Stock Gaylard Country Estate

Welcome to the Stock Gaylard Estate - a traditional country estate in Dorset - part of our national heritage

Stock Gaylard Estate is a small traditional country estate just over 4 miles from Sturminster Newton and 8 miles from Sherborne in Dorset.

The estate is approximately 1800 acres with around 300 acres of predominantly oak woodland, 80 acres of common land and an enclosed 80 acre deer park with a small lake.

Over the last couple of hundred years the estate has been used for country sports and the hedgerows and woodlands preserved for that purpose. The result is an unspoilt environment that encompasses modern dairy farming with a number of Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).

An SSSI is a site designated, by English Nature, for the protection of its rare species of animals, plants or geological features.

We have an ethos of conservation and preservation and to help to preserve our country estate we offer Yurt Holidays. Our traditional yurts stand on wooden platforms and cause no permanent damage to the land and the dark green canvas covering is in harmony with their surroundings. Our yurts are set up in groups of three, two bedroom yurts - each with a double bed and two singles - and a kitchen/living yurt. They are stylishly and individually furnished allowing you to enjoy the pleasures of the outdoors without sacrificing any comforts. Glamping holidays in Dorset don't get any better than this!

Each yurt has been skillfully handcrafted on site by Jamie Ross, a well-known and gifted local furniture maker, who has also designed and made much of the unique furniture for the yurts. Both indoor and outdoor lighting, as well as the hot water for showers are solar powered, offering a holiday with minimum impact on the environment but with maximum comfort, luxury and serenity.

Thank you for visiting our web site. We hope you enjoy browsing through our pages and plan a visit to our Dorset country estate soon.


Contact Us

Stock Gaylard Estate Office, Sturminster Newton, Dorset, DT10 2BG

Tel: 01963 23511