Sustainability on the farm
Sustainability is really important to us, and we are always working towards reducing our carbon footprint and protecting the wildlife that make the farm their home. The farm is managed using many of the principles of regenerative farming to build soil fertility and the amount of carbon and water that the soil stores. The sheep and cows are almost exclusively grass fed, and no pesticides or artificial fertilisers are used on the farm. We’ve planted hundreds of trees which have now (over 25 years later) matured to become beautiful woodland. As the trees have grown, management of them now necessitates thinning, in turn providing an ample supply of firewood. We have recently under-sown the pastures with wildflower seed, and are looking forward to seeing the results next summer. The water in the cottages comes from our own spring on the farm (regularly tested). We also take recycling seriously, and you will find instructions about this when you arrive.
Over the years we have introduced the following:
- Biomass boiler: all the heating (central heating and hot water) in the cottages is derived from renewable energy via a biomass boiler which uses wood pellets from sustainable woodland
- Solar panels: we have 30kW solar panels which generate electricity all year round
Electric vehicle charging is not yet available on the farm but it’s planned for late 2023, so please check in with us when you book if you need this.
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