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Luxury self-catering accommodation in the heart of England​

Our selection of holiday cottages can sleep between 2 and 22, so Upper Rectory Farm Cottages really can comfortably accommodate everyone. (Some of the cottages can be linked together to cater for larger groups). From romantic weekends to family holidays in Leicestershire, extended families celebrating special occasions to friends gathering for school reunions; we’ve got everything you need for a stress-free stay. Our well-networked, central location is perfect for corporate team meetings and events too.

The accommodation provides a true home away from home. You can enjoy cooking in the large bespoke kitchen or for the ultimate retreat, Jean can arrange to have meals prepared – so you don’t need to worry about a thing.

French windows lead onto a patio in the shared courtyard or lawned area, with panoramic views across the surrounding cornfields. We see lots of wildlife here – so you might spot a skylark or a buzzard, and maybe even a hare during your stay. Enjoy watching the sun set and take in the tranquil surroundings as you relax outside (with a glass of your favourite tipple).

Prices are based on the number of guests / bedrooms / cottages booked. Please ring Jean on 01827 880448 for details and to discuss your requirements.

Our cottages

Our luxury self-catering cottages have been tastefully restored. They are beautifully decorated in a contemporary yet traditional style, giving them a nice cosy feel. They all have an open plan comfortable lounge, country-style kitchen (equipped with all the cooking utensils, table and glassware you’ll need) and dining area. Exposed brick, rustic slate and plenty of original oak beams and floors retain the working farm authenticity of our comfortable interiors; while beautiful Osborne & Little and Designers Guild fabrics ramp up the refined rural chic. 

The bedrooms all have one double or two twin ultra-comfortable beds with cosy duvets, crisp white linen and snuggly throws; and they all have en-suite facilities.

The Cowshed

Sleeps 2-4 Accessibility-friendly

The Farm Collection

Sleeps 22 The Granary, Hayloft & Barn combined Access to the Refectory

The Barn

Sleeps 6 Patio and lawned area

The Hayloft

Sleeps 8 Shared patio

The Granary

Sleeps 2+ Shared patio

The Piggery

Sleeps 8 Lawned outside area Accessibility-friendly

The Carthovel

Sleeps 2 Accessibility-friendly Private parking

The Byre

Sleeps 4-6 Courtyard Accessibility-friendly Private parking

Alternatively, we would be happy to discuss your requirements directly and help you find the ideal arrangment – email Jean  at info@upperrectoryfarms.co.uk or phone 01827 880448


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
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge and freezer
  • Comprehensive cooking equipment
  • Crockery and glassware

Each en-suite has:

  • Toilet
  • Washbasin
  • 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. Unfortunately, currently we can’t accommodate guests’ pets.

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.

Build the perfect cottage for your party​

Clever, secure internal doors create cottages with one, two, three or four bedrooms to suit your family or group. We can connect our three largest self-catering cottages around a single courtyard to form one large country retreat for parties of up to 22. Simply let us know who’ll be joining you and let us take care of the details.

Want a 1 bedroom cottage? Choose the Carthovel as a place for the perfect get away for an individual or couple …

2 bedroom cottage? The Byre or The Cowshed are ideal for small families or small groups of friends

3-4 bedroom cottages – The Hayloft or The Piggery are great for large families or groups of friends

4 bedroom or more? – for that extra large group who need to accommodate a variety of families, couples, children, and friends we have all the space you need in The Farm Collection – sleeping 22 with comfort

We’re always happy to advise on your accommodation needs and find the best solution for your holiday. Feel free to phone Jean on 01827 880448 or email info@upperrectoryfarmcottages.co.uk to discuss.


Our ground-floor cottages have good facilities for guests with limited mobility. They have ramps, wide doorways, parking outside the cottage and level tarmac pathways. There is a separate disabled shower room accessible from all cottages with a wheel-in shower, low-level toilet and washbasin, panic cords, toilet with transfer space and grab rails; plus a stool for use in shower, lever controls, and non-slip floor. Please ask if you’d like a copy of our access statement.

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!

September 2019

The cottage is a very cosy and lovely place to stay.

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.

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