5 Star Cottages, 4 Star Prices and the lovely things our guests say
VisitEngland assesses holiday accommodation on five criteria (bedrooms, bathrooms, breakfast, cleanliness and hospitality) and awards EnjoyEngland star ratings to help you easily compare and choose accommodation.
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. And, because we allocate cottages based on your group, we don’t charge extra for our 5 Star cottages. In fact, between you and Jean, the only thing that concerned our inspector was our pricing - he thinks it’s too low. Shhh don’t tell David.
Now read the lovely things other people have said about us
Thankyou Jean, Our stay at the Piggery was outstanding. From your warm welcome and flapjacks on arrival to the outstanding peacefull views over the fields, we couldnt have wished for a better holiday. The cottage was magnificent, everything you could need and more. Especially enjoyed our walks around the area and can highly recommend the local butcher, lovelly person and great service. July 2018
Jane. NSW, Australia.
Hi Jean,Just a quick message to say thank you for what was a fantastic and thoroughly enjoyable stay at Upper Rectory. The setting and the cottages are truly amazing and we all loved every minute of our stay - so much so my daughter wanted to stay on and live there!! The standard of the decor and all the equipment you provide are first class we did not want for anything. The thing we ALL commented on was how SPOTLESS the cottages were -please do thank Tina she did a great job.We cannot wait to return so thank you once again!
Richard and family. July 2018
Last weekend stay at your farm accommodation for my wifes 60th birthday was magical.
The complex we booked was better than we had expected allowing our friends comfortable self contained areas but allowing freedom to use all rooms downstairs and facilities.
The Refectory was the icing on the cake to allow all 17 of us to have breakfast, lunch and to have a party on Saturday to celebrate Julies 60th and retirement.
With the weather so nice we used the outside seating and grassy area to its fullest.
The bonus was all the wildlife , especially the swallows which fascinated all of us watching them fly in and out off there nest nr the Refectory.
Julie and me will remember this weekend for years to come .Thank you.
Andrew and Julie. May 2018
If you are working nearby there is no better place to stay! No words for Jean and her staff - they are amazing! Thank you for all!
Marcin. Poland. April 2017
I just wanted to drop you a quick line to say a big thank you for your help in booking The Piggery Cottage for us this weekend. We had a lovely time and the cottage and meeting room was perfect for our Educator catch up. The flapjacks were also a lovely touch…and tasted amazing so thank you for those. I will definitely be considering the cottage again for any future meetings or gatherings I will be looking to plan.
Having found an ideal location for my purposes, being impressed by the quality of the accommodation, and the warm and friendly reception, (especially the flapjacks !!).With my sincere thanks for a thoroughly enjoyable stay, (despite the weather), I look forward to seeing you again.
Our first time here and it met every expectation! Lots of space, a great location for things to do and very comfortable accommodation. Everything thoughtfully done. Thank you so much.
The extensive family !(27 adults & 8 children). March 2017
I just wanted to say how much we enjoyed our stay at The Piggery
over the weekend. What a beautiful place to stay, and the accommodation is so
well-appointed and comfortable. It iswonderful having so many bathrooms – as you can imagine we struggle to findsomewhere to rent for a party of 7 with enough bathrooms for comfort. The
Flapjacks went down very well too! We loved the place and were very pleased
with our choice. Thank you for all your help.
Can’t stop coming back! Enjoyed our first week in “The Cowshed” and this last week in “The Barn”.
Kevin & Sam, Australia. Oct 2016.
Thank you for a wonderful week end.
The accommodation at Upper Rectory is outstanding.The surroundings took our breath away.
There were 22 of us in three cottages with the bonus of the use a huge kitchen and refectory. Thank you for being so thoughtful. The massive plate of gorgeous sticky flapjack….....!!!
Janet. June 2016
I just wanted to let you know how pleased we were with our accomodation at upper rectory farm cottages. A definate 10 out of 10 from all our family, we had a lovely time and the weather was superb too.
