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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.


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.


Our ground floor cottages have good facilities for guests with limited mobility. They have ramps, wide doorways, parking immediately outside and level tarmac pathways.

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
Private parking

The Cowshed

Sleeps 2-4

The Carthovel

Sleeps 2
Private parking

The Granary

Sleeps 2+
Shared patio

The Hayloft

Sleeps 8
Shared patio

The Barn

Sleeps 6
Patio and lawned area

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The Farm Collection

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

The Piggery

Sleeps 8
Lawned outside area

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

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

Jean and David