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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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                            Recent Reviews

                            Fantastic little place!

                            5 of 5
                            At first trying to find this property we were a bit dubious going down a little lane but when we opened the black iron gate, my god, it was stunning! Beautiful landscaping in a small space. On entering, it was spotlessly clean, very cosy and inviting. Joanne let us go in a bit earlier which was so good of her. She called to make sure everything was OK. The cottage itself basically has everything you could need for your stay. I absolutely loved the decor and all the quirky pieces of furniture. Before we even left we said we wanted to go back next time we are in the area. We travelled to Cheadle for my birthday and to visit Alton towers theme park which was only a 10-15 minute drive away. If you are looking for somewhere nice and private for 2 in this area then book this place now, you won't be disappointed!
                            • Review Submitted: 11-Jul-2016
                            • Date of Stay: Jul 2016

                            Accomodation very clean and well equipped

                            4 of 5
                            The cottage was located in a lovely village with a good pub but only a short drive to Shrewsbury where you can enjoy all the facilities of a major city.
                            • Review Submitted: 04-Jul-2016
                            • Date of Stay: Jun 2016

                            Garden Wing

                            5 of 5
                            What a fabulous place to stay! We were met and shown around by Graham, who explained all we needed to know. Margaret had already sent us a list of items in the property and which cupboard to find them in. The welcome hamper was a lovely touch, especially the lemon drizzle cake! We spent the first hour or so wondering around in awe at the Arts and Craft decor. Everything you need is there, including a barbecue, though sadly we didn't get to use it as the weather wasn't great. We did manage a very long walk around Edale and enjoyed the Country Day on the Sunday. The large garden at the property is lovely to meander round too and also very well designed. There are 2 pubs within walking distance, The Nag's Head and The Rambler. We also had a very good meal at the Cheshire Cheese in Hope. All in all a very relaxing weekend. We were recommended the Garden Wing by friends and we would certainly pass on the recommendation to our friends.
                            • Review Submitted: 18-Jun-2016
                            • Date of Stay: Jun 2016