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Commitment to Sustainability

We are committed to working in a sustainable way and take care to reduce, re-use and recycle. The company has, and continues to develop, a simple set of operational standards.

Lighting
• All lights are switched off when not in use.
• Outdoor lighting is on a timer.
• Low energy light bulbs are in use.
• Lighting is switched off at night time except for emergency lighting. A number of lamps are left on overnight for safety purposes.

Kitchen Equipment
• Fans are always turned off when not in use.
• Fans are turned down during quieter periods.

Log Fires
• Logs are sourced locally.
• Fires are only lit during cooler days.
• Guests are asked to not put anything on the fires.

Insulation
• The majority of our loft areas are insulated.

Suppliers
• Local attraction leaflets are displayed for guests.
• Newspapers are collected daily from the local newsagents.
• In-house floral displays are from a local florist - Riche de Fleurs, Oxfordshire (22 miles).
• Floral arrangements for guests are from the local florist Allium, Moreton-in-Marsh.
• Gardens plants and flowers from Pennylands Nurseries, Broadway (10 miles).
• Cask ales from Hook Norton Brewery, Oxfordshire (13 miles).
• Stowford Press Cider, Herefordshire (47 miles).
• Bottled Blenheim Water in all bedrooms (20 miles).
• Vegetables mostly from Worcestershire including the Vale of Evesham Asparagus when in season, as well as plums, apples, gooseberries and damsons (15 miles).
• Meats from Todenham Manor Farm, Moreton-in-Marsh (5 miles).
• Lighthorne Lamb from the neighbouring county Warwickshire (17 miles).
• Trout from Bibury Trout farm, Bibury (20 miles).
• Cheeses from Cerney Cheese (20 miles) and Simon Weaver Cotswold Organic Farmer (6.5 miles).
• Cotswold Coffee, Moreton-in-Marsh.
• A copy of Cotswold Life magazine is displayed in all of the bedrooms and lounge areas.
• Paintings displayed from Dartmoor artist Katharine Lightfoot.

Recycling
• Weekly collection for all cardboard and glass.
• Old newspapers are collected and used for lighting the fires.
• Leaves are collected from the garden and made into compost.
• Paper towels in the toilets are made from recyclable paper.
• Molton Brown soap and handwash in bathrooms and public toilets – bottles are refilled each time rather than replaced.
• Paper is reused whenever possible.
• Used cooking oil is collected and converted into bio-diesel and bio-fuel.
• Homemade mulberry jam from mulberry tree in the garden.

Other
• We ask guests are to conserve water by requesting bath towels are washed upon request.
• Guests are asked to turn TV’s off and not to be left on standby.

Supporting charities and the local community
• Competition prizes for local companies and charities.
• Discounted rates for local businesses needing accommodation.
• Support the local schools with sponsorship and donations to raffles.
• Incentive for all local B&B providers; 10% discount scheme.
• Public transport details presented and guests are encouraged to use.
• Members of the Cotswolds Green Scheme.

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