Its the perfect place for a family get together for us, travelling from london , manchester and wolverhampton and meeting in the middle so conveniently. Looking forward to further stays at your cottages,
Joe Johnson. June
Just want to thank you for welcoming myself, my family and their friends to the Piggery last week. The cottages and the surroundings are just spectacular and we will most definitely be returning, minus one or two of the youngsters, too used to having everything at arms length and not used to the peace and quiet, thankfully not my daughters. The wildlife was adorable, especially 2 young hares who played most nights outside our back door . Again thank you so much and see you again most definitely. xx
Sarah P-N. June
Another fabulous few days spent here at the cottages. This is our 4th. time and we have now created such fantastic family memories here. Every time we come we find more things to do! Thank you so much for giving us a ‘home from home’ and a fantastic base to visit family.
Natalie, Marcus & Stanley . August 2016
We had a really fabulous time during our stay with you. We had things to do to fill our days, but we were always happy to arrive “home” to Upper Rectory.
Our house was so comfortable and really attractive, my idea of a country home. The great thing is Heidi, who is really hard to keep happy when we are away and not surrounded by her toys, loved her holiday. None of us wanted to go home. We enjoyed walks through the fields around the farm in the evening, especially when one of your cats decided to accompany us one day. Heidi thought that was great. The other one joined us in the garden one night to watch the meteor shower, a bit of a shock when we are standing in the darkness and looking at the sky and we suddenly felt a cat rub against us! (Its ok, we remembered what you said and didn’t feed them or let them in the house).
We hardly saw the neighbours, and even when they were around we didn’t feel they were on top of us.
We have been singing your praises to everyone. I can honestly say I have never felt so relaxed after a week away., whether in the UK or abroad. Thank you so much. Hope to see you next year.
The cottages were just perfect - we loved the three living areas and kitchens. The refectory was fantastic and enabled us all to sit comfortably on New Year's Eve for dinner and then easily accommodate additional day visitors the next day for a buffet lunch.
Thank you again for the fantastic accommodation, beautifully renovated and with great facilities, and your flexibility over my various requests for set up / car parking etc. Lesley. December 2015
Just wanted to say thank you very much for our lovely long weekend in the Byre. It was perfect - a lovely location (watching the skylarks ascending and seeing the hares was a rare treat) and very comfortable and well equipped.
Another wonderful stay at URFC (our 3rd visit!). Lovely warm and cosy cottage surrounded by beautiful countryside. Everyone was very friendly on our walks round the village!
Rob and Hilary. January 2017.
Hello Jean and team, Just wanted to say "Thank You" for helping me organise the long weekend stay to celebrate my 40th birthday with friends and family. Everyone had a fantastic time and really loved the place. The rooms were a hit as were the flapjacks! Thank you. It really was the perfect setting for celebrating such a special occasion and we have so many fond memories of the weekend. The family were so impressed with the set up that I even heard talks of a potential booking for an upcoming 70th! Jo. July 2017
Jo. July 2016
When we come here each year, we come "home". It's so beautiful, calm and cosy. Love, love it here always!
Claire. Lancashire. July 2016
Superb accommodation - and to such a high standard in every respect. Such a peaceful setting too.
Cynthia and Linda. May 2017
Our second visit and enjoyed as much as our first! Lovely accommodation in a delightful setting.
Richard and Linda. June 2017
The perfect setting to celebrate my 40th. birthday with family and friends. Plenty of space for everyone with fantastic views. Loved it!!!! Just looking for an excuse to visit again.
Jo & Stefan. July 2016
Thank you very much for providing such a wonderful place for our family get-together. It was ideal for the 16 of us and everyone had a great time, from mum at 90 to the youngest at 3 years, as there was so much space. We also found so many places to visit and walk within a fairly short distance. We will certainly recommend it to friends and acquaintances.
The 8 of us had a wonderful time. There was everything we needed in the two adjoining cottages where we could spread out. Lots to see and do in the area. We will thoroughly recommend you.
Marilyn. September 2018
Many, many thanks for the use of Upper Rectory Farm Cottages. I cannot praise the venue too highly. Everyone agreed. So much so that we would like to come again in September 2021.
Richard, September 2018
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