Green Things in The Barn

We take our green credentials seriously, but mainly so that you don't have to - we want you to have the best time you can, whilst leaving the smallest footprint!  We have installed 24 new solar pv panels with batteries, an electric vehicle charging point and have two new electric bikes for you to borrow.  In addition to this, the water for your woodland shower (as well as the indoor showers and bath!)  is heated piping hot by a wood pellet boiler and solar thermal tubes.  Other easy green things include feeding all our tiger worms on your old veg peelings and food scraps, which means we get great compost to help our pumpkins grow huge!  Seasoning logs supplied by local tree surgeons for you to burn on the campfire is a way of keeping things as local as possible and transport to a minimum and likewise having a range of salad leaves and herbs for you to pick during your stay.  We manage the meadow without use of fertizilers or pesticides and we are now reaping the rewards, with snakes head fritillaries as well as our first bee orchid and the hedgehogs and owls like it too!  We love to see people park up the car and take the bikes out on the quiet country lanes and explore the best of what Suffolk has to offer - it's one of our favourite ways of seeing the county and we're always happy to recommend routes.

We were delighted to be awarded the Carbon Charter Gold Certificate in 2014 and in 2015 to win the Suffolk Greenest County Sustainable Tourism award (not least because we loved meeting Chris Packham!).  Thank you for helping us on this journey!

With thanks to East Suffolk District Council's Plan for the Future fund for supporting our solar panels, EV charging point and electric bikes!