From the wildness of the Peak District to the Cotswold's cosy charm, the counties that make up the Heart of England, can offer rolling hills, ancient woodlands, dramatic moors, heritage rich Oxford and the spa towns of Cheltenham and Bath. Cider trails in Herefordshire and canal routes in Staffordshire.
The Apple Store can sleep up to 4 plus baby; there is one double bedroom, a large farmhouse kitchen/dining room/living room with double sofa bed, plus travel cot available, the kitchen has an electric Aga for 24hr warmth and cooking, and there is an induction hob and combination microwave. Fully equipped kitchen, guests are welcome to pick their own fruit and veg from the garden, and fresh garden produce, eggs and baking from the farmhouse kitchen is available daily at no extra charge.
The bathroom is furnished with a big original claw-foot bath with shower over, WC and handbasin and heated towel rail. Outside, a covered drying area, patio and parking, and a small private garden area with BBQ and views across the valley to the Forest, the whole being south facing.
Below the terrace, about half an acre of orchard is shared with the owner, and bounded by a brook and waterfall - an ideal spot for giving the dog a run or taking a BBQ down to the banks of the Forest stream on a warm evening.
Footpaths lead from the property directly into the Forest of Dean, making this an ideal place for dog owners, cyclists and walkers.
Weekly prices from £360