“What a fantastic place to spend a weekend away with family and friends…it was more than we could ever have dreamed of. Everything was of 5* quality and nothing was too much trouble.”

Sharon, Essex.


Rural setting, rustic charm and a warm Leicestershire welcome

Set amid the rolling cornfields of Leicestershire’s idyllic countryside, award- winning Upper Rectory Farm Cottages, on the outskirts of Appleby Magna, provide the perfect village setting for your Leicester holidays, short breaks, special occasions and corporate retreats.

Close to many of the East Midlands’ most popular attractions, our Leicestershire holiday cottages are the ideal base for a fun-packed family holiday, romantic rural wedding reception, house party, pampering weekend, school reunion or team building. Looking for accommodation near the NEC - we are just 30 minutes away.

We’ve sympathetically restored original granaries, cowsheds, dairies and stabling to preserve the character of our working arable farm and tastefully converted the interiors of our Leicestershire holiday cottages to include every home comfort from home made flapjacks to free wifi.

Call Jean to arrange your perfect Leicester holiday or team break.

Snarestone Road, Appleby Magna. DE12 7AJ

01827 880 448

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  • 4 5 Stars Self Catering 002


We don’t like to blow our own trumpet so it’s nice to share just a few of the prestigious awards we’ve collected for our Leicestershire holiday cottages over the years since we opened in 1999. You’ll find more, together with the lovely things our guests and the press have said about us, by visiting Reviews & Ratings.

  • Leicestershire Excellence in Tourism 2013
  • Enjoy England Excellence
  • Excellence in England 2003
  • Holiday of the Year 2002


The unique design of our holiday cottages in Leicestershire means we can create cosy retreats for romantic weekends, multi-roomed cottages for extended family and friends reunions or comfortable communal spaces with private sleeping arrangements for mid-week corporate away-days.

The Cottages
  • Wake up to wonderful views.
  • Produce fresh from local farms!
  • Group celebrations country style.