The Old Dairy – Pierrepont
New ecologically sensitive workspaces
for craft makers and food producers
Pierrepont is a 200 acre heathland farm near Frensham in rural Surrey, approximately one hour from central London. At its heart is a working dairy farm and an extraordinary collection of historic Grade II listed farm buildings, surrounded by idyllic countryside and wonderful wildlife.
The farm was kindly gifted to the Countryside Restoration Trust in 2006 by Jo Baker. The Trust are undertaking an extensive programme of restoration to the buildings whilst conserving the meadows, farmland and woodland areas.
The Pierrepont Project will bring about the conversion of a collection of redundant farm buildings to create a mix of food, office studio and craft units. Pierrepont already has an exceptional reputation for supporting craft, food and drink entrepreneurs with Tenant Farmer Mike supplying rawmilk from a robotic dairy and Frensham Brewary reviving local craft beer production with an award winning micro-brewary.
A key objective for the Old Dairy at Pierrepont is to attract tenants that share our ethos and values for the countryside, wildlife and farming. We are supportive of local family based businesses and new start-ups, especially businesses that link to sustainable food and craft production. We would be particularly keen to hear from businesses that would be able to utilise or connect directly with the dairy farm in some way and raw milk produced by the pedigree herd of Jerseys, which are at the heart of Pierrepont.
Pierrepont provides an outstanding environment for enterprise and food sustainability within an Area of Outstanding Landscape Value. Being only a 10 minute cycle ride from Frensham town centre and in close proximity to mainline transport networks for London and the rest of the UK, Pierrepont is uniquely positioned and a delight to behold.