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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 806 times in the last 48 hours
      Excellent! 4.7/5
      (25 reviews)
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      • 2 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Sleeps 4
      Bungalow #1944062
      25
      Viewed 52 times in the last 48 hours
        Excellent! 4.6/5
        (21 reviews)
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        • 4 BR
        • 2 BA
        • Separate Toilet
        • Sleeps 6
        House #1010120
        21
        Viewed 50 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 52 times in the last 48 hours
            Wonderful! 4.9/5
            (16 reviews)
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            • 2 BR
            • 1 BA
            • Sleeps 4
            Cottage #6505330
            16
            Viewed 61 times in the last 48 hours
              Exceptional! 5.0/5
              (41 reviews)
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              • 3 BR
              • 2 BA
              • Sleeps 6
              Cottage #1881279
              41
              Viewed 34 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 29 times in the last 48 hours
                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                  (40 reviews)
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                  • 1 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Separate Toilet
                  • Sleeps 4
                  Barn #1887803
                  40
                  Viewed 76 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 81 times in the last 48 hours
                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                      (29 reviews)
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                      • 1 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Sleeps 2
                      Cottage #8117637
                      29
                      Viewed 67 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 54 times in the last 48 hours
                          Excellent! 4.3/5
                          (8 reviews)
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                          • 1 BR
                          • 1 BA
                          • Sleeps 2
                          Cottage #8121958
                          8
                          Viewed 43 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 61 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 64 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 38 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                  (14 reviews)
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                                  • 4 BR
                                  • 4 BA
                                  • Sleeps 8
                                  House #8161758
                                  14
                                  Viewed 163 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Excellent! 4.6/5
                                    (24 reviews)
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                                    • 2 BR
                                    • 2 BA
                                    • Sleeps 4
                                    Cottage #8093007
                                    24
                                    Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                      (10 reviews)
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                                      • 3 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 5
                                      Cottage #6735582
                                      10
                                      Viewed 42 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 48 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 35 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 43 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 77 times in the last 48 hours
                                                • 3 BR
                                                • 2 BA
                                                • Sleeps 7
                                                Cottage #8157560
                                                2
                                                Viewed 80 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 55 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 34 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                      (22 reviews)
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                                                      • 1 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 2
                                                      Barn #8137953
                                                      22
                                                      Viewed 46 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                        (7 reviews)
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                                                        • 1 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 2
                                                        Barn #6534783
                                                        7
                                                        Viewed 75 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 35 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            • 2 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Separate Toilet
                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                            Cottage #8077099
                                                            4
                                                            Viewed 22 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 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                Multiple rentals Cottage #8139214
                                                                4
                                                                Viewed 15 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 45 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 40 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                      (11 reviews)
                                                                      avg/night
                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                      Apartment #1872128
                                                                      11
                                                                      Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                        (6 reviews)
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                                                                        • 4 BR
                                                                        • 3 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 8
                                                                        Multiple rentals Cottage #8039903
                                                                        6
                                                                        Viewed 68 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 46 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            • 6 BR
                                                                            • 7 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 20
                                                                            Barn #6787368
                                                                            Viewed 227 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! 4.9/5
                                                                                (9 reviews)
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                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 2
                                                                                Cottage #1990619
                                                                                9
                                                                                Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                                  (18 reviews)
                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                  Multiple rentals Barn #6781888
                                                                                  18
                                                                                  Viewed 123 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                    (12 reviews)
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                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                    Bungalow #8158012
                                                                                    12
                                                                                    Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                      (12 reviews)
                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                      Cottage #87960
                                                                                      12
                                                                                      Viewed 39 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                        (23 reviews)
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                                                                                        • 9 BR
                                                                                        • 9 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 24
                                                                                        Multiple rentals Barn #1767414
                                                                                        23
                                                                                        Viewed 100 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                          (5 reviews)
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                                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                                          Barn #6007285
                                                                                          5
                                                                                          Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                            (36 reviews)
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                                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                                            • 3 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 10
                                                                                            Bungalow #1731448
                                                                                            36
                                                                                            Viewed 50 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Excellent! 4.3/5
                                                                                              (7 reviews)
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                                                                                              • 6 BR
                                                                                              • 3 BA
                                                                                              • Separate Toilets
                                                                                              • Sleeps 18
                                                                                              Farmhouse #8112550
                                                                                              7
                                                                                              Viewed 46 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 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  • 5 BR
                                                                                                  • 3 BA
                                                                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 11
                                                                                                  Multiple rentals House #8127150
                                                                                                  29
                                                                                                  Viewed 65 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                    #8107716
                                                                                                    Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 3
                                                                                                      Multiple rentals Cottage #8127150
                                                                                                      3
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Wonderful property for the family

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      The property was in a lovely position and just right for the family. It had everything from the youngest members ie the stair gate to the eldest
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 16-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jan 2017

                                                                                                      Great cottage and location

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Had a fantastic break, lovely clean, comfortable cottage. Fantastic location everything you could ever want. Slept fantastically too. Owners contactable and accommodating. Great places to drive to. Will definately be going back.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 13-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                      Relaxing Christmas Break in the Woods

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Spent a wonderful few days in the Studio over Christmas. Very warm and cosy and well maintained woodland retreat. Great location went on some lovely walks near by. Would definitely recommend. Hope to return soon. Anne, Michael, Matthew, Alice and Ozzy (our labrador puppy).
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 11-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016