• 1. Who’s ideally suited to your Upperfield Farm properties?
    Families, couples, and small groups who love walking, cycling, and exploring Derbyshire and yearn for the tranquillity and beauty of a waterside location.
  • 2. Who are the hosts, and are they onsite?
    Kayleigh, Henry, and their five children are your hosts at Upperfield Farm. While they don’t live onsite, they’re a stone’s throw away in the neighbouring village of Kirk Ireton. However, Henry grew up at Upperfield Farm and has lots of local knowledge to share with you.
  • 3. Are your self-catering properties dog-friendly?
    Yes, and what’s more, there are 1, 3, and 7.5-mile trails on your doorstep to stretch those doggy legs. We ask that you let us know in advance, and we charge £20 to cover the additional cleaning our four-legged friends incur. This fee doesn’t apply to assistance animals.
  • 4. Are your self-catering properties child-friendly?
    Yes. Most of our guests tend to be families with children of all ages. Many of the properties have enclosed gardens and patios – and because there’s no through road, it’s a safe space to play. And what’s more, the Carsington Reservoir Visitor Centre, which our accommodation looks over, has a fantastic play area. Severn Trent, the water company that owns the reservoir, often organises nature trails designed for children. Cots and high chairs are available inside our properties, too.
  • 5. Are your self-catering properties wheelchair-friendly?
    The Farmhouse and Waterside Croft can cater for guests with limited mobility. Please get in touch with us before you book so we can understand your requirements.
  • 6. Is there a minimum number of nights we must stay?
    Guests must stay a minimum of two nights.
  • 7. What’s your cancellation policy?
    Please read our Terms & Conditions Here
  • 8. Are your self-catering properties available all year round?
    Yes, however, The Farmhouse and Waterside Croft – our larger properties – are only available for short and long weekend breaks except for Christmas and New Year, where we can offer up to five nights.
  • 9. What time is check-in and check-out?
    Upperfield Farmhouse and Waterside Croft
    • For a three-night break, check-in time is from 16.00 and check-out time is 10.30

    • For a two-night break, check-in time is from 16.00 and check-out time is 16.30

    Kingfisher Barn, Lakeview Cottage, The Secret Hideaway, and Sunset Retreat
    • Check-in time is from 16.00, and check-out time is 10.30
  • 10. Is linen provided?
    • We provide bed linen, tea towels, oven gloves, and bathmats. Please bring your own hand and bath towels.

    Kingfisher Barn, Lakeview Cottage, The Secret Hideaway, and Sunset Retreat
    • We provide bed linen, hand and bath towels, tea towels, oven gloves, and bathmats.
  • 11.Are logs provided?
    Yes, they’re stored in the outbuildings. Just ask. The first basket of logs is provided complimentary, along with kindling and fire lighters.
  • 12. Can vehicles easily access your self-catering properties?
    Yes, very easily. There’s one road in and out of our land, and it’s only used by those occupying our accommodation, so there’s no through traffic.
  • 13. Can we charge electric vehicles on-site?
    No, sorry. The nearest EV charging station is at Market Place Car Park, DE4 4ET. Only a short drive away.
  • 14. Where can we store our bikes?
    Let us know in advance if you’re bringing bikes, and we’ll arrange for them to be safely stored in one of our outbuildings.
  • 15. Are the gardens enclosed?
    • The Farmhouse: Enclosed patio
    • Waterside Croft: No
    • Kingfisher Barn: Enclosed garden and rear deck
    • Lakeview Cottage: Enclosed garden
    • The Secret Hideaway: No
    • Sunset Retreat: Enclosed yard
  • 16. Are there BBQs for each of your self-catering properties?
    Yes, but please bring your own charcoal.
  • 17. Are we allowed to light fireworks or lanterns?
    No, sorry. There are farms close by, and fireworks scare the animals.
  • 18. How far are the nearest shops?
    There’s a village shop on Main Street in Kirk Ireton (DE6 3JP), which is a 20-minute walk or a short drive away.

    In Wirksworth, there’s a Co-op (DE4 4FG) and Ken’s Mini-Market (DE4 4DR) around three miles away.

    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 browse around the shops.
  • 19. How far is the nearest pub?
    The Barley Mow pub on Main Street in Kirk Ireton (DE6 3JP) is a 20-minute walk or a short drive away.

    The Miners Arms and the Red Lion in Hognaston are walkable via the circular route and serve good food.
  • 20. Are there residents nearby?
    We have a resident who rents one of our properties onsite.
  • 21.What’s at the Carsington Reservoir site?
    Walk and cycle trails, water sports, events and exhibitions, a play area, food outlets, shops, and more! Please check out the website.
  • 22. Can we rent the whole site from you?
    Yes. Please get in touch so we can chat about your requirements.
  • 23.Do you offer additional discounts if we book more than one property?
    Yes. Please contact us to see what we can offer.
  • 24.Do you supply a cleaning kit?
    We provide sponges, washing-up liquid, bin bags, dishwasher tablets, and a small amount of toilet roll.
  • 25.Can we rent a hot tub from a trusted supplier?
    No, sorry.
  • 26.Do you supply any baby equipment?
    We can supply you with up to two cots and two highchairs per property.
  • 27.Can we order online groceries to be delivered?
    Yes, all major supermarkets will deliver to Upperfield Farm. Please make sure time slots are booked from the time you arrive. Otherwise, there’ll be nobody on site to take your order.
  • 28.Do you recommend any outside caterers?
    Yes, we’d be delighted to offer you a list of external caterers. Please ask.