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Eco-friendly

An environment worth conserving

We’re lucky enough to live in a gloriously unspoilt part of Cornwall and we want to keep it that way. We’re passionate about conserving the environment and, by staying here, you’ll be having an eco-friendly holiday without even realising it.

All the central heating, hot water and heating for our indoor pool is powered by a biomass boiler – using our own energy crop grown on the farm. More than 75% of our electricity is provided by two micro wind turbines and solar panels on the roof of our energy crop store. If, aesthetically, wind turbines aren’t your thing, don’t worry. There’s a woodland between them and your cottage that hides them from view.  However, if you love them there’s a waymarked footpath you can take that leads right up to them.

If you’re here out of season – and staying in one of the cottages with a wood burner – you’ll be using logs from trees planted on the farm. We’ve planted more than 14,000 so it’s going to take a long time for the logs to run out! We also encourage all our guests to recycle where possible – and provide recycling points for all those empty wine bottles.

Wherever possible we support local suppliers and chose organic. Much of the produce in our farm shop – from our apple juice to our sausages and organic ice cream – is locally grown or produced.  

Real Food Box, based at Trevilley Farm, Newquay, deliver to Tredethick on Fridays.  They specialise in fresh fruit and vegetables as well as delivering dairy, bakery items, meat and wholefoods.  Order online (www.realfoodbox.co.uk) or call them on 01637 873756.  Arriving later on Friday?  No worries, they’ll drop your box in your cottage and pop chilled products in the fridge. If you are ordering more than one week in advance of your arrival, please place your order and then email help@realfoodbox.co.uk with your order number and date of arrival.

You are welcome to charge your electric car from your cottage for a one-off weekly fee of £50.

Finally, we get great joy from our surroundings – the beautiful woodland, wild flowers, open meadows and wildlife-filled hedgerows. We hope you do too.