Our Story

Dilham Hall Retreats is owned and operated by the Paterson family, who have been farming in Dilham since 1949.

Carbon Negative

Sustainability is at the heart of Dilham Hall Farm and Retreats. With a focus on conservation and a profound respect for the natural environment, Luke and Louise Paterson have worked hard to make their business sustainable. In a 2020 carbon footprint assessment, Dilham Hall Farm and Retreats was shown to be carbon negative (-634 tonnes).

Two of the farm’s main crops are maize and rye, which are supplied to a local anaerobic digestion plant. These energy crops produce enough green energy to power 6,000 homes every year. The crops are fed with organic manure from the anaerobic digestion plant, effectively using last year’s crops to grow the next year’s. Dilham Hall Retreats is an important part of this farming family’s business. Luke and Louise want to offer others the opportunity to be close to nature and to experience the joys of space and outdoor life.

The message from Dilham Hall Retreats is a simple one:

“We want to provide space. A chance to reconnect. A retreat that creates memories to last a lifetime.”

Luke Paterson