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.

Restoration for the Future

It is our first anniversary of moving into Bere Marsh Farm, 92 idyllic acres of wetland, meadows and woodland, rich in butterflies, birds, rare mammals, insects and wild flowers. 

Please join us on 24th and 25th July 10am-4pm to celebrate everything that we have achieved in the past 12 months and to help shape its future. We plan on spending the next couple of years talking, listening and engaging with our local community to hear what you want to see at Bere Marsh Farm so that we get it right for you.

There is something for everybody so it will be a great outing for all the family.

Weekend Highlights Include:

• Film premiere of ‘Bere Marsh – Restoration for the Future’
• Guided wildlife walks
• Expert talks
• Rustic activities
• Showcase of volunteer activities
• Refreshments & locally made cake!

Join us for this FREE event and help shape the future for Bere Marsh Farm.

We have limited parking on site, please use other modes of transport where possible. Contact our Events Team for more information.

Booking for this event has now closed.