Welcome to Becklands Organic Farm
Becklands Farm is situated in rolling hills of West Dorset in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It lies within the ‘Jurassic Coast’, a designated a World Heritage Geological Site because of its unique fossil deposits.
Becklands has been farmed organically by two generations of the same family for over forty years and lies in the west of the Marshwood Vale famed for its wild flowers, narrow lanes, traditional hedges and patchwork fields. The farm boasts over a hundred different wild flowers and some 45 species of bird in addition to badgers, buzzards, wild pheasants, foxes and rabbits.
A quiet, working organic farm (Soil Association) of 12 hectares, Becklands has a small herd of Red Ruby Devon beef cattle, Dorset Poll sheep and a few hens.
When a flock of 700, Becklands’ hens were featured in two drawings by pastel artist Nina Squire – see thepastelartist.co.uk. It was also one of five organic farms to be visited for inspiration by composer Cecilia McDowell and poet Christie Dickason. This resulted in ‘The Five Seasons’, a 20 minute choral and instrumental piece.
‘Little Becklands’, recent addition to the house is built of cob, wood and stone using materials from the farm and re-instates a former cider house.
Special winter rate
Fortunately the whole of the west country is not under water although it's true that some land is pretty wet!
However, at Becklands Farm, the land is no wetter than most years and there have been fewer floods on the River Char than in most previous winters.
There are snowdrops and a few primroses in the hedgerows and the early lum blossom is just about to burst!
We are currently offering a special winter rate (until 9th March) of £210 for a 3 night stay (Friday-Sunday) and £420 for a week (7 nights, Friday-Thursday). We are still taking B&B's in the main house as well.
‘We do not inherit the world from our parents; we borrow it from our children’
native Canadian saying
‘Small is beautiful’