House parties and special occasions

Looking for somewhere to celebrate a big birthday party, special occasion, school reunion or event?

Our award-winning holiday cottages and party venue are perfectly located in the heart of England. So we're the ideal meeting place if you’re gathering friends and family from across the UK. Just 30 miles from  Birmingham, it’s easy to get here by plane, train or automobile.

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.

Book your party

Start your party planning via our enquiry form below.

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

Relax and unwind

You bring the wine, we’ll supply the peace and tranquility, panoramic views, deep comfy sofas and Jean’s famous home-made flapjacks. If you want to add a little extra to your stay - take a look at what we’ve got to offer!

Catering

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.

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Hot tubs

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.

Bespoke packages to create your ultimate stay

From murder mystery dinners to mastering archery or clay pigeon shooting, there are lots of bespoke packages we can put together for you. Just tell Jean what sort of things you’re interested in and an approximate budget. Then she’ll make the necessary enquiries and arrangements on your behalf.

Yarn and yatter​

Fashion bunting from vintage fabric or group crochet a cot comforter in an afternoon. We’ll provide the tuition; you bring the enthusiasm.

Make a hat​

Hat making?  Fascinator making? Now there's something you don't do every day! Special event coming up? Wear something uniquely designed and made by you - and steal the show!

Wine, gin or whisky tasting

Take a bubbly tour of the wine world from Champagne to Prosecco or maybe a gin or whisky tasting in the comfort of your own cottage.

Cook up a storm​

Turn Come Dine With Me into Master Chef with an afternoon’s culinary coaching. And source local ingredients for everything from bacon butties to delicious dinners direct from our neighbour’s barn and the butcher at the end of the lane!

Creative cupcakes​

Cupcake making? Spend a fun afternoon in The Refectory kitchen with Lynn learning how to make great cupcakes. Got any snazzy ideas for decorating them?!

Out and about​

From a hike around the farm to cycling and stopping off for a pub lunch, to shopping in Selfridges and Harvey Nichols in nearby Birmingham, there is so much to do nearby. We are situated on the edge of the National Forest, close to National Trust properties and within an hour's drive of Stratford, Warwick, The Peak District and Nottinghamshire.

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.

We’re always happy to chat one-to-one to ensure you get the ideal arrangement. To discuss your requirements directly with Jean email info@upperrectoryfarms.co.uk or phone 01827 880448

Fully-equipped accommodation

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
  • 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.

Nb. Unfortunately, currently we don’t accept 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.

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!

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

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