Our Dairy Farm

We are a small family-run working dairy farm. Our dairy farm is next to Pomeroy Caravan Park, but a separate entity. Street House Farm has been in the Melland family for many years. The name Pomeroy comes from someone called Pomeroy Lomas who was the original owner of the farm in the early 1900's. Our family can be traced back to living and farming in the area for seven generations, we first moved to Street House Farm in 1932 when James Melland Senior bought the farm. He kept 12 dairy cows, a small flock of sheep, pigs, geese and chickens. When his son James Melland Junior took over from his father in 1964, the dairy farm had grown to 30 dairy cows, a flock of sheep and chickens. He expanded by opening a small five van CL caravan site in 1969 which has now become the Pomeroy camping site we run today.

David Melland took over from his father in 1995, farming 50 dairy cows with some beef cattle and currently the Street House Farm is run by David and his son Lloyd Melland. Today we still milk 50 cows, with around 90 other cattle for dairy replacements and beef. Our milk herd are all British Friesian cows, known for their very good milk production and longevity as milk cows. We supply around a 1000 litres of milk each day to Cropwell Bishop Creamery, in The Vale of Belvoir Nottingham, famous for their award winning Stilton cheese.

Although we would like to show people around our farm, for the time being we cannot due to health and safety matters, however, we are happy to answer any questions or interests you may have about our dairy farm and cows. We hope to give visitors to our camping site the experience of our working dairy farm in the not too distant future, so for now keep a look out on our website for an update on this project.

Call 01298 83259 or email and we will answer your questions about our dairy farm.

Street House Farm, Pomeroy, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 9QG