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About White Horse Farm

We are in rural Dorset and surrounded by miles and miles of glorious unspoilt Hardy countryside. Lying between the historic towns of Sherborne, Dorchester and Cerne Abbas, our cottages and farmhouse are within easy reach of local inns which all serve good food and fine Dorset ales in a friendly atmosphere. We are also only 100 yards from the "Hunters Moon" pub next door. Thanks for visiting our website, and please stop by our gallery if you have a moment.
Need A Reason To Visit?

Explore Athelhampton House dating from 1485, with Tudor Great Hall. Trace history from Henry VII to Victoria. 15 rooms of period furniture and fine art. Wander through award winning gardens; topiary pyramids, fountains, pavilions, rare plants, and the River Puddle.


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Tourist Information: Wildlife
Dorset Wildlife
Dorset, with its wide variety of landscapes, is a very rich county for wildlife and the habitats that can be found in Dorset, include woodland, lowland heath, rivers and coastal areas. We are members of the Dorset Wildlife Trust (which has some 22,000 members) and the Woodland Trust and we have lots of their literature in our recreation room. One of its main activities of the Dorset Wildlife Trust is to acquire and manage nature reserves and it now has 42 reserves throughout Dorset. Most are open daily and there are visitor centres providing a wealth of wildlife information at Brownsea Island Nature Reserve, Purbeck Marine Nature Reserve, Lorton Meadows and Kingcombe Meadows.


The Dorset Wildlife Trust plays a key role in dealing with local environmental issues. Through its recently announced Dorset Biodiversity Strategy, it is leading the way to establishing the practices of sustainable development with the co-operation not just of conservationists, but of local authorities, landowners, businesses, community groups and individuals across the county. There are numerous places to visit and events, see the link to their website for details;
dorsetwildlifetrust.org.uk


One of our regular visiting families has provided us with a lovely summary & pictures of some of the  local Dorset butterfly species you can find if you are patient and come at the right time of year -
Dorset Butterflies

 
 Access to our paddock area which is now a wild garden.  To the right is a Bumble Bee House. Bumblebees are among the most familiar of our insects. Changes to the farmed countryside have not been kind to our bumblebees and the number of species found in most of lowland Britain has halved since 1950. Three species have gone nationally extinct and several more may follow unless we act and encourage habitats like this hotel for Bumblebees..

   

We have a number of bug boxes around the property and gardens.

   
Ladybird log                                        Small bug box                  Butterfly Box
   
Bird box - number of different sizes                  Owl box

 
Hedgehog House                                          Dormouse House
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