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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 276 times in the last 48 hours
      Excellent! 4.7/5
      (25 reviews)
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      • 2 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Sleeps 4
      Bungalow #1944062
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      Viewed 47 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 29 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 23 times in the last 48 hours
            Wonderful! 4.8/5
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            • 2 BR
            • 1 BA
            • Sleeps 4
            Cottage #6024828
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            Viewed 24 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
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              Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                (39 reviews)
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                • 1 BR
                • 1 BA
                • Separate Toilet
                • Sleeps 4
                Barn #1887803
                39
                Viewed 48 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 31 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 53 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 36 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 92 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 22 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 27 times in the last 48 hours
                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                              (9 reviews)
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                              • 2 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Sleeps 4
                              Cottage #8160707
                              9
                              Viewed 74 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 40 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                  (42 reviews)
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                                  • 3 BR
                                  • 2 BA
                                  • Sleeps 6
                                  Cottage #8058686
                                  42
                                  Viewed 27 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 139 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 61 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 86 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 50 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 39 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                              (10 reviews)
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                                              • 2 BR
                                              • 2 BA
                                              • Separate Toilet
                                              • Sleeps 4
                                              Barn #1854314
                                              10
                                              Viewed 38 times in the last 48 hours
                                                • 3 BR
                                                • 2 BA
                                                • Sleeps 7
                                                Cottage #8157560
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                                                Viewed 76 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 55 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 14 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 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        • 2 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                        Cottage #8077099
                                                        4
                                                        Viewed 23 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 27 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 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              • 2 BR
                                                              • 2 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                              Multiple rentals Cottage #8139214
                                                              4
                                                              Viewed 26 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 22 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 64 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 106 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 168 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 45 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 37 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            • 6 BR
                                                                            • 7 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 20
                                                                            Barn #6787368
                                                                            0
                                                                            Viewed 260 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 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Very Good! 4.2/5
                                                                                (6 reviews)
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                                                                                • 6 BR
                                                                                • 3 BA
                                                                                • Separate Toilets
                                                                                • Sleeps 18
                                                                                Farmhouse #8112550
                                                                                6
                                                                                Viewed 72 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                  (12 reviews)
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                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                                  Cottage #87960
                                                                                  12
                                                                                  Viewed 57 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 16 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 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                                        (20 reviews)
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                                                                                        • 1 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                                        Cottage #1045286
                                                                                        20
                                                                                        Viewed 94 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 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                            (35 reviews)
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                                                                                            • 5 BR
                                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 14
                                                                                            Multiple rentals Farmhouse #899651
                                                                                            35
                                                                                            Viewed 40 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                              (15 reviews)
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                                                                                              • 5 BR
                                                                                              • 3 BA
                                                                                              • Separate Toilets
                                                                                              • Sleeps 14
                                                                                              House #1906621
                                                                                              15
                                                                                              Viewed 66 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 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  • 5 BR
                                                                                                  • 3 BA
                                                                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 11
                                                                                                  Multiple rentals House #8127150
                                                                                                  29
                                                                                                  Viewed 50 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                    #8107716
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                                                                                                    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

                                                                                                      Excellent accommodation.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We are a group of 7 adults and one teenager who meet up for a post Christmas get together every year. This was our first time at 'Farmer Vic's, but it won't be our last. The Farmhouse South Wing suited our requirments perfectly. All the bedrooms are a good size and beds, bedding and towels of a very good quality and there was a TV in every room.There was plenty of hot water and the house was nice and toasty (a bit too warm sometimes, so next time we need to get the hang of the heating timer!) The large dining table seated us all easily for our evening meals and there were plenty of comfy seats for us to retire to afterwards for playing games and watching TV. The kitchen was well equipped and the addition of a drinks fridge meant there was plenty of room in the main fridge and freezer for our other stuff. The only items we felt were lacking in the kitchen (or we couldn't find them!) were a chopping board and a tray. The animals outside were a delight, free roaming peacocks and ducks, meerkats, sheep, guinea fowl in the field right outside our door. Lovely Farmer Vic arrived just as we were about to have breakfast on our first morning with a dozen freshly laid eggs and spent some time answering our questions about the animals. We are already planning our return visit for next year
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 17-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jan 2017

                                                                                                      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