If you are looking for a log cabin holiday in England then the Heart of England is accessible from anywhere without travelling massive distances. Often overlooked, the region offers a huge variety of scenery. The Staffordshire Moorlands may be familiar to many who have journeyed to Alton Towers, but could not be more different from the honey-coloured stone of the Cotswolds to the south. That stone, weathered over centuries, has produced classic picture postcard villages like Broadway and Lower Slaughter.
The Heart of England has a history of building with timber. Overseas visitors are familiar with the architecture of Shakespeare's Stratford upon Avon, while Herefordshire has a black and white trail taking in villages like Weobley and Eardisland. Further north in the Welsh Marches lie the restaurants of Ludlow, awash with Michelin stars, and the villages which A E Houseman described as "the quietest under the sun"
The cathedral cities of the Heart of England probably deserve a mention. Hereford, Worcester and Gloucester share the Three Choirs festival, while they have respectively the Mappa Mundi, the County cricket ground, and Gloucester Docks. If all you know the Heart of England comes from passing through at speed on the motorway, now must be the time for a log cabin holiday