About The Centre

The Old Dairy Farm is located in the picturesque village of Upper Stowe and has beautiful views over
the Northamptonshire countryside. Full details of how to get here are on the 'How To Find Us' page.
We look forward to seeing you soon.

The Centre is housed in a complex of stone-built farm buildings and is sited around two main courtyards. Some buildings date back to the sixteenth century, many retain part of their original features, all have been restored and updated in a very sympathetic way to help retain the atmosphere and history of the original farm.

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The Centre offers our visitors a unique selection of shops, selling a wide variety of products to suit most pockets and tastes. The choice available includes; a selection of luxury women's fashion which is made onsite, hand painted furniture, quality arts and crafts, greetings cards, gifts, gift foods and traditional sweets. Model railway supplies & accessories, modelling tools and toys, dog grooming salon & boutique and our printed homewares studio. Heather's Portraits gives you the chance to have a painting painted especially for you or for that special gift, and our photographic studio offers a range of individually tailored services.

The restaurant and tea room is open daily, offering a wide variety of refreshments.

To complement the shopping and restaurant, the Centre is also home to a selection of working artists and craftspeople, their work includes: cabinet making, stone masonry, wood turning and blacksmithing.
We are also home to local accountants Hallett & Associates and Huddle & Bliss Mother and Baby Wellbeing.

During the year the Centre holds several special events. We have our lambing weekends in the spring, and decorated shopping weekends prior to Christmas. Please check the Special Events page for the current list of activities.

The cafe restaurant is open daily 10am to 5pm (4.30pm in January & February), we are closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Years Day. Most shops open Tuesday to Sunday, please see each individual shop page for up-to-date opening times as these may vary from the main centre hours, and to see their contact details.

There is ample free parking, no entrance fee, except for some special events. The Centre is signposted from the A5 between Towcester & Weedon, 10 minutes from junction 16 of the M1.

We regret that due to the close proximity of farm animals, dogs are only allowed in the Centre if kept on a lead and must be under the supervision of the owner at all times. Fresh drinking water is available from the Barn restaurant in the main courtyard.

There is disabled parking and level access to most areas of the Centre.

The Centre is ideally located for exploring the local countryside and canalside walks, the restaurant being ably stocked to revive even the most hardy of walkers. There are also country houses, museums and interesting local towns and villages within a short drive of the Centre.