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Luxury holiday cottages and events venue in the heart of England

Upper Rectory Farm Cottages are set amid the rolling cornfields of Leicestershire’s idyllic countryside, on the outskirts of Appleby Magna. Just 30 miles away from Birmingham NEC and close to many of the East Midlands’ most popular attractions.

Friends & family

Fabulous 40th birthday? Reunion with old school chums? Golden wedding anniversary? Catch up with the girls? Christening?

Corporate events

Organising a corporate retreat, away day or team-building event? Upper Rectory Farm Cottages is the ideal venue for your business getaway.

Flexibility

We can cater for between 2 and 22 people depending on your requirements with a variety of property configurations available.

Heart of England

Upper Rectory Farm is conveniently situated in the heart of the country, within easy reach of many of England's tourist attractions.

Gold standard

We're proud to have achieved VisitEngland’s unique Gold award, recognising all of our cottages as 4 Stars properties, with some being 5 star.

COVID-19 Aware

We have completed our risk assessments, follow government guidelines, and have taken a number of precautions to enable us to open safely.

Our cottages

Our luxury holiday cottages have a unique design, so we can be super-flexible. You can book the cottages individually or we can link some together to cater for larger groups. So we can create cosy retreats for romantic weekends or multi-roomed cottages for larger reunions. With comfortable communal spaces alongside private sleeping arrangements, they’re ideal for corporate away-days too.

The Byre

Sleeps 4-6
Courtyard
Accessibility-friendly
Private parking

The Cowshed

Sleeps 2-4
Accessibility-friendly

The Carthovel

Sleeps 2
Accessibility-friendly
Private parking

The Granary

Sleeps 2+
Shared patio

The Hayloft

Sleeps 8
Shared patio

The Barn

Sleeps 6
Patio and lawned area

Group bookings to celebrate special occasions | Upper Rectory Farm Cottages

The Farm Collection

Sleeps 22
The Granary, Hayloft & Barn combined
Access to the Refectory

The Piggery

Sleeps 8
Lawned outside area
Accessibility-friendly

Quality assured

VisitEngland’s unique Gold award recognises exceptional quality within a star rating or for outperforming a star rating. And our cottages are reviewed every year to ensure we’re maintaining our standards. All of our cottages have achieved at least 4 Stars with a Gold Award. Plus, because we allocate cottages based on your group, we don’t charge extra for our 5 Star cottages. 

Gold awarded self-catering accommodation at Upper Rectory Farm Cottages in Leicestershire
Award winning holiday accommodation | Upper Rectory Farm Cottages

Testimonials

We came for a clan-gathering/birthday celebration. Fantastic that 40 people could play and eat together! Facilities top rate and setting so peaceful.

Sally and Patrick
Montreal, Canada 2019

Many thanks from 43 people including children and babies. We travelled from all over England and Wales for our Golden Wedding Anniversary.

The Maddisons
September 2019

Wonderful stay for the wedding at Norton Fields!

Mr & Mrs Dodd
May 2019

Great location and accommodation for a large family party. We had a fantastic weekend and can thoroughly recommend Upper Rectory Farm!

Thomson’s
September 2019

The cottage is a very cosy and lovely place to stay.

Lisa
August 2019

Wow! What a place! There were 27 of us here! Amazing cottages, so well equipped. The place is gorgeous and we had a fabulous time.

Carmel
July 2019

About us

Upper Rectory Farm

Upper Rectory Farm is a working arable farm set in 200 acres of cornfields on the edge of the National Forest in Leicestershire. The original granaries, stabling and cowsheds were cleverly converted into holiday cottages by Jean and David back in 1999. They surround three pretty courtyards, the perfect space to relax with family, friends or colleagues whilst enjoying panoramic views across Leicestershire’s idyllic countryside.

What to see and do

Upper Rectory Farm Cottages is set on the edge of the National Forest, right in the centre of England. There are lots of local attractions, places to eat and visit nearby. Drayton Manor and Twycross Zoo are within a 30 minute drive. But there is so much more to see and do during your holiday here.

Covid-19 Update

Good To Go England

We hope all our guests are staying safe and well during this difficult time.

We’ve recently re-opened our cottages and very much look forward to you returning.

We have completed our risk assessments and are following government guidelines to enable us to open safely. We are taking bookings with full refunds should your visit not be able to take place due to coronavirus.

For more information on our precautions implemented, booking your stay, or what to expect when you arrive, please read our Covid-19 advice or contact Jean on 01827 880448 or info@upperrectoryfarmcottages.co.uk.

Stay safe all and we look forward to seeing you soon, 

Jean and David