In the idyllic setting of the gently rolling pastoral hills of Marshwood Vale in Dorset, you’ll find 130-acre Babers Farm​, and a further 40 acres of pasture and woodland at neighbouring Harmshay.

Babers was brought into our network of farms in 2016 in memory of CRT co-founder Gordon Beningfield, and his love of Dorset, while Harmshay was added five years later. It’s a truly fitting location to act as lasting memorial to a wildlife artist whose work frequently featured butterflies, as the meadows and hedgerows attract many different species through the year.

Babers and Harmshay are grazed by Hereford-cross cattle and Zwartbles sheep, a rare breed originating from The Netherlands, owned by local farmer, Jim Strawbridge, while the farmland also provides a variety of habitats such as ditches, ponds, and woodlands.  

All Baber’s Farm buildings have been renovated, including the beautiful farmhouse, and a barn that has been converted into a hospitality venue for up to 60 seated guests that’s available for hire.