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Jon at 07775647239
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Near Payhembury, Devon

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Environmental Statement

Our farm and our holiday barns are intended to be as green as our fields! We are trying to maintain a balance between the environment and community in which we live and providing guests with high-quality self-catering holidays.

 

Some key areas that we have invested in to minimise our environmental footprint:

 

  • Non-chemical biotreatment plant which discharges clean water.

  • The farmhouse has a Biomass Wood Pellet boiler for all heating and hot water, using local woodchip.

  • The farm water supply is a spring fed Rain Water Harvesting System.

  • Insulation and double glazing to higher than building regulation standards.

  • Low energy light bulbs.

  • No chemicals on site, all cleaning is done with eco-cleaners and miracle cloths.

  • Used recycled and local materials in the restoration of the buildings, local stone and timber, recycled bricks and oak from the original barns. Green Oak from Tuck Mill Copse.

  • Local labour used for the build and the ongoing maintenance.

  • Efficient recycling scheme with dedicated recycling area.

  • All food waste, including cooked waste, can be recycled.

 

 We can work together to make less impact on our surroundings. We ask our guests to do the following:

 

  • Use the recycling facilities, Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.

  • Don’t turn up the heating and open windows, this is really wasteful.

  • Follow the instructions regarding the bio plant, chemicals kill the natural cleaning cycle.

  • Buy products with less packaging.

  • Leave no litter and respect the Country Code.

  • Buy local food and services whilst you are here to help the local community that you came to visit.

  • Bring your bikes, we have stables for storage.

  • Take only photographs, leave only footprints.

 

What do we do?

  • We develop our business in as sustainable manner as possible.

  • Our land is in the Entry Level Stewardship Scheme.

  • Our farm is a member of the Tale Valley Trust.

  • We buy local food and produce whenever we can.

  • We recycle our rubbish.

  • We keep the heat down in the farmhouse.

  • We use logs from fallen trees on our land.

  • We monitor and manage our energy use.