Upton Lakes, set in acres of beautiful unspoilt countryside
Our home, Upton Farm has been in our family for over 80 years, formerly a dairy farm, it has now been developed into organic farmland. Nestled amidst this rolling farmland is Upton Lakes. Upton Lake is over 120 years old and was originally created as a reservoir to provide the farm’s water supply. In the early 1900’s it was also used by Cullompton residents for town picnics and as a boating lake. Over the years this lake, unfortunately, became unused and overgrown, however, in the 1990’s we decided to restore Upton Lake to its former glory and open it up to the general public for day ticket fishing. In 2001 we created a second lake called Well Mead and surrounded it with caravan accommodation for fishing holidays, this became so popular, we decided to introduce lodges surrounding Upton Lake as alternative accommodation to caravans that could be enjoyed all year round! Our third lake Monks Wood was introduced in 2011 along with more luxury lodges.
The lakes have established reed beds, shrubs and plants that attract a broad range of wildlife, in turn helping to sustain the bream, carp, and perch that breed naturally here. The healthy fish stock and tranquil setting of Upton Lakes have been a favourite for coarse anglers for more than 20 years. Holiday accommodation seemed the most natural step for us to take in this ever-evolving business. In collaboration with one of the UK’s leading tour operators Hoseasons, we welcome others to stay with us at Upton Lakes and enjoy the natural wildlife, peace, and tranquility that this rural retreat offers. The stewardship of our land and the environment will always remain our single most vested responsibility, and we continue to develop and maintain habitats that attract a wide range of wildlife to Upton. We are proud of our rural heritage and welcome all to share it with us.
What Hoseasons say about us
“We have been working with Richard and Claire at Upton Lakes since 2008 and over this time we have sent hundreds of satisfied customers to this small and successful family run development of boutique lodges.
We have been consistently impressed with the passion and dedication shown by the team at Upton Lakes and the hard work and effort that goes in to ensuring that our customers are well looked after and leave having thoroughly enjoyed their stay. This is reflected in the outstanding customer feedback we receive and the impressive ratings on our website. These exceptional scores are testament to hard work and a passion for customer service so clearly evident at Upton Lakes; so much so that these ratings are some of the highest in our entire portfolio.
In short we are delighted to be working with such quality operators who add great value to the Hoseasons portfolio and who are constantly raising the bar in quality and service. We are committed to a long standing and successful partnership and fully support both Richard and Claire in their continuing expansion at Upton Lakes.”
Simon Altham Director, Lodges and Parks