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A good range of East Midlands self catering cottages
from the companies featured below as well as other forms of accommodation such as riverside apartments and wooden lodges. Check the sites for the latest numbers on offer as well as details of availability.
Cottages 4 You
- About 300 East Midlands holiday cottages
situated in the Peak District, Derbyshire and Lincolnshire. Most are traditional in design and include barn conversions, 18th century cottages and gardener's cottages. All are inspected regularly and graded accordingly.
- Around 200 East Midlands cottage properties
and other forms of self catering accommodation. Pets are allowed for many of their holiday properties as are smokers in a few select cases. Start dates are usually on Saturdays.
Holiday Rentals -
30 East Midlands cottages from Holiday Rentals, located in places like Northamptonshire, Lincolnshire, Nottingham and Long Sutton. Their collection includes waterfront lodges, lakeside log cabins and traditional country cottages. Rates start at around £250 p/w.
More than 15 cottages in the East Midlands which vary from country lodges to terraced cottages. Booking prices are between £230 and £2560 depending on property size and season. Some of their self catering cottages can accommodate up to 8 people.
The East Midlands region of England consists of Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, the Peak District and Derbyshire. These counties make up the Eastern reaches of the Midlands and cover an area of over 15 000 square miles.
The Peak District and Derbyshire
provide some dramatic and beautiful landscapes. In North Derbyshire, the high rocky crags that rise from rugged moorlands are cut by lushly pastured and wooded dales. Much of this region is set in The Peak District National Park
. Also known as 'adventure country', it is a windswept, scarcely populated area.
The rolling hills and deep valleys of the Lincolnshire
Wolds are also a notable attraction of the East Midlands. Contrasting sharply with the flat East Anglian Fens
, the Wolds are peppered with little market towns like Somersby and Caistor, which provide ideal bases for exploring the splendor of the surrounding countryside.
Indeed, the whole of the East Midlands region is known for these market villages.
Places such as Ashbourne, Bakewell and Matlock exhibit England's rich heritage and exude a rural, off-the-beaten track charm. See below for more details of East Midlands visitor attractions, entertainment and activities.
East Midlands visitor attractions
From your holiday cottage base, discover some of the treasures of the East Midlands – from historic castles, and stately homes set in magnificent country side, to cosmopolitan cities offering great shopping and sophisticated entertainment.
The East Midlands is home to the Grand Prix
. It is also a popular destination for biking and walking and there are a number of trails in the Peaks, fens and beaches. The ancient woodlands around shivering Mountain are also worth exploring and were once the haunt of Robin Hood and the hunting grounds of Royalty.
Food and drink
The Grey Lady
in Leicester, once the home of Lady Jane Grey, offers the discerning palate an exciting wine list as well as fine cuisine. Alternatively, visit Nottingham’s Lace. This area is now a vibrant centre of city life and boasts a good selection of restaurants and bars.
History and Culture
Fine museums, stately homes and ancient castles such as Belvoir and Peveril provide a fascinating glimpse into the past. As do the historic market towns and majestic gardens in Lincoln and Nottingham. The National Space Centre
is also a major pull for visitors and is the largest of its kind in the United Kingdom