Reviews and testimonials

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Reviews from guests and group bookings

A good time was had by all! The accommodation worked really well. The Refectory and large kitchen was a definite bonus and made our family celebration very special. We will not hesitate to book again in the future.

Jane-Ann, January 2024

Jean is a friendly, thoughtful and responsive host. The cottage was beautifully kept and equipped with all that we needed during our 5 night stay. We enjoyed local walks throughout the day and evening. A lovely place and surroundings for those who want to get away. We will be visiting again for sure. Thank you Jean x. – Sunkiran, August 2023

The cottage, The Carthovel, was just what we needed for our base to visit our family and friends in Leicestershire and Warwickshire. We felt relaxed as soon as we drove through the gates through the wheat fields to our cottage which was tastefully decorated and equipped with everything we required for our stay. Jean and David, the owners of the farm, live nearby and were always available to answer our requests. Loved our stay and would definitely recommend it. – Jackie, August 2023

I just wanted to message to say how incredible our weekend was. The cottage was so perfect and I hope I can come back soon in the future! Thank you again! – Kayla, July 2023

Just wanted to say how much we all enjoyed our family weekend, great accommodation and setting as ever with 4 generations attending! – Pauline, July 2023

This was a beautiful cottage to stay in, and Jean was a helpful and friendly host. Plus the flapjacks were delicious! We stayed here while attending the Download Festival and it was the perfect tranquil base to come back to each night. – Elizabeth, June 2023

I just wanted to say thank you for making us feel so welcome last week. We had a fantastic time in your cottages and didn’t want for anything. The only problem is we are all now craving your amazing flapjacks! – Joanne, June 2023

Thank you so much. We had the best time.  The cottages were perfect for our group and you were so helpful with all our requests. Five star rating. Thank you. – Alison, May 2023

Your cottages were just perfect. Clean, comfortable, and your hospitality and help was never ending and amazing flapjacks!!!  Would love to stay again – so good for gatherings and celebrations. – Julie, April 2023

Everyone had a great time in the Granary and Hayloft combo which suited us perfectly – beautifully appointed and so well equipped – and everything was fine. My daughter would also like to send her appreciation for your efforts to find a roasting pan for her goose meal (!). With many thanks for your hospitality and kind attention to detail . We hope to be back one day. – Corinne, April 2023

It is so funny the behaviour when everyone sees your flapjacks!!!!!! My husband arrived yesterday and the first question was “where are Jeans flapjacks?”.  – Dina, April 2023

Thank you for a lovely stay at Upper Rectory Farm Cottages.  We’ve all had an amazing time and spent some much needed quality time with family and friends. What a fantastic property! It really was everything (and more) that we were hoping for. Thank you for helping keep the secret with my wonderful family! Your homemade flapjacks went down a treat – everyone was very complimentary. It was very welcoming on our arrival. We will definitely be back. – Janet, January 2023

On behalf of myself and our large party at the weekend we would like to say a massive thank you for letting us stay at your beautiful cottage to celebrate a wonderful birthday. I wanted to let you know I have put a lovely review on social media as you deserve it and we hope we will be able to return again. Thank you also for the amazing flapjack it was such a lovely touch! – Nicky, January 2023

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

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

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

Lovely cottages in a great location. Jean, our host, made sure everything was perfect for us. Scrupulously clean, warm welcome and fresh flapjacks! Everything we needed for a perfect holiday. Thank you! – Helen, July 2022

This is our 9th year at “Jean’s Farm”! Amazing time yet again! – The Johnsons, July 2022

A great weekend – it’s a great place to stay! – Alison, 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

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

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

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

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

Visitor emails

We love to stay in touch with previous guests. Here are some of the emails we have received.

“Hi Jean,Just a quick message to say thank you for what was a fantastic and thoroughly enjoyable stay at Upper Rectory. The setting and the cottages are truly amazing and we all loved every minute of our stay - so much so my daughter wanted to stay on and live there!! The standard of the decor and all the equipment you provide are first class we did not want for anything. The thing we ALL commented on was how SPOTLESS the cottages were -please do thank Tina she did a great job. We cannot wait to return so thank you once again!”

Richard and family.

