Sheepdrove Organic Farm

Award-winning organic farm

Welcome to Sheepdrove

Sheepdrove is an award-winning, family-run, mixed organic farm which is Soil Association certified. The farm is renowned for its exceptional conservation work and habitat creation for birds and other wildlife.

Sheepdrove is home to a sustainable and environmentally sound green events venue using renewable energy projects that welcomes weddings, receptions, product launches, training days, private dining, music recitals and celebrations of life. Our beautiful natural burial wood offers a peaceful setting for a green funeral. 

Farm stays are available in a renovated farm building, a nine bedroom eco lodge and a secluded off-grid lakeside boat house.

A programme of face to face and practical food growing workshops are held in the market garden and poly tunnel on our organic farm.

A stay at The Boat House can be a cosily soothing rustic retreat of privacy and seclusion or a rural adventure of muddy hikes.

The Boathouse

Perfect for large groups and family gatherings, Woodend is a former farm building that comfortably sleeps eighteen guests.


At Sheepdrove you’ll find all the peace and quiet you need to escape the busy-ness of life but if you are in search of adventure and recreation as well as relaxation, our farm is also an an ideal base to explore the ancient landscape of the North Wessex Downs with its picturesque villages and towns.

There’s never a better time than when the whole family is together, so why not book a special break for everyone? Nutwood is perfect for big family gatherings

Seating at Nutwood Lodge

These two new farm stays will be heated by the ground source heat pump that powers the heating in the green building that hosts weddings, funerals and corporate events.

Silos and Blossom

Sheepdrove has partnered with local edible garden designers and educators edge to offer a programme of face to face practical food growing workshops in the market garden and poly tunnel on our organic farm.

Our Natural Burial Wood allows both full burial and ashes interment in an undisturbed final resting place.

Natural Burial Wood

We know you’re likely to have lots of questions. Have a look at our FAQs to see what we’ve been asked before, and do contact us if we can help in any way.

Natural Burials Wood

Sheepdrove Burial Wood sits high on the windswept chalk downland at the cross roads of four drovers’ ridgeways. This ancient and hallowed landscape is part of the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Rest, Work and Play at Sheepdrove

With multiple spaces of size, stunning outside areas and onsite and local accommodation Sheepdrove is an ideal setting for events across consecutive days.

The Oak Room

Sheepdrove offers a variety of inspiring work environments from fully equipped office spaces with super fast wifi to workshops, units and industrial storage. 

A choice of unique rooms and diverse interior and exterior spaces spaces deliver a flexible, versatile location that lends itself to all kinds of corporate and private events, including conferences, presentations, training days, product launches, exhibitions, private dining, vehicle demonstrations and much more.

Our farm is managed to show how farming and wildlife can co-exist in harmony. Read more to find out how.


We installed a reedbed water treatment system to treat all wastewater from the venue, cottages and farm buildings.

Sheepdrove Organic Farm, two thousand acres of green pastures, wildflower meadows, ancient woodland and fields of heritage grains on chalk downland, is a pioneer of sustainable, regenerative and organic farming. Find out more about conservation at Sheepdrove by clicking here.

Peter and Juliet Kindersley bought Sheepdrove Farmhouse in 1970, shortly before co-founding pioneering publishing house Dorling Kindersley in 1974.

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Our farm is managed to show how farming and wildlife can co-exist in perfect harmony. Learn more about how we achieve this.

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Whether it’s to enquire about hiring our venue for a special event, to book a stay in our unique eco-friendly guest accommodation, to ask about our Natural Burials or to find out directions to Sheepdrove Organic Farm and Conference Centre, please click the link for full contact and address details.
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Get Growing

Upcoming practical courses in our teaching market garden and polytunnel aimed at everyone with an interest in growing and keen to learn more, from beginners to professionals. Biodiverse gardens Friday 20th October Half day Propagating techniques

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Rewilding at Sheepdrove

Welcome to the wild heart of Sheepdrove Organic Farm!
We have returned a cluster of farmland, woodland and scrub at the heart of the farm completely and entirely to nature to create another ecologically diverse wildlife habitat in our mosaic of valuable ecosystems. Our rewilding project relies on natural regeneration so it is nature who is going to be in the driving seat and the land managers will be grazing livestock.

Carbon Net Zero

Sheepdrove is harvesting heat from the earth with a ground source heat pump. A buried network of pipes captures this geothermal heat and uses it as renewable energy to power the central heating and cooling systems in our sustainable events venue. The whole system is powered by renewable electricity from our two wind turbines and 900 solar panels reducing on-site emissions to net zero. 

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Arrange a Visit

If you are searching for your dream wedding venue then please come along and see all that Sheepdrove has to offer. Fill in your details, the date you’d like to visit and we’ll be in touch!