for your getaway. Owners super friendly but also respected your privacy. We took our two young dogs who forced us into long walks always ending in one of the cosy open fired pubs (favourite was the Hollybush Inn along the canal) Highly recommended as you can see from the 5 stars and wouldnt hestitate to stay again (despite the Feb weather !)
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 17-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

                                                                                                      Delightful little cottage, wonderful stay.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      This is a very beautiful little place which feels safe and very clean and has been refurbished to a very high standard. The owner was most helpful and pleasant and I would love to spend some time here again. Highly recommended.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 16-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

                                                                                                      Beautiful location and excellent accommodation.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Excellent, very clean, love the Montgomery Coach House. We had a relaxing time and our little dog was made welcome. The owners were very friendly and accommodating. Can't fault it.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 15-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017