“One of the bedrooms was a reiki sanctuary on Saturday afternoon while the complex lent itself to a 1920’s murder mystery on Saturday evening!”

Antonia, Berkshire


Let us entertain you or enjoy Central England’s finest visitor attractions

On the edge of the National Forest, Upper Rectory Farm Cottages is the perfect base to explore tourist attractions throughout Central England. Located just inside Leicestershire’s border, a five minute drive will see you in Warwickshire, Derbyshire or Staffordshire and you can be in Stratford, Birmingham, Nottingham, The Cotswolds or The Peak District within an hour. There’s also a lovely local pub serving great food, The Globe Inn at Snarestone, just two miles from the cottages.

Families are spoilt for choice with our self catering near Drayton Manor Theme Park, Twycross Zoo and Conkers. For those of a more historical bent, Bosworth Battlefield, National Trust treasure trove, Calke Abbey and Leicester’s Richard III visitor centre are on the doorstep. Shakespeare’s house and gardens are less than an hour’s drive. And for concerts and corporate events, Upper Rectory Farm Cottages are perfect NEC Birmingham accommodation.

Talk to Jean about your interests

Tell Jean about your plans and she can offer helpful travel advice and make suggestions about other things you might be interested so you can make the most of your time with us.

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Staycation Staycation

We’ve provided a whole list of local visitor attractions below but you don’t have to leave our grounds. We can bring everything from pampering to themed group entertainment to you. Just let us know what you’re looking for and we’ll do our best to oblige. Whatever else you do, throughout your stay you can

Relax and unwind

Holistic treatments Treat yourself or a loved one to a relaxing treatment. Choose from Reiki, Indian head massage, Tibetan head massage, Emotional Freedom Technique or a soothing Hot Stones massage - all in the privacy of your own cottage. The last word in relaxation.

Lazy evenings in Each cottage has a TV, CD player, DVD and a VCR - you can choose from our video library of over 100 titles.

A break from the kids Inside we have bags of board games and more than 50 children’s videos and outdoors there are bats, balls and a large lawned area so they can run off any surplus energy while you relax in comfort knowing the children are safe and busy.

Get active outdoors

Nature walks Stretch your legs along 2 miles of private roads, grass strips on our 200 acre arable farm. In summer explore neatly mown tracks through our cornfields. Or venture further afield on one of the many local walks in the Leicestershire countryside. Rabbits and hares abound, you might spot an owl or even a badger and look out for the local buzzard who has adopted us and will be keeping an eye on you.

Bicycle hire Feeling energetic? Hicks Lodge, set in beautiful young woodland at the heart of The National Forest, offers bike hire and a range of cycle trails suitable for all the family. Or bring the kids’ bikes with you and park them in the shed when they’re not exploring the 2 miles of private traffic-free roads surrounding the cottages.

Harvest trips Jean will take you off-road, across the corn fields to see our combine harvester close-up and deliver tea to harvesters Chris and Andy. They might even invite you to pop up into the cab for a peep! Children love it. Dads need can come too, just to keep an eye on them of course - at least that’s their usual excuse!

Eat in, eat out

Easy Eating In Cooking for a party of sixteen or more might feel a bit daunting. Our excellent caterers will cook a formal meal in The Refectory so you can enjoy your special occasion too. Alternatively the lovely Saffron Catering will deliver a mouth-watering meal for you to serve yourself (we won’t tell if you don’t). This is self catering near Drayton Manor the easy, Upper Rectory Farm way.

Barbecue A balmy evening, the setting sun, a cool beer or a glass of wine - and the smell of juicy steaks or tasty sausages sizzling on the barbecue - the perfect recipe for family self catering near Drayton Manor after the thrills of the roller-coasters. Just ask and Jean will wheel a portable barbecue to your door and try the to-die-for locally sourced bacon and sausages from Taylors, the butcher at the bottom of the drive.

Location Location

Did we mention our self catering cottages are near Drayton Manor them park? Actually, within an hour or so’s drive, you can reach hundreds of visitor attractions. Here’s our selected shortlist of attractions and activities. We’ve also listed drive times to our nearest airports and railway stations in case relatives or colleagues are travelling from further afield.

Family fun

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Leisure & Outdoor Pursuits


Talk to us today about your booking

We offer highly bespoke bookings for our guests. We can cater for up to 22 (18 beds in 11 separate bedrooms + three sitting rooms) across our corporate suite of three interconnected cottages.

Prices are based on the number of guests / bedrooms / cottages booked. Please ring or email for details.

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