Stour Cross Farm

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

View from our holiday chaletA view from the holiday chalets

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!  The cows, like any animal, 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 4am 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.  Please register your interest with Martin and Christina – guests must not walk around the farm unattended. 

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.  Take a look on our ‘Local Attractions’ page for more information.