Reviews and testimonials
Reviews from guests and group bookings
What a lovely hidden gem, nestled away in the Leicestershire countryside.
The views and tranquillity surrounding the cottages are such a joy! Who knew Leicester was so close to such gorgeous countryside with National Forest walks on your doorstep. The cottage is extremely clean, cozy, and homely with all of the amenities required for a self-catering stay. This is my first trip post lockdown and I can wholeheartedly say that I felt very safe and secure!
I have no concerns about returning or recommending to others.
We had the pleasure of meeting the owner Jean in the evening as she was making her way back to her home. What a lovely lady! Her enthusiasm and caring attitude towards the guests came across. This is a wonderful place to escape the city life! Relax on the patio with a glass of wine watching the swallows and sunset- you might even see the buzzard! Thank you for a wonderful stay.
I will most definitely be returning.
Katie, August 2020
We had a really lovely stay. The layout of the cottages worked well, and having an ensuite for each bedroom was ideal. I would highly recommend to anyone who wants to explore that area. – Wendy. March 2022
Twenty one of us, six families, 9 children 4 – 20 years in The Hayloft, Granary, Barn and Refectory. The layout is ideal, all gathering in the Hayloft sitting room then dispersing to our separate cottages for peace and quiet. – Joanna . April 2022
Lovely cottages in a great location. Jean, our host, made sure everything was perfect for us. Scrupulously clean, warm welcome and fresh flapjack ! Everything we needed for a perfect holiday. Thank you ! – Helen. July 22.
Upper Rectory is great for visits to both Birmingham and places like Market Bosworth. Very quiet and peaceful location, it does a good job. – Mike and Ann. August 2022
Everyone was very impressed that I found this place! I really wish we had more time to stay longer ! It was a lovely weekend, amazing service from you and the cottages are so beautiful, thank you again from all of us. – Bableen . August 2022
All of the facilities were excellent, just right for a group of our size, especially the large kitchen and refectory. – Mike . August 2022
We all agreed Upper Rectory Farm Cottages is a fantastic place for large house parties. We enjoyed a few lovely walks through the maize fields! The beds are really comfortable and the cottages very well equipped. I think you’ve done a great job – oh, and your flapjacks are delicious! – Jane. September 2022
An absolute must for anybody looking for a peaceful rural retreat. Lovely set up and very professionally run. If you don’t pick this for my review, then just go to taste her homemade flapjacks! – Amin & Emma. December 2021
Jean’s cottage is a delightful place to stay. The setting is extremely peaceful and the views across the farm are very pretty. As a host, Jean is just superb. Very quick to respond with any query or assistance needed. – Joanna. December 2021.
Amazing venue, amazing price and the loveliest host! – Nazia
We had a friends hen party weekend here, amazing fully equipped accommodation and Jean was a very helpful host who also makes lovely flapjacks! – Emma. January 2022
This is such a lovely self catering accommodation. The host was warm and welcoming. We were given lists of things to do/see in the area which was very useful. If we get the chance we’d definitely stay here again. – Jessica. February 2022
A great weekend – it’s a great place to stay! – Alison. March 2022
This is our 9th year at “Jean’s Farm”! Amazing time yet again! – The Johnsons, July 2022
Our quizzillionth visit and always hugely anticipated and enjoyed! Fab, Fab! – The Edmonds family, May 2019
We headed to Jean’s for a wedding and have had the most amazing weekend away. The cottage is absolutely beautiful, even better than the pictures. Would completely recommend Jean and her venue to anyone looking for a relaxing and beautiful staycation – Lucy. June 2021
We had a lovely stay in the Carthovel and the peace and quiet was sublime! The dawn chorus was wonderful.- Michael n Louise . July 2021
Great place for family and friends to stay. Clean, bright, cheerful and so much space for Children ! Loved our stay at this amazing place! – Corriene. July 2021
Our little cottage was very impressive ,Everything was so clean and welcoming. Home from home. – Basil and Audrey. August 2021
Lovely stay. Great accommodation and welcoming host. Would highly recommend! – Robyn. August 2021
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
The cottage is lovely – everything we needed. – The Rundletts, August 2019
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