House parties and special occasions
Whatever your reason to get together, we've got it covered
Maybe you’re celebrating your fabulous 40th? A university reunion get together? Gathering friends and family for a Golden wedding anniversary? Organising a Christening party? Or do you need a weekend away with the girls?
Because our self-catering accommodation set up is flexible, we can create the perfect layout for you. Whether it’s family, friends or even work colleagues, we can configure our group cottages to fit your needs.
Simply let us know your preferred set up and we’ll do the rest. Choose from individual one, two, three or four bedroomed cottages to our super-spacious 11-bedroom cottage.
We are lucky to have outside caterers Saffron located a few minutes away from Upper Rectory Cottages. Saffron can offer a range of catering to suit both corporate and private clients, with options including breakfast, lunches, hot and cold evening food plus sit down meals and informal choices such as BBQ’s and Paella.
Contact Saffron for a bespoke quote for your requirements, with the option for delivery only or a fully staffed provision to allow you to relax and enjoy your stay.
When you place your booking you have the option to add a hot tub. Jean will order one to be installed and bubbling ready to enjoy during your stay. Just imagine relaxing in your own private hot tub with a nice chilled drink after a busy day biking round the National Forest or browsing Harvey Nics!
Massage and beauty treatments
For the ultimate luxury break we can organise spa and beauty treatments for your party while you stay with us.
You can book a spa treatment in the privacy of your own holiday cottage. Jill from Space Holistic Therapies will visit you during your stay to help you relax and unwind to prepare for your party or special event (or just because you deserve it).
We can also arrange for a beautician to visit Upper Rectory during your stay for that extra level of pampering.
Visit the salon without leaving the sofa and enjoy pretty pedicures, reviving facials and lots of other beautifying treatments with your friends and family. You’ll leave us fully revitalised both in mind and body.
Things to do together
There are some fantastic group activities and guest experiences to choose from during your stay at Upper Rectory Farm Cottages.
Flexible accommodation options
The Granary, The Barn and The Hayloft can be made into The Farm Collection, one large cottage that sleeps 22. Guests love relaxing in our cleverly inter-connected accommodation set around it’s own private courtyard. Each bedroom has en-suite facilities (there is plenty of hot water for everyone), so you have the privacy of your own room when you need it too. Plus the space gives you the luxury of a quiet lounge for the adults along with a lounge for the little ones if needed. If you’re bringing children, our loft bedrooms never fail to delight and give the grown-ups some time to relax before breakfast. There’s room for extra guests in the cottages arranged around the neighbouring courtyard too.
The other cottages are all single storey and have one, two, three or four bedrooms. Some are interconnecting to cater for larger groups. All our bedrooms are en-suite and there is unlimited parking adjacent to the cottages.
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.
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, currently we don’t 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.
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.