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The heart of England is one of the most diverse and vibrant destinations in the UK. You can choose between rolling hills, theme parks and water sports, museums, battlefields, castles, art galleries and some stunning parks. Not to mention some world-class restaurants.

No matter what time of the year, you are all but guaranteed a memorable escape when booking one of our dog friendly cottages in the Heart of England.

Derbyshire is one of the most picture-perfect areas situated in the midlands. It is in a large part of the Peak District National Park. It’s ideal for holidays with your four-legged furry friends. Another fantastic city is Nottingham home to the famous Sherwood Forest which was once home to Robin Hood and his merry men.

Leicestershire is another county in the Heart of England and is a popular pet-friendly destination because of all the outdoor activities available. It is also easily accessible from all areas across the UK. 

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You can spend your days visiting world-class attractions. Derbyshire boasts show caves and majestic stately homes. Outdoor activities include mountain biking and hiking.

These are ideal for enjoying with your dog. Visit Cotswolds which is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. 

There is so much on offer for visitors choosing to stay in Shropshire. It’s a haven for hikers and cyclists. Golfers and fishermen will also have a ball visiting this stunning county. 

It’s great for bird-watching and offers the photographer a multitude of fabulous photo opportunities. From the stunning architecture to the sublime landscapes.

It will be impossible to list all the dog-friendly activities to be found in the heart of England. Here are a few that will be worth a visit.

7 top places you and your pup can enjoy together:


Himley Hall

Himley Hall and Park and Baggeridge Country Park. Himley Hall is a beautiful early seventeenth-century house. It can be explored by tourists as well as its manicured gardens and pond that surrounds the housemk

Himley Hall and Park is home to several woodland walks suitable for dogs and cyclists. There and ponds that have an abundance of local wildlife. Baggeridge Country Park is a stunning piece of the countryside on the doorstep of the Black Country.


Sherwood Forest

Whether your here on one of our mini breaks or family holidays, Sherwood Forest is well worth checking out with it’s pretty meadows, lakes, and miles of pine forests to explore. Some of the popular outdoor activities include fishing, cycling, pony-trekking and walks. If you like real adventure, then you can always try paintballing and archery. Dog walks are everywhere. Enjoy a picnic with your canine companion before heading off for a walk.


Croome Park

Croome Park is set in gardens designed by the legendary Capability Brown. This 18th-century Neo-Palladian country house has a rich and diverse past. It now has fun and innovative exhibitions and displays. The visitor centre museum offers the story of RAF Defford with wartime artifices, videos and costumes.

There are acres of parkland which are perfect for the kids and dogs to run around and some stunning trails for dogs and their owners. You will be glad to know that there are water bowls provided for your four-legged friend.


The River Severn

The River Severn is the longest river in Britain, meandering its way through some picturesque countryside. It offers a fantastic opportunity to relax and to be at one with nature with an abundance of wildlife and amazing views. There are some sections of the waterway that each have their distinctive character. Some are perfect for pleasure boats and motor cruisers. You will find also companies offering both guided tours and boat-hire throughout Worcestershire. This activity is one of the most popular for people who are here only for a short time on one of our weekend breaks.



A holiday cottage in Derbyshire boasts some of the best views in the country with the Peak District on your doorstep. Beautiful views of moorlands, woodland and hills. Add to that country parks and nature reserves. Charming villages, bustling market towns and outdoor activities including cycling and horse-riding. Your pup will enjoy hanging out with you on any of the outdoor activities.


Market Bosworth

Market Bosworth is situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Market Bosworth is a historic market town and has an abundance of activities for tourists. The huge country park is a superb place to enjoy a picnic with the family or feed the ducks at the lake. Hike through the countryside. Pay a visit to The Olde Red Lion pub which was built in the 14th century. It is dog-friendly so you can bring him or her with you.


Cottage holidays here are popular as Warwickshire has an endless amount of activities to keep even the most energetic family happy. The rural Warwickshire countryside is perfect for just relaxing and taking in the beautiful scenery. You can enjoy visits to Roman forts, and charming eateries that are sure to suit any taste buds. Don’t forget your pooch. There are dog-friendly hikes and trails well suited for you and your four-legged friend.

The Last Word

Our dog friendly cottages in the Heart of England are also at the heart of England’s heritage. The region is full of history and our holiday cottages allow you to explore it all from the battlefields of Bosworth to Sherwood Forest. Who doesn’t know the home of Robin Hood?

 You will find something to keep you occupied even if the weather isn’t favourable. The midlands are also a great place to explore other counties. All of them will have great outdoor activities for your pup.

Pack your bags, leave your phone at home & rent a cottage that you desire. You won’t need it in this stunning part of the UK countryside. Always remember to pick up after your pooch and keep him or her on a lead where instructed.

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