Our gold-awarded holiday cottages and events venue are set on Upper Rectory Farm. It is a working arable farm with 200 acres of cornfields situated on the edge of the National Forest in Leicestershire. Jean and David bought the farm back in 1999, just a couple of months before the millennium – to extend their home farm next door.
They are third generation arable farmers, and have since been joined by the fourth and fifth generations too. The family are kept busy running the main farm, which is three miles away. Sustainability is important to them – so some of the crops are used to feed an anaerobic digester which produces green energy and the organic fertiliser that’s used on the rest of the farm to grow the wheat. David and Jean love meeting guests and chatting about the farm, its crops and the state of the weather there – so if you want to know more, ask away during your stay.
When they acquired Upper Rectory Farm, the original barns, granaries, stabling and cowsheds were unusable for modern agriculture. So the couple cleverly converted them into holiday cottages which VisitEngland have since graded 4 and 5 star gold award. The luxury self-catering accommodation surrounds three pretty courtyards; the perfect space to relax with family, friends or colleagues whilst enjoying panoramic views across Leicestershire’s idyllic countryside. Jean and David’s daughter-in-law, Tori, has now taken over the latest interior design. She ensures the chic, contemporary decor of the cottages is maintained to the highest standard. So you can continue to enjoy your holidays and get-togethers at Upper Rectory Farm Cottages for years to come.
Please read our statement on COVID-19 before you book or arrive at Upper Rectory Farm Cottages.
Directions from Junction 11, M 42.
- M 42, Junction 11 – take A 444 towards Nuneaton (signposted Zoo).
- Take the second turn left into New Road (opposite Appleby Inn).
- Take the second right into Snarestone Road (at telephone box).
- As you leave the village, turn right into farm drive (immediately after Blythe Park Business Farm). Draw up to the gate and it will open.
- Follow the drive through the fields. On reaching farm buildings, turn right then left, through the arch into courtyard.
Please note – for those with SatNav or the equivalent – the correct postcode for Upper Rectory is DE12 7AJ.
More details can be found on our Contact page.
Although we usually have cots and high chairs available in light of the current pandemic, we have taken them out of use and suggest you may wish to bring your own.
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Upper Rectory Farm Cottages are a collection of 9 restored farm barns set in the middle of a 200 acre arable farm in the heart of the Leicestershire countryside with wide-ranging views across the cornfields. Six of the cottages are on ground floor level and the other three are two-storey buildings. The Refectory is a large ground-floor dining/meeting room for use with the latter cottages and has it’s own kitchen situated in the centre of the two-storey group of cottages but is on the ground floor with level access to both the dining room and kitchen. There is a separate ground floor accessible shower room available to all guests if required.
Each cottage has an information folder with emergency numbers and owner’s contact details .
The tarmac farm drive is half a mile long and slopes gradually as it nears the cottages. The cottages are set around 3 interconnecting courtyards and have level access throughout and parking right up to the doors.
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.
What our guests say..
We came for a clan-gathering/birthday celebration. Fantastic that 40 people could play and eat together! Facilities top rate and setting so peaceful.
Many thanks from 43 people including children and babies. We travelled from all over England and Wales for our Golden Wedding Anniversary.
Wonderful stay for the wedding at Norton Fields!
Great location and accommodation for a large family party. We had a fantastic weekend and can thoroughly recommend Upper Rectory Farm!
The cottage is a very cosy and lovely place to stay.
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.