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At Southleigh Holidays we are committed to working in a sustainable way and in continuously improving our performance and minimising our environmental impact.

We comply with the requirements of all environmental legislation

  • Conserve energy – reduce energy by switching off lights and closing windows if the heating is on.  We only heat above 13 degrees celcius when Acorn Cottage is occupied; we use low-energy LED bulbs where appropriate (in over 95% of all of our fittings).  We generate electricity by a photovoltaic array on our barn and currently, we are investigating how to make Acorn Cottage more thermally efficient to significantly reduce environmental emissions and reduce our reliance on oil.

  • We shop locally – wherever we can so that we are contributing to the local economy.  We are fortunate to have some fantastic local food and drink producers and suppliers in the local area. Feel free to ask us about them and some are listed on the Local amenities page.

  • We always combine journeys to reduce the use of our cars.

  • Reduce, reuse, recycle – we reduce wastage to a minimum and recycle to the maximum.  We will gladly accept all your recyclable waste and we compost all kitchen and garden waste including paper hand towels.

  • We keep single-use plastics to a minimum and do not provide single-use toiletries to reduce our consumption of plastic.  We provide our toiletries in refillable dispensers.

  • If staying for a longer period, we change sheets & towels on a weekly basis to reduce energy and detergent consumption.

  • Use water wisely - please help by turning off the tap when brushing your teeth, and not overfilling the kettle.

  • Our machines are AAA rated to reduce water consumption and we use non-phosphate laundry detergent from Ecover.

  • We line dry all our laundry, except towels and our efficient washing machine reduces our energy consumption, all appliances in Acorn Cottage are energy efficient.

  • Treat sewage without chemicals; we have our own Bio-system which discharges clean water into the environment. 

We want to create a memorable experience for Southleigh Holidays guests with sustainability at its heart so you know you are treading lightly. 

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