“We’ve all had a wonderful weekend in this perfect ‘away-from-it-all’ haven to celebrate Granny’s 70th. Such a great find with everything to make it a very special weekend.”

Margaret, Wales


Special birthday, school reunion, family celebration, just because ...

Fabulous 40th birthday? Reunion with old school chums? Golden wedding anniversary? Girly get-together? Christening?

There are even more reasons for getting together with a group of friends or extended family than there are ways to configure our group cottages in the Midlands.

We’re really good at creating the ideal group accommodation. You let us know the arrangements you’d prefer, from individual one, two, three or four bedroomed cottages to our super spacious 11-bedroom cottage.

We provide everything you need to create your own meals or, for larger groups, please ask about the options for delicious formal meals prepared in The Refectory or mouth-watering meals delivered ready to serve yourself.

And we’ve tons of activities  close by to keep everyone entertained throughout your stay.

Talk to Jean today about your perfect house party

Tell Jean who is in your group, your preferred sleeping arrangements, any special needs and what you’re celebrating then she can help create your perfect house party.

01827 880 448

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Create the perfect country house party

Guests tell us they love relaxing in our cleverly inter-connected granary, hayloft and barn which form group accommodation for up to 22 people around a private courtyard.

With a large separate kitchen and The Refectory for group dining, it’s perfect for getting everyone together for a country house party while en-suite bathrooms mean everyone has their privacy when they need it. If you’re bringing children, our loft bedrooms never fail to delight and there’s plenty for them to do to give the grown-ups lazy mornings before breakfast. And there’s room for extra guests in the cottages arranged around the neighbouring courtyard too.

For the friendliest group accommodation in the Midlands just ask Jean how our lovely arrangements work.

Attractions and facilities to make your break perfect

From murder mystery dinners to mastering burlesque moves. Let Jean know what sort of things you’re interested in and an approximate budget and she’ll make the necessary enquiries and arrangements on your behalf.

Relax and unwind

You bring the wine, we’ll provide the peace and quiet, panoramic views, deep comfy sofas, Jean’s famous flapjacks and a selection of old movies.

Our holistic therapist, Jill, www.spaceholistictherapies.co.uk,  will visit your cottage to sooth away stress and tension ahead of your big day, birthday, anniversary or just because you deserve it.

Visit the salon without leaving the sofa and enjoy pretty pedicures, reviving facials and all manner of other beautifying treatments with your friends and family. You’ll go home restored inside and out.

Just ask when booking and Jean will order a hot tub to be installed and bubbling ready for your return after a hard day’s biking round the National Forest or browsing Harvey Nicks!

Get out and about

A brisk hike around the farm or along the nearby Ashby Canal will blow the cobwebs away. Or bring your bike and cycle to Shackerstone steam railway, Moira Furnace or even Market Bosworth where you could stop for lunch or browse the independent shops around the old square.

OK, it’s not actually on the farm, but serious shopping is just half and hour away with Selfridges at Birmingham’s Bullring and Harvey Nichols at the Mailbox. Or head north to Nottingham, now the UK’s leading provincial shopping city, beaten only by London’s West End and Glasgow according Experian Retail Ranking. You really are spoilt for choice.

Learn something new

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.

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

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!

Hat making?  Fascinator making? Now there's something you don't do every day! Special event coming up? Turn up in that unique design and steal the show!

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

Our unique structure allows the 3 cottages to be joined together to create a configuration that’s right for you and your party.

In addition to this The Refectory provides a large central dining room and dedicated kitchen that can cater for up to 22 guests.

Talk to us about your perfect cottage and when you’d like to visit.

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What’s In Your Cottage?

Our gorgeous cottages are equipped with everything you’ll need for a family self catering weekend break in Leicestershire or mid-week team building with your colleagues.

Each cottage has:

  • Flatscreen TV with Freeview
  • DVD player
  • Free WiFi
  • Deep, comfy sofas
  • Masses of tourist information
  • Jean’s fabulous flapjacks

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

Everyone gets a warm welcome at Upper Rectory Farm Cottages so if you have any special requirements, please let the ever-accommodating Jean know. We have a disabled shower room complete with wheel-in shower, low-level toilet and washbasin, accessible to guests from all the cottages. Please ask if you’d like a copy of our access statement.

All electricity, heating, linen and towels are included in your tariff but 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. We can even loan you an iPod dock if you’ve forgotten yours.

Talk to us 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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