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Why Take A Pet Break Here

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. Choose between some of the most picturesque cities and towns.

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. 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.

Holiday Cottages To Rent

Lee House Farm Cottage

Lee House Farm Cottage

This pet friendly hot tub retreat sleeps up to five guests. Farmhouse style interior with original tiled and wood flooring as well as exposed beams throughout. Traditional style kitchen with range style oven, kitchen table, wood burning stove in the living room and comfortable leather sofas. Large fenced garden with patio area and barbeque. Plenty of room for two dogs to roam. A wood fired hot tub is available for an extra charge.
3 Bedrooms
Sleeps 5 Guests
2 Pets
Rue Hayes Farm Cottage

Rue Hayes Farm Cottage

A luxurious, pet friendly barn conversion situated on the owner’s working farm, this gorgeous cottage overlooks the stunning Staffordshire countryside. Modern farmhouse interiors with clean white walls, wooden floors in the living room and flagstone floors in the kitchen gives this cottage a timeless atmosphere. The two bedrooms feature a king size bed in one, and a zip and fit super king that can be made into twin beds in the other. Sleeps four guests.
2 Bedrooms
Sleeps 4 Guests
2 Pets
Meg’s Cottage

Meg’s Cottage

This stunning stone built stable conversion is a pet friendly, two storey cottage overlooking unobstructed views of the rolling countryside. Open plan ground floor with underfloor heating, exposed beams and eclectic antique furniture makes this a cosy, farmhouse style experience. Fully equipped modern kitchen handmade by the owner, sumptuous living room, antique farmhouse dining table with church pew bench and reclaimed wood staircase give this cottage a timeless feel.
2 Bedrooms
Sleeps 4 Guests
2 Pets
Fourwinds

Fourwinds

This dog friendly red brick cottage boasts a fully fitted, farmhouse kitchen that leads onto a dining area and living room with a wood fired stove. Exposed beams and tiled floors throughout give this cottage a modern yet homely feel. One large bedroom that can sleep up to four. Fourwinds provides easy access to the Clee Hills which provides some of the most outstanding views in the region.
1 Bedrooms
Sleeps 4 Guests
1 Pets
The Old Barn

The Old Barn

This pet friendly, modern barn conversion offers a farmhouse style interior with clean lines, exposed beams, high ceilings and refurbished original barn door. There are two bedrooms with one offering a standard double and the other offering zip and link twin beds that can be converted into a king size. Situated on a 40 acre estate with access being granted to guests to explore the grounds and even fish on the waters (providing you have a license).
2 Bedrooms
Sleeps 4 Guests
1 Pets
Apple Cottage

Apple Cottage

Apple Cottage is a pet friendly, modern farmhouse style cottage that is exquisitely finished inside with flagstone floors and exposed beams holding up the vaulted roof. Situated in the Core Dale Valley area of the idyllic Shropshire Hills, you will be surrounded by stunning scenery and wide open spaces. All modern amenities are taken care of including dishwasher, washing machine, WiFi and a fully kitted out kitchen. A log burner warms the cosy living room.
1 Bedrooms
Sleeps 4 Guests
1 Pets
Ashlea

Ashlea

Ashlea is a pet friendly cottage in the picturesque village of Skegby that boasts a farmhouse style outside and within. Modern fixtures and fittings complete this tranquil escape. With three bedrooms and two bathrooms, this spacious retreat can sleep up to six, as well as cater for one furry four-legged friend as well. There is plenty to keep you occupied in the surrounding areas, such a juants to the Peak District, Chatsworth House and Hardwick Hall.
3 Bedrooms
Sleeps 6 Guests
1 Pets
The Old Garage

The Old Garage

This pet friendly holiday cottage is the ideal place for a couple and their dog to retreat to the tranquil village of South Clifton. Located near historic Lincoln and Newark-on-Trent, there is plenty of history to soak up in the surrounding areas. Featuring lovely rambles into the countryside from the front door. This cosy one bedroom cottage has an enclosed courtyard and patio to enjoy meals alfresco as well as provide space for the pup to run around.
1 Bedrooms
Sleeps 2 Guests
1 Pets
Jug and Glass Cottage

