Upperfield Farm comprises six adjoining self-catering holiday rental properties that were once farm buildings. They overlook Carsington Reservoir, spanning 300 hectares of stunningly beautiful still water abundantly cloaked in trees and trails.

In the past, every stone building on the farm had a distinct purpose, serving as a cowshed, a farmhouse, and more. Over time, we’ve transformed these buildings into modern accommodation that retain their original charm and characteristics, providing a comfortable stay for guests.

Meet the team

The entire Upperfield Farm site is owned by our family, and we have lived in the area for many years, which means we have a wealth of local knowledge to share with you.

Although we don't live on the land itself, we’re close by and ready to provide you with help if you need it.

Our guests will vouch for our commitment to providing excellent service during your stay. We ensure that your accommodation is spotless and equipped with everything you need to make your experience unforgettable.

Derbyshire Holidays

Upperfield Farm is located on the edge of Carsington Reservoir and is wrapped by spectacular circular walks and bike trails to suit every ability – from one to eight miles. On your route, you pass the stunning dam, Bronze Age stones, and wooden sculptures – while being surrounded by nature.

You can hire bikes, do a spot of twitching, catch fish, ride a horse, play in the park, or dabble in water sports. All these outdoor pursuits are available on the reservoir site. Additionally, we’re on the edge of the Peak District National Park, giving you plenty of options to enjoy the great outdoors.


Upperfield Farm is a fantastic base for exploring Derbyshire. In less than 30 minutes, you can drive to the popular tourist towns of Matlock and Bakewell. A shorter drive, and you’re in Ashbourne or Belper – great places to grab a bite to eat or browse around the shops.

Additionally, the historic and spectacular Chatsworth House can be reached in around 40 minutes by car. Or if walking is your passion, you’re around 30 minutes from Thorpe Cloud, the Tissington Trail, and Dovedale’s famous stepping stones.

Visit Carsington Water
Upperfield Farm Holidays in Derbyshire

If you and your loved one are looking for a short stay in a secluded bolthole, The Secret Hideaway or Sunset View is the perfect match for you. Go on a romantic walk or sit and enjoy the stunning views and natural surroundings.

The tranquillity that comes from a waterside location gives you and your partner the space to unwind and enjoy one another’s company, allowing you to disconnect from distractions and spend quality time together.


Modern families are often time-poor and geographically dispersed. So why not encourage your family members to come together, relax, and enjoy each other's company in a spectacular location, staying in accommodation that’s fit for you all – from the children to the grandparents?

A short stay at Upperfield Farm will create lasting memories that your family members will cherish forever. Play board games around a big farmhouse kitchen table, cook meals together as a family, or go for a jolly hike around the beautiful reservoir. It’s these shared experiences that become stories that are revisited and remembered fondly.