Making Your Holiday Greener

Green Holidays for us are not just the visible but doing the invisible that helps our guests to enjoy luxury whilst not costing the earth. 

Local Artisans Produce

Our Hampers contain all local produce celebrating the wonderful local producers we are so blessed to have around us. We produce our own handmade soaps using all natural ingredients and essential oils (which smell divine) . Buy from local independent businesses whilst you are with us – you are making a big difference to the local economy. We are surrounded by a wonderful range of local businesses that truly care about Dorset. Within 5 miles there are at least 5 award winning places to eat and drink and Beaminster has some wonderful independent shops. We will send you a link to our virtual Visitor’s Guide – make use of it and you will find some real local gems that are worth visiting!

Craftmanship

We not only use local skilled crafts people, we also restore vintage furniture for our accomodation to give each shepherd’s hut a unique feel. The staddle stones under the Novelist were made by a local stone mason just 10 miles away, and our Blackdown shepherd’s huts were made within 30 miles.

Giving Back

We have been using Who Gives a Crap toilet paper for several years for both our home and the glamping accommodation. We reinvest both in charities we support and in adding trees to the Forest Garden every year. If you wish to make your trip that bit greener you can buy an extra of a tree which will be planted in the forest garden.

Cleaning

Environmentally friendly cleaning products like Ecover are provided for your use and are used during change over. Laundry is done by us in a modern A+++ rated machine and using Eco laundry detergent sheets. This is a wonderful product that is zero plastic and reduces transport cost by eliminating water in transit.

Every Little Helps

Please help us by sorting your waste into the containers provided as you go. This ensures that the maximum amount of your waste gets recycled. Please avoid use of single use plastics. All our hampers we supply will be using recycled packaging. Think about the wood you are burning. Wood is a carbon store; we supply you with local kiln-dried wood grown in the west country and responsibly managed, but please think of the environment when using this resource. It does have a carbon footprint. Buy from local independent businesses whilst you are with us – you are making a big difference to the local economy. We are surrounded by a wonderful range of local businesses that truly care about Dorset. Within 5 miles there are at least 5 award winning places to eat and drink and Beaminster has some wonderful independent shops. We will send you a link to our virtual Visitor’s Guide – make use of it and you will find some real local gems that are worth visiting! Finally… Leave your accommodation tidy! We have wonderful staff working to make your stay comfortable – please help them!

Low Carbon Fun

We have a network of bridleways and footpaths starting from our gate. Take the opportunity to explore on foot. With our rolling hills you can have some amazing vistas that cannot be seen except on foot or visit the Donkey Santuary within walking distance. We highly recommend the Hardy’s Way which starts at the bottom of our track and within a short walk you can see all the way to the Jurassic Coast. You can also reach Beaminster via this walk and some good pubs. Enjoy yourselves doing carbon neutral activities such as star gazing, wildlife watching and playing board games.