Superb Scandinavian style chalet sleeping six
Mrs Christina Trim
About Mrs Christina Trim
Hardy chalet at Stour Cross Farm is 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. Hardy 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.
What makes this Chalet unique
Hardy chalet has recently been refurbished throughout with new wet room to the downstairs bedroom. The first floor has a double room with own balcony and en-suite shower over bath. The twin room has en-suite shower room. The kitchen has had a bit of a revamp and apart from new appliances a new extended tiled floor allows the dining table more room. The open plan lounge has two brand new leather reclining sofa's and a stylish black glass fronted simulated coal fire. Hardy chalet is situated on the borders of Somerset, Dorset and Wiltshire and allow easy access to many attractions.
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Well appointed, clean and comfortable.
Great part of the country. Lovely property and owner. We really enjoyed our short visit.
Nice cottage,Lovely cows in field,Nice welcome,cottage very clean and spacious
Overall friendly and welcoming
We had such a lovely stay here
Large comfortable and well equipped cabins with good disabled access
An excellent games room and my daughter loved bottle feeding the calves.
The best thing about deepest dorset is Christina herself who is a friendly and accessible host who is there without intruding in any way. She always had time to talk to us and provided welcoming touches ofor our children. We wish her and her family well and our thanks
Thank you for your kind words and it was lovely to meet you and your family.
I'm so glad you enjoyed your week despite the weather having a couple of off days.
I appreciated your daughter helping to bottle feed the calves as it's quite a handful when all 20 of them are hungry at once. Hope the photos came out ok.
Do look us up if you are ever in Dorset again.
Spacious accommodation, well equipped
We stayed in the Hardy chalet for a week while attending the Chalke Valley History Festival. It was an excellent base - clean, spacious, comfortable and well equipped. Really appreciated having an ensuite for each bedroom. Lots of good pubs in the area, and plentiful provisions at the Udder farmshop nearby. Flies might have been a problem if we'd wanted to have the windows open, but it wasn't hot, so we didn't.
Excellent accommodation in a great location
Hardy chalet was absolutely perfect. Everything you'd expect for a home away from home, clean, well equipped and within a short drive of Shaftesbury and Sherbourne. Can't wait to go back next year!
Immaculate place in an amazing location
Christina's chalets are absolutely amazing. So clean and much bigger than the pics make you think. Great location too and the nearby Ship Inn pub has the best food.
A wonderful stay thank you
Stour Cross Farm is located outside the small village of West Stour. We run a dairy herd of approx 150 Friesian cows alongside four Scandinavian style self catering chalets. Approx 200yds from A30 and 15 min. from A303. Surrounded by pretty villages and country lanes, some with pubs and restaurants. West Stour has it's own pub which can be easily reached on foot serving real home cooked food. Shaftesbury, the Saxon hilltop town, is only 10 mins drive. It features the famous cobbled Gold Hill (Hovis advert) and quaint family run shops. Stourhead, an N.T attraction with it's beautiful house, gardens and lakes is a short driving distance. Family attractions include Monkey World, Bovington Tank Museum, Longleat and Fleet Air Arm Museum. We are also only an hours drive from the Jurassic coast. Other local activities range from Golf, Fishing and Horse Riding. Stour Cross Farm boasts spectacular views across the Blackmore Vale, Somerset and Wiltshire from which endless walks can be enjoyed.
Other Activities: badger watching, quad riding, soft play area for younger children,
Golf: Moors Valley is the ideal place to play golf