"Last weekend stay at your farm accommodation for my wife's 60th birthday was magical. The complex we booked was better than we had expected allowing our friends comfortable self-contained areas but allowing freedom to use all rooms downstairs and facilities. The Refectory was the icing on the cake to allow all 17 of us to have breakfast, lunch and to have a party on Saturday to celebrate Julie’s 60th and retirement. With the weather so nice we used the outside seating and grassy area to its fullest. The bonus was all the wildlife , especially the swallows which fascinated all of us watching them fly in and out of their nest nr the Refectory. Julie and me will remember this weekend for years to come .Thank you.”

Andrew and Julie.

“I just wanted to let you know how pleased we were with our accommodation at Upper Rectory Farm Cottages. A definite 10 out of 10 from all our family, we had a lovely time and the weather was superb too. It’s the perfect place for a family get together for us, travelling from London , Manchester and Wolverhampton and meeting in the middle so conveniently. Looking forward to further stays at your cottages.”

Joe Johnson

“We had a really fabulous time during our stay with you. We had things to do to fill our days, but we were always happy to arrive “home” to Upper Rectory. Our house was so comfortable and really attractive, my idea of a country home. We hardly saw the neighbours, and even when they were around we didn’t feel they were on top of us. We have been singing your praises to everyone. I can honestly say I have never felt so relaxed after a week away, whether in the UK or abroad. Thank you so much. Hope to see you next year.”


“Can’t stop coming back! Enjoyed our first week in The Cowshed and this last week in The Barn.”

Kevin & Sam, Australia.

“Many, many thanks for the use of Upper Rectory Farm Cottages. I cannot praise the venue too highly. Everyone agreed. So much so that we would like to come again in September 2021.”


“Thankyou Jean, Our stay at the Piggery was outstanding. From your warm welcome and flapjacks on arrival to the outstanding peaceful views over the fields, we couldn't have wished for a better holiday. The cottage was magnificent, everything you could need and more. Especially enjoyed our walks around the area and can highly recommend the local butcher, lovely person and great service.”

Jane. NSW, Australia

Comments from our Corporate clients

"We were super impressed. Everyone really enjoyed staying at The Upper Rectory Barns it was the perfect location for everyone to meet, with beautiful views. The space inside was just what we needed with ample space to work even when we were all split up into groups. There was a lovely homely feel to the barns and everything was spotlessly clean. The landlady Jean was superb, she met us on arrival to make sure we knew where everything was and explained everything we needed to know and was very helpful. We are so pleased to have find somewhere that ticks all the boxes for us and we will definitely be coming back for the next meeting 😊"
"I just want to say a massive thank you for allowing us to use the venue. By far the most incredible place we have used. (We will be in touch to book our next one very soon!!)"
“Excellent stay at the Upper Rectory Farm Cottages. The accommodation was to a very high standard and the meeting room facilities fitted our needs perfectly. Also a great location centrally placed in the country, easy to get to for a widely dispersed team. I would highly recommend these cottages for a corporate team stay.”
Christina Hardiman
National Account Manager, Mars Food UK
“Just wanted to drop you a note to say how well the venue worked for our team event.  The quality of the accommodation was excellent and the kitchen so well equipped.  Thank you again, it is a fantastic environment for a team building event & will highly recommend to others.”
Birds Eye Limited, Birds Eye Ltd
“The team were delighted with their meeting at your lovely venue. They are already talking about having another meeting there. They found it perfect for the relaxed ambiance they were seeking.”
Carole Williams
Market Access & EB Administrator, UCB Pharma Ltd
“We have used Upper Rectory Farm Cottages for our off-site business meetings for some years now. The flexible, well appointed accommodation makes for the perfect environment to get people out of the office - we’ve made many of our best decisions there. I’d recommend them to anyone, nothing is too much trouble for the hosts and it’s a great location for people travelling from all over the country.”
Ben Stables
Operations Manager, BUPA
“The venue was ideal for our needs, we had a large meeting room where we could all work together, and as we had separate accommodation it felt like a home-from-home in the evenings. A great place to stay for our corporate retreat – I’m sure we’ll return soon!”
Karl Parry
Operations Manager, Bright Carbon

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