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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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Excellent! 4.7/5
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Wonderful! 4.9/5
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Excellent! 4.7/5
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Excellent! 4.7/5
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Excellent! 4.6/5
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Wonderful! 4.9/5
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Excellent! 4.6/5
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Excellent! 4.7/5
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Exceptional! 5/5
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Wonderful! 4.9/5
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Wonderful! 4.8/5
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Excellent! 4.5/5
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Wonderful! 4.9/5
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Excellent! 4.7/5
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Exceptional! 5/5
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Excellent! 4.6/5
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Exceptional! 5/5
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Excellent! 4.7/5
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Wonderful! 4.9/5
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Wonderful! 4.9/5
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  • 2 BA
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Exceptional! 5/5
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Exceptional! 5/5
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Exceptional! 5/5
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Excellent! 4.3/5
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Exceptional! 5/5
(20 reviews)
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  • 2 BA
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Wonderful! 4.8/5
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Excellent! 4.7/5
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Wonderful! 4.9/5
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  • 6 BR
  • 7 BA
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Barn #6787368
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Wonderful! 4.9/5
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Wonderful! 4.8/5
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  • 4 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 9
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Exceptional! 5/5
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  • 2 BA
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Wonderful! 4.9/5
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  • 1 BA
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Wonderful! 4.8/5
(6 reviews)
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Excellent! 4.7/5
(12 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
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Apartment #1872128
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Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(27 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #8093007
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Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Multiple rentals Cottage #6781888
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Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(27 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #1045286
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Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(25 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 3
Cottage #1860724
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Barn #847711
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Recent Reviews

Great find! Loved it!

5 of 5
Would heartily recommend staying at Stanley Barn in Tideswell. We have just had a long weekend break here and loved it. The location of the barn in the centre of the village, with the benefit of off road parking is great - only a couple of minutes walk to the Co-op, or one of the three local pubs, as well as other amenities (pharmacy, tea shops, post office, restaurants to name a few!), and a fabulous walk across the fields and up onto the Monsal Trail. We got a great welcome from Chloe along with instructions as to where everything was and how it all worked. Lots of lovely touches such as a welcome pack of wine, chocolate, doggie treats and a few other essentials, and the organic toiletries were especially welcome (what were they called Chloe and where can you buy them?). For me, arriving on the Friday afternoon, chilled to the core after a walk in Dovedale, to an already warm barn was just fabulous. A wonderful retreat and we'll definitely return. Thank you x
  • Review Submitted: 21-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017

Excellent

5 of 5
Fabulous, we enjoyed a 3 night stay. The cottage was just perfect for our family weekend.
  • Review Submitted: 20-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017

Very nice accommodation in beautiful surroundings

4 of 5
We had a great stay in Wolverlow and particularly enjoyed the swimming pool and sauna. Stuart and Jill were very helpful and their garden was a joy.
  • Review Submitted: 20-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017