Stour Cross Farm

Holiday Chalets in Dorset

Our holiday chalets in deepest Dorset are located on our own dairy farm. We have 150 acres of pasture land and 100 black and white Friesian cows who trim the grass for us. Cows are large animals, but contrary to popular belief, they are incredibly gentle creatures, timid even. They’ll look up as you pass by, and when they are sure you present no danger, they’ll get back to doing what they love to do, grazing the rich green Dorset grass!

View from our holiday chaletView from our holiday chalet

Our holiday chalets have been extremely popular with many families, as the children love to watch how the animals are farmed and looked after.

The cows, like any animal, they can be startled by sudden noises or aggressive motion so it’s best not to run towards them yelling and waving your arms!

Perhaps unfortunately, gone are the days of the milk-maid gently squeezing her daily pint by hand! Martin uses modern farm equipment and today’s technology for a clean comfortable and productive ten minutes per cow!

You are welcome at the milking parlour first thing at 5am and again at 4pm. All our cows need to be milked twice a day and it’s a fascinating process to watch. Children especially love it.

The holiday chalets prove as popular as ever with many young families.

Just to prove that the farm is not all about cows, you may get a visit from our chicken, who keeps an eye on the place for us!

The farm is centrally located for easy access to many attractions such as Longleat House and Safari Park, Shaftesbury’s famous ‘Hovis’ Gold Hill, Stourhead House & Gardens and the magnificent Georgian town of Bath Spa.

Day-trips to the World Heritage site of the Jurassic coast are just an hour away by car. Weymouth, Poole, Bournemouth and Swanage are great seaside locations for the whole family.