Uppergate Farm Blog

November 2019


Grove Farm Cottage is back!! and is now a dog/ pet friendly cottage, available to book from the 1st March 2020. click here for more information.

EVCPWe now have an Electrical Vehicle Charging Point (EVCP) for 2 cars

Autumn 2019

New arrivals –
Donald now has 4 new Indian Runner ducks to play with – 2 ferns and 2 trouts.

Donald and gang

Mabel also has company and has been joined by ‘Shelia Chamois’ and ‘Freda Frizzle ‘– also types of Polish bantam.

Shelia Freda

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)

In the run into Christmas and the New Year you can keep abreast of village events by clicking on www.hepworthvillagehall.org.uk. And nearby Holmfirth happenings on www.holmfirthevents.co.uk

As always we are fully geared up for babies and pre - school kids – the pool is heated to 32C, the cottages all have adjustable heating and everything necessary for small children.

Summer at Uppergate Farm

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.

Cows summer

New arrivals this Easter at Uppergate Farm

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.

Prices and Availability for 2020

2020 prices and availability have now been uploaded onto the 'book now' section of our website.

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:

  • No 1 for cottages with pools in 2019 (Guardian and Observer)
  • An outstanding score of 9.7 from guest reviews (Booking.com)
  • Britain's 'top glamping' sites for 2018 (The Times and the Yorkshire Post)
  • Certificate of Excellence Awards for 5 years running (Trip Advisor)
  • Top 10 farm holiday and places to stay (Sunday Times and the Guardian)
  • 4 star and 5 star gold awards for all the properties ( Visit England - national tourist board)
  • Superhosts (Air BnB)
  • Outstanding guest reviews (Sykes Cottages, Premier Cottages and Canopy and Stars)

Time for relaxing at Uppergate Farm

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!

Autumn leaves

Autumn at Uppergate Farm

Autumn is now here with winter approaching and we have good availability for short off peak breaks though until February next year.

Butchers Arms update

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.

Farm Shop

We have lots of new free range pork, bacon and sausage in our farm shop at present !!

Bray Cottage

The recently renovated Bray Cottage (4 bedrooms, sleeps up to 8) with its own hot-tub is getting very busy so please book soon.

Uppergate Farm Animal Feeding

Earlier this year one of our lovely holiday guests took this short clip of kids who were staying on the farm.