We hope you have all had a very merry Christmas and a good start to the New Year. We had a fantastic time here in Hepworth, the holiday cottages and farm looked very festive in their Christmas trimming and we had lots of lovely families joining us over the last few weeks.
Our local pub The Butchers Arms re-opened just in time for Christmas and New Year and will continue to stay open during their renovations, although not yet serving food (check here for updates and other places to eat in the area).
We celebrated the close of 2019 in the front of the pub with a round of Auld Lang Syne and a few fireworks, followed by our annual New Years Day walk- nothing like a march up on down the hills to blow out the cobwebs and start the new year the right way!!
We have big plans for 2020- developing our woodland areas, making them more accessible to our guests as well as offering bespoke woodland activities for all ages which might include woodland bathing and meditation, bushcraft, outdoor banquets among other things as well as doubling down on our efforts to be as environmentally friendly as possible. If this sounds like your sort of thing then get in touch either by email or facebook.
Grove Farm Cottage is back!! and is now a dog/ pet friendly cottage, available to book from the 1st March 2020. We can now take one well behaved dog in this Grove Farm Cottage only click here for more information.
New arrivals – Donald now has 4 new Indian Runner ducks to play with – 2 ferns and 2 trouts.
Mabel also has company and has been joined by ‘Shelia Chamois’ and ‘Freda Frizzle ‘– also types of Polish bantam.
We now have an Instagram page with more pictures of the farm and developments.
Look out in Spring 2020 for our new schedule of woodland walks, foraging excursions and Tepee ‘feasts'.
Pubs to walk to – the Red Lion In and White Horse Inn are both a 10 -12 minute walk away. (See map)
Summer is in full swing at Uppergate Farm, we have already had some amazing days as well as some dramatic weather, and are looking forward to welcoming more families on their summer holidays over the next month.
Our pigs are growing bigger by the day and are exploring more and more of their woodland. Billy and Rosie the cows have some extra company over the next few weeks as our neighbouring farmer has brought his young herd down to enjoy our fields.
Millie and Molly the lambs continue to grow as they get to grips with the great outdoors!
Give a big welcome to Molly and Milly our newest arrivals on the farm. They will need bottle feeding for the next month or so until they are big enough to go out in the field, even in this lovely weather we have been having they are still a bit too small and need to come in at night.
2019 at Uppergate Farm
The New Year is now here and all the cottages, the farmhouse apartment and Yurts are heated and ready for whatever weather the winter throws at us.
We have had some great publicity recently:
Christmas is here at Uppergate Farm! All the animals are tucked away in their winter lodgings and we are finding some time to relax.
Fortunately for us, along with our own pool, steam room and sauna to warm the bones, we have not one but two holistic therapy and beauty salons here in Hepworth.
Just around the corner is Blue Buddha Therapy offering Reiki healing, Thai Foot Massage and Indian Head Massage among other holistic therapy techniques and a couple of minutes further down the road Country House Beauty offers a variety of beauty treatments and beauty therapy massage. Lucky us!
The nearest pub to us - the Butchers Arms remains closed until new tenants are found, however don't despair as we have lots of other eating, drinking and refreshment options within a 20 minute walk - see this map.
Earlier this year one of our lovely holiday guests took this short clip of kids who were staying on the farm.
"Wonderful, relaxed time. Best holiday ever for the children. We were able to step from busy lives into a quiet haven, in a holiday home that far exceeded all our expectations..."
The Sunday Times
best places to stay in 2015 and 2017
top 10 farm holidays in the UK for 2016'
Certificate of Excellence' award 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017,2018
Daily Express and Red Magazine
top places for glamping with hot-tubs in Britain, 2017
Guest Review Award 2017
The Times and the Yorkshire Post
top glamping sites 2018
4 and 5 star gold awards