UPPER VOBSTER FARM
Events & Venue Hire
THE LONG ROOM
The Long Room has a screen, projector, flip-chart and whiteboard. With its views to the South over the duck castle to the valley below it can be set up for a variety of purposes, either for the day or over a two, three or five day period. Ideal for family gatherings and formal dinners for no more than 40.
You can hook up your laptop or tablet and with our super fast private dedicated 100Mbps fibre line you're pretty well certain of a speedy and responsive internet connection.
Microphones are available for those special announcements. We have many years of experience in setting up events and the local contacts to assist you in whatever it is you'd like to do. Call us and ask for Tricia. Enquire about packages and delegate rates depending on your requirements.
LONG ROOM KITCHEN
Next door is the Long Room kitchen. Well equipped, it's a great place for making and eating meals as a team. Making a gourmet meal part of your event without paying gourmet prices. It provides a hub for making coffee or drinking tea and we have sat as many as 14 round the island unit. Catering can also be provided and we know some amazing chefs who can cook for all dietary needs. There are 2 large wash rooms leading off the kitchen with shower and bath facilities.
THE MEETING ROOM
Taking the West door and stepping in to the Dolphin Courtyard we have a break out room for up to 12 - perfect for a more intimate discussion or to segregate activities.
Adjoining the Meeting Room is a smaller room with a kiln and Belfast sink for anyone considering a painting or pottery course. The Middle Room is a multi-purpose room, which is good for serving from and has tea and coffee making facilities. Here you will find water proof wellies and umbrellas for walks. Also a small library of reference books on nature.
Taking the East door you're in the Triangle Courtyard, on the far side of which is the Treatment room, complete with massage table, day bed, blankets, electric blanket and warming cabinet. A deeply nurturing room offering a holding quality and warmth for you to relax in and bring yourself home to you. We can arrange therapists for facials, beauty treatments and massages or for your own use. This room is also offered for therapists to use.
GYM & BEAUTY ROOM
Next door to the Treatment Room we have a small gym with walking / running machine, weights and some mats for floor exercise and stretches. There's a table and mirror and set up for manicures and pedicures or simply for using to write or hosting zoom meetings. A light airy room on offer for whatever is needed for you.
PAINTING AND CRAFT ROOM
On the other side of the Treatment Room is our Painting Room. This is a place where you can spread yourself out and make a mess. There are some easels - but please bring your own paints. A spacious airy room dedicated to arts, crafts and painting, it's a necessary space on the farm in constant use for whatever repairs and painting is needed. Also available for personal use or for events and coming together activities.
Nestling above the top lake beside a gentle waterfall is a summer house with day bed and comfortable chair - ideal for writing or painting or just resting, soaking up the afternoon sun, listening to the flow of the water.
If the weather's good you can use the fire-pit to have a special BBQ - and not forgetting the marshmallows. It's sited in the valley just above the stream and we can assist in getting it fired up. Stroll a little further, cross the stream and close by the old wildflower meadow there's an ideal space for painting - with shelter in case the weather turns.
On the other side of the stream we have a converted stable which is ideal to sit in or beside - a place to shelter if the weather turns. It's a great place to base yourself for painting the wild flowers.
Enjoying being with nature - we bring the outside inside and the inside outside. Best of all we offer the opportunity to walk and talk and sit and share and learn and expand.
Super fast Internet
Fully Equipped Kitchen
Two Fridge Freezers
Large Outside Sitting Dining Area
Bathrooms & Toilet Facilities x 3
Large garden and grounds
WHAT TO ENJOY
Space in Nature
At Upper Vobster Farm you can enjoy wonderful walks, places to sit and time to be. From the buildings the land slopes down to a stream in the valley below. There are two large ponds, one with a beach with logs and rocks to sit on and the other one is near an old stone bridge that leads you on to the old drovers way. You’ll find a flock of North Ronaldsay rare breed sheep, pygmy goats, various ducks which live in their own castle, many varieties of hens and other wildlife.