The Cowshed

Sleeps 2-4 | Accessibility-friendly

The Cowshed is a ground-floor cottage with outstanding views across the surrounding fields. Because of the flexible layout, The Cowshed can be booked with a twin bedroom and en-suite bathroom only; or with an additional double bedroom with en-suite shower room. The Cowshed can interconnect with The Byre making one large cottage sleeping up to 8

DID YOU KNOW – the Cowshed and the Byre are interconnected and can be booked individually (with complete privacy, of course), as a pair with the partition removed, or individually as 1 or 3 bedroom properties depending on availability.

If you wish to know more, please contact Jean on 01827 880448 or email before you book.

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Combine our cottages

The Cowshed can interconnect with The Byre cottage. If you wish to book an extra bedroom or two 2 bed properties connected, please check The Byre calendar below to find dates where both properties are free.

If you prefer, we’re happy to discuss your requirements directly to help you find the ideal arrangement – email Jean at or phone 01827 880448.

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Each of our cottages is equipped with everything you need for your country house stay.

Below is a summary of the facilities for the Cowshed. If there’s anything specific you think you might need, don’t hesitate to contact Jean on 01827 880448 or

Luxury cotton towels and bed linen at our holiday cottages | Upper Rectory Farm Cottages
Guests love Jean's home-made flapjacks waiting for them on arrival | Upper Rectory Farm Cottages
Get a warm Leicestershire welcome at our luxury holiday cottages | Upper Rectory Farm Cottages

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..

I’ve been to the best place and it’s here!

4th January 2019

Time stood still for a while ... I have thoroughly enjoyed this week.

Catherine Crawford
North Carolina, USA. May 2019

Our quizzillionth visit and always hugely anticipated and enjoyed! Fab, Fab!

The Edmonds family
May 2019

Wonderful break, home from home.

Shanks family
July 2019

Excellent week here. The canal towpath is the perfect place to walk and see wildlife and pretty scenery.

Ruth & Philip Taylor
August 2019
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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