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About us

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.

FAQs

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.

On arrival you’ll be warmly welcomed by the on-site owner, Jean ,with a delicious homemade flapjack . All of the holiday cottages have a little tea, coffee, sugar and milk so you can relax with a cuppa and a piece of the homemade flapjacks  after your journey. 
Yes. Unlimited superfast broadband makes it easy to stay connected during your stay.
Yes we do! The big, comfy beds are made up for you with crisp cotton bed linen and each guest will have a soft bath sheet and hand towel provided.
In the cottages you’ll find guides of the area and guest information to help you plan your stay, along with books and board games for you to enjoy and reconnect with your friends and family.

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.

We can supply toilet seat risers, stools and even a Zimmer frame for the less mobile.
Only soap in the bathrooms. Please make sure you bring anything else you might need.
You are free to walk along the 2 miles of private roads on our estate to enjoy the outdoor space. This is your very own private bit of Leicestershire countryside. 
We fully embrace renewable energy and are as environmentally-friendly as possible.
No. Sorry but we do not accept pets at Upper Rectory.
Yes we do. There is a full equipped laundry room on site. It’s free to use but please bring your own washing powder.
Yes. All the major supermarkets happily deliver to the cottages .

If you have any questions not answered above, we’re always available to help – please contact Jean at info@upperrectoryfarms.co.uk or phone 01827 880448.

Access statement

You can read the full Upper Rectory Farm Cottages Access Statement here.

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.

We look forward to welcoming you. If you have any queries or require any assistance please phone 01827 880448 or email info@upperrectoryfarmcottages.co.uk.

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

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.

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

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