Melbury and Hardy are two of four Scandinavian style timber framed chalets.set in the grounds of a working dairy farm surrounded by Blue Spruce trees. Melbury has it's own six seater hot tub on the veranda with a wooden gazebo and trellis for all year usage.
Hardy is slightly smaller than Melbury but also has three en-suite bedrooms.Please be aware that Hardy does not have a hot tub.
Melbury and Hardy chalet at Stour Cross Farm are situated on a working dairy farm. We milk approx 140 black and white Freisian Holstein cows twice daily. During the summer months most of the calves are born of which a third are Freisian. These are hand reared by myself and often get spoilt with affection. They become very friendly and don't mind being groomed or cuddled. This seems to set them up right when they join the herd. The cows are housed in a barn over the winter and turned out to grass in spring until November. Melbury looks out on some of the fields and guests are delighted when they wake up in the mornings, pull back the curtains and see all the girls grazing. Some guests have never seen cows before let alone stand within 2 ft of them. Don't worry, there is a fence and although they are very inquisitive they are quite harmless.
We are happy for any visitors to watch the milking in the afternoons. It is a fasinating process to watch.
North Dorset Location: Melbury chalet at Stour Cross Farm sits on top of a hill just outside West Stour village.
It is centrally placed for many attractions which can be reached easily by car. The village itself is very friendly and hosts many fun fund raising events. The local free house pub boasts excellent cuisine and fine ales.
Within the grounds of Melbury and Hardy are two other chalets. Duncliffe and Wessex. All sleeping six with their own parking and surrounded by Blue Spruce Fir trees.
Our games room is available for our guests.. It consists of a table tennis table, Table football, large connect 4 and air hockey. For the little ones they can play on the car mat with a selection of cars.