Corporate events and retreats
Blue chip organisations including Centrica, Mars Foods, HSBC, Pfizer, Pizza Express, Burger King and Bupa return to Upper Rectory Farm Cottages time and again. They enjoy all of the facilities required for a successful off-site meeting in a conveniently central location and comfortable, non-corporate setting.
Talk to us about your booking
We offer highly bespoke bookings for our corporate guests. We can cater for up to 22 (18 beds in 11 separate bedrooms + three sitting rooms) across our corporate suite of three interconnected cottages.
Prices are based on the number of delegates / bedrooms / cottages booked. Please ring Jean on 01827 880448 for details and to discuss your requirements.
Our communal space is perfect for board meetings; and we can supply catering, flexible accommodation and organised activities as required. Simply let us know who will be attending and whether you’d prefer to rent our individual one, two, three or four bedroomed cottages or get everyone together in our super-spacious 11-bedroom cottage.
We provide all the equipment you need to create your own meals; and many of our corporate retreat guests tell us that cooking together is great for team-building. But if you prefer, we can serve you delicious formal meals in The Refectory or deliver mouth-watering meals ready to serve yourself.
Our corporate retreat facilities include
- Group accommodation for up to 22 delegates.
- 18 beds in 11 separate bedrooms and three sitting rooms.
- Additional cottages to accommodate up to 26 delegates in total.
- En-suite bedrooms, so everyone has privacy when they need it.
- Large conference/dining room with seating for up to 26.
- Comfortable sitting rooms ideal for break-out sessions.
- Excellent welcome packs, working lunches and evening meals delivered by our caterers.
- Formal meals for groups of 16 or more served in The Refectory.
- Plenty of local pubs and restaurants nearby.
- Waitrose, Ocado and all the major supermarket deliveries direct to your cottage.
- Free wireless broadband
Just need a place to stay?
If you’re exhibiting at Birmingham NEC and looking for accommodation for your team, we are just 30 minutes away. What better way to relax after a long day than a warm and cosy cottage to recharge those batteries!
Team-building activities - it’s not all work and no play ...
The possibilities for your corporate retreat are endless: from geocaching around our working arable farm to Gareth Malone style sing-while-you work experiences to get your team performing together. Just let Jean know your budget and what you want to achieve from your activity and she’ll make suggestions and arrangements on your behalf.
Food and drink connoisseurs
What's in your cottage?
With plenty of crockery and cutlery, fridges and dishwashers for a large group, you’ll have everything you need for your country house party. The Refectory provides the central dining or party room; it has its own separate kitchen and space for parties of up to 24 to sit and dine together.
We provide everything you need to create your own meals. Or we can arrange delicious meals to be prepared for you, served formally in The Refectory or delivered ready to serve yourself. Any info about this?
What’s in your cottage?
Our gorgeous holiday cottages are spotlessly clean and fully-equipped with everything you’ll need. There is free WiFi throughout.
Each cottage has:
- Flatscreen TV with Freeview
- DVD player
- Deep, comfy sofas
- Masses of tourist information
- Complimentary flapjacks on arrival. Home-made by Jean, they are fabulous and a favourite with our guests.
Each kitchen has:
- Solid oak units
- Electric cooker and microwave
- Fridge and freezer
- Comprehensive cooking equipment
- Crockery and glassware
Each en-suite has:
- Shower or bath with overhead shower
- Shaver point
- Big white fluffy towels
All electricity, heating, linen and towels are included in your tariff; if you’re bringing baby, please bring your own cot linen too. We can provide one additional z-bed and bedding in the sitting room of each cottage for a small charge. There is a fully-equipped laundry room on site – it’s free to use but please bring your own washing powder. We can even loan you an iPod dock if you’ve forgotten yours.
Everyone gets a warm welcome at Upper Rectory Farm Cottages so if you have any special requirements, please let the ever-accommodating Jean know.
Nb. Unfortunately, we don’t currently accept pets.
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.
Comments from our Corporate clients
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.