Jug and Glass Cottage

Jug and Glass Cottage is a thoughtfully restored three bedroom retreat, ideal for the whole family and up to three pets. The interiors are tastefully decorated with modern fixtures. The living room has a cosy country charm with its wood burning stove. The three bedrooms are comfortably roomy as is the large shared bathroom. There is a separate dining area as well as an enclosed patio and a spacious garden.
3 Bedrooms
Sleeps 5 Guests
3 Pets
The Lodge at Elmley Meadow

The Lodge at Elmley Meadow

The Lodge at Elmley Meadow is a charming cottage perfect for a family or small group of friends looking for a countryside getaway. Beautifully renovated, this cottage has a sunny open plan living and dining area, with a private patio and barbecue outside. The lounge has a superb wood burner. Perfect for snuggling up in the evenings. Relax on the comfy sofas with two four legged friends at your feet.
2 Bedrooms
Sleeps 4 Guests
2 Pets
Middle Farm Cottage

Middle Farm Cottage

Middle Farm Cottage is a charming country cottage ideally suited for a couple wanting a romantic break or some time alone. Perfectly preserved and renovated, now with a studio double bedroom, and living room with French doors opening onto private patio. The cosy lounge has original beam-work and exposed stone walls. Perfect for snuggling up at night. Relax on the comfy sofa with a couple of furry friends for company.
1 Bedrooms
Sleeps 2 Guests
2 Pets
The Coach House

The Coach House

The Coach House is a charming cottage ideally suited for a couple looking for a romantic break or just some quality time together. Beautifully renovated with an open-plan lounge and dining area naturally lit by full-length windows. The lounge has original beam-work and a heavy timber door for an original rustic feel. Perfect for cuddling up at night. Relax on the fabric sofas with a four-legged friend at your feet.
1 Bedrooms
Sleeps 2 Guests
1 Pets
Ashby Cottage

Ashby Cottage

Ashby Cottage is a beautiful two-storey country cottage ideally suited for a family with two children looking for a quiet break in the English countryside. Perfectly preserved and renovated stone cottage, now with a spacious living area and a private garden with furniture. The lounge has an electric wood burner. Perfect for snuggling up in the evenings. Relax on the comfy fabric sofa with one or two four legged friends.
2 Bedrooms
Sleeps 4 Guests
2 Pets
The Cart Hovel

The Cart Hovel

The Cart Hovel at Glebe Farm Barns is a charming, beamed cottage ideal for a couple on a romantic break. Superbly refurbished, this one-storey cottage now has an open-plan living and dining room, private sitting out area and access to a big garden. The lounge has an open fire. Perfect for snuggling up at night. Relax on the big leather sofa with one or two four-legged friends for extra company.
1 Bedrooms
Sleeps 2 Guests
2 Pets
Coopers Close

Coopers Close

Coopers Close is charming one-storey apartment ideally suited for a couple looking for a quiet or romantic break. Purpose built above an arched driveway entrance, this contemporary cottage has an open plan living, dining and kitchen area and sunlit double bedroom. The big lounge has comfy yet stylish leather corner sofa, with chunky timber furnishings. Perfect for relaxing in the evenings. Curl up with a four-legged friend at your feet.
1 Bedrooms
Sleeps 2 Guests
1 Pets
No. 1 Meynell Mews

No. 1 Meynell Mews

No.1 Meynell Mews is a fabulous town house ideally suited for two couples or a group of friends or family. With loads of activities and days out nearby, it's easy to see why it's a popular choice. Superbly renovated as part of a mews conversion, No.1 now has a very roomy lounge and access to a walled garden. The living room has wooden floors and an arched doorway. Perfect for convivial evenings with family and friends. Relax on the fabric sofa with 2 pets at your feet.
2 Bedrooms
Sleeps 4 Guests
2 Pets
Hill Farm

