The Holme Valley in which the village of Hepworth sits is famous for its beauty and richness of life.
Holmfirth the largest market town in the valley is immortalised in Last of the Summer Wine. The area has outstanding scenery and traditions and there is much to discover.
Quiet villages lie in this picturesque valley which cuts deep into the heather moorland of the Peak District.
The Holme Valley has excellent communications; the M1 and M62 are half an hour's drive way and in less than one hour you can be in the Peaks, the Yorkshire Dales, the grand houses and parks of Derbyshire, York and the major conurbations of Leeds, Manchester, Bradford and Sheffield.
The farm has sheep, pigs, cows, hens, ducks, geese and chickens in the nearby fields. At various times of the year there are also lambs, piglets and calves.
Visitors and children are welcome to take part in daily farm activities. Enjoy the peaceful haven that we have lovingly created; the richness of character and above all our hospitality.
Families, individual and people on business from all over the world comment favourably on the quality and peacefulness of Uppergate Farm.
Uppergate Farm, the cottages, the pool and the start of the fields and woodland can be seen in the foreground of this aerial picture of Hepworth village
Uppergate Farm, the Farm Cottages and Yurts are situated on the edge of Hepworth, a beautiful Pennine village. Hepworth is mentioned in the Doomsday Book and the village abounds with stone cottages; has lovely views and walks, a beautiful church and an excellent pub/restaurant within a five minute stroll as is the famous 'Oil Can Café at the carding shed.
The village has many traditions including the centuries old Hepworth Feast when children continue to celebrate the end of a medieval plague. Some people believe the feast dates back to pagan times.
Hepworth is a living, working village of great character and you will enjoy the genuine hospitality of a thriving local community.
Rolling hills and woodland walks are the hallmarks of this beautiful countryside. The Kirklees Way passes by the farmhouse on its route to nearby river valley and hillside trails. Maps and local guidebooks are available for guests to use.
Hepworth is overlooked by outcrops of the Southern Pennines and the village nestles under the striking hill in the picture which has the unusual name of 'Cheesegate Nab'.
Within 2 miles you can be on the Pennine Way in the Peak District National Park.
"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'
'top 10 farm holidays in the UK for 2016'
'Certificate of Excellence' awards 2014, 2015, 2016
Prizewinners 1st choice in 2013 and 2014
Quality in Tourism
4 and 5 star gold awards.