There’s not really enough space on this page to tell you individually about all of our team involved in making The Barns and the wider farm run smoothly so below we’ve highlighted those you may come across. Take a peek at the photos below of our team you may see pottering about the farm while you stay. We have a talented bunch of people here – carpenters, plumbers, painters, front of house, designers, gardeners, four legged grass trimmers, cleaners, organisers, and glue-holder-togetherers who all at some point have helped make these buildings what they are today and what we wish them to be going forward. Say hi if you see them or recognise them from their mug-shot in the gallery.
Upper House Farm is Kinsey 's family farm and he is the fourth generation to take on the challenge! Primarily a farmer, Kinsey manages the whole entity at Upper House; he has a passion for livestock (particularly Hereford Cattle) and also architecture and design. He designed the barns himself, every detail of the beautiful structure and layout with many more similarly large projects on the go at the moment. Kinsey loves to enjoy activities with his young family when time allows, which is tricky at the moment with lambing, calving and managing the whole business.
Camilla is married to Kinsey and is the perfect match to his design, adding in heart and soul to projects such as The Barns, creating a feeling of warmth and homeliness you will enjoy during your stay. Camilla is the barns manager and responsible for the day to day smooth running of the barns (but with plenty of help from the hidden team of girls) - she's a photographer so you may spot some of her work on the walls and certainly her artistic influence and style. She is a big fan of recycling and re-using with lots of the furniture, artwork and textiles you see around having been sourced or re-worked locally.
Emma is our head honcho in the office and also our head of laundry room - she loves a nice tidy and fresh pile of sheets to sort through! A Herefordshire bred lady, her partner is 'chief of blackcurrants' at a neighbouring local farm and they live in the village close-by with their awesome Labrador Kara who's partial to a good walk. Emma may be the lady who meets you on arrival, or answers the emergency phone during your stay. She is master of many things, although not a fan of a cup of tea.
Hamish is our Barns hero and Kinsey's right hand man. He's from farming background and has amazing skills in building, planning or managing anthing linked to buildings or rural life. He also moonlights as top dad to Willow and hubby to Katie who may well be your caterer for your evening/event here. They are a formidable team and live a short drive away in a beautiful part of North Herefordshire. Hamish helps the team sort any building issues or maintenance and is an all-round great guy to have about.
If you have stayed with us before, you probably know Rob. Rob is the one you see whizzing about on the yellow mower, flat cap in hand! He is chief lawn-mower, mole catcher and hot-tub manager. He will probably be the face you see in the distance checking the hot-tub water on a daily basis, and sorting what needs to be sorted there. Rob is a local farmer and has 3 grown up girls who have kept him busy. If Rob's not on his mower - he's probably on his horse or nattering to someone closeby..
Tony and Tricia Hern
Tony and Tricia are Kinsey's parents and live in the lovely Victorian house directly opposite the central courtyard at The Barns. Tricia was born in the house and has really fond memories of The Barns in their traditional purpose - she vividly remembers hand feeding the chickens in the Stables kitchen with the white washed walls. You may see either of them watering the plants, coming and going or dealing with one of their busy grand-children. Do say hello if you come across them - they are experts on the local area.