Hill Farm

Hill Farm is fabulous farmhouse perfectly equipped to host a large family or group of friends looking for a break in the countryside. Beautifully renovated throughout, this family home now has two living rooms, a country kitchen, patio and garden. The kitchen / dining room has a wood burner. Perfect for sitting round in the mornings or evenings. Relax in the spacious rooms with a four-legged friend at your feet.
6 Bedrooms
Sleeps 10 Guests
1 Pets
Wagtail Cottage

Wagtail Cottage

Wagtail Cottage is a charming barn conversion with three spacious bedrooms, ideal for a group of friends or family wanting a break in the country. Caringly converted single-storey farm building, with open-plan living area and private patio with garden furniture. The lounge has a superb wood burner. Just right for snuggling up around in the evenings. Relax on the comfy sofas with one or two four legged friends for company.
3 Bedrooms
Sleeps 6 Guests
2 Pets
Park Hill Barn

Park Hill Barn

Park Hill Barn is a charming one storey cottage perfect for two couples, a family or group of friends wanting a country getaway. Beautifully converted stone barn, now with two ensuite double bedrooms and an open-plan living area looking out onto a private patio. The lounge has a wood burner. Perfect for snuggling up at night. Relax on the comfy sofas and chairs with a four-legged friend at your feet.
2 Bedrooms
Sleeps 4 Guests
1 Pets
The Tallet

The Tallet

The Tallet is a charming two storey cottage perfectly suited for a couple looking for a romantic break in the countryside. Perfectly preserved and renovated, this stunning cottage has an open plan living and dining area and a paved patio. The lounge is upstairs and has exposed brickwork and a sloping roof. Perfect for cuddling up at night. Relax on the comfy sofa with a four-legged friend at your feet.
1 Bedrooms
Sleeps 2 Guests
1 Pets
The Cottage

The Cottage

The Cottage is a superb one storey cottage ideally suited for a family or small group of friends looking for a break in the Cotswold countryside. Stone and timber walls and beamwork throughout, living room opening through French doors onto private patio with barbecue. The lounge has comfy furniture and rustic charm. Perfect for snuggling up at night. Sit back and relax with one or two furry friends for company.
2 Bedrooms
Sleeps 4 Guests
2 Pets
Swallows Nest

Swallows Nest

Swallows Nest is a clever conversion hidden over a garage in an original stone building, ideal for a couple looking for a romantic break. All on the first floor, this cottage has a paved barbecue with furniture outside for the warm weather. The lounge is next to the bedroom, all in one snug living space. Ideal for cuddling up at night. Relax on the comfy sofa with a four-legged friend.
1 Bedrooms
Sleeps 2 Guests
1 Pets
Dale House Farm Cottage

Dale House Farm Cottage

Dale House Farm Cottage is a lovely stone barn conversion on a country lane, perfect for a romantic break for two. Thoughtfully converted to retain stone walls and beamwork, with an open-plan living and dining area and a shared lawned garden. The lounge has a cosy flame effect fire. Perfect for snuggling up in the evenings. Relax on the comfy leather sofa with a four legged friend at your feet.
1 Bedrooms
Sleeps 2 Guests
1 Pets
The Old Cow Shed

The Old Cow Shed

The Old Cow Shed at Green Farm Cottages is a beautifully converted stone building full of charm, perfect for a couple on a romantic break. Big, open plan living and dining area, with a patio to enjoy the fresh air. The lounge is spacious and cosy, under big original beams. Perfect for snuggling up at night. Relax on the big leather sofa with a four legged friend at your feet.
1 Bedrooms
Sleeps 2 Guests
1 Pets
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Activities and Things to Do

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. You won’t get bored of visiting stunning gardens, superb country pubs, ancient churches and charming farmer’s markets.

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. There is an abundance of outdoor activities to keep everyone happy. That includes your pup. 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:

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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.
It is set back from the roads; you will see its charm when exploring further. There are ample walking paths that are perfect for your canine companion. The park has catered for dogs and has several outdoor facilities suitable for them. There are bowls for food and water dotted across the area as well as a park. There is an area for the kids to spot wildlife and to see their favourite animal in its natural habitat.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Derbyshire

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.

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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.
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Warwickshire

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 pet 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 can explore areas of outstanding natural beauty or walk down the streets of quaint market towns. 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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