Bere Marsh Farm

About the Farm

On 30 June 2020 we completed the purchase of Bere Marsh Farm, just outside Shillingstone and on the River Stour. This was nearly 5 years after we first visited, and fell in love, with the property.

It is a fantastic farm with a history of hope and conservation. It lies close to the village of Shillingstone. The River Stour runs alongside, and often over it when the floodplain does what floodplains are supposed to do flood. Just beyond is Hambledon Hill, a big chunk of chalk rising to over 600 feet — a place of incredible history, botany and geology.

There is wetland, grassland and woodland. We hope to have a small milking herd of cows, a small flock of Dorset sheep, free-range hens and orchard. It has a trailway, footpaths, a bridleway. To put it in modern parlance, it has a high footfall — a lot of people walk by it and through it.

We'll update you further once plans are underway! It's all very exciting! 


Set in the gorgeous Dorset countryside.


What's On

  • Wild Walk @ Bere Marsh Farm

    Join our Dorset Wildlife Monitor and Volunteer Manager, Andy Fale for a guided wildlife walk around our beautiful 92 acre Bere Marsh Farm Read more

  • Open Barn @ Bere Marsh Farm

    Come and take a first glimpse into the ‘Dorset Dream’ wildlife jewel box of iconic Bere Marsh Farm on the banks of the River Stour at Shillingstone, near Blandford Forum Read more