About Upsticks

Accessibility and Inclusivity

Getting to your tent

We have implemented several features to enhance the accessibility and convenience of our site.
A track has been added in the field to facilitate easier vehicle access, allowing direct entry to the front of your tent. Additionally, we provide an 18-car parking area for our guests at the entrance.
For safe night time navigation, our boardwalks are illuminated, ensuring a secure path from your tent to your private bathroom.
Access to the tents involves three steps up to a boardwalk that connects all three tents and their respective bathrooms. For guests with limited mobility, Midsummer is the most suitable option. This is our first tent, located closest to the entrance and closest to its private bathroom.

Your tent

All of our tents are two stories. The ground floor comprises a kitchen, living room, and two bedrooms, while the loft features an additional bedroom with two beds.
Upon entering, you step into an open-plan living space with a kitchenette. The kitchen is equipped with a four-ring induction hob, kettle, toaster, and an under-counter fridge with a small icebox. The living area includes a two-seater sofa, two armchairs, a games box, and a wood burner. The two ground-floor bedrooms can be arranged as either double or twin rooms, providing flexible sleeping options.
Each bathroom features a standard toilet, sink, and a walk-in shower with a 10cm step-over lip.
An electric boiler ensures instant hot water, and electricity is supplied to various lights and sockets, some of which include USB outlets. While there is no TV, we offer site-wide Wi-Fi, though signal strength varies by tent. Phone signal is not optimal, but guests can use Wi-Fi for calls.
All tents come with a mix of feather or hypoallergenic duvets and pillows. We can supply specific tents with hypoallergenic bedding upon request.

The Nook

Our stretch tent (The Nook) is at the end of our site at the bottom of the track, which guests can drive all the way down to if mobility is limited. There is a small step up into The Shack.

Sustainability on The Farm

Nestled in the heart of rural England within the Malvern Hills, we deeply appreciate and strive to preserve the stunning environment that surrounds us. The Malvern Hills are designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and as a biological and geographical Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). As passionate outdoor enthusiasts who love walking these beautiful trails, we feel a profound responsibility to maintain and nurture this precious landscape.

We have made every effort to be as sustainable and eco-friendly as possible by:

 

  • Using reused or upcycled furniture.
  • We provide recycling bins alongside waste bins to encourage guests to recycle.
  • We are single-use plastic free zone.
  • Using environmentally friendly chemicals for cleaning and guests use.
  • We consider the environmental, social, and ethical impacts of the goods and services we purchase. For example, we supply Who Gives a Crap toilet paper, made from eco-friendly bamboo, with the company donating 50% of its profits to provide toilet facilities in developing countries.
  • We provide refillable organic toiletries from Faith in Nature, which are vegan, cruelty-free, and minimise surfactants, parabens, and silicones while aiming for zero waste.
  • We use refillable surface spray from Method, an eco-friendly brand with packaging made from 100% recycled materials.
  • All food provided in hampers or welcome packs is locally sourced or homegrown.
  • We reduce resource consumption, including energy, water, and raw materials, and strive to use resources efficiently.
  • We utilise solar panels to generate sustainable energy.
  • We are constantly looking at what we do already and consider how we can change to do more.

Keeping it local

While we already take significant measures to ensure our site is sustainable, our mission extends to educating our guests and encouraging them to make sustainable choices. We urge our guests to support local establishments, such as Clive’s Fruit Farm and The Nest, as well as local pubs like The Farmers Arms and The Duke of York. By shopping locally, guests can contribute to the community and embrace sustainable practices during their stay.