Lox Lane | Christian Retreat Centre

Welcome to Lox Lane Farm Christian Encounter Centre

Lox Lane Farm is set in beautiful surroundings in the heart of the North Dorset countryside, an area of outstanding natural beauty. The 19th century farmhouse and courtyard have been sympathetically and lovingly converted, maintaining many of the original features. Lox Lane Farm is situated between Gillingham and Shaftesbury, 10 minutes from A303 and 5 minutes from Gillingham train station.

Lox Lane Farm is owned by Father’s House Shaftesbury and shares the vision of seeing people’s hearts healed and spiritual needs met. It is an ideal place to take time out from the pressures of life and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere surrounded by the glory of God’s creation.


Please note that due to the current Covid-19 outbreak Lox Lane we have only been able to reopen in part.


We are currently open for individuals or families to book self-catered accomodation…but we are looking forward to opening up again for catered groups later in the Summer.  For further information please free to Caroline: admin@loxlane.co.uk – or via the contact page.

We are planning some events now – Father’s House Retreats   Click here for more information. We are also planning to run Encounter weekends in September and October – click here for more information. And in August we hope to have A2 Festival A Youth Christian festival  – more information here


For our Covid Risk Assessment for Sunday Morning meetings at Lox Lane click here and for Conference events click here

In the meantime please stay safe.


Our farmhouse is the perfect venue for Midweek retreats and holidays. Click here for more information

How to find us

Click here for directions to Lox Lane


Lox Lane Farm has some amazing history – click here for more

Perfect food

Everyone loves the food at Lox Lane! We can cater for your group – click here to get in contact and find out more


    ‘Absolutely fabulous resource- well done – really impressed, very clean and tidy – great food!’  – AD St Austell

    ‘wonderful to use Lox Lane as the hub of our wedding weekend in Dorset. With friends and family staying in the homely environment – incredible catering for our evening event in the farmhouse – so many memories and treasured moments, thank you so much!’  – FW